Leadership

President: Ryan Kirby

President@MDCollegeDems.org

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Ryan Kirby is a Senior at Towson University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in American Studies. As a life long Marylander, Ryan is proud to serve as the President of the College Democrats of Maryland.

Ryan has been involved with College Democrats since his freshman year at Towson University in . During the 2016-2017 school year, Ryan served as the Treasurer for the College Democrats of Towson University. Ryan was appointed to serve as the Treasurer for the College Democrats of Maryland in February 2017. Ryan also served as the President for the College Democrats of Towson University for the 2017-2018 term.

Ryan is a Democrat because he believes in fighting to prevent climate change, end discrimination of all kinds, and create an economy that works for everyone.

Vice President: Riley Gee

VicePresident@MDCollegeDems.org

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Riley Gee is a junior at Towson University majoring in International Studies and minoring in Political Science and Anthropology. Born in Indiana, Riley only lived there for three days before moving to Maryland and has lived in several locations across the state since. Riley’s interest in politics began in high school and evolved with his engagement with the community at Towson University and the classes that he takes that relate to politics and international studies.

Riley is a Democrat because he believes in Democratic values. Most importantly, Riley is focused on preserving the environment through combating global warming, ensuring equality for all, and funding programs such as NASA. He wants to focus on these priorities and enact change that can benefit all despite the divides in America today.

 

Treasurer: Christopher Madden

Treasurer@MDCollegeDems.org

Chris MaddenChris Madden is a Sophomore at Salisbury University, Majoring in Political Science and Geography. Chris is also, Vice President of Salisbury College Democrats. He is honored to serve a Treasurer for College Democrats of Maryland. Chris became interested in politics after watching the Colbert Report. He is focused on keeping the environment safe and getting rid of gerrymandering.

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary: Carissa Antonis

Secretary@MDCollegeDems.org

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Carissa Antonis is the President of the Salisbury University College Democrats. She is doing a Dual Degree Program with International Relations and Urban and Regional Planning as her majors. She is also an Honors Student, SGA Senator, newspaper journalist, and quidditch player. One day, she hopes to be a UN Ambassador, but for now, Carissa is running for a seat on the Democratic Central Committee in Wicomico County. No matter how much she is involved in, she tries to give everything her 110%.

 

 

 

Political Director: Cameron Walkup

PoliticalDirector@MDCollegeDems.org

CameronCameron Walkup is a junior Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He was born and raised in Montgomery County, and has been a steadfast progressive for as long as he can remember. Cameron is honored to serve the College Democrats of Maryland as its Political Director.
While he is especially passionate about environmental justice, he is proud to belong to a party fighting for an equitable and resilient economy, immigration process, criminal justice system, and more. Cameron has previously worked as a Legislative Intern for the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources and as a Policy and Legislation Intern with Earthjustice. He is proud to spend much of his time supporting Democrats running for office across all levels of government.

 

Director of Membership: Evan Murphy

Membership@MDCollegeDems.org

Evan Murphy is currently is currently a sophomore at Salisbury University, majoring in Social Work and minoring in Political Science. He is also involved with Salisbury University College Democrats as the current Treasurer. In 2018, he hopes to increase membership and involvement throughout all of the College Democrat chapters of Maryland.

Director of Communications: Rebecca Vincent

Communications@MDCollegeDems.org

 

 

Director of Events: Kristen DeLosh

Events@MDCollegeDems.org

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Kristen DeLosh is currently a Junior at Towson University, where she is double majoring in Women’s Studies and Criminal Justice. She also serves as the Vice President of the College Democrats of Towson University.

Appointed Positions

Chief of Staff: Kerry Billings

chiefofstaff@mdcollegedems.org

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Kerry Billings is an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park majoring in Government and Politics. Kerry previously attended Towson University for a year in a half where he worked on Senator Van Hollen’s 2016 Senate Primary election. Over the past two years, Kerry has interned for the Committee on Ways and Means, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and most recently the office of the Senate Democratic Leader, Senator Charles Schumer.

Kerry is CDMD’s first Chief of Staff. His main policy focus is on health care policy as his twin brother is a two-time cancer survivor. His main goal for the club is to help spread democratic values across the state and to elect a Democratic Governor in Maryland in 2018!

Deputy Chief of Staff: Lily Wang

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Lily Wang is a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park studying Government and Politics, Sustainability and Art History.  Lily has experience interning for the Maryland Democratic Coordinated Campaign, the Office of Senator Chris Van Hollen, the Land Trust Alliance and Exelon.

Lily is CDMD’s 2018 Deputy Chief of Staff.  Her main policy focus is on energy and environmental policy and international development.  Her main goal for the organization is to increase membership to bolster CDMD’s effectiveness during the 2018 General Election cycle.

 

Deputy Treasurer: Christopher Richter

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Chris is a lifelong Marylander and a senior double majoring in Government and Politics and Finance at the University of Maryland, College Park. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of the UMD College Democrats and previously served as their Treasurer. A Democrat with a lifelong interest in politics, he became fully engaged in electing Democrats everywhere during the 2016 election cycle, which also directly inspired him to study political science.
Chris is a Democrat because he believes in a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Underpinning this belief, he believes that no one should be discriminated against for any reason nor have to live in poverty and that we need to live in a more sustainable world. Furthermore, he believes that we must embrace immigrants and refugees rather than punish them for seeking better lives.
Deputy Membership Director: Drew Limon

drew limonDrew Limon, a native of University Park, Maryland, is a rising junior at the University of Maryland. Drew spent his first year of college at West Virginia University, then transferred to UMD because he decided that the school’s location in the Washington D.C. area better suited his interests in politics. Drew is majoring in public policy, a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and is excited to get involved with the College Democrats of Maryland. Recently, Drew has been working finished interning for U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen.

Last summer, he interned for the Architect of the Capitol’s Employee and Labor Relations Branch. During the 2016 primaries, Drew campaigned for then-candidate Chris Van Hollen for Maryland’s Democratic Senate race, then interning for Senator Van Hollen’s D.C. office this summer. Drew relaxes by watching reruns of “The West Wing” and “Jeopardy.” He enjoys playing a majority of sports; mostly basketball and soccer. In his free time, Drew enjoys producing Hip-Hop and Electronic music with friends.