Republicans hold endorsement session Jan. 28

Submitted by Bill Pohlman
Posted1/23/2020 2:30 PM

The Palatine Township Republican Organization will hold an endorsement session for contested races across the state Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the PTRO office, 765 N. Quentin Road in Palatine.

"We expect a large number of Republicans will vote in our endorsement session," said Aaron Del Mar, Palatine Township Republican committeeman. "They will listen to the candidates, ask questions and then vote for their choices. We will have candidates for U.S. Senate and Congress, state's attorney as well as judge of the 13th Judicial Sub-Circuit."


In order to vote, individuals must reside in Palatine Township and be a member of PTRO. Registration will be allowed the night of the session. Membership costs $25 a year.

PTRO guidelines require that a candidate receive 60% of the cast votes in order to receive an endorsement. Candidates that will be attending are Tom Tarter, Peggy Hubbard, Mark Curran and Dr. Robert Marshall, who are running for U.S. Senate.

For Congress in the 6h Congressional District, Jeanne Ives and Gordon "Jay" Kinzler will be attending. Christopher E.K. Pfannkuche is running for Cook County State's Attorney. Two candidates, Angel Garcia and Gary Seyring, for 13th Subcircuit of the Cook County Judicial Circuit will also be participating.

Founded in 2010 by Palatine Township Republican Committeeman Aaron Del Mar, PTRO coordinates the Republican Party's efforts in the township.

Led by Del Mar, President Tom Rooney and Executive Director Debbie Lemonidis, PTRO promotes the foundational principles of the Republican Party, namely fiscal responsibility, personal accountability and limited, transparent government, and works to elect Republican candidates who espouse those principles.

The Palatine Township Republican Organization holds its monthly general meeting at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at the PTRO office, 765 N. Quentin Road, Palatine.

For information on the Palatine Township Republican Organization, membership, sponsored events or to join the email newsletter, visit, call (847) 496-7871 or email

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