Orange County Young Democrats

We are the margin of victory!

Become a Member  OCYD’s June PRimary EndorsemenTs!Volunteer  Register To vote

Our Organization
Together we can bring real change to Orange County.

Orange County Young Democrats (“OCYD”) is an organization of young attorneys, legislative aides, graduate students, and business professionals from diverse backgrounds who share the common goal of advancing progressive and Democratic values in Orange County. OCYD strives to reach this goal through candidate endorsements, providing education on important local, state, and national issues, and organizing members around campaigns and advocacy efforts. Founded in 1998, OCYD is currently experiencing rapid growth and an increasingly active network of members.  Our organization’s membership has increased by 85% in the last two years.  We currently have 150 dues-paying members, a distribution list of over 600, and over 3000 followers on Facebook.

OUR 2018


This past election, Orange County went blue for the first time since 1936.  We are excited and energized to build upon the momentum for Democratic causes and candidates that is taking hold across the county.  Our current goals include:

  • Resistance Committee:  working with local movements in Orange County to strategically pressure our members of Congress to oppose Trump’s un-American policies. Our Resistance Committee efforts were recently highlighted in local media, including the OC Weekly.
  • Recruiting promising young Democrats to run for local office, and providing support and candidate training
  • Outreach and empowerment of our allies in the community, including the LGBT, labor, and environmental communities

Our Board

Danielle Serbin


Katerina Ioannides

Vice Chair

Avelino Valencia III

Political Director

Brian Carson

Finance Director

Nick Webster

Communications Director

Alyssa Napuri

Publicity Director

Yuvaraj Sivalingam

Policy Director

Megan Smith

Records Director

Tim Phan

Activism Director

Justin Massey

Outreach Director

Kelsey Brewer

Outreach Director

Kim Bernice Nguyen

Member At Large

Brendan Wiles

Member At Large

What We Stand For

OCYD’s Policy Committee works to inform our members about the latest and most important local, state, and national issues.  The committee’s research on key votes and elected officials  enables OCYD to address issues relevant to Orange County residents.

Help us make a difference.

Becoming an OCYD member for just $35 a year, or $20 for students, has some great benefits. We are pleased to announce need-based scholarships on membership. For more information, please contact us.

Participate and vote on OCYD endorsements and board members.

Gain access to a great, active network of young professionals.

Reach out to other young people and spread the Democratic message.

Make sure your voice is heard and Register to Vote!
News & Events

OCYD Endorsments in the News

Check out these mentions of OCYD Endorsements in the news: Internal Poll Shows No Front-Runner in Race for Royce’s Seat Line-Up Against Rohrabacher Shrinks Politico's California...

June Primary Endorsement Results and Press Release

Orange County Young Democrats Endorse Candidates For June Primary (For photos of the event, click here.) Orange County — April 12, 2018 — Last night, members of the Orange County Young Democrats (OCYD) made their voices heard and endorsed candidates for the upcoming...

OCYD Endorsement Packet Questionnaire Submissions

(Results are in! Click here to see them.) Orange County Young Democrats Members - you'll be voting in less than one week, please take the time to review all of the submitted candidate endorsement questionnaire packets. See the Candidate Packets...

Get In Touch