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2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

Here is a growing list of Republican candidates, contenders and hopefuls, who have either made their declarations to campaign for President in 2016 or who are still exploring an option to run.

Always remember, "The Primary is for the People. The General is for the Party" ... "A.L.Lucketta"


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President A.L.Lucketta
(R) Candidate Alan Keyes
President A.L.'LUCKY' Lucketta with Presidential Candidate Alan Keyes
At the CRA Convention

President A.L.Lucketta
(R) Kevin McCarthy
President A.L.'LUCKY' Lucketta with Republican Kevin McCarthy
At a Porterville Function

Assemblyman Devon Mathis
Assemblyman Devon Mathis at PARA Assembly
At PARA Assembly : 5/28/15

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Welcome to PARA, one of CRA's most Conservative Republican units in Tulare County. Swearing ourselves to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, both "foreign & domestic", the CRA in the Porterville area - as early as 1934 - have been instrumental in directing the political activities, climate and issues of many Republican Candidates of the CRA and CRP.

Why don't you join us and make a difference ? You know you want to and you know it's the RIGHT thing to do . . . don't you ? President A. L."LUCKY" Lucketta


NEW PARA MEETING INFO & LOCATION


JUN 23rd : At our 6th assembly for 2016, PARA will be hosting a "Special Elections Celebration" to thank all Republicans who voted for Donald Trump in the June 7th Primary. Additionally our "Special Speaker" for the month will be PARA Chaplain Randy Minnick, who'll be sharing how Christians can effect elections and the consequences of their absence. So get there early, if you want a good seat !!!


MAY 26th : At our 5th assembly for 2016, our Special Speakers will be Michael K. Reed from Porterville's Public Works Department, discussing "Water Issues & Water Rates" and our second speaker for the evening will be Congressional Candidate Ken Mettler who is running against Congressman Kevin McCarthy in the 23rd Congressional District. This assembly will be open to all visitors who want to hear her and ask questions. So get there early, if you want a good seat !!! PRESS RELEASE


APR 28th : At our 4th assembly for 2016 we will be having as our Special Speaker Congressional Candidate Teresita "TESS" Andres. TESS, as her friends call her, is running against Congressman Devin Nunes in the 22nd Congressional District. This assembly will be open to all visitors who want to hear her and ask questions. So get there early, if you want a good seat !!! PRESS RELEASE


MAR 24th : At our 3rd assembly for 2016, we will be hosting a "Political Pot-Luck" forum, where "You" become our special guest speaker. PARA holds these "Political Pot-Luck" forums every other month to encourage the public to openly share their issues, concerns and grips re: anything political, any politician, any political party, or otherwise. This month we will discuss what a "Brokered Convention" is and the havoc it could cause. Plus California's "Motor Voter Act" involving illegal immigrants voting and a lot more. We'll see you thursday ...


FEB 25th : At our 2nd assembly for 2016 we will be having as our Special Speaker PARA Vice President, Sgt Mack. 1st VP Mack will be sharing a lot about the Constitution and what a Constitutional Convention - (Con/Con) - is. Additionally, one of the CRA's new Officers will update PARA re: the CRA's Endorsing Convention So get there early, if you want a good seat !!!


JAN 28th : At our 1st assembly for 2016, we will be hosting a "Political Pot-Luck" forum, where "You" become our special guest speaker. PARA holds these "Political Pot-Luck" forums every other month to encourage the public to openly share their issues, concerns and grips re: anything political, any politician, any political party, or otherwise. Since this will be PARA's first "Political Pot-Luck" forum of the year, we will be looking at our agenda for this election year 2016 and selecting delegates for the up and coming CRA Convention, and a lot more.


NOV 19th : At our 11th assembly for 2015 we will be having as our "Special Speaker" CRA President, Tom Hudson. President Hudson will be sharing what his vision is for the CRA and why so many Conservatives, Constitutionalists and Christians are drawn to the oldest republican organization in the state. Additionally, PARA will be presenting this years "Patriot of the Year", and will be taking another Straw-Poll for President, and finally, PARA will be hosting a "FREE" Pizza and Salad dinner party. So get there early, if you want a good seat and something to eat !!!


OCT 22nd : At our 10th assembly for 2015, we will be hosting a "Political Pot-Luck" forum where "You" become our special guest and special speaker. PARA holds these "Political Pot-Luck" forums every other month to encourage the public to openly share their issues, concerns and grips re: anything political, any politician, any political party, or otherwise. Since this will be PARA's last "Political Pot-Luck" forum of the year, our list of "Guests" - so far - will be ...


SEPT 24th : At our 9th assembly for 2015 we will be having as our "Special Speaker" Porterville Police Chief, Eric Kroutil. Chief Eric Kroutil was appointed as the Porterville Police Department Chief of Police in Feb of 2015, and has held almost every position within the department during his 22 year career, including assignments in Patrol, Investigations, Services & Administration. Chief Kroutil will take this opportunity to briefly talk about the direction his department is taking & will have a question and answer period to talk about issues important to those in attendance.


JUL 23rd : At our 7th assembly for 2015 we will be having as our "Special Speaker" Chuck White, Tulare County Grand Jury foreman. Mr. White, who's been Tulare County's Grand Jury Foreman for two consecutive cycles (2013 - 2014 and 2015 - 2016) will share a bit re: his past experiences with the Grand Jury and what he has done to promote it's research and findings, including guest appearances on area radio stations and TV.


