• Levine Takes NTRO Helm

    WINNETKA, Illinois — Wilmette entrepreneur Marc Levine was named the new chairman of the New Trier Republican Organization following Winnetka attorney Bill Cadigan’s resignation as Committeeman Sunday.

    NTRO membership affirmed Levine as chairman at Sunday evening’s Wine and Cheese Party. By affirming him as chairman, they also voiced their strong preference that Levine is Cook County Chairman Aaron Del Mar’s choice to serve as Committeeman for the remainder of Cadigan’s four-year term, which expires in March 2018.

    Cadigan, who has been Committeeman since taking over for the retiring Tolbert Chisum in the Fall of 2011, was appointed to the Illinois State Board of Elections by Gov. Bruce Rauner. The Illinois State Senate confirmed his appointment, which begins July 1. By law, Cadigan cannot serve in party leadership during his four-year tenure on the Board of Elections.

    As Chairman of NTRO, Levine takes over an organization that counts Gov. Bruce Rauner, Sen. Mark Kirk, U.S. Rep. Robert Dold, and RNC Committeeman Richard Porter among its membership. NTRO recruits local candidates, educates voters throughout the township on pertinent issues, and promotes good government and independent, thoughtful leadership. When Levine is named Committeeman, he will have some statutory duties, including overseeing election judges.

    “I am proud of the role NTRO played in electing Gov. Rauner and sending Bob Dold back to Congress,” Cadigan said. “I think the organization is well-positioned to help Senator Kirk in his re-election fight while also boosting Congressman Dold, our Presidential nominee, and other local candidates who will have a strong case for election.”

    Levine, 51, has a 30-year career in investment banking, asset management and venture capital. He has been a fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute, becoming one of the leading experts on the state’s unfunded liability crisis. Gov. Rauner appointed Levine to the State Board of Investment in January.

    “NTRO is a leading light in the Republican Party, both statewide as well as nationally, and it is an honor to serve in leadership,” Levine said. “Bill Cadigan has done such a great job building NTRO and has also been a great friend. Job one will be to ensure Mark Kirk is re-elected to the United States Senate where he has been a heroic leader and voice of reason. We also will continue our strong support of Gov. Rauner in his efforts to change Illinois state government.”

  • A Message From Committeeman Bill Cadigan

    NTRO Members and Friends:

    I want to inform you that I have been appointed by Governor Rauner and confirmed by the Illinois State Senate to serve as a member of the Illinois State Board of Elections beginning July 1, 2015. Under state law, I cannot simultaneously serve on the State Board of Elections and as a Township Committeeman.

    I have submitted my resignation and it will take effect this Sunday, June 14 upon the conclusion of our Annual Wine & Cheese Party.

    I also wanted to let you know that I have asked Marc Levine of Wilmette to take over as the leader of the New Trier Republican Organization. Marc is well known and highly regarded in local, state and national Republican circles. He has been very active in NTRO during my tenure as Committeeman and I am confident he will continue to build on the success we had as an organization in the 2014 election cycle. Governor Rauner, Senator Kirk, and Congressman Dold are also very supportive of Marc taking over the leadership of NTRO.

    If you have not already done so, please take a moment and click here to RSVP to the Wine and Cheese Party this Sunday. It will give me an opportunity to personally thank you for your friendship and support during my time as Committeeman. It will also give you the chance to spend some time with Marc Levine as he assumes his new responsibilities. We have a great program lined up: State Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton will update you on the happenings in the General Assembly as the Democrats continue to try their old, tired political tricks instead of working across the aisle and with Gov. Rauner to create a workable, balanced budget. John Tillman will also be there. A leading expert on the state’s pension crisis, John also has championed policies to promote economic growth.

    I look forward to seeing you Sunday.

    Warm regards,

    WJC SIG

  • Wine and Cheese Party to Feature Ives and Tillman

    Two of the state’s leading experts on restoring Illinois’ fiscal health will headline NTRO’s Wine and Cheese Party from 4-6 p.m. June 14 at Indian Hill Park in Winnetka.tickets-icon

    State Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton and good government advocate John Tillman have been on the front lines on pushing for sensible pension reform, for restoring Illinois’ economic climate and for calling out government waste. Ives, a West Point graduate, has been in the General Assembly since January 2013.

    Tillman, the executive director of the Illinois Policy Institute, is one of the experts on the enormity of the fiscal situation Illinois faces and has been out front with proposed solutions that state leaders have explored.

    Other Republican officeholders will be in attendance as will a veritable who’s who of NTRO membership.

    Tickets are $15 for NTRO members and $25 for non-members in advance. At the door, tickets wiill be $20 for membeers and $30 for non-members. Buy your tickets here. Have you not paid your member dues, but want to take advantage of member rates? Click here to stay current with NTRO.

  • Munger, Porter to speak at Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

    Please join the New Trier Republican Organization

     for the

     St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

      Featuring

     Illinois State Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger

     Republican National Committeeman Richard Porter

    Saturday, March 7, 2015

     Reception 5:30

     Dinner and Program 6:15

     Winnetka Community House

     620 Lincoln Ave.

     RSVP HERE by February 28.

     Join us on March 7 at the Winnetka Community House for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. This year our distinguished speakers are Leslie Geissler Munger and Richard Porter.

    Governor Rauner’s first formal action was to appoint Leslie Geissler Munger State Comptroller to fill the term of Judy Baar Topinka, who sadly passed away this past December. Comptroller Munger is a former brand management business executive with Unilever HPC/Helene Curtis where she led the $800 million U.S. Hair Care business and Procter & Gamble by managing large budgets, solving difficult business problems, and delivering results.  Early in her career, Munger was in charge of recruiting at McKinsey and Company, Inc.

    Republican National Committeeman Richard Porter was selected by Illinois’ State Central Committeeman to fill the vacancy of Richard Williamson, who died in December 2013. Committeeman Porter, a Winnetka resident, is a partner at Kirkland Ellis and served as an aide to President George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle.

    This event will sell out. Please reserve your spot by February 28, by clicking here.

  • Dold sworn in with 114th Congress

    WASHINGTON — NTRO member Robert J. Dold of Kenilworth was sworn in as Illinois’ 10th District Representative along with the rest of the 114th Congress.

    Congressman Dold, who earned a reputation in his one term from 2011-2013 as a thoughtful, independent Republican who would engage Democrats while promoting the Republican agenda, was greeted by an Illinois delegation that includes Sen. Mark Kirk, a longtime friend of NTRO. Reps. Randy Hultgren, Mike Bost, Rodney Davis, Adam Kinzinger, John Shimkus, Aaron Schock and Peter Roskam complete the list of Republicans representing Illinois.