Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Republican officials pick deputy, first black GOP in 3 decades, to replace resigning lawmaker

Well, damn..... 3 decades??  Hmmm... I guess better late than never.

 Republican leaders have appointed a Kendall County sheriff's deputy to replace state Rep. Pam Roth of Morris

CHICAGO — Republican officials have chosen a Kendall County sheriff's deputy, who'll be the first black Republican lawmaker in the state Legislature in three decades, to replace resigning state Rep. Pam Roth of Morris.

John Anthony, 37, was appointed after GOP officials in the four counties making up the 75th District — Kendall, Grundy, Will and LaSalle — deliberated over nine potentials Monday. Their pick was announced Tuesday. "He's so energized.

He believes in teamwork and I love that about him," said Susan Thornton, chairwoman of the LaSalle County Republican Central Committee. "He has got such a magnetic personality."

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