Dear Citizens of Wheatland Township:
Throughout our country’s history we have had multiple party politics. It is what has made our country great!
One hundred and fifty years ago, Americans who had gathered to protest the
expansion of slavery gave birth to a political Party that would save the Union – the Republican Party. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln of our great State of Illinois carried the Republican banner in the Presidential election and was elected the Party’s first President. He became our nation’s greatest leader … and one of our Party’s greatest heroes. Since 1860 the Republican Party has won 23 out of the last 38; including the last 7 out of 10 presidential races.
Every day, we strive to fulfill Lincoln’s vision: a country united and free, in
which all people are guaranteed equal rights and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. His legacy goes beyond the borders of America. It can be seen in free governments all over the world. Lincoln’s successors have been united by a common purpose – defending freedom at home and promoting it abroad.
At a local level, our republican party spends long hours preparing for elections; evaluating potential candidates, choosing and endorsing candidates, producing and distributing information on local, state and federal elections. We take this responsibility very seriously. Our society depends on it.
Most citizens don’t pay attention to local races like they do the national ones – we do! Our local governmental representatives, from our township, school boards, park district boards, city governments, county officials and state representatives impact our life more than the federal government. Local taxes, roads, education and safety, it’s our governments' mission to take care of its citizens. And we want to make sure that the right folks are in leadership roles to carry out this mission.
Please take time to get to know your local republican candidates, elected officials, republican leaders and the most important of all republican members your local precinct committeeman.
David T. Vanalek, WTRO Chairman