August Newsletter 

Luis Wong for
Assembly District 20

Union City's Luis Wong wants to bring his financial expertise to the State Assembly and
"work for all Californians on issues that affect the quality of life and the future of
our children and us."
Wong's top priority issues include transportation, where he wants to expand BART services and find ways to relieve highway traffic, and housing, where he plans to work with local governments and private organizations to build affordable housing.
Luis Wong would also encourage business development that can provide better jobs and more tax revenue.  Another priority is improving school curriculum and results to better
prepare students for college and the labor market.
He says, "More can be accomplished in these and other areas with sound wisdom and judgment, instead of burdening our citizens with more taxes, fees, waste of resources, a growing bureaucracy and corruption."
Wong is running in the 20th Assembly District, which includes Hayward, Union City,
northern Fremont, and the surrounding unincorporated communities.  See the map.
Luis Wong was born in Nicaragua to a Chinese father and a Nicaraguan mother.  Together with their 10 children, they fled from civil war in Nicaragua to the United States.
Wong earned a degree in business administration from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  His professional training includes licenses in mortgage lending, various types of insurance, and real estate brokerage. 

 Luis has worked in mortgage lending for over 25 years, both in sales and management.  He is currently a senior loan officer for a  mortgage lender.   Luis meets with individuals and families, "to help them evaluate and select the mortgage that best fits their needs and allows them to achieve the American dream of home ownership."
Luis also worked overseas  negotiating foreign investment and trade arrangements involving three nations.  He speaks English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.
Luis has volunteered in the community with the James Logan High School forensics program, Union City American Little League, and public schools attended by his children.  
 In addition to professional organizations, he has been a member of Rotary International and the Nicarao Relief Fund.  He regularly attends mass service at St. Joseph's Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Hayward, though no one in his family is hearing-impaired.
Luis has resided in Union City for over 20 years with his wife Leanna.  Together they have raised 3 children who attended Union City public schools.
 Luis is having a fundraiser in Millbrae on Thursday, August 18.  For more information, please visit Luis' campaign website or contact him at (510) 579-0968.

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Bay Area Delegates Star at GOP National Convention
Bay Area Delegates Harmeet Dhillon and Peter Thiel played prominent roles at the recent Republican National Convention in Cleveland. 
Peter Thiel, one of Silicon Valley's most successful start-up investors, delivered a prime time speech that focused on the need to bring economic prosperity to all Americans.  He cited the flat wages experienced by many Americans during the Obama years.  He pointed out that our government, once a technology leader, has failed to keep up with technology advances, even in critical defense projects and installations.  He criticized Hillary Clinton's failed foreign policy and spoke of the need to rebuild America's economy, essential to maintaining our global leadership.
Harmeet Dhillon delivered the Ardas Sikh prayer as the convention invocation, highlighting the diversity of faiths represented at the gathering.  In addition, she served on the Convention Rules Committee where she helped preserve the connection between Republican voters and convention delegates they sent to represent them.  Efforts to change the 2020 presidential nomination process to advantage one candidate over others were also defeated.
California's delegation was featured in TV coverage as one of the most enthusiastic groups on the convention floor.  You can see the acceptance speeches of our nominees, as well as Thiel's speech and Dhillon's prayer on the Trump-Pence Campaign page on our website.
August Events

Southern Monterey RWF Luncheon Featuring Mark Carbonero
Tuesday, August 2, 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 Mark Carbonero, Program Director and Political Commentator for KION Radio in Salinas.  He will discuss the Republican National Convention and the Election. View the invitation for more details.
RSVP: For more information and to make reservations, email [email protected] or call Karen at (831) 385-1333. Cost: $15. Gather at 11:30am; lunch served as you arrive.

Meet Napa City Council Candidate Doris Gentry
Thursday, August 4, 2016 / 5:00 pm
The Roost Napa, 1407 2nd Street, Napa
It's Customer Appreciation Day at the Roost in Napa and also an opportunity to meet Napa City Council Candidate Doris Gentry.
Learn more about Doris' campaign!

Patiņo for Union City Council Taco Fundraiser
Saturday, August 6, 2016 / 11:00 am
Kennedy Park Amphitheater, 1333 Decoto Road, Union City
Jaime Patiņo invites you to join him in the Amphitheater at Kennedy Park where he will be selling tacos made from scratch by Union City's own - Jesse Mendoza. Elvis Tribute Artist George Silva and his band "The King and Us" will be playing, all to support Jaime's Union City Council race.
View the invitation.

