President George W. Bush-Campaign Organization, California
Regional Chairman - Mario Rodriguez
Regional Political Director - Rudy Fernández
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc.  | 1903 W. Magnolia Blvd  |  Burbank
Chair Gerald Parsky
(announced Dec. 18, 2003)  Served as Chair of the California Bush-Cheney campaign in 2000.  Chairman of Aurora Capital Group, LP, a Los Angeles-based investment firm.  Senior partner of the Los Angeles law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, 1977-92.  Parsky served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for international affairs and capital markets, 1974-77.  He was appointed to the U.C. Board of Regents by Gov. Pete Wilson in 1996; the Board named him chair for a two-year term on May 20, 2004.  Parsky was also a member of President Bush’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security.
Honorary Chair Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
(announced Dec. 18, 2003) 
(announced Dec. 18, 2003) 
Assemblyman Robert Pacheco
Eloise Anderson

Executive Director Debbie McCall
National Victory Director for the Republican National Committee, 2002.  Worked for the Bush Administration in Intergovernmental Affairs at the US Department of Education.  California Victory 2000 director of operations.  Political director at the California Republican Party, 1999.  Political director on Dan Lungren for Governor campaign, 1998. 

Field Representatives
Los Angeles/Central Coast Megan Badasch
...finished the campaign as a field representative in Nevada.
Northern California/Central Valley/Bay Area Todd Cranney
...finished the campaign as a field representative in Nevada.
Southern California/Inland Empire/San Diego Kelly Kolb
...finished the campaign as a field representative in Wisconsin.
Communications Director Camille Anderson
...finished the campaign working communications in Colorado.
Coalitions Director Suzanne Ekerling
...finished the campaign working in Pennsylvania.

Note: All the staff except Debbie McCall finished the campaign in other states.

-On May 7, 2004 the campaign announced its California Viva Bush Coalition.

-Bush-Cheney '04 California Educators for Bush steering committee co-chairs:
Dr. Velma Montoya is a former associate college professor.
Gloria Hom is a teacher in the California community college system in Santa Clara, California. 
Dr. Williamson "Bill" Evers is a research fellow at a policy think tank in California. 

-Colonel Bill Stein (U.S. Marine Corps, Ret.) is the Bush-Cheney 04 California Veterans State Chair and a national veterans steering committee member from Orange County, CA.  He served in the Marine Corps from 1966-1971 including a tour in Vietnam. 

-Bush-Cheney '04 California Jewish Coalition announced September 9, 2004.  Co-chairs Bruce Bialosky (accountant/financial specialist; president of the Republican Jewish Coalition of Los Angeles and Southern California chair of the Republican Jewish Coalition) and Ben Stein, actor.

-On February 18, 2004 the campaign announced its California County Leadership Team comprising 58 Bush-Cheney '04 county leaders. 

California Republican Party  1903 W. Magnolia Blvd.  |  Burbank 
Chairman Duf Sundheim
Elected Chairman in February 2003.  Active in politics for more than 30 years, including as Chairman of the Lincoln Club of Northern California.  Serves as counsel to the law firm of Doty, Sundheim & Gilmore.  Received his J.D. from Northwestern University Law School and his B.A. from Stanford University.  Resident of Palo Alto.
Vice Chairman Mario Rodriguez
Elected Vice Chairman in February 2003.  Founder and CEO of Jonathan Grey & Associates, one of the leading Hispanic owned promotional and advertising specialty companies in the United States.  Chairman of the Latino Coalition Foundation, a nationwide organization that advocates common sense business legislation; President of the Hispanic Business Roundtable of California; co-founder of Hispanic 100 of Orange County

Vice Chairmen
North Central South Los Angeles Inland Northwest Central Coast Bay Area
Treasurer  - Douglas R. Boyd, Sr., Esq.
Secretary - Jalene Forbis

COO/Executive Director Mike Vallante
In 2001-3 he worked with Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, serving as executive director.  In 2000 Vallante served as director of California Citizens for a Sound Economy. 
Political Director Jarryd Gonzales
(Also directed Victory '04 through August).  Has worked for the state party since 2002.
Victory Director Andrew Gharakani
Served as district director for Congressman Darryl Issa.
Field Director Mike Fresquez

Communications Director Karen Hanretty
Spokeswoman for Arnold Schwarzenegger during the 2003 recall campaign.  Interned for state Senator Bruce McPherson (R-Santa Cruz).  B.A. from the University of the Pacific (in Stockton), 1999.

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