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Are You Represented?

Are You Represented on the County Council? The Charter Review Commission Wants to Know

By Ann Guthrie Hingston

The Montgomery County Charter Review Commission (CRC) is soliciting public comment on whether the size of the county’s legislative body, the County Council,  is adequate for fair representation of county residents and whether at-large Council members are beneficial.  Since 1990 the County Council has consisted of nine members – five elected from districts and four elected at-large. 


Trump Sticker

Who will it be? With the 2020 election season in full swing it’s a tough call on who the other party will nominate as their standard-bearer. They may not even have it settled until their convention! But I’ll bet you know who you’d like to support.  Right now, if you make a contribution to MCGOP you’ll get a free bumper sticker - while supplies last. Proceeds support the Montgomery County Republican Party's efforts to elect Republicans at the County, State, and Federal levels of government. In this critical year we’re pulling out all the stops. Donate Here and we’ll mail your bumper sticker today.


Our Women's Club is Growing

My Thoughts on Four Years as PWRC President

By Julie Krieger

It is an honor to share my thoughts on the past four years as president of a fantastic conservative women’s group in Montgomery County, the Potomac Women’s Republican Club (PWRC). I have been on the board of the PWRC for ten years during which there have been many changes. 

 


Spring Cleaning

TALENT SEARCH

Do you have expertise or connections? We are looking for YOU!  Please consider donating your time, connections, and/or materials

to help with the Spring Cleaning activities at our GOP headquarters. 

  • PAINT - labor and materials
  • CARPET CLEANING - labor and materials
  • ELECTRICAL - labor to re-install powder room light fixture;  labor and materials to upgrade 2 x 4 fluorescents to LED
  • WINDOWS - labor and materials for new window shades or blinds

 


School Board Candidate forum

Come Meet our School Board Candidates

By Laurie Halverson

When you vote in the April Primary, come prepared to vote for the Montgomery County Board of Education.

The Montgomery County Federation of Republican Women is giving voters an opportunity to meet the candidates so they can make well-informed decisions at the ballot box. They are proud to announce they are hosting a non-partisan Board of Education Forum on Monday, March 16 at the Potomac Community Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

 


Sanctuary State

Maryland Democrats Try Again To Create Sanctuary State 

By Brad Botwin

House Bill 338 “Criminal Procedure-Civil Immigration Enforcement-Restrictions”House Bill 403 “Immigration Enforcement –Public Schools, Hospitals & Courthouses-Policies”

House Bill 677  “Correctional Services-Immigration Detention-Prohibition- (so-called)Dignity Not Detention Act”


Gun Control Bills

“Virginia’s (and Maryland’s) Gun Control Bills Won’t Stop Criminals” (according to the Law Enforcement Community)

By Bill Richbourg

As packages of strict gun control proposals are working their way through the respective state legislatures, members of the law enforcement community are beginning to voice their opinions on the impact of these proposals, if enacted.

Nearly a dozen current and former members of law enforcement told The Epoch Times that passing more legislation will do “nothing to stop criminals from committing crimes…” Almost universally, they said that the nation’s focus should be on the root of these problems, including addressing the mental health crisis that has precipitated most of the mass shootings in this country.

 


Higher Taxes again

Making Maryland non-competitive, one tax at a time

By Stephen J.K. Walters, Ph.D. Feb 21, 2020

It’s a political cliché:  when you want to find money to throw at a favored interest group, “don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree.”  In Annapolis, legislators have finally come clean and ID’d that fellow.  He or she is your hair stylist, accountant, lawyer, plumber, mortician, shoe shiner, electrician… and on, and on.

 That’s the plan to use tax dollars to buy the votes of teachers unions and education bureaucrats pursuant to the “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future” (a.k.a. “Kirwan Plan” for school reform), the 10-year cost of which totals at least $31.9 billion – but which is certainly much, much more once advertised “savings and offsets” fail to materialize and massive new pension obligations kick in.

 


Turning Point

By Bill Richbourg

Have we reached a turning point in America, the point where we must decide whether we are going to be a Judeo-Christian, free country or a secular and statist country? 


Mark Elrich Is Like A Broken Clock

By Chairman Alexander A. Bush

Our County Council is an unmitigated disaster. Almost without exception, the nine members of the Council vote unanimously for every foolish proposal inspired by their far-left agenda. Our four At-Large Councilmembers never vote against each other, last I checked. And in those brief moments when one or two Councilmembers expresses any doubts about the path our County is on (a path of less growth than Prince George’s County), it is always one of the few who represent parts of the county outside the beltway. 


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