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2019 MCGOP Convention and Lunar New Year

A Great 2019 MCGOP Convention and Lunar New Year

We had a wonderful 2019 MCGOP Convention in late February and fun Lunar New Year celebration.  Here are several pictures from both events.


SB 311 Physician Assisted Suicide

On Tuesday February 19, 2019, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard Testimony on Senate Bill 311 - Physician Assisted Suicide.

A testimony for the bill was given by a pharmacist who outlined how “easy” it was to implement this decision, even if the person who is committing suicide is incapacitated.


Organization of Montgomery County Maryland GOP

The Montgomery County GOP organizes members and volunteers by state legislative district and polling place precinct.

There are 47 legislative districts in the state of Maryland. As of the last census in 2010, each one contained approximately 120,000 individuals.  Some of these districts cross county lines, but Montgomery County is comprised of exactly 8 districts, which only include areas inside the county. (This is not true of congressional districts but that is a story for another day!)


Dr. Politics: Launching a Career in Politics or Right of Center Policy

By Dwight Patel

Let’s say you want to be the next Karl Rove, Lee Atwater, Grover Norquist or Morton Blackwell. Since this is the off-season, I’d like to share with you some highlights about my path and the paths of some of my friends who worked in politics or policy and how they got there.  The important thing to remember is that most people don’t stay in the political arena forever.  The average time spent is five to eight years campaigning, and a few stick with it for ten years.   Yours truly left in 1998 for good and made the transition to policy.


A Career in Politics

By Bret Hrbek, Former Councilman for the City of Front Royal, Virginia

As many political science majors imagined, I figured I’d be a member of Congress by the time I was in my 40s. Although that did not happen, I did start my career in politics and then found out about life outside of Washington, DC.


Larry O'Connor Speaks at 2019 MCGOP Convention

Do NOT Miss Larry O'Connor at the
February 23rd MCGOP Convention in Gaithersburg

We are proud and pleased to announce that Larry O'Connor will be our keynote speaker for the 2019 MCGOP Convention's General Session !

Larry O'Connor is a top-rated talk radio personality, who hosts "The Larry O'Connor Show," broadcast locally on WMAL (AM and FM) in the Washington, DC area weekdays from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.  He is a frequent television guest on the Fox News early morning show Fox & Friends.

Guests on The Larry O'Connor Show have included: Newt Gingrich, Tucker Carlson, Herman Cain, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Greg Gutfeld, Diamond and Silk and Michelle Malkin, among others. 


Chairman's Message: What We Can Learn from the Covington Controversy

By Alexander Bush

This is not a typical Chairman’s article, which is usually the literary equivalent of a warm glass of milk. Instead, I want to share with you my thoughts on a story that upset me deeply, and to discuss what we might be able to learn from it. Oh, and it’s a long one, so grab a snack. Of course, I am talking about the Covington Catholic high-school kids at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18th.


Maryland Opportunity Leadership Task Force Opens Door for Business

By Jimmy Kemp

Maryland is “open for business.” How is that possible in our age of political division? Let’s start with some general statements. Republicans stand for free enterprise that enables upward mobility. Democrats stand for class warfare to implement more democratic socialist policies. Conservatives believe that the creative and dynamic nature of humanity is what drives a strong economy. Liberals believe in penalizing the success of that very creativity and dynamism. You would think we are not talking about the same economy and that we couldn’t possibly come together on any economic policy.


How to Get Involved and Encourage the Next Generation of Active Leaders

By Tony Celin LD 17 Chairman

Where does the next generation of leaders come from? How can they get involved and make a difference?

I believe leadership can be fostered through experience by putting yourself in difficult positions to grow and gain an understanding of issues that previously may not have been of much concern. Therefore, I feel it is very important for the next generation of leaders to get involved now with their local communities and learn to care about the future of those communities. One of the best ways to do that is to be active in your local government and political party. Seeing the effects of a mismanaged county budget and extremely high property taxes is what inspired me to get more involved. While I would often bemoan these, and many other issues, I never did anything about it until some wise people told me to “stop using your words that accomplish little and get involved.”

 

 


Nominations for the 2019 Convention Volunteer Awards!

Every year at Convention, the MCGOP honors three volunteers with awards, recognizing them for their selflessness and hard work in advancing the cause of liberty and limited government in Montgomery County.  Submissions Due February 13 !


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