Michael McAuliffe

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Michael McAuliffe

b. December 7, 1963

Chicago, 41st Ward Republican Committeeman (1996- )
Illinois, State Representative (1997-)

Michael McAuliffe is the son of a Northwest Side Republican Party organization that was founded by his father, Roger McAuliffe and late Mayor of the suburb of Rosemont Don Stephens. Michael replaced his father Roger in the state House after Rodger died in a 1996 boating accident (he had served the House since 1973). McAuliffe works closely with the GOP’s sole representative in the Chicago City Council, Alderman Brian Doherty and County Commissioner Peter Silvestri. In his role as the head of the ward’s party, McAuliffe has delivered solid GOP turnout for statewide and county GOP candidates.

According to the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, individuals with ties to McAuliffe and the Northwest Side GOP organizations profited from vending contracts at Navy Pier. Specifically listed was George Theo.


  • Triton College

Important Political Events

  • 1996, Elected 41st Ward GOP Committeeman
  • 1997, Elected State Representative, replacing Roger McAuliffe
  • 2004, Defeated Rep. Ralph Capparelli in new consolidated district election.