Corrin Rankin is a conservative thought leader and President of the Legacy Republican Alliance. A native of Redwood City, California, Corrin served as chairwoman of the California Bail Agents Association for two years and as a member of CBAA in various capacities for over 15 years. A former business owner, Rankin served as the statewide director for African-American’s for Trump in 2016 and as a national media surrogate, delegate and deputy whip to the Republican National Committee in Cleveland. She formed the Legacy Republican Alliance to foster Black conservative leadership and to provide the Black Community with a means to meaningfully impact their government and the political landscape.
Janae Grant is a native of Pasadena, California who is known for her advocacy for at-risk youth and work within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on adult re-entry programs that focus on education, transitional housing and substance use disorders. Prior to her work at CDCR, Janae served as a case manager for the Greater Sacramento Boys and Girls Club, where she developed individual case plans for juvenile offenders on probation. Janae has experience providing outreach plans to local campaigns for public office and has volunteered as a member of the California Republican Party press team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix.
Jaivon Grant is a political commentator, communications specialist, and former columnist for the Los Angeles Wave Newspaper and OurWeekly Newspaper, two of the largest black-owned newspapers in Los Angeles. His columns have covered topics including the California state budget, national politics, and issues impacting the Black community. Jaivon has also served as a digital strategist on several local campaigns for public office and has partnered with former State Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff on several higher education-based campaigns. He is a graduate of California State University Long Beach with a degree in communication studies and is a two time recipient of the prestigious Lorraine Hansberry Aspiring Journalist Award for Best News Story.
Taylor Brown is an up-and-coming conservative political thought leader and campaign operative who is interested in tax, education, and workforce development policy. Currently, she works as an account executive at political consulting firm Meridian Pacific Inc., where she focuses on coalition development and grassroots organizing for statewide ballot measures. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in political science/public service from the University of California, Riverside, where she was a recipient of the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year award as an accomplished Division I sprinter. Upon graduating from university, Taylor spent nine months in the City of Los Angeles as a member of the highly competitive and selective Coro Fellowship Program in Public Affairs, which prepares diverse groups of individuals to deal creatively and effectively with the challenges of democratic governance.
REVEREND DWIGHT WILLIAMS
Reverend Dwight Williams is an established religious leader and activist who is deeply involved in the Stockton community. Williams has served as local pastor for more than 30 years and for 10 years as president of the New Genesis Housing Development Corporation, a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to community development and improving lives. Currently, Williams serves as a member of the San Joaquin County Commission on Aging and as chairman of the San Joaquin County Republican Party. Williams also has experience as a search engine optimization and business consultant. As a Legacy Republican Alliance member, Reverend Williams seeks to implement policies at the local, state and federal levels that improve the economy, reduce homelessness, and increase religious freedom.
Jonathan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University with distinguished honors in 2011. He went on to graduate from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2016. As a law student, Jonathan not only clerked for Fried & Williams LLP, but for Wells Fargo’s Legal Group, working on issues pertaining to estate planning, residential and commercial real estate transactions, and financial services. Prior to his legal career, Jonathan worked as a professional policy staffer for the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services, from 2011-2013. As staff, Jonathan managed policy portfolios on housing and oversight issues for the Committee Chairman, and conducted strategy to facilitate the passage of housing reform legislation in the 112th Congress. From 2009 – 2011, Jonathan worked as a congressional intern for several offices in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including Congressman Donald Manzullo. Beyond this, Jonathan regularly contributes opinion columns in newspapers circulated throughout the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Mateo Daily Journal.
Michael L. Kennedy’s diverse background includes both public and private sector employment; eight years of employment as a peace officer for the California Youth Authority; corporate ownership of a retail store chain and manufacturer of several nationally known products. In 2001, he founded Child Support Liberation, Inc., a powerful father’s rights paralegal firm dedicated to assisting fathers achieve legal equality through the courts concerning issues of child custody, visitation, and paternity. Michael’s possesses a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Riverside, and a juris doctor degree from Newport University College of Law. His experiences have helped shape his view of justice and uniquely qualifies him to provide strong and effective policy insights to the Legacy Republican Alliance in the areas of family law, criminal defense, probate, and state and federal appeals.
Born and raised in Chicago’s Southside, Ken White is a conservative radio talk show host, veteran of the United States Air Force and former California peace officer. He’s a longtime business owner who has been recognized by the California Employment Development Department as has having one of the largest minority-owned businesses within the state of California. As a political commentator, he has appeared on IHEART Radio, KMET and ABC on the Lou Desmond and Company show for many years. He now hosts his own radio show, the South Side Unicorn Show” on IHEART radio, and is an avid supporter of conservatives running for political office, especially those who come from communities of color.