Deborah Wilder is a Democrat. Even if you could convict her of being a Republican, she is far to the left of the Northern California Region she represents. Aided and abetted by Doug LaMalfa, David Reade, Jim Nielsen and James Gallagher – she was elected to the CAGOP Platform Committee in Assembly District One.
Deborah Wilder voted to rip the pro-life plank from the CAGOP Platform amongst other things while on the platform committee.
Deborah Wilder aggressively argued to the point of being boorish and abusive in the CAGOP Board meeting against censuring Chad Mayes over the Cap and Trade disaster.
Wilder has also talked loudly, agressively and boorishly (which is her style) about de-chartering the California Republican Assembly. The CRA is the oldest Conservative Group in the California GOP.
Deborah Wilder also opposes dealing with Lincoln Project founder Mike Madrid who has been on a rampage to defeat Republicans at all levels of government. In her own words (taken from an email forwarded to me):
As to the Joe Biden thing- Here is the real story on that issue. A delegate named Mike Madrid worked on the Liberty project to endorse Biden. Our Bylaws say that if a delegate endorses the other candidate they can be removed as a delegate. This was brought to the board and we have been working through that process. It is not just a vote of the board. It requires notice to the delegate, a hearing, etc.. There were not going to be any delegate votes before the election. The board members could have spend many hours going through the process to oust this delegate or spend their time electing Republicans. We chose to focus on electing Republicans. We will likely vote to oust the delegate at our meeting in January and will ban him from returning to the party as a delegate. Mike Garcia won his congressional seat by less than 500 votes- As a board, should we have have spent hours going through this procedural process and lost the Mike Garcia seat? I say no. Mike Madrid will be ousted as a delegate, but spending our time doing that when we had critical republican races to win was counterproductive.
Wilder lied. Her rationale even if what she wrote was true is equally as absurd as she sat idly by while the CAGOP Board ignored Mike Garcia in the Primary – despite Garcia having 100% of the underlying county endorsements. In the process of writing this groosly deceptive email (see also lie) – she did set fire to Jessica Patterson by indicating, “there were not going to be any delegate votes before the election.” This 100% validates Steve Frank’s assertion that Jessica Patterson was protecting Mike Madrid. BTW – it does not take hours to oust a delegate, and the CAGOP Board has not been working through that process as they have done nothing and there has never been a discussion of it. You’d think a trial lawyer like Wilder would know better than to lie.
I sent Wilder’s email to the delegate that filed a couple of the complaints (against Mike Madrid and Luis Alvarado):
According to the email that I received from CRP Interim Director Sarah Nelson regarding the status of my complaint, “Notification letters of your complaint were sent to Michael Madrid and Luis Alvarado on July 31, 2020. No formal response was received within 30 days from the accused delegates.” Madrid and Alvarado had the opportunity to respond but chose to provide “no formal response”. The complaints were well- documented and provided sufficient evidence for a hearing to reach a quick determination. A hearing would have only required the time and talent of a few members who were committed to protecting our Grand Old Party from a fifth column effort within our own state central committee. Deborah Wilder’s assertion that a hearing would have required a significant commitment of party resources is a farce. Any party officer who is unwilling to defend our party is unworthy to be a party officer.
Update from the 1-11-2021 CRP Board Meeting: “Deborah Wilder asked about the status of the complaints against Luis Alvarado and Mike Madrid. I believe Jonathan Madison is doing the investigation. Not sure when it will be done. They are trying to follow the bylaws. Alvarado and Madrid have not replied.”
Deborah Wilder Ran for AD-21 in 2000. Ran for CA-12 in 1994. Both times, her delegates and support came from the left of the party.