Topics of Expertise: Civil Trial Advocacy, First Amendment and Political Litigation, and non-profit organizational leadership
Bio: Alexander is the head trial lawyer at Shawn Steel Law Firm and Co-Founder/CEO of The CTCN Foundation. As the head of the Litigation Department at Shawn Steel Law Firm, Alexander has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients and has taken on high profile, First Amendment litigation against such Defendants as UC Berkeley, the Berkeley Police, and The Regents of the University of California.
The CTCN Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) that empowers communities to raise money to support their own special needs students at the middle school and high school levels. As CEO, Alexander and the foundation have raised tens of thousands of dollars for special needs children in California and put that money right back into the communities that donated it.
Points of Interest: Alexander wrote a bimonthly column for the OC Register entitled "The Way I See It" for three years, formerly worked as a program analyst for the US Department of State's Department of Special Projects.
Topics of Expertise: Social media influence marketing, digital marketing, digital content creation, social media, Hollywood, and pop-culture.
Bio: Ariadna is the founder of Influences, an agency that matches macro-Influencers (talent with at least 1 million followers) with companies looking to advertise on social media, Influences' talent has a combined 5 billion followers. Ariadna is a digital marketer, designer, content producer, event producer and a jack-of-all-creative. She entered the digital space in 1999 building websites and consulting with businesses on social media. She now possesses over 12 years of experience in the Internet space working with brands like MasterCard, Brita, Aria, Red Bull, Monster, Poof-Slinky and more. She's an attention hacker, innovator, and millennial marketer.
Points of Interest: Has strong relationships and partners with many traditional and social media celebrities.
Chief of Staff to the Mayor of San Bernardino and former Federal Prosecutor
Topics of Expertise: Local, state, and national politics. Law enforcement and crime policy.
Bio: Bill served in the U.S. Attorney's Riverside Branch Office where he prosecuted all criminal violations of federal law for Riverside and San Bernardino County. Bill has worked on several significant cases, including the federal investigation of the deadly December 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack and the 2015 trial of a prominent Santa Barbara doctor charged with more than 80 counts of unlawfully prescribing opiates, which led to the death of over a dozen patients. Bill also prosecuted a case involving 29 defendants who participated in a drug trafficking organization that smuggled narcotics from Mexico in PVC pipes hidden in the axles of commercial trucks that ended up in Southern California.
Points of Interest: Bill ran for California's 60th Assembly District in 2018. Bill served as an intern with the White House Counsel's Office in 2008. He is the son of Lebanese-American immigrants and is a practicing Muslim.
Owner of Threat Scenarios and Contestant on Season 1 of History Channel's Top Shot
Location:San Francisco DMA, will travel to Sacramento and Fresno DMAs.
Topics of Expertise: Self defense, How to increase survivability in active shooter and home invasion situations, firearms policy, law enforcement policy, firearms, force on force training.
Bio: Brad Engmann is one of the top ranked competitive practical pistol shooters on the West Coast, with a strong background in United States Practical Shooting Association, Production division, and an expert at self defense. He has participated as a roleplayer in over 1000 force on force situations with law enforcement and civilians. Mr. Engmann has been featured as a firearms expert on ABC, NBC, KGO, KRON, and the History Channel.
Points of Interest: Formerly a race car driver, currently owns a video game start-up, multiple California State Golden Bullet Wins, multiple Top 16 USPSA Nationals Finishes, USPSA Grandmaster Ranking, NROI Certified Range Officer.
Author and Champion of Season 4 of History Channel's Top Shot
Topics of Expertise: Firearms policy, law enforcement policy, and firearms.
Bio: Chris worked for Google, Inc. from 2007-2012 in many capacities. In 2011, Cheng decided to audition for History Channel's Top Shot Season 4 shooting competition, despite having not one shooting award to his name or any formal shooting instruction. He left Google in June 2012 to pursue a career in the outdoor industry full time. He works closely with the National Rifle Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Outreach Advisory Council, and the California Rifle & Pistol Association. His focus is primarily the promotion of shooting sports and protecting our Second Amendment rights. Chris is a Lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, as well as a media member for the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Professional Outdoor Media Association.
Points of Interest: Chris was on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Opera BRAVO! Club from 2010-2012. He is also a volunteer baritone singer for the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. He played double bass from ages 13–22 in both orchestras and jazz bands. Chris is a three time participant in the AIDS LifeCycle bike ride: a seven-day, 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. He has raised almost $20,000 in support of eradicating HIV/AIDS and promoting LGBT rights.
