The Democratic State Central Committee is like the Board of Directors of the Democratic Party of Illinois. They help execute a variety of initiatives, from setting policy to raising money to helping organize the party throughout the state.
Each Congressional district has two representatives on the State Central Committee—one man and one woman—and those members act as liaisons between the state party and the local democratic organizations.
Most of the current members of the State Central Committee are elected politicians. I’m not one. I’m a local precinct committeeperson and activist who wants to represent the people who do the hard work to move this party forward. People like you who walk door to door, phone bank, and organize grassroots fundraisers.
The 11th Congressional District, as currently drawn, never existed before. The incumbent State Central Committee members from the 11th district no longer live in the district, and the new 11th contains large portions of battleground counties like DuPage, Kane and Will. I’m running for State Central Committee because I want to make sure that the party makes the investment we need to hold our gains in these counties and support the grassroots that will get us across the finish line.