Chapter Presidents

Matthew Barron

Matthew Barron

Albany County Young Democrats President

Matthew Barron has been a resident of Albany County since 1998. He has worked on multiple levels of politics in New York and New Jersey. His first experience in the world of politics was an internship with US Senator Charles E. Schumer’s office in Albany during college. Graduating from Rider University in 2012 with a Double Major in History and Political Science, he immediately started working for the New Jersey Democratic Committee. In the fall of 2013, he decided to move home to Albany County, and began to work for the New York State Assembly in the spring of 2014. Matt is an adamant Ultimate Frisbee Player, and occasional trivia champ.

Eric C. Henry

Eric Henry

Bronx Young Democrats President

Born and raised in the Bronx, Eric C. Henry has dedicated his life to community activism. Throughout his undergraduate years at Binghamton University, he was involved in a number of organizations such as the Black Student Union and Caribbean Student Association. While there, he also helped found a number of new organizations on campus, such as a male outreach and support group, and a male juvenile detention center outreach program.

While pursuing his JD at New York Law School, Eric coordinated several legal outreach trips to New Orleans, Louisiana and represented low-income New Yorkers in mediation disputes against the New York City Department of Education and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. He was also honored to have been the Vincent A. Carbonell Fellow in Law and Policy for the Justice Action Center, and a Shepard Broad’27 Scholar.

Eric has served on the boards of several community non-profit organizations, such as Wesley Parrot Youth Programs and the Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizens Center, Inc. He is also a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, and a Big Brother from 2008-2013. He has been an active member of the New York Urban League Young Professionals since 2012, and served as Chairperson of their Community Service Committee from 2014-2015. He has worked for the New York City Council, and currently works for the New York Botanical Garden. Eric looks forward to promoting volunteerism, civic outreach and personal/professional development for BYD.

Philip Grommet

Philip Grommet

Broome County Young Democrats President

Coming Soon

John Midwood

John Midwood

Rural Caucus Co-Chair

Dutchess County Young Democrats President

Coming Soon

John Wasserman

John Wasserman

Brooklyn Young Democrats President

Coming soon.

Heather Neu

Heather Neu

Monroe County Young Democrats President

Coming Soon

Lauren Summa

Lauren Summa

Nassau County Young Democrats President

Jacob Schwartz

Jacob Schwartz

Manhattan Young Democrats President

Jacob was born and raised in the heart of Greenwich Village, and was involved in political organizing from a young age. Some of his oldest memories are handing out leaflets for his father, as he campaigned for District Leader. More recently, he helped start the New Democratic Alliance in New York City, and, in 2012, worked for the Obama campaign as a Field Organizer in the Lehigh Valley. A graduate of Lehigh University with an M.S. in Energy Systems Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Jacob currently works for the New York City Department of Design and Construction on their “Build It Back” Hurricane Sandy recovery and resiliency program. He is also the founder and executive director of a climate education non-profit called Common Climate, and previously served as Issues Assembly and Policy Director for MYD.

Stacey Eliuk

Stacey Eliuk

National Committeewoman

Queens County Young Democrats President

Stacey A. Eliuk is proud to serve as NYSYD‘s National Committeewoman, as well as lead the Queens Young Democrats’ dynamic Executive Board as the organization’s (first female) President. A steadfast #QueensKid and native New Yorker, Eliuk is a leader who has built upon the many accomplishments of boards past to further grow and unify NYSYD‘s membership and build its capacity, reputation and influence within the larger political network of YDA.

In the past, Eliuk has worked for State Senators and Council Members; fundraised for candidates and causes; knocked on doors and got out the vote for ideals that mattered. A graduate of Queens College and Columbia University, Eliuk currently serves as Queens Outreach Coordinator for the Office of NYC Public Advocate Letitia James.

TJ Kennedy

TJ Kennedy

Capital Vice President

Rensselaer County Young Democrats President

Tim Kennedy’s background stems from his involvement in local civic affairs, combined with relentless optimism, good will and charming smile. He has been involved with college democrats in the past, and has served as Rensselaer County Young Democrats preseident for four years.

While studying Political Science and Urban Planning at the University at Albany, he naturally became passionate about the policy-making process. In pursuing this passion, he’s spent time working within several non-profit organizations, government offices, consumer advocacy campaigns, political campaigns and different communications firms. That experience is what he intends to give to the Young Democrats of New York State. That’s where his vision of a new atonement for volunteerism and civic participation will help build a strong and resilient Young Democrats organization.

As a political scientist and community activist, he understands which strategies work and the importance of building a support system around local initiatives and local candidates. Kennedy looks forward to building a better future for the Young Democrats, while serving as Vice President of the Capital Region on the NYSYD Executive Board.

Dominick DeRubbio

Dominick DeRubbio

Young Democrats of Richmond County President

Coming Soon

Adal Regis

Adal Regis

Rockland County Young Democrats President

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William Kent

William Kent

Schenectady County Young Democrats President

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Ashley Dittus

Ashley Dittus

Ulster County Young Democrats President

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George Kevgas

George Kevgas

Westchester Young Democrats President

George is a Yonkers native and has been involved with WYD since 2002. He studied International Relations & Political Science at Seton Hall and has worked on several campaigns in Westchester, including Yonkers Council President Lesnick, and Senators Oppenheimer & Latimer. He has also worked in government, both at the Westchester Board of Legislators and currently in Yonkers City Hall. George is also a member of the Yonkers Democratic Party Executive Committee, serving as 1st Vice Chair and 2nd Ward Leader