Dan Parker - Chairman
Dan is an adopted Hoosier, born and raised in Braintree, Massachusetts. He is the proud son of public school teachers who taught him a love of history and civics. He has been actively involved in the Indiana Democratic Party since 1992 and has served as its Chair since November 2004.
In 1996 and 1998, Dan led the campaign effort of House Speaker John Gregg and the Indiana House Democrats as they came back to gain and hold a majority in the Indiana House of Representatives.
In 1999, Dan coordinated Mayor Bart Peterson’s successful ground campaign, as well as the election of Democratic Indianapolis City-County Councilors.
Dan also served as Senator Evan Bayh’s State Director for three years.
Under his leadership as Chair in 2006, Parker oversaw the election of three new Democrats to the United States House of Representatives and helped Democrats take back control of the Indiana House of Representatives. In 2007, Parker's committed focus to local races led Democrats to take control of a record number of mayoral offices across Indiana.
Parker’s statewide leadership helped turn Indiana blue in 2008 when the state cast its electoral votes for Barack Obama, the first time Hoosiers elected a Democratic President in 44 years.
Dan is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he recieved a bachelor's degree in Government and Politics.