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Paula Whitsell, Chairwoman

Paula Whitsell is a small business owner in Southbay.  She lived and worked in Brazil for 17 years before returning to the San Diego area in 1989 with her family.  She currently owns a small business in the Southbay area since 2004.  She has been active in with the Chula Vista Bonita Republican Women as well as the San Diego County Republican Women since 2009.  She has been the Communications Chair for the Republican Party of San Diego editing and writing for the monthly newsletter since November, 2014.  Having seen socialism in action while in Brazil, she is an activist voice for Republican values.

Dustin Trotter, 1st Vice Chair

Dustin Trotter is a business owner who built his company from the ground up through hard work and dedication. Dustin has an extensive community advocate and volunteer record. He is an active member of the Santee Santa’s program, Santee Food bank, Guardian Angels Church, Santee Parks and Recreation Committee (SPARC), and an appointed member of the Community Oriented Policing Committee (COMPOC). 


Andrew Skale, 2nd Vice Chair

Bio coming soon.


Elizabeth Spillane, Treasurer

Elizabeth Spillane has an extensive background in political campaigns, fundraising, and grassroots organizing, including a cycle as Finance Director of the Republican Party of San Diego County. She has also worked as a property rights advocate for clients throughout California and currently serves as Chief of Staff to San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey. Elizabeth graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of San Francisco, where she chaired a small-but-mighty College Republican chapter. In her spare time, Elizabeth is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for children in foster care. She lives in East Village with her husband, Kevin.

Tamara Rodriguez, Secretary

Bio coming soon.

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