Tim Schneider is the Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party. Unanimously elected to the post in May of 2014, Chairman Schneider’s top priority has been to unite and grow the Illinois Republican Party by advancing our message of good government – value for tax dollars, a quality education for our kids, term limits on career politicians, and a booming economy with more jobs and higher pay.
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 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.
During the 2016 election, Chairman Schneider oversaw a combined effort among Governor Rauner’s campaign, the House Republican Organization, and the Illinois Republican Party to elect Republican Statehouse candidates in targeted districts across Illinois. The results were unprecedented – for the first time since 2004, Illinois Republicans successfully netted seats in both the Illinois House and Senate in a Presidential Election, a truly historic feat for Republicans in Illinois.
Chairman Schneider looks to keep the momentum going in 2018 by reelecting Governor Rauner, electing more Republicans statewide in Illinois, and expanding the number of rank-and-file Republican lawmakers in both Springfield and Washington, D.C.
Tim 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.