June 7th Primary Endorsements
United States Senate
Mark Meuser is a native Californian with a proven record of fighting for your constitutional rights. In 2017, Meuser joined the Dhillon Law Group where he has focused on Election, Political, and Constitutional Law. At Dhillon Law Group, he has had the privilege of protecting critical First Amendment rights, for example, by defending Troy Worden from a frivolous lawsuit brought against him by Yvette Felarca, a national organizer for the organization By Any Means Necessary, one of antifa’s front groups. Meuser was also involved in a lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom when California tried to remove President Trump’s name from the primary ballot by unconstitutionally changing the qualifications to run for President. Over the last year, Meuser has been involved in 22 lawsuits brought against Newsom for his unconstitutional usurpation of power as a result of COVID-19.
United States House of Representative
Rev Douglas Brower is a loyal life-long Republican and dedicated servant of the community. He has served on the City of Ferndale Design Review Committee, the Planning Commission and as an elected City Councilman. In addition, he has been an educator working with numerous local drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. He is a dedicated member of the community who lives his values and believes that as conservatives we must honestly and courageously confront the many real problems we face in our community.
California Attorney General
Nathan Hochman is a lifelong Californian— he was born here, grew up here, went to school here, met his wife here, and raised his kids here. He believes that working together we can prevent crime, end the opioid epidemic and tackle homelessness.
Working in the Criminal Division as an Assistant US Attorney, Nathan prosecuted over a hundred cases, from going after corrupt government officials and tax evaders to narcotics traffickers and violent gang members. Nathan also ran the Environmental Crimes Section targeting air, water, and land polluters.
In the 1990s, when California was ravaged by fires, floods, and a massive earthquake, Nathan formed and spearheaded the Los Angeles Disaster Fraud Task Force. That Task Force went after financial predators who stole relief dollars intended for those most in need. Leading 15 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, Nathan’s team brought over 70 prosecutions and recovered millions of dollars for victims.
In the midst of the global financial crisis of 2008, Nathan once again answered the call to service and was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as an Assistant Attorney General of the United States overseeing the Department of Justice’s Tax Division.
After unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate, Nathan led a team of over 350 civil, criminal and appellate lawyers, bringing cases in all 50 states.
When he returned to California, Nathan continued to fight against corruption as a Commissioner and President of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, where he held city leaders accountable for their actions.
As a general counsel in private practice, Nathan has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s leading criminal justice defense and tax lawyers. For over two decades, Nathan has represented victims of crimes and defended the constitutional rights of individuals and organizations against governmental overreach.
Nathan holds the unique position and balanced perspective of having served on all sides of the courtroom: as a judge’s law clerk, a prosecutor and defense attorney.
Outside of the courtroom, Nathan has given back as a dedicated community leader and volunteer. For his long career serving the public’s interests, Nathan has been awarded the Attorney General’s Medal, the IRS Chief Counsel Award, the Inspector General’s Award of Excellence, the US Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance, and the Los Angeles Jewish Federation’s Bruce I. Hochman Maimonides Torch of Justice Award.
Board of Equalization District 4
Peter Coe Verbica is a fifth-generation Californian, who learned the importance of a strong work ethic growing up on a cattle ranch. Trained in business, real estate, law, and as a Certified Financial Planner®, he brings extensive professional experience to the Board of Equalization, which oversees 58 county assessors who value and tax property throughout California. He currently serves as a Managing Director at Silicon Private Wealth and Viant Capital. Peter understands that Californians want good-paying jobs, safe neighborhoods, housing for teachers and first responders, and high-quality schools. As a volunteer, Peter has actively supported schools, military service men and women, youth ballet, the symphony, Asian-American culture, and California State Parks, including Henry Coe State Park, named after his great grandfather. A father of four daughters, the oldest of whom served in the US Navy, Peter believes in service to one’s community and Country. He is the former Chair of the Military Care Committee, which provided hundreds of care packages to US sailors and Marines. He is a graduate of Bellarmine, Santa Clara University, and MIT. He is a published author whose works appear in over 40 anthologies. Former President of the California Congress of Republicans, Peter Coe Verbica is part of the new, inclusive CAGOP — led by the accomplished Latina, Jessica Patterson. He is a member of Saint Francis Episcopal Church. Peter believes in a clear-eyed, efficient, and fair approach to governance and will bring a fresh perspective to this 143 year-old office.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
George Yang is a father, a committed Republican, a “techie” and a committed education reformer who is truly worried that our current public education system is embracing the totalitarian ideology he thought he was escaping as a teenager when he and his family emigrated to the United States from China. George attended a public high school in San Mateo before going on to college at Golden Gate University. For the past twenty yearsGeorge has juggled the responsibilities of his tech career, fatherhood, and community involvement, with his political activities. In 2012 he was a Republican National Delegate. He also served as Vice Chair of the Young Republicans of San Mateo before becoming the 2016 Trump Campaign County Captain for San Mateo. With two school aged children George has become increasingly concerned with the quality of the public education system and he is now a primary candidate for the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Brian Dahle is a voice for public safety, lowering taxes, and reducing homelessness. He opposes onerous government regulations that are driving up the cost of living forcing many to leave California and businesses to shutter their doors.
