On February 26, 2017, the Winfield Township Republican Party (WTRP) hosted a fundraising brunch at Top Golf in Naperville.  Representatives of the Asian American GOP Coalition (AAGC) joined the well-attended event along with nearly 200 local Republican leaders and candidates for the 2017 consolidated local election.  Keynote speakers include IL Governor Bruce Rauner, Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, and State Representative David Olsen.  Burt Minor, Chairman of the WTRP, concluded the session by laying out his forward-looking views on the future of IL politics. 

AAGC-IL Attended WTRP Hosted Fundrasing Brunch

Governor Rauner reiterated the importance of economic growth, lower taxes, education, and term limit.   In the spirit of Trump’s win, Gov. Rauner also expressed his high expectations of the forthcoming decisions to be made by the Federal Supreme Court.  The decisions are related to two cases 

* Janus v. AFSCME, in which several state employees are challenging forced union dues.  The case is pending at the Supreme Court; (http://www.nrtw.org/blog/janus-v-afscme-update11212016/ )

* A case known as International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 399 v. Lincolnshire, in which Judge Matthew Kennell/y, a District Judge, struck down the Village’s ordinance on right-to-work.  In a separate case, the Circuit Court ruled in favor of a number of Kentucky counties with similar ordinances.  For Lincolnshire, the Supreme Court most likely will step-in to create consistency in the law. ( http://workerfreedom.org/illinois-small-town-fights-right-work )

Gov. Rauner further emphasized that a favorable outcome will restore Illinoisans’ right-to-work and help the deep troubled state to regain its core competency as the economic center of the Midwest as well as to improve efficiency across the board both in government and corporations.  

The Governor also talked about the criticality of the 2018 midterm election, which will traject the future of IL.  If the Republican Party can win the majority seat in both the state Senate and the House, it will break the Democratic Party’s unchallenged control and remediate the state’s budget crisis after decades of living beyond its own means under a Democratic government.  

The Govern pled for the unity of all middle-class, hard-working Americans to cast their votes in the 2018 midterm election in order to change course of the State of Illinois.