Honored guests, award recipients, and our 2015 convention playlist!

The Young Democrats of Washington gathered in Yakima for our 2015 convention! Saturday evening was our main event – our 2015 Award Banquet where we heard from progressive leaders and honored the most hard working among us.

2015 convention speakers

Our convention theme was “What’s Next?” A huge thank you to our three speakers who shared their stories that highlighted the future of our party and the progressive movement – Yakama Tribal Council member Asa Washines, Washington Dream Act Coalition activist Moses Chege, and State Senator Pramila Jayapal!

Congratulations to our Young Democrat award recipients

The “Fixer” Award: Angela Bastien
Seven Nationa Army, by the White Stripes

Caucus of the Year: Women’s Caucus
Flawless Remix, Beyonce

Rookie of the year: Joanna Nesgoda
Wrecking Ball, Miley Cyrus

Honorary Young Democrat: Jay Clough
Shut up and Dance, Walk the Moon

Quarter Life Achievement award: Rob Dolin
Code Monkey, Jonathan Coulton

Quarter Life Achievement award: Asa Washimes
Hungry Like the Wolf, Duran Duran

College Chapter of the Year: Young Democrats of Washington State University
Time of Our Lives, Pitbull & Ne-Yo

County Chapter of the Year: Clark County
Tik Tok, Ke$ha

Young Democrat of the Year: Greg Haffner
Firework, Katy Perry

Congrats to all our winners - and a huge thank you to Convention Chair Joanna Nesgoda! She made this entire event possible
Congrats to all our winners – and a huge thank you to Convention Chair Joanna Nesgoda! She made this entire event possible