DuPage GOP and Will GOP appoint Olsen to fill vacant state rep seat


Date: July 30, 2016
Contact: 630-653-7200, info@dupagegop.org

DuPage GOP and Will GOP appoint David Olsen
to fill vacant state representative seat

Downers Grove, Ill.—The 81st Representative District Committee, comprised of DuPage GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski and Will GOP Chairman Kathy Havel, announced today the appointment of David Olsen to the Office of State Representative for the 81st Legislative District of Illinois.

“David is an exceptional public servant and he’ll be a great State Representative for us,” said Chairman Krajewski. “As Downers Grove Commissioner and recently as COD Trustee, David fights for taxpayers and brings people together for commonsense solutions.”

After interviewing about a half dozen candidates this morning and early afternoon, Chairman Krajewski and Chairman Havel agreed that David Olsen is the most qualified person to serve the remainder of the term. The Chairmen also appointed Olsen to take the 81st District Republican ballot position for the upcoming election.

“We interviewed many outstanding candidates who applied to fill this vacancy,” said Chairman Havel. “David’s record in support of respectful, responsible, representative government and his commitment to the communities in the district was unrivaled.”

Since 2013, Olsen has served on the Downers Grove Village Council where he promotes economic development, neighborhood engagement, and municipal transparency and accountability. And as a newly-appointed trustee of the College of DuPage, Olsen brought order to a dysfunctional board, passed a balanced budget, and enacted significant reforms for the benefit of both students and taxpayers. Olsen is expected to be sworn in on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

The 81st Legislative District is in DuPage and Will Counties. The municipalities included are all or parts of Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville, Woodridge, Darien, Westmont, Bolingbrook, and unincorporated areas. Incumbent State Representative Ron Sandack unexpectedly resigned last Sunday.


Krajewski and Havel to meet to fill H81 vacancy


Date: July 26, 2016
Contact: 630-653-7200, info@dupagegop.org           

DuPage GOP and Will GOP Chairmen to meet to fill H81 vacancy

Downers Grove, Ill.—DuPage GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski and Will GOP Chairman Kathy Havel will hold interviews of applicants wishing to serve the remainder of State Representative Ron Sandack’s term and take the Republican ballot position for the 81st Legislative District.

Applicants interested in filling the vacancies are encouraged to submit resumes to info@dupagegop.org.

In-person interviews with the chairmen of the DuPage GOP and Will GOP will be scheduled with those who submit their names by Friday, July 29th. Interviews will occur this Saturday, July 30th and are closed to the public.

All those who wish to apply must be residents of House District 81 and meet the other qualifications as prescribed by the Constitution of the State of Illinois.


DuPage GOP elects Krajewski as new chairman


Date: April 13, 2016
Contact: Ben Noble, 630-653-7200, ben@dupagegop.org

DuPage GOP elects Krajewski as new chairman
DuPage board member to lead county Republican Party

Wheaton, Ill. – The DuPage County Republican Central Committee released the following statement to announce that Brian Krajewski was elected to succeed Darlene Ruscitti as chairman.

“I am honored that my fellow precinct committeemen have entrusted me to lead the Republican Party in DuPage County,” said newly elected DuPage GOP Chairman Brian Krajewski. “The enthusiasm displayed at tonight’s convention was remarkable. I’m confident that our party will be able expand our support and win elections across the County in November!”

With the backing of outgoing DuPage GOP Chairman Darlene Ruscitti and many township organization chairmen, Krajewski was elected by acclamation by the Republican precinct committeemen assembled for the 2016 biennial DuPage Republican convention. 18th Judicial Circuit Court Clerk Chris Kachiroubas of Elmhurst was also elected to the position of Secretary.

“Brian has the right conservative values, forward thinking vision, and campaign experience to lead Republicans to victory countywide,” said former Chairman Ruscitti. “I know that he’ll continue to build on our past successes and make sure DuPage County remains a Republican stronghold.”

Krajewski currently serves as a DuPage County Board Member from District 3. He was elected to the Board in 2010 and reelected in 2012, and previously served as Mayor of Downers Grove from 1999 to 2007. He also served as Chairman of the Downers Grove Township Republican Organization from 2005 to 2016. Krajewski is an attorney and resides with his wife in Downers Grove.

The DuPage County Republican Central Committee is comprised of over 500 precinct committeemen elected by the Republican voters of their respective precincts across DuPage County, as well as Republican elected officials, volunteers, and grassroots activists from throughout the area.