Central Committee

The California Republican Party organizes by County. The Santa Clara County Republican Party, also known as the Silicon Valley GOP (SVGOP), is the local Republican Party. Republicans elect Central Committee Members by voting on their primary ballot during the Presidential election cycle. The SVGOP includes 25 Elected Members from the 5 Supervisorial Districts and 15 Ex-Officio Members from partisan offices.

Central Committee Responsibilities

The SVGOP is the Republican party for Santa Clara County and endorses candidates. The California GOP charters the SVGOP. There are also other Republican grassroots organizations chartered by the CA GOP.

Meetings

Meetings are open to all Republicans in the county. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM, at the Santa Clara County Administration Building, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA, in the Isaac N. Senter Auditorium.  Phone

(408) 246-6600
. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we meet virtually on the same schedule. Send an email to secretary@svgop.com to request an invitation.


Executive Committee


Central Committee members vote to elect an Executive Committee. Here is your 2021~2024 leadership team.

ChairShane Patrick Connolly
Vice-ChairJeffrey Stanley
SecretaryDr. Alexander Glew
TreasurerSteve Brown

Elected Members of the Santa Clara County Central Committee
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Registered Republican voters elect SVOGP Central Committee Members during the Presidential Primary Election.

Supervisorial District 1 SVGOP Central Committee Members

Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, parts of South San Jose, and some unincorporated county areas.
Wendy Brukwinski
Michele Dexter
Robert Howell
Nathan Mallamace
Linda Rost
Jim Russell
Karl Ryan

District 2 SVGOP Central Committee Members

Parts of San Jose and some unincorporated areas.
Shane Patrick Connolly
Enrique Navarro-Donnellan
David Westerman

District 3 SVGOP Central Committee Members

Parts of San Jose, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, and some unincorporated areas.
Khanh Hoang
David Mac
Mayvid Maclay
Ed Riffle
Jim Zito

District 4 SVGOP Central Committee Members

Campbell, Santa Clara, parts of San Jose, and some unincorporated areas.
Phil Reynolds
Michael Rodgers
Michael Snyder
Jan Soule
Robert Varich

District 5 SVGOP Central Committee Members

Includes Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Saratoga, parts of Sunnyvale, and some unincorporated areas.
Luis Buhler
Vito DiMucci
Jayne Ham
Chuck Page
John Ruckstuhl


Ex-Officio SVGOP Central Committee Members
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Ex-Officio (by virtue of office) members are candidates who ran in a partisan office (CA Senate, CA Assembly, US Congressional Districts, etc.) including Santa Clara County, and who were endorsed by the Republican Party or received the most Republican voters. They serve on the Central Committee based on the term of office.

Peter Ohtaki – 24th Assembly
Bob Brunton – 25th Assembly
Burt Lancaster – 27th Assembly
Carlos Cruz – 28th Assembly
Shomir Banerjee – 29th Assembly
Greg Swett – 30th Assembly
Victor San Vincente – 10th State Senate
Dr. Alex Glew – 13th State Senate
Robert Howell – 15th State Senate
Vickie Nohrden – 17th State Senate
Ritesh Tandon – 17th Congressional
Dr. Richard Fox – 18th Congressional
Justin Aguilera – 19th Congressional
Jeff Gorman – 20th Congressional
Mark Burns – Board of Equalization

Alternates Members of SVGOP Central Committee

Alternates are appointed by Elected Members and Ex-Officio Members to represent them at meetings in their absence. If you are a committee member, then you may download the form, sign it, and have your alternate sign it. Please send it to secretary@svgop.com.

Other affiliates
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Any registered Republican in our county can run for and serve on the Central Committee, or work as a volunteer in either a leadership or individual contributor role.

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