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Giuliani Campaign Press Release - Illinois County Leaders Back Giuliani for President

October 30, 2007

The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee today announced endorsements for Mayor Giuliani in Illinois' Kankakee, Will and DuPage Counties.

Mayor Giuliani's endorsements include several local leaders including Kankakee County State's Attorney Jamie Boyd, Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski, Kankakee County Republican Chairman Darrel Smith, Naperville Township Republican Chairman Fred Spitzzeri, DuPage Township Republican Chairman Bill Mayer, and Troy Township Republican Chairman George Muentnich.

"Rudy is proving to be the Republican candidate best positioned to win in Illinois and make the state competitive in the general election," said Giuliani's State Chairman and Illinois State Representative Tom Cross. "It is important to have local and grassroots support on the county level to turn out supporters and that is exactly what Rudy's campaign has been able to accomplish in counties throughout the state."

Mayor Giuliani has already announced overwhelming support from Republican leaders in Will, Kankakee, Lake and DuPage Counties including State Representative and Deputy Republican Leader Brent Hassert, State Representative Mark Beaubien, State Representative Ed Sullivan, Lake County Republican Chairman Dan Venturi, DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett, DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba, State Representatives Bob Biggins, State Representative Franco Coladipietro, State Representative Dennis Reboletti, Will County Recorder of Deeds Laurie McPhillips, and Will County Board Member Debbie Rozak.

Kankakee County Endorsements:

Michael Bossert, Kankakee County Board Member

Jamie Boyd, Kankakee County State's Attorney

Sheriff Tim Bukowski, Kankakee County

Wanda Cantrell, Kankakee Township Clerk

Roger Hess, Kankakee County Board Member

Stanley James, Kankakee County Board Member

Chad Kalecki, Kankakee County Board Member

Darrel Smith, Kankakee County Republican Chairman

Will County Endorsements:

Ann Dralle, Will County Board Member

Lee Ann Goodson, Will County Board Member

John Gerl, Will County Board Member

Bill Mayer, DuPage Township Republican Chairman

Jim McFarland, Trustee for Troy Township

George Muentnich, Troy Township Republican Chairman

Jake Parrillo, Frankfort Village Trustee

Hugh Stipan, Frankfort Township Republican Chairman

DuPage County Endorsements:

Paul Hinds, York Township Republican Chairman

Fred Spitzzeri, Naperville Township Republican Chairman

Martin Tully, Downers Grove City Council Member

Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani Campaign Press Release - Illinois County Leaders Back Giuliani for President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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