Welcome to the Bexar County Young Democrats. Our mission is to get young people involved and turn them into life long Democrats. We do this by recruiting new members, informing the youth and taking part in the political process. Young democrats take part in all aspects of this game called politics. You will find us engaged in grassroots activism, campaigning reaching out to allies on our side of the political aisle, and giving back to the community.
As you can tell we work hard. We play hard too. Come out to one of our social functions and you will have a great time. You will meet new interesting people. By the nature of being a Democratic club our membership is very diverse. I’m not just talking demographics either. Our members are staffers for elected officials, young professionals, students attaining various levels of higher education, and working class families.
Monique Pfullmann President
Monique Pfullmann has been a member since 2012. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from The University of Texas and a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary's School of Law. She is an active attorney who is politically involved in the education, safety, and welfare of our children.
John Shanks Vice President
John Shanks has been a member of BCYD since 2011. He is an entrepreneur that holds a Bachelors in Economics & Political Science. Politically, he is active in Human Rights issues.
MaryEllen Veliz Secretary
Mary Ellen Veliz has been a member since early 2012. She is in pursuit of her Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and is politically active with higher education issues, and their rising costs.
Andrew Skemp Treasurer
Andrew Skemp has been a member of BCYD since early 2012. He attended St. Mary's University School of Law where he attained his Juris Doctorate. He is now a practicing attorney.
Dante Small Fundraising Chair
Dante Small has been a member of BCYD since 2009. He holds a Bachelor's of Art in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a Political Consultant that is concerned with Youth Issues.
Fernando Garcia Communications Chair
Fernando has been a member of BCYD since late 2011. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration CIS, and is politically involved in all educational issues facing both the higher education spectrum, as well as the K-12 spectrum of the debate.