top of page

WHO WE ARE

The United Democratic Club is an inclusive and progressive group of Democrats who believe that everyone should have a place in San Francisco. Our goal is to empower people citywide to drive change by educating, organizing, and building a bench of democratic leaders in San Francisco by cultivating and nurturing grassroots activists.

We work towards this goal by partnering with other clubs, organizations, and elected officials; advocating for pragmatic solutions to our city's needs; and making our programs and events accessible and open to all San Franciscans.

Board Members

Chasel Lee.jpg
Chasel Lee, President

Chasel Lee

President

Born and raised in San Francisco, Chasel's first political experience was a City Hall internship in 2009. An attorney who grew up in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley, he understands the impacts that laws and politics have on disenfranchised communities. Chasel brings these lexperiences to his advocacy for better leaders, better policies, and a better city for all San Franciscans.

About Chasel

UDC Headshot.jpg
Rucha Tatke
VP, Political Engagement

Rucha Tatke

Vice President, Political Engagement
 

Rucha emigrated from Singapore to study at UC Berkeley nearly 15 years ago and has been proud to call San Francisco home for the past decade. Her interest in local politics and civic engagement began with an internship at the San Francisco Public Defender. While criminal justice continues to anchor her interests, Rucha strives to be involved in her community with a goal of keeping San Francisco at the forefront of human-centered innovation and progress. 

About Rucha

Olga Zubashko.jpg
Olga Zubashko
VP, Member Engagement

Olga Zubashko

Vice President, Member Engagement

Originally from Ukraine, Olga made San Francisco her home 6 years ago. Olga is passionate about doing the work to make San Francisco a thriving and equitable place for all its residents. Olga hosts Noe Valley community clean ups once per month, and she enjoys volunteering to get great Democratic candidates elected to office -- locally and nationally. Outside of the club, Olga enjoys working out and spending leisurely Sundays at Fort Funston with her dog & her husband.

About Olga

logo_final_RGB.jpg

Chelsea Waite

Vice President, Communications

Chelsea Waite
VP, Communications

About Chelsea

logo_final_RGB.jpg

Kenneth Russell

Vice President, Events

Kenneth Russell
VP, Events

About Kenneth

Mike Chen.png

Mike Chen

Vice President, Internal Operations

Mike has lived in Cincinnati, northwestern Connecticut, Philadelphia, and Boston before moving to San Francisco in 2014. He got involved in local politics by volunteering for Scott Wiener's State Senate campaign in 2016 and through the pro-housing group YIMBY Action. Mike is an advocate for abundant housing, efficient transportation, and good government. He is an elected member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC). 

Mike Chen
VP, Internal Operations

About Mike

Derek_edited.jpg
Derek Lee
VP, Finance

Derek Lee

Vice President, Finance

Derek is a fifth generation San Franciscan with a decade of experience working in San Francisco politics. He has a passion for local politics and working to make the City a better place. Derek works in the field of campaign treasury and compliance, and brings his professional skills to his role with the club.

About Derek

President's Committee

 

Immediate Past President

Bobak Esfandiari

Internal Communications Director

Nelson Zhao

Policy and Procedures Director

Derek Remski

Special Projects Directors

Louise Fischer

Kayleigh Lloyd

Corey Smith

Nancy Tung

Finance

 

Compliance Director

Andrew Sinn

Fundraising Events Director

Cynthia Chou

Political Engagement

Field Operations Director

Veronica Lempert

Field Operations Coordinators

Kyle Politz

Jake Price

Liaison to the Board of Supervisors

Mick Del Rosario

Local Political Affairs Liaison

Lily Ho

Communications

 

Creative Content Director

Tom Poston

Social Media Director

Stephanie Warshaw Harms

Membership Engagement

 

​Membership Renewals Director

Lanier Coles


Partnerships Director

Dawn Dzurilla


Youth Membership Director

Ewan Barker Plummer

 

Events

 

Political Education Director

Michael Santos

Venue Director

Abby Fay

bottom of page