Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series
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Susan L. Newton


Susan L. Newton is a part time manager for a family owned printing firm and also is currently serving as Field Director for the Darin LaHood Peoria County State’s Attorney campaign. In August 2013, she was appointed to the Washington Library Board to fill a vacancy. Susan is a graduate of University of Dayton, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minored in Marketing and History.   After residing and working in the print industry in Charlotte, North Carolina for six years, Susan and her husband, Mark, returned to their hometown of Peoria, IL to raise their young family (Ella-8, Samuel-6, Vincent-4, Max-2, Henry-2 months).

Besides being the Treasurer of the Peoria County Republican Women, Susan serves on the St. Vincent de Paul Board of Education and the Multiple Sclerosis Society Fundraising Committee.  Her volunteer activities further extend to serving as the Registration Chairman for the Marine Corp. Trot 4 Tots Race, Grant Development Chairman for Junior League of Peoria, Precinct Committeeman, Holiday Bazaar Publicity co-chair for St. Vincent de Paul Women’s Guild, as well as volunteering for the Central Illinois Alzheimer’s Association, Sun Foundation and League of Women Voters.  Additionally, she is very involved with her children’s school and is the Brownie Leader for her daughter’s class, and a room mother.

Susan is looking forward to utilizing the wealth of information the Lincoln Series offered her so that she can make a positive impact on the Republican Party.