May 2024 Newsletter

Luis Buhler, Publisher

CAGOP State Convention Comes to the Bay Area

RNC Co-Chair Lara Trump and Gov. Kristi Noem to Speak

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Newly elected Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee Lara Trump will speak on Saturday, May 18 at the CAGOP convention at the Burlingame Hyatt Regency. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, a potential Vice Presidential candidate, will speak at lunch the same day.

This year’s gathering, the only California State GOP convention scheduled in 2024, provides a unique opportunity to unite the California Republican Party to prepare for victory heading into the November elections. The complete schedule, including the banquets, receptions, training programs and seminars will be available on the CAGOP Convention website between now and the convention which begins Friday, May 17.

Bay Area Republicans are welcome to stop by Friday evening at 9 p.m. for the Bay Area Welcome reception at the poolside pavilion hosted by Bay Area Regional Vice Chair Jason Clark along with Republican organizations from around the Bay Area.

The California Congress of Republicans, California Young Republicans and Log Cabin Republicans are hosting a “Studio 24 Party” Saturday night.  . . .  read more

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Steve Garvey for US Senate

General Election Kick-Off Reception

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 / 6:00 pm for General Reception

Address provided upon RSVP, Woodside

Steve Garvey for US Senate invites you to join them for their General Election Kick-Off. Steve will share his vision for California and America’s path forward.

Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres - Valet Parking

RSVP: Please click here to learn more.

Paid for by Steve Garvey for U.S. Senate

Sonia Ledo Finishes First in AD-15

by Roger Riffenburgh

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When the primary election was certified in April, businesswoman Sonia Ledo came in first in Contra Costa County's Assembly District 15 in an all-women race. While her three opponents have all been local officeholders, Ledo says, "I am not a career politician. Instead, I bring a fresh perspective, not tethered by political agendas, and a genuine commitment to solving our most urgent problems and serving the best interests of our district." For over 30 years she has been a real estate professional in the cities of the district. She has also been a single mother and raised four adult sons, including autistic twins.  

Sonia Ledo is "fed up with the rising cost of everything and bureaucratic government that can't seem to deliver effective basic services no matter how much taxpayer money they get." She wants to apply her experience and common sense and work across the aisle to solve California's toughest issues.

Sonia's top priorities in Sacramento include improvements in public safety, education, mental health and disability services, and housing availability.   . . .  read more

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Leadership Institute

ElecTech Summit

Wednesday evening and Thursday, May 15-16, 2024 

Grand Hyatt At San Francisco International Airport (SFO), 55 South McDonnell Road, San Francisco Airport

The Leadership Institute invites you to join them for their ElecTech Summit on May 15-16. There will be a Reception Wednesday evening and a series of speakers on Thursday. Conservative candidates, campaigns, and activists will have unprecedented access to the forefront of campaign technology innovation with speakers from Google, Microsoft, Prompt.IO and X.

RSVP: Please click here to learn more and for registration information.

May Events


See Details on BayAreaGOP Home Page

Wed 1 - National Review Institute: 2024 Silicon Valley Regional Seminar

Thu 2 - Association of Monterey Bay Conservatives: May Meeting featuring Dr. Mark McDonald

Sat 4 - JW Paine for Assembly 2024: Red, White and Blue Dinner featuring Corrin Rankin


Mon 6 - Hoover Institution: Strengthening Trust With India - Implications of the 2008 US-India Civil Nuclear Agreement featuring Condoleezza Rice

Tue 7 - South Monterey County RWF: May Meeting featuring Jason Anderson

Tue 7 - Independent Institute: Beyond Homeless - Finding Hope – Private Screening & Panel Discussion

Tue 7 - Steve Garvey for US Senate: General Election Kick-Off

Wed 8 - Mt Diablo Republican Club: Youth as the Proxy War for the Republic featuring Kevin Snider

Thu 9 - South County Biz Alliance: Founders and Board Members Lunch featuring Morgan Hill City Council Candidates

Thu 9 - San Francisco Briones Society: Happy Hour

Fri 10 - Hoover Institution: What China Remembers About the Cultural Revolution, and What it Wants to Forget

Sat 11 - Liberty Forum of Silicon Valley: Financial Freedom or Digital Prison? The Future of Money in a CBDC World

Sat 11 - Silicon Valley Braver Angels: Political Stereotypes - Do we see others only as political party labels?


Mon 13 - Hoover History Lab: To Run the World - the Kremlin’s Foreign Policy from the Cold War to the post-Cold War featuring Sergey Radchenko

Tue 14 - Palo Alto RWF: May Luncheon Speaker Series featuring L. Brent Bozell III

Tue 14 - Pacific Research Institute: Woke to Unwoke featuring Batya Ungar-Sargon

Wed 15 - Mid-Peninsula RWF: May Meeting featuring Dan Torunian

Wed 15 - Republican Club of San Francisco: National Security Challenges for the Next President featuring Colonel Christopher C. Starling, USMC (Ret)

Thu 16 - Leadership Institute: ElecTech Summit

Thu 16 - West Valley RWF: May Lunch featuring Douglas Barnes and Libby Casperson

Thu 16 - Silicon Valley Biz Pac: Hitting the Streets

Fri-Sun May 17-19 - CAGOP 2024 Convention in Burlingame

Fri 17 - Bay Area Welcome Reception (CAGOP Convention)

Fri-Sat May 17-18 - California Congress of Republicans:

Three Convention Events

Sun 19 - Harvest Valley Church and TPUSA Faith Ministry: Human Trafficking - What Should Be The Church's Response


Tue 21 - Commonwealth Club: How AI Will Revolutionize Education featuring Sal Khan 

Tue 21 - Palo Alto RWF: May Evening Speaker Series featuring Dr. Russell Berman

Wed 22 - Marin Republican Women Federated: Warriors Helping Warriors

Thu 23 - Liberty Forum of Silicon Valley: TikTok - The ticking time bomb of the US-China relationship featuring Jan Jekielek


Wed 29 - SVACR: Are you ready for economic Armageddon? Featuring Victor Reed

View the Complete BayAreaGOP Upcoming Events List

Save the Date

Fri Jun 7 - Kate Sanchez for Assembly: Wine Country Golf Getaway (Wine Reception and Golf Tournament)

Sat Jun 8 - Log Cabin Republicans of San Francisco: Annual Spring Picnic

Thu Jun 20 - Monterey County Republican Party: Sunset Bay Cruise

Sat Jun 22 - Marin GOP: Sunset Cruise

Tue Jun 25 - Pacific Research Institute: Napa Valley Dinner with Victor Davis Hanson

Mon-Thu Jul 15-18 - Republican National Convention - Milwaukee

Thu Aug 15 - The Lincoln Club of Northern California: Annual Dinner featuring Lt. General H.R. McMaster

Sat Aug 17 - Silicon Valley Association of Conservative Republicans: Stars and Stripes 2024

Wed Sep 4 - Foundation for American Innovation: The New Reality - Gala Dinner

Thu Sep 5 - Foundation for American Innovation: The New Reality - Conference

View the Complete BayAreaGOP Upcoming Events List

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