MAY 30th : Porterville Recorder District 26 State Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) was the guest speaker during the Porterville Area Republican Assembly's (PARA) town hall meeting Thursday, and the hot topic of the evening was water ... (and) ... During the meeting, Mathis was awarded an honorary membership to PARA and a framed picture of The First Prayer in Congress, which members of PARA signed.


MAY 28th : At our 5th assembly for 2015 we will be having an Open Town Hall Meeting with Assemblyman Devon Mathis. A long time Porterville native, Mr. Mathis, will be sharing what's currently happening in Sacramento with recent legislation, especially how it relates to Porterville and Tulare County in the 26th Assembly District. So, please come early 'cause seating will be limited.


MAR 26th : At our 3rd assembly for 2015 we will be having as our guest speakers several ranking board members of the CRA who will be sharing information and their insights re: the California Republican Party and California Republican Assembly conventions. As important, PARA will be conducting a "Mini Primary Straw Poll" re: who you'd vote for - in the primary - as President in 2016. PARA members and the attending public will be able to participate in this poll. So, please come early 'cause seating will be limited.


JAN 22nd : At our 1st assembly for 2015 we will be having Mr. Reg. B "Two Stones", author of "In Defense of the Constitution : Ending America's Occupation - An Analysis of the Constitution to Stop the Cultural Genocide of America" as our guest speaker. Please come early 'cause seating will be limited.


NOV 20th : At our 11th assembly for 2014 we'll be electing new officers ... President - Secretary - Treasurer for 2015 - 2017. At 5PM, on the same day, we will be having our Fourth Quarter Board of Directors meeting where the BOD will vet and finalize our new members, go over our By-Laws and what ever else is necessary. This BOD Meeting is open to the public, as is our regular assemblies.


NOV 4th : Make sure that you and your friends Vote. Here's a VOTER GUIDE from the Porterville Post.


OCT 23rd : PARA's Special Speaker - John Hardin - to Address PUSD's Measure B at Meeting
On Thursday October 23rd the Porterville Area Republican Assembly will have as their SPECIAL SPEAKER, Mr. John Hardin, who will address and answer all questions regarding Measure B. As the Committee Chairman for Taxpayers Against Wasteful PUSD Spending, a committee opposing Measure B, Mr. Hardin wants the public to know all the facts, namely, that this committee successfully opposed PUSD's Measure J in the 2012 election cycle and is opposing Measure B now.




SEPT 25th : At our 9th assembly for 2014 we will be having a special meeting re: "Terrorism in Porterville". This assembly will be open to the public and seating will be limited, so get there early. See you guys there ...

SEPT 25th : PARA - until the remainder of the year - will meet on the 4th. Thursday of each month at the - FREEWILL BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP HALL - @ 91 North Prospect Street. We will begin @ 6PM, so be there or be square.




JUL 2nd : PARA Encourages Matt Green for Council
On Thurs., June 19th., PARA's Board of Directors met for their quarterly board meeting & discussed City Councilman's Pete McCracken's health issues, not knowing for sure if his sickness would cause him to resign, or worse yet, his passing create an issue / vacancy for Porterville's City Council. So ... PARA's Board passed a motion to encourage the remaining councilpersons to appoint City Council Candidate Matthew Green to a seat on the council.

ON-LINE : PORTERVILLE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES POLL, will remain OPEN until June 3rd, so that those who wanted to VOTE or VIEW the results could do so.

FINAL FORUM RESULTS - On May 15th PARA held their "Final Forum" for the Porterville City Council Candidates. PARA Members understood that this "Final Forum" was a non-partisan race as they were allowed to vote on whom they believed would effectively represent the City Council. They also, as did the candidates, knew that this vote was is no way an official endorsement of their candidacy.

CONGRATULATIONS REPUBLICANS - On April 17th PARA held their "Republican Round-Up" and at the end of the evening the members voted to endorse these candidates for office. Mike Boudreaux for Tulare County Sheriff, Rudy Mendoza for the 26th Assembly and Greg Shelton for Board of Supervisors in the 5th Distirct.

CONGRATULATIONS MARTY FEGUSON - New CRA Board member and Senate District Director !!! Mr. Ferguson will be in attendence on the 20th and will answer any questions that you may have re: the CRA Endorsing Convention and his new position.

Again, as a reminder, our assembly meeting is a "NO PHONE ZONE" ... protecting you from un-wanted and un-American surveillance. As always, these meetings are open to the public, so come early, grab a seat and enjoy.


So ... come and join us and find out why PARA has truely become the Conservative Crusaders for the Central Valley. Please up-date your activity schedules ASAP. Thanks, A.L.Lucketta, PARA President.


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PARA's FaceBook Page PARA, with the assistance of Larry Fox, was able to establish a FACEBOOK page for the members and friends of our organization. This is a new project and in time we will have more to add. Enjoy ...

If this is your first visit to our web site please take a few moments to learn more about the history of PARA, what we believe, our objectives, our principles and then let us know what you think. Who knows, after a little talk with GOD, and thinking of politics as a ministry, you just might consider joining. We'd love to have you. A.L.Lucketta - PARA Membership Secretary.

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