Animal Rights Committee – Members

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Co-chairs

Craig Seeman

Steering Committee Liaison

Tamar Yager

Members

Arizona

Sam Hales

California

Peggy Koteen  (June 2020 – June 2022)
Justin Richardson (February 2020 – February 2022)
Mike Feinstein, Observer

Colorado

Brianna Friend (April 2016 – April 2018)
Sean Friend (April 2018 – April 2018)
Andrea Mérida

Connecticut

Megan Callaghan
Mike Westerfield

Florida

Jyoti Chawla (June 2020 – June 2022)
Nick Ostermann (June 2019 – June 2021)
Bonnie Redding (June 2019  – June 2021)

Lavender Caucus

Hunter Crow (April 2021 – April 2023)
Brian Gay, Observer (April 2021 – April 2023)

Maine

Jacqui Deveneau

Maryland

Mary Turtle Rooker

Michigan

Dawn Cronen (March 2021 – March 2023)
John Anthony LaPietra (March 2021 – March 2023)

Minnesota

Sharon LeMay

Nevada

William Huggins

New York

Craig Seeman

South Carolina

Angela Walker (January 2021 – January 2023)

Texas

Mary Gourdoux
Alma Williams
Bernadine Williams

Virginia

Blaizen Bloom (February 2021 – February 2023)
Kyle Rockett (February 2021 – February 2023)

Washington

Charles Law (August 2020 – August 2022)


Updated on May  5, 2021


The GPUS Animal Rights Committee was established by the GPUS National Committee on March 27, 2016.

The Animal Rights Committee is based upon this Mission Statement and the GPUS Ethical Treatment of Animals platform statement.

Committee members can now be appointed by state parties and caucuses – up to three per state party or caucus. It is recommended that appointees have a background in animal rights issues and are supportive of the Committee Purpose, Mission Statement, and Rules.

Appointments should be sent to the GPUS Secretary.

The Animal Rights Committee operates according to these Committee Rules.