Elephants in Ocean City
This weekend the Maryland Republican Party held its Spring Convention in Ocean City, and what an event it was! Our beloved Governor Hogan delivered a terrific keynote address outlining our accomplishments during the just completed legislative session. Governor Hogan reminded us all about how our hard work led to his resounding victory, and how more hard work on our parts will lead to more victories down the road. As always, Montgomery County threw the best party of the weekend, and a special thank you goes out to Dwight Patel for leading that effort.
Dan Bongino was passionate about how Maryland is worth fighting for, and set the stage for the upcoming 2016 federal elections. One theme that was repeated often thoughout the speeches was that there are stark differences between the Republicans and Democrats, and we should be loud and proud in discussing them. Author Michael Zak and radio host Wayne Dupree discussed how the Republican Party was founded on the concept of freedom: freedom from slavery, freedom from government oppression, freedom of self determination. Republicans sponsored the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960 over the objections of Democrats, for instance. Be proud of our Republican heritage and share it with your friends and family!
I am extremely pleased to announce that one of our own Montgomery County residents was honored as the Maryland Republican Youth of the Year. Matthew Foldi is an incredibly impressive young man with a very bright future ahead of him. He brings tremendous passion and dedication to his many efforts in support of the Republican Party. His tireless work in helping to elect Governor Hogan, and his support for so many of our local candidates was truly inspirational. Matthew was just elected President of the University of Chicago College Republicans as a freshman; it clearly didn’t take them long to realize what a treasure they have there.
In closing, I would like to thank those of you who answered the call in our recent fundraising drive. Your generous support allows us to continue delivering timely and relevant news to you, to have a presence at community events where we spread the good news about our Party, and most importantly to help our candidates win elections. If you have not renewed your membership, please consider sending a check today so that we can get more of our outreach initiatives off the ground and END ONE PARTY RULE in Montgomery County!