Lindsay Hopkins was selected the new political director to the Democratic Party of Orange County Monday, Dec. 17. A recent graduate of UC Irvine, she received her bachelor’s in political science and had been an intern at the DPOC for the past year. “From her work with California Public Interest Research Group as a student to her work for the party as a volunteer organizer, she demonstrates a comprehensive skill set and an ability to grow with experience,” said Melahat Rafiei, DPOC executive director. “We all look forward to working with her.” Hoffman said she wants to help develop Democratic leadership in Orange County and build bridges between groups with