This organization is open to King County residents under the age of 36 who declare themselves to be a Democrat. We aim to stimulate an active interest in governmental affairs and help young voters influence elections. We only endorse candidates who uphold the progressive social and economic policies our county values.
KCYD Meetings use Robert’s Rules of Order. Find an easy cheat sheet here.
Chair: Yuan Tao
Yuan Tao was the Communications Director for the King County Young Democrats before being elected as Chair in 2021. She is also currently the 2nd Vice Chair for the 37th LD Democrats. In every position, her passion has been making politics as accessible and easy to understand as possible for your average non-political person. Currently, she works as a data analyst at Harborview Medical Center.
Vice Chair: Dan Tran
Dan Tran was born in the great state capital of Olympia and lived in the Puget Sound all his life. A proud UW alum, he was active in advocating on a range of student issues including campus accessibility, housing affordability, and public transportation. Since then, he has been involved in numerous political organizations, including the 48th District Democrats and as KCYD’s representative to the King County Democrats Central Committee last year. He hopes to be able to engage with many young voters to become passionate about civic engagement. Dan currently works as a software development engineer at Microsoft as part of its Linux Systems Group. Other than politics, Dan enjoys reading, playing video games, and playing the clarinet which he has played since 5th grade!
Treasurer: Ryan Krumbholz
Ryan first moved to Seattle in 2016 and attended Seattle Central College before transferring to New York University. Last year he made his return to King County and now works as a software engineer at Amazon. He began his journey into politics working with the local Democratic Party and campaigns in Southern Idaho. He’s passionate about making society more equitable through increasing accessibility to affordable housing, education, healthcare, and public transportation. Outside of work and politics, Ryan enjoys various sports, Beat Saber, and making music.
Communications Director: Matthew Wieck
Matthew is currently an undergraduate student from Bellevue who’s lived in King County his whole life. He has worked on and managed a variety of progressive campaigns on the local level in Seattle and serves as a KCDCC alternative for the 41st District Democrats. Above all else, he believes it is always the Mariners year, and despite not knowing what icing is, yet, he is already a Kraken fan for life.
Legislative Director: Amina Abdula
Amina Abdalla has been living in Washington state since her family sought refuge in 2004. She attended Penn State University and graduated with a degree in African Studies and Political Science. Prior to joining King County Young Democrats, she worked as a campaign manager for Renton City Councilmember Kim Khanh Van. In addition to being the Legislative Director for KCYD, she is also the Deputy Executive Director for the Somali Bantu Community in Kent WA, Community Engagement Organizer for Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle and 2022 Emerge WA cohort.
Political Director: Matthew Lang
At-Large Director East: Rachid Erekaini
Rachid is serving his first term on the KCYD Executive Board and is thrilled to help build bridges between our organization and local party orgs and candidates on the Eastside. Prior to KCYD, Rachid also served on the Executive Board of the 48th District Democrats and ran field strategy for local progressive campaigns in Redmond. A proud graduate of LWSD public schools and George Washington University in DC, Rachid spent his early career working in politics and policy, interning in Governor Inslee’s Office and working as a Session Aide in the State Senate in Olympia. Currently, he works in product operations for Meta in Seattle.