San Diego Republicans Announce Francis Barraza as Executive Director

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Party promotes former Finance Director and young up-and-coming leader Francis Barraza to post of Executive Director, embracing aggressive vision

SAN DIEGO, California (January 08, 2013) — Embracing an aggressive vision of taking the Republican Party’s proudFrancis Barraza message of personal freedom and free enterprise to every corner of San Diego County, the Party’s executive committee last night elevated former Finance Director Francis Barraza to the post of Executive Director.

“Francis Barraza is a young, up-and-coming leader with an inspiring vision to broaden the reach and appeal of our Party,” said Chairman Tony Krvaric. “She shares our belief that there is no such thing as an ‘off year’ in politics and is dedicated to doing the work required to lay the groundwork for Republican victories in 2014 and beyond.”

Ms. Barraza is a native of San Diego with over a decade of political experience. She has worked on multiple campaigns throughout California at all levels; most recently on the successful June 2010 Yes on G campaign in Chula Vista to ban discriminatory Project Labor Agreements and serving as a Latino Field Representative in San Diego/Imperial County for Meg Whitman’s November 2010 campaign for governor.

During 2011 and 2012 Ms. Barraza served as the Finance Director for the Republican Party of San Diego County, being instrumental in the successful fundraising efforts of the Party, eclipsing $4 million in the two year cycle. She is a proven grassroots organizer, bilingual spokesperson, and a skillful political operative. She holds a BA in Political Science from UC Irvine and a JD from UC Davis School of Law.

“We are committed to taking our message of individual liberty, limited government and entrepreneurship to all corners of San Diego County in 2013 and beyond. Francis Barraza is the right person to quarterback our efforts,” Krvaric concluded.