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In memory of two former members who displayed inspirational guidance & leadership to CCRW:

​Venita McConnel                   Ruth Kelly
        November 1929-October 2019                     July 1929-June 2019

The Office of Donald J. Trump

Email President Trump at the link below with any questions or comments you may have for him,


The Office of Donald J. Trump is committed to preserving the
magnificent legacy of the Trump Administration, while at the same time advancing the America First agenda.  Through civic engagement and public activism, the Office of Donald J. Trump will strive to inform, educate, and inspire Americans from all walks of life as we seek to build
a truly great American Future. Through this office, President Trump will remain a tireless champion for the hardworking men and women of our great country – and for their right to live in safety, dignity, prosperity,
and peace.

"The best is yet to come."

"We cannot ignore the past and move forward into the future 'hoping' election fraud will not recur.  The enemy did it once (or more) and thinks he got away with it.  The enemy will do it again.
The time to take a stand is now.

Do not let November 3, 2020 go quietly in the night."                  
 -Lin Wood, Attorney

Our Elected Officials Represent YOU

State Rep. 89th District - Tony McCombie
State Senator 45th District - Andrew Chesney

15th Judicial Circuit Judges
Jerry Kane, Peter McClanathan, Clayton Lindsey
15th Judicial Circuit Assoc. Judge - Scott Brinkmeier

Carroll County​ Elected Officials
 Sheriff - Ryan Kloepping
 State's Attorney - Aaron Kaney 
Circuit Clerk - Patty Hiher
 Clerk & Recorder - Amy Buss
 Treasurer - Lydia Hutchcraft 
Coroner - Matt Jones
Regional Superintendent of Schools - Aaron Mercier

Carroll County Board Members

District 1
 (Freedom, Savanna 1-6, Salem, Woodland, Washington Precincts)
John Grotto * Susan Jacobs * Chris Flikkema

District 2 
(Mt. Carroll 1-3, Fairhaven, York Precincts)
Julie Bickelhaupt * Jamie Rieck

District 3 
(Cherry Grove/Shannon 1-2, Rock Creek/Lima 1-2, Wysox 1-2, Elkhorn Grove Precincts)
William Iske *Joe Payette * Keith Vandermyde

IFRW Elects 2024-2025 Leadership

​   PRESIDENT: Lana Soldat, Carroll County
    1st VICE PRESIDENT: Linda Hernandez, Peoria County
    2nd VICE PRESIDENT: Diane Jordan, Tazewell County
    3rd VICE PRESIDENT: Debbie Leininger, Stephenson                     County
    4th VICE PRESIDENT: Jennifer Yborra, Macon County
    SECRETARY: Beth Provost, Kankakee County
    TREASURER: Caritina Mayer, Winnebago County


Republican House Leader
Representative Tony McCombie
89th District

The Honorable Rep. Tony McCombie
Illinois House Republican Leader

This is history-making news...Rep. McCombie is the 1st woman to lead a legislative caucus in the Illinois House of Representatives.

The Illinois House Republican Caucus elected Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) as the House Republican Leader for the upcoming 103rd General Assembly. 
The Honorable Justice
 Lisa Holder White
Illinois Supreme Court
4th Judicial District 

The Honorable Lisa Holder White took the oath of office on Thursday, July 7th, as the newest member of the Supreme Court of Illinois, the first Black woman to sit on the state’s high court. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Rita B. Garman, who retires as the longest serving judge in Illinois.

The appointment of Justice Holder White to the Court is effective July 8, 2022, and concludes on December 2, 2024, when the seat will be filled by the November 2024 General Election. The Supreme Court has constitutional authority to fill all judicial vacancies.  

Justice Holder White earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Lewis University, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Lisa Holder White began her career as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Macon County before going into private practice while also serving as an Assistant Public Defender for Macon County.

In 2001, Holder White was sworn in as an Associate Judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, the first Black Judge in the circuit. In 2008, she became a Circuit Judge, having been appointed to the position by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill a retirement vacancy, and in 2010, was elected to the position. Justice White was sworn in on January 14, 2013, as the first Black Justice on the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District. In 2014, she was elected to the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District.

Justice Holder White previously served on and chaired the Illinois Supreme Court Judicial Conference Committee on Education, which is charged with planning and providing continuing judicial education for Illinois judges. She also previously served on and chaired the Illinois Judicial College Board of Trustees. She teaches at the bi-annual Education Conference, which all Illinois state court judges are required to attend, and previously served as an instructor for “New Judge School”. She also served on the Illinois Judicial Conference executive committee responsible for developing the Illinois Judicial Branch Strategic Agenda unveiled in October 2019.

