The burgeoning neoconservative movement in the U.S. these days has the potential to either split the Republican Party in two or launch it into a new era, say some people. Having lost control of both the House and the Senate in the last election, the Republican Party needs to reassess its image and values to broaden its appeal to voters, according to some. Should the Party reinvent itself, or instead re-energize around its core values? Come hear GOP elected officials discuss the issues facing the party and their visions for its future- The Commonwealth Club of California
Rep. Devin Nunes
Rep. Devin Nunes is a Congressman from the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley of California. He is currently serving in his third term in the House of Representatives and is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, Social Security Medicare and trade.
Nicholas Romero is the managing editor of the FlashReport and a staffer for California State Assemblyman Michael D. Duvall (R-Yorba Linda). Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Production for Bieber Communications, a direct marketing company that does business all over the country.
He has earned his way through the years as a freelance writer, a public affairs representative for members of the rental-housing industry in Orange County, and a staffer for Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine).
He has also worked on or volunteered for several political campaigns, from school board to statewide races.
Meredith Turney currently serves as the Legislative Liaison for California's premiere pro-family public policy organization, Capitol Resource Family Impact.
Active in the California Republican Party since fifteen, Meredith worked on numerous local campaigns in Orange County, California . After attending the Republican National Convention as a youth delegate at sixteen, Meredith commenced an internship with Congressman Christopher Cox and then worked for California Assembly Republican Leader Scott Baugh.
John Wildermuth is a journalist and contributor to SFGate. He has worked as a journalist for 34 years. He is a native of San Francisco.