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Chapter Presidents

Cassie Orlan

Cassie Orlan

Albany County Young Democrats President

Cassie is originally from Sullivan County, New York and came to Albany in 2011 when she started her undergraduate degree at UAlbany. She majored in history and business and got involved in politics when she joined the UAlbany College Democrats in 2013. In 2018, she received her Masters in Public Administration from Marist College and graduated with honors. She is now the Executive Assistant at a government relations firm in Albany. Cassie previously worked for the Assembly Majority as a researcher in the Communication and Information Services department. She has volunteered and been involved in many local campaigns and also worked as a field coordinator for the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee in 2016. She currently resides in the city of Albany and is an active member of the Albany County Democratic Committee. Outside of campaigning and politics, Cassie enjoys spending quality time with her two corgis, Cora and Simon, traveling, and Crossfitting.

Glendalys Salgado

Glendalys Salgado

Bronx Young Democrats President

Glendalys Salgado is a Proud Bronxite. Currently, Glendalys is the Executive Assistant for the Bronx Democratic County Committee (BDCC), and she is also owner of a digital marketing company named Bronxite Consulting, Inc. Additionally, she has a background in small business financing and merchant services.

Born to a large Nuyorican family who have deep roots within the Foxhurst community of the Bronx, Glendalys developed a love for community engagement at a very young age. She was a youth mentor and tutor at St. John Chrysostom parish church and grammar school. She graduated from Bronx Leadership Academy, a high school that specializes in Law, and is a Business Administration and Management major at Bronx Community College.

Her political career began when she served as President of BCC‘s Student Government Association and a delegate to the City University of New York’s University Student Senate. She began working as an Administrative Assistant and IT Specialist for BDCC in July 2013 under newly elected Speaker of the New York State Assembly Carl E. Heastie.

She presently still resides in Foxhurst, as a constituent of the 85th Assembly District, with her daughter Vivienne Rose.

Christina Cramer

Christina Cramer

Treasurer

Broome County Young Democrats President

Christina first jumped into local politics as Deputy of Operations with Tarik Abdelazim for City of Binghamton Mayor. She has since become an active committee member on the Broome County Democratic Committee. She has managed, advised, and volunteered on multiple campaigns per election cycle – from legislative and village races to Anthony Brindisi for Congress. She currently serves as President of Broome County Young Democrats, Central Region Vice President for NYSYD, and Northeast Region Director with the Young Democrats of America Rural Caucus.

Professionally, Christina is the Program Coordinator at the Broome County Department of Planning. In this role, she focuses on housing and community services, specifically advocating for racial and economic equity. This work ranges from direct casework with local service providers to grant writing to coordinating across municipalities on specific projects. Christina also serves as a representative and primary liaison to a number of local boards and strategic initiatives, such as the Broome County Safe Housing Task Force, the Broome County Land Bank, and the Ross Park Zoo Board of Directors.

Christina holds a Master of Public Administration from Binghamton University. She enjoys traveling, Harry Potter, and Korean pop music.

Nick Beiling

Nick Beiling

Cattaraugus County Young Democrats President

Coming soon.

Frank Besse

Frank Besse

Chautauqua County Young Democrats President

Coming soon.

Tyler Pribulick

Tyler Pribulick

Chemung County Young Democrats President

Coming Soon.

Benjamin Davidson

Benjamin Davidson

Columbia County Young Democrats President

Coming soon.

Frank Mazzella

Frank Mazzella

Dutchess County Young Democrats President

Coming Soon

Sammy Disalvo

Sammy Disalvo

Rural Caucus Chair

Genesee County Young Democrats President

Coming soon.

Taylor Coloton

Greene County Young Democrats President

Growing up in a small town that was mostly red, Taylor never imagined myself being involved in politics. She got her first taste at SUNY Delhi. During her time in college at SUNY Delhi and became active as a secretary in the Hospitality club and later on becoming club president. This giving her her first taste of politics and falling in love.

After graduating and returning back to my home town, Taylor realized that there wasn’t a Democrat community in the small town of Jewett, NY. As they have successfully started a new committee this past year and have two candidates up for election she could not have been prouder of this small town. Working with other young Dems in the community we realized how we needed our own committee to help each other grow and she can’t wait to see each one of us grow into amazing leaders.

Robert Drumm

Robert Drumm

Northern Region Vice President

Herkimer County Young Democrats President

Coming soon

Christina Das

Christina Das

Brooklyn Young Democrats President

Christina Das is a proud first-generation Indian American and Brooklynite. She brings to BYD a passion for the local politics with a focus on social justice issues and years of advocating for minority groups. She discovered that grassroots organizing was the best vehicle to cause change while door-knocking throughout Western Pennsylvania as an Organizing Fellow for President Obama’s 2012 race. A 2014 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Christina made sure her voice was heard not only in the classroom but also throughout campus as Political Action Director of the Pennsylvania College Democrats and nationally through Women for Women. Along with her repertoire of leading young democrats, Christina has a breadth of experience in campaign finance during her tenure as Deputy Finance Director of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee in Pennsylvania. Presently, Christina is a law student at the CUNY School of Law where she is training to be a legal advocate on behalf of marginalized communities. She also serves on the Kings County Democratic Committee as a committee member and Judicial Alternate for the 42nd Assembly District. In her free time, Christina loves to cook and enjoys hosting potlucks for friends and family.

Brad Willows

Brad Willows

Monroe County Young Democrats

Coming soon.