Catharine Baker Reception with Chad Mayes and Jim Brulte
Sunday, August 7, 2016 / 5:30 pm
Private Residence, Address available upon RSVP, Danville
Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes and CRP Chairman Jim Brulte will be special guests at a reception in support of Assemblywoman Catharine Baker. The event will include wine tasting and local microbrews as well as a paella dinner by celebrity chef Joe Gonzales. View the invitation.
RSVP: Contact Julie Westlake at (916) 458-2828 or [email protected].  Ticket Prices: $100 per person or $150 per couple; $1,000 - East Bay Sponsor with more sponsor opportunities. VIP & Sponsor Reception begins at 5:30pm; General Reception at 6:30pm.

Commonwealth Club Presents Week to Week Political Roundtable
Monday, August 8, 2016 / 5:30 pm
The Commonwealth Club, 555 Post Street, San Francisco
The Commonwealth Club will host a roundtable discussion featuring Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF and; and C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle. These panelists will explore the biggest, most controversial, and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary by panelists who are smart, are civil, and have a good sense of humor.
RSVP: More information and tickets are available online.  Cost: $20 for Non-Members General Admission; $7 for Members and Students. Wine and Snacks Social begins at 5:30pm; Program at 6:30pm.

Wine Reception & Dinner with US Senate Candidate Joe Heck (R-NV)
Monday, August 8, 2016 / 6:00 pm
Cline Guest Villa, 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
There is a rare opportunity to pick up a Democrat seat in Nevada, and Californians can help by supporting Joe Heck. Nancy and Fred Cline invite you to a Wine Reception and Private Dinner with Harry Reid's potential successor in the U.S. Senate. Congressman Joe Heck is also a physician, Brigadier General and businessman. Come meet the candidate and help keep a GOP majority in the Senate.
RSVP: Contact Kristin Hueter at (510) 520-0348 or (415) 279-0468. You may also email [email protected]. Cost: $1000 p/guest or $1,500 per couple for the reception; $2700 p/Co-Host or $5000 p/couple for the reception and private dinner. View the response form.

Reception to Support Congressional Candidate Casey Lucius
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / 6:00 pm
Alexander Lloyd Residence, Address available upon RSVP, San Francisco
Co-Hosts Alexander Lloyd, Ben T. Smith, IV and Niccolo De Masi invite you to a reception supporting Pacific Grove City Council Member and Candidate for Congress Casey Lucius.  View the invitation.
RSVP: Reply to Laura McCook at [email protected]. Cost: $1,000 per person or $2,500 to be a Co-Host.

Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley with Andrew C. McCarthy
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / 6:15 pm
IFES Portuguese Hall, 432 Stierlin Road, Mountain View
The Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley welcomes as their next speaker former US Attorney and National Review Senior Fellow Andy McCarthy. He led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against the "blind sheik" Omar Abdel Rahman and his cohort and will explain the willful blindness behind the Obama administration's refusal to acknowledge the Islam in radical Islam.
RSVP: Register online. Special Event pricing: 2016 Premium Members - Free; 2016 Members - $15 online or $20 at the door; Non-members - $25 online or $30 at the door; $10 for active military and full-time students (show ID at door). Doors open at 6:15pm; Program begins at 7:00pm.  Learn more on their website.

Monterey Peninsula RWF Lunch Featuring Sandra Froman
Thursday, August 11, 2016 / 11:00 am
Rancho Caņada Golf Club, 4860 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley
The Monterey Peninsula Republican Women Federated will host a lunch meeting featuring Sandra Froman, Former NRA President. Her topic will be "Gun Rights and the 2nd Amendment." View the invitation.
RSVP: Call Sylvia at (831) 484-1104 or email Cindy at [email protected] to make reservations. Cost: $30. Silent Auction begins at 11:00am; lunch and program at noon.

SMGOP All Republican Family Picnic
Saturday, August 13, 2016 / 11:30 am
Bayside/Joinville Park, 2111 Kehoe Avenue, San Mateo
Join the San Mateo County Republican Party for family fun at a county-wide, All Republican Family Picnic. They'll serve up burgers, hotdogs, and more. Feel free to bring your favorite picnic dish to share with your Republican friends. Help kick off the campaign season right as we head into the fall election. Republicans from across San Mateo County will be there, and you should be too!
RSVP: Tickets are $10 for adults and teens; children 12 and under are free. Register online here.

