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

The General Assembly without Madigan? Imagine the Possibilities

The new General Assembly is poised, in a vote scheduled for Wednesday, to elect Madigan to the post again. But he won’t be speaker forever. Someday, someone else will get the gavel. What will that be like? Do Democrats have a plan for their party, post-Madigan? It doesn’t sound like it. But the rest of Illinois? We’re there. We’re ready for the post-Madigan era.

Chicago Tribune article

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

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

Upcoming Events

April 19

Northwest Suburban Lincoln Day Dinner

Come join us for the 10th annual Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner.  Keynote Speaker US Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) with featured speaker ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider and invited speaker Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.  It is Wednesday April 19, reception at 5:30PM and Dinner at 7:00PM at the Cotillion Banquets 360 S. Creekside Dr. in Palatine.  There will also be a raffle available.

Tickets: $120, but a limited number for $100. Go to LDD Tickets-Palatine.

May 6

PTRO Monthly Meeting – State and Local update

Doors open at 8:30am and meetings start at 9:00am sharp! In May, we will recap the April elections and have elected officials provide state and local updates.

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

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

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 …

Sharon Langlotz-Johnson

Communications Co-Chair

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.

Debbie Lemonidis

Executive Director

Join us in fighting for the fundamental principles of fiscal responsibility, personal accountability and limited, transparent government. With your help we will regain the congressional majority as we strive to enforce constitutional limits on government and get our fiscal house in order.

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

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