Krull stepping down as Lake County GOP chair
By Carrie Napoleon Post-Tribune correspondent February 2, 2013 4:22PM
Updated: March 4, 2013 6:51AM
CROWN POINT — Kim Krull, Lake County Republican Party chairwoman, announced Saturday she will not seek re-election to the post March 2.
Krull said in a statement she has decided to step down from the chairmanship of the party after four years to free up time to pursue personal interests including a return to school.
She has thrown her support for the position behind longtime party supporter Allan Katz, and said she will run for the assistant chair post if Katz is successful in his bid to be chairman.
“Allan has been a close adviser to me these past four years, a faithful volunteer and a major donor to the party. Allan will be able to handle the day-to-day operations of the party that I will no longer have time to do,” Krull said.
Since 2009 the Republican Party has won an additional 23 seats in Lake County including its first county commissioner seat in more than 60 years, as well as two state representative seats secured in the November 2012 general election, Rick Niemeyer in the 11th District and Hal Slager in the 15th.
In 2010 the party saw a record number of Republicans run for office and in the 2012 primary election all open Republican spots on the ballot were filled.
“I have been honored to serve as chairman of the Lake County Republican Party for almost four years now,” Krull said.
Other accomplishments achieved with the help of volunteers throughout her term include securing two south Lake County early voting sites, establishing a successful phone bank, achieving Model County status from the State Republican Party and creating and maintaining the party’s website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
“I look at all these accomplishments with great pride not because I accomplished them but because as a team we worked hard together to accomplish them,” Krull said.