North Sonoma County Republican Club Annual BBQ
Sunday, August 14, 2016 / 1:30 pm
Brandt's Beach, Healdsburg
The North Sonoma County Republican Club hosts a BBQ with these special guests:
 Dominic Foppoli - Windsor City Council Member
 David Hagele - Healdsburg City Council Candidate
 Charlie Schaupp - 4th District Assembly Candidate
RSVP: $45 per person - 707-849-1454

Nob Hill RWCF Dinner Featuring Kimberlin Brown
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 / 6:00 pm
The Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street (Between Union and Filbert Streets), San Francisco
Join the Nob Hill Republican Women's Club Federated for their dinner meeting with special guests Kimberlin Brown, actress and speaker at the Republican National Convention; Leo Lacayo, Chair, San Francisco Hispanic Republican Assembly and CA Communications Director for Trump/Pence; and Scott Robertson from San Francisco, and Karen Molden, Marin County Trump for President, who will report on the Convention. View the invitation.
RSVP:  Reserve by Thursday, August 11. Cost:  $55 for Members; $65 for Non-Members. Find out more ...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 / 6:30 pm
The Commonwealth Club, 555 Post Street, San Francisco
The Commonwealth Club will host a reception with political satirist Will Durst. He will provide his take on the 2016 election cycle and the candidates seeking the White House.
RSVP: More information and tickets are available online.  Cost:  $15 for General Admission Members; $30 for Non-Members General Admission; $10 for Students. Check-in begins at 6:00pm; Program at 6:30pm.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 / 6:00 pm
Private Residence, 36 Aura Vista, Millbrae
Hispanic Friends for Luis Wong for Assembly invite you to a fundraiser in support of Luis. Suggested contribution: $100. Contact: 510-579-0968.

SPARC Annual Summer Picnic  with Doug Ose
Sunday, August 21, 2016 / 4:00 pm
Morgan Manor, 12335 Stonebrook Court, Los Altos Hills
The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) will hold their Annual Summer Picnic at the lovely grounds of the historic Morgan Manor. The event will feature a presentation by former Congressman Doug Ose who recently served on the Rules Committee at the Republican National Convention. There will also be live music and a barbecue supper. This popular event could sell out, so early purchase of tickets is recommended. 
RSVP: For more information and to make your reservation, visit Cost: $25 per person; $20 for students with ID.

Lamorinda RWF Summer BBQ and Wine Tasting
Saturday, August 27, 2016 / 11:00 am
Viano Vineyards, 150 Morello Avenue, Martinez
The Lamorinda Republican Women Federated invite you to their Summer BBQ and Wine Tasting. Menu: Marinated tri tip, slow smoked pulled pork, tossed green salad, fresh fruit salad, pork bbq beans, rolls and butter. 11:30 Wine Tasting; Lunch at Noon; Music from Noon to 2 pm.
RSVP: $35 per person. You must reserve by Friday, August 19. Find out more ...

SVARW Annual Stars and Stripes Gala
Saturday, August 27, 2016 / 5:00 pm
Estate of Suzanna Cody and Ron Hills, Address available upon RSVP, Saratoga
Join the Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women's Annual Stars and Stripes Gala, featuring an evening with appetizers, a gourmet dinner, wine and music under the stars.
RSVP: Purchase tickets online. Cost: Tickets are $60 for members; $70 for non-members.  Sponsor opportunities are available.



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


Monday-Sunday, August 1-7, 2016 / 11:00 am
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa
The Republican Party of Sonoma County will host an information booth at the Sonoma County Fair July 22 - August 7. Volunteers are needed to register voters and engage people in positive conversation.
RSVP: Sign up online. Questions? Contact Elissa Wadleigh at [email protected]. Fair info.

Thursday-Sunday, August 4-7, 2016 / 1:00 pm
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose
The Santa Clara County Republican Party needs volunteers at the Santa Clara County Fair GOP booth. Help is needed to staff the table and register new Republicans.
RSVP: Sign up for one or more shifts on August 4 - 7 at this link.

Thursday, August 4, 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.

SFGOP Booth at the Nihonmachi Street Fair
Saturday, August 6, 2016 / All day
Japantown, Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets, San Francisco
Visit the San Francisco Republican Party booth Saturday-Sunday, August 6-7, at the Nihonmachi Street Fair. Fair info

Volunteer at the San Jose Tamale Festival
Saturday-Sunday, August 6-7, 2016 / 12:00 Noon
Emma Prusch Farm Park, 647 S King Road, San Jose
The Santa Clara County Republican Party needs volunteers at the San Jose Tamale Festival GOP booth. Help is needed to staff the table and register new Republicans.
RSVP: Sign up for one or more shifts on August 6 - 7 at this link.