Lauren Summa

Lauren Summa

Nassau County Young Democrats President

KT Sagona

KT Sagona

Manhattan Young Democrats President

Generally awesome

Delvin Moody

Delvin Moody

Oneida County Young Democrats President

Coming Soon.

Daniel Kolinski

Daniel Kolinski

Onondaga County Young Democrats President

Coming soon.

Clark Oliver

Clark Oliver

Otsego County Young Democrats President

Coming Soon

Michael Joseph Schmitz

Michael Joseph Schmitz

Putnam County Young Democrats President

Michael is a web developer and lives in Mahopac, New York, with his family.

Danny Randell

Daniel Randell

Jewish Caucus Chair

Danny is a proud Queens native and the newly elected Chair for the NYSYD Jewish Caucus, a platform he wishes to use to practice Tikkun Olam – the Jewish mission of repairing the world. To Danny, Tikkun Olam consists of combating the resurgence of white supremacy and Nazism that has viciously targeted Jewish-Americans, various religious minorities, and all non-white Americans. He is currently the Legislative and Community Affairs Coordinator for NYS Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato in South Queens, and the Vice President of Membership for the Queens County Young Democrats. Danny has worked on a number of campaigns – including State Senator’s Jessica Ramos and John Liu, New York City Councilmember Paul Vallone, New Jersey Gubernatorial candidate Jim Johnson, Congressional candidate John Kaiman. Danny was also a Field Organizer in 2016 for Secretary Clinton in Asheville, North Carolina where his team knocked on over 30,000 doors and made nearly 30,000 phone calls. He has also worked for the MTA, the Clinton Foundation, Capital Associates in Washington DC, and United States Congressman Paul Tonko of Albany.

Danny is a life long sufferer of New York sports teams – the Mets, Jets, Knicks, and Rangers. He loves traveling, having been to nearly half of the United States and over a dozen countries, and when he is not working him you can find him at a game, concert, museum, good restaurant or any other cool NYC experience.

Serving in this capacity on the NYSYD Executive Board is an honor and privilege, and he hopes to leave his term as Chair having made a positive impact on the Jewish community of this state.

Caitlin Rooney

Caitlin Rooney

Rensselaer County Young Democrats President

Coming soon.

Thomas Blancero

Thomas Blancero

Young Democrats of Richmond County President

Coming soon.

Joe Coe

Joe Coe

Rockland County Young Democrats President

Coming soon.

Dan Barusch

Dan Barusch

Saratoga County Young Democrats President

Dan is the founder and President of Saratoga County Young Democrats, and has been the Director of Planning and Zoning for the Town of Lake George since August 2015 when he was hired at age 25, notably the youngest individual to ever serve in that municipal position in the State’s history. Dan’s experience as an Urban Planner has helped him to understand the urban/suburban landscape, the political climate, as well as the genuine desires of the local constituency. Dan also currently chairs the Lake George Go Green Committee and sits on the Climate Smart Task Force for the City of Saratoga Springs, allowing for his involvement and experienced oversight of responsible sustainable development in some of the most popular destinations in the State and in the northeast. He has been awarded numerous accolades in his career, and has three college degrees, the highest of which is a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University.

Dan has been a lifelong Democrat, concentrated on many issues that are important to not only Democrats, but Independents, Liberals, and Green Party members as well. His main goal in life to help people succeed and to help represent their beliefs and values. Some of the main reasons Dan entered politics are his passion to serve the public, his understanding of government and the political landscape, and the revolution started by Senator Bernie Sanders and political youth across the country in the 2016 election. Dan hopes to one day run for office to initiate better political coordination in New York State and with all constituents, to help educate people more on the governmental process and to be a part of passing effective, progressive policy that positively affects all involved.

Megan Eden

Megan Eden

Schenectady County Young Democrats President

Coming soon.

Madeline Thibault

Madeline Thibault

Council of Presidents Chair

St. Lawrence County Young Democrats President

Madeline Thibault is a senior studying English at St. Lawrence University graduating in May 2019. Currently, she is working as a Team Leader and Ambassador for the Andrew Goodman Foundation Vote Everywhere Campus Program advocating for an increase in voter turnout on St. Lawrence University’s campus. Her passion for civic involvement and making in a change in people’s lives around her began when she was young but has since grown to a wider scale. She believes that voting is paramount to creating a democratic society and that increasing voter turnout, education, and accessibility across the board can make that change. During the 2018 election cycle, Madeline was the former Lead Intern and a Field Organizer for Tedra Cobb for Congress, and in 2016 a former field intern for Sara Niccoli for State Senate. She was the Secretary of the St. Lawrence University Democrats and is currently the Secretary of the St. Lawrence University PLEN Chapter. Madeline has also interned with Renewal House—a domestic violence and sexual assault agency, and interned with the New York State Museum and their Museum Club while living in Albany.

Jason Jordan

Jason Jordan

Steuben County Young Democrats

Coming soon.

Ross Slotnick

Ross Slotnick

Suffolk County Young Democrats President

Coming Soon.

Jackson LaSarso

Jackson LaSarso

Warren County Young Democrats President

Coming soon.

Allison Kirsch

Allison Kirsch

Wayne County Young Democrats President

Coming soon.

Vincent Fields

Vincent Fields

Westchester County Young Democrats President

Coming soon.

Juan España

Juan España

Yates County Young Democrats President

Coming soon.