Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

LGBT Democratic club on Peninsula elects new board

Peninsula Stonewall Democrats Chair Jason Galisatus. (Photo: Elliot Owen)

Peninsula Stonewall Democrats Chair Jason Galisatus. (Photo: Elliot Owen)

Members of the Peninsula Stonewall Democrats, a political club for LGBT people in San Mateo County, elected new leadership Tuesday night due to the departure of the group’s founding chair.

In January Jeffrey Adair, of Redwood City, was elected chair of the Democratic Party in San Mateo County, marking the first time an LGBT person has held the position. Due to his becoming chair, Adair had to resign from his leadership position with the Stonewall club.

Succeeding him as chair is Stanford University senior Jason Galisatus. The Redwood City resident, who was an early member of the Stonewall club, also serves as co-chair of the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission.

“I am so honored to have been granted the esteemed privilege of serving as your chair. PSD is a club I am proud to be involved in, and I simply cannot wait to begin to get to work,” Galisatus wrote in a message to the club’s members sent today (Wednesday, February 18). “I’d like to thank Jeffrey Adair for his tireless efforts in bringing this club to fruition and serving as its chair from the very beginning. We wouldn’t be here without you! We wish him the best of luck serving as the chair of our central committee.”

The club also elected Pam Salvatierra as its vice chair, Noveed Safipour as secretary, and Jason Seifer as treasurer. Adair plans to remain involved with the club.

“I will continue to help lead the group, but as chair of the Dem Party in the county, there’s a lot on my plate,” he wrote in a note to the club members announcing the new slate of leaders.

— Matthew S. Bajko, February 18, 2015 @ 12:29 pm PST
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