June Newsletter


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
You can learn more about Georgia Acosta's campaign on her campaign website.

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June, 2016Luis Buhler, 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.

BayAreaGOP Recommends 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.

Campaign Activities

Thursday, June 2, 2016 / 5:00 pm
Catharine Baker for Assembly Campaign Office, 2303 Camino Ramon, Ste. 260, San Ramon
Help get out the vote for Catharine Baker by making phone calls from the campaign headquarters.
RSVP: Contact campaign manager Scott Borges at (925) 289-9541 or email to sign up for a shift. You may also make calls from home at any time. Contact campaign headquarters for instructions.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 / 9:00 am
Dev Davis Campaign Headquarters, 975 Delmas Avenue, San Jose
San Jose City Council Candidate Dev Davis will hold GOTV Volunteer Walks this Saturday. There will be two shifts available, 9-1 or 2-6. Trainings are at 9:00 and 1:00. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and wear comfortable shoes for walking.
They will provide snacks and water plus donuts and coffee in the morning, pizza in the afternoon.
RSVP: If you can volunteer, contact campaign manager Christina Branche at by Friday at 8:00 pm.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 / 9:30 am
Save Mart Parking Lot, 3251 S. White Rd (at Aborn Road), San Jose
Please join Pat Waite, Candidate for San Jose City Council in District 8, to walk precincts. Volunteers will be meeting at the Save Mart parking lot. Please bring comfortable walking shoes and your enthusiasm!
RSVP here or call (408) 320-8683.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 / 9:30 am
Sonoma County GOP Headquarters, 1421 Guerneville Road, Ste. 110, Santa Rosa
The Sonoma County GOP Office in Santa Rosa will be open June 4th to organize volunteers to walk and make calls for candidates Charlie Schaupp and Greg Coppes. The goal will be to win a huge turnout in Rohnert Park. If you can walk a neighborhood, please wear comfortable shoes and bring water. They also need you to make phone calls at the office (please bring your cell phone) or at home. Everything else will be provided.
RSVP if you can help!

Saturday, June 4, 2016 / 10:00 am
Catharine Baker for Assembly Campaign Office, 2303 Camino Ramon, Ste. 260, San Ramon
Help get out the vote for Catharine Baker on this final GOTV Walk Weekend.
RSVP: Contact campaign manager Scott Borges at (925) 289-9541 or email to sign up for a shift. You may also make calls from home at any time. Contact campaign headquarters for instructions.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 / 11:00 am
HQ, 522 North Monroe Street, San Jose
Join other Santa Clara County Republican Party volunteers to phone on behalf of local Republican candidates. Several races are very hot! There will be phoning every day until election day from 11 am to 8 pm. RSVP to Izaak at

California Primary
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 / 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
State of California
Polls will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm.
Click here for the Official Voter Information Guide from the California Secretary of State.


June Events

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 / 5:30 pm
Address provided upon RSVP, Saratoga
Hosts Don and Joanne Prolo invite you to cocktails with Nevada Congressman and United States Senate Candidate Joe Heck. Congressman Heck is in a tight race to replace Harry Reid.
RSVP: If you think you would like to meet Rep. Heck and learn how you can make a difference in this important race, please contact Kristin Hueter at (415) 279-0468 or email  Space is limited.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 / 11:30 am
Blue Pheasant Restaurant, 22100 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
The Silicon Valley Republican Women Federated invite you to hear about Steve Brown's campaign for San Jose City Council, District 2. Steve has managed global security programs for some of the world's largest tech companies. View the invitation.
RSVP: Call Ellen Longworth ASAP at (408) 354-0419 or visit to make reservations. Cost: $24. Social begins at 11:30am; Lunch at Noon.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 / 7:00 pm
San Jose Convention Center - South Hall, 150 W San Carlos Street, San Jose
Presidential Candidate Donald Trump will hold a Bay Area Rally.
RSVP: You must have a ticket to attend. Use this link to reserve two tickets online and to sign up to volunteer. It is recommended you arrive several hours early!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 / 11:30 am
Lawrence's Restaurant, 611 Canal Street, King City
The Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated will hold their General Membership Meeting with guest speaker Steve Taylor, former Chairman and CEO of Fresh Express. He will discuss the 2016 Presidential Election and the 2018 Senate race. View the invitation for more details.
RSVP: For more information and to make reservations, email or call Karen at (831) 385-1333. Cost: $15. Gather at 11:30am; Lunch served as you arrive.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 / 6:00 pm
Independent Institute Conference Center, 100 Swan Way, Oakland
Join the Independent Institute for a reception and discussion with George Gilder, Chairman of George Gilder Fund Management. Drawing on his new book, The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does, Gilder will explain why America needs a monetary system free of government monopoly and safe from the manipulations of a central bank.
RSVP: Reserve tickets online. Regular Admission: $25 or $20 for Members; Special Admission (includes book): $45 or $40 for members. Reception and book signing begin at 6:00pm; Program at 7:00pm. View more details.


