As I was knocking on doors this past weekend, I was talking about Melissa Sanchez.
You may remember that political commentators after the President election said that Republicans had to find more appeal to Hispanics (I prefer the word “Latino” because it’s not a government-created word) and young people.
Enter now 22-year old Melissa Sanchez.
Except she decided to run for Township Trustee before the election.
She just earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Springfield.
During her course of study, she was an intern with House Republican Leader Tom Cross.
After graduating last month, she was snapped up by a statewide trade association.
This past summer she went to the McHenry County Fair and visited the GOP booth while it was being manned by Tom McDermott.
She asked him how to become a Republican Precinct Committeeman.
This past October, GOP Chairman Mike Tryon appointed her and her Township Trustee running mate Larry Emery to fill two of the many empty precincts–Sanchez in Lake in the Hills and Emery in Crystal Lake.
Sanchez met her fiancé on a bus three years ago.
Where was the bus going?
To the annual Pro-Life Rally in Washington, D.C.
When do you think someone in the mainstream press will figure out she is worth interviewing?