Congressman Adam Kinzinger will be the keynote speaker at the annual Henry County Republicans Lincoln Day dinner on April 26. The event will be at the Flemish American Club, 313 N. Burr Blvd., in Kewanee.
Rep. Kinzinger was first sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011. He serves as the Representative for the 16th Congressional District of Illinois and was appointed to the Energy and Commerce Committee as well as the Foreign Affairs Committee. Kinzinger also serves as a Deputy Republican Whip.
At the age of 34, Kinzinger is one of the youngest members of Congress. He was named one of Time magazine's 40 under 40 "Rising Stars in American Politics."
Kinzinger earned an undergraduate degree from Illinois State University in 2000. He served on the McLean County Board from 1998-2003.
After serving on that board, Kinzinger joined the United States Air Force. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in 2003 and later awarded his pilot wings. He currently is a major in the Air National Guard.
The Henry County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner is the major fund-raiser for the Henry County Republican party.
A general reception will start at 5 p.m. with a buffet dinner served at 6 p.m. In addition to Kinzinger, other speakers will include State Sen. Darin LaHood and State Rep. Donald Moffitt.
The evening will conclude with a DJ providing music for dancing.
Tickets for the event may be purchased by contacting Nancy Sutton or Doug Whitmer, event co-chairmen at (309) 852-3312 or Jan Weber at (309) 714-1617.
Tickets also may be purchased by contacting the Republican county headquarters at 944-6463 or from Republican precinct committeemen.
Special Henry County Young Voter ticket prices are available for those age 18 to 40. Advance ticket reservations are encouraged.