Chicago, ILÂ â€“ Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady announced the appointment of Gabriela Wyatt to the post of Co-Chair of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee. Wyatt immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico and is currently a Senior Engineer with Motorola.
â€œI am excited about the opportunity to have Gabrielaâ€™s experience, perspective and wisdom on our team,â€ said Brady. â€œShe will be an invaluable asset as we continue to broaden the party base and recruit new candidates to serve in public office.â€
Wyatt is currently Vice President of the Illinois Republican National Hispanic Assembly (ILRNHA) and chair of the Kane County Chapter of the ILRNHA. She is also a Republican Precinct Committeeman in Kane County and the Kane County Republican Central Committee Chairwoman.
â€œI am honored to serve alongside Chairman Brady and to help reach out to the growing number of Hispanics in Illinois,â€ said Wyatt. â€œThe Republican Party is the party of growth and opportunity for all people, especially minority voters, looking to make Illinois a better place to live, work and raise a family.â€
Brady said his appointment of Wyatt builds on the successes of the November elections, when Illinois Republicans won back President Obamaâ€™s Senate seat and captured a majority of the stateâ€™s Congressional seats. â€œThe Democrats know they canâ€™t take anything for granted any longer, especially the notion that minority voters will cast a Democratic ballot no matter what.â€
Wyatt begins her new term immediately. Brady was elected to a four-year term as chairman in March.