April 20, 2024

Needless-to-say, Republican elected officials and party leaders, and especially the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), should issue critical/condemnatory press releases whenever Democrat elected officials in Illinois take major actions that promote the dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and/or the rest of the planks in the Democrat Party platform. IRP press releases should promote the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and the rest of the planks in the Republican Party platform. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform in conservative.


— Illinois sees lowest presidential primary voter turnout in decades (COMMENT: 136 (37%) of the 368 registered Republican voters in my new DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 59 in Wheaton cast Republican primary ballots. To encourage Republican turnout, I hand-delivered to each of the 224 homes and 4 apartments my precinct that had at least one registered Republican voter a copy of the sample ballot and DuPage County Board District 4 write-in candidate Annette Corrigan’s letter. She received 55 write-in votes in my precinct. In addition, as March 19 approached, I contacted 14 registered Republican voters in my precinct who had not returned the mail-in ballots that they had requested. A copy of my precinct letter that I am in the process of hand-delivering to the homes from which at least one Republican ballot was cast is at the end of this newsletter.)
— Hundreds protest in Global Climate Strike, demand that U.S. declare a climate emergency. Led by Fridays For Future, hundreds of environmental activists took to the streets to urge President Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency and call for investment in clean energy, sustainable transportation, resilient infrastructure, quality healthcare, clean air, safe water and nutritious food, according to youth speakers.
— Mayor Brandon Johnson’s $1.25B borrowing plan sails through City Council. With interest, the plan could cost the city $2.4 billion over 37 years, officials have said. Johnson’s team says that money will be more than recouped by property tax revenue flowing back to the city’s coffers from expiring TIF districts. – Mitchell Armentrout
— City Council OKs $70 million in extra funding for migrant crisis. By a 30-18 vote, the Council approved the latest round of funding for a crisis that has highlighted racial divisions in the city. – Mitchell Armentrout
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote Taylor Swift.
— Old age isn’t fun. Columnist Gene Lyons was out for a few weeks after he was diagnosed with several illnesses. Now that he’s back in the saddle, he writes about aging and what felt like a near-death experience. – Gene Lyons (COMMENT: What do you stress to defend your age? I stress my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)

— Chicago’s young activists demand climate action, steps to ‘protect our planet’ at downtown rally – REBECCA JOHNSON
— Dolton Village Hall hit with federal subpoenas amid ongoing probe into Mayor Tiffany Henyard – MIKE NOLAN
— Illinois now home to federally recognized tribal nation in historic Department of Interior decision. – KATE ARMANINI (COMMEMT: If I would seek a political or government office, my critics/opponents would stress that my ancestors on my father’s side homesteaded a farm in southwest Crete Township in 1854. They would a) hint/imply/argue/shout that I unfairly if not illegally directly benefitted from that and b) that I should pay reparations because of that. They would stress a) that my ancestors sold that land and bought 10 acres just northeast of the center of Crete in 1864, b) that my grandfather had a home built on that land in 1926, c) that I lived in that home 1954-1972, and d) that I inherited that home and sold it in 2022.)
— University of Chicago charter school to pay $125,000 after video showed teachers mock special education student, call him ‘dumb’ – STACY ST. CLAIR (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am dumb. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. In my defense, I earned three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, and a professional license.)
— Chicago Teachers Union asks for 9% annual raises as bargaining sessions are set to begin. – ALYSA GUFFEY
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: Johnson’s ambitious $1.25B bond plan, $70M migrant proposal pass City Council – JAKE SHERIDAN
— Steve Balich seeks to have uninitialed ballots thrown out in GOP race – MICHELLE MULLINS
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Homer Township Supervisor and Will County Board Republican Leader Steve Balich said he believes he will be victorious in a recount of the March 19 election for Republican precinct committeeperson after losing the race by one vote. Balich said up to five ballots were not initialed by the election judges so he challenged their validity and wants them thrown out. If they are tossed, he believes he will be declared the winner of the precinct committeeperson race, he said. The March 19 election was certified earlier this month with Homer Glen resident Tami O’Brien besting Balich, who was the leader of the Homer Township Republican Organization, by one vote. O’Brien received 115 votes to Balich’s 114. . .O’Brien ran as part of the Neighbors United for Homer Township slate whose goal was “to return civility and harmony to Homer Township.” Neighbors United won 11 of the 19 races for precinct committeeperson, including some races that were not contested, defeating Balich as well as Homer Glen Trustee Dan Fialko and Homer Township Assessor Carmen Maurella. The results bring new Republican leadership to the Homer Township Republican Organization. O’Brien said she was tired of the division that plagued the area as well as divisive social media posts. She ran to be a liaison to keep her neighborhood updated with village matters and end confusion.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Protesters appear at testy Chicago Police Board meeting to call for firing of officers involved in killing of Dexter Reed – Sam Charles

