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“Our state is headed in the wrong direction. High taxes and violent crime are out of control, and the corruption from Springfield never ends as JB Pritzker continues to prioritize the special interests and political insiders over Illinois families. Illinois is in desperate need of change. We need new leaders who will put the hardworking taxpayers of Illinois first, and that’s why I am proudly supporting Richard Irvin for Governor. As Mayor of Aurora, Richard has reduced crime, stood with law enforcement, brought economic growth to Aurora to reduce the local tax burden, balanced budgets, and has taken on corruption. I know he will do the same for Illinois.”- LESLIE MUNGER, former Illinois Comptroller

“Richard has dedicated his life to serving our country and our state. In the Army he fought to protect our freedoms in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. As a prosecutor he brought criminals to justice. As mayor he improved the lives of Aurora families. Richard loves America and he loves Illinois. He knows that our state is on the wrong track with high crime, out-of-control taxes and never ending corruption. I can't think of anyone better to take our state back and get it on the right track than this veteran, prosecutor and mayor.” - JOHN SHIMKUS, former U.S. Representative

"JB Pritzker already tried to pass the largest tax hike in Illinois history, and if re-elected he will try again. As people flee the state in droves, the last thing Illinois needs is higher taxes. As mayor, Richard balanced budgets and returned money to its citizens. I've known Richard for years - he's a former prosecutor, veteran and true leader. With his common sense approach to government, he can take our state back and get it on the right track.” - DAN CRONIN, DuPage County Board

“As murders, carjackings and mayhem surged across Illinois, JB Pritzker’s answer was signing a bill that lets violent criminals walk the streets without consequence while crippling the ability of our police to do their jobs and keep our communities safe. Richard Irvin was a prosecutor who knows what it takes to make Illinois safe again. As Mayor, Richard hired more cops and stood proudly with law enforcement when Illinois Democrats repeatedly turned their backs. That’s the kind of leadership we need today in Illinois.” - JIM DURKIN, Illinois House Republican Leader

“Under JB Pritzker, businesses large and small are fleeing for lower taxed states because of his constant push for higher taxes. Where he’s failed, Richard has succeeded by working with businesses and creating a welcoming environment in Aurora that has seen an explosion in growth the last several years. It’s that track record of success in helping bring businesses and growth that we so desperately need in Springfield.” MIKE  BIGGER, Stark County Republican Chairman & Former Secretary of the Illinois Republican Party

QUOTES FROM OUR CO-CHAIRS

MEET OUR CO-CHAIRS


First Round

Team Irvin-Bourne Co-Chairs

NICHOLAS AFRICANO 

Kankakee County Republican Chairman

Kankakee County Treasurer


MARK AGUILERA 

Former National Committeeman

Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Illinois


JANICE ANDERSON 

Former DuPage County Board Member


SHWETA BAID 

Aurora Alderman (Ward 10)


DWIGHT BAIRD

 Kendall County Sheriff


SUE BARFIELD 

Former Chair of the Massac County Republican Women


DICK BARR 

Lake County Board Member

Lake Villa Township Republican Vice Chairman


MARK BATINICK 

State Representative


BOB BERLIN 

DuPage County State's Attorney


MIKE BIGGER 

Stark County Republican Chairman

Former Secretary of the Illinois Republican Party


ADAM BROWN

Illinois State Representative (HD 102)


TIM BUTLER 

Illinois State Representative (HD 87)


EUGENE CARPINO 

Former Executive Director of the Illinois House Republican Organization


SANDI CIANCI 

Kankakee County Circuit Clerk


DAN CRONIN 

DuPage County Board Chairman


TOM CRONIN 

River Forest Township Republican Party Chairman


TOM CROSS 

Former Illinois House Republican Leader


JUDY DIEKELMAN 

Illinois Republican Party Treasurer

State Central Committee (CD 2)


JIM DURKIN

Illinois State Representative (HD 82)

House Republican Leader


MARIANNE ETERNO 

Former National Chairwoman of the Private Enterprise Advisory Council of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)


LARRY FALBE

Lake County Republican Federation President


RON GIDWITZ (Honorary)

President Trump Co-Chair

Former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium


ANDY GOLEMAN 

Sangamon County Auditor


SCOTT GRYDER 

Kendall County Board Chairman


PATTY GUSTIN 

Naperville City Councilman


TOM HAINE 

Madison County State’s Attorney


AREN HANSEN 

Grundy County Republican Party Chairman

Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee (CD16)


