Kane County GOP elects chair to second two-year term

Andro Lerario has been reelected for another two-year term as chair of the Kane County Republican Party.

Precinct committee persons reelected Lerario, who ran without opposition, at the Kane GOP convention Wednesday in St. Charles.

“The energy was unbelievable,” Lerario said. “People were standing up clapping.”

Lerario said he will focus on having Republicans who disagree with each other to talk it out and work it out.

“Enough with the back-talking,” Lerario said. “Everybody understands we have different opinions. If we have a problem, talk it out.”

Lerario said he also has plans for rebuilding the party.

“I plan on keeping on, forging ahead and organizing more of a business-type structure to support all Republican candidates,” Lerario said. “To help them, educate them — whatever it is we have to do to get the votes out. Baby steps and keep moving in a forward direction. That is my game plan so everybody knows what they’re doing.”

Among the new efforts with his second term will be recruiting more precinct committeepersons and training them, he said.

There are 107 Republican precinct committeepersons, but 292 precincts in Kane County. With upcoming appointments, Lerario he expects to ultimately have 170 positions filled.

Lerario said he likely will appoint three vice chairs to hold leadership roles in recruiting and training precinct committeepersons, deal with technology and artificial intelligence, and promote membership.

The party also is reaching out to high school students who will be old enough to vote this fall, as well as students at Waubonsee and Elgin community colleges, he said.

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