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Founded in 1998


The Long Beach Young Democrats are dedicated to providing the necessary network, programs, and training to ensure our young people become engaged in civic participation, gain their own political consciousness, and become advocates, in their own rights, for Democratic platform issues on a local, regional, statewide, and national level.

We make endorsements in local elections, as well as host events and forums to motivate the young Democratic voice to become actively involved in our overall communities.

Our Story 

The Long Beach Young Democrats is the official hub for young Democrats in and around the city of Long Beach, CA.

Our goals are to:

(1) Develop the skills and potential within our youth generation to become tomorrow's leaders;

(2) Educate and galvanize our young people, as well as their adult allies, about the political concerns and issues that impact their very lives;

(3) Elect candidates to run for public office who will advocate for issues related to the young people demographic and maximize the Democratic turnout of our young people in the electoral process.

Past Leaders & Presidents of LBYD 

We thank them for their service to LBYD and their fight for democratic values and principles! 



Eric Bradley, Mark Taylor, Al Austin

(please contact if not listed)

Past Presidents

Eric Bradley  

Mark Taylor 

Silissa Uriarte Smith c. 2008


Cory Allen c. 2009 

Lena Gonzalez c. 2010

Jamie McLaughlin (Prichard) 


Victoria Chung 2014


King Chan 2014-2015


Abigail Mejia 2015-2016


Max Franco 2016-Jan. 2017

James A. Ahumada Jan. 2017-Aug. 2018

Chris Chavez, 2018 - 2020

Patrick Swymer, 2020 - 2022

Lukas Walczak, 2022 - 2023

Dorian Bonner, 2023 - Present

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