The Party Affairs Department is lead by Arne Nelson, Vice President of Party Affairs, which manages the relationships with the Democratic Party at all levels. All members of this department serve on the YDWA Executive Board.
Josie Ellison, National Committeeman
Josie grew up in rural Spokane (where they got into a lot of political arguments), then moved to the other side of the state (where they still get in a lot of political arguments). They graduated from WWU and currently work for the State Legislature in Olympia. They were brought into politics by a love for others and hope to show that through organizing and advocacy. As Committeeman they hope to foster discussion and change to create a more queer inclusive YDA. They like cats, Star Trek, cheesy sci-fi, hanging out outdoors, and snapping their fingers for things they agree with.
Sarah Kohout, WSDCC Representative
Tatum Kenn, National Committeewoman