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BayAreaGOP 2020 Election Voter Guide

Congratulations to the following Republican candidates from the Greater Bay Area who will compete in the November Election.

Republican Assembly Candidates

AD 01 – Charlotte Svolos

AD 04 – Matt Nelson

AD 11 – Debra Schwab

AD 14 – Janelle Proctor

AD 16 – Joe Rubay

AD 18 – Stephen Slauson

AD 19 – John McDonnell

AD 22 – Mark Gilham

AD 24 – Peter Ohtaki

AD 25 – Bob Brunton

AD 27 – Burt Lancaster

AD 28 – Carlos Cruz

AD 29 – Shomir Banerjee

AD 30 – Greg Swett


Republican Senate Candidates

SD 03 – Carlos Santamaria

SD 07 – Julie Mobley

SD 13 – Alex Glew

SD 17 – Vicki Nohrden

Republican Congressional Candidates

CD 02 – Dale Mensing

CD 03 – Tamika Hamilton

CD 05 – Scott Giblin

CD 09 – Tony Amador

CD 11 – Nisha Sharma

CD 13 – Nikka Piterman

CD 14 – Ran Petel

CD 15 – Allison Hayden

CD 17 – Ritesh Tandon

CD 19 – Justin Aguilera

CD 20 – Jeff Gorman

Below is more information on the Republican candidates we highlighted in the March Primary who will move on to the General Election.

Ritesh Tandon

Ritesh Tandon

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.

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Justin Aguilera

Justin Aguilera

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.

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Carlos Santamaria

Carlos Santamaria

*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.

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Julie Mobley

Julie Mobley

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. 

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Dr. Alex Glew

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.

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John McDonnell

John McDonnell

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.

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Peter Ohtaki

Peter Ohtaki

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).

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Ballot Measures

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)

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