President of the Legacy Republicans Alliance
Location: San Francisco and Sacramento Markets
Availability: On-camera, in-studio, phone
Topics of expertise: state and national politics, the black vote, and criminal justice issues.
Bio: Corrin Rankin owned a bail bonds company in San Mateo for decades and served as the chairwoman of the California Bail Agents Association before retiring in 2017. In 2016, Rankin served as the statewide director for African American's for Trump, as a national media surrogate, delegate to the 2016 Cleveland RNC convention, and as a deputy whip. In 2019, she teamed up with actor Isiah Washington to form the Legacy Republican Alliance as a home for members of the Black community that left the Democratic Party as part of Blexit.
Points of interest: Founding member of the San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League in an effort to build bonds between ‘cops and kids’, graduate of the Redwood City Police Citizens Academy, avid boater, and mother of three adult children.
Assemblyman Devon Mathis
Republican Assembly Whip and Vice Chair of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture
Topics of Expertise: State politics, state water policy, agriculture, and veterans issues.
Bio: In November 2014, Devon Mathis was elected to represent California’s 26th Assembly District, which encompasses Tulare, Inyo and a portion of Kern Counties. Devon joined the United States Army National Guard where he served as Sergeant for nearly 10 years, including 2 combat tours to Iraq. During Devon’s second tour in Iraq, he sustained major injuries from a roadside bomb attack in 2008 which earned him a Purple Heart. After returning home, Devon went through extensive VA therapy. This road to recovery prepared him for a return to civilian life and to his college success. In 2012, Devon met his wife Aubrey. They combined their families in 2014 and welcomed a set of twins, Maggie and Jefferson on December 1, 2014, roughly 9 hours before Devon was sworn into office as a California Assemblyman. The Mathis family has made their home in Visalia, Calif.
Points of Interest: Devon has spent much of his tenure in the California Assembly helping over 10,000 residents of East Porterville who spent California's drought without running water.
Rev. Dwight Williams, D.D.
Chairman of the San Joaquin County Republican Party and President of New Genesis Housing Development Corporation
Topics of expertise: local and state politics, housing, and religion.
Bio: Reverend Williams is deeply involved in the community in Stockton, Calif. Williams has served as a local pastor for more than 30 years, as the president of the New Genesis Housing Development Corporation for 10 years, recently as a member of the San Joaquin County Commission on Aging, the chairman of the San Joaquin County Republican Party. Williams also works as a SEO and Business consultant.
Points of interest: Holds a Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the Sacramento Theological Seminary
Treasurer of the California Republican Party and President of Gandrud Financial Services
Location: Santa Barbara - Santa Maria - San Luis Obispo DMA
Availability: On-camera (In Santa Barbara), phone
Topics of Expertise: Local and state politics, schools curriculum, tax law
Bio: In November of 2002, Greg was elected to the Carpinteria City Council. In 2005, Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Greg to the California Recreational Trails Committee. In 2011, Greg was unanimously elected as Vice-Chairman of the California Republican Party for the Central Coast Region and was re-elected unanimously in 2013. In July of 2016, Greg attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland as an Alternate Delegate for Donald J. Trump representing the 24th Congressional District. In February of 2019, Greg was elected Treasurer of the California Republican Party.
Point of Interest: Greg is the first openly gay and married elected member of the California Republican Party's Executive Board. In October of 2018, Greg formed a 501(c)(3) called Fair Education Santa Barbara, which has retained attorney Eric Early and has sued the Santa Barbara Unified School District and Just Communities Central Coast for spending scarce tax dollars on anti-American curriculum that is racist.
Harmeet K. Dhillon
California's RNC National Committeewoman and Managing Partner of The Dhillon Law Group
Topics of Expertise: local, state, and national politics, civil rights law, free speech law, business law, employment law, Silicon Valley culture, the tech industry, and college culture.
Bio:Harmeet K. Dhillon is a nationally recognized lawyer, trusted boardroom advisor, and passionate advocate for individual, corporate and institutional clients across numerous industries and walks of life. Her focus is in commercial litigation, employment law, First Amendment rights, and election law matters. Harmeet went to Dartmouth College, where she gained national fame as the Editor-in-Chief of the Dartmouth Review newspaper
Points of Interest: Gave a Sikh prayer as the opening invocation of the second day of the 2016 RNC Convention in Cleveland. Harmeet has led numerous high-profile cases, former Chair of the San Francisco Republican Party, and former Vice Chair of the California Republican Party.
