Treasurer Frerichs to headline McDonough Democrats Annual Fish Fry Aug. 26

MACOMB — On Monday, Aug. 26, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs will be the guest speaker at the McDonough County Democratic Central Committee’s annual Fish and Chicken Fry.

This is not the first visit to Macomb for Illinois’ chief investment and banking financial officer. Raised in Gifford, Ill., the treasurer has a personal connection to rural Illinois.

“Especially now, it’s important for Democrats to share their stories in every corner of Illinois,” said Treasurer Frerichs. “As the only statewide elected Democrat from a small farming community, I’m proud to do just that with the fine folks of McDonough County.”

McDonough County Democratic Chair Lee Trotter says he has been fortunate to welcome Frerichs during each of his visits to the county.

“We are tickled to have Treasurer Frerichs join us again and speak to the current fiscal challenges his office faces,” said Trotter, “This is Mike’s third visit to our Central Committee and we consider him a great friend and are thrilled to have a downstate resident serve us in Springfield.”

Other speakers on the program include Heather McMeekan from the Democratic Women of McDonough County, candidate for State Representative for 93rd District Emiliano Vera, local Democratic advocate John Curtis, and judicial candidate Emily Sutton, Esq. for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court.

The McDonough County Democratic Party Fish and Chicken Fry dinner will be held at the VFW Post 1921 located at 1200 E. Jefferson St. in Macomb. Social hour and cash bar will start at 5 p.m., press time at 5:30 with dinner and program staring at 6 p.m. The menu includes catfish fillets, fried chicken, entree sides and dessert. Vegetarian meals are also available.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and free for children 12 and under. Please RSVP by email to Trotter at Reservation can be also emailed to and dinner can be paid at the door. For more information, go to


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *