President George W. Bush-Campaign Organization, Illinois
Great Lakes Regional Chairman - Bob Kjellander 
Central Regional Political Director - Dave DenHerder 
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. Illinois Leadership
Chair Former Gov. Jim Edgar
Elected Governor of Illinois in 1990 and served two terms (1991-99).

Coalition:  Bush-Cheney '04 "W Stands for Women" chair: Mary Jo Arndt of Lombard.

Illinois Victory 2004 Committee  |  925 S. Spring Street  |  Springfield
Director Eric Robinson
(announced Aug. 19, 2004)  Spokesman for Attorney General Jim Ryan's gubernatorial campaign in 2002.  Formed Eric Robinson Communications, a public relations and communications firm, in Fall 1999.  Spokesman to Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood.  Press secretary to Gov. Jim Edgar, 1994-98.  Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Illinois.  Resident of Lincoln.
Communications Dan Egler
Experience includes deputy director and acting executive director of the Capital Development Board ("the construction management arm of the Illinois state government"), speechwriter for Gov. Jim Edgar, and reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
Coalitions-Sportsmen Joe Khayyat
Experience includes spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources, 1999.  Director of scheduling to Gov. Jim Edgar.
Office Assistant Christopher Baker

Key Volunteers
Mike McCormick (former state's attorney and former chief of staff for Gov. Jim Edgar) - political strategy
Cassidy Koziol - liaison to Young Republicans and College Republicans; office manager.
Matthew Lehner 

Victory Offices 
For example Wauconda (429 W. Liberty St.)

??John McGovern -Executive director of Speaker Denny Hastert's Keep Our Majority PAC; spokesman to Hastert

Illinois Republican Party  32 W. Randolph, Suite 1700  |  Chicago 
Chairman Judy Baar Topinka
Elected Chair Nov. 26, 2002.  Illinois State Treasurer, elected in 1994, and re-elected in 1998 and 2002.  State Senator, elected in 1984 and served for a decade.  State Representative, elected  in 1980 and served two terms.  Worked eleven years as a reporter and editor for several community newspapers in the Cook County suburbs.  B.S. degree from Northwestern University ís Medill School of Journalism, 1966.  Born in Riverside, Illinois and continues to live there.
Executive Director John Hoffman
(started as interim executive director in Dec. 2003)  Managed  DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett's campaign for Illinois Attorney General starting in April 2002.  Worked on the staff of State Treasure Judy Baar Topinka as deputy chief of staff for programs in 2001-2.  Took a leave of absence in 2000 to help coordinate events for the Bush campaign.  Has also worked as district office director for Congresswoman Judy Biggert, on the political staff of Jim Ryan, and on U.S. Senate candidate Rich Williamson's campaign in 1992.  Law degree from Loyola School of Law.  Undergraduate degree in journalism from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Resident of Glen Ellyn.
Political Director Joshua Potts
Experience includes press secretary on Sam Ewing's campaign for the Republican nomination in the 15th CD (central Illinois) in 2000.
Communications Director Jason Gerwig
Previously worked as legislative liaison for the Springfield office of State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, appointed Aug./Sept. 2001.
Director of Ballot Integrity Jason Heffley

Field Staff
Jonathan Blessing
Jim Clark
Virginia Wood
John Sweeney
David Tanzyus
Jayme Siemer
Ryan McCreery
>>19 elected members of the Republican State Central Committee.

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