OAK LAWN - Discontentment among Republican rank and file spread to Cook County this week when members of the Worth Township Regular Republican Organization voted unanimously to call for the resignation of State Party Chairman Pat Brady. Worth Township, one of the south suburbs largest and most active GOP organizations, joins numerous county organizations throughout the state that have passed similar resolutions criticizing the chairman's leadership.
"The passage of this resolution speaks to the current lack of faith in our party's leadersip held by many grassroots Republican volunteers and voters," WTRRO Committeeman Shaun Murphy said in a press statement. "The party needs leadership that will support outreach efforts and will focus on electing Republican officerholders committed to solving problems affecting all Illinois families, such as the fiscal disaster the state finds itself in."
The WTRRO's resolution lists three major complaints with Chairman Brady: 1. He interfered in local GOP primary contests, 2. He lobbied lawmakers in opposition to the IL GOP's party platform and 3. He has consistently resisted the grassroots effort for direct election of the State Central Committee.
The IL GOP State Central Committee has called for a meeting Saturday, March 9, to discuss whether Chairman Brady should be forced to step down. Brady has been quoted in the media as resisting the effort and has the support of GOP leaders such as US Senator Mark Kirk and US Congressman Aaron Schock.
The WTRRO resolution stated the following: