• 2022 State and Local GOP Candidates

    Posted by · May 29, 2022 11:30 AM

    2022 State and Local Candidates for the Republican Party (including primary winners) are listed in the tables below. Candidate's websites are linked to names when available. 

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  • Lincoln Day Dinner Draws a Crowd!

    Posted by · May 25, 2022 8:21 PM

    The 2022 Lincoln Day Dinner took place on May 21 at Carmon's in downtown Champaign. With over 230 in attendance and a great showing from local and statewide candidates, the evening was fun and informative. Our panel on Crime in our Community included Amber Oberheim, Von Young, John Hecker and Sam Limentato. Our emcee for the evening was "Big Mike" Namoff. A delicious dinner by Hickory River was enjoyed by all and delicious Bundtini's capped off the evening.

    Panel Discussion on Crime in our Community

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  • Active Senior Republicans - Promoting and Advocating for Republican Values

    Posted by · May 23, 2022 11:35 AM

    By Jeff Wilson

    I recently attended an Active Senior Republican (ASR) for the Champaign County GOP on May 2 at the Champaign Library.  The room was packed, full of energetic and concerned citizens who are striving to make a positive and lasting improvement to our communities in Champaign County.  The guest speaker for this meeting was Brad Halbrook (State Representative (District 102), he provided a report on the results and impacts of the spring 2022 general assembly legislative session.  At the meeting, members also took up a collection for the Salvation Army Champaign County Food Pantry.

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  • An Interview with Mike Namoff on Crime in Our Community

    Posted by · April 01, 2022 10:25 AM


    The News-Gazette is running a series on Gun Violence: A Community Conversation.  As of February 28, 18 articles have been issued.  Each article highlights various conversations from the Community.  The genesis of these articles began in December with the open acknowledgement that Champaign-Urbana nears the top 2021 lists for homicides of 400 similar size communities.  Twenty-six lives lost, more than double the number in 2020.  Among them, a decorated Champaign police officer, and 13 victims under the age of 25.  Also, a record 350 confirmed incidents of shots fired. 

    2022 is not looking favorable.

    Confirmed shootings are at more than two dozen.  Death by gun - four.  Without immediate intervention, this year will be worse than last.

    Local entrepreneur Mike Namoff (Big Mike) thinks big. Last December, Mike, on his own initiative organized a successful party/fundraiser to raise money for the “Shop with a Cop” program.  Mike believes police officers across the country are taking an unfair hit in the midst of the national “defund the police” hysteria. Lack of municipal leadership has had a significant negative effect on local police officers.  This needs to change.  Namoff is thinking he may run for mayor of Champaign in 2023 to do something about it.

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  • On Guns & Violence in Champaign County

    Posted by · March 16, 2022 12:27 PM

    We have a serious gun violence problem in Champaign County. 

    Our citizens are killing each other at record-breaking rates.


    Many reasons have been given and many solutions have been offered.  The News-Gazette has been running a series of articles, or what they call "conversations", with dozens of local officials and citizens expressing various opinions on this deadly topic.

    But aside from all the good information the articles provide, one critical fact remains: people are killing each other on the streets of our beloved community.  Now. 

    This is an immediate problem that demands an immediate response. 


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  • Champaign City Council Members Need to Resign!

    Posted by · March 02, 2022 1:38 PM

    Champaign City Council Members Alicia Beck and Michael Foellmer must be held accountable for their actions! 

    City Council Members Alicia Beck and Michael Foellmer need to resign.  Their insensitive response to the Morrs, who came to the City Council Meeting looking for sympathy and hope after their home was riddled by bullets is unacceptable.  Mayor Feinen's statement of apology does not go far enough.  We must hold them accountable.

    All of Champaign County is expressing their concern. The core issue behind what transpired at the February 15th Champaign City Council Meetings is Public Safety. Champaign and Urbana are where many County residents go to shop and participate in recreational events. If your elected officials do not care about all of their constituents, then the rest of the County is at risk, as well.  You can sign regardless of where you live within Champaign County to demonstrate a “Vote of No Confidence” for Ms. Beck and Mr. Foellmer.  The message will be taken forward.

    Sign Petition!


  • What Republicans Stand For

    Posted by · February 28, 2022 7:59 AM

    By Liz Siegmund

    During a recent press conference, President Biden stated that the Republican party does not know what values they represent and do not have a handle on their ideology.  While Biden is out of touch and denies the accomplishments of the previous administration, his words serve as a reminder that Republicans need to clearly state our values and our platform for the American people.

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  • Why Run For Office? Why Vote?

    Posted by · February 18, 2022 3:10 PM

    Elections have consequences. 

    The elected few have significant power to affect the lives and livelihood of the many.  Today we are experiencing the negative consequences of the last election.

    Currently, Democrats dominate Champaign county, holding all county wide offices and have the majority of the County Board Membership and hold the chairmanship of the County Board.

    This year in Champaign County, four county wide positions, the Sheriff, County Executive, County Clerk, County Treasurer and all 22 county board member seats are up for election. The Democrats currently hold these four positions and Republicans have only 8 of the 22 Board Memberships.  Additionally, we have an extreme shortage of precinct committeepersons.  Only 81 the 118 positions are currently filled.

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  • We Need Your Help to Win in 2022!

    Posted by · January 25, 2022 9:57 PM

    The CCGOP needs YOU to help us win elections in 2022

    As we approach the 2022 midterm elections, the Champaign County GOP needs hundreds of additional volunteers to help us reach our goal of taking back control of Champaign County!

    We all know what the issues are;  out of control crime (including the ridiculous reform bill passed by the Democrats this year), out of control inflation, out of control school boards and a two year long pandemic lockdown and vaccine mandates by Governor Priztker.

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  • It's Time to Sign Up to be an Election Judge!

    Posted by · January 09, 2022 8:46 PM

    • By Kathy Young

    The Champaign County Clerk has issued the invitation to sign up to be an Election Judge.

    Participate fully in your democracy by serving as an election judge!  

    Sign up on our website HERE and we will help walk you through this process.

    Sign up at Election Judge Application (

    Go HERE for more information.

    If selected, you will be paid $200.00 for the day.

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