June 5, 2024

— Start sending releases with the largest and most trusted content distribution network (COMMENT: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. The Illinois Republican Party (IRP) should issue press releases each and every day that show that the Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime and that the Republican Party platform promotes prosperity and safety. The IRP should focus on the following planks in the Republican Party platform: personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving). Constructively, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters do what the IRP should be doing. What the mainstream news media puts out a) is a summary of Democrat Party press releases and b) editorials made to look like news articles.)


— Republican walk out prevents Will County vote on raises for elected officials – MICHELLE MULLINS
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Because Trump is German American and Protestant and because Biden is not, anticipate/expect that Democrats will ever-increasingly draw attention to Hitler, to Nazi Germany, and to the Holocaust.
— Democrats ever-increasingly blame Republicans for problems that Latinos have.
— Two teens’ promising futures end on Eisenhower Expy. — allegedly struck by drunk driver. Erik C. Cox and Shealyn Sherwood, both 18, were killed when Ashanti Gates’ car struck them in the outbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway early Sunday, prosecutors said. The teens had stopped to fix a flat tire. – Matthew Hendrickson and Emmanuel Camarillo (COMMENT: When you were in high school, did you have a “promising future,” were you viewed as being “college material?” I was not. Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. Because they did not have money to pay my college expenses, if I was accepted by a college, I would have to work my way through college. I could not run because I had a bone disease. My vision could not be corrected to 20/20. I had partial red/green color blindness. I spend my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes. Nevertheless, I took college preparatory courses, I got an ACT score of 24, I graduated in the upper 20% of my class, and I got accepted by UIC. My brother was not so fortunate I believe because he was wrongly held back in first grade.)

— Many Americans are still shying away from EVs despite Biden’s push – AP

— U.S. Secret Service, CPD provide update on Chicago DNC 2024 security plan. Thousands of officers training for large protests.
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Democrats ever-increasingly call law enforcement officers racists. Everyone hates past, present, and future IRS employees. IRS Revenue Officers enforce federal tax laws. After working for IRS for almost 9 years as a Revenue Officer, I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980. Democrats run IRS and GAO. GAO audits IRS. I should write a book about how my Democrat GAO superiors used my having worked for IRS against me.
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote race based preference giving.
— Teens accused of attacking couple walking in Streeterville. The teens were both charged with misdemeanor battery in the case. (COMMENT: Streeterville today, your neighborhood tomorrow.)

— Chicago Police training for any possible unrest at Democratic National Convention
— After migrants move out, Chicago park reopens for summer programs
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Chicago mayor welcomes residents back to facility after migrants move out
— Posen shuts down annual carnival due to teen chaos (CCOMMENT: Posen today, your municipality tomorrow,)
— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson announced on Tuesday a significant investment aimed at keeping teens out of trouble this summer by pumping $600,000 into local neighborhoods. (COMMENT: What did you do while you were in high school and the summers in between? I did yard work while I was a freshman and sophomore. I delivered newspapers while I was a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior. I washed dishes while I was a junior and senior. The aforesaid enabled me a) to buy a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air when I was a junior in 1964 and b) to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint when I was a senior. I then used that Pontiac to commute to/from my parents’ home in Crete and a) classes at UIC and b) my part-time Park Forest Post Office job.)

— National Republican Senate Committee instructs GOP candidates to support birth control ahead of vote on contraception bill – Isabella Murray and Tal Axelrod,

— Haley, Christie and others take votes away from Trump in New Mexico primary. – Miranda Nazzaro (COMMENT: At this point, to vote for Haley, Christie, or others is to vote for Biden.)

— Democrats ever-increasingly call you a racist if you do not promote more illegal immigration.

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.

— Elmhurst Urged To Back Gaza Ceasefire Resolution. Residents said the city should project its values of equality and human rights. – David Giuliani

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more gambling and other vices.

— After couple is attacked while walking, Streeterville buildings hire security until police ‘control the situation’ (COMMENT: Streeterville today, your neighborhood tomorrow.)

— Schools make a difference for students exposed to violence – Mila Koumpilova (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as having been born with a silver spoon in my mouth and having never been exposed to violence. They have always stressed that my parents sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those whose parents had way more money than mine had.)

