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Pop quiz CRP convention attendees: Who is your choice for president in 2016?

For Immediate Release

Pop quiz California Republican Party convention attendees: Who is your choice for president in 2016?

Rand Paul edges Walker as first choice for Republicans at Party’s spring convention.

Sacramento – March 1, 2015- California Republican Party spring convention attendees, responding to a single question Presidential Quiz, chose Rand Paul as their first choice for President in 2016. Dr. Paul, a Senator from Kentucky, narrowly edged Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

The quiz, sponsored by the Republican Liberty Caucus of California (RLCCA), asked “Who is your choice for President in 2016?” Respondents placed stickers next to a list of prospective candidates that included Senator Paul, Governor Walker, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, among others.

“The results were close, but more people chose the Senator from Kentucky, Dr. Rand Paul over all the ‘serious’ candidates,” said John Dennis, Chairman of the RLCCA. “If these results are any indication, we’re in for an exciting, interesting, close race for the Republican party nomination in 2016.”

Nearly 200 attendees answered the quiz. The results were:

Rand Paul 49 (24.5%)
Scott Walker 48 (24%)
Chris Christie 19 (9.5%)
Ben Carson 11 (5.5%)
Jeb Bush 10 (5%)
Marco Rubio 8 (4%)
Bobby Jindal 6 (3%)
Other 6 (3%)
Mike Huckabee 4 (2%)
Ted Cruz 3 (1.5%)
John Kasich 3 (1.5%)
Sarah Palin 2 (1%)
Rick Perry 1 (0.5%)
Rick Santorum 0 (0.0%)

Governor Christie spoke at the convention lunch on Thursday. Senator Paul was the featured speaker at the California Republican Party Fall 2014 convention in Los Angeles.
For more information, press only:

Matt Heath
(707) 327-9831
secretary@rlcca.org

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Log Cabin Republicans

The Republican Liberty Caucus of California supports the application of the California Log Cabin Republicans to become an official chartered volunteer organization of the California Republican Party and urges the California Republican Party Delegation to accept and pass their application.

RLCCA 2015 convention

The 2015 Convention of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Californiawill be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, in Sacramento, California. The exact time and location are still TBD.

The following RLCCA Officers and Directors will be elected at the Convention:

  • Chairman
  • Vice Chairman
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • At-Large Director (special election)
  • Regional Director, Central (special election) — Central Region covers Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, Sacramento, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne, and Ventura Counties

All dues-paying RLCCA members who are registered to vote as Republicans in California are eligible to run for Secretary, Treasurer, or At-Large Director. Candidate for Central Regional Director must reside in that region. Candidates for Chairman or Vice Chairman must also have served as members of the RLCCA board for six months and have been members of the organization for two years.

Nominations are now open, and will remain open until Saturday, February 14 (14 days prior to convention). If you wish to make a nomination, please email contact@rlcca.org. All nominations must be seconded.

The Convention may also consider bylaws amendments and public policy resolutions, which may be proposed by either a majority of the Board of Directors or a petition of 25 regular members. If you wish to present such a petition or to recommend a measure for consideration by the board, please email contact@rlcca.org no later that Monday, January 19.

 

Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Paul Hannosh for Congress

hannoshRepublican Liberty Caucus Endorses Paul Hannosh for Congress
March 28, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eric Rall, secretary@rlcca.org

 

The Republican Liberty Caucus is pleased to announce the endorsement of Paul Hannosh in his campaign to represent California’s 8th Congressional District, which includes Inyo County, Mono County, and northern San Bernardino County. Hannosh is a US Army veteran, a school board member, and a schoolteacher. He is running for Congress on a platform that includes fiscal discipline, tax reform, ending NSA surveillance, and freeing education from federal interference.

Paul Hannosh is challenging incumbent Republican Paul Cook, whose voting record in the state legislature received the lowest score of any Republican in the RLCCA’s Liberty Index. The RLCCA is endorsing Hannosh over Cook in order to hold our elected officials accountable and improve the quality of representation. Anthony Rice, the RLCCA’s Southern Regional Director, says “Paul Hannosh is a passionate defender of liberty and has shown a great understanding of the US Constitution as a History Teacher. His limited government mentality is exactly what Congress needs.”

