Santa Clara County Recommendations

Republican Central Committee

District 1

Matt WendtAttorney – Leads Election Integrity activities for the Republican Central Committee.  Head of the South County Congress of Republicans which has worked to elect Republicans as Mayor and City Council members in South County.

Enrique NavarroGovernment Affairs Associate – works for Santa Clara County Association of Realtors protecting our private property rights! Former SVGOP elected member.

Jim ZitoGoverning Board Member, Evergreen Elementary School District – an elected official working to educate our kids the right way.

Khanh HoangData Scientist/Engineer – As a member of the Central Committee, Khanh is the go-to expert on all things technology and data related.  An invaluable resource for our party.

Don HsiehMarketing Consultant – Extensive experience as a senior corporate marketing executive.  Currently serves as the alternate for Lanhee Chen on the Republican Central Committee.

Himat Singh BainiwalAttorney – A small business owner who runs an estate planning practice that serves his community.  Party service includes officer of the California Young Republicans and alternate member of the SVGOP.

District 2

Shane Patrick ConnollySmall Business Owner – Chairman of the Republican Central Committee of Santa Clara County.  Has successfully led the SVGOP in helping to elect school board members, city councilmembers and mayors.  Serves on the executive committee of the California GOP.

John CrossmanBusiness Owner – Runs a fintech start-up in downtown San Jose.  Appointed member of the SVGOP, he is an active volunteer and donor for our party.

Ron Rickard – Past President, Willow Glen Creek Homeowners Association.  Active in bringing Major League Soccer to San Jose.  Retired Senior Quality Engineer at UPS.

District 3

David MacIncumbent – Leader of the Vietnamese Republicans in Santa Clara County.  Long-time member of the Republican Central Committee who has helped many GOP candidates.

Roger RiffenburghSmall Business Owner – Editor of the website and newsletter.  Former GOP nominee for State Assembly and officer of the SVGOP.

JoAnn BarrReal Estate Broker – Angel Donor and former officer of the SVGOP.  Active in SPARC and the Republican Women Federated.  Delegate to the CAGOP.

Victor San VicenteRetired Engineer – Vice President of the East Valley Congress of Republicans.  Former GOP nominee for State Senate.

District 4

Jeff StanleyBusiness Owner – Vice Chairman and Finance Chairman for the Santa Clara County Republican Central Committee.  Responsible for raising the funds that sustain the committee.

Michael SnyderIncumbent – Elected member, Campbell Union School District Governing Board.  Former GOP nominee for State Assembly. 

Robert VarichIncumbent – Owns Pinnacle 1 Insurance Brokerage.  Responsible for maintaining the headquarters building owned by the SVGOP.   Serves as Regional Vice Chair for the Lincoln Club of Northern California which provides financial support to Republican candidates.

Ardis JacksonSmall Business Owner – Current alternate on the Republican Central Committee.  Active Young Republican and member of SPARC (South Peninsula Republican Coalition.)

Peter Kuo/Karen Hardy – Peter Kuo is the former Vice Chair of the California Republican Party.  Karen Hardy serves on the Santa Clara City Council.

District 5

Luis BuhlerChief Financial Officer – Publisher of website and newsletter.  Works as consulting CFO in the tech industry.  Heads candidate development and serves on the finance committee for the Santa Clara County Republican Central Committee. Member of the CAGOP executive and rules committees. Past delegate to Republican National Convention. Volunteer CFO for the Lincoln Club of Northern California.  Treasurer, California Congress of Republicans.

Nick RajkovichBusiness Owner/Farmer – Active in campaign for Liz Lawler for State Assembly.  Current SVGOP alternate and CAGOP delegate.  Five generations of family ties to San Jose and the Almaden Valley.

Jayne Ham – Business Owner – Jayne is the president of SPARC (South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition  She is a current California state delegate and past national delegate in the Republican Party.

Chuck PageSaratoga City Councilmember – Former Mayor.  Past President of the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce.  Helped sustain Saratoga’s business community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Former GOP nominee for California State Senate.

John RuckstuhlManufacturing Electrical Engineer – Angel Donor and active precinct volunteer for the Santa Clara County Republican Party.

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