Share the article: Republican County Chairs Elect Laura Pollastrini to Fill 14th District Vacancy on the Illinois Republican State Central Committee

On Saturday, Laura Pollastrini of Kane County was elected to represent the 14th Congressional District on the Illinois Republican State Central Committee. The Committee is the governing body of the Illinois Republican Party and is comprised of members elected from each of Illinois’ 18 Congressional Districts.

Laura’s election followed a vacancy on the Committee after the passing of former State Central Committeeman Stan Bond. Laura previously served as Stan’s Deputy State Central Committeewoman.

Laura was elected by a weighted vote of the Republican county chairmen who represent the 14th Congressional District, which includes DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties. The weighted vote is determined by the number of Republican primary voters who cast a ballot in each county during the previous Republican Primary Election.

Applications to the position were made open to the public after Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider declared the position vacant last month. The Republican county chairmen in the district convened a meeting on Saturday and heard testimony from each of the four applicants to the position, followed by a question and answer session. After deliberation, the county chairmen elected Laura Pollastrini to the Illinois Republican State Central Committee.

“I’d like to thank the seven Republican county chairmen of the 14th Congressional District for their support and trust in me to represent the Republicans of our District on the State Central Committee,” said Laura Pollastrini. “I had an excellent mentor in Stan Bond, whose untimely death created this vacancy I have been appointed to fill. I have one primary goal, and that is to do everything within my power to continue to rebuild and strengthen the Illinois Republican Party. Illinois is a big state. We must focus on what unites us and move forward to ensure the re-election of President Trump, and the selection of strong and diverse Republican candidates to represent our Party in the 2020 Election. I look forward to working with the Republicans of the 14th District to ensure that our voices are heard by the State Party.”

“The Republican county chairmen of the 14th Congressional District ran a smooth and transparent process to fill the vacancy on the Illinois Republican State Central Committee. The chairmen acted deliberately and professionally so as to maintain their district’s representation in the Illinois Republican Party,” said Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider. “Laura Pollastrini is no stranger to the Committee, and we are excited to have her in this new role. Laura, myself, and all Illinois Republicans are ready to grow the Party across our state and elect Republicans up and down the ticket in 2020.”


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