The Democratic Citizens of Berwyn was founded in 2006 with the goal of putting people before politics. Mayor Lovero and several other DCOB candidates took office during a turbulent time in our nation’s history, and while many cities just survived the Great Recession, under great leadership, Berwyn came out stronger than ever. Empty storefronts have been filled with quality businesses, leading to increases in job creation and sales tax revenues. The city has been lifted from a $400,000 debt to a $12 million surplus. Programs for children, adults and seniors have been expanded to improve recreation, education and resident assistance. The city is financially sound as evidenced by its improved credit rating from an A- (negative outlook) to an A (stable outlook).
Today, the slate of your DCOB elected officials aim to continue in that tradition. Your support is essential in ensuring the best possible service from your local government.
Mayor: Robert J. Lovero
Township Assessor: David Avila
1st Ward Alderman: James “Scott” Lennon
5th Ward Alderman: Cesar Santoy
6th Ward Alderman: Alicia Ruiz
7th Ward Alderman: Rafael “Ralph” Avila
The Democratic Citizens of Berwyn prides itself on being the true party of the people. As our logo symbolizes, we believe in joining hands, honoring our common concerns and working together to keep Berwyn thriving and strong.
DCOB is by no means a monolithic organization. Identity politics – the politics of division – has no place here. Instead, we welcome wide participation. We embrace as valued team members not only Democrats, but members of other political parties. We do this because we recognize – as friends and allies – all those willing to work with us as a team for our shared goals for our beloved city. And this broad, diverse coalition – bringing together the talents and enthusiasm of a great variety of Berwyn residents – is indeed something to be proud of and a source of great strength.