The Contra Costa Republican Party is excited to endorse these Republican candidates in the 2018 election cycle.
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Mark Meuser is a native Californian and a small business owner committed to fighting for honest and fair elections. To better help small businesses owners handle California’s complex regulatory environment, he opened The Meuser Law Group. Meuser operated a diverse civil litigation firm that represented both individuals and small businesses. Meuser’s unique training has taught him how to listen to people, formulate creative alternatives, and achieve workable solutions to real problems. Meuser’s priority is to guide the Secretary of State’s office out of the antiquated 19th Century and into the 21st Century. The people of California deserve an open and accessible government that works for them, not against them.
Marla is a wife, mother, and native of the 9th Congressional District. She has served in roles focusing on agriculture, economic development, job creation, and transportation. Over the years Marla has successfully attained federal support for projects that led to thousands of new jobs. In 2012, Marla was appointed to the County Aviation Advisory Committee where she offers her expertise to the Stockton Metropolitan Airport. Marla is also a member of the Junior League of San Joaquin County, an organization which has provided 8,000 volunteer hours to the community; she has also served on the Board.
Assemblywoman Catharine Baker represents the 16th District covering parts of Contra Costa and Alameda counties, namely Walnut Creek, and the Lamorinda and Tri-Valley areas. Catharine has fought to increase accountability and transparency for government agencies, including the Bay Bridge authority, the University of California, and BART. Her first bill was to end BART strikes. She has worked to reform California’s education system and put California students first in UC and CSU admissions. She has led the fight for pension reform and cutting redundant regulations and wasteful spending.
Other issues that Assemblywoman Baker has undertaken:
- Helping veterans find jobs after leaving active duty
- Opposing all tax and bridge toll increases
- The mismanagement of transportation funding, namely High-Speed Rail
Paul’s experience as a prosecutor, supervisor, and victims’ advocate makes him the only real choice in June’s election. He vows to fight human trafficking and freeway violence while modernizing the DA’s office into a more victim-centered organization. After 22 years as one of the best prosecutors in the District Attorney’s Office, it wasn’t a surprise that so many of Paul Graves’ coworkers urged him to run in this election. Endorsed by every law enforcement agency in the county and many local elected leaders including Catharine Baker, Candace Andersen, Debora Allen, and Richard Rainey, Paul Graves puts public safety first.