Marko Sukovic - Chairman
Marko Sukovic - Chairman
Marko Sukovic is a cofounder and general manager of Surus Illinois, a startup providing strategic consulting, data analytics and system integration services for Republican campaigns and causes. Marko’s prior work includes serving as a Media Relations Intern for the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, Junior Associate at Mercury Public Affairs, and Political Director for Congressman Bob Dold (R- IL10). During college, Marko helped start the conservative non-profit organization Turning Point USA and ran for state representative in his home district where he won the endorsements of the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, which described him as the future of the Illinois Republican Party. Marko earned his B.A. in Political Science, Cum Laude, from the University of Illinois.
Marko Sukovic donated 2024-02-28 11:18:36 -0600
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Marko Sukovic published Springfield Democrats Pass a Budget That Ends Illinois' Only School Choice Program; Local Democrats Silent on the Matter in News 2023-05-31 09:08:29 -0500
Springfield Democrats Pass a Budget That Ends Illinois' Only School Choice Program; Local Democrats Silent on the MatterMarko Sukovic published Springfield Democrats Pass a Budget That Ends Illinois' Only School Choice Program; Local Democrats Silent on the Matter in News 2023-05-31 09:08:29 -0500
Marko Sukovic published Lake County State's Attorney Eric Reinhart joins Kim Foxx defending SAFE-T ACT against 100 other state's attorneys in News 2023-04-15 15:17:15 -0500
Lake County State's Attorney Eric Reinhart joins Kim Foxx defending SAFE-T ACT against 100 other state's attorneysMarko Sukovic published Lake County State's Attorney Eric Reinhart joins Kim Foxx defending SAFE-T ACT against 100 other state's attorneys in News 2023-04-15 15:17:15 -0500
Marko Sukovic published Debriefing the April 2023 Consolidated General Election Results in News 2023-04-15 13:02:08 -0500Marko Sukovic published Debriefing the April 2023 Consolidated General Election Results in News 2023-04-15 13:02:08 -0500
Marko Sukovic published Rep. Didech sponsors exotic dancing show for 5 year olds in News 2023-04-15 11:37:28 -0500Marko Sukovic published Rep. Didech sponsors exotic dancing show for 5 year olds in News 2023-04-15 11:37:28 -0500
Description of Party Roles Coming Soon
- Illinois Republican Party Chairman: Don Tracy
- Illinois Republican National Committeeman: Richard Porter
- Illinois Republican National Committeewoman: Demetra Demonte
- 5th District Central Committee Member: Aaron Del Mar
- 9th District Central Committee Member: Joan Lasonde
- 10th District Central Committee Member: Mark Shaw
- Lake County Republican Party Chairman: Keith Brin
Marko Sukovic commented on Become a Precinct Committeeman 2023-04-09 13:03:53 -0500The current list of Republican PC’s as of 4/9/23 can be found here: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/867/Vernon-Republican-Committeepersons-PDF
What positions will be on the ballot in 2024?
- US President
- US House of Congress
- General Assembly - State House
- Lake County State's Attorney
- Lake County Coroner
- Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court
- Lake County Board District 18
What is the 2024 electoral calendar?
The below represents a chronological outline of the 2023-2024 election cycle. Dates for the events below will be added when they are made public. More on this calendar can be found on the Illinois State Board of Election website here.
- Candidates begin filing petitions
- Candidate deadline to file petitions to appear on the ballot
- Candidate filing review period and primary ballot certification
- March 19th, 2024 - Primary Election
- Illinois Republican Party Convention
- July 15th, 2024 - Republican National Convention in Milwaukee
- November 5th, 2024 - General election in November 2024 & general election result certification
How do I know what districts I live in?
You can reference Vernon Townships congressional, state legislative, and county board maps below or visit LakeVoterPower.info.
How can I be a delegate to the Illinois Republican Party convention?
Details to come soon.
Why should I consider becoming a permanent vote by mail voter?
So that the candidates that share your values can count on you receiving a ballot and they can follow up with you to make sure you have voted. Remember, only 13% of Lake County voters voted in the 2023 Consolidated General Election.
How secure are our elections and does my vote count?
The Vernon Township Republicans is responsible for recruiting election attorneys, voter registrars, poll watchers, election judges, and electioneers who all have a role in monitoring our electoral process and ensuring a fair election.
While election fraud does happen, we can only find a remedy if it is proven. (When it is, it can have results like this.)
Whether or not you believe President Trump's claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him, he was not able to successfully advance his claims in court.
To avoid a similar result, our organization is committed to putting the necessary election integrity infrastructure in place across Vernon Township so that we properly identify, document, and report any issue - if and when they happen.
As you can see, the Vernon Township Republicans has a small but important part to play, and we depend on our fellow Republican organizations across Illinois and the whole country to step up and fill this important role.
It is also important to remember that even the Illinois Democratic Party has stated that Illinois isn't a "blue" state, but that their electoral success is due to outworking Illinois Republicans. We need to work harder and more importantly, we need to work smarter, and that includes taking advantage of get out to vote techniques that the Democrats have pioneered.
Marko Sukovic published Vernon Township Republicans call on SHS school board members to renounce State Democratic Party Endorsements in News 2023-04-07 23:58:36 -0500
Vernon Township Republicans call on SHS school board members to renounce State Democratic Party EndorsementsMarko Sukovic published Vernon Township Republicans call on SHS school board members to renounce State Democratic Party Endorsements in News 2023-04-07 23:58:36 -0500
Republican Party Resources
- House Republican Organization
- Illinois Republican Party
- Illinois Republican County Chairman's Association
- Lake County Republican Federation
- Lake County Republican Party
- Republican Assembly of Lake County
- Republican National Committee
- Senate Republican Victory Fund