Learn from the experts if running for office is the right move for you. The California Republican Party (CAGOP) and the Sacramento County Republican Party (SacCountyGOP) will co-host this event at the headquarters of the CAGOP in downtown Sacramento. The cost to participate is $20 per person, which will cover your training materials and access to the one-day workshop. Since we have sold out of in-person seating, those who register going forward will be joining in via Zoom. Access details and materials will be provided to virtual participants several days before the event.
Sponsorships now available for virtual participation: Workshop Supporter ($250) includes entry for 4 people from the same business or organization; Major Sponsor ($1000) includes entry for 10 people from the same business or organization. All sponsors will be acknowledged on our website, in social media, and at the Workshop. Use the registration link below to secure your sponsorship.
CAGOP Field & Political Director
“Questions to Ask Yourself Before Running for Office & All About Trailblazer Candidate Trainings”
Krista has been working in Republican politics in various capacities, including as the Regional Political Coordinator for the RNC, Political Director for the Lousiana GOP, and as Calfornia State Director for the RNC during the 2020 Election.
Registrar of Voters, Sacramento County
“Candidate Resources at County Elections Dept. and Redistricting Update”
Courtney Bailey-Kanelos was appointed as Registrar of Voters in 2018 after 14 years working with the County’s Department of Voter Registration and Elections. She led the department’s daunting task of converting to a new system of voting based on the Voters Choice Act, including all mail ballots, vote centers and drop boxes replacing polling places, and 30 days to cast ballots.
Owner, Political Finance Solutions
“What Candidates Need to Know About Campaign Finance Laws”
Bryan has worked in politics for over a decade handling compliance for the California Republican Party. He also serves as the accountant for several County GOP Committees, include Sacramento. Aside from his work in compliance, he has played essential roles in voter registration programs, opposition research and communications.
Supervisor, Sacramento County
“The Ground Game and Setting the Stage for a Winning Campaign”
Sue Frost currently serves as the Chair of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors. She is serving her second term as the representative in District 3, and previously was a member of the Citrus Heights City Council. Currently the lone Republican on the Board, Frost is a strong advocate for taxpayers and public safety.
Folsom City Council Member
“Candidate Panel – Realities of Running and Winning!”
Rosario Rodriguez is serving her first term as a member of the Folsom City Council. Elected in 2020, Rosario is known not only for her tireless service to the community, but also as the owner of Sutter Street Taqueria. We thank her for being a sponsor of this candidate training and a Member of the Sacramento County Republican Central Committee.
Trustee, Natomas USD
“Communications & Media Strategies”
Micah Grant was first elected in 2016 to the Natomas Unified School District where he champions parental rights, vocational training, and technology funding. He has a distinguished career in communications, currently providing media relations and communications services in the financial industry while serving on the Executive Committee for the Sacramento County Republican Central Committee.
CAGOP Central Valley Regional Vice Chair
“Central Valley Update & Coalition Engagement”
Corrin Rankin is a conservative activist, thought leader, national media surrogate, and President of the Legacy Republican Alliance. Rankin’s political experience includes consulting on successful campaigns for local office, serving as California’s statewide director for African Americans for Trump, and acting as an ethnic media surrogate for both the 2016 and 2020 Trump campaigns. She also serves as CAGOP Central Valley Region Vice Chair.
Exec. Dir. Lincoln Club of No. California
“How and Who To Ask for Money”
Megan Range serves as the Executive Director of the Lincoln Club of Northern California, a major supporter of conservative candidates in the greater Bay Area. She previously worked at Mercury Public Affairs and as a Communications Specialist for the Junior League of Sacramento.
“What are Business PACs Looking For In A Candidate?”
Aaron Silva is an attorney at a Sacramento law firm specializing in human resources. He serves on the Folsom Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and has led their Political Action Committee. Aaron is also a Member of the Sacramento County Republican Central Committee.
CAGOP, Data Director
“Campaign Sidekick & GOP Data Center”
Cole Patterson served as the State Data Director for California at the Republican National Committee before taking on the CAGOP’s Data Director position. He uses his technical background to demystify voter data science for non-technical audiences. He now oversees the day-to-day operations of the data department; leading a collaborative team to continuously enhance the data management operations.
Chair, Sacramento County Republican Party
“Seats up in 2022 and SacCountyGOP Resources for Candidates”
Betsy Mahan was re-elected to a second four-year term as Chair of the Sacramento County Republican Central Committee in 2020. Her career has included running for the State Assembly and City Council, working for a U.S. Senator, Government Relations in the banking industry, multiple campaigns, political fundraising, and recently as the owner of a digital marketing firm.