Elizabeth Gorman

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Elizabeth Gorman

b. February 19, 1965

Cook County Republican Party, Chairman (2007-2008)
Orland Township Republican Committeeman (2003- )
Cook County Commissioner, 17th District (2003-2015)

A Republican and former chairman of the Cook County Republican Party, Gorman’s political connections criss-cross party lines like many other Republicans in Cook County. Most notable are her ties to the indicted former Cook County Democratic Party Chairman and Republican nominee for mayor, Edward Vrdolyak. Vrdolyak is close to her father, Gerald Gorman, and helped him buy a car dealership in Berwyn. In 2000, Vrdolyak helped Gerald Gorman secure a line of credit in order for Gorman to open Dodge of Midlothian in the south suburbs, a dealership Elizabeth Gorman managed before being elected to the Cook County Board. In 2002, Vrdolyak again helped out the Gormans by co-signing a loan for $750,000 for Gerald when the dealership entered financial trouble. These events are detailed in a 2004 deposition by Vrdolyak in a lawsuit filed by Gerald Gorman against DaimlerChrylser's financial arm in 2003.

Elizabeth "Liz" Doody Gorman’s brother is Larry Doody, an unsuccessful candidate for 2nd Ward Alderman in 2007. Larry Doody is married to Connie Murphy, daughter of former-congressman Morgan Murphy.

Employment and Electoral History

  • Owner, Dodge of Midlothian
  • Owner, Gorman Insurance Group
  • Owner, All About You Day Spa (Worth, IL)


  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, B.A., marketing
  • University of Notre Dame, MBA

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