Tom Smithburg Endorsed by Judy Baar Topinka

From the Tom Smithburg for 42nd Ward Committeeman…

CHICAGO, IL – Illinois State Comptroller and former State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka announced today that she has endorsed Tom Smithburg in his race to become the next 42nd Ward Republican Committeeman.

“I am always on the lookout for the next generation of Republican leadership in Illinois, and for that reason I’m happy to endorse Tom Smithburg for 42nd Ward Republican Committeeman of Chicago,” said Topinka. “Democrats in Illinois are spending the money of future generations before they even have a chance to have a voice in the process, making it more important than ever for these individuals to take on positions of leadership. I am excited to support Tom and see him bring a new day to Republican politics in a city where our Party can achieve so much more electoral success than we have to date.”

Smithburg responded: “When I made the decision to run for this position and dedicate the time and energy necessary to win and execute on everything I’ve promised, it didn’t cross my mind that I would have the honor of earning the support of elected officials such as Judy Baar Topinka. She has been victorious in a statewide election and knows what it takes to win in the city, so to have her support and counsel is invaluable to our efforts to bring a new day to Chicago Republican politics.”

Smithburg has received a number of high-profile endorsements in his race for 42nd Ward Republican Committeeman, including endorsements by Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar, Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, Congressman Aaron Schock, Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady, State Senator and former Republican Gubernatorial Nominee Bill Brady, Chicago Young Republicans President Angel Garcia, Former 42nd Ward Republican Organization President Christine Svenson, Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross, and Illinois College Republican Federation Chairman Mick Paskiewicz.

Once elected, Smithburg plans to work to unify the Republican Party, grow the 42nd Ward Republican Organization, and collaborate with other Republican committeeman and organizations to begin the process of putting forth a viable alternative in Chicago.

About Tom
Tom Smithburg is an Analyst at Shore Capital Partners in Chicago and resident of the 42nd Ward since 1995. Tom graduated from Northwestern University where he served as Vice-President of the student body. He interned at Empower America (now Freedom Works), has volunteered for numerous Republican campaigns, and is a proud Member of the Chicago Young Republicans and the Chicago Republican Women’s Network.

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