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Meet Ty Cratic

Ty Cratic is a native Chicagoan and has earned his B.A. degree in Political Science from Southern Illinois University. While attending SIUC, Ty Cratic was elected president of the SIU College Democrats his freshmen year. As President, the SIUC College Democrats hosted the "Debate for the South", the only democratic Senate debate in Southern Illinois that featured then-State Senator Barack Obama.


In 2010, Ty served as senior staff on two Congressional campaigns in Ohio and Georgia.  One of which being the Field Director in the 13th Congressional District for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on behalf of Congresswoman Betty Sutton.  Due to Mr. Cratic's strategic foresight; the Ohio-13 was the only competitive congressional race in which a democrat won in the entire state.


In 2011, Ty joined the office of Alderman Jason C. Ervin, of Chicago's 28th Ward. During which, there was a significant improvement in handling citizen concerns for both home and business owners of the 28th Ward.


Also, residents understanding of the role and function of government improved significantly through weekly and monthly ward educational meetings.  Upon leaving Alderman Ervin's office he served at the Board of Review for Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr.


Ty Cratic has honed his professional and political acumen the best way - through traditional, grassroots activism - while at the same time understanding and being prepared for the future challenges facing the Democratic party. This lead him to partner with long-time friend and political counterpart Christopher Shaffer, to start Cratic & Shaffer Consulting, a political consulting and fundraising firm. 

Ty worked to elected JB Pritzker as Governor of the State of Illinois as a political advisor on the campaign.  Ty outreached to the African-American community, along with the LGBTQ+ community, often traveling along side candidate now-Governor Pritzker.  

After a Governor Pritzker's campaign, Ty went out to work for candidates in Chicago's aldermanic, mayoral and Cook County's judicial elections. 

Ty served as the Chairman of the Cook County Young Democrats for two years.  As Chairman he expanded the outreach of the organization and the members of the Executive Board, implement service projects and brought in new donors. He also sat on the Executive Board of the Cook County Democratic Party.