We are a fast-growing group of Conservatives and Libertarians who have joined together to advance the cause of Conservatism across the Coachella Valley. We are highly focused on local candidates at all levels: School board members, water district members, city council members, county supervisors, judges, state representatives and senators, and federal representatives. Additionally, we
look forward to creating and/or sponsoring local events and fundraisers that will help citizens of our wonderful Coachella Valley – including children – to understand the patriotic nature of our cause.
A natural leader, Tom is a real estate broker with over four decades of success. He has served as President of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce, and Rancho Santana HOA, as well as a Director of the Morgan Hill Planning Commission, and on many other boards.
Raised by America-loving Sicilian parents, Tom is a lifelong conservative. He spent two years in the Peace Corps and served in Panama, where he was arrested and personally interrogated by Manuel Noriega for speaking out against the regime’s murderous injustices. In Northern California, he also met with Gavin Newsom, and told him, “If you can’t dazzle 'em with brilliance, you baffle 'em with BS."
His favorite quote: “NEVER! NEVER! NEVER GIVE UP!” -- Sir Winston Churchill
A native of San Francisco, Kathryn and her husband built a 20 acre horse farm in Sonoma County. In the process of getting permits for every single fence, and seeing her tax money wasted on everything but road repair, she saw local Democrats at their worst and quickly became a conservative.
She moved to La Quinta in 2018, and has served as a Director, Vice President, and President of the Rancho Santana HOA.
Her favorite quote: "Socialism only works till you run out of other people's money. " -- Margaret Thatcher
A native of California, and a 15-year resident of Indio, Celeste and her husband Jeff are a blended family with two college children, and three children in public schools here at DSUSD.
Celeste advocates for children who are being wronged by the public school system, not only the Coachella Valley, but throughout the state. She speaks at numerous events, and is active in her Indio community, demanding change when it comes to public schools, safety in the community, and constantly holding leaders accountable.
She is determined to bring back normalcy and back to basics in education as she fights to rid of harmful curriculum such as CRT and Sex-Ed in the classrooms. Celeste also brings a strong voice to the table when it comes to funding the police.
She believes that it’s grassroots organizations that will keep America great.
“It is important to remember that amateurs built the Ark, and it was the professionals that built the Titanic”- Ben Carson
A resident of La Quinta, Mike joined our group at their second meeting, and has been a highly active member ever since. He makes frequent educational and entertaining contributions to our Facebook page, and can be seen at many local events and rallies.
A retired law enforcement officer with 24 years on the job, Mike served with a small city and a large county agency. He's been a conservative all his adult life.
His favorite quote: "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” -- Benjamin Franklin
Jack has been a strong advocate and supporter for conservative causes for decades, and a founding member of CVC.
When we had fewer than two dozen members, Jack and his wife Linda graciously hosted our meetings at their home.
Jack became a Libertarian in the early 90s when he saw the Republican Party lose sight of what he felt were the important issues, and lose the election to Bill Clinton. He believes that conservatives must be careful not to repeat their mistakes of the 90s or they risk losing the elections in 2024.
In his professional career, Jack served in a number of executive roles with Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) for 32 years, retiring in 1997. Before ARCO, he worked for the Philadelphia School District, the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.
Jack has always been active in the community. He has been a board member of many organizations, including the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency, Long Beach Symphony, and the School of Business Administration, Cal State University, Long Beach.
Favorite quote: “”Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping, and unintelligent.” - H.L. Mencken