2019 Executive Board

Meet the 2019 Pinellas County Young Democrats Board of Directors

Johnny V Boykins

Johnny Boykins



  • Hometown: Gulfport, FL
  • College: B.A. in Political Science at Eckerd College, M.A. in Security Studies and Diplomacy from Norwich University
  • Profession: Program Manager & Regulatory Officer at PalAmerican Security
  • Hobbies: Cooking, Map Collecting, Occasionally Writing
  • Previous Political Experience: Current Vice Chair of the Pinellas Democratic Party, Precinct Committeeman 
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be: Ability to speak every language in the world.   

David Petrantoni, Vice President, Pinellas County Young Democrats

David Petrantoni

Vice President


  • Hometown: Tarpon Springs, FL 
  • College: B.S. & M.S in Political Science from Florida State University 
  • Profession: Inventory and Sales Management  
  • Hobbies: Complaining, Buying books I end up not reading, Losing/Not getting picked by a team in basketball 
  • Previous Political Experience: Former organizer and deputy regional director 
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be: All of Shaq’s powers from the hit movie “Kazaam” 
Teal Heeren, Secretary, Pinellas County Young Democrats

Teal Heeren



  • Hometown: Born and raised in Lakeland, FL, now living in Seminole
  • College: University of Florida
  • Profession: Teacher with Pinellas County Schools
  • Hobbies: Playing Pokemon Go, watching cartoons, meal planning and cooking
  • Previous Political Experience: Secretary of the PCYD, Secretary of the Stonewall Democrats, Field Organizer with the Alex Heeren for State House of Representatives Campaign
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be: Being able to stop time for however long I wanted without aging. I could actually get some sleep!
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Position Open


Blaine Lawson, Political Director, Pinellas County Young Democrats

Blaine Lawson

Director of Political Affairs


  • Hometown: Raised in the Pacific, now residing in Seminole, FL.
  • College: Truman State University, B.A. Business Administration, Concentration in Management
  • Profession: Group Benefits Professional
  • Hobbies: Learning languages, working out, arguing politics on Facebook
  • Previous Political Experience: Obama Campaign ’08. Alex Heeran for FL House Dist. 66 ’18
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be: Drinking and knowing things.
Whitney Fox, Director of Communications, Pinellas County Young Democrats

Whitney Fox

Director of Communications


  • Hometown: Currently Downtown St. Petersburg (Originally from Valrico)
  • College: University of Central Florida
  • Profession: Public Relations Manager for Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
  • Hobbies: Dog Bar, Dog Beach, Pretty much anything I can do with my puppy!
  • Previous Political Experience: New Leaders Council 2019 Fellow, Council of Neighborhood Association Leadership 2019, Pinellas Democratic Party Precinct Committeeperson
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be: Photographic Memory
Alex Heeren, Director of Membership and Outreach, Pinellas County Young Democrats

Alex Heeren

Director of Membership and Outreach


  • Hometown: Seminole, FL
  • College: University of Florida
  • Profession:Educator
  • Hobbies: Computers, volleyball, tabletop games
  • Previous Political Experience: Candidate for Florida House of Representatives, Political Director, Pinellas County Young Democrats, Pinellas Democratic Party Vice President for District 66
  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be:  The power to add more hours to the day
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Position Open

Director of Socials and Events

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Position Open


Past PCYD Executive Boards

2018 PCYD Executive Board