Paul Hannosh says, “As a Rand Paul supporter, I am thrilled to be given the Republican Liberty Caucus national endorsement. The problems we face in America are not due to political gridlock but due to a nanny state mentality at home and abroad that seeks dragons to slay. Government doesn’t create jobs it just seeks it’s own preservation and expansion and has a parasitical effect on it’s host, the productive part of society. The ‘parasite’ of government has now grown to the point where it is endangering the health of its host and must be downsized. We now have nearly as many Americans on Welfare as working full time and we continue to spend more on Defense than the next 10 highest defense countries budgets combined. This cannot continue indefinitely. Either we address the problem now in an orderly fashion or we will be forced to address the problem in a state of chaos. I am willing to address this problem and start putting working Americans first, not our government establishment.”

The Republican Liberty Caucus urges our members to visit Paul Hannosh’s website (http://www.paulhannosh.com) and offer him your support.

Republican Liberty Caucus of California Endorses Zachary Taylor for Assembly

zachtaylorshakeRepublican Liberty Caucus of California Endorses Zachary Taylor for Assembly
March 24, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eric Rall, secretary@rlcca.org

The Republican Liberty Caucus of California has endorsed Zachary Taylor in his campaign to represent California’s 46th Assembly District. Taylor is a post-production engineer in the Los Angeles area, and he is running on a platform of protecting Prop 13, safeguarding small businesses against burdensome regulations, and defending the constitutional rights of Californians.

Nick Hankoff, Chair of the Los Angeles Republican Liberty Caucus, says “Zachary Taylor’s clear, positive, and courageous voice for liberty will be a powerful addition to the California Assembly.”

Zachary Taylor welcomes the RLCCA’s endorsement, saying “I am honored to have the Endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus of the State of California. I am grateful to our former Republican leaders, Ron Paul and Ronald Reagan. It is exciting to be a part of the rising swell of the demand for true liberty as perceived by our Nation’s founders.  I will use my position in the State of California to exercise our state’s rights against unconstitutional federal laws.”

The Republican Liberty Caucus of California urges our members to visit Zachary Taylor’s website (http://www.electzacharytaylor.com) and offer him your support.

2013 Legislative Review Reports: ACA 9

The RLCCA adopts positions on a number of bills each legislative session for the purpose of holding our elected representatives in Sacramento accountable. This post is part of a series showing how our positions compare to those of various elected officials.

If you would like to call a bill to our attention for rating in the current legislative review session, please comment on this post or send an email to contact@rlcca.org.

ACA 9 — Restrictive requirements for write in canididates
Analysis This bill raises the petion requirements for write-in candidates in primary elections to unreasonably high levels. In the 2012 elections, there were six congressional or legislative races where incumbants were opposed only by write-in candidates who went on to qualify for the general election. Had this bill been in effect, all six of those races would have seen all opposition locked out by ballot access rules.
RLCCA Position No
Status Failed in Assembly
Aye Nay Abstained
Assembly

Katcho Achadjian

Travis Allen

Frank Bigelow

Wesley Chesbro

Rocky Chávez

Connie Conway

Brian Dahle

Tim Donnelly

Steve Fox

Beth Gaines

Jeff Gorell

Shannon Grove

Curt Hagman

Diane Harkey

Brian Jones

Eric Linder

Dan Logue

Brian Maienschein

Mike Morrell

Brian Nestande

Kristin Olsen

Jim Patterson

Don Wagner

Marie Waldron

Scott Wilk

Luis Alejo

Tom Ammiano

Toni Atkins

Richard Bloom

Bob Blumenfield

Raul Bocanegra

Rob Bonta

Steven Bradford

Cheryl Brown

Joan Buchanan

Ian Calderon

Nora Campos

Ed Chau

Ken Cooley

Tom Daly

Roger Dickinson

Susan Eggman

Paul Fong

Jim Frazier

Cristina Garcia

Mike Gatto

Jimmy Gomez

Lorena Gonzalez

Rich Gordon

Adam Gray

Isadore Hall

Roger Hernández

Reggie Jones-Sawyer

Marc Levine

Bonnie Lowenthal

Jose Medina

Holly Mitchell

Kevin Mullin

Al Muratsuchi

Adrin Nazarian

Richard Pan

Henry Perea

John A. Pérez

V. Manuel Pérez

Bill Quirk

Sharon Quirk-Silva

Anthony Rendon

Rudy Salas

Nancy Skinner

Mark Stone

Phil Ting

Shirley Weber

Bob Wieckowski

Das Williams

Mariko Yamada

Susan Bonilla

Chris Holden

Allan Mansoor

Melissa Melendez

2013 Legislative Review Reports: AB 1405

The RLCCA adopts positions on a number of bills each legislative session for the purpose of holding our elected representatives in Sacramento accountable. This post is part of a series showing how our positions compare to those of various elected officials.

