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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

Bobak Esfandiari, President

Bobak Esfandiari


Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bobak currently lives in the Richmond District. He is a former Deputy Regional Field Director for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, as well as an alumnus of Santa Clara University. When not helping out with the Club's activities Bobak volunteers his time picking up trash with Refuse Refuse SF and advocating for more housing with YIMBY Action.

About Bobak

Lia Aiavao
VP, Communications
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About Lia

Lia Aiavao

VP, Communications

As a third-generation San Franciscan, Lia strives to do everything possible to improve life for our local communities, particularly for marginalized people and future leaders of tomorrow. Lia loves to travel often, but more so enjoys spending time with her family right here in the City.

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Kristen Webb
VP, Political Engagement

Kristen Webb

VP, Political Engagement

About Kristen

VP, Events

Vacant Seat

VP, Events

The role of VP of Events is currently vacant. If you are interested in serving on the e-board in a temporary capacity until the next regular board election, email with a brief summary of your qualifications and interest in the role

About Events

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Lanier Coles
VP, Member Engagement

Lanier Coles

VP, Member Engagement

Lanier has lived in San Francisco for 20 years and she's passionate about politics. She's currently a delegate to the CA Democratic Party and a member of the Party's Business & Professional Caucus and Women's Caucus. As a mother of 3 children who were born in San Francisco, Lanier is especially invested in how our local leaders and policies will shape our city for future generations.

About Lanier

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Chasel Lee
VP, Internal Operations

Chasel Lee

VP, Internal Operations

Born and raised in San Francisco, Chasel first got involved in politics as a City Hall legislative intern over ten years ago. An attorney by profession, he has volunteered for multiple civic and political campaigns. Chasel brings his passion for political history and lived experiences in the City's southeastern neighborhoods to make the club a champion of progress in San Francisco.

About Chasel

Derek Lee
VP, Finance

Derek Lee

VP, 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

Kayleigh Lloyd

Internal Communications Director

Nelson Zhao

Policy and Procedures Director

Derek Remski

Special Projects Director

Mick Del Rosario

Special Projects Director

Joel Engardio

Special Projects Director

Lou Fischer

Special Projects Director

Corey Smith

Special Projects Director

Nancy Tung



Compliance Director

Andrew Sinn

Fundraising Director


Fundraising Deputy Director

Steve Wasserman

Political Engagement


Liaison to the Board of Education

Alex Wong

Director of National Political and Federal Affairs

Kia Kolderup-Lane

State Political Director

Dawn Dzurilla

Special Projects Director

Lily Ho

Special Projects Director

Stephanie Lehman

Special Projects Director

Lilly Rapson



Creative Content Director

Tom Poston

Email Director

Ewan Barker-Plummer

Social Media Director, Instagram

Stephanie Warshaw

Membership Engagement


Director of Membership Renewals

Thomas Ostly

Deputy Director of Membership Renewals

Gladys Soto

Director of Volunteer Events

Jordan DeAngelo

New Member Ambassador

Laurance Lee

Volunteer Appreciation Lead

Bev Talbott



Events Director

Madison Tam

Panels Director

Kenneth Russell

Venue Director

Abby Fay

Internal Operations


Data Director

Dana Beuschel

Development Director

Isabelle Malouf

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