BayAreaGOP 2020 Election Voter Guide
We have featured some of our Bay Area candidates and made recommendations in contested Central Committee races. Many thanks to the candidates, donors and volunteers who stepped up to make a difference in this Primary Election.
Below are links to live election results, as well as our highlighted candidates who are currently in the top two.
CD 17 Candidate
Ritesh has worked for nearly two decades in the Silicon Valley and proudly serves the disadvantaged both here in the Bay Area and abroad through nonprofit engagement. Seeing a lack of representation of our values in Washington, DC, Ritesh is seeking to serve the Bay Area in Congress.
CD 19 Candidate
Justin was born and raised on the East Side of San Jose. He works in the family business and became involved in politics when the promise of “Hope and Change” never came to fruition. He looks forward to helping people become successful and to live their dreams. Justin wants to be part of the new generation of elected officials.
*SD 3 Write-In Candidate – Results not yet available
Carlos serves as 1st Vice President of the Napa County Republican Party. He is a businessman having worked in commercial real estate for over 25 years. Carlos is an international speaker on the topics of energy efficiency and sustainability implementation, among other subjects. Write in Carlos Santamaria in Senate District 3.
SD 7 Candidate
Julie has lived in the East Bay for over 20 years. Her experience as an engineer and R&D manager, as well as a Mom and community volunteer, has given Julie a unique perspective and prepared her to take on some of our state’s biggest challenges.
Dr. Alex Glew
SD 13 Candidate
Alex serves as Secretary for the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) and an Ex Officio member of the Santa Clara and San Mateo Central Committees. Dr. Glew is a professional engineer practicing in mechanical engineering and materials science engineering, focusing on high technology concerns. He is an inventor and longtime resident of Silicon Valley.
AD 19 Candidate
John McDonnell has been a Los Altos-based tax and business lawyer for over 35 years. He is the former President of the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) and is a Member of the San Mateo County Central Committee.
AD 24 Candidate
Peter served as City Councilman and Mayor in Menlo Park from 2010 – 2018. After years of deficits, Peter helped balance Menlo Park’s budget in 2011 by paying down an unfunded pension liability that was costing about $800k each year, saving taxpayers $3.6 million in interest expense. Peter is Vice President, Enterprise Incident Management, for Wells Fargo. Previously, Peter was the Executive Director of the California Resiliency Alliance, a non-profit organization that brings businesses and government together to improve disaster planning and response statewide. Peter is a member of the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC).
Qualified for the November Ballot:
- 17-0044 “Restricts Parole for Non-Violent Offenders (CAGOP Supports)
- 17-0055 “Requires Certain Commercial and Industrial Real Property To Be Taxed Based on Fair-Market Value” (CAGOP Opposes)
- 18-0009 “Referendum to Overturn a 2018 Law That Replaced Money Bail System With A System Based On Public Safety Risk” (CAGOP Supports Referendum and Requests “No” Vote)