OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, the executive board is the backbone of Mizzou College Democrats. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Meet the Executive Board for the 2021-2022 academic year!
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Jeffrey Bittle is a senior from Cape Girardeau, Missouri studying political science and communication here at Mizzou. Among other issues, he feels most passionately about environmental justice, single-payer healthcare, the right to unionize, and anti-corruption measures. Jeffrey’s hobbies include biking, enjoying nature, and experiencing new people and places. He especially loves visiting state parks and walking along the Mississippi River. Someday, he’d love to run for public office, but he doesn’t quite know what his life will look like in the meantime. Aside from being President of the Mizzou chapter, Jeffrey is the President of the College Democrats of Missouri, and he enjoys volunteering for progressive candidates and causes whenever possible.
Della Rodenbaugh is a sophomore from Hannibal, MO majoring in English and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and minoring in History. Outside of Mizzou Democrats she enjoys reading, music, and napping. She is enthusiastic about women’s rights, public education, and rural issues. After graduation Della plans to travel and attend graduate school.
Dylan Britton is a freshman studying Political Science, Sociology & American Constitutional Democracy with an emphasis in Law & Institutions. From St. Clair, Missouri, he has experienced the full range of Missouri’s political beliefs and believes in Public Service over Politics. Other than being a strong advocate for bi-partisanship, Dylan is passionate about promoting civic involvement, establishing automatic voter registration, strengthening public education, and ensuring accessibility and accountability among all levels of our government. Dylan plans to attend graduate schools to earn his law degree and a Masters in Public Administration, hoping to serve in the Missouri General Assembly.
Colby Thornton is from St. Joseph, MO. He is a Business major with an emphasis in Finance and a minor in Political Science. He hopes to one day be on the Supreme Court so law school is in the near future. He enjoys dancing (very poorly), singing (also very poorly), and making people laugh (he thinks he’s good at this). On campus Colby is a Writing Center Tutor, an Involvement Ambassador, and will be serving as a Summer Welcome Leader. Colby is passionate about criminal justice, education, and voting reform.
Luke Swezy is a junior majoring in Strategic Communication with a minor in Film Studies. Outside of Mizzou Democrats, Luke is a trivia game enthusiast and enjoys hanging with friends. He is passionate about fighting for Medicare for All, electoral reform, and the improvement of public education.
CHIEF OF STAFF
This Could Be You!
Want to be a member of the Executive Board, and believe you have what it takes to be the next Mizzou Democrats Chief of Staff? Stay on the lookout for Appointed Position Applications coming Fall 2021!
POLICY, LEGISLATIVE & CAMPAIGN CHAIR
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Want to be a member of the Executive Board, and believe you have what it takes to be the next Mizzou Democrats Policy, Legislative & Campaign Chair? Stay on the lookout for Appointed Position Applications coming Fall 2021!
This Could Be You!
Want to be a member of the Executive Board, and believe you have what it takes to be the next Mizzou Democrats Campus Coordinator? Stay on the lookout for Appointed Position Applications coming Fall 2021!