2019 Tehama County Republican
Red, White & Blue Dinner
The Second Amendment
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
RED BLUFF – Celebrating the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution was the theme of this year’s Tehama County Republican Red, White, and Blue Dinner, Saturday, April 13 at the Red Bluff Veteran’s Memorial Building.
Honored as the 2018 Republican of the Year was Diane Braden of Red Bluff. She is the wife of Robert Braden and is currently the president of the Tehama County Republican Women Federated. She is the mother of four sons and has a professional background in education.
This year’s guest speakers were Daniel Reid, Western Regional Director for the National Rifle Association and Sam Parades, executive director of California Gun Owners. Both are strong champions for gun owners’ rights and responsible ownership.
Reid is the Western Regional Director with the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. During his time with the Association, he has focused on state-level legislative and political efforts in the West. Paredes has been with Gun Owners of California for over 35 years, currently serving as Executive Director, a position he has held since 1998. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Gun Owners of America and Treasurer of Gun Owners Foundation.
National, state and county leaders who attended included: Congressman Doug LaMalfa, State Senator Jim Nielsen, and State Assemblyman James Gallagher, Tehama County Supervisors Bob Williams and Dennis Garton and Tehama County District Attorney Matt Rogers and Superior Court Judge Todd Bottke.
The evening opened with the Tehama County Young Marines providing a color guard and Linda Davis of Corning performing the National Anthem. Later in the evening father and son, Jeff and Jeff Mandolfo received a standing ovation for their rendition of Lee Greenwood’s “I’m Proud to be and American.”
Abigail Fierce, daughter of James and Laura Fierce of Corning and currently a student at University of California was also introduced as one of last year’s Tehama County Republican Scholarship honorees. She thanked the committee and spoke about the importance of community service. Daniel Crispino, of Red Bluff, who also was awarded the scholarship, was unable to attend.
A silent auction for a wide assortment of prizes will also be held to support the Tehama County Republicans annual High School Scholarship and the work of the committee.