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California Republican Party

The California Republican Party (CAGOP) is the California affiliate of the United States Republican Party. The party chairman is Jim Brulte, and is based in Burbank, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. The CRP also has a headquarters in Sacramento.[1]

California Republican Party
Chairperson Jim Brulte
Assembly leadership Brian Dahle
(Minority Leader)
Senate leadership Patricia Bates
(Minority Leader)
Founded 1854; 163 years ago (1854)
Headquarters 1903 Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506
Ideology Conservatism
Economic liberalism
Fiscal conservatism
Green conservatism
Political position Center-right
National affiliation Republican Party
Colors Blue
Seats in the US Senate
0 / 2
Seats in the US House
14 / 53
Statewide Executive Offices1
0 / 8
Seats in the State Senate
13 / 40
Seats in the State Assembly
25 / 80
Website
www.cagop.org

1California Department of Education is a nonpartisan state executive position.

The party's stated goals are to enhance economic prosperity within the state, cut taxes, and eliminate government waste. The CRP is active throughout the entire state of California. As of 2016 Republicans represent approximately 28% of the state's registered voters, about three points less than in 2012, primarily as a result of more voters indicating no party preference.[2]

Contents

Elected officialsEdit

The following is a list of Republican statewide, federal, and legislative officeholders:

Members of CongressEdit

U.S. SenateEdit

  • None

Both of California's U.S. Senate seats have held by Democrats since 1992. John F. Seymour was the last Republican to represent California in the U.S. Senate. Appointed in 1991 by Pete Wilson who resigned his Class I Senate seat because he was elected governor in 1990, Seymour lost the 1992 special election to determine who would serve the remainder of the term expiring in 1995. Pete Wilson was also the last Republican elected to represent California in the U.S. Senate in 1988, and the last Republican to represent California for a full term in the U.S. Senate from 1983 to 1989.

U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit

Out of the 53 seats California is apportioned in the U.S. House of Representatives, 14 are held by Republicans:

Statewide officesEdit

  • None

California has not elected any GOP candidates to statewide office since 2006, when Arnold Schwarzenegger was re-elected as governor and Steve Poizner was elected insurance commissioner. In 2010, term limits forced Schwarzenegger from office, and Poizner did not seek re-election as insurance commissioner, instead making an unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for governor.

Board of Equalization, State Senate, & State AssemblyEdit

Board of EqualizationEdit

Republicans hold 2 of the 5 seats on the State Board of Equalization:[3]

State SenateEdit

Republicans are in the minority, holding 13 of the 40 seats in the State Senate. Republicans have been the minority party in the Senate since 1970.

State AssemblyEdit

Republicans hold 25 of the 80 seats in the State Assembly.[4] The last time the Republicans were the majority party in the Assembly was during 1994–1996.

Mayoral officesEdit

Of California's ten largest cities, four have Republican mayors in 2016:

GovernanceEdit

The California Republican Party is a "political party that has detailed statutory provisions applicable to its operation", which are in division 7, part 3 of the California Elections Code.[9][10] The Republican State Central Committee (RSCC), the governing body of the California Republican Party, functions pursuant to its standing rules and bylaws.[11][12][13] The RSCC works together with the Republican county central committees and district central committees,[13] with county central committees appointing delegates to the RSCC.[14] The regular officers of the RSCC are the chairman, state vice chairman, eight regional vice chairmen, secretary, and treasurer.[15]

County central committeesEdit

There are semi-autonomous county central committees for each of California's 54 counties.[9][13] At every direct primary election (presidential primary) or when district boundaries are redrawn,[16] their members are either elected by supervisor district or Assembly district depending on the county.[17]

County central committees
County party Elected members
Republican Party of Los Angeles County Assembly district committee members elected at the direct primary elections.[18]
Republican Party of San Diego County Six regular members elected from each Assembly district in the county.[19]
Republican Party of Orange County Six members elected from each Assembly district.[20][21]

ChairmenEdit

Chairman Term
Frank F. Merriam 1928–1930
Marshal Hale 1930–1934
Louis B. Mayer 1932–1933
Earl Warren 1934–1936
Justus Craemer 1936–1938
Bradford Melvin 1938–1940
Thomas Kuchel 1940–1942
Edward Tickle 1942–1944
Leo Anderson 1944–1946
Arthur W. Carlson 1946–1948
Sim Delapp 1948–1950
Laughlin Waters 1950–1954
Thomas W. Caldecott 1954–1956
Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. 1956–1958
George W. Milias 1958–1960
John Krehbiel 1960–1962
Caspar Weinberger 1962–1964
Gaylord Parkinson 1964–1967
James Halley 1967–1969
Dennis Carpenter 1969–1971
Putnam Livermore 1971–1973
Gordon Luce 1973–1975
Paul Haerle 1975–1977
Michael B. Montgomery 1977–1979
Truman Campbell 1979–1981
Tirso del Junco 1981–1983
Ed Reinecke 1983–1985
Mike Antonovich 1985–1987
Bob Naylor 1987–1989
Frank Visco 1989–1991
Jim Dignan 1991–1993
Tirso del Junco 1993–1995
John Herrington 1995–1997
Michael J. Schroeder 1997–1999
John McGraw 1999–2001
Shawn Steel 2001–2003
George "Duf" Sundheim 2003–2007
Ron Nehring 2007–2011
Tom Del Beccaro 2011–2013
Jim Brulte 2013–present

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Contact Us". California Republican Party. Retrieved on May 13, 2010.
  2. ^ Republican voter registration tanks in California as fewer voters choose a party The Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2016
  3. ^ California State Board of Equalization: Board members. Retrieved from http://www.boe.ca.gov/members/board.htm
  4. ^ Assembly members. Retrieved from http://assembly.ca.gov/assemblymembers
  5. ^ http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/republican-kevin-faulconer-democratic-david-alvarez-san-diego-mayoral-race-103420.html?hp=l12
  6. ^ City of Fresno: Mayor's office. Retrieved from http://www.fresno.gov/Government/MayorsOffice/default.htm
  7. ^ City of Bakersfield - Mayor Karen Goh. Retrieved from http://www.bakersfieldcity.us/gov/elected_officials/mayor/default.htm
  8. ^ Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. Retrieved from http://www.anaheim.net/title/City Council/Mayor Tom Tait/
  9. ^ a b Eu v. San Francisco County Democratic Central Committee (1989), 489 U.S. 214. "The State of California heavily regulates its political parties. … The California Elections Code (Code) provides that the 'official governing bodies' for such a party are its 'state convention,' 'state central committee,' and 'county central committees,' …"
  10. ^ California Elections Code § 7250
  11. ^ California Elections Code § 7350
  12. ^ Standing Rules and Bylaws of the California Republican Party, As Amended 6 October 2013.
  13. ^ a b c Bylaws § 1.03
  14. ^ Bylaws § 2.01.01(B)
  15. ^ Bylaws § 2.03.01(A)
  16. ^ California Elections Code § 7420
  17. ^ California Elections Code division 7, part 3, chapter 4, article 1, §§ 7400 et seq.
  18. ^ Bylaws of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, as amended December 15, 2012, § 2(a)
  19. ^ Bylaws of the Republican Party of San Diego County Archived 2012-06-10 at the Wayback Machine., § 2.01.01(A)(1)
  20. ^ Bylaws of the Republican Party of Orange County, As Amended May 20, 2013, Article IV(A)
  21. ^ California Elections Code § 7401

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