KATHY HILTON

Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee - Deputy (CD1)

New Lenox Township Trustee


NATHAN HOFFMAN 

Former Vice Chairman of the Illinois College Republican Federation  Chairman of University of Illinois-Springfield College Republicans


NIMISH JANI

Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee (CD 8)


DIANTE JOHNSON

 Black Conservative Foundation President

Former Blacks for Trump Advisor


BRIAN KASAL 

43rd Ward Republican Committeeman

Northside Chicago GOP Organization President

Illinois Republican Party Finance Committee Member


AMMIE KESSEM 

41st Ward Republican Committee person


JAKE LEE 

Kankakee County Auditor


GUS LEVENTIS

Addison Township Trustee

Addison Township GOP Member


ALEJANDRO "ALEX" LOPEZ 

Elgin Township Trustee

Elgin Township Republican Party Member

Invest Aurora Board member


JOAN MCCARTHY LASONDE 

Executive Director North Cook Republican Organization


JOE MCMAHON 

Former Kane County State's Attorney


RAQUEL MITCHELL 

Will County Board Member (District 3)

Wheatland Township Republican Party Chairman


SEAN MORRISON (Honorary)

Cook County Commissioner

Cook County Republican Chairman


LESLIE MUNGER 

Former Illinois Comptroller


JOHN MUNGER 

Vernon Township Republican Party Chairman


GRAY NOLL 

Morgan County State’s Attorney


LYNN O'BRIEN 

Illinois Republican Party Finance Committee Member

 Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee - Deputy (CD6)


JIM OBERWEIS 

Former Illinois State Senator (SD 25) 

Former Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee (CD14)


STEVE ORLANDO 

Former Chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Illinois


TIM OZINGA 

Illinois State Representative (HD37)


ROCKY PINTOZZI

Past Chairman of the Aurora Convention & Visitors Bureau


MATT PODGORSKI

 Northwest Side GOP Club Chairman


RANDY POLLARD

 Former President of the IL County Chairmen's Association 

Former Chairman of the Fayette County Republican Committee


RICHARD PORTER (Honorary)

 Republican National Committeeman


MATT PROCHASKA 

Kendall County Circuit Clerk

Young Republicans Statewide Executive Board


DENNIS REBOLETTI 

Former State Representative

Addison Township Supervisor


JAY REYES

 Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee (CD 4)


TERRY RICHMOND 

Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman


BOB SCHILLERSTROM 

Former DuPage County Board Chairman


TIM SCHNEIDER 

Former Illinois Republican Party Chairman


MIKE SHACKEL

 Lemont Township Supervisor

Lemont Township GOP Chair


JOHN SHIMKUS (Honorary)

Former US Congressman


PATRICK SIMON 

Calhoun County Republican Party Chairman


GRACE SIMPSON 

Mercer County State's Attorney


PATTY SMITH 

Aurora Alderman (Ward 8)


DAN UGASTE

 Illinois State Representative (HD 65)


RICHARD VEENSTRA 

Mayor of Addison


GRANT WEHRLI 

Former State Representative

Naperville City Council member


NEIL WILLIAMSON 

Former Sangamon County Sheriff


RON WOERMAN 

Aurora Alderman (At-Large)


JIM ZAY 

DuPage County Republican Party Chairman

DuPage County Board Member



PETER BENSINGER

Former Administrator of US DEA Former Chair of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Former Member of Interpol Representing the US Dept. of Justice

CHRIS BEYKIRCH

Former Aurora Alderman (Ward 8)

JIM SCHIELEIN

Lee County Board Member

DARLENE SENGER 

Former Illinois State Representative (HD41)

BILL COTTER

School Board Member (District 181)

LUCIO ESTRADA 

Elgin Township GOP Precinct Committeeman 11

Secretary Kane County GOP Young Republicans

Former GOP nominee for Kane County Board 

JOHN FAHY

Retired Elgin Fire Chief 

Former Kane County Board Member

PAUL LENCIONI

St. Charles Alderman (Ward 3) 

MATTHEW RASCHE

Naperville Township Assessor 

ROBERT WINDON 

Former Barrington Trustee

 Former Assistant States Attorney McHenry County 

GWEN HENRY

DuPage County Treasurer

MIKE MCCOY

Chief of Police (Washington)

