Log Cabin Opens Its First Ever California Office and Hires Western Field Director

California Based Office to Support Governor Schwarzenegger's Vision for an Inclusive GOP

January 25, 2005 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

(Washington, DC) – As part of a commitment to grassroots work at the state and local level, Log Cabin Republicans announce the opening of its first-ever California office and the hiring of a Western Field Director. "We have an unprecedented opportunity to work closely with Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger whose inclusive vision represents the GOP's future. The California office will work to build a more inclusive GOP and advance issues of fairness and freedom for gay and lesbian Americans," said Log Cabin Republicans President Patrick Guerriero.

Log Cabin announces the hiring of dedicated GOP activist and long-time Log Cabin leader Jeff Bissiri as the organization's Western Field Director and the head of the California office. "California will be at the forefront of the fight for the Republican Party's future and the fight for basic fairness for gay and lesbian families. In the coming months, Californians will begin an important debate about how to strengthen gay and lesbian families. Log Cabin looks forward to playing a critical role in this debate," said Bissiri

Bissiri has a long history working within the Republican Party and the gay and lesbian community. Bissiri is a past President of Log Cabin – Los Angeles, Chairman of the Log Cabin – California Board of Directors, a former Republican candidate for the California Assembly, an alternate Delegate to the 2000 Republican National Convention, a delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention, and a member of the California Republican Party State Central Committee.

Log Cabin has experienced tremendous growth across America; especially in California. The California office will work to strengthen our grassroots chapters across the Western United States, including eight chapters in the Golden State. "Log Cabin looks forward to working with the California GOP to build a strong inclusive majority party. Log Cabin also looks forward to working with other inclusive groups, including Equality California, on issues of basic fairness for gay and lesbian families," concluded Bissiri.