Zachary Braun was appointed Vice President of CDIL in 2016 after being elected Legislative Director, and was reelected in 2017 for a second term. He is a senior at Illinois State University double-majoring in Political Science and Political Communication. Zach has volunteered on numerous state, local, and interest group campaigns. He considers himself a Progressive Democrat on most issues, and wants the Party to embrace an inclusive economic message that appeals to all working-class people. He spent the summer assisting in policy research and communications for Nikita Richards’ campaign for McLean County Clerk.