Frank Leone has dedicated nearly 40 years of service to the Democratic Party, most recently as a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 2008 – 2020, when he decided not to seek re-election so that he could pass the torch to the next generation. As a former VAYD President, Frank has always fought for Young Democrats even after he aged out of the organization, and he wrote the amendment to the Charter and Bylaws of the Democratic Party of the United States that ensures high schoolers representation to the DNC.
To honor Frank’s years of service, the Teen Caucus general membership unanimously voted to award Frank Leone the title of “honorary Virginia teen Democrat.”
“To my knowledge, this is the first time the Caucus has awarded anyone this title,” Caucus Chair Matthew Savage said. “I couldn’t think of a more deserving person than Frank. I’ve served with him on the 8th District Committee and quickly learned how deep-rooted his commitments to Young Democrats are. He’s been adamantly involved with voter protection for years and is fighting alongside us to allow for pre-registration at age 16.”
In the next month, the High School Democrats of America National Committee will consider a resolution honoring Frank Leone as well.