Rock Island County GOP

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Republicans in Rock Island County are concerned about election returns.

Michelle O'Neill has more.


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Republicans in Rock Island County are knocking on doors and making calls to encourage people to vote on Tuesday. Volunteers are also reminding people they can vote early in person or by mail. 

Rock Island County GOP

Republicans in Rock Island County have a new leader. Thursday night, members of the central committee elected Mike Steffen to replace outgoing county chair Bill Bloom.

Chairman of the Rock Island County Republican Central Committee, Bill Bloom (file)
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

After three years and a lot of changes, Bill Bloom will step down as Chair of the Rock Island County GOP. He's retired but has accepted a contract position with Deere and Company.

Bloom was first elected after the 2014 primary election. He says over the last five elections, GOP candidates have won eight seats on the Rock Island County Board.