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Aaron was born as an only child to Vic & Betty Del Mar and was raised in Palatine, Illinois. A product of District 15 & 211 schools (Sanborn & Sundling), he graduated from Palatine High School in 1996. During his high school career, Aaron was on the varsity wrestling team, earning All-State honors and setting several school records. Aaron earned a scholarship to Indiana University-Bloomington and graduated with a degree in Public Management from their nationally-ranked school of Public and Environmental Affairs. During his time at Indiana, Aaron was a varsity letter winner in wrestling, a three-time Judo All-American and a member of the 2000 University World Judo Team.

An entrepreneur, Aaron now owns several companies. They include Adrenaline Sports Management, which produces running races and endurance events across the country and Articulate Promotions, a marketing firm that specializes in party planning, sports management and corporate marketing and promotions.

Aaron founded Fathers Helping Fathers [1]in 2006 after a 3 year struggle to get time with his son, Konnor. Information about where and when his sons birth took place were withheld from him, and subsequent attempts at contact and visitation were repeatedly thwarted. He traveled the country in the hopes of gaining access and time with Konnor. After considerable emotional and legal efforts, the courts awarded him sole custody.

Aaron B. Del Mar is a American politician and business man from Palatine, IL. He was the first minority and youngest person ever elected to the Palatine Village Council in 2009 and left office in 2013[2].

In 2012 Del Mar served as the first minority to lead the Cook County Republican Chairman, He was re-elected in 2014 [3] when Del Mar left office he made a very contriversal move and fired 13 Chicago City Ward Committeemen in an effort to purge the Cook County Central Committee from false Republicans [4] . Del Mar currently serves at the Palatine Township Republican Committeemen and as a Fire Trustee for the Palatine Township Rural Fire Protection District. [5]


  2. Melanie Santostefano (7 May 2013). "Palatine Village Council Bids Farewell to Del Mar, Welcomes..." Palatine, IL Patch.
  3. Collin Corbett (17 April 2014). "Aaron Del Mar Reelected Cook County GOP Chair". Palatine, IL Patch.
  4. Kerry Lester (13 April 2016). "In curtain call, Cook GOP chief fires 13 committeemen". Daily Herald.
  5. "Del Mar To Fill Fire Board Vacancy". Journal and Topics Online.
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