Art Bardsley has been married for 37 years, has three adult children, and has been a lifelong resident of Illinois. Art became politically active soon after the economy crashed in 2008. Two years later, Art joined with thousands nationwide to help give life to the Occupy Wall Street movement and to properly assign blame where it was deserved: Wall Street.
In 2014, Art was elected as the Precinct Committeeman (PC) for the Winnebago County, IL Democratic Party and became 2nd Vice-Chairman two years later. He has since recruited several progressives to the Winnebago Democratic Party. During Bernie Sanders’ run for President, Art was instrumental in the Northern Illinois region helping Bernie win 8 of 9 counties, and even helping in Iowa. Art also organized what eventually became “BerniePalooza,” which was held in Rockford and he eventually ran as a Bernie delegate to the DNC Convention.
Art is more than ready to jump in with both feet to take the political revolution to Springfield, and with your help and vote we can take on the establishment and the progressive wave will continue.