–Full jury of 12 people, 6 alternates seated in Donald Trump’s hush money trial in New York – AP

— Protesters want officers FIRED after shooting death of Dexter Reed in Chicago
— Multiple Dolton trustees react to FBI’s ‘court-ordered law enforcement activity’ near village hall – Natalie Martinez

— Chicago City Council votes for millions of dollars in funding for migrants
— Mayor Brandon Johnson’s $1.25 billion borrowing plan for affordable housing approved – Todd Feurer
— Chicago City Council approves $70 million more in migrant funding – Todd Feurer, Sabrina Franza
— City of Chicago warns of dozens of measles cases – John Odenthal
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote Taylor Swift.
— Additional $70 million for Chicago’s migrant crisis approved

— Chicago’s City Colleges hosts job-application event as FAA faces shortage of air traffic controllers (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran the Post Office in 1966, IRS in 1971, and GAO in 1980 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. I passed the postal employment test in 1966. I passed the Federal Service Entrance Examination and earned bachelor’s degree in business in 1970. I earned an MBA in 1976. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979.)
— Chicago City Council passes 2 major spending plans, including $70M for migrant mission

— City Council Votes 30-18 to Spend $70M More to Care for Migrants in Chicago – Heather Cherone

— Chicago’s City Council approves Mayor Johnson’s plans to borrow $1 billion and use $70 million in reserves to support migrants. The fiery debate exposed divisions within the City Council over the mayor’s first major development plan and the increasing cost of supporting migrants. – Tessa Weinberg
— Can Illinois provide work permits for migrants? The federal government regulates work permits but delays frustrate immigration advocates who want states to take charge. – Adriana Cardona-Maguigad

— Illinois had the lowest voter turnout for a presidential primary in decades – Ryan Johnston

