GROW ELECT UPDATE
Latinas Well Represented by GROW Candidates Running in Next Week’s Local Elections
Born to farmworker parents, Woodlake Mayor Rudy Mendoza is a first-generation Mexican-American who picked oranges and grapes in Central Valley fields until the age of twenty. He later became a farm manager and started his own business. He now represents one of the best opportunities for Republicans to add a Latino conservative to the California State Assembly. Rudy is endorsed by Assembly GOP Leader Connie Conway to succeed her in the Central Valley’s 26th District.
Rudy’s also earned an impressive list of endorsements, including the support of House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Devin Nunes, Rep. David Valadao, Sen. Jean Fuller and Sen. Andy Vidak and a host of business and community leaders and local elected officials. GROW Elect is proud to support Rudy’s campaign and his election is one of our top priorities. If you’d like to learn more about Rudy, endorse him or contribute to his campaign, please visit www.mendozaforassembly.com.
Lee Ramos Kicks-Off Campaign for Costa Mesa City Council
GROW Elect President Ruben Barrales appeared last week in Orange County to speak at the kick-off event for businessman Lee Ramos’ campaign for the Costa Mesa City Council. Lee has called Costa Mesa home since 1947. He’s a proven and respected civic leader who’s been active in his church and community for many years. Lee has earned the endorsement of a majority of the City Council, including Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer. This is an important race for a key city in Orange County, and GROW Elect is actively supporting Lee’s candidacy. To learn more about Lee, visit www.leeramos2014.org.
GROW Cited As Part of Effort to Restore GOP in California
A recent article in the Los Angeles Times focused on the path back to relevance for Republicans in California, particularly in the Legislature. The article discussed GROW Elect as part of that process and stated, “The Republicans’ new election plan says the party needs more diversity so its candidates look more like the communities they seek to represent. Ruben Barrales, a former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush, is heading a program to recruit and fund Latino Republicans.” The link to the article is here: http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-republicans-legisature-20140323,0,6436464.story#ixzz2xercaehe