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Chairman Eric Wallace and Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica
Chairman Eric Wallace and Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica

Our Approach

Our Approach

We will gather like-minded conservatives who adhere to a biblical worldview and support those individuals for political office in the Republican Party of Illinois. In this way, we aim to rebuild Illinois and the Republican Party.

Our Story

Our Story

AARC was started in 2005 as an attempt to recruit more African Americans to run for office in the GOP and the state party organization.

The organization accomplished much in its first year. These are only a few of our accomplishments in 2005:

  • We incorporated and became a 527
  • We began holding monthly meetings in April
  • We ratified bylaws
  • We picked interim officers
  • We had a logo
  • We had a temporary meeting place
  • We had around 15 members but were averaging 25 people at our meetings
  • We held our first fundraiser and made money! (over eighty people attended)
  • We had three people running for office
  • We had become an affiliate organization of the Illinois Republican Party.

The last accomplishment is no longer possible. There are no affiliate organizations of the IL GOP. However, in 2007 we dissolved the organization.

We have decided that now is the time to reorganize AARC of Illinois and help bring needed change to our state.

Meet the Team

The following individuals have agreed to serve as officers until such time as we can have proper elections to fill each office.

 

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Dr. Eric M. Wallace

Founder & Chairman

A man of vision and focus, Dr. Eric Wallace couples his rich educational background with a unique ability to challenge the status quo. His post-graduate degrees in Biblical Studies (MA, ThM, Ph.D.), together with his passion and powerful message are inspiring exciting change.

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TBD

Executive Vice Chairman

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Nedra Berkley

Treasurer

Nedra C. Berkley is a Family and Consumer Science Teacher at Thornton Township High School.  Nedra has a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has spent the last 25 years working in Social Services within the private and public sectors.

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TBD

Regional Vice Chairman

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Jennifer Wallace

Parliamentarian

Jennifer L. Wallace is a woman of faith inspired by both her personal and political convictions, as well as her commitment to encouraging others towards spiritual growth and maturity.

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TBD

Secretary

TBD

Next Steps...

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