— Surprisedly, Democrats acknowledge some of the many terrible negatives of pot.
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But not everyone joins in on the 420 festivities. Some scientists who study weed have become increasingly concerned about the potential harm cannabis can do to the body, especially when smoked or vaped. “When you burn something, whether it is tobacco or cannabis, it creates toxic compounds, carcinogens, and particulate matter that are harmful to health,” Dr. Beth Cohen, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, told CNN previously via email. Marijuana smoke may even be more harmful than tobacco because users hold the hot smoke in their lungs longer to maximize their high, Cohen said. A March 2021 study found teens were twice as likely to report “wheezing or whistling” in the chest after vaping marijuana than after smoking cigarettes or using e-cigarettes. “I’m in Colorado, and on 420 the smoke billows out of places where people gather to celebrate — it’s like a factory smokestack,” said Robert Page II, a professor of clinical pharmacy and physical medicine at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Aurora. “I worry when people are in an enclosed space because new data is beginning to show that secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as dangerous as the primary smoke,” Page said. “Like tobacco, cannabis affects the central nervous system, and there are side effects which tend to primarily be cardiovascular in nature.” Any level of marijuana use raises the risk of stroke by 42% and heart attack by 25%, even if there is no prior history of heart disease and the person has never smoked or vaped tobacco, a recent study found. Weed has also been linked to cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation; myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart muscle; spasms of the heart’s arteries and a higher risk of heart failure. It’s not. “If a person is in a closed space with marijuana smokers, they can test positive for cannabis in their urine. They can also get some of the other physical effects of marijuana, including an increased heart rate and feeling ‘high,’ ” Carol Boyd, founding director of the Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, told CNN in an earlier interview. It’s not just your lungs that may be at risk. A January 2021 study found people who only smoked marijuana had higher blood and urine levels of several smoke-related toxins than nonsmokers. Those toxins are linked to anemia, liver and neurological damage, cancer and other health issues. There’s more: Weed users are nearly 25% more likely to need emergency care and hospitalization, according to a 2022 study, and overuse of marijuana can lead to complications when in surgery. Weed users have more heavy metal in their bodies. Serious traffic accidents are on the rise in areas where weed is legal, a 2023 study found. Potency of weed has skyrocketed, which can heighten health risks and is leading to a global rise in marijuana addiction as well as marijuana use disorder. “Approximately 3 in 10 people who use marijuana have marijuana use disorder,” according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts say this condition comes with a higher risk of mental disorders, cognitive deficits, use of psychiatric services and violent behavior. Weed’s impact on babies and teens Using marijuana during pregnancy has been linked to low birth weight, one of the strongest predictors of a child’s long-term health. A lack of knowledge about weed Despite these health concerns, the majority of American adults still believe smoking or vaping marijuana smoke or breathing secondhand smoke from a joint is safer than tobacco smoke, even if children are present, according to an August 2023 study. Babies born to mothers who smoke pot or eat edibles to control nausea, for example, were twice as likely to be premature and 2.5 times as likely to be admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit, according to a 2023 study. Just as alarming: A 2020 study found children born to marijuana users had more psychotic-like behaviors and more attention, social and sleep problems as well as weaker cognitive abilities. It’s not good for older children, either. The growing use of weed by adolescents is extremely alarming, experts say, because marijuana is known to damage the developing brain. “The teen brain is actively developing and continues to develop until around age 25,” the CDC states on its website. Use during that time can have permanent effects such as damage to learning, memory, problem-solving skills and the ability to pay attention, the CDC said. “It’s disruptive to the teenage brain, so it needs to be used with extreme caution or not at all,” said Dr. Peter Grinspoon, a primary care physician and cannabis specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston who authored “Through the Smoke: A Cannabis Specialist Untangles the Truth About Marijuana.” Young people who use marijuana are more likely to develop long-lasting mental disorders, including depression, social anxiety and schizophrenia, and drop out of school, the CDC said. Studies show overuse of marijuana by youth with mood disorders leads to a rise in self-harm, suicide attempts and death. Daily use by adolescents and adults can result in another unpleasant side effect: uncontrollable vomiting, according to a 2021 study. “They vomit and then just continue to vomit whatever they have in their stomach, which can go on for hours,” study author Dr. Sam Wang, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist and toxicologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, told CNN previously. Despite these concerns, school-age kids were vaping twice as much weed in 2020 as they did in 2013. In fact, some parents told doctors they believed vaping marijuana was safer than tobacco, Boyd told CNN earlier via email. “You seem to believe that heating chemicals (including carcinogens) into a vapor and inhaling them is healthy? My answer is, ‘No, it is not a healthy behavior.’” In addition to harming the lung, vaping weed is associated with a dangerous, recently identified lung disease called EVALI, short for e-cigarette, or vaping product use-associated lung injury. By early 2020, the CDC had recorded over 2,800 hospitalizations and 68 deaths due to this condition, according to Yale Medicine.)

— Melania Trump, long absent from campaign, will appear at a Log Cabin Republicans event in Mar-a-Lago – AP (COMMENT: I have always promoted the traditional marriage and family plank in the Republican Party platform big time. Those who promote LGBTQ have always worked the hardest against me. I should write a book about them.)

— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly push minorities to be pot pushers.

— Debate ignites as schools push DEI hiring practices amidst teacher shortage (COMMENT: All my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were DEI hires.)
— Trump trial lawyers searching social media history for potential juror bias. – AP (COMMENT: I should write about hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and my precinct.)

— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.

— $1.32 billion approved for migrant aid, affordable housing in Chicago

— How Little Does Palestinian Life Matter to the University of Chicago? The University of Chicago’s rhetoric of ‘political neutrality’ is a lie. – Christopher Iacovetti

— Afternoon roundup


— IGOLD Draws Huge Crowd at Capitol to Support Second Amendment

— 2nd Amendment Supporters Dominate State Capitol During Annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Rally


— Brandon Johnson is willing to bankrupt Chicago for illegal immigrants – Zachary Faria
— Colorado schools get extra $24 million for migrant enrollment – Barnini Chakraborty

— Why the Trump campaign is chasing LGBT voters – David Christopher Kaufman (COMMENT: I have always promoted the traditional marriage and family plank in the Republican Party platform big time. Those who promote LGBTQ have always worked the hardest against me. I should write a book about them.)

