News Release

January 18, 2021 SPARC Online Briefing
Featuring Rep. Mike Garcia and CAGOP Chairwoman Jessica Patterson
“California’s Impact on the House of Representatives”

Los Altos Hills, California:  The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) in partnership with the California Congress of Republicans (“CCR”) will hold their next Speaker Series Meeting using a virtual format on January 18, 2021 at 6:30pm. Congressman Mike Garcia and California Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Patterson will discuss victories in the 2020 election and plans to continue the California Republican Comeback.

Under the leadership of Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and California Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Patterson, California has brought the Republican delegation in the House of Representatives closer to a majority and the retirement of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. This began with a successful race in the May special election where Mike Garcia defeated a Democrat in the 25th District. He retained that seat in November, and three more seats were flipped sending David Valadao back to Congress along with Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel and former Assemblywoman Young Kim. Flipping these four seats was a huge victory for the CAGOP, and the prospects to take more seats in the 2022 midterm election are on the horizon.

California added more House seats than any other state in the nation, dispelling the myth that our state is a lost cause. The California Republican Comeback includes 625,000 newly registered Republicans, at a time when conservatives are fleeing the state’s onerous business climate and cancel culture for states like Texas, Arizona and Idaho. This increase brought the GOP back as the second largest party in California, overtaking those voters with No Party Preference status.

This virtual event is organized in partnership with the California Congress of Republicans and their chapters throughout California.

This free event is open to the public and pre-registration is required. Participation will be limited so early registration is suggested. Guests may sign up at sparcgop.org.

For more information on becoming a Member of SPARC, visit the website.

About SPARC

The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) is affiliated with the California Congress of Republicans, a chartered organization of the California Republican Party. Our regional focus is San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and we attract members and speakers from all over the Bay Area region. SPARC hosts a dozen events a year that are open to the general public. SPARC was founded in the year 2000 and has been built on the historic Republican principles of limited government, low taxes, and a strong national defense. As a group, we work to extend our support for Republican candidates who will work at all levels to help make these goals come true. Link to SPARC Logo