The Peoria County GOP will have former Congressman and retired Army Lt. Colonel Allen West at its annual Lincoln Day Dinner this year.
Congressman Aaron Schock, who helped West win in 2010, was instrumental in bringing him to Illinois. “Allen West is going to continue to be a principled opinion leader in our county whether that means as an elected official once again, or as a compelling national media star,” said Schock. “Allen West will always find ways to continue to serve his country.”
“Allen West is one of the most inspirational speakers in the nation about the American dream,” said Peoria County GOP chair Katherine Coyle. “He has a special way of rousing Republicans to action on behalf of the principles and values we share."
U.S. Senator Rand Paul will also be coming to Illinois for the 6th Annual Northwest Suburban GOP Lincoln Day dinner. The theme of the dinner is "Never, Ever Give Up!" honoring Senator Mark Kirk noted Ryan Higgins, Schaumburg Township Republican Committeeman. Dan Proft of WLS will be Master of Ceremonies at the event.