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about us:Merced County political action committee

We as the Merced County Republicans Political Action Committee are a dedicated group of volunteers, devoted to championing young conservatives into future leaders, and defending the constitution of the United States of America. Join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7pm for committee meetings, locations vary  throughout Merced County & are  TBA.

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What we believe


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

We believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.

We believe free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.


We believe government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

We believe 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 which governs least.

We believe the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.


We believe Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

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

Finally, we believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.

What do you Believe?

Meet Our Board of Directors

Sheila Whitley - Chair



Brian Raymond - Vice Chair


Shari Mead -Secretary


John Medearis - Treasurer


Paul Creighton - Outreach


OPEN - Parliamentarian

gop 2018 election endorsements



John H. Cox                                          

Businessman/Taxpayer Advocate

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Secretary of State

Mark P. Meuser                                          

Election Law Attorney

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State Controller

Konstantinos Roditis                                          


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State Treasurer

Greg Conlon                                          


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State Attorney General


Steven C. Bailey                                          

Retired California Judge

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State Board of Equalization - District 1


Ted Gaines                                          

Taxpayer Advocate/Senator

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US Senate


No Endorsement                                           

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US House - District 16


Elizabeth Heng                                          

Small Business Owner

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State Legislature

State Senate - District 12


Rob Poythress                                          

Farmer/Business Owner

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction


No Endorsement                                           

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City of Merced - Mayor


Mike Murphy                                          

Endorsed by the Merced County Republican Party

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City of Atwater  Mayor - Paul Creighton

Endorsed by the Merced County Republican Party

Endorsed By Atwater Police and Fire


Endorsed By Senator Anthony Cannella

Endorsed By Rob Poythress 

Endorsed By Elisabeth Heng

Endorsed By Roger And Chi Chi Woods

Endorsed By Jack Boyce

Atwater City Council District 4 - Brian Raymond

Endorsed by the Merced County Republican Party

Endorsed by Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke

Endorsed By Merced County Supervisor Daron McDaniel

 Endorsed by Senator Anthony Cannella

Endorsed By Atwater Police  Officers Association

Atwater City Council  District 3 - Danny Ambriz

Endorsed By the Merced County Republican Party

Endorsed by North Valley Labor Federation

Endorsed By Merced County Supervisor Lee Lor

Endorsed By Atwater Police  Officers Associacion

Statewide Propositions

Proposition 1


Housing Bonds

Proposition 2


Amends Mental Health Services Act

Proposition 3


Water Bonds

Proposition 4


Construction Bonds

Proposition 5


Property Tax Requirement Changes

Proposition 6


Gas Tax Repeal

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Proposition 7



Changes Daylight Saving Time

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Proposition 8


Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics


Proposition 10



Expands Local Government Over Rent Control


Proposition 11



Changes Employment Conditions for Ambulance Employees

Proposition 12


New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals

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