Jordan Gascon, Executive Director
Jordan is in charge of the overall management of the county party organization, incl. candidate training and recruitment, event management and sponsorship, and strategic initiatives.
Jordan is originally from Camarillo, CA and moved to San Diego to attend SDSU in 2005. He has a MA in Diplomacy from Norwich University and a BA in International Security and Conflict Resolution from SDSU. He currently serves on the board of the Latino American Political Association, the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County, Pine Valley Community Planning Group, and is the founder and President of the HOPS Foundation. Jordan began his work in politics by interning with Mayor Faulconer. Jordan’s previous work includes grassroots policy advocacy with Americans for Prosperity Foundation and campaign work in multiple states. As the Deputy Strategic Initiatives Director for the Colorado Republican Committee he helped to increase the Hispanic vote in both the Coffman for Congress and Gardner for US Senate in 2014. Post CO, he was deployed to Louisiana to help coordinate GOTV efforts in the Cassidy for US Senate runoff. Since returning to San Diego he has served as both the Precinct Operations Director and Political Director for the Republican Party of San Diego County as well as a board member of the Citizens' Law Enforcement Review Board for the County of San Diego.
Michael Palomba, Communications Director
Michael is originally from New York City but moved to San Diego in 2017 to attend San Diego State University. He is pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Political Science and is scheduled to graduate at the end of 2020. Michael realized he wanted to work in politics after moving to California and began interning for the Republican Party of San Diego County in September of 2019. After a year of interning, he was promoted to Deputy Communications Director. For the future, Michael would like to attend law school and eventually work in the United States Senate.
Savanna Witt, Political Coordinator
Savanna is responsible for getting Republicans elected via precinct operations, clubs and coalitions, communications, and finance.
Savanna was born and raised in San Diego. She is currently a Junior at the University of California, San Diego studying International Relations. Savanna has already earned an Associates in Political Science from Grossmont College. Savanna’s work in politics began by interning for the Republican Party of San Diego County as a Junior Political Coordinator, then worked her way up to Executive Jr. Political Coordinator where she worked extensively on membership, field operations, special event organization, and the RPSDC’s Instagram account before being promoted to staff Political Coordinator. Savanna also interned for Assembly candidate June Cutter and for the Lincoln Club of San Diego County.
Currently, Savanna is the Young Leader Ambassador for the Lincoln Club of San Diego County and a member of the Foothills Republican Women and San Diego Young Republicans. In the past, she has been UCSD College Republican’s External Vice Chair and the California Federation of College Republican’s San Diego Regional Vice Chair.
Fuelled by her love of country, coffee, and canines, Savanna aspires to continue her work in politics as a local, state, or federal level campaign manager or Republican Party staff member.