The Wheatland Township Republican Precinct Committeemen "overwhelmingly" voted to endorse someone other than Bruce Rauner for governor of Illinois.
Ives represents the 42nd District which includes all or parts of Wheaton, Warrenville, West Chicago, Winfield, Carol Stream, Lisle and Naperville. She is a graduate of West Point, a U.S. Army veteran and she previously served on the Wheaton City Council.
Ives announced last month she was running to challenge Rauner for the Republican nomination for governor.
"We made this decision based on our current governor's track record that has provided no financial relief to the overburdened families and businesses in the Wheatland Township," the press release stated. "While we understand the hurdles faced by any fiscally responsible public official in the State of Illinois, we have not witnessed the political maturity that is needed to affect the 'Turnaround' agenda."
"We have consistently witnessed Jeanne Ives standing up for the interest of families and business," the release stated. "Additionally she has kept the promise that she made to her constituents, to be a 'lobbyist for the taxpayer.'"