Intro

SFYD was founded in 1950 by Phil Burton, Dr Carlton B. Goodlett and others to be a political group for young democrats that work or live in San Francisco. It was created to serve two goals: to bring young people into politics and to represent the interests of young people.

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2018 SFYD Board

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Co-President: Erin Mundy

Co-President: Courtney McDonald

Vice President: Rachel Reis

Treasurer: Natalie Fall

Secretary: Karima Lynch


MEMBERSHIP

Co-Chair: Luis Zamora

Co-Chair: Niloy Mukherjee

Meetings Coordinator: Liam McLaughlin


LEADERSHIP

Chair: Tobi Skotnes

Leadership Coordinator: Luz Miyar-Mullan


TECH

Chair: Sylvia Lewis


ISSUES & ACTIONS

Co-Chair: Paul Murre

Co-Chair: Ryan O'Connor

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COMMUNICATION

Chair: Han Zou

Communication Coordinator: Brian Bordley


DEVELOPMENT

Co-Chair: Annie Newman

Co-Chair: Amar John Thomas


EVENTS

Co-Chair: Kristen Paula Janson

Co-Chair: Jeno Wilkinson

Events Coordinator: Ryan Khojasteh


RULES

Chair: Whit Bastian

 

Notable Past Presidents

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PHIL BURTON

Served as a CA State Assemblyman (1957-1964) and US Congressman (1964 - 1983) for San Francisco. Phil Burton was one of the first members of Congress to acknowledge the need for AIDS research and introduce an AIDS bill. He was instrumental in creating the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Dr. CARLTON B. GOODLETT

A civil rights maverick, champion for international peace, doctor of medicine and publisher of several African American newspapers. He led local protests for civil rights, fostered the careers of numerous influential politicians, shepherded young proteges into the field of medicine, counseled U.S. presidents -- including John F. Kennedy -- and received head-of-state receptions around the world for his quest for international peace.

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JOHN BURTON

Current chairman of the California Democratic Party and former CA State Assemblyman, US Congressman and CA State Senator. When John Burton retired from the State Senate, the California Journal reported “Gone will be the Senate's most vehement partisan for social services for the poor, the Senate's angriest voice against tax breaks for businesses and the wealthy, its loudest voice for protection of workers, its fiercest pro-labor advocate and its disciplinarian."

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Willie Brown Jr

Served more than 30 years in the CA State Assembly (spending 15 years as its speaker) and later served as the 41st mayor of San Francisco. He was CA’s first African American Speaker of the Assembly and the first African American mayor of SF. During his time as Speaker, the New York Times called him “one of the country’s most powerful state legislators.” He authored and lobbied the successful passing of the bill that legalized homosexuality in California. His tenure as mayor was marked by significant increase in real estate development, public works, city beautification, and other large-scale city projects.

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REbecca prozan

The Chief of Public Policy & Government Affairs at Google and former SF assistant DA and head of the DA’s Community Relations Division, where she spearheaded the Neighborhood Prosecution program that allowed offenders to serve the community instead of going to the courtroom. She serves on SF’s Democratic County Central Committee.

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max szabo

Communications & Legislative Affairs Manager for the SF District Attorney’s Office

 
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Prominent Current/Involved Members

  • Alex Randolph, Shanell Williams and Tom Temprano, CCSF Board of Trustees
  • Matt Haney, SFUSD Board

  • Paul Monge, UC Board of Regents

  • Katy Tang, SF Board of Supervisors


affiliations

  • CA Young Democrats

  • Young Democrats of America

  • Chartered by the SF Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC)