Raffi Mercuri

CHAIRPERSON

Raffi has lived in Boulder since he arrived in 2014 to attend CU’s Graduate School of Education. Since then, he has been an active member of the Democratic party and has held leadership positions on over 10 political campaigns throughout Colorado. Before coming to Boulder, Raffi was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia where his father was stationed as a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy until he retired. In 2009, Raffi began his undergraduate education at George Mason University and later transferred to Brigham Young University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in History. Shortly after graduation, Raffi became an Americorps Vista volunteer serving the Center Consolidated School District in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. Experiencing the rich culture and deep political history of the area launched Raffi’s interest in Colorado politics, especially when it came to education. Raffi currently manages the Right to Survive Campaign in Denver, and is committed to promoting progressive issues throughout his career.

Emily Sandoval

VICE CHAIR EXTERNAL

Emily was born and raised in Boulder, attended CU Boulder and is a newly minted Longmont resident. She's passionate about addressing the climate crisis, loves Lady Gaga concerts and enjoys running, especially in cold weather. Emily is excited about the opportunity to serve as Vice Chair of the Boulder County Democratic Party. In her professional life, Emily works in local government and is motivated to provide top-notch, accessible public services and information.

Amy Weinstein

VICE CHAIR INTERNAL

coming soon

Meghan Lukens

VICE CHAIR CAPACITY

Meghan grew up in Steamboat Springs and moved to Boulder in 2011 to attend University of Colorado – Boulder majoring in History and Secondary Social Studies Education, graduating in 2015. Meghan then moved to Pristina, Kosovo where she worked as a high school social studies teacher at the American School of Kosova. During her time in Kosovo, Meghan loved learning about former Yugoslav history and traveling to a new country each weekend. Travel is one of Meghan’s favorite things to do, having traveled to 46 countries mostly in North and Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. After living in Kosovo for a year, Meghan moved back to Boulder when she got a job as a high school social studies teacher in Boulder Valley School District, where she currently is teaching AP US Government and Politics as well as Economics. Additionally, Meghan completed her Master’s Degree in Leadership in Educational Organizations with a Principal’s Licensure in 2020. Meghan joined the Boulder County Democratic Party in February 2019, where she jumped right in as the Fundraising Lead. In Meghan’s free time, she likes to ski all resorts on the Ikon Pass, mountain bike, fly fish, and hike. Good thing she lives in the most beautiful place in the world – Colorful Colorado!

Carol Teal

TREASURER

Prior to serving as BCDP Treasurer, Carol served as one of the Fundraising Team Leads for 2 years. During this time, the team implemented an online donor database to provide the infrastructure necessary for an effective fundraising program. Prior to her work with BCDP, Carol was a political fundraiser serving as Executive Director of Lillian’s List in North Carolina for ten years. The mission of this organization was to elect pro-choice Democratic women who were running for political office. It was modeled after EMILY’s List and worked closely with this national organization. In this role, Carol was responsible for filing campaign finance reports with the Board of Elections and preparing financial statements for the Board of Directors. Her other relevant experience includes working as a CPA for several public accounting firms, teaching accounting at the university level and providing seminars to non-profit boards on understanding financial statements. She also served as treasurer for candidates and elected officials in North Carolina. Carol has a master's degree in accounting. Carol is retired and lives in Longmont and loves hiking in the Colorado mountains.

Jason Sherry

SECRETARY

Jason has been doing IT infrastructure design and management professionally for 22-years, with a focus on communications & collaboration solutions. In this field, he has been a consultant, product manager, and a solutions expert for some of the largest and most complex organizations in the world. He became heavily involved in politics in November 2015, when he became the CO HD11 Captain and Data Captain for the Bernie Sanders campaign. In July 2016 he was a National Delegate for Bernie at the DNC. During this same time, he was the Data Captain for Bob Seay's campaign for US Congress in CO CD4. He has organized teams of volunteers, setup & managed communications channels, done public outreach, managed phone banks and canvassing in CO and in CA. Finally, he has also been a board member, secretary, treasurer, and IT manager for multiple non-profits over the last seven years. Jason has lived in Colorado since 2003 and in Longmont since 2007.

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