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 for four year terms.

The Central Committee meets every third Monday of the month and the public is invited to attend.


unnamed-4-200x300.jpgHon. Fred M. 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.



Hon. Peggy Huang

First Vice-Chairman – Republican Party of Orange County

Council Member Peggy Huang is passionate about serving the community, with a focus on advocacy for abused, neglected, and developmentally delayed children. She is a Taiwanese native and a 15-year resident of Yorba Linda.

Currently, Council Member Huang is a Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Appeals, Trial, and Writs section. As a trial attorney, she prosecuted individuals who abused and neglected clients in facilities licensed by the California Department of Social Services and represented foster children in juvenile court. 

She received her undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley, and her Juris Doctorate, as well as a specialized certificate of governmental affairs from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Council Member Huang and her husband, Dr. James Huang, are the proud parents of two daughters.


Second Vice Chair – Tj Fuentes 
Secretary – Steven Nguyen 
Treasurer – Erik Weigand 
Assistant Treasurer – Hon. Laurie Davis 
Parliamentarian – Hon. Kermit Marsh
Sergeant At Arms – Tim Whitacre


  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 Maribel Marroquin 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. Alberta Christy Santa Ana
  72nd A.D.  
Member Hon. Andrew Do Westminster
Member Hon. Dean Grose Los Alimitos
Member Hon. Kermit Marsh Westminster
Member Hon. Jim Cunneen Fountain Valley
Member John W. Briscoe Fountain Valley
Member Hon. Michael E. Gates Huntington Beach
  73rd A.D.  
Member Hon. Laurie Davies Laguna Niguel
Member VACANT  
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 Hon. Will O'Neill 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  Konstantinos Roditis Anaheim
Ex-Officio   Ryan Downing  Whittier
Ex-Officio   Hon. Young Kim  Fullerton
Ex-Officio   Hon. Mimi Walters   Irvine
Ex-Officio   Russell Lambert  Anaheim
Ex-Officio   Hon. John Briscoe Huntington Beach
Ex-Officio    Hon. Dana Rohrabacher  Costa Mesa
Ex-Officio    Hon. Diane Harkey  Dana Point
Ex-Officio    Hon. Ling Ling Chang  Diamond Bar
Ex-Officio    Rita Topalian Whittier
Ex-Officio    Hon. Janet Nguyen Fountain Valley
Ex-Officio    Hon. John Moorlach Costa Mesa
Ex-Officio    Hon. Pat Bates Laguna Niguel
Ex-Officio    Hon. Phillip Chen Yorba Linda
Ex-Officio    Hon. Alexandria Coronado Cypress
Ex-Officio    Hon. Steven Choi Irvine
Ex-Officio    Hon. Tyler Diep Westminster
Ex-Officio    Hon. Bill Brough Dana Point
Ex-Officio    Hon Matthew Harper Huntington Beach