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UPCOMING GOP EVENTS

View more details for events on the Calendar of Upcoming Events or view the Monthly Calendar of Events.

California GOP Convention Takes Place Feb. 22-24

The California Republican Party Convention is fast approaching and promises to be one of the more interesting conventions in years.  Here are some highlights:

  • The Chairman’s lunch on Friday is always informative and insightful. If you can arrive early it is well worth the time.
  • The Friday dinner features a tribute to past CRP Chairs. Come thank your favorite past chair for their service.
  • Regional Vice Chair elections are Saturday morning at 9 a.m. The Bay Area, Central Coast and Northwest regions will elect new regional vice chairs. If you are a delegate, be sure to vote in person.  Proxy votes are not allowed.
  • Initiatives Committee is tentatively scheduled for Saturday morning. Two initiatives relating to criminal justice reform are likely to be considered: 1) Sentencing reform sponsored by Crime Victims United and, 2) A referendum on the law recently passed by the legislature that eliminates the monetary bail system.  Come listen to the discussion.
  • Saturday lunch speaker is U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY).
  • Saturday afternoon typically features presentations by candidates running for CRP office.
  • The speaker for Saturday dinner is former Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer, author of a new book: The Briefing.
  • Elections for statewide officers are Sunday morning.

Delegate appointments must be finalized by February 5, however Associate Delegate appointments are available until February 12. Please contact us if you would like to attend as an Associate Delegate.  We look forward to seeing you in Sacramento.

Learn more about Convention details on our CAGOP Convention page.


Jessica Patterson Runs for CRP Chair

 
Jessica Patterson, a candidate for Chairman of the California Republican Party, has been working with and leading California Republicans for many years. She has led Republicans in a county party, the state party, gubernatorial campaigns, presidential campaigns, and training legislative candidates.
 
Describing her plans, Patterson says “I’m committed to working with you to rebuild a GOP team that takes the fight to the Democrats, raises money, registers voters, turns them out to vote and wins elections. It starts with Republican values, is fueled by our collective commitment and is executed by a comprehensive plan that includes the most innovative tools and technology combined with the unrivaled power of our county parties across the state.”
 
Jessica Patterson is currently the founding CEO of California Trailblazers, which provides valuable training to Republican candidates running for state legislature. These candidates include non-target candidates who, in the challenging legislative districts of the Bay Area, often have few resources. Christina Laskowski, who ran in Assembly District 22 last year, said, “The Trailblazers program was helpful to me in learning about state issues, learning campaign techniques, and meeting and sharing ideas with other assembly candidates.”
 
For the past two years Jessica has provided voluntary assistance to the White House Office of Political Affairs to support California visits by the President, Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and Trump Family.
 
Among her many campaign jobs, Patterson directed the statewide CRP Victory operations in 2010 and 2012. She was the primary Field Director for a gubernatorial campaign, where she recruited county chairs and coordinated thousands of volunteers. In 2008 she was the Nevada Victory Director for presidential nominee John McCain.
 
The majority of Republican legislators have endorsed Jessica Patterson, including Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates, Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, and Congressional Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.
 
The contest for CRP Chairman started when Jim Brulte announced he would not run for re-election. Jessica Patterson entered the race on January 11th, shortly after David Hadley withdrew. The term of office is two years.
 
Jessica grew up in Hacienda Heights and Montebello, east of Los Angeles. While in high school, she started in politics as a volunteer for Governor Pete Wilson. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Cal State University-Northridge in political science and government and worked as an intern with Assemblymember Bob Pacheco and then the CRP. Next she served as Executive Director of the Ventura County Republican Party. In 2006 she was a Regional Political Director for Governor Schwarzenegger’s re-election victory.
  
Jessica Patterson is a graduate and board member of the Marian Bergeson Series, which trains the next generation of Republican women in California politics.
 
