The RNHA California Chapter Highlight
The Republican National Hispanic Assembly is proud to highlight its California Chapter for all of the hard work they do in spreading the Conservative message to the Hispanic community. These men and women are on the front lines fighting socialism to make a better California and a better America. For your hard work and dedication, we here at the RNHA salute you.
The California Republican National Hispanic Assembly is back. California has the largest Latino population in the Union, but only thirty-one percent of California Latinos consider themselves conservative. To change this, we will have to do various things. First, go out and connect with the Latino community. Show that our values regarding family, life, religion, and success are aligned with the conservative movement. Next, develop coalitions with other conservative groups throughout the state to show the people of California not all Latinos are Democrats. Most important, work alongside the state GOP and get quality candidates that represent Conservative Latino values into office. California has been blue long enough, and The California Republican National Hispanic Assembly aims to change that.
The California State Chair
The son of Mexican and Honduran immigrant parents, Eddy Alfonzo Marmolejo was born in Huntington Park, California in 1988. The 4th child of his 5 siblings Eddy was the first to be in the United States of America. The first in his family to graduate High School and go to the first in his family to graduate college. Eddy obtained a Political Science degree in 2006 and a Masters’s in National Security Studies in 2012. He founded the media company M/M Talk Media and is the producer of the bilingual podcasts M/M Talk and Soy Americano.
The California State Vice-Chair
Sarah Mendoza is a third-generation Californian, second-generation American, and the elected Vice-Chair for RNHA of CA state board. She is a Field Representative within the CA State Senate and a Commissioner for the City of Lakewood. Sarah Mendoza earned an M.S in Communications from Syracuse University and a B. An in Communications from Hofstra University. My commitment and hard work for Hispanic Republicans throughout California began as a Director of Communications for RNHA of CA in 2020.
California State Secretary
Cynthia Morris graduated in 2020, with honors from California Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with an emphasis in American Institutions and Processes, and a minor in Global Justice. She is the daughter of a Panamanian immigrant mother and American father who raised her and her two siblings with a Christian and conservative upbringing. Her passion for public service is evident during her high school years as a club founder of a pro-military group, her previous experiences working with elected Republican officials, and her current job as a paid intern under the direction of a local city manager. On the side, she teaches violin on the weekends for ten students and has been playing for thirteen years. She’s involved with local orchestras and takes on side gigs at weddings, funerals, and other events. She loves to read political theory, theology, and history books and enjoys the outdoors!
California State Treasurer
Jaime Moreno is an experienced supply chain manager and community leader from Southern California. Jaime brings a mix of experience in the private sector and non-profit leadership to our California Chapter. Jaime first became a manager while attending college, where he learned to improve productivity, reduce operational costs, and manage multi-million dollar accounts. Jaime unsuccessfully ran for city council in his hometown but has since served as a board member of various non-profit organizations and public sector committees. Jaime works to help improve the lives of the Hispanic community and the public at large in Riverside County.
Jaime is a first-generation American raised with the Conservative values of faith, family, hard work, and public service. Growing up with these values in his community, Jaime believes the Hispanic community is politically and socially more aligned with Conservatism than what they are told to believe by the large Spanish-speaking news network. In 2019 Jaime co-founded Soy Americano, a Spanish-speaking podcast focused on educating Latinos on their Conservative roots.
Jaime is a graduate of Political Science & Philosophy, with a concentration in Law from U.C. Riverside. Jaime enjoys traveling, watching movies, reading, and trying new restaurants with family and friends.
Lydia attended Pepperdine University for her undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts and California State University, Dominguez Hills for her Masters in Multicultural Bilingual Education and School Administration. She holds three credentials in Multiple Subjects K-12, Bilingual Education, and School Administration. She is a master teacher for UCLA’s Math Project Center X, a Fellow from Cal State Long Beach in the Writing Project, and a lecturer for the Los Angeles County Teachers Mathematics Association. Lydia’s lifelong commitment to the welfare of others began in earnest at the age of twelve years old when she began teaching a Sunday School class for elementary children. As she grew up, Lydia put a priority on caring for others by visiting the elderly, helping neighbors with chores, and reaching out to teens to give them hope for the future. As a professional, Lydia dedicated two years to teaching in the country of Colombia, then devoted seven additional years during U.S. school breaks to giving humanitarian aid to the street children of Colombia and working with local orphanages. She also did humanitarian work in the Philippines. Lydia’s professional career began as a teacher, but after her father’s death, she left the field to earn more money to help her family. Lydia worked in the aerospace field as an administrator for the F/A 18 Radar, then later as an acting supervisor in Cost Estimating overseeing contracts, scheduling, and budget costs. She then left the field to return to what she cared about most, the joy and love of teaching children. In addition to her other positions, Lydia served seven years as an elected official as a board member for the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council that oversees the Coast of San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles. She served on the Education Committee and Chaired the Budget & Finance, Cultural Committees for Coastal San Pedro. Lydia is currently teaching for the Long Beach Unified School District as a second-grade teacher. She has taught for 19 years for LBUSD.