UPCOMING GOP EVENTS

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

Bay Area Voter Guide

Voters throughout California are choosing their candidates to move on to the November election. This includes a few write-in candidates who deserve your consideration. Please be mindful of each county’s instructions for writing in a candidate to make sure your vote counts. Click here to view an example for Santa Clara County.

Write-in Candidates:

Joe Grcar, Ph.D. for Assembly District 20 – website

Burt Lancaster for Assembly District 27 – web page

Jeanne Solnordal for Congressional District 13 – flyer

Justin Aguilera for Congressional District 19 – website

Bay Area Nominees and Recommendations:

Matt Heath for Assembly District 2

Lisa Romero for Assembly District 11

Pranav Jandhyala for Assembly District 15

Catharine Baker for Assembly District 16

Steve Slauson for Assembly District 18

Keith Bogden for Assembly District 19

Christina Laskowski for Assembly District 22

Alex Glew for Assembly District 24

Bob Brunton for Assembly District 25

Michael Snyder for Assembly District 28

Vicki Nohrden for Assembly District 29

Neil Kitchens for Assembly District 30

Victor San Vicente for State Senate District 10

Rob Poythress for State Senate District 12

Dale Mensing for Congressional District 2

Charlie Schaupp for Congressional District 3

Marla Livengood for Congressional District 9

John Fitzgerald for Congressional District 11

Lisa Remmer for Congressional District 12

Cristina Osmena for Congressional District 14

Rudy Peters for Congressional District 15

Ron Cohen for Congressional District 17

Christine Russell for Congressional District 18

Not sure about your districts, or want to see endorsements published by the California Republican Party? Visit this webpage: cagop.yourvoter.guide.

 

Write In Justin Aguilera for the South Bay’s Congressional District 19

When he heard that his Representative in Congress, Democrat Zoe Lofgren, had no opponent, Justin Aguilera stepped up to take on the challenge himself.  However, he needs voters to write in his name so that he can become our Republican candidate in the fall election.
 
Justin has an entrepreneurial spirit.  He has been working in Silicon Valley as Director of Business Development and Marketing for a bail bonds company, as well as similar work for Global Supply Industries Inc.
 
Dedicated to community service, Justin has worked with various charities, including tutoring and passing out goods at Sacred Heart in San Jose, preparing food at Dorothy’s Kitchen, and volunteering at STAR Riders in Marina, where they provide horseback riding to disabled children.
 
Having spoken to many young people, Justin is aware of the many issues that affect the children of Santa Clara County.  They grow up in an age of ever advancing technology, with a staggering amount of student loans, and difficulties in finding affordable housing.
 
Congressional District 19 runs from central San Jose down Highway 101 to Gilroy.  (See the map.)  A voter from the district need only write the name “Justin Aguilera” on the appropriate place on the ballot, for either a mail-in ballot or at the polling place.
 
Justin Aguilera was born and raised in the Alum Rock distict of East San Jose.  He attended Valley Christian High School and received a scholarship to play baseball at California State University Monterey Bay where he majored in Kinesiology. 
 
His campaign says “As a lifelong athlete there is only one goal when he steps onto the field; that is to win.  As a candidate, that is exactly what Justin will accomplish, … the main goal of being a role model along with representing District 19 with everything that he is, to make sure our district is safer, our youth are protected and that they may have the best education possible.”
 
Justin says, “Accomplish anything with determination and perseverance.”
 
Justin Aguilera and his wife Candace reside in San Martin, south of San Jose.  You can learn more about Justin on his campaign website, www.JustinAguilera.com, or his Facebook page.

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GOP IN THE NEWS


The dimensions of California's pension crisis

By Dan Walters
CALmatters
April 22, 2018

California’s public employee pension systems have immense gaps – called “unfunded liabilities” – between what they have in assets and what they will need to meet their obligations to retirees.

The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation’s largest pension trust fund, and other state and local systems are desperately trying to close those shortfalls, or at least reduce them, mostly by ramping up mandatory “contributions” from public agencies.

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Trump Is Cutting Old Gordian Knots

By Victor Davis Hanson
National Review
April 5, 2018

Donald Trump’s unconventional methods may be exactly what is required for seemingly unsolvable problems.

The proverbial knot of Gordium was impossible to untie. Anyone clever enough to untie it would supposedly become the king of Asia. Many princes tried; all failed.

When Alexander the Great arrived, he was challenged to unravel the impossible knot. Instead, he pulled out his sword and cut through it. Problem solved.

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Local tax hikes cleverly packaged

By Dan Walters
CALmatters.org
March 26, 2018

Over the past few years, voters in hundreds of California cities and other local governments were asked to pass tax increases, and indications are that another big batch of local tax measures will be on this year’s ballots.

All but a handful of the previous tax hikes were approved, although one failed sales tax, in Coalinga, was unique. It lost by just 33 votes because of an overwhelming vote against it by residents of Coalinga State Hospital, an institution for the mentally ill, who apparently didn’t want prices to rise for their personal sundries.

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LIST OF UPCOMING GOP EVENTS

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

GOP In the News


The dimensions of California's pension crisis

By Dan Walters
CALmatters
April 22, 2018

California’s public employee pension systems have immense gaps – called “unfunded liabilities” – between what they have in assets and what they will need to meet their obligations to retirees.

The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation’s largest pension trust fund, and other state and local systems are desperately trying to close those shortfalls, or at least reduce them, mostly by ramping up mandatory “contributions” from public agencies.

Read More


Trump Is Cutting Old Gordian Knots

By Victor Davis Hanson
National Review
April 5, 2018

Donald Trump’s unconventional methods may be exactly what is required for seemingly unsolvable problems.

The proverbial knot of Gordium was impossible to untie. Anyone clever enough to untie it would supposedly become the king of Asia. Many princes tried; all failed.

