2019 KYD State Convention - SAVE THE DATE


We are excited to announce that our 2019 State Convention will be held at the KY Dam Village State Resort Park in Gilbertsville, KY on Saturday, April 6th! There will be a Friday Kick-Off event on April 5th at the Harbor Lights Restaurant at the State Park.

Tickets and hotel lodging details will be coming this week, so stay tuned! If you have any questions feel free to email us at communications@kyyoungdems.com

A Message from our New President & the Wendell Ford Dinner After Dark Party

Fellow Young Democrats,

It was an honor to be elected as the 56th President of the Kentucky Young Democrats last month in Morehead! Throughout my years of service in KYD, as Vice President of Recruitment and as Chairman of the YDA Rural Caucus, I have strived to build and grow this organization into the backbone of the Democratic Party in Kentucky, and I will continue work to make sure that Young Democrats are active in every community: from Pike County to Fulton County, from Kenton County to Pulaski County.

I’m not alone in this: we elected an excellent executive committee in Morehead as well:

Vice President of Programming: Liz Fossett of Covington: Former KYD President and National Committeewoman.

Vice President of Recruitment: Alex Caudill of Henderson: Former College Democrats of Kentucky President.

National Committeewoman: Laken Gilbert of Flemingsburg: Former KYD Vice President of Programming and Secretary.

National Committeeman: Christian Motley of Lexington: former political director of the Kentucky Democratic Party, and a veteran of the campaigns of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Steve Beshear, and President Barack Obama.

Treasurer: Ashley L. Adkins of Morehead: Rowan County Young Democrats President, Chair of the Rowan County Democratic Executive Committee and 2016 Emerge Kentucky member.

Secretary: Thaddeus Walls of Southgate, President of the Northern Kentucky Young Democrats.

There’s a lot of work to be done: we’ve all got to work hard across our Commonwealth to keep our majority in the Kentucky House and defeat the radical Un-Kentuckian agenda of Governor Bevin. We’ve got to register voters! We’ve got to knock doors! And we’ve got to get people out to vote!

Our first event for this year will be in conjunction with the Kentucky Democratic Party Convention, June 4, 2016 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville. We are excited that so many Young Dems will be taking part in this year’s reorganization! To celebrate, the Kentucky Young Democrats are hosting our first ever annual Wendell Ford Dinner After Dark Party! Come join us Friday, June 3rd from 9:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. at 8UP Elevated Kitchen and Drinkery in Louisville! If you’ll be in town for convention, or just want to help us kick off this year’s election season, please join us on Friday!

Thank you again for all that you do to keep Kentucky Blue

Travis M. Scott

President, Kentucky Young Democrats.

Welcoming Valerie Biden Owens to the Commonwealth!

Kentucky Young Democrats is pleased to announce details of our 2009 convention, March 27-28 in Lexington, featuring Valerie Biden Owens!

Valerie, sister to Vice President Joe Biden, has directed all of her brother's campaigns since 1970.  She currently serves as Executive Vice President of Joe Slade White & Co., a strategic consulting firm.  She is a volunteer political trainer for Women's Campaign International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of women in the world's emerging democracies, and currently serves on the national board of the DNC Women's Leadership Forum.

Visit the convention page or the Facebook event page for full details.  Please pass this message along to your friends and begin spreading the word.  You do not want to miss this!

Report from KYD annual convention

On January 18-19, Kentucky Young Democrats held our annual statewide convention at the Kentucky Democratic Party headquarters in Frankfort.  Over 150 members from across the state were in attendance.

The convention kicked-off on Friday night with U.S. Senate candidates Mike Cassaro, Greg Fisher, and Andrew Horne addressing those in attendance.  Saturday's speakers included Governor Steve Beshear, Congressman John Yarmuth, State Auditor Crit Luallen, and State Representative Reggie Meeks.

Annual awards were also presented:

High School Chapter of the Year: Lyon County High School

College Chapter of the Year: University of Louisville

Overall Chapter of the Year: Muhlenberg County

John F. Kennedy Member of the Year: Hillary Bullock (Lexington)

Election of new officers included:

President: Chad Aull (Lexington)

VP of Recruitment & Expansion: Jamie Jameson (Independence)

VP of Programming: Lisa Tanner (Louisville)

National Committee Woman: Ericka Cannaday (Frankfort)

National Committee Man: Colmon Elridge (Lexington)

Secretary: Lauren Ingram (Louisville)

Treasurer: Eugene Sisco (Pikeville)