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2009 Cook County GOP Convention

The Cook County Republican Party will hold a Convention open to the public on Friday & Saturday, September 25 & 26. The Convention will include several hospitality suite parties hosted by Republican elected officials and candidates, a breakfast reception with VIP guests, several training seminars, and a convention floor roster of many distinguished local and national Republicans. The official Saturday Convention program from 2-5pm with showcase the 2010 countywide ticket as well as an endorsement session of the Gubernatorial primary candidates.

The Convention will be held at the Don Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

Stay tuned for more information and a full schedule. Contact our office at (773) 278-2467 or for more information.

Register for the 2009 Cook County GOP Convention

2009 Cook County GOP Covention Brochure

Conference Scheduling Update:

Day 1 - "21st Century GOP:  The Next Generation of Leaders & Solutions"
Friday, September 25th, 2009:

- Convention Registration begins

- Convention begins / Vendor Hall Opens

- Press Conference: Introduction of Countywide GOP Ticket
- Roger Keats (candidate for Cook County Board President) & countywide ticket

- Meet & Greet with Statewide candidates & Cook County candidates

- Opening Ceremonies
- Cook County Commissioner (Welcome)
- Joel Pollack, Candidate for Congress - 9th District & Conservative Author
- (Introduction of Day 1 Theme: 21st Century GOP)

- Heath Care Town Hall Meeting with Congressmen Judy Biggert & Mark Kirk
- “Saving America’s Health Care System the Right Way” – moderated by political commentator Chris Robling

- “A New Generation of Republican Leaders” Guy Benson (emcee), Radio Host 560 WIND
- Ryan Scott Higgins, candidate for State Representative (56th District)
- Angel Garcia, candidate for County Clerk & President of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Cook
- Rev. Isaac Hayes, Candidate for Congress (1st District)
- [More speakers to be announced soon]

- “Restoring America's Promise: Solutions for the 21st Century”
- Keynote Address: to be announced on Friday

8pm - 11pm
- Hospitality Suite Receptions

10pm - 2am
- Chicago Young Republican’s After Party

(day 1 schedule subject to change)

Day 2 - "Winning in 2010: Renewing Illinois' Promise"
Saturday, September 26th

- Convention Hall opens

- Breakfast Reception with Legislative Leaders*

- 11:00am - Quarterly Cook GOP Meeting

10:15am - 1:30pm
- Training Sessions

Session 1 (10:15am – 11:45pm):
Candidates 101 Training
Voter Vault Training
Panel: Campaigns & Elections

Session 2 (12pm – 1:30pm):
Media & Technology
Chicago GOP 2010 Initiative

2pm - 5pm
- General Session (**Official Convention Program**)

Featured Presentations:
Sen. Roger Keats, Candidate for Cook County Board President
Presentation of Cook County GOP Ticket
Pat Brady, Illinois Republican Party Chairman
Gubernatorial Candidates Presentation & Straw Poll
Judy Baar Topinka, Candidate for Comptroller
Sen. Dan Rutherford, Candidate for Treasurer
Video Presentation: “Why We Fight”
Update from Legislative Leaders
County Commissioner Address
Keynote Address – speaker to be announced soon

(Program subject to change)
*Breakfast Reception tickets will be sold separately at the door for $10 (continental breakfast items)

Confirmed Speakers:
Pat Brady, Illinois Republican Party Chairman
Christine Radagno, Senate Republican Leader
Tom Cross, House Republican Leader
Senator Roger Keats, Republican Candidate for Cook County Board President
Liz Gorman, Cook County Commissioner
Tony Peraica, Cook County Commissioner

The Cook County Republican Party has rooms blocked off at the following hotels:
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL  60018
P: 847-696-1234
F: 847-698-0139

Double Tree Hotel Chicago/O’Hare

5460 North River Road
Rosemont, IL  60018
P: 847-292-9100
F: 847-292-9295

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