Democratic Party of Illinois

The Democratic Party of Illinois is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Illinois. It is the oldest still-existing state party in Illinois and, along with the Green and Republican Parties, one of just three legally established parties in the state.

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Democratic Party Of Illinois - Organization and Leadership
... The Democratic Party of Illinois is run by a Democratic State Central Committee of 38 members, two from each of the state's 19 congressional districts ... Calvin Sutker of Skokie served as state party chairman until 1986 when he lost his committeeman seat to reform Democrat Jeffrey Paul Smith ... who served from 1986–1990 and is credited with rebuilding the Illinois Democratic Party ...

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