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ABOUT

University Democrats was first registered at the University of Texas at Austin as a student organization in 1953. Since then, we have been committed to promoting progressive values, electing Democratic candidates, and turning Texas blue. You may also know us as Young Democrats and UT Democrats.

 

Our leadership team, UDLC (University Democrats Leadership Committee), is elected every semester to best serve the interests of our growing organization. As we enter a busy midterm season, UDLC is excited to get students engaged in local politics and voting like never before. 

TEAM
Joe Cascino

PRESIDENT

 

 

Remy Ellison

VICE PRESIDENT

 

Remy Ellison is a sophomore majoring in psychology at UT Austin and is aspiring to become a forensic psychologist. Originally from Corpus Christi, she enjoys everything outdoors, especially running, hiking, and surfing. Remy is particularly passionate about criminal justice reform, women’s reproductive rights, and immigration.

Hector Mendez

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Hector Mendez is a sophomore at UT studying Government. He is a native of San Antonio who has a distinct passion for Gun Legislation issues and is also a member of March For Our Lives. When he's not doing activism work, he's usually studying Star Wars lore, while improving on his graphic design skills. 

Grant Durow

SECRETARY

 

Grant Durow is a sophomore studying Government and Plan II Honors at UT. Grant grew up in Lucas, Tx and North Carolina and he enjoys cooking, reading (particularly Historical Fiction political biographies), watching Netflix (particularly Derry Girls), having long conversations with friends, listen to music(especially the 90's) and trying new restaurants to eat. 

Izzy Cadena

CAMPUS DIRECTOR

Isabella Cadena is a sophomore who is studying Classical Archaeology from El Paso, TX. You can catch her translating either ancient Greek or Latin. Her political passions includes Women's Rights, LGBTQ rights and Immigration Reforms. 

 

 

Arabella Cadena

TREASURER

Arabella Cadena is a sophomore studying International Relations and Global Studies at UT. Ara grew up in El Paso, TX and enjoys to read, hike, and take naps. Her political passions include immigration reform, wealth equality, and women's reproductive rights. 

 

Cesar Martinez

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR

Cesar Martinez is a sophomore who is studying Government from Fort Worth, TX. His political passions include Immigration, Gun Control, and Fighting Trump's Agenda. On his downtime, he watches the show FRIENDS, plays video games (FIFA, Madden, NBA 2K), plays soccer and loves British YouTube. (especially The Sidemen)

Blake Beatty

COMMUNITY DIRECTOR

Blake Beatty is a Junior who grew up in Granbury, TX, and majoring in Government. He believes in fighting for equality for all, and focuses on immigration and education reform. On his down time, he enjoys to go hiking at the Greenbelt, go thrift-shopping on South Congress, and rewatch  Always Sunny for the 46th time.  

 

 

Alex Meed

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Alex Meed is a Grad student who was raised in Pflugerville, TX and is majoring in Public Affairs. He is passionate about Electoral and legislative politics; state and local government; and tech policies. On his down time, he loves to play video and board games; write tiny computer programs; and read Robert's Rules of Order cover to cover. 

 

 

Zachary Henry

HISTORIAN

Zachary is in his junior year studying Radio Television and film from Frisco, Texas. He pushes for an agenda that advocates for not only basic human rights but human dignity and satisfaction. On his downtime he is an artist that loves to draw, paint and do photograph. He also loves to hike and hang out with friends. 

 

Zachary Hicks

WEBMASTER

Zach is a sophomore majoring in Government and Philosophy. His hometown is Austin, TX and is passionate about gun laws, the criminal justice system. On his down time, he loves to watch/play football games; read thriller and drama; and loves playing video games. 

 

Cat McCoy

PRESIDENT EMERITUS

 

Cat is in her junior year studying Economics from Corsicana, Texas. When she's not staring longingly at pictures of Beto, you can find her watching The West Wing and stressing about PAC reports.