EDWARDSVILLE — Members of the Madison County Democratic Party elected Allan Napp as the new party chairman.
Napp, 49, a longtime precinct committeeman, also was recently re-elected as chairman of the Godfrey Township Democratic Committee. He is the first county chairman ever elected from Godfrey and the first to be elected from north of the Hartford canal in more than 70 years.
In a statement issued following the convention, Napp said he was deeply honored by the show of support and solidarity. Napp noted that Madison County Democrats are “F.D.R. Democrats” sharing the same ideals as their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.
“We are hard-working American families who believe in rebuilding the middle class, protecting our religious and Second Amendment rights and living within our means,” Napp said.
Napp promised that under his leadership the Madison County Democratic Party will continue to fight for working families’ rights and needs. He noted the party platform is not set in stone and will continue to adapt to meet residents’ needs.
The new chairman congratulated the party for its nomination of qualified, capable and committed candidates and he promised those candidates can expect the full support of the party membership in the November election.
Napp also noted that under the decisive leadership of its Democratic elected officials, Madison County not only successfully weathered the economic crisis of the last several years, it continuously operated in the black and maintains cash reserves in case of emergencies. He vowed to help elect Democratic county officers who will continue to preserve and protect taxpayer dollars.
Napp is a lifelong resident of Godfrey, where he lives with his wife, Kyle, sons Ian, 16, and Aiden, 15, and daughter Grace, 12. All three children attend Alton public schools. Napp is a lawyer with the Alton firm of Schrempf, Kelly, Napp & Darr Ltd.