Meet the Executive Board

President daniel green

Daniel is a junior from DC majoring in Public Policy Studies and History at the University of Chicago. As communications director for the UChicago Democrats, he’s foreman of the social media post assembly line and head Zoom strategist. As President of CDIL, he looks forward to helping Democrats across Illinois and the Midwest get elected. His interests include canvassing, being Extremely Online, and iced coffee, his favorite political issue is DC Statehood, and his favorite swing state is Arizona.

vice president janelle gaska

Janelle is a senior at North Park University majoring in Politics & Government and Communications. She is currently interning on the finance team on Lauren Underwood’s reelection campaign in IL-14, and she has worked with many other campaigns over the past five years. In addition to being VP of CDIL, Janelle also serves as President of the North Park College Democrats and as a Senior Senator on Student Government. As Vice President of CDIL, Janelle is looking forward to helping Democrats across the state get elected up and down the ballot. After graduating, she plans on continuing to work on campaigns, but maybe go to law school — she’s not totally sure, we’ll see.

Communications director ashley winters

Ashley Winters is currently a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies. He is currently an intern with Dani Brzozowski’s congressional campaign in the IL-16. In addition to his CDIL position, Ashley serves as the Communications Director for the University of Illinois Illini Democrats and is a members of the University of Illinois Student Government. He has also volunteered his time to several local charitable causes. Upon graduation, Ashley would like to attend law school.

Finance director james beverly III

James Beverly III is currently a senior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is currently studying Corporate & Organizational Communication with a minor in Business Administration. James has worked and volunteered for various campaigns in the Southern Illinois region, while also promoting voter registration on campus. He currently serves as President of the SIUE College Democrat’s chapter as well as the Vice President of Students for Reproductive Rights. Upon graduation, James plans on pursuing his Masters in Public Administration.

legislative director margaux whitehead

Margaux Whitehead is currently a junior at Loyola University Chicago studying Public Health and Social Work. She has worked on various campaigns and in government offices in Illinois and in her home state of New Jersey. She currently serves on the executive board of Loyola College Democrats and founded Loyola’s Public Health Student Organization to promote student involvement in Chicago-area public health needs. Upon graduation, Margaux plans to work in the nonprofit advocacy sector.

membership director Brian sabath

Image and biography coming soon!

political director cat jacobs

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