Jack Dorgan is a 30-year veteran of Republican campaigns and an elected Rosemont, Illinois Village Trustee. Dorgan was elected as the Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party on June 1, 2013.
Dorgan served in leadership positions for two Illinois governors: in the Governor’s office and the Department of Transportation under Gov. James Thompson; and as Executive Director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission under Gov. Jim Edgar. Dorgan has also served in multiple positions in the Illinois State Legislature, including Deputy Chief of Staff for the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.
Dorgan is a partner of a privately-owned Illinois government relations firm since 1999. Dorgan works across a wide range of industries, including health care, Fortune 500, associations and utilities.
Dorgan is serving his first term as chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, having served as a committeeman on the Republican State Central Committee since 2001. He has been a delegate for every state convention and Cook County convention of the past 30+ years, and has served on campaigns ranging from Leyden Township in northwest Cook County, to Illinois gubernatorial campaigns, to presidential races, and everything in between.
As Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, Jack fights for smaller government, lower taxes, and more transparency. His work includes recruiting top-tier candidates, growing the base of Republican voters, engaging and training grassroots activists, and getting every possible Republican voter to the polls on Election Day. The shared goal of the Republican Party of Illinois is to elect Republican candidates up and down the ballot, to fix the dysfunction and crisis of leadership in Springfield and Washington, D.C.
Dorgan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University of Chicago, and he has been an elected Trustee in the Village of Rosemont since 1993, where he resides with his wife and three daughters.