Republican outreach team will be chaired by Sabrina Demayo Lockhart, a Filipina who was nominated as one of the 100 most influential Filipinos in 2007.
“It has long been a top priority of mine as Republican Leader to ensure our caucus reflects every community in our state, and I’m pleased to see our caucus increase its ranks of female and Latino members this year,” said Conway. “We know that most Californians share our common-sense ideas, but we need to do a better job communicating that message. To become the majority party again, we must not only talk to diverse communities but also listen and that’s what our Diversity Outreach Team is all about.”
With her election in 2010, Conway became the first female Assembly Republican Leader in 30 years. This year, Assembly Republicans welcomed two new women to the Caucus, Marie Waldron and Melissa Melendez. There are now seven GOP women serving in the Assembly. Additionally, with the election of Eric Linder and Rocky Chavez, there are now two Republican Latinos serving in the Caucus.
“We are forming a new Diversity Outreach Team to perform the important groundwork necessary for our Members in their communities and gain new supporters among women, Latinos, African Americans Asian Americans, young people and other diverse communities.” said Conway. “The effort by Sabrina and our hard-working Diversity Outreach Team will be critically important as we seek to open new doors for our Members. Working together, we will show all Californians that Republicans are the party of grow, not the party of no.”
Also appointed by Conway to serve on the Diversity Outreach Team were the following staff members:
Each will be working closely with Assembly Republican members, staff, consultants and community groups to better carry the Republican message across the state.