I don’t want to be here.
Tyler White, is an Afro-Latina from Southeast Queens. She has lived in both Queens & the Bronx and, during her formative years, she was exposed to a variety of diverse communities through her education around New York City and Long Island. She began participating in Young Dem activities with her local chapter of QCYD & served as a delegate for Queens at the 2016 Convention. At this time, she volunteered to serve as the Treasurer for the NYSYD Caucus of Color, a position she had to leave once chosen to serve as NYSYD Chief of Staff in April 2018. As Chief of Staff, Tyler is known for her candor, analytical skills, and non-judgemental point of view. She has built trust and respect amongst her colleagues and they look to her for real answers without the threat of pretension.
Outside of NYSYD, Tyler worked as a staffer for the late State Senator Jose R. Peralta and Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman where she served as a liaison between the community and their representative. During her time with Sen. Peralta, she coordinated Immigration Forums for the 13th Senate District to help empower the community & combat fear perpetrated by the actions of the Federal Government. She is passionate about the communities she works for and the impact she can be part of.
Currently, Tyler is an entrepreneur. Utilizing her skills to bring people together and adapt to different communities, she built a company with her husband, Randall Acosta. ShenanigansNY, Inc. is a board game event service that is available for corporate events, private parties, and public board game nights. For their public events, ShenanigansNY partners with locally owned bars, restaurants & lounges to host board game nights throughout NYC & Long Island. They pride themselves on being a place where people of all backgrounds, employment, and ideologies can find a place to converse and have fun.
Tyler holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she graduated as a member of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. She loves to travel and is fluent in English & Spanish, conversational in Japanese & Korean, & dabbles in Greek & Tagalog.
Seamus Campbell is a native Brooklynite who currently serves as a YDA Technology Director. Seamus began his tenure in the Young Democrats by co-founding the current iteration of the Brooklyn Young Democrats and serving as its founding Secretary. Since then, he has served in various state and national Young Democrats positions including New York State Young Democrats (NYSYD) Deputy Director of Communications, NYSYD Press Secretary YDA Northeast Regional Communications Director YDA Disability Issues Caucus Treasurer, and NYSYD Disability Issues Caucus Chair (for three non-consecutive terms), YDA Disability Issues Caucus Chair. He has also served as Webmaster of the New York State Democratic Committee and a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Seamus is also a member of the Kings County Democratic Committee, from the 52nd Assembly District – which consistently has the highest voter turnout in the state – and is a board member of the Democratic club for the district – the Independent Neighborhood Democrats.
Seamus has worked for numerous candidates and elected officials, as a web programmer and communications consultant, including former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senate and Assembly candidate Jason Otaño, Orangetown Receiver of Taxes and Town Council Candidate Christopher Smith, State Senator Roxanne Persaud, Brooklyn District Attorney candidate Anne Swern, Democratic State Committeeman and New York City Council candidate Kevin Peter Carroll, and (most recently) State Senate candidate Mike Corbett. Seamus works full-time as the Website Coordinator at The City College of New York where he has developed a sub-specialty in developing websites and digital content that are accessible for persons with disabilities. In his free time, he co-hosts a podcast called Campbell and Cohen’s Kooky Quarantine and produces another one entitled From City to the World. In 2020, he and some friends from YDA started their own political action committee named “Dog PAC.”
In 2010, Seamus was named a “Hero of Reform” by Bill Samuels, founder of the New Roosevelt Initiative and EffectiveNY; and, in 2012, he was named a “Buffoon of the Week” by the Brooklyn GOP.
Seamus holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Science from Fordham University and a master’s degree in Political Management from The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, where he is a member of the Golden Key honor society and the National Society of Leadership and Success.