About Us

HCDBC Mission

The HCDBC mission is to ensure the engagement of African Americans through economic, social, and political awareness. We look to support legislative policy and democratic candidates that reflect our views while holding elected officials accountable to the everyday issues of our communities. As a collective body, HCDBC will ensure county-wide civic engagement while bringing awareness and resolution to the disparities our communities unjustly face.

Our Leadership

Jordan Pride, President

Jordan Allie Pride is a Florida native, originally from Daytona Beach, Fl. She’s a 2016 graduate of the University of South Florida obtaining a bachelor’s of Political Science from the university. Pride has been involved with campaigns and election since before she could vote herself however understanding, early on, the deep necessity of African Americans being civically engaged to institute any real change. Out of the 12, Jordan has been a part of campaigns ranging from local to national offices in direct and coordinated capacities. She was a Community Engagement Specialist for the Florida Democratic Party where her field specialty ended in a solid win for Rick Kriseman for Mayor of St. Petersburg and Margaret Good for State House in Sarasota. Jordan was also the statewide Data Director for non-profit NextGen America, which was the largest youth program the state of Florida had ever seen, mobilizing students across 40 different college campuses. Most recently, Jordan led as the chief field strategist and campaign manager for Nicholas Glover a candidate for City Council District 3, but took an upset coming in less than 200 votes from making the run-off. Her local community engagement includes serving as Regional Director for Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated & Hillsborough Young Black Professionals, and a proud five-year member of Hillsborough County Democratic Black Caucus. Jordan’s passion for electing good, qualified, and just candidates runs deep especially mobilizing minority communities that are historically left out of the conversation.

Bryce Bowden, Vice-President

Bryce was born in North Carolina and has lived in numerous locations due to both military and employment opportunities. He attended NC A&T, Univ of MD, Northeastern, and Villanova and received his B. A. in Business Administration. He has an extensive history of professional and personal accomplishments. Bryce has a strong devotion to family, community, and helping others. He’s been a volunteer in the military, the community, and business organizations.

Bryce founded several neighborhood associations to persuade municipal officials to improve services within his community. Bryce worked with the Evanston Township High school in the rewriting in the school’s curriculum to include vocational and information technology studies.

He was a precinct organizer for US Senator Richard Durbin for two terms. A precinct organizer for President Obama for his election to Illinois State legislature and for President of the United States. Additionally, he has worked on campaigns for the school board, and congress.

Since settling in the Tampa Bay area he has been involved with the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee(HCDEC) in many capacities, as well as serving as a Campaign Manager for Tampa City Council elections.

Ella Coffee, 2nd Vice President

Dedicated to voter education and engagement, for the past 14 years, Ella has held a variety of positions that have solidified her zeal to seek change through the electoral process. A stint with the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office allowed her to acquire valuable background knowledge of the Elections office. She continued to engage in voter education as an organizer for the Obama for America campaign. The success of that campaign led her to work on other campaigns, including Mayor Rick Kriseman’s, gubernatorial candidate Phillip Levine’s, and most recently, Lindsay Cross’s bid for State Senate, District 24.

In addition to her electoral work, Coffee has served on the Board of the NAACP Hillsborough County Branch #5139, the Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Board, and the East Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership.

Angela Birdsong, Secretary

Angela Birdsong is Health and Life Agent, she helps baby boomers, retirees and the Disabled on Social Security successfully transition onto Medicare. She is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science degree in TV & Radio Communications, Angela is also a graduate of The Commonwealth Institute with an Associate’s degree in Funeral Directing. A former Multi-family and Retail commercial real estate agent she still holds a nonactive real estate license. She is the former Chairman of the board for the West Coast AIDS Foundation and board member for the Hands of Hope Sickle Cell Foundation.

Former Candidate for Hillsborough County Board She now serves as a Caribbean member of the Board of County Commission Diversity Advisory Council and as a Board Member for the Hillsborough County League of Women Voters.

When it comes to issues Angela is passionate about, she believes people should have a viable means of public transportation to get to work in the morning, Angela feels that people deserve a safe, affordable place to live and we can work with developers for smart economic growth, Angela believes in affordable and legal reproductive healthcare and Medicare for all!

Isaline “Izzy” Boston, Treasurer

Isaline is currently employed with SEIU-Florida Public Service Union as a bargaining senior organizer and a community activist. Izzy is a graduate of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville Florida. She was crowned Ms. EWC and went on to continue her graduate studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. She began her career in the Education field as a teacher and worked in Corrections as a Probations officer, and continued to utilize her abilities and transferable skills as an Executive Director of Girls Inc. as well as an Executive Director of Big Brother and Big Sister of Atlanta. Izzy continues to serve as a Director for several other non-profit organizations that strive to meet the needs of the people and community.

Izzy serves on several boards such as the NAACP, Black Agenda, 2020 Agenda, The New Deal,
Maria Barney Bostin Scholarship Fund, AFRAM, and a Consultant for Task Force development on Mental Health, just to name a few. One of the quotes Izzy lives by “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old”

Resources

Democratic Black Caucus of Florida
Hillsborough County Voter Information
Florida Department of Health – COVID-19