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2016 Santorum Petitions Filed Jan. 6

January 11, 2016

The Santorum Illinois team had a very successful effort with our statewide petition, securing a place on the March 15 Republican Primary ballot for Rick Santorum. A minimum of 3000 signatures, and a maximum of 5000, were required. We collected over 5400 and filed exactly 5000.

The volunteers who are running for Delegate to the July 18-21 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH, and who are pledged to Senator Santorum, are:

District 6: Tom Koppie of Huntley. Tom is a former two-term Rutland Township Road Commissioner and multi-term Republican precinct committeeman.

District 7: Carl Segvich of Chicago. Carl is the 11th Ward Republican Committeeman and played key roles in the statewide campaigns of Jom Oberweis and Adam andrzejewski.

District 8: David Rickert of Elgin. David is the Kane County Treasurer since 1998. He is a CPA and a US Army Veteran and the former Chairman of the Elgin Township Republican Party.

District 8: Daniel Bronson of Hoffman Estates. Dan was a Republican candidate for US Senate for 2016 before stepping down to endorse and support Jim Marter. Dan holds an MBA and is a financial analyst.

District 9: Penny Pullen of Arlington Heights. Penny is a former 16-year State Representative and was the Republican National Committeewoman for Illinois during the Reagan presidency. She is a long time leader of the Eagle Forum of Illinois and is the Founder of the Life Advocacy Resource Project.

District 9: Jeannine Como of Morton Grove. Jeannine is the top Santorum volunteer in eastern Illinois. She is active in the Niles Township Republican organization.

District 9: Mark Albers of Morton Grove. Mark ran a spirited campaign for village board in 2015 and is a small business owner and a conservative activist.

District 14: Kathy Salvi of Mundelein. Kathy is a successful attorney, wife and mother. She is very active in Catholic and charitable causes and was a candidate for US Congress.

District 14: Irene Napier. Irene is the longtime head of the McHenry County Right to Life organization, and has been a champion of pro-family causes in Illinois for over four decades.

District 16: Mike Margraf of Braidwood. Mike is a small business owner and has been a longtime volunteer for Rick Santorum, dating back to 2011.

District 16: Susan Graff of Braidwood. Sue is a conservative and Republican activist and supporter.

District 16: James Brenner of Machesney Park. James is a graduate student at Western Illinois University and is very active on campus in promoting Santorum for President.

District 17: Jon Zahm of Osco. Jon is the author of this blog and currently serves as President of the Bureau, Henry, and Stark County Regional School Board. Jon formerly served one term on the Orion School Board and one term on the Henry County Board. He is the District 1 Chair of the Henry County Republican Central Committee. He was elected as a Santorum Delegate in 2012 and attended the RNC Convention that year in Tampa, FL.

Alternate Delegates filed January 6:

District 9: Joe Hedrick, Angela Como, and Steve Polit.

District 16: Chad Waterhouse.

District 17: Gene Hollerud, Carla Specht, and Richard Leddy

Santorum for Illinois Leadership Team

Honorary State Chairwoman: Kathy Salvi

State Chairman: David Rickert

State Chairvolunterwoman: Penny Pullen

State Political Director and Spokesman: Jon Zahm

Northern Illinois Coordinator: Jeannine Como

Western Illinois Coordinator: Christie Schilling

Cook County Coordinator: Carl Segvich

Statewide Field Director: Gene Hollerud

Santorum College and Young Republican Director: Nicole Been

Santorum Deputy State Director: James Brenner

To volunteer please contact Jon Zahm at 630-946-8683 or e-mail goliathslayers@gmail.com.

Thank you to all who helped with the petition drive!

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