UCI Graduate Named as Political Director to Democratic Party of Orange County
December 18, 2007 – Santa Ana, Calif. – Lindsay Hopkins was selected as the new political director to the Democratic Party of Orange County yesterday. A recent graduate of University of California, Irvine, Hopkins received her bachelor’s degree in political science. She had been an intern at the DPOC for the past year.”Lindsay will be a tremendous asset to the Democratic Party of Orange County,” said Melahat Rafiei, DPOC Executive Director. “From her work with CALPIRG as a student, to her work for the party as a volunteer organizer, she demonstrates a comprehensive skill set and an ability to grow with experience. We all look forward to working with her.”
As chief of staff at the recent Truman Awards dinner held in October at the Disneyland Hotel, Hopkins recruited, trained and managed the volunteer force that helped orchestrate one of the county’s most successful Democratic Party events. Hopkins has also served as deputy campaign director for the Jim Brandt for Assembly campaign in Long Beach, was a volunteer coordinator for the California Party Victory 2006 and city councilwoman Katrina Foley, and statewide coordinator for the California Public Interest Research Group’s (CALPIRG) higher education project.
“I want to play an active role in building the democratic leadership of Orange County and building bridges between different groups with common goals,” said Hopkins. “This position gives me the unique opportunity to turn my volunteer path into a career path.”