The California Republican Party is organized into County Parties, one for each of the 58 counties in our state. Santa Clara County Republican Party, also known as SVGOP, is the official County Party for our area. Central Committee Members are elected to lead our party within the county. Currently our Central Committee comprises 25 Elected Members and 15 Ex-Officio Members.
We promote Republican principles, register voters and get them to vote, find qualified candidates, and work to get them elected. We also work to ensure honest and fair elections.
Meetings are open to all Republicans in the county. We usually 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 by Zoom on the same schedule. Send an email to email@example.com to request an invitation.
Central Committee members vote to elect an Executive Committee. Here is your 2021~2024 leadership team.
Central Committee Elected Members are voted in by Registered Republican Voters in our county, during the Presidential Primary Election, every 4 years.
Supervisorial District 1
Covers Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, part of South San Jose, and some unincorporated areas.
Supervisorial District 2
Parts of San Jose and some unincorporated areas.
Shane Patrick Connolly
Supervisorial District 3
Parts of San Jose, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, and some unincorporated areas.
Supervisorial District 4
Includes Campbell, Santa Clara, parts of San Jose, and some unincorporated areas.
Supervisorial District 5
Includes Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Saratoga, parts of Sunnyvale, and some unincorporated areas.
Ex-Officio Members are candidates who ran in a state-wide partisan office (State Senate, Assembly, US Congressional Districts, etc.) covering Santa Clara County and who received the most Republican votes whether or not they were elected. They serve on the Central Committee for two or four years, based on the term of office for which they ran.
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
Alex Glew – 13th State Senate
Robert Howell – 15th State Senate
Vickie Nohrden – 17th State Senate
Ritesh Tandon – 17th Congressional
Richard Fox – 18th Congressional
Justin Aguilera – 19th Congressional
Jeff Gorman – 20th Congressional
Mark Burns – Board of Equalization
- Alternates are appointed by Elected Members and Ex-Officio Members to represent them at meetings in their absence.
- You. Yes, you read this correctly. If you are registered as a Republican in our county, you can be on the Central Committee too, as a volunteer in either a leadership or individual contributor role.
We get the future that we create. Creation implies action. If you want to be governed by elected officials that have conservative values, then we encourage you to share your time and treasure to make that happen. More fun than yelling at the media and social media insanity, you will also make new friends who want to improve California.
There are 1.9 million people in Santa Clara County and hundreds of thousands of Republicans. The job of reaching all of them is enormous. Help us make a better future for all. We welcome you with open arms.