On the Ground in OC

Julian Babbitt, Executive Director of the Republican Party of Orange County

There is no better time than now to be an Orange County Republican! As Executive Director of the Republican Party of Orange County, I hope you are excited as I am about electing an incredible slate of Republicans to office at the federal, state, and local levels and supporting their efforts to restore prosperity in light of the economic havoc wreaked by Democrats in Washington DC and Sacramento.

Make no mistake about it; the Republican Party of Orange County is 100% focused on victory at all levels this year. With only two weeks to election day, all of our candidates have kicked their efforts into high gear and are reaching out to voters day and night from now until November 8th.

There are so many critical races on the ballot this year and it is absolutely vital that we are successful in each and every one of them. As you may know, two of our top priorities are reelecting Assemblywoman Young Kim to the State Assembly and sending Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang to the State Senate to replace termed-out Senator Bob Huff. Keeping these two incredible Republican women in the legislature will prevent the Democrats from regaining their legislative supermajority and protect California taxpayers and working families from more than $20 billion dollars in proposed Democrat tax increases. Both Assemblywoman Kim and Assemblywoman Chang have bright futures in the Republican Party and we look forward to all of the amazing work they will continue to do in the California state legislature.

Another top priority for the Republican Party of Orange County is ensuring that U.S. Representative Darrell Issa from the 49th Congressional District is reelected to the House of Representatives. Representative Issa is in a tight race with his Democrat challenger and so we are mobilizing the Republican vote in South Orange County to successfully push our outstanding Congressman over the finish line. Whether it's eliminating government waste or exposing corruption in the Obama Administration (e.g. Fast and Furious), Representative Issa has been a fierce watchdog for the American people and his strong leadership is needed now more than ever.

At the local level, our primary targeted race is Supervisor Andrew Do's reelection campaign. When Supervisor Do was first elected by 43 votes in a 2015 special election, the Orange County Board of Supervisors became a 100% Republican board comprised of an Asian-American majority. The county is a multi-billion dollar enterprise and we simply cannot afford to let Democrats get their hands on it. Keeping the Board of Supervisors under Republican control will ensure that Orange County remains a Republican stronghold and clear example of what good government looks like.

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities and internship positions available with all of our targeted campaigns. If you haven't gotten involved yet, now is the time to do so! Please visit our website at www.ocgop.org for information on how to get connected. I also encourage you to follow us on social media for the latest updates and news on what's happening politically in Orange County. On to victory!


 

Author

Julian Babbitt is the current Executive Director of the Republican Party of Orange County. From overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office to executing its political, electioneering and fundraising strategies, Julian is responsible for steering the Party's various moving parts. As Executive Director, Julian's primary objective is to ensure that Republicans are elected to all levels of public office throughout Orange County.

A native Californian, Julian's first campaign was Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2006 re-election effort where he worked as a Deputy Field Director out of the Republican Party of Orange County's main headquarters. Prior to rejoining the OCGOP this past year, he worked as the Executive Director of the Utah Republican Party.

Julian graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2008 with a BA in Political Science. While at UCI, he earned certificates in Middle East Studies and Ethnomusicology and was very active in several student organizations, including Global Connect, College Republicans, and Circle K International. He is married to his high school sweetheart and fellow Anteater, Jamie Babbitt. 

Follow this author on Twitter @JulianBabbitt 

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