Former Peoria County Sheriff

GARY MANIER 

City of Washington Mayor

STEVE SLOAN

Stark County Sheriff

JOSHUA MORRISON

Fayette County State's Attorney

CHAD GESSNER

Under-Sheriff (Kankakee County Sheriff's Office)

LARRY BROUK

Retired Chief of Police (Forest View)

MIKE DOWNEY

Kankakee County Sheriff

ERIC THOMAS

Retired ISP, Master Sergeant

KEEFE JACKSON

Aurora Police Deputy Chief (Retired) 

PAT O'BRIEN

Former State's Attorney (Cook County) 

GEOFF COOKER

Retired Police Sergeant (City of Cary)

MICHAEL MURPHY

Retired Chief of Police (Barrington Hills) 

ANTHONY BECKMAN

Norwood Park Township Republican Committeeman 

RICK AHLGREN

Retired Lieutenant (Aurora Police Department) 

JACK GARCIA 

Director of Public Safety (City of Burbank)

 Former First Deputy Director (Illinois State Police) 

ROGER CLAAR 

Former Mayor of Bolingbrook

 Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee (CD11) 

ANDY VAN METER

Sangamon County Board Chairman 

BRIAN MCFADDEN

Sangamon County Administrator 

JIM ALLMON 

Sangamon County Coroner 

LARRY BOMKE

Former State Senator 

Former Sangamon County Board Chairman 

KAREN HASARA

 Former Springfield Mayor

Former State Senator

 Former State Representative

BRAD MILLS

Sangamon County GOP Central Committee, Coordinator 

DRINDA O'CONNOR

Sangamon County GOP Foundation, Treasurer 

PAUL PALAZZOLO

Sangamon County Circuit Clerk 

JAMES SCHACKMANN

Sangamon County Board, Former Chairman

MARY FRANCES SQUIRES

BRUCE STRATTON 

Sangamon County GOP Central Committee, Secretary 

FRANK VALA 

Sangamon County GOP Foundation, Board Member 

BRUCE KETTELKAMP

Christian County Sheriff 

WAYNE ROSENTHAL

Former State Representative, IL95

KEN BRILEY

Grundy County Sheriff

BOB WUNSCH 

Former Oswego Chief of Police

EVELYN SANGUINETTI 

Former Lt. Governor

RODNEY CRAIG

Hanover Park Mayor

DAVID WELTER

State Representaitve, IL75

DR. HINA PATEL

South Barrington Trustee

JOHN LAWSON

Retired Roselle Police Officer

Schaumburg Township Assessor

MEGHNA BANSAL

Wheatland Township Trustee

JEFF THORSEN

McHenry County Board Member

PATRICK KENNEALLY

McHenry County State's Attorney

KRISHNA BANSAL

President, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

JOHN PERKINS 

Former Chief of Police (Huntley)

Former Deputy Chief of Police (Aurora)

GEOFF COOKER

Former Police Sergeant (City of Cary)

THOMAS WILBECK

McHenry County Board Member, District 1

AUTUMN SHEPPARD-BLANDI

Dundee Township Clerk

CLIFF SURGES 

Kane County Board

ADAM SHORES

Grayslake Trustee

Edgar Alvaredo

Barrington Township Trustee, President Barrington Township GOP

Emily Bastedo

Elmhurst Alderman

Barry Bebart

39th Ward GOP Committeeman

Sonia Berg

Former Moline Alderwoman, IHDA Board Member

Rocco Biscaglio

Leyden Township Supervisor

Shannon Bumann

Superintendent, AlWood Schools (Woodhull)

Nick Caiafa

Mayor of Schiller Park

Thomas Cauley Jr

Mayor of Hinsdale

Steve Chirico,

Mayor of Naperville

Gina Cunningham

Mayor of Woodridge

Chris Curtis

 Mayor of Kankakee

Nick Cuzzone

Mayor of Villa Park

Frank DeSimone

Mayor of Bensenville

Darren Duncan

Vermilion County Treasurer

Andy Ezard

 Mayor of Jacksonville

John Farney

Former Champaign County Auditor and Former Treasurer

Dave Guerin

Mayor of River Grove

Jeff Hamilton

Livingston County Sheriff

Sandy Hamilton

 Illinois State Representative (HD 99)

