Message from Chairman Sue Caro

Do you ever get the sense that life is moving too fast?  2014 is an election year and things are moving quickly. Alameda County Republican Party is fielding a competent set of candidates for offices all over the county. It’s never easy for Republicans here, however we will be competitive in a number of races.

Assembly District 16 – Catharine Baker (Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore)

Catharine is running a superb campaign for Assembly. She decisively won the Primary against three male Democrats, coming in first with a margin of 7.5 points between her and the union supported second place finisher. We are hosting major Get-Out-The-Vote weekend on Sep 13-14 and the California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte along with Republican Assembly Leader elect Kristin Olsen will be with us to support Catharine. Join the fun and contact for details.

Assembly District 20 – Jaime Patino (San Lorenzo, Hayward, Castro Valley, Sunol, Union City, Newark, North Fremont)

Jaime is an MBA Latino who works at U.C. Berkeley. He was born in the USA and raised in Union City.

He leads the Union City Human Relations Commission and knows people, elected officials, educators across the partisan spectrum. He has been doing a terrific job meeting voters at events all over the district and walking precincts too. His opponent Bill Quirk is bland, unpopular, and the Democrat party sends ‘handlers’ with him where ever he goes. This could be a ‘sleeper’ race for us.

Senate District 10 – Peter Kuo (Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Union City, Newark, Fremont)

Peter Kuo is a Chinese naturalized U.S. citizen who came to the United States when he was 12. He has lived the American Dream, growing up in Santa Clara, learning to be a pilot and a business man. He has his own insurance agency business with 3000 clients. Married with two teenaged children, Peter wants his kids to have the same opportunities in California that he found when growing up here. His campaign has caught fire and is attracting cross-over votes from the Asian Democrat communities.

I plan to update you on this website regularly between now and election-day, about local race candidates and the ballot initiatives in our community.  Check out the websites and Facebook pages of our candidates and get involved where you can. We expect the turnout in November to be lower than normal which could be advantageous for some of our candidates. Republicans are good voters and we count on you and your support.

Additionally, please follow Alameda County Republican Party on Facebook. “Like” our page. It will help us get noticed with our information. I have a twitter handle – @SueCaro1 if you like to follow on Twitter.

Until next time,


Sue Caro, Chairman

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CRP Chairman Jim Brulte Statement on Glazer’s Deceptive Mailers

From the California Republican Party website:

5.23.2014 – CRP Chairman Jim Brulte Statement on Glazer’s Deceptive Mailers

California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte today issued the following statement on Democrat Steve Glazer’s Deceptive Mailer to Assembly District 16 Republicans:

“A pro-tax liberal Democrat like Steve Glazer can try all he wants to deceive Republican voters to vote for him, however, as Chairman of the Republican Party, I speak on behalf of California Republicans. I can assure you that the CRP, the Alameda Republican Party and the Contra Costa Republican Party are doing everything possible to win the 16th Assembly District. We are confident Republican Catharine Baker will be the top vote-getter in the primary. A Republican will win the 16th Assembly District and Catharine Baker is that Republican.”

Primary Election Voter Guide – June 3, 2014

The Alameda County Republican Party has endorsed and strongly suggests you vote for the following candidates in the 2014 Primary Election.  Due to California’s new top-two primary laws, it is more important than ever to vote in the Primary election.  If Republicans do not turn out in large numbers to support our candidates, the election in November will be between two Democrats – defeating the purpose of a two-party system.  Please vote in the primary election this June 3rd!

Congressional District 13:   Dakin Sundeen
San Leandro, Oakland, Piedmont, Albany, Emeryville, Berkeley

Congressional District 15:   Hugh Bussell
Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, San Lorenzo, Union City

Congressional District 17:   Vanila Singh
Fremont, Newark

State Senate District 10:     Peter Kuo
Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Union City, Newark, Fremont

Assembly District 15:          Rich Kinney
Albany, Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley, Emeryville

Assembly District 16:          Catharine Baker
Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore

Assembly District 18:          David Erlich
Oakland, Alameda, San Leandro

Assembly District 20:          Jaime Patino
Fremont, Hayward, Union City, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo

Assembly District 25:          Bob Brunton
Fremont, Newark

Contra Costa Times Endorses Baker

The Contra Costa Times, a newspaper covering the majority of Assembly District 16, has endorsed Republican Catherine Baker for the seat!

Says the Times, “Baker is the best of two candidates.  She would bring a fresh, outsider perspective to a state Legislature needing change.  She comes with an R behind her name that would add a bit of partisan counterbalance to the Democratic Bay Area delegation.”

This is a huge boost to Baker’s campaign, one of the most exciting races currently in play here in Alameda County.  She is hosting a large precinct walking and phone calling campaign tomorrow, Saturday April 26th, at her headquarters in San Ramon.  To participate, please contact Chris Pickard at

We are also hosting phone calls for Catherine – from our Pleasanton office at 6280 W Las Positas Boulevard.  Currently, we are doing calls Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights from 4 to 8.  If you would like to help out and make some calls to likely Republican voters in the Tri-Valley, please contact Ryan Brown at, or call 408-600-5951.  Thank you!

CD15 Candidate Hugh Bussell Successful at Candidate Forum`

Yesterday (Tuesday the 15th of April) our Republican candidate for Congress in District 15, Hugh Bussell, who also serves as our vice-chairman in the ACRP, debated competitors Ellen Corbett and Eric Swalwell at a candidate forum in Castro Valley.  According to the Contra Costa Times, the debate was very successful and all three candidates kept things calm and civil – unlike last election’s debate, where Pete Stark hurled insults of various levels at his opponents.

Bussell, a software engineer in Livermore, effectively promoted the conservative principles upheld by the Alameda County Republican Party and pushed back against the liberal policies supported by Corbett and Swalwell.  Near the end of the debate, he tossed a barb at Corbett and Swalwell: “Does Washington really need any more lawyers?”

This promises to be a very interesting election.  Stay tuned to for the latest!

As reported by the Contra Costa Times:

Opening a New Office in Pleasanton!

The Alameda County Republican Party is opening an auxiliary office in Pleasanton very soon!  We intend on using this office to support primarily Catherine Baker’s assembly race, but also to conduct our other campaign and operations business.  We are very thankful to those who helped us get this office space, and look forward to moving in.

Our new office will be temporary, for the 2014 election cycle, and we will be holding office hours there on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:00 to 7:00.  We will also be holding phone banks there in support of the Baker campaign – and will start taking volunteers as soon as possible!  If you would like to help us out, please email Ryan Brown, our Executive Director at

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