Carrie McFadden

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Carrie McFadden was born and raised in a union household in Santa Cruz, California. Her interest in politics was cultivated during the lead up to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, during which she participated in multiple protests on her high school campus. She attended Cabrillo College and then transferred to UCLA, becoming the first person in her family to attend a four-year university. A Political Science major, she was the first transfer student to be elected President of the Bruin Democrats, and also spent her time involved in student government.

Since graduating college in 2010, Carrie has worked on various local, state, and federal campaigns throughout the state of California before moving to San Francisco in early 2015. She currently works as the Senior Political Compliance Specialist at a boutique law firm, serving as a treasurer and compliance officer for various candidate campaigns, independent expenditures, PACs, lobbyists, and non-profit organizations.

She has been an elected board member of CYD since 2010, as Secretary, Political Director, and now National Committeewoman since spring 2015. As one of California’s two representatives to the Young Democrats of America, she attends national events in order to ensure that California’s voice is heard at the national level, and that YDA resources are brought back home to the Golden State. She was appointed in late 2015 to serve as YDA Site Selection Chair, where she is tasked with reviewing bids put forth by cities and states for all YDA meetings and conventions. In her (little) free time, she enjoys pub trivia, hiking, and watching sloth videos.


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