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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
for Congress (CA), May-Aug. 2009. Field organizer on Sara
for Congress (IL), Jan.-March 2009. GOTV director for Illinois
2008, July-Nov. 2008. Field organizer on Obama for America,
April-May 2008. B.A. in political science from Indiana University
Political Director Sean Rapelyea
(July 2016) Assistant to the Mayor, Office of
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
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
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.
Attorney at O'Keefe, Lyons & Hynes in Chicago; has
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
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.
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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