Gordon Stanton is an editor and writer for Lefty's Last Cry and a sophomore classics major at the University of Notre Dame. He has been around (Democratic) politics since birth. His grandfather, Thomas McGee, was Speaker of the Massachusetts State House from 1975 to 1984, making him the longest serving speaker in the state’s history. Gordon saw firsthand what a real campaign was like (and even got to be in a campaign ad or two) when his mother was the campaign manager for Steve Grossman for Governor in 2002. His stepdad Gerry Kavanaugh was Senator Ted Kennedy’s chief of Staff in the late 1990’s, and Gordon was Kennedy’s “Top Junior Signature Gatherer” in 2000. (In Massachusetts, you need to acquire a certain number of signatures in order to be on the ballot.) For the past two summers Gordon has worked in the political media world as an intern at his stepdad’s and mother’s company DCS, which designs websites and e-newsletters for politicians (Democrats only).
Eileen Lynch is an editor and writer for Lefty's and a sophomore English and History major at Notre Dame. In 2006 Eileen worked on Connecticut Senate-hopeful Ned Lamont's campaign. She spent summer 2011 working for Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson in Washington, D.C. Eileen is a member of College Democrats, a member of the Notre Dame Field Hockey team, and co-founder of ND Fighting NTDs, a social concerns club dedicated to eradicating neglected tropical diseases. Eileen is active with Habitat for Humanity and has spent time volunteering at an orphanage in Honduras and in flood recovery efforts in Iowa.
Aly Sullivan is a writer for Lefty’s Last Cry. Aly began writing for Lefty’s in Spring 2010. She is currently serving as the Social and New Media Director of the College Democrats of Notre Dame. She is also a student assistant in the Political Science Department and is working as a research apprentice on a project which explores how political and social conditions affect the quality of human life. She is an active member of Sophomore Class Council, specifically working with the fundraising committee, and is a member of the Management Club. Aly is a sophomore political science and management consulting double major, hoping to work in the international relations field. This past summer, she worked for the Regional Chamber of Commerce of Toledo while studying abroad in Toledo, Spain.
Christian Myers is a writer for Lefty's and is fresh onto the scene on ND's campus. He is relieved to have discovered that ND has a thriving progressive community. Lefty's is honored to have its first writer (as far as we know) to commit to blogging about politics on Lefty's before making a decision about his major. He also writes for the Observer, volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, and is a member of the College Democrats.
is a writer for Lefty's and a sophomore architecture major at Notre Dame. Having grown up in Marietta, GA, Sara is excited to be apart of a community where progressive opinions are not dismissed by whistling Dixie. She is a member of College Democrats of Notre Dame, ND Task Force for Sustainability, and her dorm's hall council.
Edition.fm, his 2nd venture into podcasting. Henry's Twitter. Henry's Personal Blog.
Dylan Spartz is the former graphic designer for Lefty's Last Cry. Dylan's Twitter.