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 important seats both locally and nationally as we strive to enforce constitutional limits on government and get our fiscal house in order.


Our supporters are gaining steam across Illinois. Its time to reverse the damage done by President Obama and progressive policies.


Featured Stories


Madigan Loses his Supermajority in Illinois House

House Speaker Mike Madigan is the most powerful man in Illinois politics, but on Nov. 8, Illinois voters proved he can be beaten. Madigan will no longer control a veto-proof supermajority in the Illinois House.

Voters in five House districts replaced Democrat seats with Republicans, while Madigan’s Democrats picked off just one Republican House member. The election results will likely change what was once the easiest and most obvious vote for House Democrats – Madigan for speaker – into one of the most contentious of the upcoming legislative session.

Madigan Loses Illinois House Supermajority


With Republican Control of Senate, House and Presidency, Ryan vows for unified approach

House Speaker Paul Ryan vowed Wednesday to help lead a “unified Republican government” with Donald Trump as president, promising Americans that the entire party can now work “hand in hand” to solve the country’s problems.

Republicans vow to work hand in hand


Palatine Public Library District Board announces five open seats in the April 2017 Election

Karen M Reshkin, Board President, announced that the Palatine Public Library District will have five open seats on its board for the April 2017 election. Candidates for the position, each of which has a four-year term, need to circulate their nomination petitions and turn them in in to the library from Dec 12 to Dec 19. No late submissions will be accepted!

Palatine Library Board Seat Openings


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

Upcoming Events


PTRO Holiday Party

Please join us as we wrap up the successes of 2016 with our Holiday party! Dinner will be provided. Our party will be at 345 Erik Dr. in Palatine. Doors open at 6:00pm. Please RSVP Aaron Del Mar at if you plan to attend and how many guests you will be bringing.


PTRO Monthly Meeting: Guest Speaker 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!



Get out and vote! Your local Republican candidates are counting on you!

PTRO Proudly Supports the Following Candidates

Sharon Langlotz-Johnson – Supervisor

Aaron Del Mar – Highway Commissioner

Lisa Moran – Clerk

Terry Kelly – Assessor

Bill Pohlman – Trustee

Susan Kern – Trustee

Ray Kincaid – Trustee

Andy-John G Kalkounos – Trustee

Anthony Wang – D15 Board of Education

Lisa Szczupaj – D15 Board of Education

Barb Kain – D15 Board of Education

Frank Annerino – D15 Board of Education

Mike Smolka – D15 Board of Education

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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