Fighting for Illinois taxpayers




Palatine Township Republican Organization is the premier political organization of the Chicagoland area. We have become stop #1 and the victory center for political campaigns across the state. Governors, lawmakers, judges, radio personalities and numerous state politicians have come through our doors.


Our great state of Illinois, rich with history and national significance, is in jeopardy. Once a state where people flocked for new opportunity and freedom, Illinois is better know for its high taxes. Bad policies and Democratic control have gotten us into an unsustainable financial mess that has indebted future generations for years to come. The Democrats would have you believe that we can tax and spend our way to prosperity, while encroaching on our freedoms.


Each election will be vital to the future of Illinois and its citizens. This is why PTRO is teaming up with Republicans and Independents from across the state to help get our citizens involved and their voices heard. With your help we will regain important seats both locally and nationally as we strive to enforce constitutional limits on government and get our fiscal house in order.

Upcoming Events

“One Month to Go Celebration in Support of Dan Fitzgerald”

Tuesday, February 20th, 5:30p – 7:30p

Gino’s East
45 Barrington Rd
South Barrington, IL 60010

$50 Individual – $75 Couple
$35 Precinct Captain

Registered Voter: $250 – Vote by Mail: $500 – Early Voting: $1,000 – Primary Victory: $2,500

More Information or RSVP: – (708) 209-6076
Mail to: PO Box 826, Barrington, IL 60011.

Friends of Christine Svenson Invite You to a Pillars of Justice Fundraiser

Thursday, February 22nd, 5:30p – 7:30p

Tap House Grill

56 W Wilson St

Palatine, IL 60067


$75 Individual

$60 Precinct Captains

Drinks and Appetizers Included


Community: $250 – Law Enforcement: $500 – Prosecution: $1,000 – Courts: $2,500

More Information or RSVP: – (708) 209-6076

Mail to: PO Box 2796, Palatine, IL 60078

2018 Endorsement Sessoin

Tuesday, Feburary 6th
7:15 pm at the PTRO Office

PTRO will be holding an endorsement session for the upcoming election on Tuesday, February 6th. If you are a member of PTRO, it’s important for you to be at the endorsement session because your vote will decide where PTRO will put our campaign efforts and who we will support in the upcoming primaries. Even if you are not a member of PTRO, we would love to have you join us. It’s a great opportunity for you to meet, listen to and question all of the Republican candidates in one evening. If you would like to cast a vote, we will be accepting new members and allowing them to vote. Contact Executive Director Debbie Lemonidis at for more information or to become a member

Featured Stories

CPS will spend $850 million in Interest on $500 million in short-term loans

The short term relief will carry costs for decades.

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80% of Cook County municipalities have opted out of minimum wage, sick leave ordinances

More than 80% of Cook County’s 132 municipalities have opted our of the county’s sick leave and minimum wage ordinances. Leaders in many Cook municipalities have said these measures would impose heavy burdens on businesses and result in fewer jobs for residents.  Empirical evidence on minimum wage laws back up their sentiments.

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Analyst says Cook County’s new soda tax will hurt lower-income residents the most

The Cook County Board recently approved a regressive tax on residents to raise money for the county, this time a penny-per-ounce sales tax on soda and other sugary drinks. “Cook County is once again trying to fix a spending problem by raising new tax revenues,” Michael Lucci, vice president of policy at the Illinois Policy Institute, said in an appearance on the Illinois Rising radio show.

Chicago City Wire Story

Looking to run for Office in 2018?

We are seeking candidates to run for a variety of state and county positions. If you have any interest or need more information, please contact Aaron Del Mar at

The Team

A group of individuals fighting to preserve our constitutional freedoms

The Palatine Township Republican Organization is an organization run by our membership.

Aaron B. Del Mar


In September of 1978, Aaron B. Del Mar was born as an only child to Vic & Betty Del Mar and was raised in Palatine, Illinois. A product of District15 & 211 schools (Sanborn & Sundling), Aaron graduated from Palatine High School …

Richard Maxwell

Field Director

Richard was born in 1931. After graduating from college in 1954, he was commissioned in the Air Force as a Navigator/Fighter Intercept Officer. Once he completed active duty in 1958, he entered the USAF Reserve/Air …

Tom Rooney


Tom grew up in far left-leaning Evanston, roaming around Evanston Township High School with “Mr. Conservative” on his high school jacket and a Ronald Reagan binder with a homemade bumper sticker that said “52.7 Million …

Bill Pohlman

Outreach Director

Bill has lived in Palatine since 1976 and has spent over 30 years in consumer, business and non-profit communications. Since 1981, he has worked at AP ltd., an advertising and Internet development firm, and has been a partner …

Sharon Clifford

Special Events Director

Marilyn Jamal

Office Manager

Alissa DePue

Director of Volunteer Services

Alissa has a wealth of experience in engagement and outreach within the Palatine community. She is a tremendous asset to PTRO.

Debbie Lemonidis

Executive Director

Join the fight for fiscal responsibility, personal accountability and limited, transparent government. With your help, we will regain control as we enforce constitutional limits and get our fiscal house in order.

Jim Roche


Anthony Wang

Web and Email Director

Dennis Wagner

Civics Forum Director

Join us in fighting for the fundamental principles of fiscal responsibility, personal accountability and limited, transparent government.

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