Jessica is married to Wes Patterson, a nonprofit fundraiser. They and their two daughters live in Simi Valley near the Reagan Library. You can learn more about Jessica Patterson and her campaign on her campaign page.

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Election officials said DMV wasn’t ready to launch Motor Voter. California went ahead anyway

By Bryan Anderson
January 31, 2019
Sacramento Bee

As California prepared to launch its new Motor Voter program last year, top elections officials say they asked Secretary of State Alex Padilla to hold off on the roll-out.

The plan called for the Department of Motor Vehicles to automatically register people who came into its offices, one of several efforts by Democrats controlling California politics to make it easier for more people to vote.

With the June 2018 primary approaching, election officials said they warned that the department that manages car registration and boat licenses was not yet prepared to register voters.

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Why Tax Reform is Hard

By Loren Kaye
Fox and Hounds
January 30, 2019

Governor Newsom’s musings have set tax reformers buzzing.

Deflecting a question at a budget briefing about where he stands on a ballot proposal to raise property taxes on business, the Governor disclosed his “desire is to use this as an exercise in bringing the parties together to see if we can compromise on a more comprehensive tax package.”

After years of stiff-arming by Governor Brown, could this be the moment for comprehensive tax reform? Will California taxpayers soon see a state budget featuring a progressive tax system, healthy revenues, but without our notorious volatility?

Not likely. 

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Despite record surplus, Gov. Newsom wants new water, phone taxes

By Chris Reed
CalWatchdog.com
January 14, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s has called for a first-ever water tax and an added fee on phone bills at a time when the state is enjoying what recently departed state Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor called “extraordinary” budget health. Newsom said last week that experts now forecast a $21.5 billion budget windfall in 2019-20. Until recent years, the optics of asking the public to pay more with an overflowing budget would have seemed impossible to overcome.

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Jessica Patterson

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LIST OF UPCOMING GOP EVENTS

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GOP In the News


Election officials said DMV wasn’t ready to launch Motor Voter. California went ahead anyway

By Bryan Anderson
January 31, 2019
Sacramento Bee

As California prepared to launch its new Motor Voter program last year, top elections officials say they asked Secretary of State Alex Padilla to hold off on the roll-out.

The plan called for the Department of Motor Vehicles to automatically register people who came into its offices, one of several efforts by Democrats controlling California politics to make it easier for more people to vote.

With the June 2018 primary approaching, election officials said they warned that the department that manages car registration and boat licenses was not yet prepared to register voters.

Read More


California GOP Convention Takes Place Feb. 22-24

The California Republican Party Convention is fast approaching and promises to be one of the more interesting conventions in years.  Here are some highlights:

  • The Chairman’s lunch on Friday is always informative and insightful. If you can arrive early it is well worth the time.
  • The Friday dinner features a tribute to past CRP Chairs. Come thank your favorite past chair for their service.
  • Regional Vice Chair elections are Saturday morning at 9 a.m. The Bay Area, Central Coast and Northwest regions will elect new regional vice chairs. If you are a delegate, be sure to vote in person.  Proxy votes are not allowed.
  • Initiatives Committee is tentatively scheduled for Saturday morning. Two initiatives relating to criminal justice reform are likely to be considered: 1) Sentencing reform sponsored by Crime Victims United and, 2) A referendum on the law recently passed by the legislature that eliminates the monetary bail system.  Come listen to the discussion.
  • Saturday lunch speaker is U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY).
  • Saturday afternoon typically features presentations by candidates running for CRP office.
  • The speaker for Saturday dinner is former Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer, author of a new book: The Briefing.
  • Elections for statewide officers are Sunday morning.

Delegate appointments must be finalized by February 5, however Associate Delegate appointments are available until February 12. Please contact us if you would like to attend as an Associate Delegate.  We look forward to seeing you in Sacramento.

Learn more about Convention details on our CAGOP Convention page.

