The Fairfax Young Democrats (FYD) is a political organization that promotes civic engagement among young people of Fairfax County through education, leadership training, networking, and community service. Through these means, we strive to increase political participation among youth, especially those from under-represented groups.
Fairfax Young Democrats is a local chapter of the Virginia Young Democrats. As a member of the Fairfax Young Democrats, FYD members are dually enrolled as members of the Virginia Young Democrats. The Virginia Young Democrats organization is the state chapter of the Young Democrats of America. For more information about the Virginia Young Democrats, visit www.vayd.org.
As Co-President of the Fairfax Young Democrats, Paul has helped expand the influence and capacity of the organization. In addition to his leadership position with Fairfax Young Democrats, he has served on leadership teams with SCAN of Northern Virginia, Fairfax County Democratic Committee, and Fairfax County Government. In addition to his responsibilities to his local chapter, Paul serves as the Public Affairs Director for the Virginia Young Democrats organization. Paul earned a Bachelors of Political Science from James Madison University and a graduate certificate in Local Government Management from Virginia Tech.
A resident of Fairfax County and a product of Fairfax County Schools, Dan has spent many years organizing within the community. His passion and energy to bring people together around issues are unmatched. A veteran campaign volunteer, Dan has been engaged in multiple field operations throughout Northern Virginia. Dan previously served as secretary for the Fairfax Young Democrats.
Bo Cherif is a Fairfax County resident living in the Dranesville District. He works in the health care sector and has served as a longtime community activist. In addition to his work with FYD, Bo serves as Northern Region Chair for the Virginia Young Democrats and a member of the 10th Congressional District Democratic Committee.
Izzy lives in Reston and is a lifelong Virginia resident. She previously served as Vice-Chair of the City of Fairfax Democratic Committee. She grew up in Fairfax City, attended Fairfax High School, and completed her bachelors degree in government and international politics at George Mason University while an active member of the college democrats chapter. Izzy completed a paralegal certificate at Georgetown University and now works as the paralegal for the American Humanist Association's legal center in the Dupont Circle area. Her work centers on upholding the principle of separation of church and state. Izzy is also a proud birder and lover of classic rock.
Denver Supinger serves as the Fairfax Young Democrat's Political Director. Denver is a resident of Reston and the Hunter Mill District Democratic Committee Co-Chair. She is a public servant and Democrat who is dedicated to moving the party forward while ensuring that the party and party efforts are inclusive and accessible. She is interested in ensuring that the actions our government takes, today, ensures the stability, safety, and security of tomorrow. She is an advocate for young professionals in the area and works to uplifting the voices of younger generations.
Andrew Scalise is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), college accounting adjunct faculty, and a senior manager with a local public accounting firm as an auditor and consultant for small and mid-size privately held businesses and not-for-profit entities.
Andrew graduated summa cum laude from American University in 2009, where he also serves as an adjunct professor of accounting and IT. A newer member of FCDC, Andrew has been active in the National Affairs Committee, the Resolutions Committee of the 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee, and Springfield Precinct Operations. Andrew currently serves as deputy treasurer of Fairfax County Democratic Committee.