Santa Clara County Republican Party
The Republican Party of Santa Clara County conducts political activities to elect Republican candidates and incumbents to all levels of elective office within the county as well as jurisdictional areas that overlap county boundaries. The party structure is organized around the County Central Committee which consists of 39 voting members – 23 Regular Members and 16 Ex-Officio members – who constitute the policy board of the party.
Regular members are persons elected to Committee membership every four years during the partisan primary election in a presidential election year. The number of members elected per district is calculated by population as determined by the California Elections Code.
The terms for elected members run from the beginning of the organizational meeting and expire at the beginning of the next organizational meeting. Ex-Officio members are Republicans who received party nominations for State Senator, Assembly, the U.S. House of Representatives and serve on the County Committee for the duration of the office, whether or not they were actually elected.
Republicans who received the Republican nominations for partisan offices elected on a statewide basis and any member of the Board of Equalization are considered Ex-Officio members of the Committee only if they reside in Santa Clara County at the time of their nominations and only if they continue to reside in the county.
The Santa Clara County County Committee elects the following officers – Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer – who serve as the Executive Committee and conduct monthly business meetings which are open to the public.
The Republican Party of Santa Clara County has a permanent party headquarters at 522 N. Monroe St., San Jose.