— The term ‘cultural Marxism’ is now an ‘antisemitic conspiracy theory’ – Vivek Saxena

— ‘We’re Done’: Chicago Resident Rips ‘Blue Haired Liberals’ After Being Told To Accept Illegal Immigrants In City. – HAILEY GOMEZ

— Biden’s Controversial Illegal Alien Parole Program Raises Alarms – Simon Hankinson

— Black Chicago voters rip mayor on extra $70M for migrants as recall petition gathers steam. ‘We need that money in my neighborhood,’ railed one Black woman wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ cowboy hat. – Michael Dorgan, Garrett Tenney
— Chicago voter confronts Mayor Johnson over ‘disrespectful’ migrant funding, says city united against him. Mayor Brandon Johnson faces backlash from residents over $70M for migrant crisis. – Bailee Hill
— Vulnerable House Dems do a U-turn on illegal immigration after calling crisis ‘non-existent threat’ 3 vulnerable Democrats appear to have shifted their views on illegal immigration as they seek re-election to the House. – Kyle Morris

— LA Mayor Begs the Wealthy to Help Fund the Homeless Crisis (COMMENT: What do wealthy people think of you? I should write a book about those wealthy people in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)

— Chicago Woman in MAGA Hat Unleashes on Mayor Over Immigrant Spending Plan: ‘Use Our Tax Money for Our People!’ – Anthony Altomari

— Petition Seeks to Empower Chicago Voters to Recall Far-Left Mayor Brandon Johnson – RYAN MILLS

— Black Chicago citizens blast Dem mayor for funneling another $70 MILLION to illegal immigrants, asks Trump to ‘please come see us in Chicago’ – Katie Daviscourt

— Illegal Immigrants Find Creative Ways to Cross Over the Border In Arizona – Sarah Arnold

— Flyers Urging Illegals to Vote Biden Found in Mexican Resource Center. – Jack Davis


— Chicago’s response to migrant influx stirs longstanding frustrations among Black residents – MATT BROWN

— NYPD confirms man who set himself on fire outside Trump trial has died from his injuries
— Multiple states seeking to poach Illinois police officers with bonuses – Blake Dietz (COMMENT: Illinois Democrats ever-increasingly a) run Illinois, b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn police officers as being racists, and c) blame police officers for all the problems that minorities have.)
— Chicago’s Response to Migrant Influx Stirs Longstanding Frustrations Among Black Residents – AP

— FRONT PAGE: In Trump Trial, Old Social Posts Haunt the Proceedings. Over the past week, some potential jurors who were confronted with their old posts seemed sheepish, if not outright embarrassed. – Jonah E. Bromwich and Maggie Haberman
— As Press Reports Some Juror Details, Polarized Reactions Take Over. Journalists covering the trial face a tricky balancing act: inform the public while keeping its participants out of harm’s way. – Tiffany Hsu
— A Huge Number of Homeowners Have Mortgage Rates Too Good to Give Up. On a scale not seen in decades, many Americans are stuck in homes they would rather leave. – Emily Badger and Francesca Paris (COMMENT: I paid high mortgage rates 1972-1984. My wife and I paid high mortgage rates from 1978 until we paid our mortgage off.)
— This G.O.P. Senate Candidate Says He Grew Up on a Family Farm. Not Exactly. David McCormick has often spoken about his modest upbringing on a farm in Pennsylvania. A close look at his past tells a different story. – Katie Glueck (COMMENT: In Illinois, if you grew up on a farm, Democrats and RINOs hold that against you.)

— Missouri Attorney General threatens legal action against Kansas City mayor after invite to illegal immigrants. (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and/or b) to illegally stay in America illegally.)

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ to destroy traditional marriage and family, that is, to destroy the Republican Party, that is, to destroy America, that is, to destroy the world.
— ‘Ascent to Power’ Review: Harry Truman’s Moment. With little preparation after FDR’s death, Truman found himself leading the nation with World War II still to be won. – Robert W. Merry

— The latest Supreme Court decision means HR departments must play by a whole new set of rules. Here’s what every CHRO needs to know. – Paige McGlauflin (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. They had hinted that they might let me work another 6 years until I would have been eligible for regular retirement if I had happily accepted an adverse transfer.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling making it easier for workers to sue employers for discrimination if they’re forced to transfer jobs within an organization.)

— Understanding the Duty of Employees to Follow Lawful and Reasonable Directions (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran IRS 1971-1980 and GAO 1980-1997, reluctantly, I fully understood and fully carried out their ever-increasing directives that I give more and more and more preference to their Democrat employees who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time. But that was not enough. They a) wasted my career, b) took many adverse actions against me, c) forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, and d) gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black Democrat subordinate. He had a) less job-related work experience than I had, b) less job-related education than I had, c) fewer job-related professional certifications than I had, and d) no job-related professional license like the one I had.)

