The California Republican Party organizes by County, Santa Clara County Republican Party, also known as the Silicon Valley GOP (SVGOP), is the Republican Party for our County. Republicans elect Central Committee Members by voting on their primar ballot during the Presidential election cycle. The SVGOP includes 25 Elected Members from the 5 Supervisorial Districts and 15 Ex-Officio Members from parisan offices.
Central Committee Responsibilities
The SVGOP is the Republican party for Santa Clara County, and endorses candidates. The California GOP (http://www.cagop.org) charters the SVGOP. There are also other Republican grass roots organizations chartered by the CA GOP.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation.
Central Committee members vote to elect an Executive Committee. Here is your 2021~2024 leadership team.
|Chair||Shane Patrick Connolly|
|Secretary||Dr. Alexander Glew|
Elected Members of the Santa Clara County Central Committee
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.
District 2 SVGOP Central Committee Members
Parts of San Jose and some unincorporated areas.
Shane Patrick Connolly
District 3 SVGOP Central Committee Members
Parts of San Jose, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, and some unincorporated areas.
District 4 SVGOP Central Committee Members
Campbell, Santa Clara, parts of San Jose, and some unincorporated areas.
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.
Ex-Officio SVGOP Central Committee Members
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 votes. 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.
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.