Jessica Patterson Runs for CRP Chair

 
Jessica Patterson, a candidate for Chairman of the California Republican Party, has been working with and leading California Republicans for many years. She has led Republicans in a county party, the state party, gubernatorial campaigns, presidential campaigns, and training legislative candidates.
 
Describing her plans, Patterson says “I’m committed to working with you to rebuild a GOP team that takes the fight to the Democrats, raises money, registers voters, turns them out to vote and wins elections. It starts with Republican values, is fueled by our collective commitment and is executed by a comprehensive plan that includes the most innovative tools and technology combined with the unrivaled power of our county parties across the state.”
 
Jessica Patterson is currently the founding CEO of California Trailblazers, which provides valuable training to Republican candidates running for state legislature. These candidates include non-target candidates who, in the challenging legislative districts of the Bay Area, often have few resources. Christina Laskowski, who ran in Assembly District 22 last year, said, “The Trailblazers program was helpful to me in learning about state issues, learning campaign techniques, and meeting and sharing ideas with other assembly candidates.”
 
For the past two years Jessica has provided voluntary assistance to the White House Office of Political Affairs to support California visits by the President, Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and Trump Family.
 
Among her many campaign jobs, Patterson directed the statewide CRP Victory operations in 2010 and 2012. She was the primary Field Director for a gubernatorial campaign, where she recruited county chairs and coordinated thousands of volunteers. In 2008 she was the Nevada Victory Director for presidential nominee John McCain.
 
The majority of Republican legislators have endorsed Jessica Patterson, including Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates, Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron, and Congressional Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.
 
The contest for CRP Chairman started when Jim Brulte announced he would not run for re-election. Jessica Patterson entered the race on January 11th, shortly after David Hadley withdrew. The term of office is two years.
 
Jessica grew up in Hacienda Heights and Montebello, east of Los Angeles. While in high school, she started in politics as a volunteer for Governor Pete Wilson. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Cal State University-Northridge in political science and government and worked as an intern with Assemblymember Bob Pacheco and then the CRP. Next she served as Executive Director of the Ventura County Republican Party. In 2006 she was a Regional Political Director for Governor Schwarzenegger’s re-election victory.
  
Jessica Patterson is a graduate and board member of the Marian Bergeson Series, which trains the next generation of Republican women in California politics.
 
Jessica is married to Wes Patterson, a nonprofit fundraiser. They and their two daughters live in Simi Valley near the Reagan Library. You can learn more about Jessica Patterson and her campaign on her campaign page.
 

GOP IN THE NEWS (cont.)


Why Tax Reform is Hard

By Loren Kaye
Fox and Hounds
January 30, 2019

Governor Newsom’s musings have set tax reformers buzzing.

Deflecting a question at a budget briefing about where he stands on a ballot proposal to raise property taxes on business, the Governor disclosed his “desire is to use this as an exercise in bringing the parties together to see if we can compromise on a more comprehensive tax package.”

After years of stiff-arming by Governor Brown, could this be the moment for comprehensive tax reform? Will California taxpayers soon see a state budget featuring a progressive tax system, healthy revenues, but without our notorious volatility?

Not likely. 

Read More


Despite record surplus, Gov. Newsom wants new water, phone taxes

By Chris Reed
CalWatchdog.com
January 14, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s has called for a first-ever water tax and an added fee on phone bills at a time when the state is enjoying what recently departed state Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor called “extraordinary” budget health. Newsom said last week that experts now forecast a $21.5 billion budget windfall in 2019-20. Until recent years, the optics of asking the public to pay more with an overflowing budget would have seemed impossible to overcome.

Read More


 

What else is new? Newsom’s budget calls for more spending, higher taxes

By Jon Coupal
January 13, 2019
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

To the surprise of absolutely no one, California’s new governor has proposed a state budget with billions in increased spending and lots of tax hikes. And, as an added bonus, he is proposing new mandates on businesses and local governments as well as depriving Californians of the right to vote on certain kinds of local debt. From the perspective of taxpayers, this is not a propitious start.

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