If you would like to call a bill to our attention for rating in the current legislative review session, please comment on this post or send an email to contact@rlcca.org.

AB 1405 — Repeal of Subersive Organization Registration Law
Analysis Current law required “subversive organizations” to register with the California Secretary of State and make regular filings concerning its organization, membership, and activities. This bill repealed the law in its entirety. We support the repeal of this McCarthy-era relic.
RLCCA Position Yes
Status Signed into law
Aye Nay Abstained
Governor

Jerry Brown

Senate

Joel Anderson

Jim Beall

Tom Berryhill

Marty Block

Anthony Cannella

Ellen Corbett

Lou Correa

Mark DeSaulnier

Bill Emmerson

Jean Fuller

Ted Gaines

Cathleen Galgiani

Jerry Hill

Bob Huff

Hannah-Beth Jackson

Steve Knight

Mark Leno

Ted Lieu

Carol Liu

Bill Monning

Jim Nielsen

Alex Padilla

Fran Pavley

Richard Roth

Darrell Steinberg

Norma Torres

Mimi Walters

Rod Wright

Mark Wyland

Ronald Calderon

Noreen Evans

Loni Hancock

Edward Hernandez

Ben Hueso

Ricardo Lara

Kevin De León

Lois Wolk

Leland Yee

Assembly

Katcho Achadjian

Luis Alejo

Travis Allen

Tom Ammiano

Toni Atkins

Frank Bigelow

Richard Bloom

Bob Blumenfield

Raul Bocanegra

Susan Bonilla

Steven Bradford

Cheryl Brown

Joan Buchanan

Ian Calderon

Nora Campos

Ed Chau

Wesley Chesbro

Rocky Chávez

Connie Conway

Ken Cooley

Brian Dahle

Tom Daly

Roger Dickinson

Tim Donnelly

Susan Eggman

Paul Fong

Jim Frazier

Beth Gaines

Cristina Garcia

Mike Gatto

Jimmy Gomez

Rich Gordon

Curt Hagman

Isadore Hall

Diane Harkey

Roger Hernández

Brian Jones

Reggie Jones-Sawyer

Marc Levine

Eric Linder

Dan Logue

Bonnie Lowenthal

Brian Maienschein

Allan Mansoor

Jose Medina

Melissa Melendez

Holly Mitchell

Mike Morrell

Kevin Mullin

Al Muratsuchi

Adrin Nazarian

Brian Nestande

Kristin Olsen

Richard Pan

Jim Patterson

Henry Perea

John A. Pérez

V. Manuel Pérez

Bill Quirk

Sharon Quirk-Silva

Anthony Rendon

Rudy Salas

Mark Stone

Phil Ting

Don Wagner

Shirley Weber

Bob Wieckowski

Das Williams

Mariko Yamada

Rob Bonta

Steve Fox

Jeff Gorell

Adam Gray

Shannon Grove

Chris Holden

Nancy Skinner

Marie Waldron

Scott Wilk

2013 Legislative Review Reports: AB 10

The RLCCA adopts positions on a number of bills each legislative session for the purpose of holding our elected representatives in Sacramento accountable. This post is part of a series showing how our positions compare to those of various elected officials.

If you would like to call a bill to our attention for rating in the current legislative review session, please comment on this post or send an email to contact@rlcca.org.

AB 10 — Increase in minimum wage
Analysis This bill raises the current $8 minimum wage to $9 an hour next July 1 and to $10 on Jan. 1, 2016. The minimum wage kills jobs and makes it harder for people entering and re-entering the labor force to get employers to take a chance on them so they can get the experience they need to qualify for better jobs.
RLCCA Position No
Status Signed into law
Aye Nay Abstained
Governor

