Rob Long is an engineer, a public servant, and a leader. Rob's educational background (B.S. Civil Engineering and MBA) has shaped his professional life as he's worked in several engineering and business leadership roles. His current job is as a Loss Prevention Engineer with AIG. In the client-facing arm of AIG's Global Property division, he analyzes risk exposures from natural catastrophes to high valued properties. In Rob's life as a public servant, he has been elected to the county-wide office of Palm Beach Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor, where he currently serves as Chair. Additionally, Rob serves on the City of Delray Beach's Planning & Zoning Board
Alexandria Ayala was born in Puerto Rico and has lived in Palm Beach County since 2000. She has a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism Studies from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Currently, she works for The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Alexandria has worked for the Florida Legislature, a U.S. Senate Campaign, The Florida Democratic Party and most recently as an independent campaign manager and consultant. She has had the opportunity to get to know statewide and local elected officials and has extensive governmental affairs experience. Additionally, Alexandria is currently Vice President & Political Director of The Florida Young Democrats and aims to bring awareness to gender equity and youth political engagement. She is a 2018 New Leaders Council (NLC) Fellow and is currently in the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Glass Leadership Institute.
Steven Licari is from Long Island, NY, but has lived in Palm Beach County for 27 years. He attended Palm Beach State College.
Steven once served as President of the Palm Beach County Young Democrats. He is currently Vice President of the Mid County Democratic Club and Vice President of the Rusty Gordon LGBTA Democratic Caucus.
In 2016, he became Palm Beach County New Leaders Council alumni. Steven has worked and volunteered on a number of campaigns and plans to continue supporting progressive candidates along the way
Alex Heathcock is currently a Commission aide at the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. Previously, she was an outreach staff assistant for the United States Senate. She is currently finishing her degree at Florida International University in Political Science and International Relations. Alex has previously interned for Congressman Patrick Murphy in his district office in Stuart, Florida, and also worked as a field campaign intern for two Democratic candidates in the 2014 governor's race in Pennsylvania.
Alex first became involved in the political realm by volunteering on President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in 2012. She looks forward to serving on the board for Palm Beach County Young Democrats.
Ashely Cacicedo was raised in the state of New Jersey and has been living in Florida since 2011. She has a Master of Science degree in Communication and Media and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies with a minor in Media and Politics from Lynn University.
In her professional life, she serves as the Special Events Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, where she works with the Development and Volunteer Departments. Before her role at Habitat for Humanity, Ashley worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Florida Senate and as an Election Specialist for the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections.
Ashley is a believer in community service, education, and advocacy.
She has a passion for helping students and young professionals learn about government and develop leadership skills. She gets to put her enthusiasm into practice within her community organizations. While being the Secretary of Palm Beach County Young Democrats, she also serves in other leadership roles as the Chair of Young Leaguers of Palm Beach County, Recruitment Chair of New Leaders Council Palm Beach, and as incoming 1st Vice President of the Democratic Women's Club of South Palm Beach County.
Graduating Magna Cum Laude, along with a degree in political science from FAU, and background in public relations and marketing, Clint has worked in the public sector for the past two years, acting as the liaison between members of the community and their elected officials on both the House and Senate side of the Florida Legislature. As the assigned liaison, Clint was responsible for overseeing constituent services for a district of 535,000 on the Senate side, and then soon after a district of 110,000 of the House side. In addition to constituent work, Clint was responsible for managing and arranging meetings for the elected official, drafting official correspondence, keeping track of key legislation, and communicating with various state and federal agencies on behalf of the Senator/House member. Clint also played a pivotal role in the last campaign cycle, consistently surpassing field data expectations for voter turnout and getting out the vote (GOTV). Clint was also tasked with building the volunteer base of reliable “boots on the ground,” while simultaneously running field operations teams for our assigned regions, that were endorsed by the FDP as the democratic candidates in the 2018 Mid-Term Elections for the South-Eastern Palm Beach County Region for the Florida Coordinated Campaign (FLCC) we would be running field operations for. Clint has also worked on highly publicized races for candidates such as Philip Levine for Governor, Jeremy Ring for CFO, Sean Shaw for Florida Attorney General, Andrew Gillum for Governor, Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate, and the victorious race of Nikki Fried for Agriculture Commissioner. Clint was also the designated observer for the Nelson for U.S. Senate campaign recount that was taking place in Palm Beach County. Today, Clint now acts in several operational capacities ranging from campaign consulting firms, private companies, non-profits, artists / talent, elected officials and numerous board seats, including Membership Chair for the Palm Beach County Young Dems.