SFGOP Primary Results Watch Party
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 / 6:30 pm
Twitter HQ, 1355 Market Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco
Please join the San Francisco Republican Party and friends for a Primary Results Watch Party at Twitter HQ!  Cocktails and bites will be provided as they watch the primary election results pour in for Presidential nominee, US Senate, State Senate, State Assembly, and much more!
RSVP: Reply and learn more online. Cost: $20 for Primary Watcher; $35 for Gold Sponsor with VIP Preferred Seating (limited.) Please note: Identification is required for entrance into Twitter.

Election Night Party with Johnny Khamis
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 / 7:00 pm
Mo's The Breakfast and Burger Joint, 5925 Almaden Expressway, San Jose
You are invited to an Election Night party with San Jose City Councilman Johhny Khamis. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
RSVP: For more details on the event, or to receive campaign materials, contact Sara Wright at or call (707) 344-4622.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016 / 7:00 pm
Main & Elm Restaurant, 150 Elm Street, Redwood City
The San Mateo County Young Republicans and the College Republicans of Caņada College invite you to an Election Night Victory Party for all Republicans.
Come meet fellow Republicans at this no-host event and see who goes on to the top two in November.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / 11:30 am
San Mateo Elks Lodge, 229 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo
The Mid-Peninsula Republican Women Federated will host their monthly luncheon with LeAnn Thompson, Executive Assistant to the Hillsborough Chief of Police.
RSVP: Contact Karen Kennedy for reservations and more information at (650) 573-5939.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 / 11:00 am
Napa Valley Country Club, 3385 Hagen Road, Napa
The Napa Valley Republican Women Federated will host a luncheon meeting with guest speaker Charles C. Johnson, an independent investigative journalist, author, and new media entrepreneur. He is the author of Why Coolidge Matters: Leadership Lessons from America's Most Underrated President and The Truth About the IRS Scandals and has written for The Wall Street Journal and many other publications.
RSVP: Contact Cost: $25. Registration begins at 11am; Business Meeting at 11:30pm; Lunch at Noon and Program at 12:30pm.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 / 11:30 am
Rancho Caņada Golf Club, 4860 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley
The Monterey Peninsula Republican Women Federated will host a lunch meeting featuring Linda Paine, President and Co-Founder of the Election Integrity Project. She will discuss overseeing the integrity of the election process and voter fraud.
RSVP: Call Sylvia at (831) 484-1104 or email Cindy at to make reservations by June 6th. Cost: $22 for members; $25 for non-members. Social begins at 11:30am with lunch and program starting at noon.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 / 6:30 pm
Beeb's Restaurant Banquet Room, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore
The Tri-Valley Republican Women Federated invite you to their dinner meeting with featured speaker Susan Tully, National Field Director, The Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Western Field Representative. Susan educates the media and the public on immigration issues.
RSVP: Call Linda Krikorian at (925) 426-1474 or email by Tuesday, June 7. Cost: $30 for TVRWF Members; $34 for Guests. Social time begins at 6:30pm; Meeting at 7:00pm.

Monday, June 13, 2016 / 8:00 am
Event Location, 6955 Sierra Court, Dublin
You are invited to a Business Roundtable and Re-Elect Dublin Mayor David Haubert Campaign Fundraiser. Assemblywoman Catharine Baker will be their special guest and Dublin business owners are especially encouraged to attend. View the invitation for more details.
RSVP: Contact Please make checks payable to David Haubert for Dublin Mayor, 4886 Redwood Ave., Dublin, CA 94568. Cost: Friends of Dave's $50; Bronze Sponsor $100; Silver Sponsor $250; Gold Sponsor $500.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 / 6:15 pm
IFES Portuguese Hall, 432 Stierlin Road, Mountain View
The Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley welcomes as their next speaker author, scholar and internationally acclaimed speaker Yaron Brook. He will explain why "equal is unfair." The real threat to the American Dream isn't rising income inequality - but an all-out war on success.
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. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 / 9:00 am
Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Avenue, San Jose
The Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women will host their breakfast meeting with guest speaker San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo (a Democrat). He will discuss his Smart City Vision, including rebuilding the police department, maintaining the City's long-term financial stability and spurring job creation.
RSVP: Purchase tickets online. Cost: $15 (includes buffet breakfast.) Check-in opens at 9:00am; Program begins at 9:30am.  Learn more on their website.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 / 11:30 am
Spinnaker Restaurant, 100 Spinnaker Drive, Sausalito
The Marin Republican Women Federated will host their next luncheon with guest speaker Brenda Schmale, President of NRA Sonoma County Members' Council. Brenda is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, a Shotgun Instructor, a Range Safety Officer, and a CA Department of Justice Firearm Safety Certification Instructor. Most significantly, she provides instruction on how to "Refuse to be a Victim." Her topic will be "The Fight of our Lives: Saving the US Constitution and the 2nd Amendment."
RSVP: Email reservations to  Or, mail reservations to Kathryn Thompson, 821 Albatross Drive, Novato, CA 94945. Cost: $35.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 / 6:00 pm
Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills
The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) June dinner meeting will feature Megan Range, Executive Director of the Lincoln Club of Northern California. Her topic will be "California Primary Recap: Analyzing the California Results."   Find out more ...


