Edie Hardcastle, Chair
Edie Hardcastle was elected as the chair of the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party in early 2019.
Edie is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Southern Indiana. She ran for Indiana State Senate in District 49 in 2018 and was previously the President of Indivisible Evansville in 2017. She is married to Tommy Donahue and they have one son, Dylan, who attends Perry Heights middle school.
Alex Burton, Political Director
Alex Burton was born and raised in Evansville, IN. He is a proud graduate of Bosse High School where he played basketball and football. In addition to playing sports, he also was a part of Youth Resources. Alex graduated from Western Kentucky University in the fall of 2011. While at WKU, Alex taught and advised undergraduate students, and interned for two Members of Congress.
After graduation, Alex moved back home and started working for Old National Bank and in 2015, he ran for City Council and won the primary election handily, however, he lost in the general. Immediately following the election, Alex remained involved in the community and has been at the forefront of several initiatives that relate to workforce development, youth, and economic progress.
Nick Iaccarino, Vice Chair
Nick Iaccarino is a life-long Democrat born and raised in Evansville. He is currently a marketing specialist with 14 News. Prior to working with WFIE he spent several years as an elementary school teacher in Nashville and Evansville. He is driven by a passion for serving his community and works with several organizations in the Tri-state.
Cheryl Schultz, Treasurer
Cheryl is retired from Blue Grass UMC where she served as the director of hospitality and the keyboardist. She was previously employed for 12 years by the EVSC and maintained a private piano studio. Cheryl most recently served as the secretary of the VDCP and as campaign manager for Edie Hardcastle.