Don Tracy is the Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party. Elected to the post in February of 2021, Chairman Tracy’’s top priority has been to unite and grow the Illinois Republican Party by advancing our message of anti-corruption, fiscal sanity, lower taxes, economic growth, and support for law and order.
Don is a businessman and lawyer from Springfield – and serves as the first ILGOP Chairman from downstate Illinois since 1988. He was born in Illinois and raised in rural Mt. Sterling (Brown County, IL), the oldest of twelve children. Don and his eleven siblings own the successful family business, Dot Foods, Inc., the nation’s largest redistributor of food and related products, and other national businesses. Headquartered in Mt. Sterling (population: 2,025), Dot Foods, Inc. was founded in 1960 by Don’s father and currently employs 6,000 people across the United States and Canada.
In addition to his work as outside counsel to his family’s business, Chairman Tracy has been involved for years in raising and donating major resources to Republican candidates and causes. Recent involvement includes the successful effort to defeat Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s progressive tax constitutional amendment and the Republican Governors Association which won 8 of 11 targeted gubernatorial races in 2020.
Don received his business administration degree from Arizona State University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis School of Law. He currently is of counsel at Brown, Hay + Stephens Law Firm in Springfield, IL. He and his wife Wanda have four children and seven grandchildren.
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