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Party Officers

Nancy DiNardo
Chair
Jimmy Tickey
Vice-Chair
Adrienne Billings-Smith
Vice-Chair
Audrey Blondin
Secretary
Roberto Alves
Treasurer
Marti Carlson
DNC Member
John Olsen
DNC Member

Vice Chair Jimmy Tickey grew up in Shelton, CT and continues to call the Naugatuck Valley home. He graduated from Fordham University in New York City with a degree in Business Administration and Economics. Tickey served as Community Campaign Chair for the Valley United Way for 3 consecutive years raising $3m for the Lower Naugatuck Valley which assisted over 110,00 people in need. Tickey serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, Connecticut’s League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Southern New England and Griffin Health.

Tickey, along with fellow small business owners, started Celebrate Shelton – an organization providing high quality community gatherings and seasonal concerts that improve arts engagement in the community. Tickey served as Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s (CT-3) Campaign Manager for eight years; and as a Senior Advisor to Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, overseeing Connecticut’s 2020 Census preparedness and outreach to municipalities. Since 2019, Tickey has led the Connecticut offices of Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) as District Director. Tickey has been elected to the City of Shelton’s Planning & Zoning Commission for 3 consecutive terms; the highest local Democratic vote-getter in Shelton on record.  Tickey formed the LGBTQ Caucus of the Connecticut Democratic Party in 2020.  Tickey was named to Connecticut’s Top 40 under 40 at the age of 27.

Audrey Blondin, who is currently serving as party Secretary, has been a member of the Democratic State Central Committee since 2002, representing the 14 towns of the Northwest Corner. She was one of the Committee’s first women attorneys and has served as a delegate to Democratic National Conventions. She became involved in politics in 1979 on the Torrington mayor’s race, and served on the Democratic Town Committee there until moving to Litchfield in 1986, where she became local chairman and was elected to the Board of Selectmen. She founded Torrington’s first woman-owned law firm and practices primarily real estate, business, probate and estate planning law, as well as assisting her husband in Blondin Shea Eyecare.

Party Treasurer Roberto Alves

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