Jerry Brown

Senate

Jim Beall

Marty Block

Ronald Calderon

Ellen Corbett

Lou Correa

Mark DeSaulnier

Noreen Evans

Cathleen Galgiani

Loni Hancock

Edward Hernandez

Jerry Hill

Ben Hueso

Hannah-Beth Jackson

Ricardo Lara

Mark Leno

Kevin De León

Ted Lieu

Carol Liu

Bill Monning

Alex Padilla

Fran Pavley

Darrell Steinberg

Norma Torres

Lois Wolk

Rod Wright

Leland Yee

Joel Anderson

Tom Berryhill

Bill Emmerson

Jean Fuller

Ted Gaines

Bob Huff

Steve Knight

Jim Nielsen

Andy Vidak

Mimi Walters

Mark Wyland

Anthony Cannella

Richard Roth

Assembly

Luis Alejo

Tom Ammiano

Toni Atkins

Richard Bloom

Raul Bocanegra

Susan Bonilla

Rob Bonta

Steven Bradford

Cheryl Brown

Joan Buchanan

Ian Calderon

Nora Campos

Ed Chau

Wesley Chesbro

Ken Cooley

Tom Daly

Roger Dickinson

Susan Eggman

Paul Fong

Jim Frazier

Cristina Garcia

Mike Gatto

Jimmy Gomez

Lorena Gonzalez

Rich Gordon

Adam Gray

Isadore Hall

Roger Hernández

Chris Holden

Reggie Jones-Sawyer

Marc Levine

Bonnie Lowenthal

Jose Medina

Holly Mitchell

Kevin Mullin

Al Muratsuchi

Adrin Nazarian

Richard Pan

Henry Perea

John A. Pérez

V. Manuel Pérez

Bill Quirk

Sharon Quirk-Silva

Anthony Rendon

Rudy Salas

Nancy Skinner

Mark Stone

Phil Ting

Shirley Weber

Bob Wieckowski

Das Williams

Mariko Yamada

Katcho Achadjian

Travis Allen

Frank Bigelow

Rocky Chávez

Connie Conway

Brian Dahle

Tim Donnelly

Beth Gaines

Jeff Gorell

Shannon Grove

Curt Hagman

Diane Harkey

Brian Jones

Eric Linder

Dan Logue

Brian Maienschein

Allan Mansoor

Melissa Melendez

Mike Morrell

Brian Nestande

Kristin Olsen

Jim Patterson

Don Wagner

Marie Waldron

Scott Wilk

Steve Fox

2013 Legislative Review Reports: AB 667

The RLCCA adopts positions on a number of bills each legislative session for the purpose of holding our elected representatives in Sacramento accountable. This post is part of a series showing how our positions compare to those of various elected officials.

If you would like to call a bill to our attention for rating in the current legislative review session, please comment on this post or send an email to contact@rlcca.org.

AB 667 — “Permit Streamlining Act” aka Excessive Environmental Impact Reports
Analysis The Permit Streamlining Act within the Planning and Zoning Law requires the lead agency that has the principal responsibility for approving a development project, as defined, to approve or disapprove the project within a specified number of days from the date of certification of an environmental impact report, the date of the adoption of a negative declaration, or the determination by the lead agency that the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act. This bill would, in addition, require a city, county, or city and county, including a charter city, prior to approving or disapproving a proposed development project that would permit the construction of a superstore retailer, as defined, to cause an economic impact report to be prepared, as specified, to be paid for by the project applicant, and that includes specified assessments and projections, including, among other things, an assessment of the effect that the proposed superstore will have on specified designated economic assistance areas, as defined, and an assessment of the effect that the proposed superstore will have on retail operations and employment in the same market area. The bill would also require the governing body to provide an opportunity for public comment on the economic impact report. By increasing the duties of local public officials, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would additionally find and declare that these provisions are an issue of statewide concern and not a municipal affair. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

At first glance, the Permit Streamlining Act is attractive in that it requires local municipalities to make a decision on a project within a designated time period in order to prevent a long, drawn out process. However, this bill requires an excessive EIR (environmental impact report) in addition to the EIR that the local municipality already requires thereby making it more expensive and difficult for the project to be approved and burdens development even more.

