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Meet the Staff

Belinda Biafore

Belinda Biafore

State Chair

“In the heart and soul of every Democrat in West Virginia is a fighter for our hardworking families, our children, our seniors, our veterans and our future. We are the Party of hard work and at times, we are the Party of the underdog. We know how to fight for what we believe in to ensure that we do not close the door on any West Virginian that needs a little help. We, as Democrats, are up against a majority that puts out-of-state interest groups over hardworking West Virginians and it is our duty to lead the fight on behalf of the individuals that have built this state and the generations to come that will be the future of this state. As Democrats, we stand for the people of West Virginia and that is what we will fight for every single day. We ask that you join Democrats and help us move West Virginia forward.”

Belinda Biafore was elected Chair in June 2016 to a four year term. She previously served as Chair since February 2015. Biafore has worked officially for Democrats in the state for over 30 years, serving as the party’s vice-chair since 2004.

Rod Snyder

Rod Snyder

Vice Chair

Rod Snyder brings more than fifteen years of leadership in the Democratic Party. He served as president of the West Virginia Young Democrats from 2007 – 2009 and president of the Young Democrats of America from 2010 – 2013. He is the only YDA national president in history to be elected and reelected unanimously. From 2010 – 2013, his position with YDA afforded him a seat on the executive committee of the Democratic National Committee and on the board of the American Council of Young Political Leaders. He has made appearances on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, CBS News and C-SPAN to offer political analysis and has traveled to Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe to speak on the role of young people in American democracy. He resides on his family’s farm in Jefferson County.

Andrew Byrd

Andrew Byrd

2nd Vice-Chair

Curt Zickafoose

Curt Zickafoose

Executive Director

Bridget McGuire

Bridget McGuire

Deputy Director

Brittni McGuire

Brittni McGuire

Communications Director

George Capel

George Capel

Political Director

Jerry Brookover

Treasurer

Kelly Palmer

Secretary

Elaine Harris

National Committeewoman

Pat Maroney

National Committeeman

P.O. Box 11926
Charleston, WV 25339

(304) 342-8121

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