Monroe County Democratic Party Executive Committee

Acting Chair, David G. Henry

David was elected Vice Chair in March, 2021. David became Acting Chair of the MCDP in December, 2021. David moved to Bloomington in 2002 to earn his MPA from the IU O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. A policy wonk and government project management consultant, David worked in public safety and security policy at the National Governors Association in Washington, DC before "Bloomeranging" back to Bloomington in 2013. David is also on the teaching faculty of the O'Neill School. Professionally, David has served on advisory boards with FEMA and the National Academies of Science among others.

A precinct vice chair, David was a delegate to the state democratic party convention in 2020. He was active in the Indivisible movement from 2016, serving on the leadership for Indivisible Bloomington/9th District, and was on the endorsement committee for Democracy for Monroe County in 2018 and 2019. David is a member of Bloomington Sunrise Rotary where he is service chair, and has served on the Monroe County Affordable Housing Advisory Commission.

Born in Appalachia outside of Pittsburgh, and raised in the Cleveland Rust Belt with stints in Washington, DC, David lives in Van Buren Township with his wife, three kids, and shelter cat. Ask David about his years singing in choruses at the Kennedy Center in Washington, preferably in the Key of D.

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Secretary, Ashley Pirani

Ashley Pirani was born and raised in Mishawaka, IN, but has called Bloomington home for the past 15 years. She lives here with her husband, and two children. She currently works as an independent insurance advisor and operations manager at Shine Insurance. In her day job, she strives to make insurance simple for her clients.Ashley became politically involved in 2016. When the election results rolled in, she was a founding member of the revived National Organization for Women (NOW) Chapter in Monroe County. Ashley served as President for two years, while also taking on leadership positions at the state and national levels of NOW. A past candidate for County Council in District 3, Ashley has also worked on several campaigns to help women get elected to office and serves on the Training Committee for the Democratic Women’s Caucus. A Board member of Beacon, Inc. since 2019, she served as Co-Chair of the Development Committee for the last two years. When not engaged in politics or service, you can find Ashley taking a hike with her family, reading a book, buying copious amounts of antiques, or taking up a baseball game. Ask Ashley about her four cats and chinchilla!

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Treasurer, Sam Ujdak

Sam has called Bloomington home for over a decade, coming as many have to study at Indiana University and finding a forever home in Southern Indiana. Sam left briefly to earn his MA in Judaic Studies at Michigan, where he lectured on History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Sam is Director of Development at Middle Way House. Prior to his service as Treasurer, Sam was on the finance committee for the Monroe County Democratic Party. Sam lives in Bloomington with his fiancee'. Ask Sam about his dog!

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Deputy Chairs and Staff

Election Board

  • Shruti Rana, Election Board Representative MCDP


  • Monroe County Democratic Party

  • 116 S Madison Street Suite 1

  • Bloomington, IN 47401

Mailing Address: 

  • Monroe County Democratic Party

  • P.O. Box 92

  • Bloomington, IN 47402 

Contact: [email protected]