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/Dan Kovats

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.

IDCCA President’s Message – May 2019

2019-05-14T20:07:24-05:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Kristina Zahorik, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @McHenryDems Dear County Chairs and Friends, May brings us Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day! As a mother of five, I can’t help but think about their future. As a mom it is my job to worry. The worries seem to be bigger because of the current White House Administration. We teach our children not to lie, and it was reported that the President reached his 10,000th lie. We teach our children to respect others, and we have a President who mocks the disabled and not only appeals, but aligns himself with [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – May 20192019-05-14T20:07:24-05:00

Democrats Move Fair Tax Forward, Here’s The Facts

2019-05-14T20:03:30-05:00

Democrats Move Fair Tax Forward, Here's The Facts by Toby Trimmer, Communications Director @ILDCCA  @tobytrimmer Giving Illinois voters the choice to fundamentally reform the state’s outdated and regressive tax structure into a fair system that works for everyone recently passed a big hurdle in Springfield. State Senate Democrats approved the Fair Tax Constitutional Amendment to House lawmakers to consider for the 2020 election ballot. Under the fair tax plan, 97% of Illinois residents would not see a state income tax increase, with only those making more than $250,000 paying more. The plan not only lifts the burden off middle and [...]

Democrats Move Fair Tax Forward, Here’s The Facts2019-05-14T20:03:30-05:00

2020 DNC Delegate Selection Process

2019-05-17T11:10:02-05:00

2020 DNC Delegate Selection Process by Mary Morrissey, Executive Director, Democratic Party of Illinois @DemsForIllinois In little more than a year, our country will face an historic turning point - the 2020 Presidential Election. For Democrats, the election will finally be an opportunity to unseat a President whose policies and principles are so antithetical to our own. Already the 2020 election is growing into a history-making election. Currently, there are 22 Democrats who have declared their candidacy for the Presidency. The sheer number of candidates running to become president has its place in history, but it is underscored by the [...]

2020 DNC Delegate Selection Process2019-05-17T11:10:02-05:00

IDCCA Online Straw Poll Results Put Sanders On Top

2019-05-14T19:51:01-05:00

IDCCA ONLINE STRAW POLL RESULTS PUT SANDERS ON TOP by Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director, @ILDCCA @dankovats Surveys and polls are little more than a snapshot in time. But the IDCCA’s Presidential Straw Poll reveals a portrait of Democrats who are passionate about returning American ingenuity to our government and ejecting indecency from the White House. In mid-April, the association opened an online poll asking respondents who they prefer as the Democratic Party’s 2020 nominee. More than 7,100 participants from all over Illinois (and a few from outside the state) answered our survey’s three questions: Who is your choice to [...]

IDCCA Online Straw Poll Results Put Sanders On Top2019-05-14T19:51:01-05:00

Strong April State Revenues Help to Reverse Chaos

2019-05-14T19:46:17-05:00

Strong April State Revenue Help to Reverse Chaos by Toby Trimmer, Communications Director @ILDCCA  @tobytrimmer It wasn’t long ago when failed GOP Governor Bruce Rauner claimed the General Assembly’s bipartisan budget stabilization efforts would all but destroy Illinois. Well, if April 2019 state revenues are considered, Rauner remains consistently wrong. Last week, Governor JB Pritzker’s revenue and budget experts announced a remarkable and unexpected jump of $1.5 billion in April 2019 tax receipts. With so many tough budget decisions to make, the 38% increase over forecasts has released a small measure of pressure as next years’ fiscal plans continue to [...]

Strong April State Revenues Help to Reverse Chaos2019-05-14T19:46:17-05:00

Boot Camp Alumni claim victory in April 2nd Elections

2019-05-14T19:40:27-05:00

Boot Camp Alumni claim victory in April 2nd Elections by Jillian Hawkins, Assistant Executive Director @ILDCCA The IDCCA’s 2019 Annual Boot Camp training program kicks off this Friday, May 17, in Springfield and close to 200 dedicated Democratic activists are attending the full weekend of intense learning. This is the third year of the much-anticipated Boot Camp program where the IDCCA coordinates with the seasoned experts from the National Democratic Training Committee to learn everything needed to run competitive campaigns and score election victories for Democrats. Through engaging seminars, Boot Camp participants will learn how to strike the spark to [...]

Boot Camp Alumni claim victory in April 2nd Elections2019-05-14T19:40:27-05:00

Cannabis Use Law Could Mean Job Growth Throughout Illinois

2019-05-14T19:36:19-05:00

Cannabis Use Law Could Mean Job Growth Throughout Illinois by Toby Trimmer, Communications Director @ILDCCA  @tobytrimmer After many years of research and discussion, it appears Illinois may be poised to enact a strong, smart and well-regulated policy on the recreational use of cannabis. And, if a new law is passed this May, a multi-billion-dollar industry could help grow jobs in our state. Two progressive Democrats have been leading the way on legalizing the adult-use of cannabis in Illinois. State Senator Heather Steans and State Representative Kelly Cassidy have spent years wrapping their minds around what makes responsible policy for an [...]

Cannabis Use Law Could Mean Job Growth Throughout Illinois2019-05-14T19:36:19-05:00

IL Dems Straw Poll: Sanders wins with Buttegieg a close 2nd

2019-05-13T09:46:11-05:00

For Immediate Release: Monday May 13, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org BERNIE SANDERS WINS IDCCA’S ONLINE STRAW POLL Vermont Senator captures over 27% of 7,100 respondents SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – In mid-April, the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association released an online poll asking Democrats who they prefer as the Party’s 2020 nominee. And, with more than 1,700 votes (27 percent), Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders showed the strongest popularity among 7,100 respondents. While not a scientific survey, the straw poll is the largest collection of 2020 presidential opinions among Illinois Democrats to date. “This survey has been [...]

IL Dems Straw Poll: Sanders wins with Buttegieg a close 2nd2019-05-13T09:46:11-05:00

2020 Presidential Poll Results

2019-05-12T18:58:11-05:00

With more than two-dozen well-qualified Democrats running for our party’s presidential nomination, Illinois could be one of the deciding states in who takes on Donald Trump in 2020. It’s been a long time since Illinois was so critical in the presidential Primary contest. From Monday April 15th through Monday May 6th, the IDCCA conducted a non-scientific online poll to get a snapshot of how each Presidential candidate was doing in Illinois. Over 7,100 people participated in the online poll. The poll included individuals who were announced candidates for President, individuals who have formed Exploratory Committees for President, and other individuals [...]

2020 Presidential Poll Results2019-05-12T18:58:11-05:00

2020 Presidential Poll

2019-04-15T17:51:04-05:00

With more than two-dozen well-qualified Democrats running for our party’s presidential nomination, Illinois could be one of the deciding states in who takes on Donald Trump in 2020. It’s been a long time since Illinois was so critical in the presidential Primary contest. So, who is your preferred candidate? Who would you choose as a running mate? If you could help get that candidate support in an online poll that gets media attention, would you share and promote it? The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association has a live poll right now asking Democrats who they support, and you need to [...]

2020 Presidential Poll2019-04-15T17:51:04-05:00