New Majority

New Majority News

loreen-gilbert-20170127

Laguna resident appointed to Trump small-business advisory group

loreen

Read more

Newt Gingrich Holds Debate Watch Party

September 2016 Monthly Update

TO: New Majority Members
FR: Michael K. Hayde, Chairman
RE: September Monthly Update

  • New Member – Thank You Sponsor
  • September Event Recap
  • October Reminders
  • Calendar of Events
  •  Save-the-Date
  • Calendar of Events

New Members – Thank You Sponsors

Robert Van Schoonenberg – Sponsor Norm Metcalfe
George L. Argyros, Jr. – Sponsor Ambassador George L. Argyros
Don DiCostanzo – Sponsor Richard Reisman
Mike and Cynthia Malone – Sponsor Tom Tucker

September Event Recap

Joint Political Affairs and Issues Committee Meeting, Sept. 14th
This month, we met with Political Director Tom Ross for a very informative meeting regarding ALL 17 ballot measures facing California voters this November. There are a number of hot button issues this election year, and after much review and discussion, the Committee made the following recommendations:

  • SUPPORT: Prop. 54 (Legislative Transparency) – Requires a bill to be in print and published online for 72 hours before the Legislature can vote on it.
  • OPPOSE: Prop. 55 (Prop. 30 Income Tax Extension) – Would extend the temporary personal income taxes by 12 years. Prop. 57 (Repeal of Prison Sentencing) – Would allow for prisoners convicted of nonviolent felonies to be given early release. Prop. 59 (Advisory Vote on Citizens United) – Would ask voters whether there should be a federal constitutional amendment to overturn the ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. Prop. 67 (Bag Tax) –Would ban plastic bags and places a 10 cent tax on paper bags that goes to grocers. Prop. 65 (Redirects Bag Tax to Environment) – Would redirect bag tax to the Wildlife Conservation Board to support environmental projects.

***We are currently working to finalize our NMOC Voter Guide and should have that to you within the next few days!

October Reminders

First Presidential Debate Watching Party, Sept. 26th

debate

What a spectacular event at the Lincoln Experience Center. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went head to head for the first presidential debate, and members received quite the experience. It was a very fun night filled with great friends and good food! Thank you to everyone would could join us! See photo.

 

October Reminders

Joint Political Affairs and Issues Committee Meeting, Oct. 5th
Our next joint Issues and Political Affairs meeting will be this Wednesday, October 5th. Come participate in the conversation as Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller and Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes join us to discuss the leaderships’ priorities for the remainder of this election year. This will be a crucial and important meeting to attend as we look to win in November.

New Majority Presidential Series Grand Finale with the Honorable Newt Gingrich, Oct. 19th
You’re invited to our exclusive members only “Grand Finale” event with former Speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday, October 19th. As this is the night of the final presidential debate, we have the exclusive opportunity to not only have dinner with Newt, but to also watch the debate with him! Even better, once the debate concludes we will have a recap discussion! Please remember that prior to dinner, there will be a book signing and photo opportunity with Callista and Speaker Gingrich.

Truly, this is an amazing night you will not want to miss!

save-the-date

Calendar of Events
October 5th        Executive Committee Call
October 5th        Joint Political Affairs and Issues Committee Meeting
October 19th      Presidential Series Grand Finale with the Honorable Newt Gingrich
October 21st      Membership Committee Luncheon

 

August 2016 Monthly Update

new-majorityTO: New Majority Members
FR: Michael K. Hayde, Chairman
RE: August Monthly Update

 

  • New Member – Thank You Sponsor
  • August Event Recap
  • September Reminders
  • Calendar of Events

New Member – Thank You Sponsor

David Robinson (Sponsor Brian Calle)
Robert Van Schoonenberg – Welcome back! (Sponsor Norm Metcalfe)

August Event Recap

“Pop Up” Happy Hour at Gulfstream
The Social Committee held a successful event at Gulfstream in Newport Beach. We were “happy” a few stop by for cocktails and conversation with fellow members. (Please see photo above.)

Cocktail Reception with Governor Mike Pence
New Majority had an exclusive opportunity to meet with Governor Mike Pence, the Republican Nominee for Vice President. We were thrilled to hear firsthand about his experience and strategy on the road to winning the White House. Thank you to the 150 members and guests who joined us!

