Young Democrats of America Taps Christine Pelosi as Temporary Chief

Posted December 17, 2010 at 3:40pm

Christine Pelosi was named interim executive director of the Young Democrats of America on Friday.

In announcing the move, the group cited Pelosi’s experience as a grass-roots leader. Pelosi, the daughter of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), is a member of the Democratic National Committee, a former executive director of the California Democratic Party and author of “Campaign Boot Camp: Basic Training for Future Leaders.”

“It’s vitally important that we build our bench of progressive leaders who are the hope of our Party and the future of our country,” Christine Pelosi said in a statement released by the YDA. “We plan to hit the ground running with a fifty state strategy of YDA boot camps for Young Democrats to ensure they have the tools and resources necessary to make a difference in their communities.”

Christine Pelosi is coming on to help rebuild the group from the ground up, YDA spokeswoman Amanda Stanley told Roll Call. The executive director position has been vacant for a while, and in her role as interim leader, Christine Pelosi will help identify full-time candidates for the position.