EDISON, N.J. — The Middlesex County Young Democrats (MCYD) elected their new executive board this week. The newly elected board is committed to the organization’s priorities to “Recruit, Empower, and Engage”.

The committee elected the following Board Members:

  • Stephan Lally (Woodbridge), President
  • Krishna Martes (Woodbridge), Executive Vice President
  • Antonio Lombardi (Woodbridge), Vice President of Fundraising
  • Stephanie Pabon (Old Bridge), Vice President of Engagement
  • Jack Barnes (New Brunswick), Treasurer
  • Stephen Dalina (Monroe), Secretary


“As a former young Democrat myself, I know firsthand the importance of this organization and empowering emerging leaders at the Middlesex County Democratic Organization,” said Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin P. McCabe. “Gail is an incredible leader, and she has made the Middlesex Young Dems a standard bearer across the state for including young voices in the political process. I have no doubt Stephan and this new executive board will continue to build on the organization’s past success and help build the bench for future generations.”


Following the election, appointments were made for the following Board Members:

  • Kristina Sternesky (Woodbridge), Communications Director
  • Tim Awojobi (North Brunswick), Black Caucus Chair
  • Joseph Johnson (New Brunswick), Policy Caucus Chair
  • Saketa Chadalavada (Edison), Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus Chair
  • Deborah Braga (Metuchen), Social/Events Chair
  • Verne Whitlock (East Brunswick), Volunteer Caucus Chair
  • Rachel Cohen (East Brunswick), Strategic Advisor
  • Dan Harris (Woodbridge), MCYD Executive Board Member
  • Gail Lalla (Edison), President Emeritus


“The New Executive Board is a proud reflection of the diversity and talent that we have all across Middlesex County,” said Iris Delgado, MCDO Executive Director. “This year will be a critical year for New Jersey, and I am excited to work with this new team to train the next generation of leaders in Middlesex County.”

The MCYD is built on the core pillars of justice, equality, diversity, and the promotion of fellowship and cooperation with one another. The organization looks forward to continuing its previous success while looking ahead to the future.

“I am eagerly looking forward to building upon the solid foundation left behind by our previous Young Democrats President, Gail Lalla,” said MCYD newly elected President Stephan Lally.  “This year we have our work cut out for us as we engage young Democrats and voters throughout Middlesex County to support our dynamic candidates running at the state, county, and local levels. Off-year elections can make a big impact on families and future local investments, and our board is excited to take on this challenge in such a critical year.”

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