For Immediate Release:
Dan Kovats, Executive Director, (773) 351-7818 /
Tuesday July 12, 2022

Congressman Neguse (CO) to deliver Keynote Speech at Annual County Chairs’ Brunch

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) is excited to announce young, up and coming Democratic Congressman Joe Neguse (CO) as the guest speaker at the annual County Chairs’ Brunch.

The County Chairs’ Brunch has a history of attracting some of the highest national Democratic officials and is a premier event for Illinois Democrats.  In previous years, the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ has had the pleasure of hosting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA), US Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN), Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, IN), and US Senator Jon Ossoff (GA) at their Brunch.

Congressman Neguse was elected in November 2018 to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Colorado. He is the first African American Member of Congress in Colorado’s history. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee as part of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team. In 2021, he was selected to be an Impeachment Manager for the Impeachment Trial of former President Donald Trump.

IDCCA President Kristina Zahorik released the following statement.

“This is an exciting moment for our organization and for Democrats throughout Illinois. Congressman Joe Neguse is a rising star within the Democratic Party, and we are honored he will be joining us. Every week we hear more and more horrific and astounding stories surrounding Donald Trump’s involvement in the January 6th Insurrection. Congressman Neguse stood on the front lines and pushed back against the Trump extremism and the attack on our democracy. Given the recent Trumpian takeover of the Illinois Republican Party, Congressman Neguse’s insight and wisdom is timely. We look forward to having him in Springfield.”

This year’s Brunch to kick off Democrat Day (now Governor’s Day) at the Illinois State Fair will take place on Wednesday, August 17th at 9:00 am CT at the BOS Center in downtown Springfield (NEW LOCATION).  More information is available at

We would like to invite members of the Illinois & National Press Corp to join us in-person on Wednesday, August 17th. Members of the Press Corp will be asked to RSVP for the event.