Link, Shaw to keep political posts in Lake County
The top leaders of the Democratic Party and Republican Party organizations in Lake County will remain unchanged -- at least for now. State Sen. Terry Link has been chosen to continue leading the Democrats, while attorney Mark Shaw will continue as the local GOP chairman. Biennial political conventions scheduled to be held this week were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, precinct representatives cast weighted votes to choose the leaders. According to an email to Democratic precinct representatives shared with the Daily Herald, Link agreed to continue serving as chairman until a regular election can be held. At that time, Link will support former state Rep. Lauren Beth Gash's bid for chairwoman, the email states. Gash was named vice chairwoman of the group this week. As for the Republicans, Shaw had no challengers.