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I’ve dedicated the last two years to making the California Republican Party stronger than ever. As a lifelong Republican activist, I know the importance of a strong state party.

Since becoming Chairwoman, we’ve added Congressional seats, grown our fundraising, and  increased Republican registration and our presence throughout California.

I’m committed to continuing this work over the next two years as Chairwoman and will keep growing the California Republican Party.

I hope I can earn your support and vote to lead the California Republican Party as Chairwoman.

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About Jessica

Jessica Millan Patterson is a wife, mother, and the Chairwoman of the California Republican Party, where she is the first woman and Latina to serve as chair and is known for her get-things-done, no-nonsense style.

Prior to her election as chairwoman, Jessica was CEO, and co-founder, of California Trailblazers, an organization that recruits, trains and helps elect Republican candidates to state legislative offices. Modeled after the national Young Guns program, Trailblazers has supported over 160 candidates and helped facilitate over $6 million in independent expenditures to those candidates.

Jessica has served the California Republican Party, Republican National Committee, Statewide and National Candidates for nearly two decades, including leadership positions for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Senator John McCain. 

In 2019, Jessica was elected to lead the California Republican Party. The first Latina to lead the statewide organization, Jessica set out to take the fight to Democrats. In her two years as Chairwoman, Republican registration increased by 624,000 and under her leadership, the California Republican Party raised $36 million in the 2020 election cycle.

Patterson pushed for a robust and in-depth voter contact program, leading the party to make over 15 million contacts with California voters. To further facilitate the grassroots efforts needed to win campaigns, the CRP developed the C.A.R.E.S. (California Republican Engagement System) program to catalog every contact and volunteer the party has.

C.A.R.E.S is an all-encompassing, robust data platform that allows comprehensive tracking of the 500,000 contacts, 42,000 volunteers and 18,000 neighborhood team leaders throughout the state. Because of C.A.R.E.S, volunteers and donors can be activated at any time, in any corner of the California. This data, and this world-class tool is crucial for the success of Republican campaigns today and into the future.

The data-driven and grassroots approach resulted in Republicans reclaiming seats across California. In total, Republicans picked up four House seats from Democrat incumbents – something not seen since 1994, and one State Assembly seat, also from Democrats.

Jessica is a graduate and member of the Board of Directors for the Marian Bergeson Series, a training program designed to recruit and train the next generation of Republican women in California politics. She is married to Wes Patterson, a non-profit fundraiser. They live with their daughters in the shadow of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, where they cast their vote each election day.


House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy

Congressman Ken Calvert

Congressman Mike Garcia

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Congressman Devin Nunes

Congressman-elect Jay Obernolte

Congressman Darrell Issa

Congresswoman-elect Young Kim

Congresswoman-elect Michelle Steel

Congressman David Valadao

Congressman (ret.) Doug Ose 

San Bernardino County Supervisor/ Congressman (ret.) Col. Paul Cook
Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove

