It looks like Tony Krvaric and local Republican Party are not taking any down time in what is normally an off election year. Local Republicans are preparing for 2012 after major victories for Lorie Zapf and in opposition to the City of San Diego’s sales tax measure, as well as a host of other local measures and candidates throughout the county.
Cutting costs in between elections is critical for any campaign organization. Chairman Krvaric is taking this to heart in order to prepare for what will be the inevitable battles ahead.
The following Party communication was sent to major stakeholders today from Chairman Krvaric, and is posted with permission:
As we embark on the next two year election cycle — on the heels of tremendous successes locally this past November — I wanted to update you on changes we’ve implemented at your Republican Party in order to be as well positioned as possible to build on our victories in the next two year election cycle.
After our landlord’s complete failure to respond to our escalating concerns about building security (following a well-publicized burglary back in August) as well as substandard and deteriorating facilities, we were left with no choice but to relocate. The health and safety of staff and volunteers was increasingly at risk.
Our new headquarters is located at the beautiful Rancho Bernardo Courtyard in Rancho Bernardo, which not only provides functional working conditions for our staff and volunteers, but also gorgeous facilities for volunteer/candidate training and receptions, as well as night time security patrols — at a significant savings.
Cutting our fixed costs
Cutting expenses heading into an “off year” is critical and this year is no different. Moving headquarters gave us opportunities for savings beyond just rent, resulting in a drastic reduction of our fixed costs by 41% for an annual savings of $164,000. I can proudly say that we are now as lean as we’ve ever been.
This is important not only for the obvious reasons, but in that it enables us to bank more dollars for our 2012 Victory Campaign. As you know, 2012 will be “Battle Royale” with the future of the City of San Diego at stake, as well as dozens of other opportunities resulting from redistricting. We are preparing as we speak!
As always, thank you for your trust and confidence.
Republican Party of San Diego County