Local G-O-P will pick a new leader

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Politics is literally part of Susie Carpentier’s DNA.

“My grandfather was Illinois Secretary of State. My father was a state senator. This is something I was raised with. 62 years of doing this. It’s in my blood. I had an old senator tell me at one time, the only cure for this is formaldyhyde”, Carpentier said.

But after seven years as Rock Island County Chairwoman in a county filled with Democrats, Carpentier has passed the torch.

On Saturday, precinct captains will pick a new leader, either Betsey Morthland of Cordova or Mike Steffen of Moline.

Carpentier says she plans to help State Treasurer Dan Rutherford campaign for Governor.