Limited government and prosperity for Illinois




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. Although the Democrats would have you believe that we can spend our way to prosperity, the future of its citizens will continue to be at stake during each election. Here at PTRO we are 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 the Presidency and the Senate as we strive to enforce constitutional limits on government and get our fiscal house in order.


Our supporters are gaining steam as we move into election season and with your help we will get the hard work done to help elect qualified Republicans throughout the state.  Its time to reverse the damage done by President Obama and that begins with your commitment to the cause of freedom.


Featured Stories


Aaron Del Mar and other Northwest Suburban Politicos unite around Trump and RNC

During the RNC, Illinois Republican Party Chairman, Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider (R-15th) read Illinois’ delegate vote count, introducing the great state of Illinois with, “The finest governor in the nation, Bruce Rauner.” He awarded six delegates to Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), nine delegates to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and 54 Illinois delegate votes to Donald Trump.

The Illinois delegation included 300 people overall including 69 delegates, among them Cook County Republican Chairman Aaron Del Mar of Palatine, Maine Township Supervisor Carol Teschky, Maine Township Republican Committeeman Char Foss-Eggemann (alternate), Republican Women of Park Ridge President Susan Sweeney (alternate), Rosemont village trustee and former Illinois GOP Chairman Jack Dorgan and 9th Congressional District Republican State Central Committeeman Blair Garber.

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Bruce Rauner passes stop-gap budget

Bruce Rauner passed a stop gap budget on Thursday, June 30. Senate Bill 1810, will ensure critical funding for education, human services, road construction, prison operations and veteran care .

The package of reforms does not provide the full bailout city officials sought initially. If Chicago politicians want to ignore the city’s dire need for spending and pension reform and instead ask taxpayers to cover more of their recklessness, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago aldermen will have to accept the blame for that decision.

Rauner passes stop gap budget


Palatine District 15’s absurd 10-year contract

The District board didn’t even have a chance to read the entire contract before voting on it. The debate on this contract continues to intensify.

Palatine District 15 10-year contract debate intensifies

Upcoming Events


PTRO Monthly Meeting: Speakers Diane Shapiro and Christopher Pfannuche

Doors open at 8:30am and meetings start at 9:00am sharp! Come join us for coffee and donuts, our meetings are free and open to the public. In Septembe, we will be welcoming Diane Shapiro and Christopher Pfannuche.


Northwest Suburban Republican Family picnic

We are delighted to invite you to the 36th annual Northwest Suburban Republican Family picnic. The picnic wil take place on September 11, 2016 from 11am to 3pm at Busse Woods Forest Preserve – Grove 27 in Elk Grove Village. This year we will be joined by radio host Dan Proft. Tickets are only $25 per family.

To order tickets and for more details, please go to GOPpicnic.


PTRO Monthly Meeting: Guest speakers TBD

Doors open at 8:30am and the meetings start at 9am sharp! Come join us for coffee and donuts, our meetings are free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you!


November 5

PTRO Monthly Meeting: Guest Speakers TBD

Doors open at 8:30am and the meetings start at 9:00 sharp!.


Election Day

Go out and vote. You local, state and national Republican candidates are counting on you!

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 …

Anthony Wang

Young Republicans and Communications Co-Chair

Anthony grew up in Wisconsin and was involved in politics at a young age, attending the Wisconsin State Republican Convention as a delegate in 2003. He has lived in Illinois for 10 years and the Palatine …

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

President and Treasurer

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 …

Roz Lange

Executive Director

Roz received her degree from Northwestern in a language no one speaks anymore, English. She lived in Deerfield for thirty years fighting the blues then moved to the red zone in Palatine township 14 years ago. Roz spent twenty years as a …

Debbie Lemonidis

Lincoln Day Dinner

Sharon Langlotz-Johnson

Communications Co-Chair

Denny Lange

Legislative Director

Sharon Clifford

Special Events Director

Marilyn Jamel

Office Manager

Alissa DePue

Director of Volunteer Services

Alissa currently works with the Palatine Boosters. Her experience and outreach within the Palatine community and PTRO are tremendously valuable.

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

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