City Club of Chicago: Tim Schneider, Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party

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Tim Schneider, Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, speaks to the City Club of Chicago, September 27, 2016 (City Club of Chicago)

September 27, 2016

Hon. Tim Schneider – Chairman – Illinois Republican Party

Hon. Tim Schneider

As a small business owner and entrepreneur, Tim Schneider has dedicated his life in public service to promoting fiscally conservative values of smaller government, lower taxes, less spending, and fighting corruption. At the township, county, and statewide levels, Tim remains a steadfast voice for reform and accountability.

Currently serving in his third term as a Cook County Board Commissioner, Tim has led the fight against increased taxes and spending – advocating fiscal responsibility and transparency in government. Tim led the fight to repeal Todd Stroger’s sales tax increase, sponsored legislation to combat pay-to-play and workers compensation, and worked to cut millions in wasteful taxpayer spending. The Chicago Tribune called Tim “a strong and absolutely unwavering voice for streamlining county government” and “an extraordinary member of a Board that could use many more like him.”

Previously, Tim served as Hanover Township Trustee from 1984-1997 and then as Hanover Township Highway Commissioner from 1997-2006. As Highway Commissioner, Tim improved township roads without impacting the highway commission’s bottom line – leaving office with a $2 million surplus.

Chairman Schneider received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois. He serves as General Partner/Owner of The Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin and Waterwerks Car Wash in Elgin.  He and his wife Shelly have a daughter and two sons.