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


Tom Rooney Appointed to 27th District of Illinois Senate

Tom Rooney has been selected to Replace Matt Murphy in the Illinois Senate. He will be stepping down as Mayor of Rolling Meadows, a role he has been in since 2011. Tom brings a wealth of political and community experience that will serve his constituents well.

Tom Rooney appointed to State Senate


District 15’s Taxpayers Question $130 million School Plan

More than 35 parents and community members attended a Palatine Township Elementary District 15 meeting Thursday, August 25th where district attorneys briefed board members on their legal obligations and taxpayers voiced their concerns about the proposal that will be on the November ballot.

District 15 taxpayers speak out

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Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Remap Referendum

In a 4-3 ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court erased from Novmber ballots a referendum on Illinois map-making. This stands as the second time that Madigans’ top lawyer Michael Kasper has successfully stopped map-making reform in its tracks.

It is through the current map-making process that Madigan first rose to power. Through his map-making power, his redrawn districts were unlike anything the state has seen. State lawmakers quickly showed appreciation by awarding Madigan the Speakership in 1983.

Independent Mapmaking Referendum struck down.

Upcoming Events


PTRO Debate Watching Party

Join us Monday, September 26th at 7:30pm (debate starts at 8:00) for a debate watching party. Snacks, appetizers and drinks will be provided. The debate party will be held at the PTRO headquarters at 765 N Quentin Ave.


PTRO Monthly Meeting: Guest Speaker from D15

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. In October, we welcome a D15 representative and another TBD speaker to discuss local and state updates. We look forward to seeing you!


PTRO Monthly Meeting: Speakers TBD

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.


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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