TMA’s Advocacy Efforts

TMA is dedicated to marshalling resources to create a favorable environment in which your statecapitolbusiness can grow and prosper. TMA represents members’ interests at the state and federal levels of government, and is an information resource that provides up-to-the minute legislative news, keeping you informed on the issues that impact your business. TMA initiatives include but are not limited to:

    • Direct Lobbying on legislative issues
    • GRC electronic newsletter and other media outreach
    • Hosting legislative issue events across the state and at TMA Headquarters
    • Annual TMA legislative day in Springfield
    • TMA Political Action Committee (PAC)
    • Connecting Members with Policy Makers



The Political Action Committee (PAC)


Working to Ensure the Future Of the Precision Metalworking Industry



In 2000 by TMA’s Government Relations Committee.

To promote a legislative and political climate supportive of TMA member interests in the state of Illinois; and to raise and disperse founds to political candidates for the state legislature and the executive branch, without regard to party affiliation, who have demonstrated their interest and understanding of TMA member viewpoints on issues of concern to TMA members.

How the PAC Works
TMA Political Action Funds are distributed by the Government Relations Committee to support candidates for the Illinois Legislature, statewide offices and local officials who support policies that benefit TMA members and Illinois manufacturing companies. These funds play an important role along with our grass roots efforts and lobbying activities to support pro-manufacturing polices and help keep Illinois manufacturing viable and competitive in today’s marketplace.

Support the TMA PAC.
For more information on the TMA PAC, contact Dennis LaComb at