Connie Beard For Local Republicans Picking Next Chair, How Big Should The Tent Be? By Ryan Denham • Feb 12, 2018 Staff / WGLT Yes, McLean County Democrats are energized headed into this year’s elections. But Republicans know how to win. Normal Council's Scott Preston Considers Run For McLean County GOP Chair By Ryan Denham • Feb 2, 2018 Cristian Jaramillo / WGLT Normal Town Council member Scott Preston said Thursday he’s considering a run for McLean County Republican Party chair. Woman Vying To Be County GOP Chair Wants To Win Hearts and Minds By Ryan Denham • Jan 18, 2018 Ryan Denham / WGLT If President Donald Trump has taught us anything, it’s that the way you communicate your political beliefs matters more than ever. Connie Beard Plans Run For McLean County GOP Chair By Ryan Denham • Jan 11, 2018 Connie Beard A longtime local GOP leader said Thursday she wants to succeed Chuck Erickson as chair of the McLean County Republican Party.