Our Purpose

The purpose of the YDG is to stimulate in the youth of Georgia an active interest in governmental affairs; to increase the efficiency of popular government; to foster and perpetuate the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party; to recruit the most promising material for leadership; to encourage statesmanship; to aid the Democratic Party; to provide through its administration the highest degree of justice and social welfare; and to serve as a voice for young people within the Democratic Party.

Past Presidents

  • R. J. Reynolds Jr.. (1935)
  • Robert Fellows (1944)
  • Jim Evitt Jr. (1945)
  • Ivan Allen Jr. (1950s?)
  • Garland Byrd (1952)
  • James B. “Jim” Pilcher (1950s)
  • Carl Barrett (1959)
  • Charles J. “Chuck” Driebe (1960s?)
  • A.W. Wood (1958)
  • Waymon Scott Wright (1968, first Black president)
  • Tim Bentley (1970s)
  • Herb McCall (1978)
  • Stephen B. Beaton (1985)
  • Steve Henson (1986)
  • Byron Looper (1988, 1989)
  • Wendy Davis (1993-1994)
  • Chris Clark (1995)
  • Scott Butler (2000)
  • Stacey Godfrey (2002)
  • Billy Joyner (2004-2005)
  • Jason Cecil (2006-2007)
  • Jane Bradshaw (2007-2011)
  • Louis Elrod (2011-2013)
  • Steve Golden (2013-2014)
  • Corey T. Boone (2014-2015)
  • Richard McDaniel (2015)
  • Sarah Z. Beeson (2015-2017)
  • Luke Boggs (2017-2019)
  • Rachel Paule (2019-)