the national staff

Briggs Tople- Expansion Director

The Expansion Director assists the Chair with helping HSDA grow to new states and territories. They also help existing chapters expand to new locations and high schools. 

At age 16, Briggs began to build his own HS Dems chapter in Aberdeen, SD. Here in Aberdeen, while attending Aberdeen Central High School, his chapter organized protests, knocked on 1,500+ doors and called 300+ voters. After this extensive work, he became Chair of the South Dakota High School Democrats. During his only four months as State Chair, he has created 15 working chapters with 80+ members statewide. This all comes as a surprise to him as back in 2014, he was a hardcore Republican who helped elect a Republican to the Senate.