May 2018 BayAreaGOP Newsletter Articles

Bay Area Delegates to Meet Saturday Morning for CRP Convention Briefing 

Bay Area Regional Vice Chair Sue Caro invites Bay Area Delegates to join her for a convention briefing Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. in room Marina 1 at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina.  Following is a list of key convention events for delegates and guests:

  • Friday at Noon – Chairman’s Lunch with CRP Chairman Jim Brulte
  • Friday at 7:30pm –  CA Congressional Dinnerwith Rep. Mimi Walters – a special tribute will be paid to retiring Congressmen Ed Royce and Darrell Issa.
  • Friday at 1pm – Candidates Fair (Nautilus Foyer) – candidates for federal, state and local offices have 15 minutes each to stand on the soapbox and make their pitch. The Fair will include fair food, drinks, and a few surprises! Another Fair will take place on Saturday.
  • Saturday at 9am – Bay Area Region Meeting(Marina 1) Regional Vice Chair Sue Caro invites you to a briefing on the new endorsement process, proposed Bylaw changes, and ballot initiatives to be considered.
  • The Central Coast & Northwest Regional Meetings will also take place at this time.
  • Saturday at 9:45am – 2nd Candidates Fair(Nautilus Foyer)
  • Saturday at 10am – Initiatives Committee Meeting (Nautilus 2) – The long agenda will be split between two meetings, starting with the June Ballot Measures. Come hear knowledgeable speakers present the pros and cons.
  • Saturday at Noon – Lunch with Linda McMahon – cofounder of World Wrestling Entertainment and two-time Republican senatorial candidate in Connecticut.
  • Saturday at 2pm – Statewide Candidates Forum – candidates who succeeded in being considered for endorsement will make their presentations to delegates.
  • Saturday at 4pm – Initiatives Committee Meeting (Nautilus 2) – the Initiatives Committee will hear presentations on ballot measures that have a chance to qualify for the November election.
  • Saturday at 7:30pm – Dinner with Iowa U.S. Senator Joni Ernst – known for her rebuttal to then-President Obama’s State of the Union address, Senator Ernst is a rising star in the U.S. Senate.
  • Saturday at 9pm – Leadership Reception(Nautilus 4) – after the dinner, come for a convention update from a representative of the Republican Leaders.  The update will include information from key committees and items to look forward to during General Session on Sunday.  Coffee and desserts too!
  • Sunday at 9am – General Session – Delegates will vote on proposed rules, initiatives, and whether to endorse statewide candidates.

If you are a delegate and cannot attend the General Session on Sunday morning of the Convention, please contact us at

Delegates, Associates and their guests may purchase registration, meal and reception tickets at this link. Discounts are available for College Republicans thanks to those of you who sponsor a College Republican for $40 when you register. 

We will provide more details about Convention events on our Spring Convention page.

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,, or his Facebook page.

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