National Republican Chairman to speak in Salem

Columbiana County Republican Chairman Dave Johnson is announcing that National Republican Chairman Reince Priebus will appear as keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner set for 7 p.m. Friday, April 4 at the Salem Community Center.

“This will be a rare opportunity for this county to hear from one of the leading Republicans in the nation,” Johnson said.

In addition to Priebus, Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges, U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson, and Ohio Supreme Court Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judy French will be featured guests along with all of county Republican officials and candidates. In addition there will be a very special guest, Mary Alice Groppe, who will be celebrating her 105 birthday a lifelong Republican, and 75-year poll worker.

Reince Priebus was born and raised in Kenosha, WI. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science and English in 1994 from University of Wisconsin.

He worked in the Wisconsin legislature for a year, and in 1998 he received a law degree from University of Miami School of Law and he joined the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Milwaukee.

He has a long history in Republican politics, having served on his first campaign at the age of 16. He worked his way up through the ranks of the Republican Party of Wisconsin as 1st Congressional District Chairman, State Party Treasurer, First Vice Chair, and eventually State Party Chairman.

Priebus was elected state GOP party chair in 2007, the youngest person ever elected to that position. In 2009, he became general counsel of the RNC under chairman Michael Steele.

Reince and his wife, Sally, have two young children, Jack and Grace. Reince is a lifelong Packers fan and calls Kenosha, Wisconsin, home.

Tickets are available for $35 per person by calling 330-223-1511, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be a 50 percent discount for all students under the age of 25.

– Submitted material