RLCCA Position No
Status Passed Assembly. Died in Senate committee.
Aye Nay Abstained
Assembly

Luis Alejo

Tom Ammiano

Toni Atkins

Richard Bloom

Bob Blumenfield

Raul Bocanegra

Susan Bonilla

Rob Bonta

Cheryl Brown

Joan Buchanan

Ian Calderon

Nora Campos

Ed Chau

Roger Dickinson

Paul Fong

Steve Fox

Jim Frazier

Mike Gatto

Jimmy Gomez

Lorena Gonzalez

Rich Gordon

Roger Hernández

Reggie Jones-Sawyer

Bonnie Lowenthal

Holly Mitchell

Kevin Mullin

Al Muratsuchi

Adrin Nazarian

Richard Pan

John A. Pérez

V. Manuel Pérez

Bill Quirk

Sharon Quirk-Silva

Anthony Rendon

Nancy Skinner

Mark Stone

Phil Ting

Shirley Weber

Bob Wieckowski

Das Williams

Mariko Yamada

Katcho Achadjian

Travis Allen

Frank Bigelow

Rocky Chávez

Connie Conway

Ken Cooley

Brian Dahle

Tom Daly

Tim Donnelly

Beth Gaines

Jeff Gorell

Adam Gray

Shannon Grove

Curt Hagman

Diane Harkey

Brian Jones

Marc Levine

Eric Linder

Dan Logue

Brian Maienschein

Allan Mansoor

Melissa Melendez

Mike Morrell

Brian Nestande

Kristin Olsen

Jim Patterson

Henry Perea

Rudy Salas

Don Wagner

Marie Waldron

Scott Wilk

Steven Bradford

Wesley Chesbro

Susan Eggman

Cristina Garcia

Isadore Hall

Chris Holden

Jose Medina

2013 Legislative Review Reports: AB 1323

The RLCCA adopts positions on a number of bills each legislative session for the purpose of holding our elected representatives in Sacramento accountable. This post is part of a series showing how our positions compare to those of various elected officials.

If you would like to call a bill to our attention for rating in the current legislative review session, please comment on this post or send an email to contact@rlcca.org.

AB 1323 — Temporary ban on fracking
Analysis Hydraulic Fracturing (“fracking”) is a relatively new technique for oil and natural gas extraction, using pressurized fluid injection to break up rock formations so the oil or gas will flow into wells so it can be extracted. The technique is controversial because of environmental concerns (specifically, that the oil or gas, or the extraction liquid, with contaminate groundwater or escape to the surface). These concerns seem to be exaggerated, at least in cases where the fracking is performed responsibly.

Currently law places all oil and gas extraction under state regulation and requires advance regulatory approval for all drilling activities. This bill would amend current law to forbid all fracking in CA unless and until the Division of Oil and Gas creates and puts into effect regulations specifically for fracking.

A ban, even a temporary one, would be overkill given the low level of risk, and the wording of the bill seems designed to push for unreasonably strict regulations based on bad science.

RLCCA Position No
Status Failed in Assembly
Aye Nay Abstained
Assembly

Tom Ammiano

Toni Atkins

Richard Bloom

Bob Blumenfield

Nora Campos

Ed Chau

Wesley Chesbro

Roger Dickinson

Paul Fong

Mike Gatto

Jimmy Gomez

Rich Gordon

Marc Levine

Bonnie Lowenthal

Holly Mitchell

Al Muratsuchi

Adrin Nazarian

John A. Pérez

Anthony Rendon

Nancy Skinner

Mark Stone

Phil Ting

Das Williams

Mariko Yamada

Katcho Achadjian

Travis Allen

Frank Bigelow

Susan Bonilla

Cheryl Brown

Rocky Chávez

Connie Conway

Brian Dahle

Tom Daly

Tim Donnelly

Susan Eggman

Steve Fox

Jim Frazier

Beth Gaines

Jeff Gorell

Adam Gray

Shannon Grove

Curt Hagman

Diane Harkey

Brian Jones

Eric Linder

Dan Logue

Brian Maienschein

Allan Mansoor

Jose Medina

Melissa Melendez

Mike Morrell

Brian Nestande

Kristin Olsen

Jim Patterson

Henry Perea

V. Manuel Pérez

Rudy Salas

Don Wagner

Marie Waldron

Shirley Weber

Scott Wilk

Luis Alejo

Raul Bocanegra

Rob Bonta

Steven Bradford

Joan Buchanan

Ian Calderon

Ken Cooley

Cristina Garcia

Lorena Gonzalez

Isadore Hall

Roger Hernández

Chris Holden

Reggie Jones-Sawyer

Kevin Mullin

Richard Pan

Bill Quirk

Sharon Quirk-Silva

Bob Wieckowski