Jessica Millan Patterson is a wife, mother, and the Chairwoman of the California Republican Party, where she is the first woman and Latina to serve as chair and is known for her get-things-done, no-nonsense style.
Prior to her election as chairwoman, Jessica was CEO, and co-founder, of California Trailblazers, an organization that recruits, trains and helps elect Republican candidates to state legislative offices. Modeled after the national Young Guns program, Trailblazers has supported over 160 candidates and helped facilitate over $6 million in independent expenditures to those candidates.
Jessica has served the California Republican Party, Republican National Committee, Statewide and National Candidates for nearly two decades, including leadership positions for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Senator John McCain.
In 2019, Jessica was elected to lead the California Republican Party. The first Latina to lead the statewide organization, Jessica set out to take the fight to Democrats. In her two years as Chairwoman, Republican registration increased by 624,000 and under her leadership, the California Republican Party raised $36 million in the 2020 election cycle.
Patterson’s data-driven and grassroots approach resulted in Republicans reclaiming seats across California in 2020. In total, Republicans picked up four House seats from Democrat incumbents – something not seen since 1994, and one State Assembly seat, also from Democrats.
Jessica is a graduate and member of the Board of Directors for the Marian Bergeson Series, a training program designed to recruit and train the next generation of Republican women in California politics. She is married to Wes Patterson, a non-profit fundraiser. They live with their daughters in the shadow of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, where they cast their vote each election day.
Chairwoman of the California Republican Party