McCain General Election Campaign Organization, California
updated December 17, 2008

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Regional Headquarters: 8935 South Pecos Road Suite 22A Henderson, NV 89074    
Regional Campaign Manager (West - CA, NV, OR, WA, AK and HI) John Peschong
Partner at Meridian Pacific, Inc (MPI).  Northwestern regional political director at the RNC, 1998-2005.  Executive director of Dan Quayle's PAC, Campaign America, 1997-98.  Executive director of the California Republican Party, 1994-97.  Other experience includes press secretary to a U.S. Senate candidate, partner in a PR firm, White House Office of Communications during the Reagan Administration, Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, RNC, Fund for America's Future (a PAC).  B.A. in communications arts from Loyola Marymount University, 1984.

Local Office
: 23211 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 200-A, Torrance, CA 90505   310-791-3305
State Director Andrea Jones-Rivera
Previously executive director of media relations for ABC News in Washington, DC; started there in July 2006.  Press secretary in Sen. McCain's office starting in March 2003.  Assistant campaign manager on the Simon for Governor campaign in California, 2002; earlier in the cycle was field director on Bill Jones' campaign.  Campaign manager for 2000 California Republican U.S. Senate nominee Tom Campbell.  Youth vote coordinater on McCain's campaign, 1999-2000.  Graduate of Pepperdine University.  Daughter of former California Sec. of State Bill Jones.

Victory '08
Director Dan Centinello
(May 2008) Northeast regional political director on the Romney for President campaign.  A deputy field director for California Victory 2006/Schwarzenegger for Governor.  In the first part of 2006, Centinello managed Kevin Jeffries' State Assembly campaign.  Operations director on Kevin Faulconer for San Diego City Council in the Nov. 8, 2005 special election and Jan. 10, 2006 run-off.  Worked on Steve Francis' campaign for mayor of San Diego (finished third in the July 26, 2005 election). Graduate of Canisius College, 2004; chairman of the New York College Republican State Committee, 2004-05.

72-Hour Director Scott Broschart
(May 2008)  Campaign manager on Dean Hrbacek for Congress in TX-22, Oct. 2007-March 2008; earlier in 2007 was campaign manager on Tim Coleman for Attorney General.  A western Los Angeles field director for Victory 2006/Schwarzenegger for Governor.  In the first part of 2006, Broschart was campaign manager on John Murphy for Freeholder.  Director of technology and operations on the John Murphy for Governor campaign in NJ, 2004-05.  Graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick.

Regional Political Director - Southern Region Mike Theisen
Los Angeles field director for Calfornia Victory 2006.

Victory Offices (see below)

California Republican Party 
1903 W. Magnolia Blvd   |  Burbank, CA 91506   818.841.5210  >
                                                      |  1201 K. Street #740  |  Sacramento, CA 95814   916.448.9496    
Ron Nehring
(Elected chairman in Feb. 2007; elected vice chairman in 2005)  Chairman of Republican Party of San Diego County, 2001-07.  Founded Nehring Strategies.  Senior consultant to Americans for Tax Reform.  Governing board member of the Grossmont Union High School District, 2004-06.  Director of congressional affairs for U.S. Term Limits, 1994-96.  Managed campaigns for Republican candidates in his home state of New York.  B.A. in political science from State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1992.

Chief Operating Officer
Bill Christiansen
(started June 2007)  Executive director of California Victory 2006.  Executive director of the Arizona Republican Party, 2004-05.   Executive director of the Irvine Valley College Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising scholarship endowments, 2001-04.  Executive director of the Republican Party of Orange County, 1994-2001.  Worked for former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and for California State Sen. Newton R. Russell.  B.A. in political science and international relations from UCLA where he was a college representative for Reagan/Bush '84.  Born and raised in San Diego.

Political Director
Moises Merino
(started in this position in May 2008 after several years at the party)

Political Coordinator
Bryan Burch

Communications Director
Hector Barajas
)Previously served as press Secretary, deputy political director, regional political director, and Spanish media coordinator for the state party)  Barajas has worked on the campaigns of Congressman Jim Rogan, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordian, Bush/Cheney '04, and Arnold Schwarzenegger for Governor (2003, 2006).  He also worked as a regional banking officer for Bank of America.  Graduate of California State University, Los Angeles.  A California native, Barajas was born in East Los Angeles and raised in Echo Park.

Deputy Communications Director
Kevin Roberts

Finance Director
Molly Parnell
(announced Dec. 17, 2007)  Previously deputy finance director of the California Republican Party since June 2006.  Parnell has worked in political advertising for ClearChannel Outdoor and served as in the Schwarzenegger Administration as Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff of External Affairs and Deputy Scheduling Director.

