Animal Rights Committee – Members

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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
Mary Lawrence, Co-Chair
Mike Westerfield

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

Maine
Jacqui Deveneau

Massachusetts
Joshua Gerloff (January 2019 – January 2021)

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, Co-Chair

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)
B. Sidney Smith (February 2021 – February 2023)

Washington
Charles Law (August 2020 – August 2022)

Steering Committee Liaison
Tamar Yager


Updated on April 1, 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.