Ridgley Knapp will be moving over from our communications director to be our new political director for the 2017-2018 term. Ridgley served as the president for College Democrats at University of Chicago where he is a junior studying public policy studies and religious studies. Ridgley also currently serves as College Democrats of America’s deputy communications director. Growing up in a area of Connecticut which hasn’t sent a democrat to the statehouse since FDR was in office, politics has always been a big interest for Ridgley. At UChicago, he recently ran a successful write-in campaign for their student government with the slogan “make [my dorm] not smell like sewage”.