OUR TEAM

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Lucy Frank – President
Lucy is serving her third term as president. In this role, she manages all of the executive committees, is the primary liaison with outside groups and organizations, and serves on the Franklin County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee. Lucy also serves as the Ohio Young Democrats Chief of Staff and serves on the Young Democrats of America Legislation Committee on behalf of Ohio. She works as the Legislative Assistant to Columbus City Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy and is a proud University of Toledo alumna. Email Lucy at president@fcydems.com.


Tate Wooding – Vice President
The primary responsibilities of the Vice President is to assist the President. The Vice President also serves as the Chairman of the Membership Committee. The committee is charged with growing Franklin County Young Democrats membership. Tate is a graduate of Manchester University and currently works in Franklin County. Email Tate at vicepresident@fcydems.com.


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Kyndal Sowers – Treasurer
As Treasurer, Kyndal manages FCYD’s finances and ensures that all the group’s political activity is conducted according to Ohio Law. She is also the chair of the FCYD Finance Committee and the organization’s chief fundraiser. Kyndal is a graduate of The Ohio State University and serves as Finance Director for the Friends for Ginther campaign committee. Email Kyndal at treasurer@fcydems.com.


Stanley Gates – Secretary
The Secretary is in charge of noting all important FCYD business, such as keeping the minutes of general and executive meetings and managing the group’s archives. Stanley also chairs the Screening Committee which works to screen and recommend endorsements of local candidates in Franklin County. Stanley is a graduate of Howard University and The Ohio State University. He works at Columbus City Council as Director of the Community Engagement Office. Email Stanley at secretary@fcydems.com.


Andrew Gantt – Communications Director
The Communications Director manages FCYD’s public relations, including emails, social media, event marketing, and the FCYD website. Andrew also chairs the Communications Committee which works to publicize FCYD events and endorsed candidates. He graduated from Miami University with a BA in Latin American Studies and currently works at The Inspection Group, Inc. Email Andrew at communications@fcydems.com.


APPOINTED POSITIONS

Levi Griffith – Membership Committee Vice Chair
The primary responsibilities of the Vice Chair of the Membership Committee is to assist the Chairman of this committee. The committee is charged with growing Franklin County Young Democrats membership. Levi is the former Vice President of FCYD and a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he served as President of the OSU College Democrats his fourth year. Levi is currently working as a Legislative Aide at the Ohio State Senate.


Jake Dretzka – Finance Committee Vice Chair
The primary responsibilities of the Vice Chair of the Finance Committee is to assist the Chairman of this committee. The committee is the main fundraiser arm of FCYD and works with the Screening Committee to establish political donations to young & local candidates. Jake is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is currently the Deputy Development Director at Triumph Communications.


Andy Price – Screening Committee Vice Chair
The primary responsibilities of the Vice Chair of the Screening Committee is to assist the Chairman of this committee. The committee is charged with creating the FCYD screening questionnaire and running annual screenings after the Franklin County Democratic Party has endorsed these candidates. Andy is a graduate of Ohio University and is a Dual Degree Master’s student of Applied Economics and Public Administrations at The Ohio State University. Andy is a former intern of three statewide campaigns in Ohio and is also the Chairman of the Young Democrats of America Military Community and Veterans Caucus.


Averi Townsend – Communications Committee Vice Chair
The primary responsibilities of the Vice Chair of the Communications Committee is to assist the Chairman of this committee. The committee works to publicize FCYD events and endorse candidates, as well as engage members on all social media platforms. Averi is a graduate of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. She works at Columbus City Council in the Community Engagement Office.


Maddy Lomax-Vogt – Outreach Coordinator
The primary responsibilities of the Outreach Coordinator is to plan and execute programming to engage FCYDems with community volunteer opportunities. Maddy graduated from Alfred University and is currently a PhD student studying Analytical Chemistry at The Ohio State University.