The Tazewell County Republican Party, in cooperation with the Peoria County Republican Party,

the Woodford County Republican Party and the Morton Tea Party, will host a U.S. Senate

Republican Candidate Forum event at Five Points Washington, 360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington,

IL from 7– 9 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Five Republican candidates are vying for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Sen.

Dick Durbin and all five have committed to participating in the forum at Five Points. Illinois

voters will select one of these Republicans in the March 17, 2020 General Primary to oppose

Sen. Durbin in the November 3, 2020 General Election.

The five Republican candidates are Peggy Hubbard, Mark Curran, Dr. Tom Tarter, Casey

Chlebek and Dr. Robert Marshall.

“This is a critical time for our communities, the state of Illinois and the United States of

America”, said Jim Rule, Chairman of the Tazewell County Republican Party. “It is vital we have

all the information necessary to send the right person to the U.S. Senate representing the

people and the state of Illinois. I believe we have a person in this pool of candidates who can

unseat Senator Durbin and this forum will highlight what all these candidates bring to the


The format for the candidate forum will include moderator questions and questions generated

from the audience. Candidates will have an opportunity for both an opening and a closing

statement and will be timed for their answers. This event is free and open to the public.

For additional questions, please contact Jim Rule, Tazewell County Republican Chairman at

(309) 353-8467 /