Reform Party of California
|Reform Party of California|
|Ideology||Populism, centrism, conservatism|
|National affiliation||Reform Party of the United States of America|
|Politics of the United States
The Reform Party of California is the state of California's affiliate of the Reform Party of the United States of America. It held its first state-wide conference at the Los Angeles Convention center on June 1–2, 1996, where about 1,000 members gathered to hear 1992 presidential candidate Ross Perot and potential Reform Party candidate Richard Lamm, among others.
In California gubernatorial recall election of 2003, the Reform Party of California put party chairman and former congressional candidate Jeff Rainforth on the ballot, making him one of 135 candidates. At the time, he stated: "Our message, which has been the same for the last 10 years, is fiscal responsibility and political accountability. We're primarily interested in the financial well-being of the United States and keeping American jobs in the U.S."  Rainforth received 435 votes.
The California party is the Reform Party affiliate, with 17,937 registered members as of October 22, 2012.
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- "Candidate Close-ups". Los Angeles Times. 2003-09-28. pp. Metro.4. ISSN 0458-3035.
- "GOVERNOR: Statewide Summary" (PDF). California Secretary of State. 2004-03-11. Retrieved 2008-07-09.
- http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ror/ror-pages/15day-general-12/nonqual1.pdf Official Voter Registration Statistics - CA Secretary of State website] (updated October 2012)