CHICAGO – The Illinois Republican Party is struggling to find its way after more devastating defeats in the November 2020 election – including losing another Illinois Senate seat – driving it to its lowest number ever, 18 GOP state senators. In light of the continuing failure and reported pressure from the party's rank and file, IL GOP Chairman Tim Schneider resigned from his post – with no effective date.
The day he resigned, Schneider appointed four State Central Committee members to serve on a committee whose purpose would be to recommend a process for choosing a successor. This past Saturday, the State Central Committee unanimously approved the select committee’s recommendations on an open process and timeline for the selection of a new Chairman.
In a statement released by the IL GOP Monday, the following details were offered:
- Applications must be submitted by January 21, 2021, no later than 5 PM CST to ILGOP Executive Director Derek Murphy via email at [email protected].
- The State Central Committee will meet January 23, 2021, to vet the candidates and select the finalists for interview.
- The State Central Committee will meet on January 30, 2021, to interview finalists and take a final vote on the selection of a new ILGOP Chairman.
- The Chairman selected by the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee in 2021 will serve the remainder of the four-year 2018-2022 term pursuant to the conditions and requirements of the Illinois Republican Party bylaws.
To read more about qualifications and to view/print the application, please CLICK HERE.
“In stark contrast to the Democratic Party of Illinois, the ILGOP is a grassroots-led party that functions with transparency and in service to all Republicans fighting to save Illinois. While the most corrupt politician in America, Mike Madigan, continues his white-knuckled control of the Democrat apparatus, Illinois Republicans are proud to have a process for the selection of a new leader open to all freedom-loving Illinoisans who believe they can continue growing our party," ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider said in the statement.