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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

Join PTRO in the Paint the Town! Green Parade

Saturday, March 17 at 10:30 AM

PTRO will once again participate in Palatine’s St Patrick’s Day parade. Illinois Attorney General Candidate Erika Harold will be walking with PTRO. We line up at 10:30 a.m. at Oak and Palatine Rd. Parade kicks of at 11:00. Everyone is invited to join us walk the parade route and show a little Palatine and PTRO spirit!

We gather after the parade at Emmett’s on Brockway for food, drinks and cheer. Everyone who walks in the parade gets a free beer.

Be sure to wear GREEN!


  • Friday, Feburary 16th 5pm at Durty Nellies
  • Saturday, February 17 9:30 am at The Mug Coffee
  • Friday, February 23rd 5 pm at Cortlands Garage
  • Saturday, March 10 9:30 am Honey Butter
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  • Thursday, March 8 5:30 pm at La Tasca
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    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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