MEET THE YOUNG LEADERS PAC BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The Great Seal of the Young Leaders PAC.

Members of the Board of Governors are more than just club leaders, they set the standard for the next generation. Governors work tirelessly each day in ensuring that the rising generation will be one of strong leadership, and a passion for justice and action, not just empty promises.

Student Governors of the Young Leaders PAC are the voting members of the organization. The Board of Governors choose candidates to endorse, influence various pieces of legislation, distribute awards, and adopt a budget authorizing where monies should go. In addition, Student Governors’ signatures are affixed on every certificate of endorsement. Each Governor daily demonstrates a passion for leadership, from issuing bold proposals, to communicating with legislators about the issues that matter most. The Members of the Board of Governors are elected by an assembly of community leaders across the state.

Pursuant to the Charter of the Young Leaders Political Action Committee, there are five voting member seats -- with President Raphi Rebucas, the Assistant President seat vacant, the senior-most gubernatorial seat held by Pilar C. Dugard, another seat held by Samantha M. Hall, another seat held by George Hasnah, and the junior-most seat held by Kaiana "Kaia" J. Kotero.

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TIME AND TIME AGAIN, PRESIDENT REBUCAS AND HIS DESIRE TO SERVE HAVE BEEN CONSISTENTLY RECOGNIZED, AS HE CREATES GROUNDBREAKING SOLUTIONS TO OUR COMMUNITY'S MOST PRESSING CONCERNS.

The President of the Young Leaders Political Action Committee Board of Governors leads one of the largest student run political action committees in the United States. In the previous leadership term, the Young Leaders PAC raised thousands of dollars for local candidates and voter information. In addition, the PAC hosted numerous conventions and the President's presence was requested at dozens of fundraising events for candidates running on reforms that best represent youth interests. President Rebucas remains committed to ensure public safety, protect religious freedoms, and speak up for the rights of unborn children.

Under the President's leadership, YLPAC Board of Governors oversees the overall fair practices of the committee, raises money for candidates running for office, and informs voters regarding important issues. The Young Leaders PAC is a bipartisan organization that celebrates diversity of political opinion in adolescents across the state.

President 

Raphael F.L. Rebucas

Member of the Board of Governors

since May 1, 2018

KAIANA "KAIA" J. KOTERO IS THE NINTH ASSISTANT PRESIDENT OF THE YOUNG LEADERS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE, THE FOURTH FEMALE, AND AN UNSHAKABLE VOICE FOR WORKING FAMILIES ACROSS CALIFORNIA.

The Assistant President of the Young Leaders Political Action Committee is foremost entrusted with the responsibility of working to bridge political conflicts in order to oversee effective youth representation. On September 18, 2021, then-Governor Kotero was elected Assistant President and has since led the youth's fight to meaningfully address climate change, empower young women, and find sustainable solutions to our state's homelessness crisis.

The Assistant President of the Young Leaders PAC has all the duties of a Governor. In the absence of the President, she assumes the role. Her vote is to register twice when there is a tie.

Assistant President
Kaia Kotero

Member of the Board of Governors
since August 12, 2021

Member of the Board of Governors

since January 4, 2021

Governor Pilar C. Dugard

While the Board of Governors is a bipartisan leadership team, the scale shown below ranks the sitting members of the Board of Governors based on their political beliefs ranging from liberal and progressive, to traditional and conservative. The locations on the graph were concluded through various political tests, in addition to an examination of the motions by which Governors voted for or against. As evidenced by the graphic, each member of the Board of Governors has a unique philosophy and leadership style. Because of the vast contrast in the beliefs of the board members, the Board of Governors' political beliefs and personal backgrounds create a balance which results in a more effective representation of the interests of California's young leaders.

Governor George Hasnah

Member of the Board of Governors

since February 24, 2021

Governor Samantha M. Hall

Member of the Board of Governors

since January 22, 2021

MEET THE POLITICAL DIRECTOR

AN ACCOMPLISHED BUSINESS OWNER, COMMUNITY LEADER, COACH, AND FATHER, DIRECTOR MATTHEW BRACH IS UNSTOPPABLE IN SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF CALIFORNIA'S YOUNG LEADERS.

The Political Director of the Young Leaders Political Action Committee is responsible for the implementation of policies enacted by the Board of Governors. On February 19, 2021, President Rebucas's appointment of Matthew Brach to serve as the Political Director was confirmed by the Board of Governors unanimously.

Director Brach serves California's students at the pleasure of the Board of Governors. The Political Director aids in driving the expansion of the committee, and assists in the management of student activities. He also supervises the Cabinet along with other agents and staff. 

Matthew Brach

Political Director

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

Chart Approved by President Rebucas on September 20, 2021. Click on chart to download PDF.