MEET YOUR STATE BOARD
The California Republican National Hispanic Assembly (CARNHA) 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, CARNHA is going out and connecting with the Latino community, showing that our values regarding family, life, religion, and success are aligned with the conservative movement. CARNHA is developing coalitions with other conservative groups throughout the state to show the people of California not all Latinos are Democrats. By working alongside the state GOP and helping to elect quality candidates who represent Conservative Latino values into office, CARNHA will help expose liberal policies that have been proven to be harmful to Hispanic/Latino communities and improve the livelihoods of our neighbors through advocacy and love of country. California has been blue long enough, and the California Republican National Hispanic Assembly aims to change that.
CHAIRMAN EDDY MARMOLEJO
Eddy is the son of Mexican and Honduran immigrant parents and was born in Huntington Park, California in 1988. He is the fourth child of his five siblings but was the first born in the United States of America. Eddy is also the first in his family to graduate high school and to graduate from an American university. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2010 from California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB). Eddy then enrolled in the Master of Arts National Security Studies program at CSUSB and graduated in 2012 with focuses on Latin America and East Asian geopolitics, and international terrorism.
In 2019, Eddy co-founded the media platform M/M Talk Media and is the host/producer of the podcast’s M/M Talk and Soy Americano. In his free time Eddy enjoys movies, reading, sports, music, and spending with family and friends.
“The Hispanic Community has been fed the big lie that HISPANICS are all liberals and Democrats. Many would tell you that to question this is to question who you are. Look at what is at the core of the Hispanic Family. Religion, life, tradition, and hard work. All these attributes are found in the conservative platform. Hispanics are naturally a conservative community. Do not be afraid to voice your opinion, and there is a choice.”
VICE CHAIRWOMAN SARAH MENDOZA
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.A. in Communications from Hofstra University. Her commitment and hard work for Hispanic Republicans throughout California began as a Director of Communications for RNHA of CA in 2020.
SECRETARY CYNTHIA MORRIS
Cynthia Morris graduated in 2020 with honors from California Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, 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, previous experiences working with elected Republican officials, and her current job working for 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 paid gigs for a variety of events. She loves to read political theory, theology, and history books and enjoys the outdoors.
TREASURER JAIME MORENO
Jaime Moreno is an experienced supply chain manager and community leader from Southern California. He brings a mix of experience in the private sector and non-profit leadership to the California Chapter. He first became a manager while attending college, where he learned to manage multi-million dollar accounts. He 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. He 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.
PARLIAMENTARIAN LYDIA GUTIERREZ
Lydia earned her Masters in Multicultural Bilingual Education and School Administration at Dominguez Hills University and holds three teaching credentials. 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.
Growing 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. Her 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.