Stefan Ringel is a current resident of Midwood and serves as President of the Brooklyn Young Democrats, in addition to being Media Relations Director to New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams and acting as Communications Director for the New York State Young Democrats and previously Brooklyn Young Democrats’ Treasurer. In 2012, he was named one of New York City’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” by City & State in 2012. He earned a M.A. in Elections and Campaign Management at Fordham University in 2010 and a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008. Stefan served as Operations Coordinator and Field Organizer (Long Island) for the DiNapoli 2010 campaign. Additional past employers of his have included Josh Skaller for City Council, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, North Carolina Governor Mike Easley, U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg and Greenberg Traurig LLP.
Executive Vice President
Ted Anastasiou is a recent graduate of Brooklyn Law School. Prior to entering law school, Ted worked for a variety of political campaigns, including the Obama 2008 presidential campaign in New Jersey and Ohio, and the Andrew Cuomo campaign in New York. While in law school, Ted was elected in 2011 as the National President of the Law School Democrats of America. In 2012, Ted successfully merged the organization into the College Democrats of America to become the official law student arm of the Democratic National Committee. As a law student, Ted also served as the President of the Brooklyn Law School Democrats, Chair of the New York Democratic Law Student Council and co-chair of the Law School Outreach Committee of the New York Democratic Lawyers Council. Ted is a proud member of the Independent Neighborhood Democrats in Brooklyn’s 52nd Assembly District and GAPnet, a Greek-American progressive organization. In his spare time, Ted enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and cheering on the New York Jets. year at the college, Jason served on the Student Advisory Council for the university’s Vice President for Student Affairs.
Northern Regional Vice President
Eric Katz was born in Brooklyn and has lived in the borough for the better part of the previous five years. He currently works as Associate Counsel to the New York State Senate Democratic Conference. Prior to his current job, he worked as Legislative Counsel for Assemblyman Rory Lancman in Queens. He is a graduate of Cardozo Law School and Binghamton University. As an active member of the young democrats, Eric has served as the Labor Caucus Chair of the New York State Young Democrats since 2010. He currently lives in South Slope, and his favorite place to eat brunch is Barboncino’s on Franklin Avenue.
Central Regional Vice President
Candice Julien, a New Yorker at heart has been engaged in city politics since 2008, starting out as an intern at Congressman Anthony Weiner district office to currently working on array of City Council campaigns. With a passion for field work and engaging the community, Candice has organized voter registration drives, neighborhood outreach programs in coordination with non-profits and elected officials. In 2012, Candice joined the Brooklyn Young Democrats and later became the Secretary of the New York State Young Democrats Caucus of Color. Candice received her Master’s Degree in Urban Policy and Administration from CUNY Brooklyn College in 2012 and her Bachelor’s Degree from CUNY Queens College in Political Science and History, Phi Beta Kappa in 2009. When not politically engaged, you can find Candice at an art gallery, museums and hanging out watching sports.
Southern Regional Vice President
Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon lives in Gravesend, having been born and raised in Flatlands/Old Mill Basin. She earned a Ph.D. in social psychology at NYU and a dual B.A. in psychology and computer science at Columbia University. During her college and graduate school years, Jennifer founded and led Students United for America, a group intended to support our troops and national security interests, volunteered at Planned Parenthood rallies, was a member of Students for Choice, and assisted on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Presidential campaign. In January 2012, Jennifer founded Southern Brooklyn Democrats, a progressive organization encompassing the neighborhoods that make up Southern Brooklyn, and has been engaged with the issues concerning those neighborhoods. A sampling of her activities includes testifying at MTA and City Council hearings to advocate for improved mass transit, advocating for the maintenance of Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island as a true wooden boardwalk and testifying at a Public Design Commission hearing to that effect, rallying and petitioning to stop the development of an environmentally-disastrous waste transfer station in Gravesend Bay, and testifying at a Department of Finance hearing in favor of ticket payment practices that benefit small businesses in Brooklyn. Southern Brooklyn Democrats is a member of the Brooklyn Reform Coalition, and coalition-building has always been at the forefront of Jennifer’s mind. She is excited to join the Brooklyn Young Democrats Executive Board and empower local young adults to make real, lasting change in their community.
Seamus Campbell was born in New York City, raised on Long Island until he was 15, and since then, has called Brooklyn his home. A lifelong Democrat, he has served in several political capacities ranging from New Media Director of the College Democrats chapters at both The Catholic University of America and Fordham University, Technology Director of the College Democrats of America, and Deputy Communications Director of the New York State Young Democrats. Most recently, Seamus served as the Communications Director for State Senate candidate Jason Otaño. This past September, Seamus served as a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Currently, he is Webmaster to the New York State Democratic Committee and Disability Issues Caucus Chair of the New York State Young Democrats while working as a freelance web developer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Science from Fordham University’s College at Rose Hill.
Kai Feder works for Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz as the Capital Budget and Economic Development Coordinator. Is this capacity, he focuses on strategic investment of capital funding across the Borough, oversees management of capital projects, and promotes development in Brooklyn’s business community. Kai’s experience ranges from marketing and communications to public policy and legal affairs, including positions in both the public and private sectors. Before pursuing his Masters of Public Affairs at the University of San Francisco, he worked in marketing for one of the nation’s leading securities litigation firms. In addition to interning in the Office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he also served as a judicial extern in the San Francisco Superior Court, and as an intern within the San Francisco District Attorney’s policy division. He has volunteered on several political campaigns and engaged in extensive community service work. Before moving to New York City, he served on the board of the San Francisco Young Democrats as Policy Chair. Kai graduated summa cum laude from San Francisco State University, where he studied Political Science and Criminal Justice Studies. A proud native of San Francisco, Kai currently resides (also proudly) in the Columbia Street Waterfront District in Brooklyn.
Amanda Pizzuti is a lifelong New York City resident who has been active in electoral politics since Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2006 re-election campaign. She went on to serve as a fundraising and grassroots outreach intern on Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, based in the New York office, and organized trips to New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Later that year she became Scheduler and Deputy Finance Director for Kristen McElroy’s State Senate campaign in Nassau County. Since then, she has been a political fundraising and compliance consultant for various candidates including New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, and former Assemblyman Jonathan Bing. Amanda founded the Brooklyn Young Democrats in 2010 and served as their President until 2013. Additionally, she has served as National Committeewoman, Fundraising Committee Co-Chair, and the Chair of the Council of Presidents for the New York State Young Democrats and is currently the Northeast Regional Finance Representative for the Young Democrats of America. She also serves on the board of Brooklyn Democrats for Change and is active in her parish church. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science from Fordham College at Lincoln Center and a master’s degree in Elections and Campaign Management also from Fordham University in New York.