The 2020-2022 Executive Board was elected on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 and took office January 1, 2022.

For more information, please contact the appropriate member below:


Michael

Michael DeLong – President
michaeldelong94@gmail.com

Michael DeLong grew up in California, went to a small liberal arts college in Oregon, and moved to Montgomery County in 2015. From 2013-2015 he worked to reduce gun violence and ran a successful campaign for County Commissioner. In 2017, Michael helped organize the successful consumer opposition to harmful health insurance mergers, and in 2017 and 2018 he also worked for Maryland State Delegates Ariana Kelly and Marc Korman. Currently he works for a consumer advocacy organization. Michael also volunteers for numerous advocacy groups, and in his spare time he likes American history, jogging, and cooking various dishes from all over the world. As President, he is working to grow and strengthen the Montgomery County Young Democrats in every part of the county.

 


Teresa

Teresa Woorman – Vice-President

Teresa is an immigrant from Mexico and grew up in Montgomery County. She has been working in Maryland politics ever since graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has served as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director in the Maryland House of Delegates for 7 years. Teresa has extensive campaign experience throughout the State of Maryland for local and statewide candidates. She is currently Campaign Manager for a Montgomery County Executive race, and a resident of Kensington.      

 


Michael

Steven Cenname – Secretary
secretary@mcyd.org

Steven Cenname is a lifelong resident of Rockville, Maryland (D19) and currently works as a government affairs and policy analyst for The American Association of Colleges of Nursing where he works on issues like health care and the DREAM Act. He is also the current secretary for the District 19 Democratic Club. Before his time at AACN, he worked on the staff for Del. Maricé Morales, where he worked on a bill to combat the over-medicating of students with ADHD, which passed unanimously in both houses. He also worked as a legislative affairs consultant for a mental health nonprofit in Towson and as a state policy fellow for The Arc Baltimore. In college, he was president of the Salisbury University College Democrats, and collaborated with other chapter presidents to revive the state chapter. He received his Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University and his dual-BA in political science and environmental studies from Salisbury University.


KathleenKathleen Bender – Political Advocacy Director

Kathleen Bender was born in China and was adopted when she was one year old. After attending high school at Sandy Spring Friends School in Montgomery County, she went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Kathleen credits Congressman Jamie Raskin for her interest in state politics, as her first political internship was with his Democracy Summer program back in 2016. Since then, Kathleen was an intern in Majority Whip Steny Hoyer’s district office, an intern with the Center for American Progress’ K-12 Education team, an intern with the Maryland General Assembly, and a Field Organizer for Montgomery County Council At-Large candidate Hans Riemer. Kathleen currently serves as the Chief of Staff for Maryland State Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins (District 20 – Montgomery County), where she interacts directly with constituents and works behind the scenes on legislation, including: Promoting education for incarcerated individuals, ending the racial disparities seen in maternal mortality rates, creating a trauma-informed approach in schools, and protecting tenants from being unfairly evicted.


Margie Delao – Communications Director 

margie.c.delao@gmail.com

Margie immigrated from Honduras with her family in 1997 aCB2884B2-FA50-4004-BC0D-DF48C4E793F4t the age of 2 and ever since has resided in Maryland. Growing up in Montgomery County, she developed her passion for public service from her experiences working as a mentor for the City of Rockville Mentor Program. She attended Washington College where she pursued a degree in Political Science and Hispanic Studies. During her time at Washington College, Margie was the Vice President of the Dia de Día de Fútbol literacy planning committee, the Secretary of the WAC Maryland Student Legislature, and the Director of Programming of the WAC Panhellenic Conference. She also interned for the C.V. Starr Center for American History as an Oral History Intern and for Delegate Bonnie Cullison as a Legislative Intern during the 2017 legislative session. Margie currently works as a Project Manager at a translation company where she leverages her love of languages, passion for community development, and Spanish proficiency to coordinate translation resources for nonprofits, schools, government departments, and organizations across the state and nationally.


Matthew Klein – Programs Director 

matthewklein31@gmail.com

“Matthew Klein is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County. He first got involved in politics in 2014, when he volunteered on Doug Duncan’s county executive campaign. In the years since, he has interned for political figures in and out of Maryland, including Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer, Georgia State Senator Elena Parent, and on Carolyn Bourdeaux’s 2020 congressional campaign. Since graduating from Emory University in 2021, he has been a communications fellow at Fair Fight Action, one of the nation’s leading voting rights organizations. His passion for free and fair elections drives his work with the Democratic Party. He currently lives in Rockville and plans to begin a Masters program at Georgetown University starting in August 2022.