Bay Area Regional Vice Chair of the California Republican Party and attorney
Topics of Expertise: Local, state, and national politics. LGBTQ+ issues.
Bio: A lifelong republican, Jason has been active in Republican politics for nearly 15 years. Prior to his election as Chairman, Jason served as the First Vice Chair for the San Francisco Republican Party and as the local party's volunteer General Counsel. In 2012, Jason ran for State Assembly in San Francisco's 17th Assembly District, winning 105% above Republican registration in the November election. In 2019, Jason was unanimously elected Bay Area Regional Vice Chair. As a part of this role, Jason also sits on the California Republican Party's executive board, representing nearly 500,000 Republicans who live in the Bay Area.
Points of Interest: Jason is the first Millennial and the first openly LGBT Chairman of the San Francisco Republican Party.
President of the Parkinson's Resource Organization
Location: Palm Springs Market
Availability: On-camera, in-studio, phone
Topics of Expertise: Parkinson's issues, treatment, and research.
Bio: Jo is the founder and President of Parkinson’s Resource Organization (PRO) established in 1990. The motivation, her late mother and late husband both diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Each day, PRO reaches thousands of people affected by Parkinson’s, accomplished through a monthly newsletter, an interactive website, one-on-one coaching, support groups, symposia, and public speaking. Ms. Rosen is always in the forefront of what matters in Parkinson’s from services, products, research, to the potential cure.
Points of Interest: Prior to starting Parkinson’s Resource Organization, Jo had her own Financial Management firm in West Los Angeles, CA. “Since I was 27 years old, I’ve made my own jobs, and they’ve always been very rewarding. Whether I was helping the, over or under, privileged I’ve always been of service. It’s my nature to say, ‘How can I help.’”
2018 Republican Gubernatorial Nominee and Businessman
Location: San Diego DMA
Availability: On-camera, in-studio, phone
Topics of Expertise: state and national politics, housing, economics, the stock market, and tax policy
Bio: John Cox is an attorney, CPA, wealth adviser, businessman and the 2018 Republican nominee for Governor of California. He has been a conservative leader for more than 35 years, serving on Jack Kemp’s national steering committee and as Newt Gingrich’s California Finance Chair. He was a leader of the successful effort to remove disgraced Democrat Mayor Bob Filner in San Diego, and a major backer of the Paycheck Protection campaign to rein in the corrupting power of the public employee unions. A successful businessman and CPA, John built his own business from scratch to a $200 million enterprise with almost 100 employees. He is active in charitable organizations, and serves as a Board member for the San Diego USO. John also founded an organization that repairs the homes of low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities. Since 1991, that organization has mobilized 20,000 volunteers and repaired over 1,000 homes.
Points of Interest: Was endorsed by President Trump and was tweeted about several times.
Central Valley Regional Vice Chair of the California Republican Party and Physician Assistant
Bio: At age 13, Lisa worked alongside her mother in the fields, helped care for her siblings, and as a single mother, worked many part-time jobs including: fast-food restaurant, pharmacy, and in Fresno area hospitals while earning degrees from California State University Fresno and UC Davis. Lisa has served in Healthcare for over 20 years; including 10 years as a Physician Assistant in: Primary Care, Acute Mental Health, Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Lisa currently practices medicine as a PA at a hospital in Fresno. Lisa is a member of the Fresno County Republican Party Central Committee and was the Chair of Fresno County for John Cox for Governor 2018. Lisa was elected as the Central Valley Regional Vice Chair in February of 2019.
Points of Interest: Bilingual (Spanish), owns Fresno-based radio station 1680 AM KGED.
Topics of expertise: state and national politics, election/political history, gerrymandering, legal subjects: election, constitutional, business, employment, personal injury, and government regulations.
Bio: Mark Meuser was an entrepreneur from a young age, working as a manager in a restaurant at 15-years-old, then owning his own at 21-years-old. After graduating from Oak Brook College of Law, he started the Meuser Law Group and represented individuals and small businesses. Meuser won a major victory against United Airlines. In the case of Gilstrap v. United Airlines, Meuser represented a disabled American. Ms. Gilstrap had been injured by United when they failed to follow applicable Federal Rules in how they handled her travel. In 2016, Meuser served on Ted Cruz for President's legal team and in 2018 was the Republican nominee for California's Secretary of State.
Points of interest: Has a collection of over 200 U.S. History and biography books that are over 100 years old, bicycled over 5,000 miles on a statewide tour as part of his Secretary of State campaign, and participated in the Ironman Cairns competition in Australia in 2019.
