The following release was provided by the Cook County Republican Party.
Cook County Republican Party Chairman Aaron Del Mar announced the appointment of a new Committeeman in Northfield Township to fill the vacancy. Pete Amarantos has been appointed to serve out the remainder of the current term as Northfield Township Republican Committeeman.
“Committeeman Amarantos has shown a clear dedication to the Republican Party and to electing our candidates. I know he will work to build a strong grassroots organization in Northfield Township,” said Chairman Del Mar.
“He has already hit the ground running, coordinating with the many hard-working and dedicated Republicans in the Township to make sure our candidates make it across the finish line victorious," Del Mar added. "We are optimistic about our candidates in Northfield Township, especially Congressman Robert Dold, who continues to lead his liberal opponent in the polls; Arie Friedman, whose opponent continues to duck the tough questions including whether she supports Pat Quinn’s devastating tax hike; Jonathan Greenberg, who is running against Mike Madigan’s point person on what has become a pension reform debacle in Springfield; Mark Shaw, who just earned the endorsement of the Daily Herald; and our fantastic slate of Cook County candidates.”
Pete Amarantos has been active with the Northfield Township Republican Organization since 1978. He currently serves as the Highway Commissioner for Northfield Township, and has served the Township since 1979 previously as Township Assessor and before that as a Trustee. He is co-owner of Outdoor Living by Design and Ikarmen and is a member of the Northbrook Civic Foundation, Rotary, and Chamber of Commerce.
Vetting for potential appointees was conducted by a committee headed by Schaumburg Township Republican Committeeman Ryan Higgins. The committee also included 42nd Ward Republican Committeeman Eloise Gerson, Niles Township Republican Committeeman Joe Hedrick, Wheeling Township Republican Committeeman Ruth O’Connell, and Elk Grove Township Republican Committeeman Mike Sweeney.
About the Cook County Republican Party:
The Cook County Republican Party coordinates the Republican Party’s efforts in the largest county in Illinois and the 2nd largest in the nation. Led by Chairman Aaron Del Mar, the Palatine Township Republican Committeeman elected in 2012 to head the County GOP, the Cook County Republicans are working to build a presence in Chicago while strengthening their standing in the suburbs in order to elect leaders who believe in the foundational principles of the Republican Party, namely fiscal responsibility, personal accountability and limited government.