News Release

August 18 SPARC-SVGOP Annual Picnic at Morgan Manor
Featuring CAGOP Chair Jessica Patterson

Los Altos Hills, California:  The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) will hold their Annual Summer Picnic at the Morgan Manor Estate on August 18 from 11:30am – 2:30pm. The Santa Clara County Republican Party (SVGOP) will co-host the event this year, and the featured speaker will be the new Chair of the California Republican Party, Jessica Patterson. She will discuss election-related topics, including the status of the CAGOP’s lawsuits to ensure President Trump is on the March, 2020 ballot in California.

Jessica Millan Patterson was elected by Delegates to serve as chair of the California Republican Party at the Spring Convention in 2019. Before her election as chairwoman, Patterson was CEO and co-founder of California Trailblazers, an organization that recruits, trains, and helps elect Republican candidates to the State Legislature. She grew up in the Hacienda Heights and Montebello neighborhoods of East Los Angeles where she first started in politics as a high school volunteer for former Governor Pete Wilson. She is the first Latina, and the first woman, to lead the California Republican Party.

The Annual Summer Picnic will again take place on the spectacular grounds of the Morgan Manor Estate. The Tudor Revival Mansion was built for businessman Percy Morgan and his family in 1916. SPARC is pleased to be able to provide this rare opportunity to experience the Morgan Manor Estate.

Guests will enjoy delicious barbecue, live music, and access to elected and appointed Republican officials and party leaders. Tickets may be purchased online at  There will be a cost savings if purchasing prior to August 17.

SVGOP will host a VIP Desserts and Cocktails Reception from 2:00pm – 3:00pm with Chairwoman Jessica Patterson at this event. For more information visit the SVGOP website.

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

Jessica Millan Patterson Photo

Jessica Millan Patterson Biography


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