MLK Republicans congratulates Don Tracy on election to IL GOP Chairmanship
CHICAGO, IL On Friday, February 19, 2021, founder and president Jimmy Lee Tillman, II sent congratulations on behalf of the Martin Luther King Republicans to Don Tracy, the newly elected Illinois Republican Chairman. The organization joins Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, Rep. Rodney Davis, and Rep. Darrin LaHood in supporting Tracy after a longtime relationship starting in the 2010 campaign. Illinois Republican Party's new leadership is signaling its commitment to broadening its base with outreach to Cook County and the Black community.
MLK Republicans congratulates Don Tracy on election to IL GOP Chairmanship Donald Tracy is a senior counsel with Brown Hay & Stephens and a family businessman that will fill the remaining two years of Tim Schneider's four-year term. Tracy becomes the first chairman from downstate with solid political connections in Cook County and the Black community. "Don has an unique insight and vision", remarked Tillman. "He understands that the Illinois Republican Party must make in-roads to the Black community, something his predecessors did not. I trust his commitment to broadening the GOP base. Cook County voters are tired of the One Party rule and will welcome some good ole fashion competition." The Illinois Republican Central Committee, which consists of 18 members representing each of the state's congressional districts. Its "weighted" vote came after discussion and interviews with the three candidates. "It was obvious that among the candidates, Tracy was the strongest with the testicular fortitude to support the America First policies of President Donald J Trump," continued Tillman. "He will know how to work with those Never-Trumpers, while remaining dedicated to the majority of the Illinois Republican electorate that overwhelmingly voted for Trump. The Black voter in Illinois is not monolithic and would elect a Republican if the proper mechanisms were in place to communicate issues and introduce candidates. Many already hold the Conservative views of faith, family, and freedom." "We do have a lot of work to do, there's no doubt about that," admitted Tracy, "I'm appreciative of the committee for their confidence in me and I will not let them down and I look forward to making Illinois a two-party state again."