All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Congratulations, Phil Howe!

(l to r) Kirsten Howe, Phil Howe and WRC President Hilary Till


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Women's Republican Club

                      of Lake Forest & Lake Bluff

The Women’s Republican Club of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff was founded in 1941 and is the longest continually operating political organization of its kind in the area. The WRC exists to assist local, state and national Republican candidates win elective office; to assist elected Republican officeholders with constituent interface and to educate all voters on issues important to the maintenance of our Constitutional republic and the social and economic vitality of Illinois and our local communities.
Consistent with the written Illinois and National GOP platforms, the WRC supports reverence for the United States Constitution and the rule of law, and the traditional, American values protecting human life, personal liberty and responsibility, and the pursuit of happiness in any lawful sphere of endeavor.

The WRC does not support the increasingly intrusive and dehumanizing interference of either state or federal governments that deny life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness including but not limited to: job-killing oppressive taxation and regulation, wasteful government spending, the cynical creation and maintenance of a permanent, government-dependent underclass, corporate cronyism, the governmental monopoly on education, denial of school choice, the redefinition of marriage and the trampling of religious liberty.

We understand that good Republicans—both voters and candidates and to sometimes widely varying degrees—do not necessarily agree with everything in national or Illinois GOP platform.  We agree with Ronald Reagan, who famously said that the person who agrees with you 80% of the time is a friend, not a 20% traitor.  If you agree with 80% of the GOP platform, you’re a friend.  What’s more, you’re a Republican!  So join us!

On May 18, 2018 at its Annual Benefit Dinner, the Lake County Republican Federation awarded Phil Howe the 2018 Milton-Stuart Award.  Phil has spent a life-time involved personally and professionally in Republican politics and is currently Chairman of the Avon Township Republican Organization.  He is married to Kirsten Howe,  WRC Board member and member of the Lake County Republican Federation's Board of Governors.

​Phil received the award....

     "for outstanding commitment and dedication to the Lake County Republican Party in memory of our founders; Robert B. Milton, Chairman, LCRCC, 1956-1974 and Ambassador Robert D. Stuart, Chairman, LCRF, 1962-1965."

Behind every great man stands a great woman, so thanks also to Kirsten for supporting Phil's tireless dedication to the Republican Party!

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