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After years of outstanding public service, Karen McConnaughay has announced that she will not be running for re-election in State Senate District 33. We face this with great sadness, but with best wishes to Senator McConnaughay for the future. She will be missed.

Though no one can really "replace" a leader like Karen, we must soldier on for the future of Illinois. And we are VERY happy that a group of extremely qualified candidates stepped up to offer to take on the task of running in Senate District 33. 

After an extensive interview process by our joint Kane GOP-McHenry County GOP Selection Committee (the district spans both counties), we are excited to announce that Don DeWitte is the Republican candidate for State Senate District 33. 

Don is the former Mayor of St. Charles and a current member of the RTA Board. He has previously worked with Senator McConnaughay on such initiatives as school funding, preventing human trafficking, and fixing our state's current financial situation. His experience, drive, and passion for our local communities make him an outstanding candidate for Senate. 




It is with great sorrow that the Kane GOP accepted outgoing Chairman Tom Hartwell's resignation. Tom is leaving in order to run for Judge in the March 20th Republican Primary.

Tom's drive, skill set, and personal and professional grace has brought class and distinction to his tenure as Kane GOP Chairman. We thank Tom for all that he does and has done for the Kane County Republican Party, and wish him the best in his new endeavors!

View Tom Hartwell's Resignation Letter Here

At the December 5th, 2017 Kane GOP meeting, the Township GOP Chairs and the Kane GOP Executive Committee voted to appoint Ken Shepro as our new Kane County Republican Chairman! Ken is an attorney with truly encyclopedic knowledge of election law, U.S. history, and the American political landscape, as well as being the St. Charles Township GOP Chairman.

We thank Ken for stepping up to offer his time, service, and leadership in this challenging election season!

Ken Shepro, Kane GOP Chairman


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