Greg Hart

DuPage County Board

Chuck Hernandez

38th Ward GOP Committeeman

Mark Hosty

Illinois Republican Party State Central Committeeman 7th CD

Mike Houston

Former Mayor of Springfield

Katherine Keefe

McHenry County Circuit Clerk

Todd Koehn

Grundy County Treasurer

Jennifer Konen

Mayor of Sugar Grove

Jake Leahy

Vice President Bannockburn School District 106 Board of Education

Scott Levin

Mayor of Elmhurst

Mike Marron

Illinois State Representative (HD 104)

John McPeek

Mayor of Harrisburg

Roger Orozco

 Police Officer, School Board Member

Ruben Pineda

Mayor of West Chicago

Terry Prillaman

Former Mayor of Rossville

Don Puchalski

DuPage County Board

Tom Rader

Mayor of Riverton

Greg Ridenour

 Grundy County Board

Ruben Rodriguez

 Kendall County Board Member

Paul Santucci

Naperville Township Trustee

Frank Saverino

Mayor of Carol Stream

Skip Saviano

Mayor of Elmwood Park, Former Illinois State Representative

Jeffrey Schielke

 Mayor of Batavia

Mark Senak

Mayor of Glen Ellyn

Jeffrey Sherwin

Mayor of Northlake

John Simonton

Lee County Sheriff

Brad Stephens

Illinois State Representative (HD 20), Mayor of Rosemont, Leyden Township GOP Committeeman

Steve Streit

 Mayor of Lockport

Phil Suess

 Mayor of Wheaton

Jason Taylor

Johnson County Commissioner

Tom Templeton

Former LaSalle County Sheriff

Lee Trejo

Roselle Trustee, Former DuPage Young Republican Chairman

Frank Trilla

 Mayor of Willowbrook

Kevin Turner

Jo Daviess County Sheriff

Kerri Urbanski

45th Ward GOP Committeeman

Kevin Wallace

Mayor of Bartlett

Andy Wheeler

 Kankakee County Board Chairman

“Our state is headed in the wrong direction. High taxes and violent crime are out of control, and the corruption from Springfield never ends as JB Pritzker continues to prioritize the special interests and political insiders over Illinois families. Illinois is in desperate need of change. We need new leaders who will put the hardworking taxpayers of Illinois first, and that’s why I am proudly supporting Richard Irvin for Governor. As Mayor of Aurora, Richard has reduced crime, stood with law enforcement, brought economic growth to Aurora to reduce the local tax burden, balanced budgets, and has taken on corruption. I know he will do the same for Illinois.”- LESLIE MUNGER, former Illinois Comptroller

“Richard has dedicated his life to serving our country and our state. In the Army he fought to protect our freedoms in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. As a prosecutor he brought criminals to justice. As mayor he improved the lives of Aurora families. Richard loves America and he loves Illinois. He knows that our state is on the wrong track with high crime, out-of-control taxes and never ending corruption. I can't think of anyone better to take our state back and get it on the right track than this veteran, prosecutor and mayor.” - JOHN SHIMKUS, former U.S. Representative

"JB Pritzker already tried to pass the largest tax hike in Illinois history, and if re-elected he will try again. As people flee the state in droves, the last thing Illinois needs is higher taxes. As mayor, Richard balanced budgets and returned money to its citizens. I've known Richard for years - he's a former prosecutor, veteran and true leader. With his common sense approach to government, he can take our state back and get it on the right track.” - DAN CRONIN, DuPage County Board

“As murders, carjackings and mayhem surged across Illinois, JB Pritzker’s answer was signing a bill that lets violent criminals walk the streets without consequence while crippling the ability of our police to do their jobs and keep our communities safe. Richard Irvin was a prosecutor who knows what it takes to make Illinois safe again. As Mayor, Richard hired more cops and stood proudly with law enforcement when Illinois Democrats repeatedly turned their backs. That’s the kind of leadership we need today in Illinois.” - JIM DURKIN, Illinois House Republican Leader

“Under JB Pritzker, businesses large and small are fleeing for lower taxed states because of his constant push for higher taxes. Where he’s failed, Richard has succeeded by working with businesses and creating a welcoming environment in Aurora that has seen an explosion in growth the last several years. It’s that track record of success in helping bring businesses and growth that we so desperately need in Springfield.” MIKE  BIGGER, Stark County Republican Chairman & Former Secretary of the Illinois Republican Party

Tim Ozinga 

Illinois State Representative (HD 37)

