Current GOP Candidates
A farmer, family man and fellow citizen from rural Illinois, Darren Bailey’s conservative roots run deep.
Darren was born and raised in Louisville and is a proud third-generation farmer. Growing up on Bailey Family Farm, Darren learned at a young age what it means to work hard and earn an honest living. Today, Darren and his sons own and operate Bailey Family Farm. He grows corn, wheat and soybeans, all while carrying on the traditions of one of America’s oldest occupations.
Gary Rabine was born and raised in the great state he loves, Illinois. His family is here, his businesses are here, and he wants to create the future we should all look forward to. Gary grew up in the Richmond and Fox Lake areas in Northwest Illinois. He started working at 10 years old as a paper delivery boy while also mowing lawns and dumpster diving for recycled cans. Throughout high school, Gary worked for his dad’s residential services business, gaining experience in laboring and operating heavy equipment.
Paul Shrimpf was born at Scott Air Force Base in 1971. After growing up as the son of two teachers in Waterloo, Illinois, Paul attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Upon graduation in 1993, Paul was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. At the conclusion of his basic officer training in Quantico, Virginia, Paul selected infantry for his military occupational specialty.
State Senate and House Candidates
State Senator Dan McConchie was elected by his peers to serve as the Illinois Senate Republican Leader in January 2021, and has served as State Senator for the 26th District since 2016.
Prior to his election as Leader, Dan served as a Caucus budget negotiator, advocating for responsible state spending and lower taxes. He currently serves on the Senate Executive and Redistricting committees.
State Representative Chris Bos was elected to represent the 51st District in the Illinois House of Representatives in November 2020, and sworn in on January 13, 2021. Prior to joining the Illinois General Assembly, Chris served as a Trustee on the Ela Township Board.
Chris’ life has been one dedicated to community service through a career with non-profits and volunteering in his community.
State Representative Tom “Tax Fighter” Morrison represents Illinois’ 54th House district, an area that overlays most of Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Inverness, and portions of Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights and Barrington. He is one of two Republican legislators whose districts are entirely within Cook County.
In 2020, the Illinois Coalition of Community Blood Centers named him their “Legislator of the Year".
Congressional and Township Candidates
Aaron Del Mar
Palatine Township Republican Committeeman Aaron Del Mar was born and raised in Palatine, and began in public service when he was the youngest and first minority elected to serve on the Palatine Village Council in 2009.
In 2012, he was elected Cook County Republican Chairman, a position he held for two terms.