GROW Elect Update

Secretary James Baker Headlines GROW Elect Event

(Left to right: Ruben Barrales, Secretary James Baker & Stuart Spencer)

(Left to right: Secretary James Baker & D.A. Mike Hestrin)

James A. Baker III, former Reagan White House Chief of Staff & Treasury Secretary and Bush ’41 Secretary of State, was the recent guest of honor at a breakfast held at the Beverly Hills Hotel by GROW Elect and its partner, New Majority-Los Angeles. Baker was introduced by legendary Reagan political consultant Stuart K. Spencer. New Majority LA’s Andy Gharakhani helped organize a memorable event for a select list of almost 100 attendees.

Baker talked about his time in the Reagan White House, North Korea, the economy, international diplomacy and the importance of GROW Elect and Republicans building support in the Latino community. GROW Elect members in the audience included Riverside District Attorney Mike Hestrin, Lawndale City Councilman Bernadette Suarez and Cudahy City Councilman Jack Guerrero.


GROW Elect in the Central Valley

GROW Elect is fortunate to have partners across the state that help us identify and recruit qualified Republican candidates. Recently, Fresno County Republican GOP Chairman Fred Vanderhoof organized a special roundtable discussion with half a dozen outstanding Latino Republican candidates in Fresno County. We look forward to helping Fresno-area Republicans win their competitive races.

Also earlier this month, GROW Elect president Ruben Barrales was the guest speaker at the Madera County Republican Party’s successful Lincoln & Reagan Dinner. It was an impressive gathering of Central Valley Republican leaders, supporters, office holders and candidates. Assemblyman Frank Bigelow provided kind words for our efforts and helped to make it a great event.

Working with Republicans in the Central Valley and across the state, GROW Elect is preparing to support a new generation of GOP Latino candidates.


Jaime Hurtado Comes on Strong in Riverside County

(Jaime Hurtado)

Jaime Hurtado, Chief of Staff to Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley, is generating impressive support in his bid to succeed his boss. Hurtado is the top fundraising candidate in the race, having generated over $300,000. He has also scored major endorsements from across the county including dozens of local elected officials.

Hurtado’s platform of creating jobs, strengthening public safety and making county government more efficient has won him the support of not only Supervisor Ashley, but Supervisor John Tavaglione, Senator Jeff Stone, Congressman Paul Cook and former Senator Bill Emmerson, among others. Jaime’s energetic campaign is also a top priority for GROW Elect.