HIGHLAND PARK– Monday, Lake County Circuit Court Clerk and Republican Committeeman for Precinct 205 Keith Brin announced he's vying to oust Bob Cook as chairman of the Lake County Republican Party in next month's election.
“The Republican Party needs new leadership in our county,” said Brin. “Lake County used to be Republican red, yet the county has been growing bluer every year as Democrats have won elections in areas that used to be reliably Republican. We need new energy and fresh ideas at the top to support the hard-working Republican precinct committeemen and township chairmen throughout the County who currently receive little to no support from their county chairman and organization.”
Brin says he believes it is the County Chairman's job to support the platform, in its entirety, as enacted by all Republicans at the State Convention.
Brin has already received support in his bid for Chairman with endorsements from State Representative and Former Lake County Republican Party Chairman JoAnn Osmond, Lake Villa Township Supervisor and Former Lake County Republican Party Chairman Dan Venturi, Lake County Treasurer Bob Skidmore, Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor, State Representative Ed Sullivan, and Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
The current chairman led an effort to oust Sullivan in last week's GOP primary when he supported Bob Bednar, building up to a challenge for Cook's spot. The election will be determined by county precinct and township chairmen by April 16.