When Alexander the Great arrived, he was challenged to unravel the impossible knot. Instead, he pulled out his sword and cut through it. Problem solved.

Read More

Meet write-in candidate Justin Aguilera, running in Santa Clara County’s 19th Congressional District

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Bay Area Voter Guide

Voters throughout California are choosing their candidates to move on to the November election. This includes a few write-in candidates who deserve your consideration. Please be mindful of each county’s instructions for writing in a candidate to make sure your vote counts. Click here to view an example for Santa Clara County.

Write-in Candidates

Joe Grcar, Ph.D. for Assembly District 20 – website

Burt Lancaster for Assembly District 27 – web page

Jeanne Solnordal for Congressional District 13 – flyer

Justin Aguilera for Congressional District 19 – website

Bay Area Nominees and Recommendations

Matt Heath for Assembly District 2

Lisa Romero for Assembly District 11

Pranav Jandhyala for Assembly District 15

Catharine Baker for Assembly District 16

Steve Slauson for Assembly District 18

Keith Bogden for Assembly District 19

Christina Laskowski for Assembly District 22

Alex Glew for Assembly District 24

Bob Brunton for Assembly District 25

Michael Snyder for Assembly District 28

Vicki Nohrden for Assembly District 29

Neil Kitchens for Assembly District 30

Victor San Vicente for State Senate District 10

Rob Poythress for State Senate District 12

Dale Mensing for Congressional District 2

Charlie Schaupp for Congressional District 3

Marla Livengood for Congressional District 9

John Fitzgerald for Congressional District 11

Lisa Remmer for Congressional District 12

Cristina Osmena for Congressional District 14

Rudy Peters for Congressional District 15

Ron Cohen for Congressional District 17

Christine Russell for Congressional District 18

Not sure about your districts, or want to see endorsements published by the California Republican Party? Visit this webpage: cagop.yourvoter.guide.

Write In Justin Aguilera for the South Bay’s Congressional District 19

When he heard that his Representative in Congress, Democrat Zoe Lofgren, had no opponent, Justin Aguilera stepped up to take on the challenge himself.  However, he needs voters to write in his name so that he can become our Republican candidate in the fall election.
 
Justin has an entrepreneurial spirit.  He has been working in Silicon Valley as Director of Business Development and Marketing for a bail bonds company, as well as similar work for Global Supply Industries Inc.
 
Dedicated to community service, Justin has worked with various charities, including tutoring and passing out goods at Sacred Heart in San Jose, preparing food at Dorothy’s Kitchen, and volunteering at STAR Riders in Marina, where they provide horseback riding to disabled children.
 
Having spoken to many young people, Justin is aware of the many issues that affect the children of Santa Clara County.  They grow up in an age of ever advancing technology, with a staggering amount of student loans, and difficulties in finding affordable housing.
 
Congressional District 19 runs from central San Jose down Highway 101 to Gilroy.  (See the map.)  A voter from the district need only write the name “Justin Aguilera” on the appropriate place on the ballot, for either a mail-in ballot or at the polling place.
 
Justin Aguilera was born and raised in the Alum Rock distict of East San Jose.  He attended Valley Christian High School and received a scholarship to play baseball at California State University Monterey Bay where he majored in Kinesiology. 
 
His campaign says “As a lifelong athlete there is only one goal when he steps onto the field; that is to win.  As a candidate, that is exactly what Justin will accomplish, … the main goal of being a role model along with representing District 19 with everything that he is, to make sure our district is safer, our youth are protected and that they may have the best education possible.”
 
Justin says, “Accomplish anything with determination and perseverance.”
 
Justin Aguilera and his wife Candace reside in San Martin, south of San Jose.  You can learn more about Justin on his campaign website, www.JustinAguilera.com, or his Facebook page.

GOP IN THE NEWS (cont.)


Local tax hikes cleverly packaged

By Dan Walters
CALmatters.org
March 26, 2018

Over the past few years, voters in hundreds of California cities and other local governments were asked to pass tax increases, and indications are that another big batch of local tax measures will be on this year’s ballots.

All but a handful of the previous tax hikes were approved, although one failed sales tax, in Coalinga, was unique. It lost by just 33 votes because of an overwhelming vote against it by residents of Coalinga State Hospital, an institution for the mentally ill, who apparently didn’t want prices to rise for their personal sundries.

Read More


California’s middle class is in decline, despite the state’s immense wealth

By Amita Sharma, KPBS
CALmatters
March 8, 2018

California’s lush coastline, balmy climate and post World War II economic promise made it an easy sell as America’s middle class paradise in the 1950s.

“The California Dream of two or three generations ago was, `I’m going to move from a place that’s cold and flat to a place where there’s lots of opportunity,’” said Joel Kotkin, a presidential fellow in Urban Futures at  Chapman University in Orange. “`I’ll get a job in an aerospace factory, in an oil company. I’ll buy a house with a pool. I’ll die and go to heaven. And I’ll do it all in good weather.’”

Today the weather remains. But access to the California dream is being choked off.

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Tell the Truth SF Unified

By David Crane
Fox & Hounds
March 6, 2018

In June San Francisco’s school board wants voters to approve a new “parcel tax” of $298 per parcel of real property. They claim the money — $50 million per year — is needed to provide teachers with living wages. That’s a worthy objective but it’s not the real reason behind the proposed tax. The real reason is buried deep in SFUSD financial reports from 2012 and 2017.

In 2012 retirement costs were 26 percent of the amount spent on teacher salaries. By 2017 that figure had jumped nearly 70 percent. As a result, this year only 29 percent of SFUSD’s budget will go to teacher salariesThat pathetic figure is another example of San Francisco not walking its progressive talk.

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