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Speakers

Our luncheon meetings feature engaging and informative speakers and we invite you to come listen
and learn with us. 

* Denotes speeches currently available for members to listen to on this site. Members must first sign in and then select speeches from the side menu on the front page.

2014 SPEAKERS

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, Republican Candidate for Governor

* Debbie Bacigalupi, former U.S. House of Representatives candidate, researcher and expert on Agenda 21 and Plan Bay Area

* Lance Izumi, Koret Senior Fellow and Senior Director of Education Studies at the Pacific Research Institute

 

2013 SPEAKERS

Shawn Lewis, Administrative Vice-Chair, California College Republicans

Michael J. Lotito, Esq.,  Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Dr. Padma Manian, Profesor of History, San Jose State University

Carol Hadley, President, California Federation of Republican Women

David Wolf, Legislative Director, Howard Javis Taxpayers Association

* David Spady, California Director of Americans for Prosperity

*Randal O'Toole, Senior Fellow, CATO Institute

* Dr. John Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service and former Dean of Chapman University Law School

 

2012 SPEAKERS

Kevin McGary, President, Frederick Douglass Foundation of California 

Janie Johnson, Author, Don't Take My Lemonade Stand

Catharine Baker, of Counsel at Hoge Jones & Appel in Pleasanton, CA

Jacqueline Berger, The "First Ladies Lady"

Tom Del Becarro, California Republican Party Chairman

Alan Olsen, Managing Partner, Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co.

Connie Conway, California Assembly Minority Leader

Brian Jones, California Assembly Republican Caucus Chairman

2011 SPEAKERS

Dr. Michael Babich, visiting professor at UC Davis Dept. of Internal Medicine, Vice-President of Mission Therapeutics

Patrick McNeil, Tax Specialist and Senior Partner, McNeil, Silveira, Rice, Wiley and West

Gary Johnson, 2012 Presidential Candidate

Leslie Peterson Schwarze, Co-Founder, Citizens for Balanced Housing

Michelle Steel, Vice-Chair, California State Board of Equalization

Deke Welch, Citizens for Sustainable Public Pensions

Luis Buhler, CFO, The Lincoln Club of Northern California, publisher of www.BayAreaGOP.com

Mariann Headstrom, President, California Federation of Republican Women

2010 SPEAKERS

Melanie Morgan, co-founder of Move America Forward

James McDermott, Acting Chief of Voluntary Service at San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center

Tyrus Cobb, Special Assistant to Ronald Reagan  *

Neil Hennessy, President and Portfolio Manager of Hennessy Funds *

Candidate Forum, CD 8 Race: John Dennis and Dana Walsh

Tom Del Beccaro, Vice-Chairman, California Republican Party *

Brandon Middleton, Pacific Legal Foundation

Katy Grimes, CalWatchdog.com

Yoela Palkin, Student Activist

2009 SPEAKERS

Eric Golub, Political Humorist and author and blogger  *

William Wagner, President, Olivet University, San Francisco  *

John R. Graham, Director of Health Care Studies, at the Pacific Research Institute

Dr. James Kelley, Oceanographer with 45 years of research experience on the oceans of the world.  Dean of College of Science & Engineering, SF State University; President of the California Academy of Sciences

James Fisfis, President, Chariott LLC, Republican polster  *

Liz Froelich, President Northern Division, California Federation of Republican Women

Chuck DeVore, California State Assemblyman, Candidate for U.S. Senate 2010  *

Laurie Firestone, Social Secretary for George H.W. Bush

Michael Lotito, Partner, Jackson Lewis LLP, expert in employment law  *

 

2008 SPEAKERS

Barbara Simpson, broadcast journalist & radio talk show host  *

Brad Dacus, President, Pacific Justice Institute

Larry Greenfield, Director, Republican Jewish Coalition California Region

Tom Del Becarro, Vice-Chair, California Republican Party

Deke Welch, Editor/Publisher of Elephant Talk

Paul Mamalakis, Marin County free-lance journalist

Sashi McEntee, Candidate State Senate

Paul Lavery, Candidate State Assembly

Michael Halliwell, Candidate U.S. House of Representatives

 

SAMPLING OF SPEAKERS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Abraham D. Sofaer, George P. Schultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution

Fred LaCosse, television news anchor, reporter and talk show host

Ward Connerly, Founder and Chairman of American Civil Rights Institute

William Wagner, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

John Clark, Chapter Leader, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

Joel Fay, San Rafael Police Department, President, Forensic Mental Health Association of California and President, West Coast Post
Trauma Retreat

Dr. Charlie Self, PhD., also known as Dr. History

Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

LTC Michael N. Wells, Commander of the 250th Military Intelligence Battalion from San Rafael

Michael DeNunzio, San Francisco City and State Commissions on Aging and Adult Services

Tom MacDonald, Novato Citizens' Budget Committee, and Advisory Board of the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility

Jennifer Lahl (R.N., M.A.), Founder and National Director of the Center for Bioethics and Culture

Debbie Skolnik, Family Assistance Network Coordinator in the Family Readiness Program of the California National Guard

 

 

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