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— What does your political future look like for you? My political future looks ever-increasingly bleak. I fully anticipate/expect that anti-Diersen leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Illinois Republican Party (IRP) will do more and more and more to get one of my Republican voters in my precinct to run against me and defeat me for my precinct committeeman position. Recently a DCRCC leader angrily/rudely told me that she had thrown my April 2024 precinct letter in the trash. A copy of that precinct letter is at the end of this newsletter. They will do more and more and more a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters. They will build on their past successes including: a) removing me from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee, b) ending my role as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, c) ending my bid to be selected to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy in 2019, d) gerrymandering my precinct in 2015, e) ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, f) ending my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, g) ending my role as the MTRO webmaster in 2010 and 2004, h) ending my Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) steering Committee membership in 2007, i) almost getting ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, j) ending my bid to serve as MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and k) ending my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors membership in 2004. – Dave Diersen

— QUESTION: What emboldens people to take adverse actions against other people? ANSWER: They believe that they can get away with it. They have more power than their victims. They know that their victims forgive those who trespass against them. I should write a book about those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial power in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who destroy those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who reject the most planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who most vehemently oppose direct election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members. Should I abandon my policy of forgiving those who take adverse actions against me? – Dave Diersen

— Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, Republicans are given no right to complain about anything, and especially Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, married, gun owner, Protestant, German American, and/or they have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. – Dave Diersen

— Too many in government and the media are trying to normalize the level of crime we see in Chicago


— Liberal tracker of ‘hate’ groups Southern Poverty Law Center excludes anti-Israel groups from latest list. – Susan Ferrechio (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted the most that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition were hate groups.)
— Thanks to DEI, I see antisemitism every day. Overt hostility, quiet antipathy reflect Jews’ experience at many institutions. – Dr. Benjamin A. Goldberg

— State attorneys general push American Bar Association to end race-based advocacy – F. Thies (COMMENT: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government, they gave tremendous preference to their Democrat employees, and especially to those who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time, and/or had health and/or other problems.)
— The border crisis comes to the classroom – Jeremiah Poff
— Trump verdict has galvanized the GOP like Dobbs did for Democrats – Elizabeth Stauffer
— Get married, young man, get married – Ben Rothove (COMMENT: My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious when I got married in 1978 when I was 29 years old. They had viciously demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being someone who would never get married because I was such an extremely bad person. Further, they were even more furious because my wife had a good job and savings. With her savings as a down payment, we bought 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton ( https://www.redfin.com/IL/Wheaton/1017-E-Harrison-Ave-60187/home/18135528 ).
— Generation Z, stop giving Taylor Swift a political platform – Anna Broussard

— ICE officers given new instructions appearing to make it easier for migrants to claim asylum – Jennie Taer
— Trump team embraces early voting and mail-in ballots in ‘Swamp the Vote’ initiative – Diana Glebova
— 121 NYC hotels converted to migrant shelters despite concerns of cost squeeze on tourists. – Carl Campanile
— Pride event at Maine town hall sparks backlash after drag queen with crude name performs for kids – Patrick Reilly
— NYC parent advocacy group outlines ‘devastating impact’ migrant crisis burdens onto schools’ trauma resources – Haley Brown
— Biden announces border ‘crackdown’ that will still let in at least 1.8 million illegally per year. – Josh Christenson, Diana Glebova, Jennie Taer and Steven Nelson

— Biden’s border ‘crackdown’ is a con job based on another Biden bait-and-switch – Andrea Widburg
— After bankrolling illegals, FEMA says it will run out of cash for hurricane season – Monica Showalter

— Biden executive orders suspend entry of illegal aliens, but only if border reaches certain threshold for 7 days in a row – ANDREW CHAPADOS (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, America is not in a position to “suspend entry of illegal aliens.”)
— Voters get brutally honest about how the Trump verdict backfired on Democrats: ‘I’m all in with the MAGA people’ – CHRIS ENLOE
— Room costs in NYC soar as 1 in 5 hotels converted into shelters for illegal aliens, homeless – CORTNEY WEIL

