Brittaney Wells was elected as Chair of the Monroe County Democratic Committee (MCDC) on October 3, 2018, making her the youngest and first African-American to serve in the position in the County’s history.
Prior to her election, Wells served as the party’s Executive Director and Executive Vice Chair, contributing to the wins of many county-wide races including Congressman Joe Morelle, and the historic win of Honorable Fatimat Reid as Family Court Judge-- the first African American judge to serve in the seat. Wells was also instrumental in turning the Village of Fairport “blue” with the successful win of their first Democratic Mayor, Julie Domaratz.
Wells began her political career in 2008 by working as a Field Organizer in Pennsylvania for the Obama for American presidential campaign. She also worked on several local campaigns for the Monroe County Legislature, Congressman Dan Maffei and Congresswoman Kathy Hochul. During her years in Washington, D.C., Wells worked on Capitol Hill in Rep. Kathy Hochul’s congressional office. Wells was also employed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in Finance and Field Operations and was often deployed to organize for special congressional elections.
Prior to MCDC, Wells served as the Director of Community Wealth Building for the City of Rochester. During her tenure with the City of Rochester, she also worked in the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services and Intergovernmental Affairs. In 2017, Wells successfully ran Mayor Lovely A. Warren’s primary and general re-election campaigns transcending the three main goals of better jobs, safer neighborhoods and improved educational systems for Rochester residents.
Wells earned her Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Brockport College in Political Science and International Relations. In 2015, she graduated from the United Way African American Leadership Development Program. Wells served as a Board Trustee at Rochester Museum Science Center and a Council member on the YWCA’s youth council. She is also a active member of Pillars of Hope Mentor program, Young Democrats and 19th Ward Community Association. Most importantly, Wells enjoys spending time with her family and daughter, Shania.