September Reminders

Joint Political Affairs and Issues Committee Meeting, Sept. 14th
Join us at the Pacific Club on September 14th. We expect an important presentation and discussion on all the ballot measures that California voters will face in November. Attend and learn more about the 17 qualified statewide initiatives currently on the fall ballot.

For more information or to RSVP to any of the events above, contact Wendy Hales or Kally Rapsey at kally@thenewmajority.com or call 714-481-5102.

Calendar of Events
September 7th – Cocktail Reception with Governor Mike Pence
September 14th – Joint Political Affairs and Issues Committee Meeting
September 26th – First Presidential Debate Watching Party

July Monthly Update

TO: New Majority Members
FR: Michael K. Hayde, Chairman
RE: July Monthly Update

  • In Memoriam
  • August Reminders
  • Calendar of Events

In Memoriam

nm-members
We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of two of our New  Majority members, and very dear friends, Barry Lee Hoeven and John David O’Donnell. Our hearts are with their families and friends during this difficult time.

John David O’Donnell (1932 – 2016)
John was born on October 20, 1932 in Lorain, Ohio. He was a giant among giants. John’s professional career spans over 40 years of industrial real estate experience. He was recognized in 2010 with the Lifetime Achievement Award from The University of California Irvine School of Business, for his outstanding achievements as a commercial real estate professional. We will forever remember John as an incredibly generous man to anyone in need. His faith, moral code, the love he had for life and his family was truly inspiring. Trish and John met at the University of Southern California and married in 1960 They were married 56 years. He desperately loved Trish and their three wonderful children Leslie, David and Douglas; two daughters-in-law Dana Jenkins O’Donnell and Angela Tesselaar O’Donnell; four grandsons Oliver, Peter, JD and Christian; and his sister, Helen Gerth. John was such a dear friend to so many of us, we are beyond blessed to have known such a wonderful man. In lieu of flowers, John would prefer that donations be sent to his favorite charities, Hoag Hospital Foundation, Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, or The Vintage Club Employee Scholarship Fund.

Barry Lee Hoeven (1950 – 2016)
Barry was born to Allene and Dwight Hoeven on April 10th, 1950 in Glendale, California. Barry was the eldest child, with a younger sister, Lynn. He was a double graduate of the University of Southern California, where he was also a member of the Phi Psi Fraternity. Barry received a business degree in 1972 from USC with an emphasis in finance and marketing and then earned an MBA in the entrepreneurial program at USC in 1973. After graduation, Barry moved to Orange County and began a career in Real Estate Development and built a successful Self Storage company in Westport Properties and US Storage Centers. In 2007, Barry founded Kure It Cancer Research. To-date, Kure It has raised $5 million dollars to support underfunded cancer research – finding hope and saving lives. Barry was always optimistic and ready for fun. He was a beloved friend, uncle, brother, father, grandfather, and loving husband. Barry is survived by his wife, Alison, daughter Hilary and her husband David, son Drew and his wife Jaime, son Chasen, and five grandchildren, Hadley, Avery, Dylan, Caitlyn, and Cayden. His smile, sense of humor, and love will be dearly missed by us all. In lieu of flowers the Hoeven family welcomes donations to Kure It Cancer Research.

August Reminders

Summer Meeting Postponed
As a reminder, in order to make the best use of everyone’s time we have decided to postpone our summer Issues Committee meeting. Therefore, September 14th and October 5th will be our next joint Political Affairs and Issues Committee meeting dates. On September 14th, we expect an important presentation and discussion on all the ballot measures that California voters will face in November. On October 5th, we will review all the top targeted races in California. Because it is a Presidential year, a greater number of voters will be turning out, so this election is critical. We will send reminder notices as the dates get closer.

Calendar of Events
September 14th – Joint Political Affairs and Issues Committee Meeting

June Monthly Update

4th-july

TO: New Majority Members
FR: Michael K. Hayde, Chairman
RE: June Monthly Update

  • New Member – Thank you Sponsor!
  • June Events Recap
  • Political Affairs/Issues Summer Meetings Postponed
  • Calendar of Events

New Member – Thank You Sponsor!