 
Seth Lewis 

Illinois State Representative (HD 45) 

 
Dan Ugaste

Illinois State Representative (HD 65)

 
Jeff Keicher

Illinois State Representative (HD 70)

 
Ryan Spain

Illinois State Representative (HD 73)

 
David Welter

Illinois State Representative (HD 75)

 
Jackie Haas

Illinois State Representative (HD 79)

 
Jim Durkin

Illinois State Representative (HD 82)

 
Tim Butler

Illinois State Representative (HD 87)

 
Mark Batinick

Illinois State Representative (HD 97)

 
Amy Elik

Illinois State Representative (HD 111)

 
Donald DeWitte

Illinois State Senator (SD 33)

 
Sue Rezin

Illinois State Senator (SD 38)

 
John Curran

Illinois State Senator (SD 41)


LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ENDORSE IRVIN BOURNE FOR ILLINOIS

LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS ENDORSE IRVIN BOURNE FOR ILLINOIS

Learn more about our Legislative Endorsements >>Learn more about our Law Enforcement Advisory Council >>

Garrett Anderson

Retired Sergeant (U.S. Army), Purple Heart Recipient

 
Louis J. Aldini Sr.

Retired Lieutenant Colonel (U.S. Army)

 
Jeff Brincat

Retired Captain (U.S. Marine Corps), Former Chairman of the Illinois Racing Board

 
Lee Ferrel

Retired Sergeant 1st Class (U.S. Army), Served with Mayor Irvin during the Gulf War

 
Marvin Gomillion Jr

Retired Sergeant 1st Class (U.S. Army), Served with Mayor Irvin during the Gulf War

 
Jacob Harris

Retired Sergeant (Illinois Army National Guard), Vice Chairman of the Fayette County Board

 
Tom Haine

Retired Captain (U.S. Army), State’s Attorney (Madison County)

Mark Kirk

Retired Commander (U.S. Navy Reserve), former U.S. Senator, former U.S. Congressman (IL-10)

 
Brett Marquette

Retired Corporal (U.S. Marine Corps)

 
Dakota Meyer

Medal of Honor Recipient, Retired Sergeant (U.S. Marine Corps) and Combat Veteran during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom

 
Patrick J. Murphy

Retired Chief Master Sergeant (U.S. Air Force) and Airman's Medal Recipient

 
William “Robbie” Robertson

Retired Brigadier General (Illinois Air National Guard/USAF)

 
Wayne Rosenthal

Retired Brigadier General (Illinois Air National Guard), Former State Representative (IL-95)

 
John Shimkus

Retired Lieutenant Colonel (U.S. Army Reserve), Former U.S. Congressman (IL-15)

 
Richard Todas

Retired Colonel (Illinois Army National Guard) and Kane County State's Attorney Office, Retired Assistant State's Attorney

 
Bill Weir

Retired Brigadier General (US Army), Retired Judge, 16th Circuit

Charles Whittington Jr.

Retired Major General (U.S. Army), Former Deputy Director U.S. Army National Guard


Meet our Military Leaders Advisory Council

Learn more about our Military Leaders Advisory Council >>

Chris Bayless

Retired Special Agent (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives)

Tony Childress

Former Livingston County Sheriff

Tina Sherrow 

Bayless Retired Special Agent (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives)

Roy Bethge

 Chief of Police (Village of Cherry Valley)

Jack Campbell

Sangamon County Sheriff

Mike Carmody

Morgan County Sheriff

John Carter

Chief of Police (City of Monticello)

Mark Doran

Ford County Sheriff

Gus Gloede

Retired Police Officer (Village of Lisle)

Terry Lemming

Chief of Police, Retired Chief of Police (City of Lockport), Retired Command Officer (Illinois State Police)

Vince Logan

Law Enforcement Instructor, Police Officer

Michael Murphy

Commissioner of Public Health and Safety (City of Hillsboro)

Mike Pila

Retired Police Lieutenant (Village of Orland Park)

Mike Ringhausen

Jersey County Sheriff

David Russell

Fayette County Sheriff

Patrick Sheehan

Police Officer

Pete Sopczak

Johnson County Sheriff

Dwayne Wheeler

Chief of Police (City of Taylorville)

Jerald White

Firefighter, Grundy County Board Member

Brian VanVickle

Ogle County Sheriff, Past President (Illinois County Sheriffs' Association)