The Champaign County Republican Central Committee named Kyle Harrison as Chairman bi-annual county convention on April 16, 2014. Pursuant to state statute the Central Committee, which is comprised of 67 elected Republican Precinct Committeemen from Champaign County, met for their bi-annual convention to organize the party. Agenda items included the election of party officers and the affirmation of the party’s by-laws and platform. Chairman Harrison, committeeman for Champaign 2, formerly served on the Champaign County Republican Party Executive Committee and as a Champaign City Council Member, and is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty in Champaign.
“The Champaign County Republican party is unified and ready to support excellent candidates for office. I am honored to have a leadership role on such a strong team, and I look forward to working with so many talented people to serve our party and our whole community,” said Chairman Harrison.
Committeemen elected Brian Kelly, committeeman for City of Champaign 24, to serve as the party’s Vice-Chairman. Kelly is the Chief Deputy Circuit Clerk and has served a number of roles in the Champaign County Republican Party and affiliated organizations in recent years.
Ross Richards, committeeman from City of Champaign 30, was re-elected as Treasurer. Richards is a manager at the University of Illinois Foundation. He’s a graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. in Political Science and has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Illinois Springfield.
Charlotte Miles, committeeman from City of Champaign 18, will serve as Secretary. Miles serves as Community Director at the March of Dimes Illinois, and has been active in the Champaign County Republican Party and Young Republicans.
“The Champaign County Republican Party has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to being a positive organization that places the interests of the County above partisan politics and wins elections. Kyle, Brian, Ross and Charlotte have helped us reach this point, I’m confident that they will lead us into the November election with a unified and positive message”, said outgoing Chairman Habeeb Habeeb.
Kristin Williamson @ April 17, 2014