Deputy Finance Director
Rebecca Luby

Victory Offices
Southern California
Burbank  1901 W. Magnolia Avenue, Burbank, CA 91506
Commerce   6055 E. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90040
Manhattan Beach  3920 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Covina  200 E. Rowland Avenue, Covina, CA 91723
Woodland Hills  20121 Ventura Boulevard, #106, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Long Beach  4102 Orange Ave, #125, Long Beach, CA 90807
Torrance  23211 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505
Pasadena  1109 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91106
Westside  3280 Motor Avenue, Suite 225, Los Angeles, CA 90034
San Dimas  163 W. Bonita, Suite B, San Dimas, CA 91773
Whittier  13840 Whittier Boulevard, Whittier, CA 90605
Foothills  2910 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA 91214
Santa Clarita   26027 Huntington Lane, Valencia, CA 91355
Claremont  865 Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711
Lancaster  701 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534
Malibu  29169 Heathercliff Rd., Malibu, CA 90265
Palos Verdes  550 Deep Valley Dr., Ste. 359, Rolling Hills, CA 90274
Valencia  26027 Huntington Ln E. Suite C, Valencia CA 91355-1107 (Valencia Industrial Center)
Orange  1800 W. Katella Avenue, #210, Orange, CA 92867
Newport Beach  4030 Birch Street, Suite 105, Newport Beach, CA 92660
San Juan Capistrano  30270 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite F, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Huntington Beach  16541 Gothard Street, Suite 204, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Little Saigon  9191 Bolsa Avenue, #209, Westminister, CA 92683
Anaheim Hills  5642 E. La Palma Ave., Ste. 203, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
   222 North Mountain Avenue, Upland, CA 91786
Mira Mesa  5703 Oberlin, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92121
Coronado  1136 Loma Avenue, #205, Coronado, CA 92118
Oceanside  615 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054
Escondido  562 W. Grand Avenue, Stockton, CA 92025
Fallbrook  131 W. Beech Street, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Chula Vista  316 "I" Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Riverside  21150 Box Springs Road, #201, Riverside, CA 92557
Palm Desert  74-390 Highway 111, Suite A, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Palm Springs  1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, #6, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Temecula  28120 Jefferson Avenue, #205, Temecula, CA 92590

Central California
resno  83 E. Shaw Ave Suite 203, Fresno, CA 93710
Kings – Hanford  520 West Lacey St., Hanford, CA 93230
Monterey – Salinas  213 Main St., Salinas, CA 93901
Tulare – Visalia  538 South Lovers Lane, Visalia, CA 93277
San Luis Obispo  1171 Toro St. Suite A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Ventura - Thousand Oaks  2219 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 103, Ventura, CA 91362
Kern – Bakersfield  5601 Truxtun Ave. Suite 225, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Seaside  1697 Freemont St., Seaside, CA 93955
Central California Victory Call Centers
Monterey – Salinas
  213 Main Street, Salinas, CA
Santa Barbara  3887 State Street #11, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara - Santa Maria  104 E. Boone St, Suite E, Santa Maria, CA
Santa Barbara - Solvang  485 Alisal Rd Suite 1B (Fredricks Court), Solvang, CA
San Luis Obispo - Atascadero  6100 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA
Ventura  4769-3 Telephone Rd., Ventura, CA
Ventura - Simi Valley  3208 E. Los Angeles Ave. #32, Simi Valley, CA

Northern California
Alameda – Pleasanton  4637 Chabot Drive, Suite 102, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Alameda – San Leandro  1039 MacArthur Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94577
Amador  12275 Martell Road, Suite 11, Jackson, CA 95642
Costa Contra - Walnut Creek  800 S. Broadway, Ste 102, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
El Dorado – Placerville  191 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667
Sacramento - Elk Grove  8139 Elk Grove Boulevard, #150, Elk Grove, CA 95758
Marin - San Rafael   888 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901
Napa  700 Central Avenue, Suite C, Napa, CA 94558
Nevada – Grass Valley  2038 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Plumas  519 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971
Sacramento – Folsom  950 Iron Point Road, Suite 130, Folsom, CA 95630
Sacramento  3464 El Camino Avenue, #150, Sacramento, CA 95821
San Joaquin – Stockton  1611 West March Lane, Stockton, CA 95207
San Mateo – Burlingame  875 Mahler Road, #250, Burlingame, CA 94010
Santa Clara – San Jose  522 N. Monroe Street, San Jose, CA 95128
Stanislaus – Modesto  118 W. Orangeburg Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350
Tuolomne – Sonora  39 N. Washington Street, #D, Sonora, CA 95370
Solano – Vacaville  767 E Monte Vista, Vacaville, CA 95688
Santa Clara - Morgan Hill  17485 Monterey Road, Suite 200, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Yolo  526 Main Street, Yolo, CA 95694
Shasta County  2295 Hilltop Drive #5, Redding, CA 96002

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