About John

John Tsarpalas has been a fixture on the political scene for over three decades. John has worked with elected officials such as Republicans Mark Kirk and Joe Walsh. He has served as president of the New Trier Township GOP, Executive Director of the Illinois Republican Party and president of the limited government/free market advocacy group, Sam Adams Alliance. He has been accused (proudly) of organizing and starting the Tea Party movement by the likes of Rachel Maddow and the Huffington Post.

John is a native of the Chicago area. While earning a B.S. in Finance, from Northern Illinois University, he opened a restaurant, It's Greek To Me, in DeKalb, Illinois. One of his restaurant customers first introduced him to limited-government ideals. After selling the restaurant business, John put his finance degree to work as an investment broker with Dean Witter Reynolds. During the early 80's John joined the Illinois Libertarian Party and served on its State Central Committee. He left Dean Witter to run A.A. Tsarpalas General Contractors during the 80s and 90s. In the late 90s John's passion for politics was unleashed. He became active in the Steve Forbes for President campaign and a respected grassroots campaign director for local races.

While running a small business and staying politically active, John began searching for personal growth. He became involved with Victories of the Heart, became a group leader and member of the organizations board of directors. He would eventually apply these personal growth techniques to the political and advocacy world.

When the new millennium arrived, John took steps to make his passion his profession. In 2005 he was recruited to serve as Executive Director of the Illinois Republican Party and two years later he moved into the nonprofit realm serving as president of the Sam Adams Alliance.

Today, John utilizes his political experience and personal growth training; coaching political candidates, campaign staff and family members to prepare their mind and spirit for campaigning. John understands that it takes more than a desire to hold office and serve the public to successfully campaign. John is a graduate of the Republican National Committee’s Campaign College, the RNC’s Field Management School and the Leadership Institute’s activist training.

John resides in Wilmette, Illinois with his wife and three daughters. In his spare time, John enjoys hunting, fishing, and advancing the cause of liberty.