— Couple Beaten by Teens in Chicago, Pregnant Wife Loses Baby After Attack – KATHERINE HAMILTON
— Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn Raises Pride Flag Despite Recent Ban on City Property – PAUL BOIS (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, LGBTQ leaders ever-increasingly force LGBTQ down everyone’s throat.)
— Denver Democrats Pick Illegal Aliens for Jobs Needed by Americans – WARNER TODD HUSTON (COMMENT: When I was young, if there had been as many illegals in America as there are now, they would have gotten the bad jobs that I got. The jobs that I had were bad, but they enabled me to a) buy a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in 1964, b) buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, and a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, c) pay for my UIC and NIU expenses, and d) graduate debt-free from NIU in 1970 and owning that Charger.)
— GOP Rips Biden’s ‘Desperate’ Election-Year ‘Border Charade’ — ‘Biden Is Gaslighting You’ – JOSHUA KLEIN

— Trump Rips Biden’s ‘Weak And Pathetic’ Executive Order On The Border: ‘It Will Actually Make The Invasion Worse’
— Biden Unveils Immigration Executive Order After Months Of Insisting There’s Nothing He Could Do – REAGAN REESE
— Feds Fund Film Festival Featuring ‘Queer X-Rated Cinema’ About ‘Steamy Gay Bathhouse,’ ‘Ravenous’ Male Prostitute – ROBERT SCHMAD

— Biden Signs Weak Executive Order To Address His Border Crisis After Claiming He Couldn’t Do It – Ryan Saavedra
— Republican Attorneys General Warn American Bar Association To Steer Clear Of Race-Based Initiatives – Leif Le Mahieu (COMMENT: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government, they gave tremendous preference to their Democrat employees, and especially to those who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time, and/or had health and/or other problems.)

— Chicago couple brutally assaulted by teens while on date, pregnant wife loses baby after attack. The teen suspects said, ‘we own the street,’ as they mercilessly beat a husband and his pregnant wife in Chicago neighborhood. – Chris Pandolfo
— Why one Chicago Democrat wants to stop crime alerts. Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth says she will no longer send out crime alerts to her constituents in Chicago because it will lead to ‘an inaccurate public perception.’ (COMMENT: When Democrats run things, poverty and crime increase.)
— Biden says world leaders are scared of another Trump presidency, tell him ‘you can’t let’ Trump win. Biden said people ‘lost confidence’ in America after Jan. 6. – Hanna Panreck (COMMENT: Those who orchestrated January 6 had to know that it would harm Trump.)

— The Border Crisis is Reportedly Overwhelming Washington, DC Schools – Mike LaChance (COMMENT: DC schools today, your schools tomorrow.)

— Book publisher Scholastic announced a “Read with Pride” campaign, providing educators a list of “LGBTQIA+ stories” for “kids and teens” and vowed to use company resources to fight efforts by local school districts and parents to determine what content is appropriate for students. – ZACH KESSEL (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly do everything that they can to make children sexually active LGBTQers.)

— Trump Campaign Blasts Biden’s Immigration Executive Order – Leah Barkoukis


— Ever-increasingly, to buy things from Walmart and Target is to promote LGBTQ, that is, to destroy traditional marriage and family.
— Nine states already banned affirmative action, what happened next? – Morgan Wolfe (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used Affirmative Action and DEI to get rid of me. I should write a book about that.)
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.

— Trump reaps post-verdict financial windfall

— The Trump conviction was politically driven. The adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me were politically driven. The adverse action that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs take against me are politically driven.

— Biden calls Trump a ‘convicted felon’ who is unfit for office – Andrea Shalal and Nandita Bose (COMMENT: I am unfit for any kind of office according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. They have always stressed the many big adverse actions that they have taken against me. They have always stressed the adverse actions that my superiors in the federal government took against me. They stress that to justify forcing me to take early retirement, my Democrat GAO superiors stressed that a) they had delayed my promotions and had never promoted me beyond GS-13, b) they had always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, c) they had kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I had worked for GAO, and d) they had forced me to take a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. They stressed that they had taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me even though a) I had earned job-related professional certifications in 1997, 1996, 1994, 1990, 1981, and 1979, b) I had earned job-related master’s degrees in 1997, 1980, and 1976, and c) I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97.079-$110,020/year. Previously, they stressed that my Democrat IRS superiors a) had never promoted me beyond GS-12, b) had disallowed my education deductions in 1978, and c) had disallowed my travel vouchers in 1974. Previously, they stressed at my Democrat Post Office superiors a) had forced me to resign in 1969 and b) had disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
— US attorney general denies politicizing justice system against Trump – Sarah N. Lynch (COMMENT: Democrats run GAO. In Diersen v. GAO, DOJ vigorously defended GAO’s forcing me to take early retirement because I had become an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)

— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly make it clear that they have the power to destroy Republicans and that they will use that power to destroy Republicans.

— Biden’s Last-Ditch Election Ploy on Border Security Won’t Fool Anyone. Just ask taxpayers on the street who are already footing the high-cost bills of illegal immigration. – LAWRENCE KUDLOW

— A strong economy means more Americans are earning $400K. What’s it mean for their taxes? – Daniel de Visé (COMMENT: In 1997, in today’s dollars, GAO paid me $150,075/year. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always viciously demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being grossly overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970 (NIU-management), b) job-related master’s degrees in 1976 (Loyola-MBA), 1980 (DePaul-accounting), and 1997 (IIT-financial markets and trading), c) job-related professional certifications in 1979 (CPA), 1981 (Internal Auditing), 1990 (Fraud Examining), 1994 (Government Financial Management), 1996 (Financial Services Auditor), and 1997 (Forensic Accounting), and d) a job-related professional license in 1981 (CPA).)
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.

— Trump’s Trial Violated Due Process. He was denied notice of the charges, meaningful opportunity to respond, and proof of all elements. – David B. Rivkin Jr. and Elizabeth Price Foley (COMMENT: What have you been charged with doing? My Democrat IRS superiors charged me with filing false tax returns and false travel vouchers. I should write a book about that. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
— America’s Commute to Work Is Getting Longer and Longer. Drives to the office that take over an hour are becoming more common—and even more palatable. – Anne Marie Chaker (COMMENT: So that I could walk to/from work in the Loop and graduate evening business courses at Loyola, I bought a studio condo in the Outer Drive East building in 1974. In 1976, I traded that condo into the building’s developer for a one bedroom condo and then walked to/from work in the Loop and graduate accounting classes at DePaul.)

— Tarrant County GOP Chair Spotlights Trans, Illegal Alien Activism at A&M – Kellen McGovern Jones

— California is clearing criminal records—including violent crimes—to offer second chances – Jeanne Kuang (COMMENT: Will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters give Trump a second chance?)

— Laura Ingraham says Joe Biden’s “sole goal was to fundamentally change this country” through immigration. Ingraham: “They flooded America with what they hope will be future Democrat voters in order to create a permanent majority”

— Democrats ever-increasingly flood America with citizens of foreign countries who have demographics that vote for Democrats, that is, citizens of foreign countries who want, need, demand massive government assistance, who lack education and/or job skills, who have health and/or other problems and/or are liberal, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, and/or non-protestant.

— Men and women hold inaccurate ideas of what the opposite sex finds attractive – Caroline Allen (COMMENT: What did you do that might have made you more attractive to the opposite sex? I bought new cars in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, and 1974. I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970. I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972. I got promoted to GS-12 (currently $97,079/year) in 1974. I bought a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974. I traded that condo in to the building’s developer for a one bedroom condo in 1976. I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. The following might have made me less attractive to the opposite sex: a) I washed dishes during my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between 1964-1966, b) I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline during the summer of 1966, c) I delivered mail 1966-1969, d) I lived with and helped support my mother and brother 1970-1972, e) I worked for a Firestone Store 1970-1972, and f) I worked for IRS starting in 1971.)

— Chicago woman loses unborn baby after she and husband were attacked on date night by ’14 year-old boy and 17 year-old girl’ The 41-year-old woman and her husband were battered and pepper-sprayed. Residents of Streeterville had already demanded action on rampant teen gangs. Aggravated battery is up 20 percent across Chicago in the year to date. – DOMINIC YEATMAN


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, Castle, and Skarin. 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.