La Crosse County GOP County Of The Year
The La Crosse GOP won the County of the Year award for 2013
from the Republican Party of Wisconsin on Saturday in Milwaukee, the top
honor for the local groups that comprise the state Republican party.
Chairman Bill Feehan accepted the award in the company of nearly two dozen
delegates from La Crosse at the county chairmen’s banquet held at the Hyatt
Regency in Milwaukee.
"We've worked incredibly hard to build the local party over the past
several years," said Feehan. ”This is a shared accomplishment. Without this
dedicated and talented team, we wouldn't have the opportunity to accept
The County of the Year Award recognizes one county each year for growth in
membership, grassroots activity, and community involvement, among other
The award for La Crosse comes in the midst of a bustling Republican Party
of Wisconsin convention attended by about 2,000 people, highlighted by an
energetic presence by La Crosse native and Secretary of State candidate
Julian Bradley, who overwhelmingly won the RPW endorsement earlier Saturday.
"We've come a long way in a few short years, but the real goal is to make
sure voters always have a conservative choice at the polls," said Feehan.
Adding to recognitions received by La Crosse, former LCRP chairman Walter
Baltz of West Salem earned the state party’s Alvan Bovay Award, the state
party’s top honor for lifetime achievement as a party leader in each