Photograph of Lou Mirabelli smiling in black suit and tie. Blue and black text on white background.
This button refers to Lou Mirabelli's campaign for Worth Township Republican Committeeman. Lou MIrabelli of Oak Lawn, IL challenged Ronald Larson Mirabelli, also of Oak Lawn, for the position. Prior to running for Committeeman, Lou Mirabelli was prominent in the Worth Township Republican Organization and served as co-chairman of the Homeowners Caucus. Mirabelli cited four main reasons for entering the political arena, the most pressing being to help repair the image of the Republican Party. Many grassroots Republican candidates like Miarbelli took this stance in response to the 1972 Watergate scandal involving Republican president Richard M. Nixon. The Miarabelli campaign was managed by local civic activist Jane Barnes (who held the Committeeman post at one point) and former mayor Tom Powell.