Bill Lavin – Chair
Bill Lavin was born in Oak Park, IL and raised in Wheaton, IL. Bill graduated from Wheaton Central High School and went on to receive a BA in Management from Columbia College in Chicago. Bill is currently a Trainer with UNITE HERE HEALTH, the non-profit health insurance fund for the UNITE HERE Union.
He feels that elections are won and lost by the “feet on the street”, and since getting involved in the Democratic Party in 2009 he has felt honored to work alongside great Democratic Precinct Committeemen and Committeewoman throughout DuPage County. He has said that he has never met a more dedicated group of individuals than the people involved in the local Democratic parties, and they truly inspire him every day.
In January of 2017 Bill took on the role of Chairman for the Naperville Township Democrats. Bill said he was excited about taking a greater leadership role within the organization and looked forward working with other Democrats to turn the Township Blue. In April of 2017 Naperville Township elected six Democrats to the Naperville Township Board, the first Democrats ever elected to the Board. Bill believes this never would have happened without the passion and hard work of the Naperville Township Democratic PC’s.
Bill lives in Aurora with his lovely wife Cathy, and their two adorable dogs, Jack and Millie. Cathy works for the Naperville non-profit organization Little Friends.
Carole Kerr – Vice Chair
NTDO Vice-Chair Carole Kerr is retired, having worked for DuPage County for 16 years. She was originally hired as the fiscal manager for the Human Services Department, which had just been established. After 5 years in that position she accepted the position of Payroll and Benefit Manager in the Human Resources Department. When she started at DuPage County she was one of only two employees who voted in Democratic primaries.
In 2014, she was first appointed and then elected as the Precinct Captain for Precinct 13. That year she worked as Regina Brent campaign manager. In addition to her role as PC and as Vice
Chairman, her interests are in helping candidates with fund raising and expanding the visibility of the NTDO.
Carole has lived in Naperville for 25 years, is married and has 3 children and 5, soon to be 6, grandchildren.
Email Carole at CKerr@napervilledemocrats.org
Steve Bosco – Treasurer
Chicago native Steve Bosco has been an Aurora resident of Naperville Township since 1988 and a member of the NTDO since 2010, when he became Democratic Committeeman for Precinct 58. Since then he has been re-elected three times and is ready to get out the vote in 2016! In recognition of his dedication, Steve was named the NTDO Precinct Committeeman of the Year for 2013, as well as the DuPage County Democratic Organization’s Precinct Committeeman of the Year for 2014.
Since 1984 Steve has worked for Encyclopædia Britannica, where he is the director of Editorial Technologies. He holds a BS in Mathematics from Eastern Illinois University and an MA in Mathematical Systems from the University of Illinois at Springfield. In his spare time, Steve is the family handyman. In addition to politics and home improvement, his other interests include travel, theater, and philately. He and his wife, Lisa, have three grown children and new baby granddaughter.
Email Steve at SBosco@napervilledemocrats.org
Rachel Thomas – Secretary
Rachel Thomas was born and raised in Naperville, which she calls home again after ten years in Chicago. She spent the first five years of her career working in the non-profit sector and the arts, and she currently works as a marketing professional in real estate. Rachel believes in voting for the person and platform that best represent your core values and vision. The best way to find those people is to become informed and involved.
Email Rachel at RThomas@napervilledemocrats.org
Tony Michelassi – Precinct Director
A lifelong Auroran and Naperville Township resident, Tony Michelassi has been a member of the NTDO since 2009, and was first elected as a Precinct Committeeman in 2010. Tony got his start in politics as the Volunteer Coordinator for Ruben Zamora’s 2006 campaign to oust Dennis Hastert from Congress. He’s also a veteran of the DFA Training Academy and Camp Wellstone.
In 2008, sick and tired of the lack of local Democratic representation, Tony ran for a seat on the DuPage County Board. He won, and became the youngest County Board Member ever elected, and one of the first Democrats to serve on the County Board since the 1970s. During his tenure he chaired two committees, passed zoning code reforms and ethics reforms, and stood up for the rights of religious minorities in DuPage. He served as a Board Member for 8 years, representing District 5.
Tony is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker and also serves on the Board of Directors of the DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation. He lives in Aurora’s Georgetown neighborhood, and graduated from Waubonsie Valley High School and the College of DuPage.