Justice Holder White is a member of the Decatur Bar Association, the Illinois Judges Association, the Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association, the Sangamon County Bar Association, and the University of Illinois College of Law Leadership Project. She previously served on the boards of the Decatur Public Schools Foundation, the Mid-Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Community Foundation of Macon County, and Millikin University.

In April 2013, Justice White was named “Woman of the Year” at the 2013 Women of Excellence Awards, hosted by the Decatur YMCA and United Way of Decatur and Mid-Illinois. She has also been the recipient of a Lewis University Alumni Achievement Award, the Joe Slaw Civil Rights Award from the Decatur branch of the NAACP, the Illinois Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award, the University of Illinois College of Law Black Law Students Association's James Seaberry Award for Excellence, and the Illinois Judges Association Harold Sullivan Award.

Celebrating 80 years in Carroll County
REAL Election Integrity*

One day voting
Paper ballots
Voter ID

*Donald J. Trump, 45th President

The ILLINOIS GOP will only be as strong as our  VOLUNTEERS 

...folks from around the state *and our county* 
who are willing to lend their time and energy 
to strengthening our county and our state. 

Take the first step  
by signing up now for 
Carroll County Republican Women
in collaboration with the CARROLL COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY

Make a Difference...Help Us Turn Our BLUE State RED

S T A Y   I N F O R M E D - 
G E T   I N V O L V E D   T O D A Y !
The Honorable Justice
Amy C. Lannerd
Appellate Court Justice 
District 4

The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Judge Lannerd to the 8th Judicial Circuit Court in 2016, a position to which she was elected in 2018. As a circuit judge, she served on the committee to establish the Adams County Mental Health Court and as the alternate judge for the Mental Health and Drug Courts programs. In 2022, the Illinois Supreme Court assigned her to the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District. Prior to her assignment, she presided over a felony docket since 2018.

Judge Lannerd has been a presenter multiple times at Ed Con, the mandatory biennial judicial education program for all Illinois judges. She has served as an Ed Con course supervisor and civil tract workgroup member. Prior to taking the bench, she presented at various Illinois State Bar Association continuing legal education courses. In addition, she has been a guest lecturer at Quincy University.

Judge Lannerd served as a member of the Supreme Court Pretrial Implementation Task Force Communications Subcommittee. She is a member of the Illinois Judges Association and Illinois State and Adams County Bar Associations.

NFRW Elects 2024-2025 Leadership

    President: Julie Harris, AR
    1st Vice President: Martha Jenkins, NC
    2nd Vice President: Karen Newton, TX
    3rd Vice President: Michelle Buckwalter-Schurman, IL
    4th Vice President: Keri Abernathy, MS
    Secretary: Heidi Parker Martin, LA
    Treasurer: Cindy Casaus, AZ

  Following the convention, the NFRW Board of Directors elected the three members-at-large to the NFRW Executive Committee. They are Britney Garner of Alabama, Lorie Legere of Oklahoma, and Jennie Frederick of Wisconsin.


"Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15."  
- Ronald Reagan

2025 CCRW
Membership Dues
are due by our October 2024 meeting. 

Thank you!
Republicans are UNITED by the Constitution and the  PARTY PLATFORM

Click the link above to view the Illinois Republican Party Platform

CCRW Board/General Meeting Schedule

Friday, April 5 - Board meeting at 9 a.m. in Carroll Co. Courthouse

Thurs., April 25 - General meeting at Thomson United Methodst Church
1901 IL Rt. 84, Thomson, IL -
12 p.m. Social, 12:30 p.m. Lunch/Meeting    $15 - TBA

    Speaker:  John McConnel Jr.  -  Topic: Solar Energy
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Friday, June 7 - Board meeting at 9 a.m. Carroll Co. Courthouse

Thur. June 27 - General meeting at Mill Wheel Tavern
337 N Main Ave., Milledgeville, IL 
5:00 p.m. Social, 5:30 Dinner/Meeting    $15 - TBA

​Speaker:  TBD
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Friday, Sept 6 - Board meeting at 9 a.m. Carroll Co. Courthouse

Thurs. Sept 26 - General meeting in Lanark - TBD
5:00 p.m. Social, 5:30 Dinner/Meeting    $15 - TBA

Speaker:  TBD
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Friday, Oct. 4 - Board meeting at 9 a.m. in Carroll Co. Courthouse

Thur. Oct 24 - General meeting at Copper Cow
834 S. Jackson St., Mt. Carroll, IL
12 p.m. Social, 5:30 p.m. Dinner/Meeting    $15 - TBA

Speaker: TBD