Meet the Board

 

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Matthew Craffey

Chairman

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Matthew Craffey is the President of Log Cabin Republicans of Los Angeles, as well as the Chairman of Log Cabin Republicans of California. He has been active with LCR for the past 5 years, but got his start in LGBT activism in 2000 when he became the youngest member on the board of the Ventura County Rainbow Alliance. In his spare time. Matthew writes political opinion-editorial pieces for various publications, writes and records music, and is active with his local car clubs. He ran for the 50th Assembly District seat in the California State Assembly in 2016, and currently is the Director of Prospect Management and Analytics for UCLA.

 

Lindsey Stetson

Vice Chairperson

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Lindsey Stetson is the Vice Chair of Log Cabin Republicans of California and a member of the Ventura Chapter. While Lindsey’s involvement in LCR dates back to 2014, her commitment to the Republican Party began a decade earlier as a College Republican. She went on to serve as a county central committee Executive Director, both in Santa Barbara and Monterey; a state board member of the California Young Republicans; the Second Vice President of the Republican Women Federated Monterey Peninsula chapter; and as a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention.   Re-elected to a second term in 2021, she also serves as the California Republican Party’s Central Coast Regional Vice-Chair and is the Chair of the Recall Committee. Residing in Ventura, she continues to support the county central committee as their Second Vice Chair. Professionally, she is a fundraiser focused on event fundraising, event planning, and major giving.

 

Spencer Klavan

Secretary

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Spencer Klavan (secretary) is host of the Young Heretics podcast and associate editor of both the Claremont Review of Books and The American Mind. He likes writing and reading mostly, though also talking and thinking. In his spare time he plays guitar. Badly.

 

Andy Dick

Treasurer

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Adam Levine

Communications

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Adam Paul Levine holds a BA in painting from Pomona College and a masters in economics from the London School of Economics. He is founder and CEO of the home restoration business Marc Sid Limited, and resides in Los Angeles, California with the most important cat in the world, Jean Valcat.

 

Paul Cummings

Executive Board At-Large

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Paul D. Cummings , Jr.  - is a past vice chairman of Log Cabin California and past president of Log Cabin San Francisco.  He is the first openly gay man to chair a California County Republican Party (Alameda) and a standing committee of the CRP, (Volunteer Organizations) for which he served seven years under two state party chairman.  He continues to serve on the executive committee of the Alameda County Republican Party and the boards of Log Cabin California and Log Cabin San Francisco.  He is a retired US Navy Surface Warfare Officer and a graduate of the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy (BS).  He holds an MBA from St. Mary’s College of California.

 

Greg Gandrud

Gregory Gandrud

Executive Board At-Large

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Gregory Gandrud graduated with honors from USC and is President of Gandrud Financial Services. He has served on the Carpinteria City Council and on the boards of the Santa Barbara County Republican Party and the California Republican Party. He was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to California's Recreational Trails Committee and served as an Alternate Delegate for Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention. Greg lives in Carpinteria with his partner Marllus.

 

Charles Moran

Charles Moran

Executive Board At-Large

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Charles T. Moran - a native of Los Angeles - is a political & non-profit fundraising professional with many years of experience working on campaigns and initiatives from local races to presidential-level events. He has worked extensively in California with clients of all sizes to develop and execute fundraising and public affairs programs and provide executive management of organizations/associations. Charles earned a B.A. in Politics from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and his Masters of Public Policy (MPP) from Pepperdine University in Malibu.

 

Christian Foster

San Francisco Chapter Seat

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​​​Christian is semi-retired and President of an international trade and national security affairs consulting firm in San Francisco.  Previously he served over 30 years in the U.S. Government with the State Department, DIA, and several other federal international affairs agencies.  A native of Ohio, he graduated with a BS and MA from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC, and speaks Russian and German.  Foster also currently serves as the Vice Chairman for Political Affairs of the San Francisco GOP.  

 

Kevin Krick

Marin County Chapter Seat

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Kevin Krick founded the Log Cabin Republicans of Marin County in 2014 and currently serves as the chapter president. His activity in the Party started while as a member of the Berks County Young Republicans. From there, he went on to hold an appointment in President George W. Bush’s Administration as the Senior Advisor for Maritime Policy.   After moving to California, he served as Chair of the Marin County Republican Central Committee, Chair of the California Republican Veterans Association, and Bay Area Regional Vice Chair for the California Republican Party. Kevin’s professional career in the maritime industry includes appointments to the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s Advisory Board. Additionally, he holds commissions as a Captain in the U.S. Navy and as a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Maritime Service.

