IYD President Arielle Brandy was elected Secretary of the national group receiving 86% of the vote after joining a slate of young progressives called YDA Reimagined. This marks the first time a candidate from Indiana has held the position of secretary since 1967.
“Over the last eight months, I have had the honor of connecting with state Presidents, National Committee representatives, and members of Young Democrats all over the country to earn their support. After a landslide victory, I am ready to step into national leadership and take YDA to the next level! I cannot wait to serve alongside some of the most talented YDs in the country. Our members will run for office, our state and territory chapters will grow stronger, and our message as young progressives will be clear,” -President Brandy
YDA Reimagined is pledging to bring the organization back to its core mission “to elect Democrats up and down the ballot, champion progressive values, and empower the next generation of progressive leaders.”
Brandy wasn’t the only one to take home a win.
Vice President, James Wells of IYD and former candidate for Vice-Chair of the Indiana Democratic Party, was elected Deputy Director of the Great Lakes Region of the Young Democrats of America, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Zach Shartiag of West Lafayette was elected President of the YDA Jewish Caucus.
Matthew Kochevar, National Committeeman of IYD, was Convention Rules Chair of the YDA convention.
Congratulations to Arielle, James, Zach, and Matthew!