Karen McConnaughay’s Successor Don DeWitte Sworn In As State Senator

Don DeWitte

After twenty-four years in public office, State Senator Karen McConnaughay left office for a position in the private secotor.

Her successor, Don DeWitte, chosen by the Kane County Republican Party Chairman with the concurrence of his McHenry County counterpartreplaced her on Tuesday.

DeWitte served on the Regional Transportation Authority Board when he was apointed.

Prior to that he was Mayor of St. Charles, following in the footsteps of his father, who was also Mayor and his grandfather, who served on the city council.

Saturday afternoon at the County Fair, DeWitte spent considerable time chatting with folks at the McHenry County Republican party booth

Today, he sent out this ppress release:

Newly appointed Sen. Don DeWitte announces district office hours

Springfield, IL… Newly appointed State Senator for the 33rd District, Don DeWitte, announces his district office hours.

Replacing former State Senator Karen McConnaughay, DeWitte will maintain the same office location and hours until further notice.

DeWitte, who took office September 4, said he looks forward to serving the people of the 33rd District at the state level.

“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to represent the people and the region I have called home my entire life,” said Sen. DeWitte.

“I recognize Illinois faces many challenges, but I am hopeful that through cooperation and good leadership, we can put Illinois on a path to prosperity.

“I encourage my constituents to reach out to me with their concerns and comments as I do my best to represent their views in Springfield.”

The former St. Charles Mayor will represent constituents in all or part of the following communities: Algonquin, Batavia, Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, East Dundee, Elgin, Geneva, Gilberts, Hampshire, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, Pingree Grove, Sleepy Hollow, South Elgin, St. Charles, Wayne, and West Dundee

Information regarding Sen. DeWitte’s legislative website and social media sites will be announced in the coming weeks. For now, DeWitte encourages constituents to contact his district office to receive state-related information.


Karen McConnaughay’s Successor Don DeWitte Sworn In As State Senator — 6 Comments

  1. This guy is a rotten RINO PoS. He supported Rauner’s insane ‘Sanctuary State’!

    he’s just another municipal flunkey who inherited his job from Daddy, who inherited from his Daddy!

    He also has a fondness for perverts!:

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. (CBS) – An alderman from far west suburban St. Charles has been fined $150, after admitting he exposed himself while driving in his car this past summer.
    David W. Richards, 58, was also sentenced to three months probation Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct-breach of peace.

    Richards represents the 5th Ward of St. Charles. He was arrested and charged on July 21 for an incident that happened five days earlier.

    Court documents quoted by the Chicago Tribune indicated that Richards allegedly “exposed his penis while adjusting himself to a passing motorist.” That motorist was the driver of a semi-trailer truck who noticed Richards heading west on North Avenue near Prince Crossing Road in his red Dodge Stratus around 12:55 p.m. July 16, the Tribune reported.

    The truck driver phoned police.

    Defense attorney Kenneth Johnson said Richards accepted a plea agreement after “to a passing motorist” was deleted from the charge against him.

    Richards declined to comment in court.

    It was immediately unclear how the court ruling would affect his public office.

    St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte has asked Richards to reconsider resigning.


  2. When there is a vacancy state law allows party leaders to appoint replacements.

    If a district crosses county lines (outside of Cook County), each county chairman gets to vote the number of people who voted in his or her party in the previous primary election.

  3. They went Country Club instead of appointing a real Conservative.


    They should have polled the PCs.

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