Photo by The Georgetown Dish
Candidate Teri Galvez with hosts Michael and Susan Pillsbury
Candidate Teri Galvez with hosts Michael and Susan Pillsbury

Terri Galvez is running a serious race to be the Republican National Committeewoman from the District.  But that doesn’t mean her campaign can’t be fun.  And fun it was for her and the guests at a fundraising/meet-and-greet last week at the N Street home of Susan and Michael Pillsbury, of the Pillsbury Company.

Galvez with Miss DC 2011, Ashley Boalch, in front of a campaign likeness of the candidate (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Galvez with Miss DC 2011, Ashley Boalch, in front of a campaign likeness of the candidate

“I am the fun Republicans, not stodgy and uptight.” Galvez said emphatically as she posed with supporters in front of a large campaign poster of herself.  The event, full of good (conservative) conversation on national politics, especially for the weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference, certainly met her description.  The party was heavy with representatives of groups such as Hispanic- and African-American and young people, not usually identified as Republican, let alone conservative. 

Crystal Wright, who bills herself as a “Conservative Black Chick” on her business card, was a prime example. An editor, blogger and columnist, she was not shy in her criticism of her own Ward 4 councilmember, Muriel Bowser, for poor constituent services.  “Teri is a different face on the party – a great ambassador for the DC GOP, Wright said. “Teri is the future of Republicans in the District.  She shows that we’re “more than a bunch of old white guys.’

DC Young Republican Katie Todd, blogger and activist Crystal Wright and consultant Melissa Rohan (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) DC Young Republican Katie Todd, blogger and activist Crystal Wright and consultant Melissa Rohan

Young people were also ably represented by 23-year-old Ashley Boalch, Miss District of Columbia for 2011. She was spotted while working in Georgetown at L2 Lounge, the Cady’s Alley club owned by the Georgetown developer Anthony Lanier.  Galvez is Boalch’s “mentor and role model [giving her] the self confidence” she needs to be the entrepreneur she wants to be. 

Other Hispanic political players at the party were Manuel Rosales, head of the D.C. office of The Latin Coalition, and Sylvia Guzman, founder of Amigos de Patriots, a non-profit conservative action group.

Martin Morad, a Republican N Street neighbor, Betsy Werronen, outgoing Republican National Committeewoman, and Eric Rojo, former council candidate (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Martin Morad, a Republican N Street neighbor, Betsy Werronen, outgoing Republican National Committeewoman, and Eric Rojo, former council candidate

Sylvia Guzman of Amigos de Patriots, Manuel Rosales, head of the DC office of The Latin Coalition, and Mary Beatty, at-large DC council candidate. (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Sylvia Guzman of Amigos de Patriots, Manuel Rosales, head of the DC office of The Latin Coalition, and Mary Beatty, at-large DC council candidate.

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Anonymous

Looks like a "fun" time - better than One City over the weekend. How do you get invited to events like this? To be a fly on the wall...

BTW, Wright hit the nail on the head with Bowser. All fluff, no stuff.

Teri supporter

Go to Teri's website TeriGalvez.com ot Teri@Teri Galvez.com and tell her you want info on events. There is another fun event planned in 2-3 weeks.

Anonymous

Nice article, but there was no connection to the Pillsbury Company!!

Also there

I was scooped up from a CPAC event and invited to tag along. Everyone I met was quite genuine and gracious folk. I am a very grassroots activist and I tell you most there expressed much interest in and deep concern about the direction of our country. Teri is a jewel w/o comparison. America would be blessed to have her as our Republican National Committeewoman. And we could stand a few more blessings of this nature.