Asian-American & Pacific Islander Chair
Black Caucus Chair
College Caucus Chair
Brandon Gonzalez (he/him) is a senior at SUNY New Paltz majoring in Political Science. Brandon has experience in political campaigning, legislation, and organizing. Brandon serves as the Political Director for the New Paltz College Democrats and volunteers with the Ulster County Democratic Party. He has also worked in Albany as an Assembly session intern for Assemblymember Chris Eachus (Assembly 99th district) during the 2023 legislative session. During the 2022 elections, Brandon worked as a working fellow for Pat Ryan’s congressional campaign (NY-18). Brandon has a deep passion for getting Gen-Z invested in their democracy and is excited to serve as President of CDNY.
Disability Issues Caucus Chair
YDA Technology Director / YDA Technology, Training, and Digital Integration Committee Chair
Seamus Campbell is a native Brooklynite who currently serves as NYSYD Disability Issues Caucus Chair and 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 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.
High School Caucus Chair
Hispanic/Latine Caucus Chair
Jewish Caucus Chair
Jared Goerke (He/Him) is currently a fundraising consultant at Dynamic SRG as well as a senior political advisor to Assemblyman Chuck Lavine, a role he has held since 2018. Jared is also currently the Vice-President of the Nassau County Young Democrats, prior to that serving as Treasurer. Jared holds a master’s degree in government and politics from St. John’s University and is actively involved as a committeeman on the Nassau County Democratic Committee. Jared is a long believer that the next generation of political leaders must start taking their place in the political system but actively getting involved at all levels of government, and in that vein, is proud to be the New York State Young Democrats Jewish Caucus Chair.
Labor Caucus Chair
Rachel Bruce is a young professional, public servant, community activist, and Democratic strategist born and raised in the Hudson Valley. She currently serves as Chair of the Labor Caucus for New York State Young Democrats.
The daughter of two union members, Rachel developed an early passion for public service and improving her community. She currently works in state government and previously served as Policy Advisor for Economic Development and Housing under the Executive Chamber where she oversaw and carried out major economic development initiatives under the Governor’s Office, authored State of the State policy, and helped draft the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection act of 2019. Within NYSYD, Rachel also serves as Vice Chair of the Women’s Caucus and at home serves as Policy Chair of the Young Democrats of Orange County, which she co-founded and helped recharter in 2021.
Rachel has served on various local, state, and federal campaigns including as a volunteer regional organizer for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign as well as Social Media Director and Internship Coordinator for Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick’s 2020 campaign. She has also served as a longtime intern and volunteer for Senator James Skoufis. She is a member of the Orange County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee as well as her town’s Democratic committee. She is heavily involved causes surrounding environmental protection, transportation access, land preservation, the arts, and sustainability, serving as Co-Chair of her Village’s Land Preservation Committee.
Rachel is a 2018 graduate of Bryn Mawr College where she majored in the Growth and Structure of Cities and was elected to the highest level of her college’s Self-Government Association. She is currently pursuing her Master of City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania where she is concentrating in Community and Economic Development. In her free time, she enjoys playing and performing music, cooking, drawing, and biking with friends and family.
LGBTQ+ Caucus Chair
Rural Caucus Chair