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OCYDs Elect New Executive Board

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I’m very excited about the new executive board of the OCYD. The enthusiasm of these four folks makes me hopeful that 2007/2008 will be the year of the Young Democrats here in Orange County. Here’s a press release I just received:

For Immediate Release
Contact: Chris Roa
June 18, 2007
(909) 331-6216

Orange County Young Democrats Elect New Executive Board Officers
The Orange County Young Democrats choose a new team to lead them though the 2008 California Presidential Primary

SANTA ANA, CA – The Orange County Young Democrats have elected a new Executive Board to serve through the 2007 – 2008 term.

Jason Bensley, was elected to serve as the new Chair of the Orange County Young Democrats, Aaruni Thakur was elected Vice Chair, Erin Gardner was elected Finance Chair, and Chris Roa was elected Communications Chair.

The Executive Board will serve for the next year, which will include the 2008 California Presidential Primary. The new Executive Board will have the responsibility of encouraging young people in Orange County to vote in the presidential primary, which has been moved up to February of 2008.

“It is not easy running an organization completely made up of young people. Our membership is constantly changing. Young people are always on the move aiming for new goals,” said Ferial Govashiri, the outgoing Chair of the Orange County Young Democrats. “Jason, Aaruni, Erin and Chris individually have proven time and time again that they are committed to making our organization stronger. I am excited to see the product of their combined effort especially during such an important time for Democrats.”

The Orange County Young Democrats are an active part of local Democratic politics and strive to encourage political activism and participation among young people ages 14 to 35.