Your 2019 Executive Board
A Louisville native, Jeremy sought to get involved in local politics after being inspired by the campaign message of income inequality in 2016. He became a member of LYD in January 2018, and was elected President in March 2019. Jeremy earned his B.S. in Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University in 2015. He currently works as an internal consultant for the Louisville Metro Government where he aids in data analysis and continuous improvement. His specialty is data analytics, which he uses to help local candidates and campaigns gain a competitive edge.
Vice President of Finance
Lauren Smith Madden
Lauren is an attorney with Yum Brands, and previously worked at Frost Brown Todd in the franchise and distribution practice group. She graduated from the University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt University Law School, and previously served as an intern for Congressman Ben Chandler, Governor Steve Beshear’s General Counsel’s Office, and the U.S. Department of State. In her free time, she likes trying new restaurants with her husband, practicing yoga, and playing with her dogs (one of whom helped campaign for Congressman Yarmuth!)
Vice President of Membership and Outreach
A recovering Florida man, Beau stumbled into local politics after realizing liking NowThis videos on Facebook were not going to get Matt Bevin out of office. He became a member of LYD in December 2018, and was elected Vice President of Membership and Outreach, unopposed, in February 2019. Beau received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville and completed undergraduate studies at the University of Florida. He currently works and generalizes in meeting people where he enjoys discussing ways we can help get Matt Bevin out of office
Vice President of Communications
Gad Niyiragira is a 2017 graduate of the University of Louisville, a former Congressional Aide for Congressman John Yarmuth, and currently serves as a Legislative Aide for Councilwoman Nicole George.
Brandon is an experienced campaign staffer who has been helping local candidates and the local party for several years. Currently a senior attending Manual High School, Brandon will be attending the University of Rochester to study Political Science in the fall of 2019. Brandon is also working with the Edelen-Holland campaign in their 2019 race for Governor. He hopes to expand the Louisville Young Democrats’ outreach to additional high schools.