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House Speaker Mike Johnson Headed to Fresno on April 4
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 4 weeks ago on
March 27, 2024

House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana visits Fresno next week for a GOP fundraiser. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)

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Speaker Mike Johnson will visit Fresno for a Thursday, April 4 fundraiser.

“Come and hear from the Speaker of the House Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) on his priorities for 2024,” the flyer reads.

Richard F. Spencer and his wife, Karen Spencer, are hosting the event, believed to be at their business — Harris Construction, sources tell GV Wire.

The “get in the door” price is $1,000 to attend the brunch starting at 10 a.m. The “chair” and “co-chair” prices are $6,600 and $3,300, respectively. Those designations include a reception at 9:30 a.m.

Proceeds are for the Grow the Majority CA, a fundraising committee benefitting California’s GOP delegation. Central Valley representatives John Duarte, R-Modesto, and David Valadao, R-Hanford, are included.

Johnson succeeded Bakersfield Republican Kevin McCarthy as Speaker last year.

Flyer for Speaker Mike Johnson headed to Fresno on April 4.

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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