On January 14th, 2011, Demetra DeMonte, Republican National Committeewoman for Illinois, was elected Secretary of the Republican National Committee. She was reelected on January 25, 2013.
Demetra is a strong leader who has worked in nearly every position in state party leadership, including Precinct Committeeman, County Vice-Chair, County Chair, State Central Committeeman, and National Committeewoman. Her last Lincoln Day Dinner as County Chairman in February of 2008 was a sell-out with 1,200 people attending. She chaired the 2000 Peoria “W Stands for Women” rally attended by over 1,000 women. This widely heralded event helped drive turnout for George W. Bush’s candidacy in Central Illinois. In 2004, she was elected as a Bush Delegate to the National Convention in New York City for Illinois’ 18th Congressional District. In 2008, she was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis.
In 2008, Demetra was elected to serve as Illinois’ Republican National Committeewoman and shortly after was elected Secretary of the Midwest Region of the Republican National Committee. Demetra has devoted much of her energy and passion to grassroots initiatives and building the Republican Party from the bottom-up.
Demetra graduated from Loyola University of Chicago and is married to Dr. Anthony DeMonte. They have two adult children, Alexandra and Elizabeth. Demetra and Anthony reside in Pekin, Illinois.