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Michael Curry

State Chair

California State University, Chico

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Michael has been involved in Republican politics since first coming to Chico State in 2017. He served as a Regional Political Director for Congressman LaMalfa's 2018 Congressional Campaign. He has also served as the President of the Chico State Republicans, where he has organized dozens of activist events, guest speakers, and meetings on his campus. Michael is dedicated to working with Republican students from across the state and help connect them with Republican Party politics.

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Victoria Hoven

Co-Chair

University of San Diego

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Victoria is currently studying business administration with a double minor in entrepreneurship and management. She is a member of the USD College Republicans chapter as well as the president and founder of Turning Point USA at USD. Victoria looks forward to redefining what it means to be a conservative and plans to bridge together like minded students in CRs and TPUSA.

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Lauren Wallace

Executive Director

University of California, Davis

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Lauren is currently a junior studying Managerial Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Davis. She currently serves as the Treasurer for Davis College Republicans and was previously the Northern Regional Vice Chair for CFCR. For her work planning state and nation wide events during the 2020 cycle, Lauren was named the 2020 College Republican of the year. She plans to use her experience and dedication to further unite College Republicans across the state and to fight for the California comeback!

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Abbey Umali

Treasurer

Chapman University

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Abbey Umali is the Treasurer of the College Republicans chapter at Chapman University. She is a senior double majoring in Music and Psychology with a minor in Disability Studies. Next year, she will be continuing her studies at Chapman in their Ed.S. School Psychology program. She also serves on Student Government and as an editor of The Hesperian newspaper at Chapman because of her passion for giving conservative voices a platform on campus.

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Megan Acarregui

Secretary

University of California, Davis

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Megan is a sophomore at UC Davis studying Civil Engineering. She’s been involved with Davis College Republicans since her freshman year and has served as Membership Director. She’s also contributed many hours helping CFCR make voter contacts and get Republicans elected. Megan is excited to get more involved in College Republicans and make CRs a fun experience for all!

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Kenneth Schrupp

Communications Director

University of California, San Diego

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Kenneth Schrupp is an interdisciplinary communicator whose passions for persuasion and learning have led him to the intersection of business, politics, and media. In addition to his duties at CFCR, Kenneth is editor in chief of The California Review and has been published by national outlets and policy groups ranging from the Washington Examiner to the Foundation for Economic Education. Previously, Kenneth was deputy campaign manager for a congressional campaign during the general election.

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Austin Katz

Political Director

University of California, San Diego

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Austin is a Senior at the University of California-San Diego majoring in Political Science with a minor in Law & Society. Austin is currently the President of the College Republicans at UCSD and has interned in D.C. at the White House and at the office of Senator Ted Cruz. Austin is excited to help bring positive change in campuses all across California.

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Hayden Yantha

Membership Director

California State University, San Marcos

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Hayden is the current president of CSU San Marcos College Republicans. She is majoring in business with a minor in political science. Hayden has assisted on multiple campaigns in the San Diego region and is excited to work with colleges across the state in order to expand Republican representation on campuses.

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Andrew Xu

Activism Director

University of California, Merced

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Andrew Xu is a 3nd-year Management and Business Economics from Fremont, California. He joined the UC Merced College Republicans as soon as he entered the school with hopes to engage more with politics and connecting people to conservative thought. In 2019 he became the club treasurer, VP in 2020, and is active in planning the club's tabling. In 2020 Andrew decided to join the marketing club to not only learn more skills for his career but to help promote College Republicans in social media and also spearhead the tabling operation on campus.

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Lizzy Terpening

Northern Regional Vice Chair

California State University, Chico

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Lizzy is the current President of the Chico State College Republicans. She is studying to become an elementary school teacher. Lizzy has been involved in College Republicans since her freshman year and has worked for Congressman Doug LaMalfa on his re-election campaign in both 2018 and 2020. She is looking forward to promoting Republican ideas in Northern California.

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Amanda Carlson

Bay Area Regional Vice Chair

University of California, Berkeley

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Amanda is a political activist dedicated to God and country. She is currently studying philosophy at UC Berkeley, where she has been apart of efforts to expand speech on campus in the Berkeley College Republicans.

Abby Pendleton

Central Valley Regional Vice Chair

Modesto Jr. College

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Abby is a Political Science major and President at the College Republicans at Modesto Junior College. She looks forward to working with the local parties and expanding the amount of Central Valley chapters to mobilize grassroots efforts and turn the state red.

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Jacob Elsemore

Central Coast Regional Vice Chair

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Jacob is the President of UCSB College Republicans. Once a huge epicenter for the College Republican scene in California, Jacob's work with UCSB has only solidified his dedication for spreading conservative ideas and fostering debate on college campuses throughout the Central Coast.

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Marin Ruiz

Los Angeles Regional Vice Chair

University of Southern California

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Marin is currently a freshman at University of Southern California, and also serves as the Outreach Director for their College Republicans Chapter. She is studying Neuroscience and Spanish, and is also in the Army ROTC program. As LA Regional Vice Chair, she is committed to organizing events with local colleges, and strengthening the college Republican community in the diverse LA region to serve as an influential example to the rest of the state. She works as a special education tutor and a competitive swimming coach.

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Justin Buckner

Southern Regional Vice Chair

Chapman University

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Justin Buckner is a Junior Broadcast Journalism and Documentary major at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and minoring in Political Science. He is the President of the Chapman College Republicans, under his leadership the club has exploded in popularity, productivity and fun, he looks forward to translating that to the Southern Region.

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Jack Uribe

San Diego Regional Vice Chair

University of San Diego

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Jack is currently a senior undergraduate at the University of San Diego studying Real Estate, with a double minor in Accountancy and Business Administration. He currently serves as Secretary for USD's chapter of College Republicans, and has played an integral role in helping to grow their organization into one of the state's most well-respected and successful chapters. In addition, he currently serves as Vice President for USD's chapter of Turning Point USA. Jack is deeply committed to strengthening the Republican Party and conservative movement as a whole, and he strives to do this by empowering, educating, and connecting students in order to build a strong and productive community of College Republicans across San Diego County and the Great State of California.