Real leadership for our party

The Republican Party of Tulare County is a diverse group of dedicated individuals with the three goals: register citizens to vote, raise money to fund support Republican election efforts, and Get Out the Vote on election day. The RPTC is composed of the Executive Committee as well as an elected Central Committee that is geographically representative of Tulare County.


Mariann Hedstrom

Executive Director

Terrie Headrick

1st Vice-Chairman

James Henderson

2nd Vice-Chairman

Stephen Tootle


Crystal Ragan


Chris Telfer

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Tulare County Republican Party.  We will continue to Increase Republican Voter Registration.  During the first quarter of this year we registered over 1000 Republicans, 80% being brand new voters, and with the money raised from our Lincoln Dinner this year, we will continue to do the job you have elected us to do by concentrating our efforts and dollars on registering voters.

We must continue to work on Getting out the Vote by maintaining a viable Republican neighborhood precinct organization to support all Republican candidates and by having a permanent Republican Party Headquarters which is located at 810 W. Main St., Suite B in Visalia.

 It is very important to Identify and Support Electable, Viable, and Responsible Candidates.  We must continue to develop and maintain an active countywide Republican recruitment program by promoting the appointment of Republican Party members for appointed offices.  We will continue to provide a communications liaison and organizational support in Tulare County for registered Republicans seeking office and create and enact a policy for the endorsement of Republican candidates for nonpartisan offices.  I would like to challenge all of you to run for and ask to be appointed to offices, boards and commissions in your communities.  As we have seen, when we have good qualified candidates, we can win these elections even in predominantly Democrat seats. In some elections there was not even one Republican running against the Democrat.  We cannot allow this to happen even in so-called non-partisan elections.  The Central Valley is one of the few Republican strongholds in this crazy state of ours and we must not get discouraged in our efforts to keep electing Republicans.

In the election last year, we supported our Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, with over $12,000 in signs purchased. We distributed those signs from three Headquarter locations: Visalia, where we have our permanent headquarters; Porterville; and Exeter. We also helped Congressman Valadao with financial support and troops on the ground in his re-election bid and strongly supported the election of Lee Brand in Fresno. Voter Guides were mailed out to Republicans in our county.

We will continue to have successful Lincoln Day Dinners like the one this year that was sold out thanks the tremendous support from the community.  Be sure and check out the photos of the event.  You might just find some pictures of yourself!

Please come join us at any of our meeting that are held on the second Tuesday of the month, 6:00 P.M, at our Headquarters.  Everyone is welcome and God Bless You All.

Mariann Hedstrom, Chairman


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