MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLISHER
Write In Angel Cardenas
for San Mateo’s CD-14
If you live in Northern San Mateo County’s Congressional District 14, please write in Angel Cardenas for Congress. After no one qualified to run against Democrat incumbent Rep. Jackie Speier, Angel filed as a write-in candidate to fill the gap. The district runs from Redwood City north to the county line and also includes southwest San Francisco. (See the map.) If you don’t live in the district, please notify friends who do. They don’t need to be Republicans.
Angel Cardenas is the son of Peruvian immigrant parents. While attending college, he helped pay his way working at Wells Fargo Bank. He subsequently got involved in local politics and started his own business, Sentinelx, Inc. Learn more about Angel and see the write-in instructions here.
County Committee Candidates
In the June election Republican voters will have an opportunity that only comes around once every four years: electing members of the Republican County Central Committees. These members are elected by Assembly or Supervisorial district and will serve four-year terms.
See who BayAreaGOP recommends for Central Committee and other contested races in your county by clicking here.
County GOP Voter Recommendations
The Republican County Central Committees in the Bay Area have made recommendations to voters regarding candidates and measures. See your County Committee’s recommendations here.
If you want to help elect Republicans in this important election, contact your local Central Committee. You can access contact information on the BayAreaGOP Links page.
Georgia Acosta for
Assembly District 30
With her experience in business, agriculture, and education, as well as government reform, Assembly Candidate Georgia Acosta wants to bring her expertise to the state level on behalf of the people.
Acosta has been a local business owner in Watsonville for fifteen years. Her company aids local agricultural companies by providing layout and design applications for day-to-day operations.
Georgia Acosta says “Everyone needs to EAT“, emphasizing her priority issues of Education, Agriculture, and Transportation.
She is running in Assembly District 30, which includes all of San Benito County, most of Monterey County, and the Watsonville and Gilroy areas. It includes the agricultural areas of the the Pajaro Valley and the Salinas Valley. (See the map.)
Georgia Acosta was born in Gilroy, raised in Morgan Hill and has lived in Watsonville for over 25 years. She says, “During all this time, the business of agriculture has been central to the local economy, good jobs, and our lives. I will be your California champion for preserving and improving this vital local industry.”
Georgia has served as a board member and Chairwoman for a charter school in Watsonville, where she developed a scholarship program for students. Currently she serves as the appointed local taxpayer representative on Cabrillo Community College’s Bond Oversight Committee.
As avid runners, Georgia and her husband support many local races and events that raise money for sports programs in local schools.
She has volunteered her time and service as a coach in a primary school in a program for female students in grades two through five. The mission of the program is to teach girls at an early age about running, nutrition, and negative/positive self-talk and how this affects their self-image.
Georgia has also volunteered her time as an income tax preparer aiding low income people and their families in Monterey County.
Georgia spent 18 months working on three local reform measures in Watsonville that were brought to the city’s June 2014 ballot, and won with a landslide victory. She went to the State Capitol to oppose a bill which sought to overturn one of the measures.
Georgia and her husband Ed have been married for twenty-nine years and have three children.
You can learn more about Georgia Acosta’s campaign on her campaign website.
GOP IN THE NEWS
By Chris Reed
June 23, 2016
California’s shift to “jungle primaries” in which the top two candidates advance regardless of party hasn’t resulted in significant changes in state politics, Mother Jones reported in early 2015. A 2014 Los Angeles Times op-ed was similarly dismissive of the idea that the change had moderated state politics.
But that looks like a premature judgment based on the events of the past year. Business interests and the California Chamber of Commerce have had consistent success in working with moderate Democrats in the state Legislature who share their wariness toward far-reaching measures that could hurt the economy or make life more costly in their home districts.
By Julia Slingsby
Office of Speaker Paul Ryan
June 2, 2016
The Department of Labor recently finalized its controversial overtime rule, which raises the salary level requirements of employees eligible for overtime from $23,660 to $47,476. More people getting paid for overtime work? Sounds great, but such a momentous federal intervention in our information economy has unintended consequences—harmful consequences that will fall directly on the people that this rule claims to help.
By Adam B. Summers
Orange County Register
May 29, 2016
California has earned quite a reputation for being openly hostile to business, as confirmed by numerous studies and surveys. Its plethora of taxes and regulations are driving away legions of entrepreneurs and workers, but they are doing wonders for one segment of the economy: the moving industry. It is almost as though that industry is secretly lobbying the state Legislature for its anti-business policies.
Joe Vranich, as president of Spectrum Location Solutions, an Irvine business relocation consulting firm, knows all about what drives businesses’ decisions to give up and leave for greener pastures. According to his research, in just the past seven years, approximately 9,000 businesses have decided to leave California or expand their operations out of state. Companies leaving California typically save between 20 percent and 35 percent of operating costs, he concluded.
By Dan Walters
May 19, 2016
Increasingly, however, the state’s dominant politicians want to subject dissenters to discrimination and legal harassment – even infringement of constitutional rights.
Smoke a cigarette, own a gun, cut a tree, pan for gold, question the “inconvenient truth” of human-caused global warming, utter an impolite joke or even drive a gasoline-powered car and you may run afoul of an ever-tightening web of laws and rules that punish your heresy – promulgated by political figures who talk constantly about their respect for civil rights.
By Teri Sforza
The Orange County Register
May 22, 2016
So if you don’t live in Irwindale, rejoice: There, even when you look at it through rose-colored glasses, public pension liabilities equal $32,447 for each and every household in the city.
Slap on a skeptic’s glasses, and that load skyrockets to $134,907 per household.