A longtime advocate of building a better business climate in California, Brian Dahle was the California Chamber of Commerce’s top-rated senator for pro-business votes in 2021 and has a 100 percent rating from the National Federation of Independent Business.
He was chosen by his peers in 2017 to be the Assembly Republican Leader, leading the caucus until after the 2018 elections, when he stepped down as leader to run in a special election to fill a vacant seat in the 1st Senate District.
Through his decade in the Legislature, he has worked to pursue environmental justice and keep communities safe from devastating wildfires, passing multiple bills to modernize outdated laws and streamline regulations for landowners.
He has worked on a bipartisan basis to expand broadband internet access in underserved communities, better protect Californians’ digital privacy, and stop the gouging of hospital patients with surprise out-of-network bills.
Angela Underwood Jacobs
Angela Underwood Jacobs has an impressive private and public sector background. Most recently Angela has served as the Deputy Mayor of Lancaster. Angela knows that California needs new leadership. California's current Lieutenant Governor, Eleni Kounalakis, is a liberal Sacramento politician who is completely out-of-step with California’s working families. As an ally of Governor Gavin Newsom, Kounalakis has stood by as California’s crime has surged, homelessness gets worse, and our economy deteriorates.
Angela Underwood Jacobs wants to bring her real world experience helping the community she has served
Gene Yoon is a political neophyte running to unseat a political hack in one of the most geographically and economically diverse Senate districts in California. District 2 currently incorporates Marin, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Trinity, Humboldt and Del Norte counties. District 2 is a combination of urban, suburban and rural areas with disparate needs and interests. To say that District 2 faces problems is an understatement. Wildfires have destroyed thousands of homes over the past 4 years. Lake County, in particular, has a notorious meth problem. PG&E can’t guarantee we can keep the lights on in the summer, and the state can’t seem to figure out a way to fix our water supply issues. Gene’s incumbent opponent, Mike McGuire, has been in elected office since 2004. In fact Mike McGuire has been in elected office since he was in his mid twenties. Unlike Gene, Mike has never run a private sector team, and never had to face the deadlines and competitive fierceness that can turn a Reagan loving gamer kid from Jersey into a problem solving Silicon Valley lawyer. Gene Yoon represents a new generation of Republican and a “non political” citizen orientated approach to California politics. Gene Yoon is a New Jersey native and the son of hardworking Korean emigrants who has truly lived the Reagan era American dream. Growing up in New Jersey, Gene was your typical “gamer kid” —he loved solving problems in non traditional ways and he learned to love playing to win. After completing college and law school, Gene headed west to live the California dream and work for scrappy startups and tech giants alike. After a successful career as a lawyer in the tech industry Gene moved north to Lake County and started thinking about politics, local issues and possible solutions. Gene believes that the American dream is still alive, Republicans can still win in California, and we need to stop playing the game of politics by the old rules and start playing to win, like a dreamer and a gamer.
Lanhee Chen is a leader, problem-solver and educator who has built his career on tackling some of California and America’s biggest fiscal policy challenges. He was raised in Southern California and is the son of immigrants from Taiwan. After earning four degrees from Harvard University, including a law degree and doctorate in political science, he served in senior roles in both Republican and Democratic presidential administrations.
Today, Lanhee is regarded as one of America’s leading policy commentators and experts. He teaches at Stanford University, where he also conducts research at the Hoover Institution, a public policy think tank. He has helped leaders in California and around the country develop policies to address some of our society’s most pressing problems—like improving our health care system, saving Social Security, and growing our economy. His writings have appeared in America’s biggest newspapers and he has frequently shared his ideas and policy recommendations on television news programs across America and around the world.
Previously, Lanhee was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as a member of the independent and bipartisan Social Security Advisory Board, a group of leaders that advise the President, Congress, and other policymakers on matters relating to the Social Security program.
Lanhee built his own small business, which focuses on providing advice on fiscal and other public policy issues to leaders in both the public and private sectors. He is an investor who works with entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses and create new jobs. Lanhee has also taken an active leadership role in a variety of nonprofit organizations. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of El Camino Health, a health care system in his community.
Lanhee grew up rooting for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Lakers—and remains a die-hard fan of both teams to this day. He and his wife Cynthia, a nonprofit attorney, have a ten-year old son and seven-year old daughter. They currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Secretary of State
Rachel is an advocate for constitutional law for every American and civil rights for every human being.
Over the past decade Rachel has watched these absolutes for our Republic be eroded.
In the state of California, Los Angeles County has 144% of voters registered compared to the population. In San Diego there are 138% of voters registered compared to the population. Only 17% of California’s military absentee votes were counted in a recent election. These California election stats aren’t just wrong, they’re criminal.
Rachel is running for Secretary of State to ensure that future generations have free, fair, and transparent elections.
Improving Californians’ insurance challenges requires a leader with the experience we can trust – like Greg Conlon. He is the only candidate for Insurance Commissioner with statewide experience being President of the California Public Utilities Commission and a Commissioner of the California Transportation Commission. His knowledge and powerful expertise as a CPA and Senior Partner of an international public accounting firm and as a business consultant for over 30 years and attorney clearly make him the most qualified candidate. He immediately sees where California needs help and has the passion, drive, and knowledge on how to get the job done. He wants all of us to have the best insurance options available in CA.