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Aaron Del Mar - Committeemen & Chairman

Aaron B Del Mar is an entrepreneur and public servant from Palatine, IL. He has been actively involved in local and state politics since 2009, when he was elected as the youngest and first minority councilman for the Village of Palatine, Illinois. 

He is passionate about engaging with a diverse group of citizens, to build relationships and elect strong and viable candidates that will represent and become future leaders in Illinois.

He currently serves as the Palatine Township Highway Commissioner, Palatine Township Republican Committeeman and previously served as the Cook County Republican Party Chairman.

In early 2018 Aaron was appointed to the Illinois International Port Authority by Governor Bruce Rauner and was confirmed by the Illinois State Senate with consent from the Mayor of Chicago for a 3 year term.

He resides in Palatine with Sara and their 6 children.

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 National Guard and flew five missions to Viet Nam. Richard retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1992. Professionally, Richard spent over 40 years in the insurance industry first working for Royal Insurance Company and later for Roanoke Brokerage Services.

Tom Rooney - President
Tom Rooney is the State Senator for the 27th District of Illinois. He previous served as Mayor of Rolling Meadows and on the City Council. He has taught economics and history at West Leyden High School for the twenty years, and served in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1986 to 1992. He and his wife, Sue, have four sons and reside in Rolling Meadows.

Bill Pohlman - Outreach Director
Bill has spent over 40 years in consumer, business, non-profit and now political communications. He began his career in the corporate world at Motorola in both advertising and public relations. After leaving Motorola, he expanded his background in direct mail at the Rylander Company and public relations at Edelman Worldwide. In 1981, he started working at AP ltd. in account management and supervised all advertising and public relations activities for traditional and online media. He became a partner in the firm in 1994. In 2013, Bill was elected as a Trustee for Palatine Township. As a Trustee, he is responsible for assisting in the development of the budget and the financial stability of the Township. He is the Chairman of the Human Needs, Website, and Newsletter Committees. In 2016, he was awarded the Patriot Award by the Township for his years of service in the community. Bill has been a member of the Palatine Jaycees since 1991 where he has served numerous roles and positions with them. He is also active with the American Legion Post 690 and the Palatine Township Republican Organization. Bill joined Cor Strategies in 2018 as Marketing Guru and is responsible for internal and external marketing activities.

Sharon Clifford - Special Events Director

Marilyn Jamal - Office Manager

Alissa DePue - Director of Volunteer Services

Debbie Lemonidis - Executive Director

Jim Roche - Treasurer 

Dennis Wagner - Civics Forum Director

Paid for by Palatine Township Republican Organization. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board's official website ( or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.
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