Irwindale carries the heaviest pension load of more than 1,000 California public agencies whose data have been sliced and diced and posted for the world to see by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
LIST OF UPCOMING GOP EVENTS
- SVARW Breakfast Meeting Featuring Mayor Sam Liccardo
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / 8:00 am – Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Avenue, San Jose
The Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women had scheduled San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo to speak in June but he had to cancel due to the death of a police officer. His Chief of Staff did replace him and answered questions about the Trump Rally in San Jose. The Mayor has been rescheduled to attend this breakfast meeting . He will discuss his top priorities and take questions.
RSVP: Purchase tickets online. Those who paid to attend the June 15 meeting will be admitted FREE of charge, but an RSVP is required (select Rain Check option). Otherwise, the cost is $15 (includes buffet breakfast.) Check-in opens at 8:00am; Program begins at 8:30am. Learn more on their website.
- Blackhawk RWF Evening Featuring Charlie Self, “Dr. History”
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 / 5:30 pm – Blackhawk Country Club, 599 Blackhawk Club Drive, Danville
The Blackhawk Republican Women Federated invite you to an informative evening featuring Charlie Self, “Dr. History”. Dr. Self is an ordained minister and has several degrees in history. His topic will be “The Future of American Politics.”
RSVP: Cost: $25. Please make your reservations by e-mailing or calling Jane Parish at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-216-6663, then mailing her a check for $25 made payable to “Blackhawk Republican Women” to arrive no later than Saturday, June 25 at 366 Jacaranda Drive, Danville, CA 94506-2125. 5:30 pm – Check-in and hors d’oeuvres; 6:00 pm – Meeting and speaker. View the invitation.
- Marin County Republican Central Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 30, 2016 / 7:00 pm – Community Room next to Jason’s Restaurant, 300 Drakes Landing Road, Greenbrae
The Marin County Republican Central Committee will hold their monthly meeting. Meetings are usually held on the last Thursday of each month. Members of the public are welcome. Call 415-446-4111 for more information.
- Santa Cruz County Republican Central Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 30, 2016 / 7:00 pm – Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr, Aptos
Monthly meetings are usually held the last Thursday of each month. The meeting is open to the general public.
- Monterey GOP Independence Day Booth
Monday, July 4, 2016 / 9:00 am – Colton Hall, 570 Pacific Street, Monterey
Join the Monterey County Republican Party at their booth at the Monterey 4th of July Celebration and street fair. Help with Voter Registration immediately following the Parade 10:30-4:30.
- Solano County Republican Central Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 7, 2016 / 7:00 pm – Republican Headquarters, 625 Jackson Street, Fairfield
The Republican Party of Solano County normally meets on the first Thursday of every month. This is an open public meeting, so bring a friend. Contact them at 707-422-5000.
- Napa GOP Central Committee General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 / 6:00 pm – Round Table Pizza, 3331 Solano Ave, Napa
The Napa County Republican Central Committee meets for its general membership meeting, normally on the second Tuesday of the month.
Contact: Glenn Ellen Smith by email or call 707-226-9151.
- Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley Presents Evan Sayet
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 / 6:15 pm – IFES Portuguese Hall, 432 Stierlin Road, Mountain View
The Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley welcomes as their next speaker Evan Sayet. Hear this multifaceted conservative political comedian and author share his views on the language of liberalism. He is also the author of the bestselling book The KinderGarden Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks.
RSVP: Register online. Cost: 2016 Members – Free; Non-members – $15 online or at the door; $5 for First-time visitors. Doors open at 6:15pm; Program begins at 7:00pm. Learn more on their website.
- Monterey GOP Central Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / 5:00 pm – MCRP Headquarters, 1098 Del Monte Ave. #C, Monterey
Meet your local Republican leaders. Join the Monterey County Republican Party for their central committee meeting. This is a great opportunity to get involved and help elect Republicans to local office. RSVP to Cindy at email@example.com.
- SFGOP Business Meeting
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / 6:30 pm – West Portal Playground Clubhouse, 131 Lenox Way, San Francisco
You are invited to a SFGOP business meeting hosted by the San Francisco Republican Party. Meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month. Committee members business meeting from 6:30 to 7:00pm. Refreshments and discussion from 7:00 to 8:00pm.
- San Mateo County GOP Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 14, 2016 / 7:00 pm – San Mateo American Legion Hall, 130 South Blvd., San Mateo
The San Mateo County Republican Party will hold their monthly committee meeting – normally the second Thursday of the month. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-931-4596.
- Sonoma County GOP Day at the Range
Saturday, July 16, 2016 / 9:00 am – Circle S Range, 1740 Tomales Road, Petaluma
Join the Sonoma County Republican Party for a Day at the Range Shoot and Training fundraiser. They will have trainers on-site with a variety of firearms that you can try, or you may bring your own.
RSVP and learn more at this link. Cost: $60. Two hour sessions begin at 9am; 11:30am; 2pm.
- Republican National Convention
Monday, July 18, 2016 / N/A – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
The 41st Republican National Convention will meet in Cleveland Monday-Thursday, July 18-21, 2016 to nominate the Republican candidate for President. Find out more here.
- Alameda County Republican Party Leadership Meeting
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 / 6:30 pm – Alameda County Republican Headquarters, 1039 MacArthur Blvd., San Leandro
This is the monthly leadership meeting of the Alameda County Republican Party. Meetings are normally held on the third Tuesday of each month.
- Monthly Meeting of the Sonoma County Republican Party
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 / 7:00 pm – Sonoma County GOP HQ, 1421 Guerneville Road, Suite 110, Santa Rosa
Attend the monthly meeting of the Sonoma County Republican Party, normally held on the third Wednesday. All registered Republicans are welcome to attend. Contact: email@example.com