Elizabeth Ann Doody Gorman

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Liz Gorman
Liz Gorman in 2002.jpg
Cook County Commissioner - 17th District
In office
2002 – July 20, 2015
Preceded byHerbert T. Schumann, Jr.
Succeeded bySean M. Morrison
Personal details
Born (1965-02-19) February 19, 1965 (age 54)
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceOrland Park, Illinois
Alma materSaint Mary's University of Minnesota,
University of Notre Dame

Elizabeth "Liz" Doody Gorman is a Republican member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners from 2002 until her resignation in 2015 to accept a job in the private sector. Gorman served as Chairman of the Cook County Republican Party from 2007 to 2008,[1] and is the Orland Township Republican Committeeman.

Gorman is the owner of Gorman Insurance Group.

Early life[edit]

Gorman is a graduate of Mother McAuley High School and Saint Mary's University of Minnesota where she received her B.A. in Marketing. Gorman graduated from the University of Notre Dame Executive MBA program with a Master of Business Administration on May 18, 2008.

Cook County Commissioner[edit]

First elected in November 2002, re-elected in 2006 and 2010, on March 18, 2014, Gorman fought off a primary challenge, defeating her opponent by nearly 60% of the vote to advance to the General Election on November 7, 2014, where she was re-elected to her fourth term. When the new term began on December 1, 2014, Gorman was chosen as the Committee Chairperson of the Environmental Control Committee and Vice Chairperson of the Roads and Bridges Committee, Rules and Administration Committee and the Technology and Innovation Committee. Gorman is also the Chairman of the Suburban Caucus of the County board and a member of 10 additional committees: Audit; Criminal Justice; Business and Economic Development; Finance; Health and Hospitals, Homeland Security; Legislation; North Suburban METRA Nominating Committee; Northwest Suburban METRA Nominating Committee; Southwest Suburban METRA Nominating Committee and Zoning and Building.

During her time on the Cook County Board, Gorman opposed the "Hotel Occupancy Tax" and the "Food and Beverage Tax" in 2003, the 150% cigarette tax increase in 2004 and the additional 100% increase in 2006. She opposed the "Food and Beverage Tax" and the "Hotel Occupancy Tax" again in 2007, and she opposed the "Sanctuary County" resolution for illegal immigrants in 2007 and sponsored a repeal of the ordinance later that year and most recently she voted against Board President Todd Stroger's 2008 budget and opposed the increase in the Cook County sales tax.

On December 1, 2009 Commissioner Gorman successfully led the effort to roll back Cook County's sales tax increase and override County Board President Todd Stroger's veto, cutting the county sales tax from 1.75% to 1.25%.[2][3][4]


Gorman is an Orland Park resident where she resides with her husband Gerald and three young sons, Conor, Liam and Shane.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ County board approves Gorman sales tax repeal motion Hanania, Ray. November 17, 2009 Accessed January 16, 2009
  3. ^ Cook County sales tax increase is rolled back, effective July 1 Dardick, Hal. Chicago Tribune December 2, 2009 Accessed January 16, 2009
  4. ^ Commissioner Gorman and County Board Override Stroger's Veto of Sales Tax Repeal[permanent dead link] December 1, 2009 Accessed January 16, 2009
Political offices
Preceded by
Herbert T. Schumann, Jr.
Cook County Commissioner - 17th District
Preceded by
William Maher
Orland Township Republican Committeeman
Party political offices
Preceded by
Gary Skoien
Cook County Republican Party Chairman
Succeeded by
Lee Roupas