Welcome to the political homepage of Matthew Munson. Munson is your committee member for the California, Los Angeles and San Bernardino County Republican Parties for the 2018-2022 term. Look forwards to legislative alerts for supporters and friends to get mobilized.
Even though the probability will be likely that I will advance to the general election in the Top 2. I will be making two major appearances in April. I will be attending as a spectator the Unite IE Conference at the Riverside convention center. If you live in Grand Terrace or Colton area it might be a good idea to spend a Sunday afternoon there on April 8th. Tickets are $39 and notable conservative speakers will be there from 12:30 pm to the close at 5.
The other event is in the district in Ontario. Visit the San Bernardino County Republican Party during their first endorsement convention. Tickets are around $13, and the event is on April 14th. Many races are being considered for endorsement by the membership such as statewide races, legislative races including mine, county and local elections. As one of the current members of the committee I will also have a vote during those proceedings.
I thank those who have donated recently to the campaign. We are almost caught up after paying the filing fee, but flyers and other advertising does cost money and I would appreciate any assistance.
Unite IE Event – Riverside Convention Center presented by AM 590 April 8th Doors open at 12:30pm, general tickets $39
San Bernardino County Republican Party event – Ontario Holiday Inn – April 14th, Doors open at 11am, general tickets $13
No need for cat fights or childish games, the Chino Valley deserves better. I may be annoyed by my congresswoman Norma Torres, but this civil war within the Democratic Party incumbents is simply sad. We don’t need to behave like we are from Taiwan where their legislators throw chairs at each other.
I disagree with Connie, Freddie and Norma and we should not have to worry about if we want to be jabbed with 100 daggers or 99 daggers with the 52nd Assembly district. I hope Republicans choose my ticket mate Toni Holle to provide some sanity in the race and make this civil war costly for both Democrats.
In the 20th State Senate District which I will be filing soon for, I am running because I have seen no leadership on the issues of Proposition 47 and 57 where it did little for reducing crime in our state. I am running because we need better ideas on water management instead of sending windfall gains of water straight back to the ocean. I am running because I find little logic in 100% renewable energy when countries such as Australia are facing blackouts due to these policies. I am running because working families can’t afford four or five-dollar gasoline which the incumbent’s votes and policies will lead to this progression. We can still refurbish our existing refineries and build a new one while planning with hydrogen fueling stations for new technologies for the future.
I want to provide the voters a choice not an echo. We don’t need a battle between two candidates who are virtually identical. Unfortunately, when name brand candidates gave up on Assembly District 52, its up to the activists to speak up until the name brand candidates get the courage to run again.
Even though this war may be amusing, our communities do not need it.
As a Republican running in a district with great odds, I am also running to continue my membership on the state and county Republican Party committees. There are issues I would like to see dealt with in the state and county parties.
For the state party I would like to see a subset of our delegation elected by the registered voters in each assembly district for four-year terms as how the California Democratic Party does it. People would pay a caucus fee to run for a state party delegate spot and they would campaign among their fellow registered republicans who have been registered for at least 1 year with the party. We can tier the delegates elected based on registration where the lowest would have 3 and the highest would have 9 for each assembly district. Those who become elected would be required to pay their first two-year term fees within 45 days of election else the next people on the election would take their seat.
The problem with the state party is its more about the movers and shakers than the grassroots of our party where many are just packing up for other states or becoming no party preference. The grassroots activists in California need a voice.
For San Bernardino County for which I attend most of the county party meetings, I try to give my voice and vote for integrity. I helped work on a resolution against SB 277 with the county party back in 2015. I prefer local elected Republicans with a spine endorsed instead of those who are just registered Republican.
Running for county party central committee is not cheap nor is running for a district that is heavily outnumbered by the other political party. However, I would like another four years to represent the people of Senate District 20 either way in Sacramento or in my political party.
Interested in helping to spread the message of my campaign? There is a link to do an online donation. Campaigns are not cheap and I would appreciate your support. Money will be spent well to help increase our audience for our ideas for a better 20th State Senate District and a better California.
You can donate monthly or a one-off donation. It is your choice.
If a sufficient amount of money is raised, I will either mail or drive to your place to drop off signs and or bumper stickers either in the primary or the general if desired.
Welcome to the January campaign update:
I am starting to get signatures to help secure my nomination in the Top 2 primary for Senate District 20. Progress is decent where I have around half the signatures needed. However getting the nomination signatures required would be nice, however getting extra signatures has its benefits. Each valid signature is worth 53 cents down the filing fee. If you are not able to donate to my campaign, getting your friends and family who are able to sign my petition is very priceless.
I am re-introducing my Twitter page again. You can visit that resource at @munsoncampaign on Twitter.
It is also going to take MONEY to help spread our message throughout the 2018 campaign for myself and my fellow ticket members such as Toni Holle and Sean Flynn. Even though we will be handing out flyers to our targeted precincts we will work for other campaigns as well so we can be a successful ticket for June and November. I will do my best to find a processor that will allow for monthly contributions so it can be manageable for supporters to make things possible.
December 14th it begins. I will be going to San Bernardino to file for State Senate District 20. Although its highly unlikely that I will be seated in Sacramento next year, I will be running for another term as your county Republican Party and state party committee member.
Compared to those who are ordinary committee members for the county political party, I have to run a regular campaign for elected office and articulate the Republican and my personal vision for the seat.
This is the time where we can express our views about the issues we care about and our incumbent has to listen to us because just like the other 19 members of the body running in 2018, they have to run for their seats again.
I hope to help get out the vote for allied campaigns in Senate District 20 such as the congressional race in most of the eastern half of the district and the county supervisor race in the western part of my district.
If you live in the district, I hope I can attain your signature. I will be planning an east valley signature event in January as well.