Pat Brady was elected as the State Chairman from Illinois in August 2009 continuing a long career of activism in Republican Politics dating back to 1980. He was the Illinois Republican National Committeeman from 2008-2010 resigning upon being selected as State Party Chairman. In a state long controlled by Chicago Democrats, in 2010, Illinois Republicans had their best year in decades with Senator Mark Kirk winning the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Barack Obama, picking up 4 congressional seats, two statewide constitutional offices, six Illinois House seats and two seats in the Illinois Senate in addition to numerous down-ticket offices which had been in Democrat hands for decades. Also in 2010, the Illinois Republican Party ran one of the nation’s top “Victory” GOTV programs making over 4 million phone calls and door knocks. In 2012, working in a coordinated fashion with our House and Senate Campaign Committees, Illinois continues its Victory successes targeted to protecting out 2010 gains and working towards our goal of flipping the state to Republicans in 2014.
Brady is an attorney and a former Federal and State Financial Crimes Prosecutor having successfully prosecuted several complex and high profile fraud and corruption matters in various U.S. jurisdictions. Brady currently is with PwC wherein he counsels large multinational clients on risk of corruption in the worldwide operations and is often called upon to conduct sensitive internal investigations. Brady graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Law where he served as Chairman of the School of Law Ethics Council and was a member of team that advanced to the national finals of the National Moot Court competition and he has a BA in Political Science from the University of Arizona.
Brady is married to Julie Brady, an attorney and former Department of Justice Honors Programs Prosecutor who currently serves as Special Counsel to the Cook County Sherriff. They have four Children and have lived in the Fox Valley area of Illinois for the last 12 years.