The Lincoln Club of the Coachella Valley was founded in 1994 through the efforts of Dick Oliphant, Senator Jim Brulte, and the Honorable Sonny Bono.
President Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States, is our Honorary Founding Chairman and he supported the Club’s activities in the valley when he and Mrs. Ford were residents of Rancho Mirage.
President Gerald R Ford
38th President of the United States
Honorary Founding Chairman
The first Lincoln Club was founded in Orange County in 1962 by a group of California Republican business people who came together and pooled their resources to support high-quality candidates in local, state, and national elections. This was in response to what they saw as a lack of quality candidates and the amount of money being wasted on elections with disappointing outcomes. Lincoln Clubs have been established throughout the state, committed to seeking out and supporting highly qualified candidates to run for political office.