Hi there! Welcome to the Santa Cruz Republicans! Yes! There are many of us here, even though it may seem like you’ve been alone; you’re not!
We are the official party of the county, elected every four years and work directly with the CAGOP to help get locals elected and appointed to positions where they can make impactful decisions with conservative values. Every single county in California has a Central Committee, and I have been meeting and working with other Chairs to see what is working in their counties to help grow our party and make a difference. There is progress happening, and we can all help make this grow! The one-party system needs to end!
Truly, I’m honored to be representing our county and love living here. It doesn’t hurt that the Democrat’s business as usual approach continues to not work, and businesses and smart folks are waking up to this fact. We all have friends who have moved away, and countless other who have talked about it. Please don’t go! California is worth fighting for, and Santa Cruz County is one of the best spots in the state. Join us! Get involved! Show up!
Our biggest issues – Affordability! The taxes on top of taxes are just ridiculous and drive up the cost of everything. This election cycle has many of our members working hard to make sure these taxes don’t pass.
Homelessness and crime – everyone is affected by both issues. Efforts to help aren’t working, in fact, it’s getting worse! We are bringing in speakers, and after years of trying, finally got a conservative appointed to a commission to help fix the problems. Our state is battling the problems we were left with from AB 109, Prop 47 & Prop 57. There are groups fighting to reverse this damange. Join us in helping take back our state and give power back to our brave police departments.
Business – California is making it difficult to be in business here. We are trying to help navigate this process locally for those who want to start something new, as well as encourage those who live here to support all of the local businesses we can. If you have a business, let us know how we can help!
Education – our schools are overrun with a one-sided political message. We are putting together a plan to get our voices heard. It’s not going to happen overnight, but the Trump Administration signed into law that all Civics classes must have equal teachings, so we intend to help make that happen in Santa Cruz County.
Environment – Nothing wrong with eliminating plastics and reducing our footprints. We’ve adopted beaches and are big advocates for environmental responsibility. Our candidates have great resources and ideas to continue our efforts to protect our precious Monterey Bay.
Border Control–There is a huge problem with letting people walk into our country unvetted, but that is what is happening at a rampant pace. We must do something to bring some sense to this issue. This issue actually unites us with the majority of Americans. Please continue to talk about this issue and fight for the proper way to enter this country. There have been almost 100,000 excess deaths due to fentanyl coming into the United States’ Southern border. We MUST take a stand to keep the bad guys and their drugs, human trafficking, and criminals out of our state and country!
Fund (Defund) the Police– What a disaster this social justice idea has become. We support our law enforcement and believe that MORE is better. Of course there are bad cops who deserve to be relieved of their duties but we believe that there are way more good ones. Just like any profession, not all people are perfect. One good thing that has come out of this is the need to address the mentally ill component of crime. If we can educate and help more people before they turn to hurting others, this is a good thing.