Message from the President

Peter Coe Verbica

Your revitalized California Congress of Republicans (“CCR”) gathered its members, delegates, and guests this weekend in Burbank, California as we elected our new Board of Directors, and discussed a new vision for the future of California Republicans.

Guest speakers at the CCR convention included Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes, California Assembly Members Vince Fong (R – Bakersfield) and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), Gubernatorial Candidate John Cox, California Republican Party Chair and former California Senator Jim Brulte and Scripps College Economics Professor Sean Flynn.

As your newly-elected President, I look forward to serving as leader of CCR.  I have had the privilege of serving as the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition’s (“SPARC”) President and I look forward with excitement to being of service to CCR.  

We envision an inclusive Republican Party in California. We are the party of hope and opportunity for all Californians.  We know what works and we have clearly seen what doesn’t work. Californians want a clear path to the best schools, reasonable gasoline and income taxes, dams and roads which are maintained, and land use policies which allow for affordable homes.

Additional incoming board officers elected to CCR leadership include our new First Vice President, Mark Hershey, a retired sheriff’s deputy from the Santa Clarita Chapter; our Treasurer R.J. Kelly, USMC (ret.), a CPA from the Santa Clarita Chapter; our Recording Secretary Sharon Durbin, a retired nurse from the Hemet Chapter; and, our Membership Secretary Pam Corradi from the Hollywood Chapter. Division Vice Presidents from throughout the State of California were also elected at our conference.

As you know, our California Congress of Republicans (CCR) is a grass-roots political organization, founded in 1989 and permanently chartered by the California Republican Party.  If you’re interest in learning more about us, I heartily encourage you to reach out to your local chapter.  

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