CYR EXECUTIVE BOARD

Jesus Solorio – President

Jesus Solorio currently works as Senior Outreach Director with the Illinois Republican Party where he is leading initiatives to increase Republican participation in Chicago and Cook County. In addition to serving as Treasurer on the CYR board, he serves as chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Illinois.

Jesus first entered politics in 2014 where he served as Deputy Director for Latino Outreach for then-candidate Bruce Rauner; in 2016, he served as Coalitions Director for Senator Mark Kirk’s reelection campaign; and as Campaign Manager for state representative candidate Jillian Rose Bernas.

Jesus has worked in advancing policy and legislative initiatives in education, workforce development, and immigration.

He resides in Pilsen and is a life-long Chicago resident.

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Jesus Solorio – President

Jesus Solorio currently works as Senior Outreach Director with the Illinois Republican Party where he is leading initiatives to increase Republican participation in Chicago and Cook County. In addition to serving as Treasurer on the CYR board, he serves as chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Illinois.

Jesus first entered politics in 2014 where he served as Deputy Director for Latino Outreach for then-candidate Bruce Rauner; in 2016, he served as Coalitions Director for Senator Mark Kirk’s reelection campaign; and as Campaign Manager for state representative candidate Jillian Rose Bernas.

Jesus has worked in advancing policy and legislative initiatives in education, workforce development, and immigration.

He resides in Pilsen and is a life-long Chicago resident.

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Sandy Travis – Vice President

Sandy Travis has spent nearly a decade in the wealth management business working with people as a trusted advisor to help them plan out the lives and retirements that they dream of and leave a lasting legacy. He was born and raised in Hinsdale, IL and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2009 with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communications and a minor in History.

Sandy joined the Chicago Young Republicans around 2013 when he was surprised to learn that there was such a group in the city. He knew immediately that he had to be a part of and has been coming ever since. Socializing and connecting with like-minded individuals is his favorite part of being associated with the CYRs. He believes that by strengthening our community locally, conservatives will be able to have their voices heard across the city and state.

He is a strong believer in the healing power of free markets and civil liberties. When not working or volunteering, you might catch Sandy biking around the city, kayaking, catching the latest podcast, and looking for the next best rooftop spot in Chicago.

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Sandy Travis – Vice President

Sandy Travis has spent nearly a decade in the wealth management business working with people as a trusted advisor to help them plan out the lives and retirements that they dream of and leave a lasting legacy. He was born and raised in Hinsdale, IL and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2009 with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communications and a minor in History.

Sandy joined the Chicago Young Republicans around 2013 when he was surprised to learn that there was such a group in the city. He knew immediately that he had to be a part of and has been coming ever since. Socializing and connecting with like-minded individuals is his favorite part of being associated with the CYRs. He believes that by strengthening our community locally, conservatives will be able to have their voices heard across the city and state.

He is a strong believer in the healing power of free markets and civil liberties. When not working or volunteering, you might catch Sandy biking around the city, kayaking, catching the latest podcast, and looking for the next best rooftop spot in Chicago.

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Evan Kasal – Treasurer

Evan is born and raised in the City of Chicago. Evan grew up in the Old Town area and has been involved in conservative politics since college. He holds a degree in Astronomy and Physics(Astrophysics) from the University of Michigan and is a hardcore Wolverine football fan. (Go Blue!) Evan is currently a technology salesmen and lives in Loop. He enjoys city living and wants to help promote conservative politics and make Chicago more conservative.

As a life long republican, Evan believes in fiscal responsibility, conservative values and individual freedoms. Also as state leader of #Walkaway for Illinois he is a big proponent of reaching out to new supporters of all demographics. He strives to build a community for new conservatives, republicans and independents as apart of his leadership. He believes the way for conservatives/republicans to regain power in Illinois start with building a strong community here in Chicago and all across Illinois. He looks forward to meeting new people as treasurer and loves talking about sports, politics, business and travel.

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Evan Kasal – Treasurer

Evan is born and raised in the City of Chicago. Evan grew up in the Old Town area and has been involved in conservative politics since college. He holds a degree in Astronomy and Physics(Astrophysics) from the University of Michigan and is a hardcore Wolverine football fan. (Go Blue!) Evan is currently a technology salesmen and lives in Loop. He enjoys city living and wants to help promote conservative politics and make Chicago more conservative.

As a life long republican, Evan believes in fiscal responsibility, conservative values and individual freedoms. Also as state leader of #Walkaway for Illinois he is a big proponent of reaching out to new supporters of all demographics. He strives to build a community for new conservatives, republicans and independents as apart of his leadership. He believes the way for conservatives/republicans to regain power in Illinois start with building a strong community here in Chicago and all across Illinois. He looks forward to meeting new people as treasurer and loves talking about sports, politics, business and travel.

Contact Evan