By Gail Weiss
This month, the MCGOP Red, White & Blue Free Speech Forum is featuring Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, as our guest speaker. The upcoming event will be held at The Barking Dog in Bethesda (4723 Elm St) on Wednesday, November 15th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to provide ample time to order food and drinks and the speaker will begin at 7:30 p.m.
By Ann Guthrie Hingston
Second Vice Chairman, MCGOP
Just a year ago, a handful of people living near the Potomac River in southwestern Montgomery County came together to discuss the increased number of planes flying overhead, causing incessant jet engine noise and air pollution. There had always been some noise from flights over the Potomac, but now the noise was louder and occurring every 3 minutes, beginning early in the morning and extending well into the night. Without notice, the Federal Aviation Administration had changed its flight paths for Ronald Reagan National Airport.
By Dwight Patel
First Vice Chairman, MCGOP
We all have a lot of fun on social media. Who doesn’t enjoy poking liberal friends with facts, and constantly putting them on the defensive? Of course, that’s fine if you aren’t running for office or planning to run for office. And while it’s important to concentrate on the mechanics of establishing a presence on social media, let’s talk about the not-so-pleasant downside of some of your past posts.
By Richard (Dick) Jurgena
As Chairman, I am so proud of the accomplishments of our Central Committee over the past 10 months. While we have a long way to go to accomplish our goals of reelecting Governor Larry Hogan to a second term, electing at least two Montgomery County Republicans to the State Assembly, electing a county Republican to Congress, and electing Republicans to the County Council and Executive, I believe we have made substantial progress and are in better standing than we have been in years.
By Dwight Patel
It’s October – the leaves are changing colors, and hopefully the weather will get cooler soon. You are 75 days away from Christmas; 82 days away from January 1, 2018, and 391 days from Election Day (Pls note: I’m writing this on October 11, 2017). So, what does this mean? First, you only have 74 shopping days left until Christmas. But more importantly, you have 82 days until January 1, 2018, the first day of another exciting election year.
By Patricia Fenati, LD 14 Chairman
District 14 makes up the entire east side of Montgomery County. It extends from the Frederick County line in the Northeastern part of the county along the Patuxent River which is on the Montgomery County - Howard County line to the Prince George’s County line in the Southeastern part of the county.
By Robyn Sachs
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an editorial written by Robyn Sachs, who is the President and CEO of RMR & Associates, Inc. She was invited to the White House to attend the ‘Cut the Red Tape’ event, which was closed to the press.
President Donald Trump invited me and other businesses leaders to attend a session last week on the dangers of over-regulation and the damages that a clunky, convoluted system brings to small businesses across the country.
By Ann Guthrie Hingston
You are invited to meet Governor Larry Hogan in Rockville on November 2 at a reception at the Woodmont Country Club. Tickets are available online at www.mdgop.org/moco17. He looks forward to chatting with you and listening to your concerns. The evening will help the Montgomery County Republican Party build our grassroots team to re-elect the governor and Republicans in our county.
By Hessie Harris
A number of schools have become indoctrination centers instead of centers of learning “Kindergarten girl afraid she would turn into a boy after transgender lesson, mom says,” Web, Aug. 29). Variously, homosexual and transgender ideology or Islam is being pressed on children without parents being aware it is being done, or else it is revealed to parents well after the fact.
BY DWIGHT PATEL
Let’s do a Brief Review
So, it is now September 2017, you have likely gone through the process of do I run or not, possibly got your donor list together ready to go. You have your domain, Facebook, Twitter Handle secured, IF NOT SHAME ON YOU GO DO IT NOW, (STOP READING AND GET THAT DONE FIRST, THIS ARTICLE ISN’T GOING ANYWHERE). You should be working on getting a speaker for your campaign kick-off or first fundraising event. At the end of this column I will have a check list for you to do between now and the filing deadline.