Our Illinois county has a long heritage of Republican leaders on the local, Illinois and federal levels of government who have been committed to accountable, limited, and loyally constitutional government.
Republican Primary Election Candidate Forums - January and February
In Tazewell County, the Republican primary election for county offices is the meaningful race. Tazewell county is a stronghold for Republicans. Republicans hold 7 of 8 county wide offices and 17 of 21 county board district offices. Of the 29 current incumbents, 20 of the offices were uncontested in the last general election.
The Morton Tea Party is hosting two candidate forums.
Event Details for the Sheriff Candidate Forum
Event Details for the Coroner and County Clerk Candidate Forum
Congressman Bob Michel
Words cannot express the deep sorrow felt by Tazewell County Republicans at the loss of our great leader Bob Michel. His decades of service to our country make us proud to say we know him and we will always remember his many accomplishments. He truly had a way about him that gave you confidence in our government, you just knew all was well.
In our eyes, Bob Michel will always be our Hall of Fame Statesmen and Congressman who will live on forever.
On behalf of Tazewell County I want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Bob Michel in their time of great sorrow.
Tazewell County Chairman
Rep. Darin LaHood's Statement On the Passing of Bob Michel
President-Elect Donald J. Trump
Election Day 2016 was historic! Congratulations to all who helped make this happen.
4/13/16 - At the Biennial County Convention, the Precinct Committeemen re-elected Mary Burress as the Chairman of the Tazewell County Republican Central Committee.
49th Lincoln Day Dinner
On March 4, the Tazewell County Republicans hosted the 49th Lincoln Day Dinner at Embassy Suites East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center
2015 Tazewell County Veteran of the Year
The 2015 Tazewell County Veteran of the Year is Clifford Hasselbacher. On July 18 at the annual Veterans' Breakfast at the Morton American Legion Post 318 hosted by Sheriff Bob Huston, Cliff's brief remarks included the declaration that he is not a hero, the heroes are in Europe in the WWII Cemeteries. Cliff proclaims himself as the luckiest man in the world.