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House Will Lead Illinois Democrats

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Doug House

The leader of democrats in the Illinois Quad Cities is now going to help lead fellow democrats statewide. Doug House, chairman of the Rock Island County Democratic Party, has been selected as interim president of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen's Association.

At the association's meeting last weekend in Springfield, House was chosen to replace Mike Mathis from Macoupin County who gave up the job to run for state representative. 

House will serve the rest of his term, until next May.  

He follows in the footsteps of long-time Rock Island County chairman, John Gianulis, who led the state association for about 20 years, starting in 1985.  
House has been a precinct committeeman for 30 years, and chair of the Rock Island County democrats for 3 years.