Chairman's Message - February 2023

 In 1862 President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation (freely more than 3 million slaves in the Confederacy) and a few years later Republican abolitionists followed by passing the 13th Amendment in 1865 (abolishing slavery in the US). I find it personally fitting that we as a country celebrate the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln as we also celebrate Black History Month. 

Figures like Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglas, Martin Luther King Jr and so many others are true American Patriots who have forever shaped and blessed our great republic. Thank you, Happy Birthday President Abraham Lincoln and Happy President's Day! 

In March, the California Republican Party will hold its biennial organizing convention in Sacramento. Elections will be held for Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Regional Vice Chairs during the convention. This month The Sonoma County Republican Party will host a few candidates that have asked to come and speak to us. 

Join us on Wednesday, February 15th at 7pm at the Finley Center for our February Meeting. Our guest speakers will be Corrin Rankin, candidate for California Republican Party Vice Chair and Bryan Pritchard, candidate for California Republican Party Northwest Region Vice Chair. This meeting is free and open to all registered Republicans in Sonoma County.

On Wednesday, February 23rd, please join us for our first Speaker Series of the year. We welcome California Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Patterson. You may purchase a ticket here. If you are a current Chairman Circle and Patriot Club Member, please email to reserve your seat at no cost. 

I know it certainly feels like we just finished up the election season, but Election 2024 is only a year away. The Primary Election is currently scheduled for March 5, 2024 with ballots being mailed out in early February 2024. Included on our ballots will be: 

Primary election for US President
Top two primaries for House of Representatives (All), State Senate (District 3) & State Assembly (All) 
Elections for Sonoma County Supervisor (Districts 1,3 & 5)

On November 5, 2024, California will hold the General Election which will include the winners of the March 5th election as well as local elections. 

The Sonoma County Republican Party is kicking off the election 2024 season with a candidate training on Saturday, February 25th. If you are interested in running for local school board, city council, fire, water or healthcare district, please email 

In 2022 the Sonoma County Republican Party supported over three dozen conservative candidates for local office in Sonoma County. Let's double that number in 2024! 

Thank you for your continued support for the Sonoma County Republican Party! 

In Liberty,

Matt Heath, Chair (volunteer)

Sonoma County Republican Party

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