— Hundreds protesting Gaza genocide barricaded by Chicago police, as Mayor Johnson prepares crackdown on DNC protests
Andy Thompson

— Chicago street vendors navigate informal economy

— What do your critics/opponents believe gives them license to take adverse actions against you? I should write a book about those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. They have always known full-well that I could name them, their operatives, and their dupes  in my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. Maybe that is what they want me to do. – Dave Diersen

My critics/opponents believe the following gives them license to take adverse actions against me:

— I share many demographics with someone who they despise/hate, that is, with Trump. Both Trump and I are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, married, non-poor, draft-avoider, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time;
— I supported a candidate in a Republican primary other than the candidate who they supported;
— Past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party not only have not come to my defense, they have taken many big adverse actions against me;
— Past and present Republican leaders of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois not only have not come to my defense, they have taken many big adverse actions against me;
— Past and present conservative and religious leaders in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois not only have not come to my defense, they have taken many big adverse actions against me;
— Past and present Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct that I have done lots to help elect and reelect not only have not come to my defense, they have taken many big adverse actions against me;
— I refuse to glorify or praise my critics/opponents, pander to them, be manipulated or dominated by them, serve as one or their operatives or dupes, cover up their wrong doing, or give them money;
— They reject one or more of the following planks in the Republican Party platform: personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving):
— They disapprove of/despise/hate one or more of the articles that I have included links to in my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters since 2000 including the almost 485,000 articles since 2004;
— They blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for all the defeats that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000;
— They despise/hate federal employees like I was for almost 30 years and especially IRS employees like I was for almost 9 years;
— They despise/hate federal retirees like I have been for almost 27 years;
— My Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old and just about everyone talks and/or acts not only like they believe that I deserved it, but that I was grossly overpaid and promoted too fast;
— They despise/hate DINKs, that is, those like my wife and I who are married, who both have/income, and who did not have children, adopt, or become foster parents;
— They despise/hate one or more of my demographics: conservative, Republican, White, male, older, gun-owner, Protestant, German American and/or my ancestors have been in America since 1844;
— They despise/hate draft avoiders, I avoided the Vietnam War draft with student deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971″
— They believe that their being a member of a church, that their attending church services, and/or that their giving money to a church gives them a license to sin;
— They know that my policy has always been to forgive those who trespass against me;
— They are envious of what I have;
— I have lived in DuPage County only since 1978; and/or
— I have sued them and/or one of their clients.


David John Diersen

DuPage County Milton Township Republican Precinct 59 Committeeman

915 Cove Court, Wheaton, Illinois 60189-6326 Phone: 630-653-0462

Email: diersen@aol.com Website: www.gopillinois.com

Dear fellow DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 59 Republicans:

March 19, 2024 DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 59 Election Results

Registered Republican Voters – 368 Republican Ballots Cast – 136 (37%)

Votes Received:

Donald Trump, U.S. President – 91

Nikki Haley, U.S. President – 33

John Booras, U.S. Congressman, 3rd Congressional District – 118

Amy Grant, Illinois Representative, 47th District – 118

Bob Berlin, Illinois State’s Attorney, DuPage County – 121

Jaye Wang, DuPage County Clerk of the Circuit Court – 115

Bob Grogan, DuPage County Auditor -115

Richard Jorgensen, DuPage County Coroner – 120

Nicole Prater, DuPage County Recorder – 116

Annette Corrigan, DuPage County Board, District 4 – 60 (write-in)

Jeff Castle, DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner, District 4 – 117

Kenton Skarin, Appellate Court Judge, 3rd Judicial District – 117

Jason Helland, Appellate Court Judge, 3rd Judicial District – 114

John Costello, Appellate Court Judge, 3rd Judicial District – 115

David John Diersen, Republican Precinct Committeeman – 114

Thank you for casting a Republican primary ballot. As your Republican Precinct Committeeman, my responsibilities for primary elections include encouraging Republican voter turnout. My responsibilities for general elections include encouraging votes for Republican candidates. Please contact me if you have questions and/or comments concerning the candidates. As a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, I have heard many of them speak at political events, including Booras, Grant, Berlin, Grogan, Jorgensen, Prater, Corrigan, and Castle. As the November 5 general election approaches, please consider displaying yard signs for them.

Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committeeman for the 3rd Congressional District Jeanne Ives has appointed me to serve on the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee in Collinsville May 24 and 25. Please contact me if you would like to see changes to the current platform which is at https://illinois.gop/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2020PlatformoftheIllinoisRepublicanParty.pdf and/or resolutions introduced. The 2020 resolutions are at: https://illinois.gop/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/13-Resolutions.pdf .

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Dave Diersen

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.