Lake County Republican Federation Pleased with Success of 52nd Annual Spring Gala
Libertyville, IL – The Lake County Republican Federation welcomed over 300 guests to the Marriott Lincolnshire on Friday, April 11th, for their 52nd Annual Spring Gala, featuring keynote speaker Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI).
“We greatly enjoyed having Senator Johnson speak at this year’s Spring Gala,” Said Lake County Federation President Larry Falbe. “His experiences as a parent, a business owner, and a legislator emphasized the importance of limited government and economic freedom.”
Many candidates on the 2014 Republican ticket were in attendance, as well as County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor and retiring elected officials State Representative JoAnn Osmond, County Clerk Willard Helander, and County Treasurer Bob Skidmore.
Prior to the seated dinner, Governor Candidate Bruce Rauner spoke to the assembled crowd.
Federation President Larry Falbe emceed the program, which included speeches from US Senator Candidate Jim Oberweis and former Congressman Robert Dold, who is a candidate in the 10th Congressional District. Senator Mark Kirk introduced Senator Johnson, who discussed how his daughter’s heart condition influenced him to run in 2010, the importance of keeping government local, and his experiences at a naturalization ceremony and visiting amputees at Walter Reed Medical Center.
At the end of the evening, Grant Township Chair and longtime volunteer Nancy Kubalanza was awarded the Robert J. “Bob” Milton award, named after the Lake County Republican Central Committee Chairman who founded the Lake County Republican Federation with Ambassador Robert Stuart.
The goal of the event is to raise the funds necessary for a successful 2014 election campaign. Proceeds will be used towards grassroots organizing efforts, upgrading technology, maintaining Lake County Republican Headquarters, and providing staff support for the Lake County GOP. Senator Johnson appeared as a special guest and did not ask for funds or donations.
The Lake County Republican Federation has provided service to Republicans for over fifty years. To learn more about how you can contribute with your time, talent, or treasures, visit www.lcgop.org or call Erin Westphal at (847) 680-6680.
[Press release 4-17-14]