Found out some pretty awesome news about a good friend of mine. John Canales Gorczynski was elected to serve as President of the Texas Young Democrats this past weekend. John is a local campaign pro who has achieved much success with the Young Dems, locally, statewide, and nationally. Here’s the story:
“It’s an honor to lead a vibrant group of hard-working young Texans to help elect Democrats. Our state has begun to draw the national political attention it deserves. Young voters will be at the heart of any effort to elect Democrats and progressives,” said Gorczynski.
The new board of the Texas Young Democrats is made up of officers with professional experience on campaigns at all levels and dedicated volunteers who have spent time leading young people across the state. Officers have already begun organizing after returning home from convention in rural, suburban and urban areas. “We’re committed to organizing young Democrats wherever they are in the state. Our focus will be tackling winnable elections and laying the groundwork for statewide Democratic success,” stated Gorczynski. In a clear sign of growing excitement for the efforts of TYD, the group’s Facebook page has nearly doubled the number of online followers since the new board was elected. Gorczynski added, “There’s clearly new energy. It’s a new day for Texas Democrats and young people in our party! Offers to help have come in from the Rio Grande Valley to El Paso to the Panhandle.”
Executive Vice President John Shanks of San Antonio, Financial Vice President Alexander Clark of San Antonio, Policy Vice President Andrew Greenberg of Dallas, Treasurer Andrea Marie Ward of Pearland, Secretary Jaquelin Villafranco of Huntsville, and Regional Officers Anthony Carlson of Wichita Falls, Frank Carlson of Temple and Melody Saenz of Huntsville join President Gorczynski on the board.
The good news took me back to my days with the YDs helping elect a good friend of mine as what was called Texas VP-Membership after giving a humdinger of a nominating speech on the Texas House floor (site of the convention). Of course, that was the 90s. Best of luck to John and the new board of TYD.