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Meet the Newly Elected Illinois RNC Representatives

Ronda Belford of Hardin County was elected National RNC National Committeewoman at the Republican Convention held last month. Belford currently serves as the Chairman of the Hardin County Republican Central Committee and has proudly served as the Southern Regional Vice President for the RCCA and The Deputy Central Committeewoman for the Illinois Republican Party for the 15th Congressional District. Since its new redistricting, Belford was elected to serve the 12th Congressional District as its First State Central Committeewoman for the New District at the County Conventions held in July 2022. By August 30th of 2022, Belford was proud to be Elected as the First Woman President of the Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association.

Belford is a Registered Nurse of 39 Years and has served in Long- term, Primary and Acute Care settings in Administrative roles. Belford has also served in Community Affairs and Marketing for two of Illinois’s State Treasurers for approximately 6 years. Belford enjoys community and Economic Development and tourism related focus and served as Golconda Main Street Director and Ohio River Scenic Byway, Inc. NFP Director, continuing to serve currently as the ORSB’s President as well as now over 12 years as a Commissioner to the Southeastern Illinois Regional Planning and Development Commission. Belford is married to her high school sweet heart, Michael, they have 2 grown sons, Jerod and Britt and with their families they are blessed with 4 grand children and reside in Southern Illinois.

Dean R. White of St. Charles was elected RNC Committeeman. White is a lifelong Illinois resident. According to his website, White is known for his entrepreneurship through multiple business ventures, including the Peerless Fence company, which his family started in the late 1960s. White serves the Illinois 8th Congressional District and advocates for financial responsibility, government accountability, and respect for all residents. White says he is a firm believer in Illinois and its residents.

After winning his election for RNC committeeman, White said, "Over the past few years, I've dedicated my efforts to uniting the Republican Party, winning elections, and establishing a network for our leaders across the state. Your support and involvement in this mission have been incredibly humbling. I'm beyond grateful for the opportunity to represent Illinois as the RNC committeeman. Let's remember, we're all part of the same team. By listening to each other and collaborating, we can bring victory back to the Illinois GOP! Thank you once again, from the bottom of my heart, for all the support. We have a lot of work ahead of us. This is just the beginning."


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