Our staff members manage the daily operations of the County Party, including voter services, candidate support, volunteer coordination, communications, finance, and administration.
Ryan Hurd, Executive Director
Born and raised in Seattle, Ryan moved to San Diego after concentrating in comparative literature at Brown University. He was a strategist for local and state political campaigns before going to work for the Party in 2005. He previously conducted public-health advocacy programs for the nonprofit Institute for Public Strategies and was an editor and writer for community-based newspapers. Ryan has served on the San Diego County Substance Abuse Summit Steering Committee, the Public Policy Advisory Board of the San Diego LGBT Community Center, and the Citizens' Review Board on Police Practices for the City of San Diego. In 2011 he received the California Democratic Party's John F. Kennedy, Jr., Award for Public Service.
Andrea Duran Aydoğan, Operations Coordinator
Andrea has worked in a variety of fields, from higher education to civil society. A graduate of San Diego State University and Linköping University in Sweden, she speaks five languages and has a background in international advocacy, research, and training. Andrea is an avid traveler and loves to interact with a variety of cultures.