As designated by our bylaws, The Democratic Party of Lake County shall be divided, in order to effectively carry out its stated purposes, into standing sub-committees and such other committees as it may from time to time find necessary and/or expedient. All such sub-committees and the Chair thereof shall be appointed by the DPLC Chair, subject only to the will of the general membership. All regular voting members of the Committee shall serve on at least one standing committee. Alternates for partisan legislators are required to serve on both the Elections & Issues Committees.
Elections Committee – candidate development & endorsement
Chair – Gillian Parrillo (D4)
Members- Ryan Kasmier (D1); Dirk Slooten (D2); Trish VanDenBerghe (D3); OPEN (D4); Justine Schneider, Lynne Demele (D5); Congressmember Thompson alternate; Assembymember Aguiar-Curry alternate; State Senator Mike McGuire Alternate; LCDCC Chair Sissa Harris (D1)
Finance Committee – provide financial oversight for the DPLC
Chair – Pierre Cutler (Treasurer) (D4)
Members – Dirk Slooten (D2)
Issues Committee – Screens and develops positions on issues and resolutions for DPLC action
Chair – Doug Harris (D1)
Members – Charise Reynolds (D1); David Claffey (D2); OPEN (D3); Chloe Karl (D4); Lia Alcantara (D5); Congressmember Thompson alternate; Assembymember Aguiar-Curry alternate; State Senator Mike McGuire Alternate; LCDCC Chair Sissa Harris (D1)
Voter Registration Committee – develop and carry out an effective ongoing Democratic voter registration campaign — Note that in-person voter registration is restricted under pandemic restrictions
The Voter Registration Committee is currently revising their mission and function.
Programs and Recruitment Committee – implement engaging and educational programs that advocate for
Democratic candidates and policies and stimulate active participation in the Democratic party.
Members: Nara Dahlbacka (D1); Ceva Giumelli (D2); OPEN (D3); Gillian Parrillo (D4); Mary Borjon, PollyAnn Johnston, Lynne Demele (D5), Chair Sissa Harris (D1)