PEORIA, Ill. — The Peoria Civic Center will play host to Republicans from around Illinois in 2020.
The ILGOP State Convention will run from June 11-13 after a unanimous vote from the Site Selection Committee Tuesday. Peoria last hosted the event in 2016.
“We look forward to showcasing this beautiful Illinois River city again as Illinois Republicans gather to organize, network, and nominate our delegates to the 2020 Republican National Convention,” said ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider.
“It has been a joy to work with stakeholders such as Enjoy Peoria, the Peoria Civic Center, Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, and the Peoria Republican Central Committee during the bid submission process. Peoria provides the perfect accommodations for an event this size. The Site Selection Committee is confident that Peoria and the Peoria Civic Center will be the perfect place for Republicans throughout the state to come together and organize for 2020,” said ILGOP Co-Chair & County Chairman’s Association President Mark Shaw.
Enjoy Peoria’s President & CEO J.D. Dalfonso says this will bring a positive economic impact to the city.
“It’s a great opportunity for the Peoria area to showcase our amenities of the Civic Center and our local hotels. Then bring economic impact to the area as and the attendance they bring, and the hotel rooms they generate as well,” Dalfonso said.
Dalfonso said nearly 1,300 people will be in town for the convention.
The Republican National Convention will be August 24-27 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Democratic National Convention will take place July 13-16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.