CYD Progressives - Officers

The leaders of your Progressive Caucus


Chair -
Matthew Lewis

East Bay Young Democrats

Political Director -
Jared McCreary

Sacramento County Young Democrats

Jared McCreary originally hails from Riverside, CA, where he attended UC Riverside and was a founding board member of the Riverside County Young Democrats. He first realized himself a progressive and Berniecrat in 2010 while interning on his first campaign. Since then he was worked on over a dozen races across the State and beyond, and now resides in Sacramento where he works as a policy advocate for the elderly and disabled. He also serves as VP of training for Generation Change, working to get millenials elected across the State of California. He now calls the Sacramento County Young Democrats his home chapter.

Membership Director -
Soli Alpert

Cal Berkeley Democrats

Soli Alpert is the Political Director of Cal Dems and co-founder of the UC Berkeley Progressive Student Association.

Fundraising Director -
Liah Burnley

Liah is the Policy Advocate for Californians for Safety and Justice, a non-profit organization seeking to end wasteful prison and justice system spending, and the Racial and Social Justice Committee Chair of Organize Win Legislate, Sacramento. Liah is dedicated to organizing a wide base of young democrats that will advocate for our core progressive values.

Communications Director -
Zach Denney

Young Democrats of San Joaquin County

Secretary-Controller -
Ben Isserlis

East Bay Young Democrats

A reformed software engineer, bookkeeper, accountant, analyst and business process manager, Ben is a Fellow with the Barbara Lee for Congress campaign, a community organizer, and maintains a small consulting business on the side.

Northern Regional Director -
Johnny Villavicencio

Sacramento County Young Democrats

Political vice-chair of Organize Win Legislate- Sacramento. General Counsel of a national business league. Passionate about advancing progressive policies from city hall to the White House.

Central Regional Director -
Jeff Stoll

UC Santa Cruz College Democrats

UCSC Campus Organizer with Santa Cruz for Bernie. Founder of the UCSC Young Democratic Socialists of America. Affiliate organizer with People's Action. Jeff organizes with grassroots campaigns for housing justice, free higher education, and local office.

Southern Regional Director -
Gabriel Montoya

CSULB College Democrats
Long Beach Young Democrats

Gabriel has worked extensively with the California Clean Money Campaign in gathering support and lobbying for the recently CA Disclose Act. Gabriel's passion for campaign finance reform and getting money out of politics is matched by his strong dedication towards forming connections and making sure all individuals know their voices matter in local affairs. As Southern Regional Director, Gabriel's main goal is to connect as many passionate individuals together in order to make our progressive voice stronger than ever before!