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RJC Congratulates Board Member Linda Lingle on Being Appointed COO of the State of Illinois

Washington, DC (January 23, 2015) – Today, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), the nation’s only grassroots organization of Jewish Republicans, congratulated RJC Board of Directors member Governor Linda Lingle on being named Chief Operating Officer of the state of Illinois.

Governor Lingle’s appointment comes on the heels of another Board member, Lew Eisenberg, being named RNC Finance Chair.

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:

“We are thrilled to have our own board member, Governor Linda Lingle, named COO of the state of Illinois.  Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said it best, describing Governor Lingle as a “superstar Governor.”  We know that Governor Lingle will continue her success in positions of immense responsibility and do great things for the state of Illinois.  Governor Lingle has worked tirelessly to advance the RJC’s goals, helping grow our membership and increase Jewish support for Republicans in 6 of the last 7 national elections.  Coming on the heels of the opening of our Midwest office, we look forward to adding Governor Lingle as a presence for the RJC in the Midwest.”