CYR Executive Board

Jeff Halm – President

Jeff is an IT solutions architect working for a financial institution based in Chicago. A graduate of St. John of the Cross in Western Springs, Fenwick High School in Oak Park, and DePaul University in Chicago, Jeff is proud to call Chicago home.

Jeff discovered a passion for debate during his time at Fenwick, and since then has worked on deepening his knowledge on a range of issues. In the wake of the 2010 wave election, Jeff decided to stop being armchair activist and to get more involved in hands-on politics. Jeff quickly found a home in the Chicago Young Republicans, where before serving as President, he also served as Chief of Staff and Secretary.

Jeff has been a frequent participant in CYR’s “road team,” traveling to knock on doors, make phone calls and get out the vote in both the presidential battlegrounds of Wisconsin and Ohio in support of Team Romney, as well as here in Illinois for Team Rauner.

Besides politics and policy, Jeff is an avid Blackhawks fan, a suffering Bears fan, and will occasionally go to games for either of the minor league baseball teams based here in Chicago.

Carly Campbell – Vice President


Carly Campbell is a Senor Compensation Analyst at Northwestern Medicine and worked previously as a Compensation Analyst with Chicago Public Schools. She grew up in the greater Chicagoland area and moved to Lincoln Park in 2007 to attend DePaul University. Carly received a B.S. in Economics and Arabic Language as well as a Masters of Business Administration in Economic Policy Analysis from DePaul University.

Carly joined the Chicago Young Republicans in 2011. Over the last several years, she has worked on many political campaigns in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, including but not limited to Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign, Bruce Rauner’s Gubernatorial campaign, and various local elections. Carly frequently attends and volunteers at conservative events in an effort to promote individual freedoms and encourage fellow young republicans to become active participants in the fight for liberty and to get out and vote. In her free time, Carly enjoys Chicago summers, running, volleyball, traveling, and trying out new restaurants and all the city has to offer.