Staff

Kelsye Adams
Program Director

Advocacy is her artistry. Kelsye has been an organizer since 2016 during her tenure in college. She first started as a finance intern through VCU at the Democratic Party of Virginia, later becoming Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s The Way Ahead PAC Finance Director. In 2019, she joined the very cultured organization Long Live GoGo as Executive Director here in Washington, DC and helps curate its Moechella platform utilizing gogo music as the intersection of politics and culture. Kelsye also serves on the U ST Neighborhood Association and is a board member for The Live Movement National/Howard chapter. Kelsye completed the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program at Georgetown University in 2021. Kelsye was brought on as a team member of DC Vote in January of 2022 as DC Vote’s Program Director. Kelsye plans to continue the utilization of the culture to create innovative pragmatic programming both locally and nationally to amplify the need for DC Statehood. She believes the time is NOW for DC to become the 51st state of the United States.

Bo Shuff
Executive Director

Bo Shuff serves as the Executive Director for DC Vote having been promoted from Director of Advocacy in June of 2017. Bo has spent the last twenty years on the front lines of both electoral and advocacy politics. From being a member of the Gore election team in Florida in 2000 to being on the staff of HRC from the Lawrence decision through the 2006 Marriage Amendments, Bo somehow finds himself engaged in some of the hottest political moments. In addition to organizational advocacy work his electoral efforts led to a progressive majority in the Washington State Senate and, as Campaign Manager, the election of Mayor Muriel Bowser. He joined DC Vote in 2016 with an eye to achieving full equality for the residents of the 51st State, Washington DC.

Patrice N. Snow
Director of Communications
Patrice Snow is the Director of Communications for DC Vote. An expert on political and policy communications at the intersection of economics, race, and gender, Patrice’s work currently focuses on identifying and promoting opportunities in the media to advance the cause of statehood for Washington, DC’s 700,000 disenfranchised residents.
Before joining DC Vote, Patrice served as the Director of Communications and Press Secretary for TogetherFUND PAC, a committee founded by former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick whose aim was to build an equitable, prosperous future through progressive policy, grassroots organizing, and political contributions. She also held national communications positions with Tom Steyer’s 2020 presidential campaign and Allied Progress, a consumer advocacy organization.