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The Ventura County Republican Party is the officially recognized Republican Party Committee in Ventura County. The current Ventura County GOP is comprised of 22 elected central committee members, 12 clubs and volunteer organizations, 96 elected officials, and 148,667 Republican voters.  


It is the mission of the Ventura County Republican Party to:

  • Support and maximize local Republican voter registration;

  • Endorse Republican candidates up and down the ticket;

  • Engage in volunteer Get-Out-The-Vote and election integrity efforts;

  • Engage with local donors to support our candidates;

  • Promote the ideals of the Republican Party.

Our elected officials, central committee, donors, and volunteers are united in the pursuit of electing more Republicans to local office. We hope you join us in our fight to defend Ventura County and take back California!


Chairman - John Andersen
1st Vice Chair - Kerry Nelson
2nd Vice Chair - Lindsey Stetson
Secretary - Joe Piechowski
Treasurer - John Absmeier

Committee Members
1st District (Ventura, Ojai, North Oxnard):
Joan Lopez, Mary Osborn, Lindsey Stetson, Bruce Holley
2nd District (Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Santa Rosa Valley, Camarillo):
Dianne Alexander, John Andersen, Jim Meyer, Kerry Nelson, Arkady Milgram, Debra Tash
3rd District (Camarillo, Santa Paula, Fillmore, North Oxnard):
Deborah Baber, Pamela Krausz, Israel Rodriguez, David Schlangen
4th District (Simi Valley, Moorpark):
John Absmeier, Ray Cruz, Mike Judge, Richard Moore, Joe Piechowski, Rocky Rhodes
5th District (Central/South Oxnard, Port Hueneme):
Gavin Flores, Julie Hupp

Ex Officio Members
2024 Republican Nominee for CA-24: Thomas Cole

2024 Republican Nominee for CA-26: Michael Koslow
2024 Republican Nominee for CA-32: Larry Thompson
2024 Republican Nominee for SD-19: Elijah Mack
2024 Republican Nominee for SD-27: Lucie Volotzky
2024 Republican Nominee for AD-38: Deborah Baber

2024 Republican Nominee for AD-42: Ted Nordblum
2024 Republican Nominee for AD-46: Tracey Schroeder

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Image by Samuel Branch

The California Republican Party envisions a vibrant, prosperous and safe California defined by a robust world-class economy, strong and healthy families, and reformed and responsive state and local governments that serve all people while protecting individual liberties as enshrined in the US Constitution. As the party of Abraham Lincoln, we believe in dignity and equality for all.

We support:

  • Choice and excellence in education for all Californians

  • The safety and well-being of all California residents, including freedom of choice for health care

  • Economic policies that promote economic growth and innovation, leading to increased affordability

  • A reformed system of taxation that maintains and improves infrastructure and public safety while reducing the burden on working families, homeowners and older Californians

  • Favorable environmental policies that supports California’s farmers and ranchers

  • Election integrity and ethical government


We are boldly confident about California’s future and hold dearly all that is good about California’s people.

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