Meet the Staff
Kerry Gooch, Executive Director
Joined the Kansas Democratic Party as Political Director in July of 2013. Kerry is a graduate of Kansas State University where he earned a degree in political science. Before joining the KDP, Kerry spent a year working in governmental relations, helping to institue a successful wind energy grassroots campaign and supporting legislation before the Kansas Legislature. At the same time, Kerry served as the Finance Intern for the Kansas Democratic Party, assisting in statewide fundraising efforts and capitol campaigns. Kerry is a Wichita-native and is easily the best dressed KDP staff member.
Carlos Lugo, Hispanic Outreach And Field Director
Joined the Kansas Democratic Party as Hispanic Outreach and Field Director in August 2013. Carlos was born in Mexico, but has lived most of his life in Seattle, WA. Having always had a passion for politics, Carlos started his professional career working as Legislative Assistant for Congressman Howard Berman but caught the campaign bug and left to help Sen. Maria Cantwell’s reelection in 2006, as a field organizer. In 2008, Lugo also served as Director for the Washington State Democrats’ Latino Vote Project and acted as spokesman for the Party’s Hispanic outreach efforts. Most recently, he served as Field Director for newly-elected congressman Derek Kilmer’s campaign, supervising the construction and management of the most effective and praised congressional field organization in the state of Washington. Carlos earned a Bachelors degree in Politics from Brandeis University and a Masters in International Affairs from the American University of Paris. Although he swam competitively for most of his school life, Carlos identifies himself as a Political Affairs nerd and you will usually find him reading the news or books about policy, campaigns etc. These days, however, the majority of his spare time is spent with his wife and daughter.
Cheyenne Davis, Regional Director
Joined the Kansas Democratic Party as a field organizer in Shawnee County in June of 2014 before becoming the Regional Director for the counties of Wyandotte and Leavenworth in January of 2015. Cheyenne is a graduate of the University of Kansas where she earned her degree in Political Science, American Studies, and History. Before joining the KDP, Cheyenne served as an intern for the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission Legal Department, and for the Kansas Legislature as an intern for Senate Minority Leader, Anthony Hensley. While attending KU, Cheyenne was a student director for the Anschutz Library T.R. Smith Map Collection. Cheyenne spent most of her youth as a competitive gymnast and barrel racer, she is an alumnus of the Sigma Kappa Sorority- Xi Chapter, and she now enjoys practicing yoga and refurbishing furniture pieces in her free time. Cheyenne is from the capitol city of Topeka, and is a devoted fan of the Kansas Jayhawks.