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.

T​he 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.​

Committee Officers

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.

Mike Ciufo — Treasurer

Mike Ciufo was born and raised in Harford County and currently resides in Bel Air with his wife and three sons. He began his career in business with an international public accounting firm and currently serves as an Assistant Vice President with a global talent solutions company. Ciufo has a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from West Virginia University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland. He is active in the county, and is a firm believer in the merits and virtue of community service. In his spare time, Ciufo enjoys spending time with his family and reading history.

Rev. Cordell Hunter
Barbara Osborn Kreamer
Isaya Mutumbo
Denise Perry
Stephen Puopolo

JoWanda Strickland Lucas

Associate Members

Amina Hall

Zack Frink — Communications Director

Ben Staten