The Central Committee of the Republican Party of San Diego County (RPSDC) is the governing body of the local Republican Party. Every four years, registered Republicans vote for up to 6 members to represent their “District”. Mostly, through attrition or targeted removal by arcane and subjective “rules” enforcement, the voters’ will is overturned to appease special interests.
Six years ago, I proposed some reform ideas to broaden the base of the Republican Party of San Diego County and “democratize” governance– those were ignored. Thus, the same old method will be used to elect the local Republican Party leadership. I examined the candidates who qualified for the ballot and removed paid elected officials (community planning groups exempted), staffers for elected officials, candidates for paid elected offices, lobbyists, and political professionals.
In short, I believe that the elected members of RPSDC governing body should be for volunteers only. Elected officials are represented as appointed members of the Central Commiteee. The following list are true volunteers running for the RPSDC Central Committee:
71st Assembly District (mostly East County)
75th Assembly District (mostly Northeast County)
C. Brian Melonakos
76th Assembly District (mostly Northwest County)
77th Assembly District (mostly Central County/North San Diego)
78th Assembly District (Coastal San Diego and San Diego I-8 communities)
**John “Woody” Woodrum
79th Assembly District (Southeast San Diego, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, parts of Chula Vista)
80th Assembly District (mostly Chula Vista)
Emboldened names have won a Central Committee election before.
** denotes candidates who have run for elected office and/or worked for elected officials in the past. They are currently volunteers with no financial interests in the outcome of endorsements.