WRLA Executive Board


Robert Pedersen, FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN,  

 Active in field coodination for McCain/Victory 2008 working with both GOP tables and College Republican groups,he was most recently a McCain Alternate to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.  He has been active in Republican orgnizations and campaigns for 30 years, is both a former College Republican President, and member of the College Republican State Board. His work on campaigns have incluced volunteer coordination, media relations, campaign strategy, and field coodination.   A former financial analyst (MBA,USC) and Industrial Equipment Buyer, he is currently in property manangement.  He has a B.A.in history and political science from Asbury College. He has traveled widely for research and has written extensively on Central Europe’s transistion from Commuism.    In addition Rob Pedersen is the immediate past-Chair – District # 4 (Westside Los Angeles)- Republican Party of Los Angeles County (RPLAC). He currently serves as Chairman of RPLAC’S Idependent Clubs committee. Rob is a California Republican Party delegate.and serves on his local Republican Assembly District Committee.

Maureen Johnson, Vice-Chairman  – Elections & Campaigns
Maureen has  been a “star player,” active  in GOP Westside grassroots politics since the Nixon campaign.   Most recently she ran the Westside Republican/ Huey North Office for the special 36th congressional election. In 2010, Maureen ran the Victory 2008 Westside office which was based in Culver City. She is a CRP delegate, Republican Women’s Federation Member,  past RPLAC county Co-Chairman, and has recently accepted the position of RPLAC Volunteer Chair.
(She is pictured with WR Chairman Rob Pedersen)
Michael Fell, 2rd Vice-Chairman &  Westwood Tea-Party Event Chair.

Michael is an elected member of the 47th Assembly District Republican Board. 

Susan Silver, 3rd Vice-Chairman and Neighborhood Outreach Co-Chair.

 Susan is  professional organizer by trade and a community organizer by avocation, Susan Silver is a concerned conservative who recently jumped into grassroots politics to work hard for GOP candidates running for U.S. Senate and Congress. She’s delighted to use her organization skills to increase the number of Westside Republicans and the expansion of our conservative values. 

 Membership Secretary

Don Silver, Neighborhood Outreach Committee Co-chair.     

 Don Silver is a personal finance and technical writer and the author of 13 books. He has been very involved in Congressional campaigns in a wide variety of roles including writing ads, walking precincts and making get-out-the-vote calls. He is concerned about the direction our country is taking and is determined to do something about it by being the Neighborhood Outreach Co-chair for Westside Republicans.  

 ========================================================================BELOW: Daphne Turban (former Membership Secretary, Robert Pedersen, Chairman, & Elsie Cooper, then Co-Chair (L to R) greet guest speakers Larry Greenfield (center, left) and David Justman (far right)



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