Who are the
OC Young Republicans?

The Orange County Young Republicans (OCYR) is an organization consisting of young professionals and political activists who are committed to a common sense approach to politics. We believe in the Republicans ideals of lower taxation, limited government, personal freedom and personal responsibility. OCYR promotes and supports the Republican Party by endorsing candidates, increasing Republican voter registration, participating in Get-Out-The-Vote efforts and encouraging our party’s youth to take a strong leadership role.

OCYR is a great place to meet other like minded conservatives and to directly affect elections in your community. We are always looking for new members and would love to see you at our next event!

OCYR Elected Officers

OCYR members elected by general membership to serve for one year.

Current Officers

Andrew Di Giovanna, President

Julian de la O, Vice President

Elizabeth Voltz, Secretary

Kevin Wen, Treasurer

Kristen Valle, Finance Director

Joe Peña, Communications Director

Chris Nguyen, Political Director

Tim Tizon, Membership Director

Kathy Huynh, Social Chair

Thor Johnson, Stakeholder Engagement Director

Robert Petrosyan, External Affairs Director

Austin Edsell, Immediate Past President

2023 Officers

Austin Edsell, President

Andrew Di Giovanna, Vice President

Kevin Wen, Secretary

Reid Andrew, Treasurer

Raf Batista, Finance Director

Joe Peña, Communications Director

Chris Nguyen, Political Director

Christiaan Westerkamp, Membership Director

Julian de la O, Volunteer Director

Kristen Valle, Social Chair

Deepak Sahni, Outreach Director

Robert Petrosyan, Immediate Past President

2022 Officers

Robert Petrosyan, President

Austin Edsell, Vice President

Kevin Wen, Secretary

Reid Andrew, Treasurer

Chris Nguyen, Political Director

Raf Batista, Finance Director

Joe Peña, Communications Director

Kristen Valle, Membership Director

Deepak Sahni, Social Chair

Christiaan Westerkamp, Volunteer Director

Andrew DiGiovanna, Outreach Director

Karissa Willette-DiStefano, Immediate Past President

2021 Officers

Karissa Willette, President

Robert Petrosyan, Vice President

Reid Andrew, Treasurer

Austin Edsell, Secretary

Chris Nguyen, Political Director

Bethany Guajardo, Communications Director

Aly Silver, Membership Director

Maribel Marroquin, Finance Director

Kevin Wen, Social Chair

Deepak Sahni, Social Chair Deputy

Taylor Strand, Volunteer Chair

Austin Mejia, Volunteer Chair Deputy

Lauren Strand, Social Media Director

Past Presidents

Austin Edsell, 2023

Robert Petrosyan, 2022

Karissa Willette, 2020-2021

Amanda Hughes, 2019

Katie Pringle, 2018

Chris Nguyen, 2017

Nat Serslev, 2016

Sam Hahn, 2015

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