Last night, on Wednesday (April 16th), the Santa Barbara County Republican Central Committee made several endorsements for statewide races in this primary election cycle on June 3rd. First, it endorsed Pete Peterson for California’s Secretary of State position. Pete had attended our Central Committee meeting last summer, and has ran a solid campaign that has propelled him to the head of the pack in recent polls. Second, the committee endorsed Ron Nehring for California’s Lieutenant Governor position. Ron is a former chairman to the California Republican Party and a chairman of the San Diego County GOP Central Committee. He attended our Central Committee meeting last night as our guest speaker and laid out his reformist message to turn the state around. Finally, the committee endorsed Tim Donnelly for California’s Governor position. Tim Donnelly had visited our Central Committee as the guest speaker for our December holiday party, and also hosted a big rally and fundraiser event in Santa Barbara last February. His hard-working grassroots campaign has toured across entire state of California multiple times and has propelled him as the front runner, leading the polls of likely Republican voters with 34%, while the other Republican in the race only garnered a measly 3%.
A reconsideration vote for endorsing a candidate for Congress in the 24th District was also taken, but no super-majority was reached. However, Justin Fareed and Dale Francisco were two candidates who had the strongest vote totals. The endorsement was tabled once again until further notice.