About Tim


Currently serving his second term on the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Timothy O. Schneider (R-15) has distinguished himself as a steadfast voice for reform and accountability at the County level.

Representing the 15th District (Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mount Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, South Barrington, and Streamwood) Tim has lead the fight against increased taxes and spending, fiscal responsibility, and transparency in government.

Tim quickly established himself as a strong advocate for the taxpayers of Cook County. The Chicago Tribune called Tim “a strong and absolutely unwavering voice for streamlining county government” and “an extraordinary member of a Board that could use many more like him”.

During his first term, Tim lead the fight to repeal President Todd Stroger’s excessive sales tax increase. An ethics leader, Tim authored legislation that reduced campaign contribution limits for companies doing business with Cook County in half. As Chairman of the Finance Subcommittee on Workers Compensation, Tim championed legislation that combats workers compensation fraud by requiring injured employees to submit to recorded interviews detailing each workplace accident.

Prior to serving on the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Tim served as Hanover Township Trustee from 1984-1997. Tim served as Hanover Township Highway Commissioner from 1997-2006. As highway commissioner, Tim embarked on an extensive program to improve township roads without impacting the highway commission’s bottom line. Due to Tim’s fiscal responsibility and business acumen, he left office with a $2,000,000 surplus of funds.

Commissioner Schneider received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois. A businessman and entrepreneur, Tim serves as general partner/owner of The Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin, and Waterwerks Car Wash in Elgin.