Thomas Maillard Named 10th District Democratic State Central Committeeman; Replaces Hon. Daniel Pierce

Highland Park, IL – Thomas Maillard was named 10th District Democratic State Central Committeeman by a committee of local party officials. Maillard, a resident of Mundelein, is Director of Government Operations for the City of Waukegan. He is also the National Committeeman for the Young Democrats of Illinois, serving as the national representative of Illinois Democrats under the age of 36 to the Young Democrats of America. He also recently co-founded the Lake County chapter of Young Democrats of Illinois.

Maillard has worked on a variety of national, state and local campaigns as a campaign manager, field director, fundraiser, senior adviser, voter registration coordinator, data analyst, communications director, door-knocker, and phone-banker. He was also the political director for the Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) in 2015.

On the State Central Committee, Maillard will replace Hon. Daniel Pierce, President of the North Shore Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, former state representative and mayor of Highland Park, who passed away last month. He will join 10th District Democratic State Central Committeewoman Lauren Beth Gash on the leadership committee of the Democratic Party of Illinois. He will help fill vacancies in candidacies for statewide office and other organizing duties in the 10th Congressional District.

“We must first and foremost recognize the late Honorable Dan Pierce and the sad news of his passing,” said Maillard after his appointment. “As I offer my deepest condolences to his family, I am humbled by the shadow of his accomplishments and I am honored to follow his decades of leadership. I am grateful to represent my family and neighbors here in the 10th Congressional District in my new role as State Central Committeeman.”

“With the Illinois primary now past, we must unite and prepare for the fall election, where we will elect a Democratic President to restore honor and leadership to the White House, reelect Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Brad Schneider, pass the Fair Tax to help bring equity to the broken Illinois tax system, and grow upon the many Democratic gains here in Lake and northern Cook County.”

Terry Link, Chair of the Lake County Democrats, said, “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in Lake County, turning it from deep red to blue over the past several decades. I’ve worked with Thomas for many years now, and I know how hard he’ll work to keep and build on our gains.”

The Democratic State Central Committee is made up of 36 committeepeople – a Committeewoman and a Committeeman from each congressional district. Lauren Beth Gash, the 10th District State Central Committeewoman, welcomed Maillard to the post. “We’ve been working to build the Democratic infrastructure in the 10th Congressional District at the county, township and precinct level. That’s critical to retaining our Democratic officeholders and winning elections. Thomas Maillard shares our Democratic values and has already made significant contributions toward our successes. I’m so glad that he will be joining us in his new role.”

The 10th Congressional District covers most of Lake County and parts of northern Cook County.

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