On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Midlane Country Club in Wadsworth, Illinois, the Lake County Republican Party held its County Convention. By a unified and unanimous vote, the delegation elected their new Chairman, Mark Shaw.
Mark takes over the reins of the Lake County Republican Central Committee eagerly and enthusiastically looking forward to the future. He acknowledges Lake County is a diverse County and he will need the help of all Republicans working together on the issues uniting them. With the General Election cycle fast approaching in November, the new chairman is ready to get to work.
Chairman Shaw brings with him a wealth of experience serving over 22 years as a Precinct Committeeman, eight years as the Chairman of West Deerfield Township and four years as the State Central Committeeman of the 10th Congressional District. In addition to his political experience, Mark has been a businessman in Lake County for over 20 years, is an attorney and a pharmacist. His diverse background will give him a unique perspective to tackle this new role.
Other notable news from the convention was the naming of the honoree of the Raymond G. Card Lifetime Dedication Award. The recipient of this award was Robert Byrne of Waukegan. Mr. Byrne is a long-time resident of Waukegan serving the community through numerous organizations.
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