Cook County Republican Party Chairman Sean Morrison is proud to announce three recent appointments to leadership positions in the Cook County Republican Party. Latasha Fields in the 3rd Ward of Chicago, Carl Ivan in Bremen Township and Katie Justak in Lyons Township were all appointed to their new positions by Chairman Morrison at the end of 2021.
"2022 is going to be a critical election year and voters in Cook County are looking towards the Republican Party for leadership. I'm proud to welcome these three talented leaders into the Cook County Republican Party."
Latasha Fields appointed Republican Committeewoman for Chicago's 3rd Ward
Latasha and her husband Ronald were born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Latasha spent 33 years of her life there before the Lord called them to serve the resilient people of Illinois while residing in the great City of Chicago since 2011. Latasha and Ronald have been married for 16 years.
Together they have four wonderful children, one being a homeschooled-to-college graduate, and are currently homeschooling their other three children, along with other children in the community.
They are the Overseers and Evangelists of Our Report Ministries & Publications, an evangelistic outreach ministry in Chicago. They are invested in serving the communities, encouraging and upholding the Christian faith, conservative-family solid values, school choice, protecting the fundamental rights of parents, and responsible government.
Latasha is the State Coordinator of IL for ParentalRights.org, a 1776unites Achiever, an initiative of the Woodson Center, and a former member of UrbanCure Clergy Network. She has over 22 years of entrepreneurial experience, fourteen within the real estate industry, earning several certifications in Property Management and Non-profit Housing. Latasha received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL, with a 4.0 GPA.
For over 15 years, Latasha has been an outspoken critic of the one-size-fits-all public school system, railing against its' propensity to usurp parental authority, sexualize and indoctrinate impressionable children with radical racial and Marxist ideologies. Latasha echoes the great work of Booker T. Washington, that "education is not a thing apart from life—not a "system," nor a philosophy; it is direct teaching how to live and how to work."
Latasha has appeared on Fox and Friends, Newsmax, AM560 The Answer with Dan and Amy, and the Black and Right Show, The Charles Love Show, and many other podcasts and outlets to date. Reading her opinion piece, 'God, Parents, and the ‘1619 Project' featured in the Wall Street Journal gives more insight into her message of self-autonomy, which permeates at the forefront of what she believes is needed to birth real change within our communities.
Carl Ivan appointed Bremen Township Republican Committeeman
Carl lvan has been a resident of Midlothian since 1968 and a graduate of Moraine Valley Community College. His business experience as an employee and consultant in the Computer Industry has given him opportunities to design business systems in multiple industries.
He has served the residents of his Village and Bremen Township as Chairman of the Midlothian Beautification Committee, Director of Election Judges, as well as a long history as an election judge and equipment manager for early and election day voting within Bremen Township.
In 2015, he was elected to office as a Village of Midlothian Trustee and appointed as Finance Chairman and Trustee Liaison for the Village of Midlothian.
Katie Justak appointed Lyons Township Republican Committeewoman
Katie Justak has always had a passion for politics. Since age seven, she volunteered regularly for local Republican campaigns, beginning in Will County where she was raised and most recently in Cook County where she lives presently. Katie’s professional background is in public relations. She started her career in consumer marketing at GolinHarris, then in healthcare at Edelman, both in Chicago. She went on to utilize her public relations talents as program manager of education at the American Academy of Periodontology, successfully working as a liaison between dental educators, students, dental associations and the Academy.
Katie is a full-time mother of four children. She actively volunteers at her children’s schools, her church and as an assistant scoutmaster in her daughters' BSA troop.. Katie also enjoys serving her community of La Grange. In 2013 she was appointed to the La Grange 2020 Task Force by the village president, where she served as vice chair. This task force researched, drafted and provided recommendations on the direction the Village Board of Trustees should consider in an effort to meet several goals for the Village by 2020.
Additionally, she has served as chair and vice chair of the Citizens’ Council of La Grange and most recently served as governor on The Lincoln Series Board.