April 2019 BayAreaGOP Newsletter Articles
California Congress of Republicans Expands Its Bay Area Presence
The California Congress of Republicans, a permanently chartered statewide Republican volunteer organization, is growing rapidly and making its presence felt in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The past year has seen the addition of three new chapters in the greater Bay Area. The Villages Republican Club in South San Jose recently joined CCR and has announced San Jose City Councilman Johnny Khamis as this month’s guest speaker.
The newly established East Valley Congress of Republicans includes members from Southern Alameda and Eastside Santa Clara Counties. CRP Vice Chair Peter Kuo and CCR President Peter Verbica were featured speakers at the March meeting.
At its February endorsing convention, CCR backed then candidate for CRP chair Jessica Patterson and chartered the Central Coast Congress of Republicans covering Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.
CCR’s longest standing Bay Area chapter, SPARC, draws its membership from the Santa Clara and San Mateo Peninsula. Its high-profile speakers have included candidate Carly Fiorina, past Secretary of State George Shultz and Cisco Chairman John Chambers. CALmatters CEO Neil Chase will be the speaker at its April 17 dinner meeting in Los Altos Hills.
In addition to providing social and educational opportunities, SPARC participated in the 2018 SVGOP get-out-the-vote program by volunteering and making calls at the phone bank at county GOP headquarters. SPARC recruited volunteers and made calls for five GOP candidates, three of which won their election. Those winners were Anita Enander for Los Altos City Council, Robert Varich for Campbell Union High School District and Peter Fung for El Camino Hospital Board.
To learn more about the California Congress of Republicans and their chapters, visit ccr-gop.com.