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


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

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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



Presidential Debate Watch Party

Join us for a debate watch party during the third and final presidential debates. We will be at PTRO Headquarters with doors opening at 7:30pm. Drinks and snacks will be provided. All are welcome to attend!


Peter Roskam Fall Fundraiser

Please join us Friday, October 21st at the Marriott in Naperville for an evening fundraiser with Congressman Peter Roskam and guest Congressman Jason Chaffetz.

Please RSVP Ashley Heacock at 630-221-0006 or email


Swearing in Fundraiser for State Senator Tom Rooney

Join Special Guest Matt Murphy at Tap House Grill on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7pm in supporting new State Senator Tom Rooney! Tickets are $40 per person with sponsorships available! Tickets: For more information contact


Election Day and Election Results coverage

Go out and vote. You local, state and national Republican candidates are counting on you!

Come join us at PTRO headquarters for election results coverage. More info to come!


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!

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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