Thursday, June 16, 2016 / 11:30 am
Holder's Country Inn, 998 So. De Anza Blvd., San Jose
Join the West Valley Republican Women Federated for their June luncheon meeting with guest speaker Allison Olson, Legislative Advocate for the California Federation of Republican Women. Allison tracks and analyzes California legislation, lobbies on behalf of CFRW, and keeps members informed and educated. View the invitation for more information. This will be their last monthly luncheon before their summer break.
RSVP: Reserve your seat by sending your check (made payable to West Valley RWF) to Grace Russo at 2393 Karen Drive #3, Santa Clara, CA 95050. Questions? Call Grace at (408) 244-0280. Cost $24.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 / 5:30 pm
The Andaz Hotel, 1450 First Street, Napa
Join Doris Gentry for an evening of food and wine to kick off her campaign for Napa City Council. Learn more about her campaign on her website.
RSVP: Reply online. Suggested donation amount is $100.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 / 11:30 am
Marin Country Club, 500 Country Club Drive, Novato
The Novato Republican Women Federated will host a luncheon with guest speaker Sally C. Pipes, CEO of the Pacific Research Institute. Her topic, "The Truth About Obamacare and How to Dismantle It," articulates a fundamentally different approach to the burdensome, flawed legislation.  Ms. Pipes will give an update on what is happening with health care delivery and what reforms Republicans can offer to voters in this election year. 
RSVP: Reserve your seat online by June 17. Cost: $33. Check-in begins at 11:00am, Speaker at 11:30am, Lunch at 12:15pm.

Friday, June 24, 2016 / 11:30 am
Omni Hotel, 500 California Street, San Francisco
The Pacific Research Institute will host a luncheon with special guest James Taranto, editor of the Wall Street Journal's and author the "Best of the Web Today" column. He will be joined by PRI's Dr. Steve Hayward as they have a discussion on the 2016 presidential election.  Learn more.
RSVP: Register online. Cost: $60 per person. For more information, contact Laura Dannerbeck at or call (415) 955-6110. A Networking Reception will begin at 11:30am; Lunch and Program at Noon.

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 no later than Saturday, June 25. 5:30 pm - Check-in and hors d'oeuvres; 6:00 pm - Meeting and speaker. Find out more ...


This section contains information on county committee meetings, club meetings without a speaker, grassroots activities, etc.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016 / 6:30 pm
South Sunset Playground, 40th Avenue (Between Vicente & Wawona), 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. RSVP here (free).

Thursday, June 2, 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.

Saturday-Sunday, June 4-5, 2016
Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey
The Monterey County Republican Party staffs a candidate information booth at the Artichoke Festival. To volunteer at the booth, contact HQ in advance at 831-324-0617.

Wednesday,  June 8, 2016 / 7:00 pm
Santa Clara County Administration Building, 70 W. Hedding Street (at First Street), San Jose
The monthly meeting of the Santa Clara County Republican Party.  Normally the second Wednesday of the month.  Hear about the latest Republican news and events in Santa Clara County.  Pre-meeting social 6:30 pm; Committee Meeting 7:00 pm; post-meeting social 8:30 pm (at Casino M8trix). Questions? Contact HQ at or 408-246-6600.

Napa GOP Central Committee General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, June 14, 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.

Wednesday, June 15, 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:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 / 6:00 pm
Patriot House, 2 Embarcadero Center, Level P, 3rd Fl., San Francisco
Join the San Francisco Young Republicans at their monthly third-Tuesday Happy Hour.  For questions, contact

San Francisco Log Cabin Republicans Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 / 6:30 pm
The Sausage Factory, rear dining room, 517 Castro Street, San Francisco
Join the Log Cabin Republicans of San Francisco for their fourth Wednesday monthly meeting. All are welcome to attend. 
RSVP: Questions? Contact: Larry Lacko.

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.

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.

Save the Date!
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-Thursday, July 18-21, 2016
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

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