Greater Palatine Area Democrats (GPAD) is a grassroots organization located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Our primary focus is on elections in Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, and surrounding communities, but we welcome Democrats and progressives regardless of where they live. We support good Democratic candidates at all levels, from President to state representative and local government. We host meetings with local elected officials and events about issues of public interest. GPAD is led by Maria Galo, Palatine Township Democratic Committeeperson. For more information or to volunteer, Click the Volunteer button on the right side of this page.