Officers & Subcommittees

LCDC Organization

The Executive Committee, comprised of the elected Officers and Subcommittee chairs, is charged with administering the functions of the County Committee.

The Executive Board, comprised of the elected Officers, Subcommittee chairs, State Committee persons, elected officials, District Leaders, and Caucus chairs, is an advisory body that assists the Executive Committee in the administration of the County Committee.


Diane Topakian

Mary Auker-Endres

Ismail (Izzy) Smith-Wade-El

Lauren Slesser

Tracey Lynn Arriola

Subcommittees & Caucuses

Working in small groups, subcommittees are tasked with handling various aspects of County Committee administration. Each subcommittee chair is a member of the Executive Committee. Subcommittee membership is open to any registered Democrat in Lancaster County. If you are interested in joining, please contact the listed chair for more information.

Caucuses are established by action of the LCDC Chair to represent various constituencies the Democratic Party serves and help organize in those constituencies. Caucus Chairs, who are members of the Executive Board, are listed below.

Black Caucus

Bylaws Committee

Bruce Beardsley, Chair

Campaign Committee

Carl Feldman, Chair

Communications Committee

DJ Ramsay, Chair

Events Committee

Lauren Slesser, Chair

Finance Committee

Tom O’Brien, Chair

Labor Caucus

Jean Martin, Chair

Latinx Caucus

Issues Committee

LGBTQ+ Caucus

Chad Moore, Chair

Organization Committee

Kristy Moore, Chair

Veterans Caucus

Jim Sandoe, Chair

Women’s Caucus

Sam Droke-Dickinson, Chair

Young Democrats Caucus

State Committee

The PA Democratic State Committee members are elected in the years even years between Presidential elections, when Pennsylvania regularly elects a Governor. The State Committee convenes three times each year in Harrisburg to endorse candidates for state-wide office, adopt party platform positions on issues affecting Pennsylvania, approve the state party budget, and conduct other Democratic Party business.

The following individuals represent the Lancaster County Democratic Committee on the PA Democratic State Committee.

State Committee Members

Scott Althouse

Mary Auker-Endres

Janet Diaz

Lauren Edgell

Tom O’Brien

Ismail (Izzy) Smith-Wade-El

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