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Ozinga tapped to help lead Illinois House Republican electoral efforts in 2022

Mokena Republican was elected to the General Assembly last November

Tim Ozinga

First-term state Rep. Tim Ozinga was selected to serve on the House Republican Organization’s executive board for the 2022 campaign cycle.

Ozinga, R-Mokena, who was elected to the General Assembly last November, will serve as the treasurer of the board, according to a news release.

Members of the GOP organization’s executive board help guide the recruitment of candidates, fundraising and voter turnout operations for the next election.

“Our state is not where it needs to be,” Ozinga said in the release. “Our team has ambitious goals and initiatives to communicate with the voters in this state. Our legislators continue to put a heavy burden on Illinois taxpayers, growing families, and retirees alike. I am confident we will effectively communicate our message to Illinois residents; they will know we deserve a chance to enact real change in this state.”

While Democrats have dominated elections at the state level and control both chambers of the General Assembly and all statewide elected offices, Republicans sense an opportunity in 2022.

They’ve pointed to the rejection of the graduated state income tax change by voters last November and the defeat of four incumbent state Democrats despite being outspent, according to the release.

Executive board members serve two-year terms.

Ozinga succeeded former State Rep. Margo McDermed after she declined to run for reelection in 2020.

He is the co-owner and executive vice president of his family’s Mokena-based concrete, materials, energy and logistics company.