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David Chan

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State Chair

University of California, Berkeley

David Chan is a sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley studying political science. Besides serving as the Chairman for CFCR, David is the President of the Berkeley College Republicans, the State Collegiate Director of ‘Our Neighborhood Voices’, a former Founder and CEO of a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and a member of the Alameda County GOP Central Committee. He has worked for over 15 campaigns so far serving as everything from strategist, consultant, campaign manager, to volunteer. David is committed to working with all College Republicans across the State to support our party and flip the state of California! 

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Gianna Mudwilder

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Vice Chair

University of San Diego

Gianna is studying Business and Music at the University of San Diego. She currently serves as the Student Outreach Chair for USD College Republicans and has a passion for politics. Gianna has assisted on several campaigns across San Diego and hopes to make a positive impact on Republican politics in California through CFCR.

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Utkarsh Jain

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Executive Director

University of California, Berkeley

Utkarsh is currently a sophomore studying Economics and Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley. Besides serving as the Executive Director for CFCR, he currently is the Vice President for Berkeley College Republicans, leads the business strategy of a stealth startup focusing on supply chains, and the State Collegiate Co-Director for "Our Neighborhood Voices". He also serves as the Internship Program Director for the Lanhee Chen for Controller Campaign, managing over 50 interns from all over the state. He plans to use his experience and dedication to further unite College Republicans across the state and to make California Golden once again!

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Abbey Umali

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Treasurer

Chapman University

Abbey Umali is the President of the College Republicans chapter at Chapman University. She is a second-year Master’s student in Chapman’s Ed.S. School Psychology program with an emphasis in Professional Clinical Counseling. 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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Abby Pendleton

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Secretary

University of California, Davis

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 CFCR chapters to mobilize grassroots efforts and turn the state red.

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    Communications Director

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      Political Director

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        Membership Director

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        Mackenzie Hoie

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        Activism Director

        University of San Diego

        Mackenzie Hoie is currently the Campaign & Activism Chair for the College Republicans at the University of San Diego. She is a sophomore majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She has been involved with the College Republicans since her freshman year and has participated in many tablings and activism events around campus and in San Diego. Mackenzie is excited to help increase the conservative presence on California campuses and create positive change!
         

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        Lizzy Terpening

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        Northern Regional Vice Chair

        California State University, Chico

        Lizzy Terpening is a Chico State student getting her masters degree in Agriculture Education. She has been involved in politics in Northern California since starting her education at Chico. Lizzy worked for Congressman Doug LaMalfa in his 2018 and 2020 campaigns. She also frequently volunteered for the Butte County Republican Party. She is looking forward to continuing spreading Republican ideas in Northern California.

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        Erin Ortega

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        Bay Area Regional Vice Chair

        University of California, Berkeley

        Erin Ortega is a sophomore studying molecular and cellular biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She currently serves as the secretary of the Berkeley College Republicans. She plans on using her role in CFCR as an opportunity to help motivate other conservative students in California to make a greater impact on their campuses and in their communities. 

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        Central Valley Regional Vice Chair

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        David Saryan

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        Los Angeles Regional Vice Chair

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        David Saryan is currently studying political science at UCLA. He enjoys playing basketball and watching soccer, supporting Real Madrid and Germany. David is currently in the UCLA ROTC program and has been involved in many different campaigns, most notably California State Assembly District 40 for Assemblywoman Valladares. 

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        Ethan Oppenheim

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        Southern Regional Vice Chair

        Chapman University

        Ethan Oppenheim is a junior at Chapman University, pursuing majors in Political Science and Philosophy and minors in History and Film Music. He is currently serving as Vice President of Chapman University College Republicans. As Southern Regional Vice Chair, Ethan hopes to create a network of local chapter leaders to expand CFCR'S southern regional chapter, to strengthen local college Republican chapters and organizations, and to unite young Republicans in Southern California in order to spread our ideals and achieve our common goals.

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        Joshua Rawson

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        San Diego Regional Vice Chair

        San Diego State University

        Joshua Rawson is a senior majoring in Political Science at San Diego State. Joshua founded the College Republicans chapter at SDSU and has been at work growing the chapter ever since. He enjoys exploring San Diego for all of its beauty and intricacies. Josh is looking forward to growing local Conservative voices in his area and wishes to give back to his community.