Michelle Park Steel
Candidate for California’s 48th Congressional District and Vice Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors
Topics of Expertise: Local and state issues and politics
Bio: Elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 2014 with more than 62 percent of the vote, Michelle Steel represents the residents of the Second District, which includes Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, the unincorporated area of Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley.
Steel, a successful businesswoman and renowned taxpayer advocate, previously served as Vice Chair of the State Board of Equalization where she represented more than eight million people in Southern California, including all of Orange County, as one of the state’s 12 constitutional officers.
Points of Interest: In 2008, Michelle successfully led the fight against a new iTax, a $500 million tax on digital downloads, and discovered that the Board of Equalization had delayed the return of millions of dollars in security deposits owed to California businesses. Following her investigation, the agency refunded tax security deposits worth upwards of $50,000 each to over 5,500 small businesses. Michelle is married to Shawn Steel, the RNC National Committeeman.
Secretary of the California Republican Party and Bio-Tech Executive
Location: San Diego DMA
Availability: On-camera, in-studio, and phone
Topics of Expertise: local and state politics, business law, election integrity, and election law.
Bio: Randy has been to two National Republican Presidential Conventions and serves as outside counsel to the Election Integrity Project California and other private and public interest law firms (such as Judicial Watch) on matters relating to election integrity for over six years. He also provides outside counsel to the San Diego State College Republicans in their efforts to bring conservative speakers to campus and to prevent being labeled a “hate” group by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center, and general counsel and secretary to at least four public and large private companies, two venture funds, and several non-profit entities.
Points of Interest: Randy is a two-time cancer survivor. He is also a Graduate of Cornell University, Yale Law School, Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar), and has an MBA from the University of San Diego Business School. Randy is a former Adjunct Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and the University of San Diego Law School as well as a Lecturer in Business at the Rady School of Business at UC San Diego and the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences at the Claremont Colleges.
Col. Rocky Chavez, Ret.
Candidate for Mayor of Oceanside, Calif. and former California Assemblyman
Location: San Diego DMA
Availability: On-camera, in-studio, and phone
Topics of Expertise: local, state, national, and international politics, the military, education, and veterans issues.
Bio: Rocky Chávez began his public service career immediately after graduation from California State University, Chico when he joined the United States Marine Corps. He spent more than 28 years as a United States Marine, rising to the rank of Colonel and being assigned Chief of Staff for the 4th Marine Division.
Upon retiring from the Marine Corps, Rocky continued his legacy of public service by founding the School of Business and Technology, a charter High School in the Oceanside Unified School District. He served as the school’s Director from 2002-2008.
In November of 2002, Rocky was elected to the Oceanside City Council. In 2009, Rocky was appointed by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and made the journey to Sacramento to serve as Undersecretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs. He later served as Acting Secretary.
Rocky was first elected on November 6, 2012 to represent the 76th Assembly District. Rocky also sits on the Governor's Military Council and serves as a member of the State Allocation Board.
California's RNC National Committeeman and Founder of The Shawn Steel Law Firm
Topics of expertise: local, state, and national politics, free speech law, college culture, and personal injury law.
Bio: Shawn Steel’s Republican activism dates back to his teenage days. He served as High School State Chairman for Ronald Reagan when he first ran for Governor. Thereafter, he was elected as Chairman of California Young Americans for Freedom. Since then, Shawn Steel has served in numerous positions within the Republican Party- from grassroots volunteer to Chairman of the California Republican Party Chairman.
Points of Interest: Shawn led the recall efforts against California Governor Gray Davis and represents four of the victims of a riot at U.C. Berkeley in their lawsuit. Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Steel to serve on the California Acupuncture Board, where he served for 7 years. His colleagues elected Steel as Chairman of that Board for two years in a row, serves on the RNC's Executive Committee. Shawn is married to Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel.
Topics of Expertise: Local, state, and national politics.
Bio: In 1992, Tony arrived in San Diego and started his own business in the computer industry. In 1998 he discovered his passion; helping individuals make smart financial decisions – and joined A.G. Edwards as a full service Financial Consultant. The first part of Tony Krvaric’s American Dream came true in May of 2003 when he was naturalized as an American citizen, calling it “one of the proudest days” of his life. In 2007, Tony was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of San Diego County. Under his leadership, the San Diego Republican Party has continued to grow in its capacity to put Republican ideas into action by supporting and electing Republican candidates to office.
Points of Interest: The San Diego Republican Party is considered the best-run county party organization in the country.