Lorcan Murphy, President


Lorcan Murphy is a Utah native; growing up in Herriman, then abroad in Ireland for high school and college, where he earned a Bachelor's in Sociology and Social Policy. He works helping Utah's chronically homeless stay housed, and has also done some nifty campaign management work.

He believes politics, healthcare, feminism, and cat ownership really are for everyone.

Audrey Gallegos, Vice-President

Ryan LaRe, Secretary

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Ryan LaRe, 21, is currently a student at Westminster college studying Political Science and Gender Studies. Previously, Ryan worked for the Utah Democratic Party for the 4th Congressional Coordinated Campaign. Ryan is also a latte sipping, political correct liberal. Ask them about their radical feminist agenda.

Sasha Luks-Morgan, Treasurer

Brad Townley, National Committeeman

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Brad is a University of Utah alumnus who studied Political Science and Economics. Our resident pedant, he also serves as our state party Parliamentarian. He has previously served as the Political Director for the Salt Lake County Young Democrats, as a board member for the Utah Stonewall Democrats, and as a member of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party Executive Committee.

Nikki Cunard, National Committeewoman

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The daughter of a social worker and an American Sign Language interpreter, Nikki Cunard moved to Utah when she was 8 years old, and grew up right here in Sandy, Utah. After moving away for college, Nikki came home to Sandy once she had started her own family. 

Nikki studied Early Childhood Education at Santa Barbara City College. It was then that she discovered her passion for advocating for the health, safety and quality education for all children. Nikki is currently the President of the Board of Directors for Safe Kids Utah. The focus of her work there is preventing avoidable childhood injuries. She is also the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Young Democrats of America.

When she isn’t spending time with her boys, or working hard to serve her community, Nikki trains in mixed martial arts specializing in Muay Thai.


Kason Kendall, College Democrats of Utah Chair

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Kason got involved in politics through internships at Weber State University. These internships gave him the desire to get involved and provided him with great experiences. He's enjoyed all of the great people that he has been able to meet in YDU.

Justice Forshee, College Democrats of Utah Vice-Chair

Jana Richardson, Young Professionals Vice-Chair

Nick Jacobs, Events Coordinator