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Patrick Jordan

Patrick Jordan

President Emeritus

Justin Westbrook-Lowery

Justin Westbrook-Lowery

Justin A. Westbrook-Lowery is a sophomore at Fordham University, who is majoring in political science. He is a graduate of Xavier High School, which is a Jesuit Catholic institution located in Manhattan, where he was the first openly gay president of the student body. He has been an intern for NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx), Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx), and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. Justin has participated in nearly every election cycle, since Bill Thompson’s 2009 mayoral campaign, as a proud volunteer. He currently serves on the boards of several clubs and institutions. He has been the youngest member of Bronx Community Board 9, since he was appointed in 2015, and is the Vice Chair of the Social Services and Housing Committee. He serves on the boards of the Stonewall Democrat Club of NYC, the Bronx Borough President’s LGBTQ Policy Task Force, and is the First Vice President of the Bronx Young Democrats. He is also the recipient of the 2017 NYSYD Rookie of the Year.

Brian Garcia

Brian is a member of the Broome County Young Democrats and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Binghamton University.

Brian previously served as the NYSYD Central Region VP, and a chapter president in College Young Democrats. It was during his tenure as CRVP that he won the 2018 Rookie of the Year Award. His first experience was on the Kim Myers for Congress campaign, and he went on to work as a paid organizer for local elections in rural areas. At 19, he became the youngest member of his county committee. His passions include healthcare access, education, and LGBTQ issues.

Mohammed Alam

Mohammed Alam

Mohammed is a graduate from The City College of New York, with a B.A. in Political Science. He helped establish and was President of the Roosevelt Institute Chapter, and was elected Executive Vice President of the student body. Mohammed has previously worked for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel, and NYC Speaker Christine Quinn. Mohammed has also worked in The White House, the New York Attorney General’s Office, and the Center for American Progress. He is currently a law student at the University at Buffalo School of Law. Just prior, he worked as the External Affairs Manager at the Center for Court Innovation, which promotes new thinking about criminal justice reform. On a voluntary basis Mohammed served as a Finance Council Member with Hillary for America, is a New Leaders Fellow at the Carnegie Council, and recently completed a tenure as President of the Manhattan Young Democrats.

Seamus Campbell

Seamus Campbell

Seamus Campbell is a native Brooklynite who currently serves as a National Committee Member and Young Democrats of America Disability Issues Caucus in addition to serving as the Chair of the Democratic National Committee‘s Youth Disability Council. 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) and as a web developer for the Young Democrats of America Tech Team. 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, Manhattan Democratic District Leader Mike Corbett, and Democratic State Committeeman and New York City Council candidate Kevin Peter Carroll. 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.

Jovan Richards

Jovan Richards

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 of the New York State Young Democrats.

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.

Patrick Jordan

Patrick Jordan

As the President of New York State Young Democrats, Patrick Jordan brought a wealth of experience to the New York State Young Democrats. Previously having served the Political Director and Downstate Vice President of NYSYD and as the Executive Vice President of the Queens County Young Democrats, where he was, to date, the longest-serving Executive Board member.

Patrick has worked on Democratic campaigns all over the state – ranging from city council all the way to congressional races. One of his proudest moments was working as Campaign Manager for former Queens Council Member Mark Weprin.

Currently, he serves on the re-election campaign of Council Member Paul Vallone. Prior to that, Patrick worked as the Field Director for State Senator Todd Kaminksy’s 2016 re-election campaign, and has worked in the Office of the NYC Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James as an Outreach Coordinator with a focus on Queens.