About Us – Stanislaus GOP

The Start of The Grand Old Party

The GOP was founded in 1854 by opponents of the Kansas–Nebraska Act,[14] which allowed for the potential expansion of chattel slavery into the western territories. The party supported classical liberalism, opposed the expansion of chattel slavery, and supported economic reform.[15][16] Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president. Under the leadership of Lincoln and a Republican Congress, chattel slavery was banned in the United States in 1865. The Party was generally

A Short Biography

Slavery and the Republicans

In the 1850s, the issue of slavery—and its extension into new territories and states joining the Union—ripped apart these political coalitions. During this volatile period, new political parties briefly surfaced, including the Free Soil and the American (Know-Nothing) parties.

March 20, 1854

It all Starts

In 1854, opposition to the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which would permit slavery in new U.S. territories by popular referendum, drove an antislavery coalition of Whigs, Free-Soilers, Americans and disgruntled Democrats to found the new Republican Party, which held its first meeting in Ripon, Wisconsin that May. Two months later, a larger group met in Jackson, Michigan, to choose the party’s first candidates for statewide office.

The parties goals

The Republican goal was not to abolish slavery in the South right away, but rather to prevent its westward expansion, which they feared would lead to the domination of slave holding interests in national politics.


November 6, 1860

In the 1860 election, a split between Southern and Northern Democrats over slavery propelled the Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln to victory, though he won only around 40 percent of the popular vote. Even before Lincoln could be inaugurated, seven Southern states seceded from the Union, beginning the process that would lead to the Civil War.



Over the course of the Civil War, Lincoln and other Republicans began to see the abolition of slavery as a strategic move to help them win the war. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and by war’s end, the Republican majority in Congress would spearhead the passage of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.

What We Believe


Low Taxes Helps individuals and families have the ability to pool themselves out of poverty and create opportunity

First Amendment

The First Amendment after the 2-second amendment is the most important we should have the right to voice our opinions without fear of appraisal from our government.

The Individual

The strength of our nation lies with the individual and each person’s dignity, freedom, ability, and responsibility must be honored..

American Values

Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.


All humans are born with unalienable Rights and that includes the unborn, we as a society need to protect those who are voiceless and can’t defend them selves

fiscal responsibility

The government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more money they earn.

The proper role of government

Is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs least.

free enterprise

Free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth, and prosperity.

Meet our committee

The Republican Party of Stanislaus County (RPSC) Central Committee consists of 23 members and 6 Ex-Officials.


Each member is elected to a 4 Year Term

When are members Elected?

Elections for the Central Committee are held during Presidential Primary

What is an associate

An Associate has privileges such as staying for business meeting, receive internal committee business emails to see how to become a please see full details here


A vacancy occurs when a member resigns, at which time a seat becomes available for an appointment.

What is required to become a member?

In order to be considered for an appointment a member must be a registered Republican for 1 Year.

1Nancy HintonCaucus ChairAngela Richardson
1Bob CainMemberDavid Avila
1Jay GilbertMemberDonald Riise
1Emma AlonzoMembership ChairVacant
1Kent HigginsMemberKenneth Frisch
1Todd KleinertSecretaryVacant
2Kelly ThompsonCaucus ChairVacant
2Thomas PannierMemberRyan Taylor
2Christan SantosMemberLuzanne Shapley
2Patrick ShieldsMemberVacant
3Joel CamposChairmanVacant
3Peggy Ann SchaffranMemberVacant
3Justin FarkasMemberVacant
3Ysidore “EZ” MartinezCaucus ChairVacant
4Joseph DayCaucus ChairRoman Messick
4Michael A WoodVice-ChairRueth Langrock
4Joyce ParkerMemberKyle Westphal
4Sandra WilliamsMemberKaren Knox
4Joyce FrancisTreasurerEarnie Johnson
5Samuel BosshardtCaucus ChairVacant
5Daniel MartinezMemberVacant
5Carlos RoqueMemberJavier Lopez
Ex-OfficioHeath FloraAD-9Vacant
Ex-OfficioJuan AlanisAD-22John Kanno
Ex-OfficioTom McClintockCD-5Lydia Kanno
Ex-OfficioKevin LincolnCD-9Vacant
Ex-OfficioJohn DuarteCD-13Vacant
Ex-OfficioGeorge RadanovichSD-4Vacant
AssociateJudy JohnsonDistrict 1None
AssociateLinda CountrymanDistrict 1None
AssociateMichelle TomlinsonDistrict 1None
AssociateVickie RichardsonDistrict 2None
AssociateBarbara JensenDistrict 2None
AssociateBecky TaliaferroDistrict 3None
AssociateLaurene MartinezDistrict 3None
AssociateMargaret RitcheyDistrict 4None
AssociateJoe KoozzeDistrict 4None
AssociateJake KliatchkoDistrict 4None