Chris Frace– Sponsor Henry Pfirrmann

June Events Recap
Primary Election Recap, June 8th
We were joined by NRCC George Nassar, and Congressional Candidate Scott Jones. Nassar, Regional Political Director for the NRCC, provided a presentation on all the targeted congressional races in the state, and updated members on the NRCC’s strategy to retain control of the House. Jones, Sheriff of Sacramento County and candidate for Congress in the 7th District, discussed why he decided to hop in the one of the most hotly contested race in California.

After, Political Director Tom Ross went over the results from the 2016 Primary in California and Orange County. We further discussed our political priorities and what we must do to win in November.

Luncheon with Charlie Cook, June 15th
It was an honor to host one of the nation’s leading authorities on American Politics and U.S. Elections, Charlie Cook, at the Pacific Club. Cook is Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report and is a political analyst for National Journal magazine.

Annual Sacramento Trip, June 21st
New Majority held their Annual Sacramento Trip at the California Republican Party Headquarters (photos below).

Members heard from a great line-up of speakers which included: Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes, Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller, President of the Personal Insurance Federation of California Rex Frazier, President/CEO of CalChamber Allan Zaremberg, Partner of Russo McGarty & Associates Matt McGarty, Executive Director of CAGOP Cynthia Bryant, and LA Times Sacramento Buraeu Chief John Myers. Last but not least, members received an exclusive behind-the-scene capitol tour with Senator Jim Nielsen and Assemblyman Travis Allen.

Thank you to those who attended and shared their experience, we learned a lot about California’s current political landscape and produced an interesting dialogue about the upcoming presidential election in November. We hope you join us next year for another worthwhile trip!

Exclusive Event with Ari Fleischer, June 22nd
What an exciting event with former White House Press Secretary, Ari Flesicher. Members got to hear about his experience in the White House and his thoughts on the election and the political climate facing our nation. Fleischer was the primary spokesperson for President George W. Bush, delivering the daily White House briefings from 2001 to 2003. It was fascinating to hear about his experience during 9/11 and his relationship with the President (photos below).

Political Affairs/Issues Summer Meetings Postponed
In order to make the best use of everyone’s time we have decided to postpone our summer Political Affairs and Issues Committee meetings. Therefore, September 14th and October 5th will be our fall, joint Political Affairs and Issues Committee, meeting dates.

On September 14th, we expect an important presentation and discussion on all the ballot measures that California voters will face in November. On October 5th, we will review all the top targeted races in California. Because it is a Presidential year, a greater number of voters will be turning out, so this election is critical.

We will send reminder notices as the dates get closer, but please note the summer meetings — July 13, 2016 and August 3, 2016 – are postponed until the fall dates above.

Calendar of Events
July 20th         Joint NM/Hispanic 100 Board Meeting/Dinner to Follow

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Fourth of July Weekend!

nm-members2

April Monthly Update

15-yearsTO: New Majority Members
FR: Michael K. Hayde, Chairman
RE: April Monthly Update

  • Conversation with Hugh Hewitt and Doug Schoen
  • Issues Committee Luncheon with Senator Sununu
  • Save the Dates!
  • Events Calendar

New Member – Thank You Sponsor!
Bill Skeffington – Sponsor Steve Craig

nm-members3Conversation with Hugh Hewitt and Doug Schoen
As the 2016 election is fast approaching, we were honored to have Hugh Hewitt and Doug Schoen visit on Thursday, April 14th. Both guests are frequent contributors to Fox News, Wall Street Journal, and other various newspapers, and our members had a great time hearing their insight about the upcoming June Primary and presidential election.

Issues Committee Luncheon with Senator Sununu
Last week, the Board of Directors and Issues Committee hosted former United States Senator from New Hampshire, Senator John Sununu. Sununu discussed the history of elections, contested conventions and gave members an outlook on what could happen at the upcoming RNC convention this summer in Ohio.

Save the Dates!

Breakfast with Senator Graham, May 5th
Please join us for a special breakfast with Senator Lindsey Graham on Thursday, May 5th, at the Island Hotel. The Senator will provide insight on the priorities of the U.S. Senate for the remainder of the year, the chances of Republicans retaining control of the Senate, his experience running as a presidential candidate and much more.

