Tori Taylor, National President of the College Democrats of America
Tori Taylor is the National President of College Democrats of America.
A recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Political Science, Tori has been involved in Democratic politics on a local, state, and national level. She got her start in politics working on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008 when she was 18 years old. She moved on to work on numerous political campaigns on the local, state, and national level in positions ranging from field management, fundraising, and communications.
Democratic organizations like College Democrats have played a large role in Tori’s political experiences over the past few years. She served as President of the UNC Charlotte College Democrats and President of the College Democrats of North Carolina before being unanimously elected National Council Chair for College Democrats of America in June 2011. Her accomplishments within College Democrats include organizing the first ever Historically Black College and University Leadership Conference for students in North and South Carolina, writing and implementing ambitious student field plans for the 2010 midterm elections, chairing the 2010 CDA National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and accepting the 2011 CDA State Federation of the Year Award on behalf of the College Democrats of North Carolina. Tori was also awarded 2011 Mecklenburg County Young Democrat of the Year and 2012 North Carolina Outstanding Young Democrat for her contributions to Democratic Party organizing in North Carolina.
Outside of College Democrats, Tori served on the North Carolina Democratic Party Executive Council, State Executive Committee, and 2012 DNC Delegate Selection Committee. After completing an internship with United States Senator Kay Hagan, she was appointed Interim Executive Director of the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party, the largest county party in North Carolina encompassing the Charlotte area. She went on to finish the 2011 election cycle and 2012 primary election working for a DC-based political consulting firm doing political research and working part time at a Raleigh, N.C.-based fundraising firm. Most recently, Tori served on the Public Engagement team for the Democratic National Convention Committee, tasked with all of the youth outreach and engagement for the Democratic National Convention. She is currently taking the fall semester off to work full-time as a GOTV Regional Director for Obama for America – Ohio and plans to attend graduate school in the spring of 2013.
Tori serves on the Democratic National Committee, DNC Executive Committee, and on the DNC Youth Council.
Outside of politics, Tori enjoys art, spending time with her dog Eleanor Roosevelt (Ellie), and being with her family.