Officers

DPDC County Elected Officers and Staff

An * after someone’s name indicates they are an officer elected directly by the DuPage County Democratic Central Committee. An organizational chart can be found here. If you would like to reach any of our officers, please go here to fill out a DPDC contact form or leave a message for them at the office 630-629-1125

OFFICERS

  • Cynthia Borbas*
  • Chair
  • 847-571-4067

Cynthia is serving her first term as Chair. Cynthia was Chair of the Wayne Township Democratic Party, where she has been an officer and PC since 2014. Cynthia has been the Social Media Chair of the Democratic Women of DuPage County since 2014 and Secretary since 2018. Cynthia was previously the PC Trainer for the Democratic Party of DuPage County as well as a volunteer with Affiliate Groups, Events, Social Media and helped revamp our website. Cynthia has been the Social Media Chair of the Illinois Democratic Women since 2014. In 2016, Cynthia ran in a top tier State Rep race in 2016. Cynthia runs an IT consulting firm, and she lives with her husband and two children in Carol Stream.

  • Liz Chaplin*
  • First-Vice Chair

As the only elected Democrat on the Dupage County Board Liz has challenged backroom dealmaking, excessive salaries & benefits for elected officials, lucrative contracts for the associates of connected insiders, and the practice of allowing campaign contributions from vendors doing business with the County. Liz was appointed to the Water Commission in 2002 and reappointed in 2004. She was elected to the DuPage County Board in 2012. Chaplin’s philosophy is that the government needs to be frugal and fiscally responsible while providing needed services which include education, public safety, quality infrastructure, and human services. When tax dollars are spent lining the pockets of those connected with the insider elite, the government cannot afford to do what needs to be done.

  • Steve Schenk*
  • Treasurer

Steve is serving his first term as Treasurer. 

DPDC involvement include:
Appointed Precinct Committeeman – 2015
Elected Precinct Committeeman – 2016, 2018
Chairman – Addison Township Democratic Organization – 2016-2018
DPDC Executive Committee – 2016-2018
Gala Committee – 2016, 2017
Golf Outing Committee – 2016

Experience in the financial realm includes:
Potentate (CEO) of Medinah Shriners – 2012, Developed and managed yearly budget of over $900,000.
Treasurer, Kelvyn Park-Willing Masonic Lodge 1997-2002, assets approximately $150,000,
Owner, Upright Network Services, 1999-2015
MBA, University of Chicago, Finance and Strategic Management
Resident of Addison Township 3 times, most recently since 2008

  • Joanne Tyree
  • Vice Chair, Finance

Joanne is a mother of 3 and grandmother of one who grew up in the San Francisco area, where her liberal values were formed. She is a retired business executive, feminist, and social activist with a particular passion for environmental and children’s’ rights issues.  She started her career as a Special Education teacher and then studied  IT and International Business at Northwestern. Joanne lives in Villa Park with her husband Jim. She volunteers with Ronald McDonald House and Make a Wish Charities. Joanne was elected to serve as the Democratic Precinct Committeeman York precinct 11 in Wheaton in 2018. 

  • Sean Allen
  • Vice-Chair, Union Relations
  • Recently Elected Trustee in Lisle Township government

Sean joined the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union in 2008, working in the field for 8 years before becoming a field representative with the bricklayers’ benefit funds. In his day-to-day work, he deals with union contractors’ and union members’ benefits and hours while helping to create timely and efficient payment procedures. He has been a Lisle resident for 4 years and joined the DuPage Democrats to help build unions and to turn this county blue. Sean says his number one goal, always, is to improve the lives of working men and women in DuPage County as well as in Illinois. We are excited to have Sean’s youth and passion in growing this organization with an influx of Union support and with an ever-increasing younger, more Democratic demographic in DuPage.

    • Pam Pintozzi
  • Secretary

Pam grew up in Michigan in a proud union home and has a background in healthcare with a BS in Nutrition from Michigan State University. She lives in Elmhurst, with husband Bob and 2 children, and has been an active school volunteer. Pam started volunteering with DuPage Democrats following the 2016 election, helping in the office and with various canvassing initiatives. She is now an elected Precinct Committeeman in Elmhurst and excited to be a part of turning DuPage blue.

  • Dan Bailey
  • Vice-Chair, Governmental Affairs

Dan is a father of 3 and grandfather of 3 girls who grew up in DuPage.  A retired locomotive engineer and union activist for health and safety who studied at COD to become a Registered Nurse, Dan lives in Wheaton with his wife Maria. A Democratic Party activist in DuPage since 1988, Dan previously worked before in the Little Village Chicago Community with the Independent Voters of Illinois Independent Precinct Organization (IVI/IPO). Dan has served as the Democratic Precinct Committeeman Milton precinct 64 in Wheaton since 1988. Active in the Sierra Club in the 90’s and many environmental efforts over the years.  Once on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Area Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, Dan has also run for many offices and helped others do so. 

SUPPORT STAFF

  • Karen Hoffman
  • Director of Special Projects

Karen has been quietly and efficiently doing a huge part to turn DuPage Blue over the last 8 years. Aside from keeping the office and data humming for years, she also created and managed the Daytime Dems group monthly and swoops in to help bring into reality just about any project that has reached its chaotic apex. Her husband, Dave Khuon, is also a great part of this package deal. Dave has helped us at all stages of our IT development and knows where to find spring rolls just when they are most needed (usually at the chaotic apex). Our organization would be much the poorer without them both. Karen was co-recipient of the 2017 CHAIR AWARD at this year’s Gala in April.

  • Anne Sommerkamp
  • Executive Assistant

Anne ran for the General Assembly in District 47 and lost to Jim Caffrey in 2018. She ran for Downers Grove Township Clerk in 2017 and lost to the Republican. Anne became active in politics during the 2016 election cycle volunteering for Amanda Howland who ran for Congress. Anne is serving as the Democratic Precinct Committeeman Downers Grove 129. She is an advocate for the environment, gun safety, and equality for all people. When not advocating or working in politics, Anne works as an aquatic rehab specialist at a local senior living facility. She is also a pre/postnatal educator and former journalist. Anne is married to Steve Osterling. They have two grown children – Alana and Andy Osterling.  

  • Holly Joy Blastic
  • Blue Wave Campaign Coordinator
Holly Blastic moved to DuPage County to attend North Central College and never left. After earning a degree in Political Science, Holly attended Chicago-Kent College of law. She served as an Assistant Appellate Defender in Illinois’ First Appellate District for several years before stepping back to raise her four young children. Holly co-founded the Naperville Chapter of Moms Demand Action and served as a volunteer legislative, election, and social media team leader working to lobby and elect representatives dedicated to reducing gun violence.
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