Thank you. To everyone that donated their time and resources to our candidates, put up yard signs, made phone calls, knocked on doors and did their part this election cycle, we cannot be more grateful. NTRO‘s Bruce Rauner, who walked from his home in Winnetka to Sacred Heart Parish Election Day morning to vote, is now Governor-elect Rauner. Bob Dold, will return to Capitol Hill in January. Tom Cross ultimately lost in one of the closest state-wide contests in history in his bid for treasurer, and Judy Baar Topinka scored re-election as Comptroller. Finally, Glenview’s James Pieczonka, a longtime friend of NTRO, won his hard-fought campaign for Cook County 12th Subcircuit Judge.
In the 17th State Rep District, Kathy Myalls ran a great campaign. Though she did not prevail in her race, Kathy has a very bright future in GOP politics and she deserves our gratitude for forcefully taking on Mike Madigan’s machine. In the 58thDistrict, Dr. Mark Neerhof also put together an impressisve campaign but came up a bit short.
Our work is not done, so now we begin to look to 2015. Can you take a moment now to take care of your 2015 membership dues?
In just a few short months, we’ll gather for our St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. We will host other events as the year goes on, including our Wine and Cheese Party and Fall Dinner. NTRO Members get reduced prices to attend these events, which have hosted the who’s who of Illinois politics the last few years. Three of Illinois’ biggest Republican stars are Bruce Rauner, Mark Kirk and Bob Dold, all NTRO members, and all fixtures at our events.
Most importantly, your support will ensure that we can build on the momentum the Republicans built this November statewide and nationally again in 2016 and beyond.
We appreciate your past support, and we look forward to delivering you the good news that comes in the months and years ahead as Illinois gets back on the right track.