Chad Mayes Makes the Obvious Official: “I am Not a Republican” Finally Honest

For years Chad Mayes has been yelling that conservatives are not good Republicans.  His voting for higher taxes and more government showed to those willing to see that Mayes was no longer a Republican.  Back in March he said that if Donald Trump was going to be re-nominated for President as a Republican, he, Chad Mayes would leave the Party.  Guess he now knows that Trump will not only be re-nominated but will also win in November.

Chad Mayes Makes the Obvious Official: “I am Not a Republican” Finally Honest

Stephen Frank, Editorial for the California Political News and Views  12/6/19  

He has been a major supporter of the California Republican Party policy of not registering voters.  Since March, 2013 the Party has not done any registration  Now the Party is barely at 23%–while the Democrats continue every day with organized registration programs.  Our ability to win legislative seats and Statewide office have been severely damaged by Chad Mayes and those that stopped the California Republican Party from registering voters.  We knew this would be destructive.  The results of the 2018 elections proved how bad—and the winner were the Democrats and those who wanted to collapse the Party.

As Minority Leader he got six other GOP’ers to support the disastrous—with billions of tax dollars from it going to the choo choo to nowhere.

On October 22 he sent an email to the CRP Board of Directors asking for an endorsement.  Lead by the Chair and Vice Chair of the CRP, he received the endorsement—with several Board members voting NO.

Now the kicker.  Why did he just six weeks later, the day before filing for office closes did he leave the GOP?  Why?  Because by doing so the day before filing closes it would be impossible for the Republicans to file a quality candidate in one day. Another Republican Assembly seat lost—and the November election is still eleven months away.

He changed his registration on this date for the purpose of harming the Republican Party.  We all knew this was coming, yet some still wanted to put him in a position to harm the Party.  Will they have the humility of apologizing, knowing they had been told—by Chad Mayes himself in March of 2019, that he was going to do this.  He has endorsed candidates for CRP office and public office based on them reflecting HIS values.  So his minions and supporters are still taking leadership of the Party.

Last night at 6:01 I received the following email from the CAGOP.  The most interesting line was not the message, but the slogan at the bottom:

Stand Against Lying Politicians

In English class this would be called “ironic”.

For those still in the Party, the time has come for an evaluation of Party policy and direction.  We need to support our County committees, not take away support for them.   The time for active Republicans to take leadership in the Republican Party in California, from local communities to the State, is now.  We can win by running on values and principles—forget the Mayes power plays and his supporters.


Assemblymember Chad Mayes (AD-42) has left the Republican Party to run as a No Party Preference candidate.

Rather than standing and fighting, Chad Mayes has chosen to retreat. This is after he begged the California Republican Party for our endorsement. We guess he’s tired of winning.

The California Republican Board of Directors unanimously rescinded their endorsement of Mays. 

Chad Mayes has let the Republican Party down just as he has let down the voters of California.”

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.


  1. Another Turn Coat! The latest version of Arnold.

    Why not the day he did this was he not denounced by the CAGOP for what he is?

    Then again where are the people who state they want rational economics and smaller government when it comes to action? They write articles, but where are they when city council’, Board of Supervisors, and special districts meet? They are they ghosts

    People if you do not take the one or two days out of a quarter (that is approximately 1/2 a day out of 90 days to tell officials they are wrong then you own Mayes Turn Coats.

    Hide in the corners and you get what you have today.

  2. John Steele says

    This donkey’s rear end has always been a RINO and now we know.. He’s a lousy low life demoRat.. good riddance
    The question was.. WHY did the CA GOP endorse this jerk. That alone should tell you whats wrong with the CA GOP.. Spinless.

  3. Dr. Trent Saxton says

    If I should ever have the chance to meet this guy…he will not see it….. and I live in the same state…

  4. Chad Mayes has never been anyone other than who he is. The first time I met him was disturbing. He was such a shallow phony and pompous jack ass. He boasted that his dad was a pastor and that he himself was some kind of a big shot at his church. I had heard of these kind of people, Mayes was the first that so pathetic that I expected Alan Fundt to pop out behind the sofa in Janice Rutherford’s office where I met him and proclaim, “Smile-Your On Candid Camera”.

    When Mayes went nuts by banging another married Assembly person, dumped his wife and family – I thought that would be the end of his story as a Republican. Not so much. When I saw that the San Bernardino County Republican Party and the CRP endorsed him for 2020, that is when I gave up the idea of being able to contribute and engage in any Republican effort in California.
    They are so far away from any and all conservative ideals. Republican Party has disintegrated and is unrecognizable.

    Let us not forget those responsible for Chad Mayes – Paul Cook, Janice Rutherford and Janice Leja – all three of them provided the seed and fertilizer for him to thrive in and looked the other way and continued to foolishly support Mr. Mayes, long after he went off the reservation.

  5. Brad Anderson - Rancho Mirage, CA says

    Very Disappointing! People committed their faith to Mr. Mayes on his statements and his honor – if he wants to work for other parties – he “needs” to wait and fulfill his prior commitments.

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