Responsible management of the California Republican Party is the most important quality of a party leader. To this end, there are three tests for a party chairman, corresponding to what a party leader actually has control over. When judging a leader, it's critical to separate out the externalities a chairman cannot control, versus that over which the chairman does have influence.
The three tests for a party leader seeking re-election are: finances, personnel and programs.
In each of these three areas, Chairwoman Patterson has been a success.
The California Republican Party is in good financial shape, it has quality personnel capable of doing the job, and it has executed sophisticated political programs that have provided real, tangible support to our Republican nominees.
As we look forward to a 2022 election cycle that poses challenges and opportunities alike, the party is in a sound position to meet them. For this reason, Chairwoman Patterson deserves a second term at the help.
Ron Nehring served as Chairman of the California Republican Party from 2007 to 2011. He previously served as CRP Vice Chairman, President of the County Chairman's Association, Chairman of the RNCs State Chairmen's Committee, and Chairman of the Republican Party of San Diego County. In 2014 he was the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor. Today, he holds elected office San Diego County.