President - London Lamar
London Lamar is the President of the Tennessee Young Democrats. She also serves as the national Vice Chair of the Young Democrats of America Black Caucus. She previously served as the Chair of the reestablished Young Democrats of Shelby County, the premiere Democratic organization for young voters in Shelby County; focusing on getting the youth active in civic engagement and the political process.
London received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with double minors in Sociology and Intercultural Studies from Saint Mary’s College. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Public and Non-profit Administration at the University of Memphis.
As an independent political and non-profit consultant and strategist, she not only consults to ensure that progressive political candidates have the advice, resources, and strategies needed to run efficient and effective campaigns; advocating and lobbying for progressive issues and policies that benefit Memphis and the State of Tennesse
As a strong advocate for youth civic engagement, London also served as the Director of Programs for the Tennessee Federation of College Democrats, Vice-President of University of Memphis College Democrats, and Executive Committee Member of the Shelby County Democratic Party. In 2014, London ran her first campaign for the Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committeewoman District 33 and was the youngest candidate on the largest ballot in Shelby County history.
Currently, London is the Memphis Organizer for Stand for Children Tennessee; advocating for education policy that will ensure children from all backgrounds are prepared for college in the Memphis community. She is a 2015 Nashville Chapter Fellow of the New Leaders Council. New Leaders Council works to recruit, train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape. Just recently, London was awarded the Memphis Flyer's Top 20 under 30 Class of 2015. Her favorite color is black and favorite movie series is Jurassic Park. In her spare time, London enjoys eating, watching action movie, shopping, and playing games with friends.
Executive Vice President - Darrell Bouldin
Darrell Bouldin, FRSA is the Executive Vice President of the Tennessee Young Democrats. He also serves as the Chair of the Tennessee Young Democrats LGBTQ Caucus and as the President of the Rutherford County Young Democrats. He is a member of the Democratic National Committee's LGBT Advisory Board.
He is a political organizer, advocate and consultant. He is a lifelong Tennessean. He was elected as a Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte as the first openly LGBT Delegate to a major political party convention from Rutherford County TN, and the original TN 6th Congressional District. He served as the Second Vice Chair of the Rutherford County TN Democratic Party from 2013 - 2015 and prior to that on the County Party Executive Committee At-Large. He has managed the election and re-election campaign for Murfreesboro City Councilwoman Madelyn Scales Harris.
In addition to his political activities he has served on several nonprofit boards. He serves as Engagement Chair of New Leaders Council Nashville of which served as Chapter Co-Director for the past four years after founding the Nashville chapter in 2012. He presently serves on the Global Advisory Board of WikiQueer. He was a 2011 Inaugural Greensboro Justice Fund Fellow at the Highlander Research & Education Center.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) based in London. He is a 2010 New Organizing Institute New Media Bootcamp Fellow Alumnus and is a Rockwood Leadership Institute Art of Leadership Alumnus. During the 2008 campaign he was a volunteer field organizer for Obama for America in Tennessee.
National Committeeman - Connor Carroll
Connor Carroll is the Young Democrats of America National Committeeman for Tennessee. He also serves as Political Director of the Young Democrats of America High School Caucus and Chair of the Tennessee Young Democrats High School & Teen Caucus. He serves as President of the Williamson County Young Democrats. Connor Carroll is a resident of Brentwood, Tennessee.
Treasurer - Isaac Kimes
Isaac Kimes is the Treasurer of the Tennessee Young Democrats. He is the Research and Policy Analyst for Tennessee Senate Minority Leader State Senator Lee Harris. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Justice Studies. In the 2006 midterm elections, he led a voter registration and turnout campaign directed at young voters. He moved to Nashville in 2007 where he served as Field Organizer for Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty from 2007-2009. In that capacity, he organized chapters across the state and lobby days at the Capitol. In 2009, Isaac moved to Memphis to begin law school at the University of Memphis and graduated in 2012. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Missouri.
Since graduating law school, Isaac has focused on litigating against nursing home corporations for the abuse and neglect of the elderly. He believes in protecting our vulnerable and marginalized populations. Fortunate to have a career that allows taking action, Isaac works for the Memphis based law firm Parke Morris & Associates since 2013.
Isaac was elected to the Shelby County Democratic Party Executive Committee for House District 93 from 2013-2014. He recently served as the campaign treasurer for Lee Harris' State Senate race for District 29.
Secretary - Elizabeth Henderson
Elizabeth Henderson is the Secretary of the Tennessee Young Democrats. She also serves as Vice President of the Davidson County Young Democrats. She is a Nashville native. She graduated cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), with a Bachelors of Science in Political Science. Elizabeth realized her love for working within the community during her time as Philanthropy Chair with her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. She further discovered her interest in social justice and politics while serving on MTSU's Student Government Association as Senator for Liberal Arts. She integrated her two passions in the fall of 2013 when she was awarded a fellowship with Organizing For Action (OFA). There, she discovered her passion for the progressive movement and her hidden talent: grassroots organizing. Upon completion of her internship, Elizabeth was hired on to be a Spring Trainer with OFA. During her time with the organization, Elizabeth recruited and graduated one of the largest fellowship programs across the country.
In August 2014, the midterm primary elections called for skilled organizers in Tennessee. Elizabeth served as the Field Director for the Jennifer Buck Wallace for State House campaign. Running a strong field engagement race, Elizabeth identified over 1,500 voters and engaged over 100 volunteers. Following the primary, Elizabeth consulted several political campaigns through the general election.Outside of work, Elizabeth is an active member of her sorority alumnae. She is an avid reader and dog lover. She now resides in West Nashville and is currently the Deputy Campaign Manager on the David Briley for Vice Mayor campaign in Nashville, TN.
2015 National Committeeman - Mathew Eli Plott
Mathew Plott was the Young Democrats of America National Committeeman for Tennessee in 2015 until resignation due to relocation to Georgia to start graduate study at Emory University in Atlanta. He is a lifelong resident of Appalachia. Born in Murphy, North Carolina, Mathew and his family moved to the Chattanooga area when he was in middle school. Mathew is currently pursuing a degree in political science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. While Mathew has always considered himself a political junkie, he first began working on campaigns during Chattanooga's 2013 municipal elections. Since then, he has volunteered on numerous races and managed two separate campaigns.
Mathew has served in a number of leadership positions within the Tennessee Young Democrats and College Democrats of Tennessee. He previously served as President of the College Democrats of Tennessee. Mathew became president of the Hamilton County Young Democrats in the summer of 2013 and served in that role until January 2015 when he chose not to seek another term.
2015 National Committeewoman - Dania Barbosa
Dania Barbosa was the Young Democrats of America National Committeewoman for Tennessee in 2015 until resignation for pursuance of her graduate degree. She is currently a senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She will be graduating with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics.
Dania has been involved with Young Democrats for almost three years. She has attended numerous Young Democrats of America conferences and has been very engaged on a local, state, and national level with Young Democrats. Dania has been the Hamilton County Young Democrats Vice President for three consecutive terms and is also a member of the College Democrats of Tennessee. Dania has helped on a number of campaigns including State Rep. Gloria Johnson's race and former Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk Gwen Tidwell's re-election bid.