Posted on 21 July 2017
My name is Chad Leo, and over the past five years I have been a politically active youth advocate, fighting for my country to make our future a better and more stable place. I was born and raised in Calvert County, and am a rising Junior at Patuxent High School. I currently serve as Vice President of the Calvert Association of Student Councils, and CEO of a startup named Millennials for Office, constantly fighting to make the student Democratic voice heard loud and clear. Read more about my background here.
I am currently running for National Chair of the Young Democrats of America High School Caucus. YDAHSC is the national high school caucus of the Young Democrats of America, an organization that allows the youth to have a voice inside of the DNC and the DNC Executive Council. Our organization gives real power to this country’s youth, allowing them not only to be the leaders of tomorrow, but to be the leaders of today. The high school caucus is important in particular because it includes a younger generation and raises the student voice, broadening the base of the party and its local lobbying power.
I am running to make a change and help rebuild our party. Over the past few years, the Democratic Party has failed young people. They disregarded our voice, only asking for our vote. I am running to change the party’s attitude towards my generation and I am running to advocate, represent, and fight for my peers at the national level. In order to further our organization, my running mate, Tamir Harper, and I plan to add regional directors, create a diverse national team, secure crucial funding, and maintain an active presence at national events. We hope to raise the profile of YDAHSC and create a strong presence of young Democrats across the country. I need your help! I am currently trying to raise funds to attend the YDA National Convention in Dallas, Texas from August 9-12. Send a Marylander to fight for Maryland’s needs. I also need to turn out the vote with the high schoolers: any high school democrat is eligible to vote online from July 24 - August 7. Please send all support to 13448 Stowaway Court, Solomons, MD 20688 or on GoFund me and email me: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Let’s show Dallas and the rest of the country what Calvert County is made out of! Thank you for your support.