 

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Carl Burton

Sacramento Chapter Seat

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Shane Patrick Connoly

Silicon Valley Chapter Seat

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Shane has been active in Log Cabin Republicans since 1998, after relocating to San Jose from Central New York and has been active in the Republican party since first serving on the Amherst Republican Committee in Erie County, New York from c. 1988-1991, then on the Oswego County Republican Committee from c. 1992-1997. He has twice been a candidate for State Senate, and is past Treasurer and Vice Chairman of the Santa Clara County Republican Party. Shane was a 2020 Alternate Delegate for President Trump and hosted a political interview show, The Right Side, on KMVT, Mountain View. Shane currently serves as Chairman of the Santa Clara County Republican Party, leads the Log Cabin Republicans, Silicon Valley chapter, and is a CAGOP delegate. 
Shane has an MBA in Accounting, a BS in Business Administration. He previously worked in the private sector as a business unit controller and, for the past ten years, served two separate Councilmembers in America's 10th largest city, San Jose, California, in roles such as Budget Director (2 years) and Chief of Staff (8 years). 
You'll find him on Twitter & other social media @shanepc1    

 

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Gabe Eisner

Los Angeles Chapter Seat

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Gabe Eisner works as a tech consultant and has been involved with Log Cabin since 2016 after a lifetime as a devout Democrat, and then an Independent. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, where he studied linguistics with an emphasis on sociocultural anthropology and gender theory. Gabe speaks Sign Language and Italian, and loves to travel to new destinations. As President of the LA chapter, Gabe's mission is to (1) increase acceptance of the LGBT community within the Republican Party, and (2) bring the national parties together around: media bias, human trafficking, homelessness, child poverty, national debt, climate preparedness, and balancing personal, corporate, and civic responsibility.

 

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John Merrill

Orange County Chapter Seat

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Mr. Merrill earned a Bachelor’s degree in Construction/Civil Engineering from Western Michigan University in 2001 and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2005. John is both a California Professional Civil Engineer and Traffic Engineer, and in 2011, served as the engineer in responsible charge of the nationally recognized “Carmageddon” closure of the I-405 Freeway in Los Angeles. His latest endeavor is serving as President of Log Cabin Republicans of Orange County.

 

Gina Roberts

San Diego Chapter Seat At-Large

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Ms. Roberts is a business woman in San Diego, operating her own engineering consulting business. She graduated from University of California, San Diego with a degree in Chemistry and Economics Minor.

During high school she became active in the Republican Party, working on President Nixon's second Presidential Campaign and has remained active ever since. She is an advocate for positive and exciting change in the Republican Party and engages party members on every level. She is currently the President of the San Diego Log Cabin Republicans, Vice Chair of the Log Cabin Republicans of California, and Corresponding Secretary for the Escondido Republican Women's Federated. She is the first Transgender member of the San Diego County Republican Party Central Committee and Delegate to the California State Republican Party.

 

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Nick Meade

Coachella Valley Chapter Seat

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Nick Meade is the President of the Log Cabin Republicans of Coachella Valley.  He earned an Executive Master of Urban Planning from USC and completed his Bachelors in American Politics at UC San Diego.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude at both academic institutions.  During his undergrad, He was selected as a Robert T. Matsui Congressional Fellow and was a legislative intern for Congressman Paul Cook (CA-8) in Washington, D.C.   Nick currently serves on the Board of Directors for the City of Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce (PDACC) and is the Chairperson of the Legislative Action Committee.  He sits on the Board of Directors for the Lincoln Club of the Coachella Valley and is Chairperson of the Political Affairs Committee.  

 

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Gavin Flores

Ventura Chapter Seat

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Gavin Flores is proud to have worked hard and lived out the American Dream. As a poor, brown, gay immigrant from Mexico, he has always resented those who play the victim to get ahead--he prefers hard work and good values. His most meaningful and fulfilling work in life is to serve as a foster dad to at-risk and in-need youth. In his spare time, he loves exploring nature and learning about astronomy.

 

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Lyle Skeen

Monterey Chapter Seat

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Lyle was born and raised in Prunedale, CA. He currently attends community college, and is the youngest Central Committee member for Monterey County Republican Party, representing District 2. He founded and created MC Blue, member of Monterey County young Republicans, Delegate for CRP, and was a past candidate for school board with future aspirations.

 

 

Fred Schein

Fred Schein

Chapter Development Chair

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Fred is the current president of Log Cabin Republicans of Marin County and three-time past president of Log Cabin San Francisco. He is Vice Chair of the Marin County Republican Central Committee of which he has been a member since 2012 and is a regular speaker at Republican organizations in Northern California.

He is a 6-year Naval Officer veteran including service as the executive officer of a river patrol base near Saigon and with Naval Intelligence. Fred is an avid skier and past president of the SAGA North ski club, past commissioner of the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Softball League.

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