George (Duf) Sundheim of Palo Alto, recently elected chair of the California Republican Party, speaks March 12 in Los Altos Hills. His subject: "Status of the California Republican Party: Strategies for Winning in 2004."
The event is sponsored by the South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the home of Bob Fenwick, 28011 Elena Road, Los Altos Hills. The meeting includes a brief annual membership meeting to elect the SPARC board of directors. Non-members of SPARC may attend. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Reservations should be made by calling 650-917-9125
Sundheim, who was widely endorsed for the chairmanship of the statewide party by grass-root members as well as key party leaders, had the support of the California Congressional delegation as well.
He is chairman of the Lincoln Club of Northern California that is dedicated to recruiting and strengthening Republican candidates for local office. The club supported candidates in 40 school board races in 2002, with a 75 percent winning percentage.
Sundheim graduated with honors and distinction in economics from Stanford University, where he lettered 1973-74 in football as a strong safety under defensive backs coach George Siefert. He received his law degree from Northwestern University Law School.
He is now with the Palo Alto firm of Doty, Sundheim & Gilmore which specializes in strategic planning and mergers, acquisitions and technology license agreements. He is past president of the Palo Alto Bar Association and recipient of the State Bar Pro Bono Award.
Sundheim is an appointee to the California Bipartisan Internet Political Practices Commission and the emerging technologies working group of the Legislature's Master Education Plan Committee.