February 2021 BayAreaGOP Newsletter Articles
Jonathan Madison for Bay Area Regional Vice Chair
Jonathan Madison has represented Bay Area Republicans well during challenging times and deserves election to a second term as Bay Area Regional Vice Chair of the California Republican Party. He has been an important Republican voice in the media. Within the party, he has helped lead the internal conversation after last spring’s national protests and riots. He has also launched innovative community outreach initiatives, actively recruited and supported Party candidates, and represented Bay Area Republicans on the CRP board.
Madison provides opinion both on television and in newspapers. He has appeared on Fox Business Mornings With Maria, Saturday Night Live, KRON 4 News, NBC Bay Area News, and KTVU Channel 2 News. He has written opinion columns in newspapers circulated throughout the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Mateo Daily Journal. After the Black Lives Matter movement erupted last year, Jonathan convened an online town hall conversation called “Be the Solution” with all sides, including law enforcement, represented.
Jonathan describes some of the community initiatives which he led. “In December 2019, a team of Bay Area Republicans led an effort to feed 120 homeless families in the Bay View Hunters Point Community in San Francisco. We also partnered with Scott Presler to clean up the Tenderloin and neighboring parts of the City of San Francisco – the heart of Nancy Pelosi’s district. In spite of the pandemic, we partnered to launch several successful campaigns in the Bay Area and raise money for Republican candidates.”
Jonathan Madison was selected to be Bay Area Vice Chair in the summer of 2019 after Jason Clark moved to Washington, D.C. to serve in the Trump administration. Jonathan is an attorney at an Oakland law firm, where he works in estate planning, landlord-tenant matters, and civil litigation. In addition to his Republican volunteer work, he leads a prison ministry at the San Francisco County Jail and is a cabinet member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Gamma Chi Lambda Chapter.
Jonathan was born and raised in Pacifica. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University with distinguished honors. He subsequently worked in the House of Representatives as a member of the professional policy staff for the Committee on Financial Services. Madison then returned to the Bay Area and earned his law degree at the University of San Francisco School of Law. At the same time, he became active in local Republican politics, serving as president of the San Mateo County Young Republicans, running for State Assembly, and then serving as a vice chair of the San Mateo County Republican Party.
After moving to the East Bay, Jonathan was appointed to the Alameda County Republican Central Committee. He and his wife have a young son and live in Oakland. You can learn more about Jonathan’s campaign on his campaign website.
California GOP Announces Virtual Convention for Feb. 19-21
The California Republican Party will hold a virtual convention to elect officers for the 2021-22 election cycle on February 19-21. Voting for Regional Vice Chairs will take place on Saturday morning February 20. Voting for Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer will take place on Sunday morning February 21.
The convention will utilize an electronic voting system recommended by the Republican National Committee and previously utilized by a number of state Republican parties. The CAGOP is providing training sessions for delegates and associate delegates who will carry proxies on the following dates:
- Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30PM
- Saturday, February 6 at 10AM
- Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30PM
- Saturday, February 13 at 10AM
- Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30PM
- Friday, February 19 at 10AM
- Friday, February 19 at 4PM
- Saturday, February 20 at 8AM
- Saturday, February 20 at 5PM
You can sign up for the training by clicking on this link: VISIT HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A TRAINING
It is highly recommended that you participate in a voter training session prior to the convention.
Deadlines are approaching fast:
- Delegate appointment deadline– Tuesday, February 2, 2021
- Early Bird Pricing ends – Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5pm
- Dues Payment and Convention Registration Deadline – Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 8 p.m.
You must have paid your dues and registration in order to vote at the convention. The convention program is available to registered Delegates, Associate Delegates and Guests.
You can find more information about the program and schedule by visiting the CAGOP.org website.