By Mark Weyermuller -
Despite heavy storms Saturday, the Republican Club of Evanston took over the front lawn of the Dawes House for a garden party. There was much excitement about Bruce Rauner and his chances to become the next governor of Illinois.
Evanston Republican Committeeman Blair Garber introduced several candidates, including Mike Webster who is challenging 80 year old Democrat incumbent Jesse White to become Illinois Secretary of State. Mike is an attorney and CPA, not a politician. This is one of the many reasons he would make a great Secretary of State.
Political newcomer Kathy Myalls spoke next. She plans to unseat Democrat Laura Fine in the 17th House District, encompassing Wilmette and Evanston. One of Myalls' themes is "Flip the State" by electing more GOP state legislators. Her campaign themes are simple:
Enact term limits. Reduce layers of government. End wasteful spending. Reduce taxes and Spend wisely.
A surprise guest arrived to fire up the crowd, newly elected Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider. He spoke of conservative policies with GOP candidates to turn the state around.
While Evanston is considered one of the most liberal cities in America, Republicans are polling well here. People seem disillusioned with current Democratic policies of spending, taxing, and borrowing, especially with the pension mess. The Republican Club of Evanston is expecting to do well in the November 2014 election.
Mike Webster, Kathy Myalls and Weyermuller - Photos by Mark Weyermuller
SIDE NOTE: Schneider will speaking at the heavily Democrat venue City Club of Chicago lunch September 30, 2014. It's a $40 dollar lunch and is open to the public.
Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Oberweis will be speaking at the City Club later in the week on October 7, 2014. More info go to this link: http://www.cityclub-chicago.org/events