Our Officers

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BLAKE ROSS

Executive President

Blake Ross was elected in April of 2017 after serving as Political Director, and serving three terms as a District Director overseeing expansion of the YD’s in east Arkansas.

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MICAH WALLACE

Executive Vice President

After founding the Gravette HS YD, Micah served as the UofA YD President, a chapter known for bringing Beto O’Rourke to campus and winning Student Organization of the Year. After starting 6 chapters as district director, she began her term as Vice President in January of 2020. 

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BARRETT GOODWIN

Communications Director

Barrett Goodwin has been a member of YDAR since 2013, serving in various social media or communication roles for both the Hendrix Young Democrats and YDAR during that span. Barrett has been Communications Director since 2017. 

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OWEN HAYNES

Vice President of High Schools

Owen is responsible for being our leader of the high school caucus for  YDAR. A native of White Hall High School, Owen founded his chapter at his school. 

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BILLY COOK

Vice-President of Colleges

Responsible for the College Democrats of Arkansas, Billy also serves as UA Young Democrats President and studies History and political science at the Fayetteville Campus. He enjoys hanging out with his friends when he isn't working with the Young Democrats.

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NEIL HUDSON

Finance Director and First District Director

Neil Hudson has been in YDAR since 2016 when he joined A-State Young Democrats. He was elected to serve as District Director, as well as Vice Chair of Labor Caucus, for the first district in 2019. He was appointed Finance Director earlier this year.

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RYAN CARTER

Political Director

Ryan Carter is from Corning, Arkansas and a member of the Arkansas State University Young Democrats. He has formerly served as Outreach Director and District Director. In 2018, he ran for state representative.

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MACY WALKER

1st District Director

Macy Walker is the president of ASU Young Democrats and the 1st vice chair for the Stonewall and Women's Caucus. She has a passion for art (specifically mixed mediums), fighting for gender equality, and philosophy.

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BAILEY LINDSEY

2nd District Director

Bailey Lindsey has been an active member of YDAR since 2015, when she joined Fayetteville High School’s YDAR chapter. Today, Bailey is AR-02 Co-Director and in her second term as President of the Hendrix College Young Democrats. She hopes to pursue a lifetime of working towards a more just, equitable, and kind criminal justice system.

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RODERICK MOORE

4th District Director

Roderick Moore is the fourth district director and Black Caucus Chair for the Young Democrats of Arkansas and the fourth district director. He enjoys taking care of his cat and talking about politics, in addition to serving the ASMSA chapter of YD.

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CONNOR WILLIAMS

3rd District Director

Connor Williams is a Senior Environmental science major at Arkansas Tech University. He is originally from Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Connor serves as third district director as well as chapter president of the Arkansas Tech University chapter.

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MUSKAAN ARSHAD

3rd District Director

Muskaan Arshad is the third district director for the Young Democrats, the President of Bentonville West High School, and the Chair of Asian Pacific Islander Caucus.

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ZACH LEE

National Committee Man

Zach Lee is our YDAR National Committee Man, after previously serving as the 3rd district labor vice chair and  3rd district enviromental task force vice chair. He enjoys sports, cooking, reading, and hiking.

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NATE ARRINGTON

Judicial Council Chair

Since 2015, Nate has been heavily involved with the Young Democrats of Arkansas and has served as 1st District Director, & Vice President of Colleges. He currently serves as the organization’s Chief of Staff. Through his work with the Young Democrats, Nate has planned voter registration drives and started multiple chapters all across the state.

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EDICA TAMEZ

First District Judicial Council Vice-Chair

Edica formerly served in the Hispanic Caucus and at the ASUYD Chapter. Edica is in the young democrats because she wants the future to be empathetic and fair. In her free time, she enjoys Gardening, activism, DIY crafts, music, and dancing. 

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OLIVIA RIZZARDI

Second District Judicial Council Vice-Chair

Olivia served YDAR as the former 1st DD, ASU Chapter President, ASU Outreach Coordinator, and Women’s Caucus Chair, and now she brings her experience judicial council. In her down time, she's probably watching 2000s shows with her cat. 

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ABBY DAVIDSON

Sunrise Caucus Chair

Abby Davidson is the Sunrise Caucus Chair and the third district Faith Caucus Chair. When asked why she is a Young Democrat, she said, "I want to progress to an Arkansas where everyone wants to live and feel comfortable and included."