DuPage GOP and Cook GOP appoint Mazzochi to State House


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:                  July 16, 2018
Contact:             630-472-9661, info@dupagegop.org; 312-342-6485, deemazzochi@hotmail.com

Mazzochi appointed to State House
DuPage GOP and Cook GOP pick Bellock successor

ELMHURST—The Republican 47th House District Selection Committee is pleased to announce today the appointment of College of DuPage (COD) Board of Trustees Chairman Deanne Mazzochi to the Office of State Representative for the 47th House District of Illinois.

“I am grateful for this appointment to serve the people of the 47th District,” said Mazzochi. “Our communities are accustomed to the excellent services that Representative Bellock provided, and we are committed to maintaining them. Residents already have reached out to me on issues ranging from O’Hare and Tollway expansion, redistricting, property taxes, budget, and social services. I’m excited to get started and direct my energy and experience learning and listening to find creative ways to help this district, and to advocate for good policy during the November legislative veto session.”

“Deanne Mazzochi is a fiscally-responsible reformer dedicated to taxpayers and we’re excited to send her to Springfield early,” said DuPage County GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski. “As COD Chairman, she helped turn around the scandal-plagued community college. Thanks in large part to her leadership, it is now back on track as one of the best educational resources for our area.”

Having run unopposed in the March 20th primary, Mazzochi is the Republican nominee for the 47th House District for the November 2018 general election. As the newly appointed state representative, she will have a leg up in seniority over the next freshman class of state legislators, much to the district’s benefit. The vacancy was created by the appointment of State Representative Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) as the next Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Director.

Mazzochi has a strong reform record after serving as COD Chairman for three years. On the Board of Trustees, she removed ineffective administrators, paid down debt, cut property taxes, lowered tuition costs for students, and balanced multi-million dollar budgets. With a BA in Chemistry and Political Science from Boston University and a JD, with honors, from George Washington University, Mazzochi is an experienced patent litigator. She grew up in Villa Park and currently lives in Elmhurst with her husband and two children.

The 47th House District is primarily in eastern DuPage County, with additional precincts from Hinsdale and Western Springs in Cook County. The Selection Committee consisted of Chairman Krajewski and Lyons Township GOP Committeewoman Christine Cook. Non-voting members also included York Township GOP Chairman Tony Cuzzone, Downers Grove Township GOP Chairman Bob Grogan, and Addison Township GOP Chairman Chris Kachiroubas. Mazzochi’s swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for July 24, 2018.

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Lincoln Day Dinner 2018 with Commr Bush and Gov Rauner


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: June 6, 2018
Contact: 630-435-6340, info@dupagegop.org

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush keynotes Lincoln Day Dinner
Rising Republican star delivers address to volunteers, committeemen, and elected officials

OAK BROOK—The DuPage County Republican Party released the following statement after its annual Lincoln Day Dinner event with Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush at the Oak Brook Marriott Hotel.

“After over 500 people attended our Lincoln Day Dinner, there’s little doubt that local conservatives here in our county are energized for the upcoming campaign,” said DuPage GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski. “We’re ready to fully support our candidates from the top of the ticket to the bottom.”

For this year’s event, Commissioner Bush delivered the keynote address to voters, volunteers, candidates, and elected officials in attendance. Governor Bruce Rauner also addressed the enthusiastic crowd.

“Governor Rauner and Commissioner Bush gave invigorating speeches that really brought to focus what is at stake this fall,” Chairman Krajewski said. “We can either help Rauner enact reforms like Texas and our Midwest neighbors or relapse to one-party rule under Madigan and Pritzker. The choice is clear.”

As a member of the Bush family, Commissioner Bush has been involved in national politics from an early age and has led young professionals coalition building across the country. Since winning his statewide campaign in 2014, Bush has focused on protecting Texan coastlines, historical sites, and private property rights. Bush previously served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and practiced real estate law.

All proceeds of the event will go towards the party’s efforts to win campaigns in DuPage County.

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Curran appointed to state senate


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 22, 2017
Contact: 630-653-7200, info@dupagegop.org

GOP chairmen appoint John Curran to fill vacant state senate seat

Downers Grove, Ill.—The Republican 41st Senate District Selection Committee announced today the appointment of John Curran to the Office of State Senator for the 41st Senate District of Illinois.

“John Curran will be an excellent State Senator for the 41st District,” said DuPage County GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski. “As the Vice Chairman of the DuPage County Board, John is a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility and good government reforms, has deep roots in the community, and knows the pressing issues that southwest suburban residents face.”

After interviewing about a dozen candidates, the committee members agreed that Curran is the most qualified person to serve the remainder of Christine Radogno’s term.

“We interviewed many outstanding candidates who applied to fill this vacancy,” said Will County GOP Chairman Kathy Havel. “John’s record in support of respectful, responsible, representative government and his extraordinary commitment to constituent service was clear.”

Since 2008, Curran has served the 3rd District of the DuPage County Board where he led the effort to ban the end-of-career pension enhancements that is projected to save taxpayers $28 million. During his public service, he has pushed for transportation infrastructure development and cost-saving public employee reforms. For his professional career, he is a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney focusing on employment and labor matters. He also has municipal experience as a former trustee for the Village of Woodridge and is a current resident of Downers Grove.

The 41st Senate District is in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties. The Selection Committee consisted of Chairman Krajewski, Chairwoman Havel, Lyons Township GOP Committeewoman Christine Cook, and Lemont Township GOP Committeeman Howie Ludwig. Also present were Downers Grove Township GOP Chairman Bob Grogan, Lisle Township GOP Chairman Jay Fisher, and Homer Township Chairman Brian Burian.

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