January 2020 Kick-off Meeting - with OCGOP Chair Fred Whitaker and Mike Lewis

It's finally here - 2020! Well, we still don't have flying cars, but we do have one of the biggest and most consequential Presidential election cycles in recent history. This election will have huge - YUUUUGE - repercussions, at all levels of government. The Socialist Democrat invasion of Orange County has already led to a trail of disarray and destruction. Increasing homelessness, the economic disaster of AB5 on our gig economy, rent control and split roll tax initiatives, mismanagement of wildfires and water resources - the list goes on. Basically everything being proposed by Scott Weiner. Indeed, it's 2020 and time to clear our vision and focus.

So, where do we go from here? Not only do Republicans statewide face a voter registration gap, the ballot harvest will undoubtedly prove to be even worse than 2018. How do we combat this? Well, LCROC is here to help frame the issues and point us toward solutions which will not only make OC Red again, but strengthen common-sense conservative roles in local, State, and Federal offices, while focusing on those core values that define Republicans. 

Hon. Fred Whitaker

Chairman, OCGOP

Mike Lewis

Political Consultant, Lewis Associates LLC

LCROC is welcoming our good friend Mike Lewis. Mike is President of Lewis Associates LLC, a Southern California government relations consulting firm, and Senior Vice President of the Construction Industry Air Quality Coalition and the Construction Industry Coalition on Water Quality. He has served on numerous boards, commissions, and committees. Mike has also been involved in several local campaigns including city councils, school boards, and water boards. Los Angeles Magazine named Mike one of the ten transportation “power players” in Los Angeles and the most knowledgeable person in Los Angeles on the subject of transportation finance. Mike will provide his insight into the issues this upcoming year from an "outside the establishment" perspective.

LCROC is also honored to welcome Orange County Republican Chairman Fred Whitaker to our January meeting. Hon. Fred Whitaker was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County in 2015. He is a longtime Republican Party volunteer and previously served as Vice Chairman and Parliamentarian. Chairman Whitaker was elected to the Orange City Council in 2010 and reelected in 2014. He is Managing Partner at Cummins & White, LLP in Newport Beach where he specializes in corporate counsel, business transactions, real estate and estate planning. Chairman Whitaker and his wife, Mignon, met in 1987 at the California Republican Party Convention in Anaheim. Chairman Whitaker will discuss these issues, how the OCGOP will address them, and bring the fight back to the Democrats. He will also provide an update on local and state races of interest, and how LCROC members can play an integral role.



Monday, January 27, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Karl Strauss Brewery

901 A South Coast Drive

Costa Mesa, CA, 92626


$20 – Members

$25 – Guests

Hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages included. 

Business casual attire suggested.  

Reserve your tickets here: Eventbrite link for tickets



If you haven't already, please pay your 2020 dues! Your continued support helps LCROC put on programs like this

Saturday, February 29th, 3pm-6pm: OC Supervisor Don Wagner, location TBD

Saturday, March 21st, 10am-12pm: 3rd Annual Second Amendment Day Gun Range - Once this event goes live, reserve your place ASAP as this is one of our most popular events!

January 27, 2020 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Karl Strauss Brewery
901 A South Coast Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States
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John Merrill, LCR-OC President · · (949) 698-8228

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