SFGOP Central Committee Endorsements Meeting
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 / 6:30 pm
Hiram Johnson State Building (downstairs meeting rooms), 455 Golden Gate Avenue (between Polk and Larkin), San Francisco
The San Francisco Republican Party will hold its monthly Central Committee meeting. Endorsements for the November election will be considered.

Santa Clara County Republican Party Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 10, 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 (usually at Casino M8trix). Questions? Contact HQ at [email protected] or 408-246-6600.

San Mateo County GOP Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 11, 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 [email protected] or 650-931-4596.

Monterey GOP at the Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival
Saturday, August 13, 2016 / 12:00 pm
Oldtown Salinas, Salinas
The Monterey County Republican Party needs volunteers at its voter registration booth at the Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival. If you can help, please contact Cindy at [email protected]. Festival info.
Tuesday, August 16, 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 [email protected].

Tuesday, August 16, 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.

Wednesday, August 17, 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 protected].

San Benito County Republican Central Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 18, 2016 / 7:00 pm
Spring Grove School, 500 Spring Grove Road, Hollister
San Benito County Republican Party meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm. The public is invited. Come hear all the latest Republicans news and events in San Benito County. For more information, contact Chairman Peter Hernandez at [email protected] or 831-245-5361.

San Francisco Log Cabin Republicans Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, August 24, 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, August 25, 2016 / 7:00 pm
Marin GOP Victory Headquarters, Location TBA
The Marin County Republican Central Committee will hold their monthly meeting at their Victory Headquarters, which is set to open immediately after the Republican National Convention. 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, August 25, 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 at the County Fair
Wednesday-Monday, August 31 - September 5, 2016 / 12:00 Noon
Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey
Volunteers are needed for voter registration activities at the Monterey County Republican Party booth at the Monterey County Fair. Contact Cindy at [email protected] if you can help. Fair info.

Save the Date!
Night at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum for Catharine Baker
Thursday, September 1, 2016 / 6:00 pm
The Blackhawk Automotive Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville
Join the California Dental Association and the Farmers Employee & Agent PAC, along with the Blackhawk Services Company for an event in support of Assemblywoman Catharine Baker. The event will include live music by local artist Chris Estes.
RSVP: Reply online. You may also contact Erin Wolff at (916) 669-9372 or email [email protected]. Ticket Prices: $100 per person or $150 per couple; $1,000 - Cadillac Sponsor with more sponsor opportunities. View the invitation for more information.

Sonoma GOP Breakfast with Rep. Tom McClintock
Saturday, September 10, 2016 / 7:30 am
Legends at Bennett Valley, 3030 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa
Join the Sonoma Republican Party as they host a breakfast with Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CD 4). Rep. McClintock serves on the House Budget and Natural Resources Committees.
RSVP: Purchase tickets online. Cost: $35 per person ($45 after Aug. 31); $20 for Students.

Bay Area Republican Women Clubs Present Dinesh D'Souza
Sunday, September 11, 2016 / 2:30 pm
Address provided upon RSVP, East Contra Costa County
Join the Bay Area Republican Women Clubs in East Contra Costa for an afternoon with author Dinesh D'Souza as he discusses the impact of the Progressive movement in the United States. His most recent book, Hillary's America, was released in November, and the movie will be released in July of this year. View the invitation.
RSVP: Contact Liz Ritchie at [email protected] to reserve pre-sale General Tickets ($100) and VIP Tickets ($175.)


Dev Davis at San Jose D6 Council Forums
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 / 7:00 pm
Location tba, Willow Glen area, San Jose
Support Dev Davis as she debates her opponent in the San Jose District 6 city council race. Additional candidate forums will be held:
 September 26 at 6:30 pm
 October 17 at 6:30 pm
Locations will be announced later. 

First Presidential Debate
Monday, September 26, 2016 / 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the schedule earlier this year. While it could be subject to change, here is the schedule of debates:
Mon,  Sept 26    - First Presidential Debate, Hempstead, New York
Tues, October 4 - Vice presidential debate, Farmville, VA
Sun,  October 9 - Second presidential debate, St. Louis, MO
Wed, October 19 - Third presidential debate, Las Vegas, NV
See more details here.

SFGOP 2016 Lincoln Reagan Dinner with Allen B. West
Friday, October 7, 2016 / Evening
Marine's Memorial Club, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco
The San Francisco Republican Party will hold their 2016 Lincoln Reagan Dinner with special guest Allen B. West, American political commentator, former member of the United States House of Representatives, and retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel. View the invitation.
Sponsorships and tickets will be available in August.


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