PEORIA – Congressman Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap) announced that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will join him as a special guest and the keynote speaker for the joint 2023 Lincoln Day Dinner with the Peoria and Tazewell County Republican Central Committees. The dinner will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023. The Peoria-Tazewell Lincoln Day Dinner is one of the largest events in Illinois Republican politics, with Republican activists, leaders, officeholders, and prospective candidates from across Illinois coming to speak to voters.
“Governor Ron DeSantis is one of the preeminent conservative voices in our country, fighting back against the radical left,” said Congressman Darin LaHood. “As Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis has enabled his state to thrive because he leads with fiscal responsibility, family values, and Constitutional principles. I am honored to welcome him to this year’s Peoria-Tazewell Lincoln Day Dinner and look forward to hearing him share his Florida Blueprint with central Illinois conservatives.”
“We are grateful to Governor Ron DeSantis for joining us this year and excited to again jointly host one of the largest events in Illinois Republican politics this year. Governor DeSantis will be an excellent keynote speaker, highlighting his strong, common sense conservative agenda and the contrast between the failed policies coming from Governor Pritzker and Democrats in Springfield,” Peoria and Tazewell County GOP Chairmen Chuck Weaver and Jim Rule.
The Peoria and Tazewell County Lincoln Day Dinners have a rich history of hosting visionary Republican leaders, including Vice President Mike Pence last year, Congressman Jim Jordan, Former Secretary of Energy and Governor of Texas Rick Perry, Republican National Committee National Finance Chair Todd Ricketts, and Former Secretary of the Interior and Congressman Ryan Zinke. The central and northwestern Illinois region also has a rich political history. President Abraham Lincoln served this same region during his one term in Congress from 1847 to 1849, President Ronald Reagan was born and lived in the area during childhood and attended Eureka College, and President Ulysses S. Grant resided in Galena.
Further details for the 2023 Peoria-Tazewell Lincoln Day Dinner will be provided at a later date.