Mission Statement

The Arlington Young Democrats are a group of progressive and liberal individuals who provide an inclusive, growing, and empowering forum for all community members. We believe in: living our Democratic values, electing leaders who embody these values, elevating the voices of young people within the party at the local, state, and federal level, responding to the needs of the people, and furthering outreach and education while developing our future generation of leaders.


Founded in 1936, AYD is the largest Young Democrats chapter in the state of Virginia. We are comprised of Arlington advocates under the age of 35 committed to furthering our stated mission and electing Democratic leaders.

Executive Board 

mdhs President: Maggie Davis                tbhs Vice President: Tania Bougebrayel
mhhs Secretary: Melissa Howard           dhhs Treasurer: Drew Harger
kohs Community Service: Krista O’Connell clhs Political Action: Chris Leyen    jthsOutreach: Juanita Tolliver              ndhs Membership: Nicholas Dilenschneider
15032315_10100597666233969_5720057816396088406_n Party Representative: Chris Grayjdhs Recruitment: Ja’el Daniely
cchs Retention: Chanda Choun             chchs Publicity: Christopher Campbell
nshs Programming: Nathan Saxman   nmhs New Media: Nicole Merlene
jghs Finance: Jimmy Gastner               pmhsPresident Emeritus: Praveen Meyyan
AYD Caucuses:
Business, Transportation, and Finance: Bilal Ahmad and Jonathan Wang
Democratic Party Organization and OperationsChris Gray and Alan Lepore
Environment, Science, and TechnologyEric Wilson and Toora Arsala
Gender Equality and Civil Rights: Sacha Brenac and Ciara Lee
Health, Education, and LaborSarah Kramer and Daniel Matthews
Housing, Rural and Urban Planning and DevelopmentTimothy VanWoerkom

Justice and Immigration: Jimmy McBirney

Interested in joining a caucus? Email: outreach@arlingtonyoungdems.org