Chicago Young Republicans Weigh In
Chicago Republican Party Announces 2012 Leadership Team, Calls First Meeting
Chicago Republican Party Chairman Adam Robinson announced the Party’s leadership team for the 2012-16 term, and announced that the first regular meeting of the Chicago Republican Party will take place on May 24th, 2012.
“It’s with great excitement that I present to you the new leaders of our Chicago Republican Party,” said Robinson. “Nearly 40% of our Committeemen are serving our party as elected Committeemen for the very first time, and it’s my intension to tap into this emerging talent within our party to create immediate impact and momentum as we launch our four year plan. With our new Committeemen and the mentoring and experience of those Committeemen who have served the Party for multiple terms, I could not be more excited about the skills and experience that we’re fielding – there has never been a better time to be a Republican in the City of Chicago.”
Hon. Chris Cleveland, 43rd Ward Committeeman, has been named Vice Chairman of the Chicago Republican Party. In his role as Vice Chairman, Cleveland will partner with Chairman Robinson to implement the party’s strategy and to ensure execution of day-to-day operations. Additionally, Cleveland has been named Chairman of the Publicity Committee and will serve the Chicago Republican Party as Spokesman and Communications Director.
Hon. Percy Coleman, 34th Ward Committeeman, has been named Deputy Chairman of the Chicago Republican Party, a role he held under the previous administration. In his role as Deputy Chairman, Coleman will continue to manage minority outreach for the Chicago Republican Party, and will coordinate events with affiliated organizations that serve minority communities in Chicago. He will also serve as a member of the Field Operations Committee.
Hon. William Delay, 18th Ward Committeeman, has been named Deputy Chairman of the Chicago Republican Party. In his role as Deputy Chairman, Delay will lead the Chicago Republican Party’s minority candidate recruitment, judge of election recruitment, and minority voter registration programs. He will also serve as a member of the Field Operations Committee.
Hon. Jason Cordova, 45th Ward Committeeman, has been named Deputy Chairman of the Chicago Republican Party and Chairman of the Field Operations Committee. In these roles, Cordova will lead all field operations for the Chicago Republican Party, including candidate recruitment, candidate slating, and campaign coordination.
In addition to the selection of these Committeemen to leadership positions, Chairman Robinson announced the interim appointment of several additional committee Chairmen:
Hon. Suzanne Devanne, 49th Ward Committeeman, has been named Chairman of the Intra-Party Coordination Committee. In this role, Devanne will ensure seamless event, activity, and message coordination with outside organizations whose mission, message, and activities align with those of the Chicago Republican Party.
Hon. David Ratowitz, 47th Ward Committeeman, has been named Chairman of the Voter Registration Committee. In this role, Ratowitz will lead the Chicago Republican Party’s voter registration efforts, and has a mandate to substantially increase the number of voters registered in the City of Chicago over the next 48 months.
Hon. Scott Davis, 43rd Ward Committeeman, has been named Chairman of the Election Day/Ballot Security Committee. The sum total of all Party efforts is to deliver votes, and Davis will be charged with ensuring that the Chicago Republican Party has a robust “get out the vote” and volunteer recruitment effort, specifically focused on the 72 hour period leading up to election day. Davis will also coordinate with the Cook County and Illinois Republican Party to implement vote fraud prevention measures.
In addition to naming the leadership team, Chairman Robinson announced that the first regular meeting of the Chicago Republican Party will take place on May 24th, 2012 at the Parthenon Restaurant, located at 314 S. Halsted Street, Chicago. All standing committee Chairman appointments are made on an interim basis, with official appointment subject to the advice and consent of the Chicago Republican Party’s Governing Board.