Among the unconventional list of speakers that the Republican National Convention announced on Thursday was Natalie Gulbis, the professional golfer who was born and raised in the Sacramento area, and Kimberlin Brown, The Young and The Restless actress born in Hayward.
The list included a relatively small number of Republican elected officials, many of Donald Trump’s family members and a handful of celebrities
Besides Gulbis, who appeared on Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2009, other speakers with California ties include Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, Anthony Sabato Jr., the General Hospital actor and model and Tom Barrack, the real estate investor.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, of Bakersfield, will also address the convention, which runs next week in Cleveland.
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“Donald Trump is an unconventional candidate and there are unconventional people who will take the stage next week – people who haven’t been part of the political process,” the Republican National Convention said in a prepared statement.
Gulbis was born in Sacramento and graduated from Granite Bay High School. She joined the tour in 2002 and won the Evian Masters in 2007. Besides the appearance on Trump’s show, Gulbis had a four-part reality series that aired on The Golf Channel in 2005.