As Chairman of the Sonoma County Republican Party, I want to welcome you to the official website of the Sonoma County Republican Party. This website provides frequently updated information, archived materials, and topical commentaries that promote the distinctive views and political operations of Sonoma County Republicans. This website also aims to foster an emerging, better informed activism by Republicans in their local community.
The Sonoma County Republican Party is the only political party in Sonoma County officially dedicated to the application of historic, Republican principles in local governance. Of course, there is always going to be some disagreement among Republicans of good will about what to do on any given issue. Nevertheless, the underlying principles of Republicanism are quite clear, as emerging from the Declaration of Independence: the enduring principles of Union, of Abolitionism, and of Liberty. These principles are as relevant today, and in the context of the political situation in Sonoma County, as at any other time in the history of our nation.
The Sonoma County Republican Party exists first and foremost to promote these principles, not simply to be a campaign apparatus for politicians. While we shall help Republicans who run for office, and give special assistance to those who receive our endorsement, we act on the principle that all Republican politicians must serve the interests of the Republican Party, and thereby of the voters represented by the Republican Party, not the other way around.
If we cease to put ourselves before our politicians, then the party apparatus becomes little more than a weak brigade in the personal armies of self-interested politicians. Whenever a political party assumes such a role, it ceases to be a political party in the true sense. Ours then is a higher calling: to preserve from one generation to the next the enduring principles of Republicanism, that allow for self-governance by free men to persist in America.
Sonoma County Republican Party, Chairman