At the April 1st San Francisco Republican Party (SFGOP) meeting, Christine Hughes, a native San Franciscan, was elected SFGOP Chair for the remainder of the 2015 – 2016 term. After the election, she said "I am proud of and thankful to our Delegates in electing me Chair of the SFGOP. I look forward to our Party adding value in a healthy and constructive dialog on the major issues challenging our City today." Christine succeeds Harmeet K. Dhillon. Christine has been active politically since 1980, beginning with Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign. She is also a prior Chair of the SFGOP, elected in 2007.
She currently is Vice-Chair of Citizens for a Better San Francisco, Regional Vice-Chair of the Lincoln Club of Northern California, a member of the Nob Hill Republican Women Federated and supported the Republican National Committee as an Eagle member in 2013 and 2014.
Her professional career spans over 30 years of executive level marketing and communications positions. She was Sr. VP Worldwide Marketing for Novell, VP Marketing for Xerox U.S. Operations and VP for Gartner, a leading research and advisory company. From 2011-2014 she was Vice President of the Pacific Research Institute (PRI). Christine currently is President of CalWatchdog, a non-profit organization dedicated to informing and educating the citizenry and elected officials on politics and policy in California.
For the past 14 years, Christine has served on the boards of several non-profits. She was a George W. Bush appointee to the Kennedy Center Advisory Arts Board, a White House appointee to the Navy’s Advisory Subcommittee on Naval History, a founding trustee for the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, and a board member for the Pacific Research Institute. She is a member of the Alumnae Board for San Francisco College for Women.
Our special thanks to Harmeet K. Dhillon for her four years of service as SFGOP Chairman. During her years at the helm, our county party has prospered, gaining statewide recognition for helping elect Republicans statewide, and for fighting a strong fight for conservatives in the stronghold of the left. She remains an SFGOP Delegate, and will serve in an advisory capacity to the Executive Committee as needed. The bulk of her political volunteer time will now be dedicated to her position as Vice Chairman of the California Republican Party (CAGOP), where she will concentrate on the 2016 election cycle. Harmeet also manages a busy law practice in downtown San Francisco and San Diego, the Dhillon Law Group, which serves political and campaign finance clients as well as business and individual clients throughout California and beyond.
We are in the planning process for the 2015 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner and hope to have a date secured in the latter part of April. As soon as our keynote speaker and date is confirmed, we will let you know. Please stay tuned!