About Bay Ridge Democrats

We are a progressive political club dedicated to the future of our community. Our club was founded by taxpayers, working families, young professionals, students and seniors who care about the neighborhood and want to keep things moving forward.

Whether you are new or native to Bay Ridge, come join the conversation and get involved in local politics at the grassroots level.

We meet at 7:30 PM on the second Thursday of every month in the back room of the Bridgeview Diner located at 9011 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209.

Take the R train to the 95th Street station. Our meetings are open to the public but only members in good standing have voting rights.

Bay Ridge Democrats Executive Committee

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Justin Brannan

Justin Brannan

Club Founder and Past President

Justin Brannan is an artist, small business owner and community activist. Born and raised in Bay Ridge, the son of a salesman and a Catholic school educator who shared an enthusiasm for the arts, Justin has worn many hats and has always followed his heart. A lifelong vegetarian, Justin got his start in politics as an animal welfare advocate in the early 1990’s.More Info
Andrew Gounardes

Andrew Gounardes

President

Andrew Gounardes is a proud product of the neighborhood where he was born and raised: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. His father, a dentist, and mother, a public school teacher, brought up Andrew and his siblings with a strong commitment to serving their community. More Info

Jeannie May

Treasurer

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Steve Harrison

General Counsel

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Jamie Kemmerer

Jamie Kemmerer

Corresponding Secretary

Jamie Kemmerer is a small business owner who has been involved in developing Web sites and Web strategies. With degrees from Dickinson College focusing on American Studies and Religion and a masters degree in Public Administration from American University, he’s always been interested in politics, and more importantly policy. More Info

Kim Chin

Recording Secretary

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Hon. Vincent J. Gentile

Ex-Officio

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Joanne Seminara

Hon. Joanne Seminara

Joanne Seminara, a practicing lawyer since 1986, has been an energetic and effective community leader in southwest Brooklyn for over two decades.More Info

Faces of Bay Ridge Democrats

We at Bay Ridge Democrats are small business owners, we are lawyers, we are retirees, we are veterans, but most importantly, we are your neighbors.
Justin Brannan

Star of Brooklyn: Justin Brannan

About:
Justin Brannan
As founder of Bay Ridge Cares, president of the Bay Ridge Democrats, member of the Third Avenue Merchants, former member of Community Board 10, and former board member of BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance, Justin Brannan has done more than his fair share of giving back to the Bay Ridge community.More Info
Joanne Seminara

Beep pushes ‘5@55’ campaign at Senior Day

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Joanne Seminara
Joanne Seminara, Bay Ridge Dems Executive Committee member and District Leader’s new book “5@55” featured by Borough President Eric Adams at Senior Day.More Info
Jamie Kemmerer

Jamie Kemmerer

Corresponding Secretary

Jamie Kemmerer is a small business owner who has been involved in developing Web sites and Web strategies. With degrees from Dickinson College focusing on American Studies and Religion and a masters degree in Public Administration from American University, he’s always been interested in politics, and more importantly policy. More Info
Bob Hudock

Bob HuDock

Bob HuDock has been a member of the Bay Ridge Democrats almost since its inception and recently served as the club parliamentarian, chair of the platform committee and a member of the by-laws committee.More Info
Andrew Gounardes

Andrew Gounardes

President

Andrew Gounardes is a proud product of the neighborhood where he was born and raised: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. His father, a dentist, and mother, a public school teacher, brought up Andrew and his siblings with a strong commitment to serving their community. More Info
Justin Brannan

Justin Brannan

Club Founder and Past President

Justin Brannan is an artist, small business owner and community activist. Born and raised in Bay Ridge, the son of a salesman and a Catholic school educator who shared an enthusiasm for the arts, Justin has worn many hats and has always followed his heart. A lifelong vegetarian, Justin got his start in politics as an animal welfare advocate in the early 1990’s.More Info
Joanne Seminara

Hon. Joanne Seminara

Joanne Seminara, a practicing lawyer since 1986, has been an energetic and effective community leader in southwest Brooklyn for over two decades.More Info
Joanne Seminara

5@55

Bay Ridge law firm kicks off educational campaign

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Joanne Seminara
A local law firm authors legal advice book and kick starts an educational campaign to raise awareness for legal documents it says people should have. Joanne Seminara and Judith Grimaldi wrote 5@55 because they found that many Americans don’t get the documents and end up in precarious legal situations when they die or are incapacitated.More Info