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National President

Taylor Barnard | National President | barnardt@collegedems.com

Tufts University

Taylor J. Barnard serves as the National President of College Democrats of America.

A native of Utah and a Boston transplant, Taylor has been an active member of College Democrats since his freshman year at Tufts University. A current senior at Tufts, Taylor is a double major in philosophy and political science with a minor in economics.

Taylor’s political interests started early when he was a member of his high school’s Mock Trial, Model UN, and debate teams. After graduating from high school, Taylor spent his time as a summer organizer in Utah with Organizing for America. He organized in Salt Lake and Weber counties to help Democrats in the 2010 midterms. After arriving at Tufts, Taylor immediately joined College Democrats where he served as a Freshman Representative and later as the President.

Taylor dedicated himself to statewide activism in Massachusetts by being appointed as Programs Director for College Democrats of Massachusetts (CDM). Taylor was then elected President of CDM. In this capacity, Taylor served on the Massachusetts Democratic Party executive committee and youth services subcommittee. Further, he led efforts to coordinate 2012 campaign outreach between colleges and universities across the Commonwealth, and coordinated with Students for Warren, Students for Joe Kennedy, and the Obama campaign on campuses around the state. Taylor successfully organized campaign invasions into swing cities in Massachusetts that brought together students from around the state to knock on doors and make phone calls for Democratic candidates.

In addition to his leadership in College Democrats Taylor has held several internships including the Massachusetts Democratic Party, the United States House of Representatives Budget Committee Democratic Staff, the Office of Governmental Affairs in the Office of Governor Deval Patrick, and most recently, in the White House Presidential Personnel Office.

Taylor is proud to have worked several part-time jobs throughout his college career including in wine retail, bussing tables, and at the Tufts Office for Campus Life. Apart from work, school, and College Democrats, Taylor enjoys reading, running, and skiing. Taylor is an Eagle Scout and involved with the Tufts Philosophy Club.