Primary Candidates Make Their Case

McLean County Republicans have released a statement on the upcoming Breakfast with the Candidates

Following on the heels of a successful May event the McLean County Republicans are hosting a 2nd Breakfast with the Candidates on Saturday, June 18 at 9:00am at the Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington.  It will be a great opportunity for voters to hear directly from the people asking for their vote. Candidates for Congress, State Offices, Judges and County offices will be present. At this point the featured speakers will be:

Esther Joy King- Candidate for U.S. Congressional District #17

Charlie Helmick- Candidate for U.S. Congressional District #17

Dan Brady- State House Representative 105th and Candidate for Secretary of State

Don Knapp- State Attorney and Candidate for 11th Judicial Court Judge

Amy McFarland- Associate Judge and Candidate for 11th Judicial Court Judge

Rebecca McNeil- Candidate and Incumbent County Treasurer

Matt Lane- Candidate for Mclean County Sheriff

Dan Caulkins- State House Representative 87th and Candidate for State House #88

Mary Burress- Candidate for State House #87

Scott Preston- Candidate for State House District #91

Kyle Ham- Candidate for State House #105

Mike Kirkton- Candidate for State House #105

Dennis Tipsword -Candidate for State House #105

Tom Bennet- State House Representative and Candidate for District #106

Jerry Klinkner- Candidate for County Board District 4

Sally Turner- State Senator and Candidate for District 46- represented by Jim Goldstein


In addition to learning more about those asking for your vote there will be door prizes and updates on events to come this summer.  It is a great opportunity to learn and to have an impact on the future of our county.  Tickets are $18 and available online at


Connie Beard, Chairman McLean County Republicans

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