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About Dan Kovats

Dan has been involved in campaigns for the last 10 years starting out in organizing and grassroots efforts, which are the lifeblood of the Democratic Party. During his last campaign he served as Campaign Manager to Rianne Hawkins for Springfield City Clerk and prior to that, Dan was the Downstate Regional Field Director for US Senator Dick Durbin’s reelection campaign. Dan also served for 11 months as an Outreach Assistant to State Treasurer Michael Frerichs.

Illinois Democrats’ “Good Government” Message Beats Governor Junk’s “Government Chaos” in 2018

Illinois Democrats’ “Good Government” Message Beats Governor Junk’s “Government Chaos” in 2018 By State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie), Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader and Executive Vice Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party @StateRepLouLang Good government is good politics. That’s Illinois Democrats’ message strategy heading into the 2018 election: good government. Good government means [...]

Education Funding in Illinois

Education Funding in Illinois by State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), sponsor of Senate Bill 1, @AndyManar When I was 15, Sen. Vince Demuzio invited me to spend the day with him at the Illinois Capitol, stirring my love for public service and stoking my desire to be a catalyst for change. This spring, [...]

Polling in a New Era of Polling for Local Campaigns

Polling in a New Era of Polling for Local Campaigns By: Dave Fako, President and Senior Strategist, Fako Research & Strategies, @FakoResearch www.fakoresearch.com  We all saw what happened in the 2016 elections.  Numerous publicly available polls and most polling aggregators were predicting a win for Hillary Clinton, some estimating a large electoral college victory.  [...]

Resistance Illinois

Resistance Illinois by Ken Kimber, Project Manager, Democratic Party of Illinois @demsforillinois The Resistance Summer program is a nationwide Democratic Party initiative designed to bolster volunteers in states by assisting in local organizing projects over the summer. That is why the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Party of Illinois, the Illinois Democratic County Chairman’s [...]

Southland Friends of Labor – Labor Friendly Political Training Recap

Southland Friends of Labor – Labor Friendly Political Training Recap By Wei Luo, @DuPage_Dems On June 24, I joined fellow Democrats for a labor friendly political training workshop in Chicago Heights. Having recently returned to the greater Chicago area after graduating from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, I was looking for ways to [...]

Democratic County Chair President Responds to Override of Governor’s Veto

For Immediate Release July 6, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats / IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Democratic County Chair President Responds to Override of Governor’s Veto   Illinois will finally be able to start fixing the problems created by Rauner Springfield, IL – On Thursday, July 6th, the Illinois House of Representatives [...]

While Democrats Work to End His Crisis, Rauner Attends Out-Of State Photo-Op

For Immediate Release June 26, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com While Democrats Work to End His Crisis, Rauner Attends Out-Of State Photo-Op Rauner to campaign in Iowa instead of meeting with legislative leaders in Springfield Springfield, IL – On Monday, June 26th, Governor Bruce Rauner is attending [...]

“Bipartisan” Governor Should Take His Own Advice and Follow Suit With His Peers

For Immediate Release June 21, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com  “Bipartisan” Governor Should Take His Own Advice and Follow Suit With His Peers IDCCA implores Governor Rauner to speak out in support of maintenance of Medicaid expansion, and oppose secretive Republican health care plans  Springfield, IL – [...]

Democratic Chairmen’s Association Statement Regarding Potential Road Construction Shutdown

For Immediate Release June 20, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com  Democratic Chairmen’s Association Statement Regarding Potential Road Construction Shutdown Rauner’s inability to compromise will create a public safety crisis and will affect 23,000 Middle Class jobs Springfield, IL – Last week the Illinois Department of Transportation issued [...]