Political Affairs Meeting with Dino Cortopassi and Fred Whitaker, May 11th
Mr. Cortopassi will speak to us about the water issue in California and will also demonstrate how to store a significiant amount of water in a hurry with his “drought busters” presentation.

Luncheon with Joel Kotkin, May 17th
We invite you to join us on Tuesday, May 17th at the Island Hotel, 12:00 p.m., for a special luncheon with Joel Kotkin. Joel Kotkin described by the New York Times as “America’s uber-geographer,” is an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. He is the author of seven previously published books, and has published reports on topics ranging from the future of class in global cities to the places with the best opportunities for minorities.

Luncheon with Charlie Cook, June 15th
On Wednesday, June 15th, join us as we host one of the nation’s leading authorities on American Politics and U.S. Elections, Charlie Cook, at the Pacific Club. Cook is Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report and is a political analyst for National Journal magazine.

For more information or to RSVP to any of the events above,
contact Wendy Hales or Kally Rapsey at
kally@thenewmajority.com or call 714-481-5102.

Events Calendar
May 5th        Breakfast with Senator Lindsey Graham
May 11th      Political Affairs Meeting with Dino Cortopassi and Fred Whitaker
May 17th      Special Luncheon with Joel Kotkin
May 18th      Board of Directors Meeting
June 15th     Special Luncheon with Charlie Cook

March/April 2016 Monthly Update

TO: New Majority Members
FR: Michael K. Hayde, Chairman
RE: March/April 2016 Monthly Update

  • Political Affairs Meeting
  • Board of Directors Meeting
  • Conversation with Hugh Hewitt and Doug Schoen
  • Special Luncheon with Joel Kotkin

15-yearsPolitical Affairs Meeting
In March, we met with Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, and Senator John Moorlach (37th District).

During the meeting, Coupal said the most important thing that New Majority can work on is protecting the 1/3rd GOP margin in the Legislature. He then proceeded to share his thoughts on this year’s ballot initiatives. It was a very informative session as voters are expected to face between 15-20 ballot measures this November.

Senator Moorlach addressed his re-election plans. Moorlach discussed a bill he has introduced that would create savings at Cal-Trans and in other areas. Moorlach has established himself as a leading taxpayer advocate and conservative budget hawk, and members were very impressed with what he’s done in Orange County and Sacramento.

The Political Affairs Committee made a recommendation to the Board of Directors that they support and endorse Senator Moorlach in his race.

Board of Directors Meeting
At the March 23rd meeting, upon a motion made and seconded, the Board of Directors unanimously voted to:

  • Endorse Senator John Moorlach’s re-election to the 37th District and contribute the amount of $4,200 to his campaign.
  • Endorse Clint Olivier for Assembly and give a maximum contribution of $4,200 to his campaign. Olivier is a Republican candidate running in the 31st District special election for a Fresno area seat that could be critical towards Republicans maintaining their margins in the Legislature.

nm-members4Conversation with Hugh Hewitt and Doug Schoen
The 2016 election is fast approaching. Join the conversation as we host Hugh Hewitt and Doug Schoen on Thursday, April 14th at the Pacific Club (11:30 a.m. Registration/12:00 p.m. Sharp! Lunch). We will discuss where we go from here as the June Primary approaches.

Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, law professor and broadcast journalist. He has been a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, and has written for New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times.

Doug Schoen has been one of the most influential Democratic campaign consultants for over thirty years. He is widely recognized as one of the co-inventors of overnight polling. Schoen is the author of multiple books, and is a regular contributor to the Fox News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and various other newspaper and online publications.

Special Luncheon with Joel Kotkin
Save the date for another great event! We invite you join us on Tuesday, May 17th at the Island Hotel, 12:00 p.m., for a special luncheon with Joel Kotkin.

Joel Kotkin described by the New York Times as “America’s uber-geographer,” is an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. He is the author of seven previously published books, and has published reports on topics ranging from the future of class in global cities to the places with the best opportunities for minorities.

For more information or to RSVP to any of the events above, contact Kally at kally@thenewmajority.com or call 714-481-5102.