What is Practically Republican?
The goal of Practically Republican is to engage, organize and motivate GOP supporters that are fact and issue-oriented; to invite conversation, respect differences of opinion, believe in compromise and put sound policy before partisanship. Right now, we may be the Silent Minority, but we can’t expect Republican leaders to move closer to actions that will best serve the country, unless we make our voices heard in Washington.
Who is Dave Spencer?
Dave’s journey towards practical politics was shaped by his background and a critical turning point in his life. Born in New York as a member of the Rockefeller family, he grew up around a culture of political interest and involvement and being part of a family that is one of the pillars of philanthropic giving in America.
But a devastating car accident at age 19 cost Dave a leg and the use of an arm. This life-changing injury required a physical, mental and emotional adjustment to deal with the realities of his disability, while also leading him to pursue a positive, pragmatic approach to seeing the world.
As part of his healing journey, Dave began sharing his experiences with others as a volunteer motivational speaker for amputees and trauma victims at medical facilities throughout the Bay Area. He broadened that outreach during six years of work for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, with a focus on children and community service.
Working with young people inspired Dave to found BayKids, a nonprofit organization that serves children through self-empowerment programs. After earning an MBA at Stanford, he created a wellness center in San Francisco located in The Presidio National Park.
Dave’s passion for politics led him to become a member of the Executive Committee of the California Republican Party. He currently resides in Hillsborough, CA.