1. A person shall be registered as a Republican and shall reside in Solano County at the time of taking office by election or appointment (California Election Code, Section 7407); 2. An Alternate shall meet the same qualifications as the appointing Elected Member and Ex Officio and shall reside in the same district as the appointing member, except that Alternates appointed by an incumbent State Senator, Member of the Assembly or Representative in Congress need not reside within the District of the appointing power but must reside within the county of jurisdiction of the Central Committee (California Election Code, Section 7406); 3. Each Elected Member, before taking office, shall take and subscribe to the oath or affirmation set forth in Article XX, Section 3 of the Constitution of the State of California. The oath or affirmation may be taken before any officer authorized to administer oaths, and no fee shall be charged by any person before whom the oath or affirmation is taken or subscribed (California Election Code, Section 7408).
What is an Associate Member?
1. The Presidents or Chairmen of all chartered Republican organizations and local volunteer Republican clubs in Solano County may be Associate Members after submitting written notification of assuming office to the Secretary of the Central Committee; 2. Associate Member vacancies shall be filled by the chartered Republican organizations and local volunteer Republican clubs; 3. Associate Members shall not have the right to make motions or vote at Central Committee meetings.
What is an Alternate Member?
1. Elected Members and Ex Officios may appoint an Alternate. Alternates of Elected Members and Alternates of Ex Officios who are nominees shall be approved by an affirmative majority of Voting Members present and voting (California Election Code, Section 7406); 2. Alternates may make motions and vote only if written approval of same is filed with the Central Committee Secretary by the appointing Elected Member. In the excused absence of the appointing Elected Member from the Central Committee meeting and with such approval they may enjoy the rights and privileges of an appointing Elected Member; 3. An Alternate appointed by Ex Officio shall have the rights and privileges of Ex Officios with written consent, when the Ex Officio they represent is absent; 4. If the Elected Member or Ex Officio whom the Alternate represents, for any reason ceases to be a member of the Central Committee, the Alternate shall continue to serve on the Central Committee with all the rights and privileges of the member he/she represents until, but not including, the vote to approve the replacement of the member he/she represents; 5. Upon the approval vote by the Voting Members present and voting of the replacement Elected Member, the Alternate shall be considered as resigned; 6. Vacancies among Alternates shall be filled as in the case of an initial appointment.
Do I have to renew each year?
To remain an active member, dues must remain paid current. Dues help fund basic necessities like building rent, utilities, etc. Monthly and Yearly payment options are available.