Chair: Zach King
Zachary was born and raised in the city of Rochester to an Italian-American mother and Jamaican/African American father. He attended Bishop Kearney High School and went to Colgate University, where he majored in political science.
He has served as Field Director for Louise Slaughter and Joe Morelle, building an organization that knocked on over 150,000 doors and made more than a half-million phone calls, while also leading coordinated efforts with Democratic campaigns across Monroe County.
Most recently, Zach has served as Finger Lakes Regional Representative for Governor Cuomo working with various public officials from the local, state, and federal levels, connecting constituents to government services across five counties. Whether helping protect homes and businesses during the Lake Ontario flooding or helping protect our most vulnerable citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic, his service has further cemented his belief in the need for efficient, communicative leadership from our elected officials.
Executive Vice-Chair: Stephen DeVay
Born in Monroe County, Stephen DeVay grew up in Hilton, N.Y. He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating with a B.S. in Software Engineering. Drawn to the City of Rochester, Stephen started his career here, and settled down in the 23rd Legislative District, living just off Monroe Ave for over 6 years now.
First appointed to the 23rd Democratic Committee in 2017, Stephen became Leader of the 23rd in 2018. Within this role, he served as an outspoken member of the MCDC Executive Committee and has also joined the StratCom sub-committee of MCDC.
Combining his technology background, with his digital advertising experience and political knowledge, Stephen co-founded Tuesday Digital LLC, a Digital Marketing Agency specializing in political advertising.
Secretary: Ebony Dukes
Ebony Dukes is a native of Monroe County and was raised in the Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, the oldest African-American church in Rochester and Monroe County, which played a pivotal role in her early development. Ebony resides in the 27th Legislative District. In 2019, she ran as the anti-establishment candidate to represent her district in the Monroe County Legislature and in 2020 was selected to be a delegate for Bernie Sanders’ Presidential campaign.
Ebony was appointed as a Democratic Committee member in 2016 and has worked for the betterment of Rochester throughout her life.
After graduating from Rush Henrietta High School, she attended Canisius College, where she studied Biopsychology and went on to earn her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Keuka College.
Ebony has worked in the Human Services/Not-For-Profit sector since 1998.
Treasurer: Beatriz LeBron
Beatriz was born and raised in the Bronx and considers herself a true New Yo-Rican (New York Puerto Rican).
Beatriz holds an Associate’s degree in liberal arts from MCC, a Bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College in Communications and Economics, and is currently completing a certificate in Finance and Budgets at Georgetown University.
She is a graduate of the Latino Leadership Development Program through United Way as well as The Latino Alliance Political Academy.
She currently works for Common Ground Health as the PlayROCS Project Coordinator. She is also an elected Commissioner of the Rochester City School Board and in January 2020 became the Finance Chair. In 2016 she became the leader of LD 25 until 2018.
Office Manager/Intern Coordinator: Avi Presberg
Avraham was born in the Highland Park neighborhood and grew up in the City of Rochester. After graduating from School of the Arts in 2016 and interning for MCDC in 2015, he spent a year in Israel attending the Rothberg International School, volunteering as an EMT, and doing construction projects to restore and beautify historic neighborhoods in Yerucham.
Avi then attended American University in Washington D.C. where he studied Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government. Attending school in D.C. allowed him to spend a semester interning in Senator Gillibrand’s office and another semester with Congressman Morelle. After graduating into the pandemic in May of 2020, Avi returned to Rochester to be closer to his parents and grandparents. He worked for the Census Bureau helping count many parts of our community throughout Rochester until joining the MCDC team in October.
Avi is passionate about public service, government access, and accountability, and bringing our bureaucracies into the 21st century. He is excited to take your calls, answer your questions, and see you when you come by the office!
Communications Director: Mare Millow
Mare is a lifelong Monroe County resident and an alumna of St. John Fisher College, where she earned her B.A. in Communications/Journalism, with a concentration in Marketing. She has extensive communications experience, primarily with non-profit organizations. She joined MCDC from Rochester Regional Health, and has worked at Rochester Museum & Science Center, Nazareth College, Delaware North/Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, and Geva Theatre Center. She has also run her own consultancy for the past 20+ years, providing a full range of communications strategy and services to local organizations in a variety of sectors, including arts and entertainment, education, health and human services, and tourism.
A lifelong progressive, Mare is passionate about the Democratic promises of equality, opportunity, human rights, and political participation.
Field Director: Noah Hubbel
Field Organizer: Taylor Elliot
Field Organizer: Nayeliz Santiago
Nayeliz was born in the city of Rochester to Latino public servants. She graduated from Penfield High School. She is currently at the State University of New York at Albany studying political science with a minor in emergency preparedness, homeland security, and cybersecurity.
Nayeliz believes in the American dream and believes in everyone having an equal opportunity to live a happy, healthy, and successful life.
New York State Democratic Committee Members
|AD 133||Sara Spezzano||AD133||Michael Slade|
|AD 134||Henrietta Herriott||AD134||Phil Fedele|
|AD 135||Julie Mitchell||AD135||Patrick Domoratz|
|AD 136||Elaine Leshnower||AD 136||Hon. David Seeley|
|AD 137||Vivica Smith||AD 137||Hon. Ernest Flagler|
|AD 138||Hon. Lovely Warren||AD 138||Hon. Josh Bauroth|
|AD 139||Hon. Annie Crane||AD 139||Steve Klafehn|