California Congress of Republicans

Speaker Series

SPARC’s Speaker Series May

Featuring TBD

During these unprecedented times, the California Congress of Republicans (“CCR”) remains highly relevant through its wildly popular, statewide Zoom calls. We discuss issues which matter to Californians with top-tier, subject matter experts.  Chapters, members and guests agree that these speaker talks are collegial, informative and well-articulated.  Unless specially noted, CCR and its participating chapters avail these presentations free of charge.


Ken Buck

Ken Buck

(April 2021) Ken Buck

Ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee

Topic: How to Reign in Big Tech





Kevin Faulconer

(March 2021) Former Mayor of San Diego
Why does CA need a new leader?
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Prof Michael McConnel

Prof. Michael McConnell

(February 2021) Professor and Director of the Stanford Constitutional Law Center

What’s Next for the Supreme Court

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Dr. Michael Auslin

(November 2020) Michael Auslin, Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution spoke on U.S. – China Relations.

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Dr. Lanhee Chen

(October 2020) Veteran political consultant and Hoover Institution Fellow Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D. provided a pre-election briefing on California’s ballot measures.

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Dr. Lydia Ortega

(August 2020) Lydia Ortega, Ph.D. & Chair Emeritus, Economics Dept at SJSU joined a panel discussion on California’s Prop. 16 and the Return of Discrimination.

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Hon. Kevin Kiley

(September 2020) California Assemblyman Kevin Kiley has been the champion of “gig” workers and the passage of Proposition 22.

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Professor Gail Heriot

(August 2020) Gail Heriot, Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law joined a panel discussion on California’s Prop. 16 and the Return of Discrimination.

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Mark Miller

(June 2020) As several lawsuits are filed to check the Governor and his misuse of power, the Pacific Legal Foundation has something to say about the importance of adhering to our constitution. Mark Miller, Senior Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation discussed “The Lockdown and The Constitution.”

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Joel Fox

(July 2020) The former President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association discussed “The Attack on Prop. 13: The Split-Roll Initiative.” Joel Fox is the Co-Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Fox & Hounds Daily.

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Chief Ron Lawrence

(May 2020) As President of the California Police Chiefs Association, Chief Ron Lawrence briefed guests on the campaign to overturn parts of Props 47 and 57 relating to criminal penalties, early release of violent criminals, and the need to collect DNA samples through Prop. 20.

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John Fund

(December 2020) With legal challenges pending in the Presidential Election, National Review Columnist John Fund explained “What Happened in the November Election?”

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Jessica Patterson

(May 2020) Chairwoman Jessica Patterson has led the California Republican Party since 2018, including successful special elections, and large goals of flipping seats in the House of Representatives and State Legislature. She gave guests an update on the upcoming November election.

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