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State Director  Greg Bales

(July 2016)  On leave from position as community outreach director to U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, from Sept. 2011.  Direct mail consultant at Rocket Consulting from March 2009.  Policy advisor at the Illinois Department of Transportation, April-Sept. 2011.  Regional director for U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson (IL-11), Aug. 2009-Jan. 2011.  Field organizer on Joan Buchanan for Congress (CA), May-Aug. 2009.  Field organizer on Sara Feigenholtz for Congress (IL), Jan.-March 2009.  GOTV director for Illinois Victory 2008, July-Nov. 2008.  Field organizer on Obama for America, April-May 2008.  B.A. in political science from Indiana University Bloomington.  twitter

Political Director  Sean Rapelyea

(July 2016)  Assistant to the Mayor, Office of Legislative Counsel and Government Affairs, City of Chicago, May 2011-July 2016.  Regional field director on Chicago for Rahm Emanuel, Dec. 2010-May 2011.  Field organizer on Friends of Blanche Lincoln, and for the Arkansas Democratic Party, 2010.  Field organizer on Obama for America in Montana, July-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in English literature from Washington College, 2008.

Regional Director (DNC)  Margaret Cox

(Aug. 2016)  Scheduling and advance for Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, June 2015-Aug. 2016.  Project assistant at Sidley Austin LLP, June 2014-June 2015.  B.A. in political science, communications from University of Michigan, 2014.

Regional Director (DNC)  Lauro Roman

(Aug. 2016)  Project coordinator at After School Matters from 2015.  Community liaison for Chicago Alderman Daniel Solis, 2012-15; also served as deputy campaign manager on Solis' 2015 re-election campaign, and a regional field director on the Chicago mayoral runoff campaign.  B.A. in international studies from DePaul University, 2012.

Kevin O'Keefe

Attorney at O'Keefe, Lyons & Hynes in Chicago; has focused on property tax matters since 1973.  White House staff as Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel, Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, and Deputy Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, 1993-97.  J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology, Kent College of Law, 1973; B.S. from University of Illinois, 1969.  High school classmate of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Kevin Conlon

Co-founder (1998) of Conlon & Dunn Public Strategies in Chicago.  Also founding partner of Adena Ventures Fund and Hopewell Ventures Fund.  Previously practiced labor and employment law for 15 years.   Extensive campaign experience including member of the National and Illinois Finance Committees for the Obama 2012 presidential campaign; Illinois State co-chair for  Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign; Illinois state chair and vice chair of the National Finance Committee for Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign; and, subsequently, Illinois state finance chair for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.  Served as Rich Township Democratic committeeman for 14 years and as Rich Township supervisor for nine years.  J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1984.  M.A. in labor and industrial relations from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981; B.S. in history from Illinois State University.


Coordinated Campaign - Illinois Victory 2016

Director  Dan Hardcastle

(June 2016)  Senior advisor to the Democratic Party of Arkansas, Sept. 2014-Nov. 2014.  National campaign manager for the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party, Jan.-April 2014.  Florida GOTV director on Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Southern political director at The Atlas Project, Aug. 2011-Feb. 2012.  Field director with the Kentucky Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2010.  Filed consultant on Ron Klein for Congress (FL), June-July 2010.  Field director on Jon Bowerbank for Lt. Gov. (VA), March-May 2009.  FL-16 field director and FL-21 and 25 GOTV director, June-Nov. 2008.  Lead organizer on John Edwards for President in Cedar Rapids, IA and Seneca, SC, March 2007-Jan. 2008.  Regional organizer on Jim Davis for Governor, July-Nov. 2006.  Supervisor of the political phone program for American Directions Group, Aug. 2005-Apr. 2006.  Field organizer with the Oklahoma Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2004.  J.D. from The George Washington University, 2015; B.A. in political science from University of Florida.

Illinois Democratic Party 1201 South Veterans Parkway, Suite C  |  Springfield, IL 62704 

Chairman  Michael J. Madigan

(since 1998)  Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives; first elected to the House in Nov. 1970 and re-elected since then.   Co-founder and partner in the firm of Madigan & Getzendanner; attorney in private practice since 1972.  J.D. from  Loyola University Law School, 1967; B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, 1964.  Life-long resident of the City of Chicago.

Executive Director  Tim Mapes

Chief of staff to Chairman Madigan since late 1992.  Previously special assistant to Madigan, has served on Madigan's research and issues staff since 1977.  Graduate of Western Illinois University.

Senior Communications Advisor and Press Secretary  Sean Savett