Patricia Bates

Senator Andreas Borgeas

Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh

Senator Brian Jones

Senator Jim Nielsen

Senator Melissa Melendez

Senator Scott Wilk

Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron

Assemblymember Frank Bigelow

Assemblymember Phillip Chen

Assemblymember Steven Choi

Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham

Assemblymember Megan Dahle

Assemblymember Laurie Davies

Assemblymember Heath Flora

Assemblymember Vince Fong

Assemblymember James Gallagher

Assemblymember Kevin Kiley

Assemblymember Tom Lackey

Assemblymember Devon Mathis

Assemblymember Janet Nguyen

Assemblymember Jim Patterson

Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto

Assemblymember Thurston “Smitty” Smith

Assemblymember Suzette Valladares

Assemblymember Randy Voepel

Board of Equalization Member Ted Gaines

Senate Republican (ret.) Leader Bob Huff

Assembly Republican Leader (ret.) Connie Conway

RNC Committeeman Shawn Steel

RNC Committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon

Vice Chairman Peter Kuo

Secretary Randy Berholtz

North Region Vice Chair Deborah Wilder

Central Valley Region Vice Chair Lisa Moreno

Bay Area Region Vice Chair Jonathan Madison

Central Coast Region Vice Chair Lindsey Stetson

Los Angeles Region Vice Chair Howard Hakes

Inland Region Vice Chair  Heather Obernolte

Budget Committee Chair Mario Guerra 

County Chairman’s Association President Mike Osborn

Former Bay Area Regional Vice Chair, Kevin Krick

Former Chairman of the California Republican Party Duf Sundheim

Former Chairman of the California Republican Party Frank Visco

Former Chairman of the California Republican Party Tirso del Junco

Former Chairman of the California Republican Party Ron Nehring

Former Chairman of the California Republican Party Robert Naylor

Former Chairman of the California Republican Party John Herrington

Former President, California Republican Women Federated Lois Godfrey

Former President, California Republican Women Federated Martha House

Former President, California Republican Women Federated Nam-Yong Horn

Former President, California Republican Women Federated Carol Hadley

Former President, California Republican Women Federated Joy Stewart

Former President, California Republican Women Federated Kathy Brugger

Former President, California Republican Women Federated Roseann Slonsky-Breault

Former President, California Republican Women Federated Shirley Mark

Former President, California Republican Women Federated Mariann Hedstrom

County Chairs

Hugh Bussell, Alameda

Saulo Londono, Butte

Matt Shupe, Contra Costa

Ryan Edson, Glenn

Sayrs Morris, Imperial

Richard Sherman, Los Angeles

Vern Costa, Kings

Fred Whitaker, Orange

Jonathan Ingram, Riverside

Betsy Mahan, Sacramento

Phil Cothran, San Bernardino

Dwight Williams, San Joaquin

Bobbi McGinnis, Santa Barbara

Shane Patrick Connolly, Santa Clara

Kristen Collishaw, Santa Cruz 

Cathy Kneer, Shasta

Joe Day, Stanislaus

Lloyd Leighton, Sutter

Michael Holtsclaw, Tehama

Mariann Hedstrom, Tulare

John Andersen, Ventura

Stephen Heter, Yuba

County Parties

Contra Costa Republican Party

The Republican Party of Los Angeles County

Republican Organizations

Grow Elect

Hispanic 100

California Young Republican Federation

California College Republicans

California Federation of College Republicans

Young Republicans of Greater Sacramento

Armenian Republicans Association

California Women’s Leadership Association

Sacramento Valley Lincoln Club

Log Cabin California

Legacy Republican Alliance

The New Majority

Lincoln Club of Orange County

Republican Leaders

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer (ret.)

State Senator John Moorlach (ret.)

Mayor of Placerville Michael Saragosa

Santa Barbara County Supervisor Bob Nelson

Covina Councilman and CRP Initiatives Chairman Walt Allen

Newport Beach City Councilmember & AD 74 Candidate Diane Dixon

City of Vista Councilman, John Franklin

June Cutter, Candidate AD-77

Joe Collins, Candidate CA-43

Chris Raahauge, Candidate AD-60

Aja Smith, Candidate CA-41

Eric Rigard, Candidate AD-09

Ricardo Benitez, Candidate AD-39

Hemet/San Jacinto Republican Women’s Federated Chair Robin Lowe

First Vice-Chair, Republican Party of Los Angeles County Timothy O’Reilly

50th AD Vice Chair Joseph Fein

Past Chair Shasta County, Margaret Dominici

President of the Lincoln Club of Orange County John Warner

Chairman of Orange County Congress of Republicans Anna Bryson

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, Bill Evers

Former City of San Jose Planning Commissioner, John Leyba

Hon. Daniel Kolkey

Former San Bernardino County Chair Jan Leja

Charles House

Charles Kim

Laine and Greg Lansing

Major Williams

Peter Verbica

Kristin Hueter

Myron Lieberman

Laurie Edwards-Tate