About HRYD

The Hampton Roads Young Democrats was established to further the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party, to promote the election of the party’s candidates for public office at all levels, to encourage the involvement of young people in civic and political affairs, and to promote harmony and fellowship with one another.

Our goals are:
  • To support and elect Democratic candidates for public office
  • To widen and increase the interest and knowledge of young people in government and the political process
  • To train and develop young people for positions of leadership
  • To increase the role of under-represented people in our Party, government, and society
  • To serve those in need in our community

2013 Executive Committee 

President - Jamal Gunn
Vice President - Joel McDonald
Secretary - Michelle Johnstone
Finance Director - Janel Hofler
Outreach Director - Erin Carter
Political Action Director - Chika Anyadike
Membership Director - Shannon Stewart
Communications Director - Chris Katella
Virginia Beach City Chair - Joel McDonald

To contact Hampton Roads Young Democrats, please email hrvayds@gmail.com.