SPRINGFIELD - Republican delegates from throughout Illinois will be heading to Tampa Florida this weekend to attend the Republican National Convention. Picked by voters pulling Republican ballots in the March primary, delegates for GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will represent Illinois.
While Romney delegates swept fiften of Illinois' congressional districts, Rick Santorum delegates won in 3 districts - the 12th, the 17th and, rather embarrassing for Illinois for Mitt Romney state chairman Dan Rutherford, a Santorum delegate won in his home 16th CD.
Of the top three delegate vote winners in the 16th, Foosland's Jan Peterson came in third, representing Santorum. The district's top delegate vote getter was IL Treasurer and assumed gubernatorial hopeful Dan Rutherford. Second was Roscoe's Timothy Koritz. The third Romney delegate on the ballot - Joshua Lanning from Pontiac - came in fourth.
In the 17th CD, Rick Santorum candidates swept the delegate race. Galva's Rich Nordstrom, Sterling's Kay Ferris and Osco's Jon Zahm - who also coordinated Santorum's scanty efforts in Illinois - won over Romney delegates.
In the 12th CD, the top three Republican delegate vote getters were Santorum supporters. Granite City's Michelle Sharp, Fairview Heights' Dalton Gray and Murphysboro's Sharee Langenstein won over Romney delegates.
Langenstein, a family attorney, was picked by Romney Campaign chairman Dan Rutherford to serve on the RNC platform committee. The committee finalized its platform draft Tuesday.
Delegates are listed by Congressional District and candidates:
1 CD - Romney - Shaun Murphy of Evergreen Park; Jeff Arseneau of Frankfort, Patrick Rea of Tinley Park
2 CD - Romney - Kurt Diekelman of Thornton; Majorie Milone of Bourbannais; Suz Newberg of Bourbannais
3 CD - Romney - Jan Brenson of LaGrange; Steven Daglas of Palos Hts; Liz Gorman of Orland Park
4 CD - Romney - Ellen McIntosh of Chicago; Kathleen Lydon of Chicago
5 CD - Romney - Patti Bellock of Hinsdale; Walter Dudycz of Chicago; Jack Dorgan of Rosemont
6 CD - Romney -Liz Martinez of Naperville; Kevin Richardson of Lake Barrington; Michael Menis of Inverness
7 CD - Romney - Angel Garcia of Chicago; Eloise Gerson of Chicago
8 CD - Romney - Franco Coledipietro of Bloomingdale; Dennis Reboletti of Elmhurst; Joseph Folis of Schaumburg
9 CD - Romney - Richard Porter of Winnetka; Daniel Peterson of Glenview; Katharine Dold White of Kenilworth
10 CD - Romney - Daniel Bryant of Lake Forest; Mark Peterson of Lincolnshire; Steve Kim of Northbrook
11 CD - Romney - Roger Claar of Bolingbrook; Jay Bergman of Joliet; Eduardo Fernandez of Woodridge
12 CD - Santorum - Michelle Sharp of Granite City; Dalton Gray of Fairview Heights; Sharee Langenstein of Murphysboro
13 CD - Romney - Bill Mitchell of Forsyth; James Gresham of Decatur; Jimmy John Liautand of Champaign
14 CD - Romney - Ethan Hastert of Elburn; William LeFew of Harvard; Gabriela Wyatt of Aurora
15 CD - Romney -John Hurst of Lerna; John Hagen of Mattoon; Loren Heal of Neoga; Corey Walters of Troy
16 CD - Romney - Dan Rutherford of Chenoa; Timothy Koritz of Roscoe; Santorum - Jan Peterson of Foosland
17 CD - Santorum - Rich Nordstrom of Galva; Kay Ferris of Sterling; Jon Zahm of Osco
18 CD - Romney - Rich Brauer of Petersburg; Jil Tracy of Quincy; Julie Dobski of Bloom