Ron Nehring

Communications Expert, Public Policy

I'm Ron Nehring, former Chairman of the California Republican Party, nominee for Lt. Governor and 2016 spokesman for Ted Cruz.

Ron Nehring's Bio:

Ron Nehring is a Republican strategist and communicator who most recently served as the National Spokesman for the Ted Cruz for President campaign. 

For more than 25 years Ron Nehring has worked to put conservative ideas into action.  From President of his College Republican club to Republican nominee for Lt. Governor of California, Ron Nehring made the advancement of conservative ideasls his life's work.

In 2000 Ron moved permanently to California, quickly becoming the Chairman of the Republican Party of San Diego County.  In just two years he was elected by his peers President of the California Republican County Chairmen's Association, Vice Chairman and finally Chairman of the California Republican Party in 2007.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger named Ron Nehring to the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection in 2005.  He also served as a Governing Board member of the Grossmont Union High School District from 2004 to 2006.

In 2014, Ron Nehring overwhelmingly won the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor of California, earning more than 3 million votes in the general election.

Ron Nehring's Experience:

  • National Spokesman at Ted Cruz for President

  • Vice Chairman at Republican Party of San Diego County

  • Chairman Emeritus at California Republican Party

    Leader of the California Republican Party

  • Member at Republican National Committee

    Served as the Chairman of the RNC's State Chairmen's Committee, revitalizing the role and using it to promote the sharing of ideas and best practices among the party's 56 state and territorial chairs.

  • Chairman at Republican Party of San Diego County

    Led the Republican Party of San Diego County from 2001 until elected California Republican Party Chairman in 2007. During this time, the Republican Party of San Diego County developed into one of the strongest county Republican organizations in America, featuring strong and consistent fundraising, communications and political programs aimed at maximizing Republican registration and turnout.

  • Governing Board Member at Grossmont Union High School District

    Served as a public member of the governing board of a large High School district in San Diego County, California.

  • Board Member at California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection

    Appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, applies public policy knowledge and experience as a state policy maker and regulator. Worked to develop the rules implementing new "defensible space" requirements to protect residents and businesses from future natural disasters.

  • Director at Americans for Tax Reform

    Served as a policy expert advancing measures to limit the taxation and regulation of the Internet and electronic commerce; promoted reform of campaign finance laws and transparency in government.

  • Director of Congressional Affiars at U.S. Term Limits

    Responsible for working with Congressional candidates and members of the House and Senate in advancing reforms including term limits, rotation of committee chairs, and greater transparency in Congress.

  • Vice Chairman at Republican Party of San Diego County

  • National Spokesman at Ted Cruz for President Headquarters

  • Nominee for Lt. Governor at California Republican Party (CRP)

  • Chairman at California Republican Party (CRP)

  • Chairman, RNC State Chairmen's Committee at Republican National Committee

  • Board Member at CAL FIRE

  • Vice Chairman at California Republican Party (CRP)

  • Trustee at Grossmont Union High School District

  • President, County Chairmen's Association at California Republican Party (CRP)

  • Chairman at Republican Party of San Diego County

Ron Nehring's Education:

  • State University of New York at Stony Brook

    B.A.
  • Stony Brook University

    Concentration: Political Science, Economics
  • American University

    Concentration: Government

Ron Nehring's Interests & Activities:

Leadership; governance; providing training and education to elected officials, staff and candidates around the world.