The Working Families National Committee (WFNC) is the WFP’s top governing body. The WFNC is responsible for guiding the party’s overall strategy and direction, electing officers, hiring the national director, approving state chapter and national member applications, and overseeing our process for national endorsements.
The WFNC is composed of members representing chartered WFP state chapters, national member organizations, local branches, and individual WFP leaders selected as at-large delegates.
The Co-chairs of the WFNC Executive Committee are: Jessica Byrd, Andrea Serrano, and Jacob Feinspan.
Working Families National Committee membership:
State chapter delegates:
Colorado delegates: Dequan Mack, Kiera Hatton Sena (Morgan Watters, alternate)
California delegates: Kimi Lee, Luis Sánchez*
Connecticut delegates: Beverly Brakeman, Juan Hernandez (Debbie Wright, alternate)
Delaware delegates: Coby Owens, Kirsten Walther
Illinois delegates: Stacy Davis Gates, Abbie Illenberger
New Jersey delegate: Hetty Rosenstein
New Mexico delegates: Oriana Sandoval, Andrea Serrano* (Austin Weahkee, alternate)
New York delegate: Jonathan Westin
Pennsylvania delegates: Kendra Brooks*, Gabe Morgan
Rhode Island delegate: Vacant
Texas delegate: Derrick Osobase*
West Virginia delegates: Stacey North, Tina Russell (Cory Roman, alternate)
National member organization delegates:
CPD Action: Ana Maria Archila*
CWA: Bob Master*
Mijente: Marisa Franco* (Tania Unzenta, alternate)
MoveOn Political Action: Rahna Epting* (Chris Torres, alternate)
People’s Action: George Goehl*
SEIU: Candis Tolliver*
SURJ: Erin Heaney
United We Dream Action: Greisa Martinez
Jessica Byrd*, Dan Cantor*, Barbara Dudley*, Jacob Feinspan*, Cristina Jimenez
* Indicates WFNC members elected to serve on the WFP National Executive Committee in February 2022. Executive Committee terms are two years.
The Working Families Party was created as a New York State political party in 1998. Following the early success of the NY WFP, a Connecticut WFP was created in 2002, and an Oregon WFP in 2006. By 2012, activists and leaders were organizing or exploring building state WFPs in half a dozen states.
In 2013, a group of representatives of WFP state chapters began meeting informally, twice a year, under the name “Working Families Party National Advisory Board.” It was an effort to begin coordinating and sharing information among the state Working Families Parties. In 2016, the WFP NAB formally launched the WFP National Committee as the WFP’s highest governing body, empowered to build a national party and recognize and seat state chapters.