Party Leadership

The Republican Party of Orange County is governed by the men and women of the Central Committee. These are Orange County residents elected by their communities to represent them in their party. The Central Committee meets every third Monday of the month and the public is invited to attend.



Honorable Fred Whitaker

Chairman – Republican Party of Orange County

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. They have three children – Jayne, Anne and Jack.




First Vice Chair – John Warner
Second Vice Chair – Tj Fuentes
Secretary – Hon. Peggy Huang (Mayor of Yorba Linda)
Treasurer – Erik Weigand
Assistant Treasurer – Hon. Laurie Davis (Laguna Niguel City Councilwoman)
Parliamentarian – Hon. Kermit Marsh
Sergeant At Arms – Tim Whitacre


Central Committee

Position District/Name City
  55th A.D.  
Member Hon. Tim Shaw La Habra
Member James G. Gerbus Yorba Linda
Member Hon. Brett R. Barbre Yorba Linda
Member Hon. Gene Hernandez Yorba Linda
Member Hon. Craig Young Yorba Linda
Member Hon. Peggy Huang Yorba Linda
  65th A.D.  
Member Baron Night Buena Park
Member Hon. Shawn Nelson Fullerton
Member Hon. Leroy Mills Cypress
Member Hon. David John Shawver Stanton
Member Hon. Chris Norby Fullerton
Member Hon. John (Jack) Bedell Fullerton
  68th A.D.  
Member Hon. Todd Spitzer Orange
Member Hon. Jeffrey Lalloway Irvine
Member Hon. Fred M. Whitaker Orange
Member Mark William Bucher Santa Ana
Member Jon Fleischman Anaheim
Member Hon. Deborah Pauly Villa Park
  69th A.D.  
Member Hon. Robert Hammond Santa Ana
Member Timothy Whitacre Santa Ana
Member Thomas Anthony Gordon Santa Ana
Member Steven Nguyen Santa Ana
Member Hon. Cecilia Iglesias Santa Ana
Member Hon. Brett Franklin Santa Ana
  72nd A.D.  
Member Hon. Andrew Do Westminster
Member Hon. Dean Grose Los Alimitos
Member Hon. Kermit Marsh Westminster
Member Hon. Tyler Diep Westminister
Member John W. Briscoe Fountain Valley
Member Hon. Michael E. Gates Huntington Beach
  73rd A.D.  
Member Hon. Laurie Davies Laguna Niguel
Member Mary Young Laguna Niguel
Member Hon. Tony Beall Rancho Santa Margarita
Member Hon. Mike Munzing San Clemente
Member Hon. Lisa Bartlett Dana Point
Member Hon. Ed Sachs Mission Viejo
  74th A.D.  
Member Hon. Scott Baugh Huntington Beach
Member John Warner Newport Beach
Member Erik Weigand Newport Beach
Member Thomas A. “T.J.” Fuentes Newport Beach
Member Rhonda Rohrabacher Costa Mesa
Member Michael McClellan Newport Beach
  Ex-Officio Members  
Ex-Officio Hon. Diane Harkey Dana Point
Ex-Officio Ryan Downing Whittier
Ex-Officio Hon. Ed Royce Brea
Ex-Officio Hon. Mimi Walters Irvine
Ex-Officio Bob Peterson Orange
Ex-Officio Andy Whallon Long Beach
Ex-Officio Hon. Dana Rohrabacher Costa Mesa
Ex-Officio Hon. Darrell Issa Vista
Ex-Officio Hon. Ling Ling Chang Diamond Bar
Ex-Officio Mario Guerra Downey
Ex-Officio Hon. Janet Nguyen Garden Grove
Ex-Officio Hon. John Moorlach Costa Mesa
Ex-Officio Hon. Pat Bates Laguna Niguel
Ex-Officio Hon. Phillip Chen Diamond Bar
Ex-Officio Hon. Young Kim Fullerton
Ex-Officio Hon. Steven S. Choi Irvine
Ex-Officio Ofelia Velarde-Garcia Santa Ana
Ex-Officio Hon. Travis Allen Huntington Beach
Ex-Officio Hon. Bill Brough Dana Point
Ex-Officio Hon. Matthew Harper Corona Del Mar


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