About the Winnebago County Democrats

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Our Mission

The Winnebago County Democratic Party Central Committee coordinates strategy to support Democratic Party policies and candidates throughout the county for local, state, and national office.


The Winnebago County Democratic Party Executive Committee serves as the party's leadership.

Charles Laskonis

6th term as County Party Chair. He lives in Rockford with his wife, Laura, and is an Organizer for the IBEW.

Charles Knight

Executive Vice Chairman
Precinct committeeperson Harlem 10, Chairman UAWLAP, Harlem Democratic League Chairman.

Mark Sorrentino

1st Vice Chair
Retired UAW, previous Machesney Park trustee and Harlem township assessor.

Michael Moe

2nd Vice Chair
UAW activist that fights for the best interests of working families.

Tommy Meeks

3rd Vice Chair
I think the Democratic Party should always seek to help people, not hurt people.

Kathy Tall

4th Vice Chair
Originally from MI, she’s lived in Rockford for 12 years and works in political campaigns.

Mustafa Abdall

5th Vice Chair
Rockford dad, educator, WDP Vice President, WHA Board Member, and Winnebago Merging Small Business Director.

Bruce Wolf

Recording Secretary
Retired UAW member and Precinct Committeeperson Roscoe 7.

Valerie Hanserd

Assistant Recording Secretary
Rockford native, newly retired UAW member, and Precinct Committeeperson 5th Ward Precinct 3

Bill Crowley

Winnebago County Auditor elected 2008, worked in auditors office since 1991, Precinct committeeman for 30 years.

Christopher Scrol

Sergeant at Arms
Christopher serves as fightfigher/paramedic on the Rockford Fire Department.

John Nelson

County-Wide Elected Official
Democratic activist, RVC Board of Trustees, 24 years as Democratic State Central Committeeman

Jaime L. Salgado

Finance Committee Chairman
Winnebago County Board District 12, accountant by trade, proud father and advocate for our community's future.

Bill Rose

Alderman - City of Rockford
Educator, Westside Advocate, Lover of the Arts, Planning and Development Chair, Rockford 9th Ward Alderman

Elizabeth Lindquist

Township Official
Oncology pharmacist, Roscoe Township Trustee, anti-corruption activist

Sara Dorner

Labor Leader
Sara is a Labor Representative for AFSCME Council 31 and Vice President of Rockford United Labor, AFL-CIO.

Ricardo Montoya Picazo

Minority Representative
Rockford resident, local Latino community advocate and public servant.

Nathan Arroyave

Young Democrat Representative
Nathan is born and raised in Rockford, IL and a graduate of Guilford High school.