McCain General Election Campaign Organization, Illinois
updated March 7, 2009

McCain-Palin 2008
Regional Headquarters: 2775 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
Regional Campaign Manager (Midwest-IL, IA, MO) Gentry Collins
State director on Mitt Romney's Iowa caucus campaign.  Political director at the Republican Governors Association in the 2006 cycle; also did consulting for the Commonwealth PAC and the Massachusetts Republican State Congressional Committee.  Deputy chairman/executive director of the Iowa Republican Party in 2004.  Managed Doug Gross' 2002 campaign for governor.  Ran for State House, 1998.  B.A. in political science from Iowa State University in Ames, 1998.


Illinois Republican Party 
Andy McKenna
(elected Jan. 2005) President of Schwarz Paper Company; started work at the company, owned by his family, in 1981. Worked in the strategic planning department at Kraft Foods.  MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.  Bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, 1979.

Executive Director
Jason Hefley

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