Part 5 – Notables at the Illinois Republican Party Convention

Here’s the fifth installment of my photos of Republican notables I found at the 2008 Illinois Republican Party Convention in Decatur.

After taking some pictures of a relative empty front of the convention floor before the convention started, I walked to the back of the room, where the McHenry County delegation was relegated.

I saw State Rep. Raymond Poe, who sought the Lt. Governor nod in 2006. It turns out he was talking for former gubernatorial candidate Ron Gidwitz. Gidwitz was bold enough to suggest that a ticket of Gidwitz and Poe would have been better than the candidates who lost to Governor Rod Blagojevich.

8th congressional district Republican Party candidate for congress was the next in my view finder. Here Steve Greenberg shakes hands with Michael Livshutz with Dr Michael Menis looking on.

Looks like State Senator Bill Brady gets a twofer. Here he is talking to Senate Minority Leader Frank Watson. In the Democratic Party’s reapportionment effort to defeat Watson, he was given the least Republican part of the Decatur area, while Brady got the Republican part. Watson is on the right, Brady on the left.

State Representative and State Central Committeeman Skip Saviano was also standing in line waiting to be introduced to the convention.

16th congressional district State Central Committeeman and State Senator Dave Syverson was talking to Saviano, so I got his picture, too.

More Republican Convention notables tomorrow.

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