Caucus Chairs

Jovan Richards

Jovan Richards

Caucus of Color Chair

Jovan C. Richards has been labeled an Entertainment, Political and Hospitality Professional.

Jovan is known for specializing in the performing and media arts, coordinating media strategies for political and non-profit organizations, and finally, the art and science of mixology.  Currently, Jovan is proud to be working with companies and organizations like The New York Yankees, The Prudential Center in New Jersey, LMC-TV, and the Whitney Media Radio Stations. Jovan is also the Vice President of a national non-profit organization, Operation Prom. In addition, he serves as an Executive Board Member and the Caucus of Color Chairperson for The Westchester Young Democrats as well as the Communications Director for The Black Caucus of The Young Democrats of America. Jovan was just recently elected as Chairman for The New York State Young Democrats Caucus of Color.

Jovan has been featured on Patch.com, Broadwayworld.com, The Journal News, News 12 Westchester & Long Island, Good Morning Westchester on WVOX, Verizon Fios 1 News Hudson Valley, and Larchmont-Mamaroneck and New Rochelle Public Access Channels. He has also received numerous recognitions for his work, which includes a Producer of the Year award for his work on The Drop Your Jaw Improv Comedy TV Show and the Inaugural Rookie of the Year for The New York State Young Democrats. Finally, Jovan is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. To learn more about Jovan and his work, please visit his website at www.jovancrichards.com.

Seamus Campbell

Seamus Campbell

Disability Issues Caucus Chair

Press Secretary

Seamus Campbell currently serves as the Disability Issues Caucus Chair. Seamus works professionally as a web programmer. He has worked for numerous candidates and elected officials, helping manage new, digital, and social media, including former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senate and Assembly candidate Jason Otaño, Orangetown Receiver of Taxes and Town Council Candidate Christopher Smith, and State Committeeman Kevin Peter Carroll. He has held numerous positions within College Democrats and Young Democrats including College Democrats of America Technology Director, NYSYD Deputy Director of Communications, YDA Northeast Regional Communications Director, and Brooklyn Young Democrats Secretary. Seamus holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Science from Fordham University.

Sarah Shamoon

Sarah Shamoon

High School Caucus Co-Chair

Sarah is a senior at the New York City Lab High School. A lifelong democrat, Sarah grew in a very progressive household that encouraged political participation. Sarah began her work in politics at 14 when she volunteered on Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s campaign. After working on Brewer’s campaign only for a short few months, Sarah was hooked. Once Brewer took office as Manhattan Borough President, Sarah interned in her office during the spring semester of her Freshman year. That summer, Sarah served as the Director of Volunteer Services, Phone banking, and Deputy Director of GOTV for Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright’s campaign. Sarah also worked on Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney’s 2014 re-election campaign. In the spring of 2015, Sarah became one of the youngest people to be appointed to a NYC Community Board. Sarah currently serves on the Health and Education committee and the Housing, Homeless, and Human Rights on Manhattan’s Community Board 6. Sarah is thrilled to be serving as Co Chair of NYSYD‘s high school caucus, the New York High School Democrats.

Hannah Zimmerman

Hannah Zimmerman

High School Caucus Co-Chair

Hannah Zimmerman is a senior vocal major and honors student at LaGuardia High School in NYC. She currently sits on the Executive Boards of the Young Democratic Socialists of America, Manhattan Young Democrats, and The New York Progressive Action Network. She is employed as a political consulting intern for Organizing 2.0, a digital political consulting firm. Hannah has founded and served as president of the national Bernie Sanders-campaign-endorsed organization “High Schoolers for Bernie” as well as directed high school outreach for the National Bernie Sanders campaign in the State of New York. Her writings have been published internationally by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation, and she has spoken on news networks both domestically and internationally. She is the subject of two documentaries, the first produced by CUNY, and the second by the Sorbonne University in France. During the Summer of 2016, Hannah served as a member of the Democratic National Convention’s National Credentials Committee, making her the historically youngest member of the National Delegation at sixteen years old.

Brent Weitzberg

Brent Weitzberg

Jewish Caucus Chair

Coming Soon

Christina Isnardi

Christina Isnardi

Labor Caucus Chair

As Labor Chair, Christina helps organize canvassing drives and phone banks for pro-union candidates for local, state, and federal offices. She currently works at a New York-based law firm that exclusively represents workers and unions on a wide range of labor-related matters, particularly as they relate to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and New York Labor Law. She is an advocate for intern rights: she lobbied for the introduction of an unprecedented federal bill that would extend civil rights protections to unpaid interns, which was later introduced and unanimously passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. She also testified in front of the New York City Council Civil Rights Committee to extend these same protections to unpaid interns in New York City, which was signed into law in April 2014.

Austin Markford

Austin Markford

LGBT Caucus Chair

Coming Soon

Paolo Cremidis

Paolo Cremidis

Rural Caucus Co-Chair

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John Midwood

John Midwood

Rural Caucus Co-Chair

Dutchess County Young Democrats President

Coming Soon

Marcia Grippen

Marcia Grippen

Women’s Caucus Chair

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