The Harford County Democratic Central Committee promotes Democratic candidates, office holders and local issues in Harford County, Maryland. We accomplish this through registering voters, fundraising, organizing precincts and increasing public awareness.
The HCDCC is made up of five women and five men who are elected to serve four year terms plus appointed Associate Members. The Central Committee’s election is during the gubernatorial primary. The Central Committee acts as the local branch of the Maryland Democratic Party. The Committee Chair is the official head of the Democratic Party in Harford County.
Carol Bruce — Chair
Carol Bruce is a retired federal civil service director of resource management for the Ordinance Center and School at Aberdeen Proving Ground. She has more than 30 years of senior-level personnel management skills as a Department of the Army civilian. Part of Bruce’s duties included managing an organizational budget of more than $42 million. Outside of the HCDCC, she is a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., charter member of the Susquehanna Chapter of Blacks in Government, life member of National Blacks in Government and life member of the NAACP.
Adam Hiob — Vice Chair
Adam Hiob is a native of Aberdeen and attended the local public schools, Harford Community College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) earning a B.A. in Political Science. He has worked as a Legislative Director at the Maryland General Assembly and is currently serving his first term on the Aberdeen City Council having been elected in 2019. Despite Hiob’s age, he is a seasoned operative of many local campaigns since 1998. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, the great outdoors and boating on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.
Suzanne Oshinsky — Secretary
Suzanne Oshinsky is an educator, blogger and mom to two special needs kids. She got interested in politics five years ago while canvassing for Bernie Sanders and participating in a local political advocacy group. In 2018, Oshinsky attended a three-day candidate training program in Washington, D.C. for progressives, worked on a local campaign for congress and then decided to run for office herself. Canvassing is her favorite political activity, but she also enjoys talking to young people and encouraging them to get involved in electoral politics. In Oshinsky’s spare time she dances, reads non-fiction books and watches old “Dr. Who” episodes.
Stephen Puopolo — Treasurer
Stephen Puopolo was born and raised in Baltimore, and then moved to Harford County in 2005 prior to getting married. After moving to Harford, he earned his bachelor’s in Government and Public Policy from the University of Baltimore and has participated in local groups like the Edgewood Advisory Board. Hard of hearing since birth, Puopolo has always been one to speak out for others. When he’s not working hauling dumpster bins for a living, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching local sports and listening to indie music.