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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.

MEMO: Roskam for Congress seeking summer interns!

Roskam for Congress is looking for applicants for our summer intern program! These unpaid internships are a great way for both high school and college students to utilize their summer breaks working on one of the top races in the country this cycle and gaining excellent experiences in grassroots campaigning.

Applicants should have an interest in advancing a commonsense, conservative agenda; be ready to work in a fast-paced environment; and have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

From door-to-door canvassing, staffing special events, and helping the day-to-day operations of our offices run smoothly, it is sure to be a busy summer. Help keep the speaker’s gavel from Nancy Pelosi and become a part of Team Roskam this summer!

For more information or to submit your resume, please reach out to David Rivera at

Get involved in Peter Roskam’s campaign by clicking here

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting featuring the Tom and Tom show

Saturday June 2nd, 9 AM at PTRO headquarters

Our monthly meeting will feature timely and informative updates about what is happening at our state capital. State Senator Tom Rooney and State Representative Tom Morrison will fill us in on the latest votes and policy debates from Springfield. We will also have updates for the Fourth of July parade and our upcoming pig roast, a favorite of many. Donuts and Coffee will be provided. Doors open at 8:30 for a 9 AM start.

Burgers & Bags with State Senator Tom Rooney

Brandt’s of Palatine
807 W Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60067

Thursday, June 28th 6:00p – 8:00p

$40 – Individual, $75 Couple

Brandt’s Specialties Served Family Style & Drink Included.

Palatine PD Boosters Golf Outing September 6, 2018

$150 per golfer/$600 per foursome>


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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