SPRINGFIELD – This morning, the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee voted unanimously to elect Tim Schneider to a four-year term as Chairman. Schneider succeeds Jack Dorgan, who was named Co-Chair of Bruce Rauner’s Finance Committee earlier this week.
“Under Pat Quinn and the Democrats, Illinois is a corrupt, one-party state in desperate need of a change,” said Schneider. “We are going to work tirelessly between now and November to elect Republicans up and down the ticket to fix this mess, and fight for Republican values of smaller government, lower taxes, and less spending.”
Schneider promised to continue to expand the Republican Party in Illinois, both before and after Election Day, and to expose the Democrats’ waste and corruption at all levels, just as he has done in his role as a County Commissioner.
“I have been proud to lead our party for the last year, and I believe Tim Schneider is going to do an excellent job as Chairman,” said Jack Dorgan, State Central Committeeman from the 5th Congressional District. “He is a forceful voice for change and accountability, at a time when we desperately need it in Illinois.”
“I’m excited to have Jack on my team as Co-Chair, and Tim as the Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party,” said Bruce Rauner, Republican candidate for Governor. “We all have a big job ahead of us, as we fight to shake up Springfield and bring back Illinois.”
“Sadly, businesses and families are leaving our state, and our budget and our reputation are in the gutter,” Schneider said. “This is the moment that Illinois needs a change, and the Republicans are the ones who will deliver it.”