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The Montgomery County Board of Elections Needs YOU!

By Nancy Farrar

Our County Board of Elections needs Republicans to sign up, train and serve as election judges for the primary and the general elections. There is no specific deadline to sign up and serve on primary day, June 26, but the last training session at this time is scheduled for June 9th.  Please do not wait until the last minute. Sign up now to serve as a GOP election judge!

Amie Hoeber Receives Inaugural Award on Behalf of Virginia Morlock Pioneering Women in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Industry

Amie Hoeber, a candidate for Maryland’s 6th Congressional district, who is also a national security expert, business leader and women’s advocate, was recently the inaugural recipient of the Virginia Morlock Pioneering Women in NBC (PWIN) Memorial Award. Amie is the founder and owner of AMH Consulting, a well-respected small business that advises the Federal government and private industry on national security, technology, and defense-related environmental cleanup.

I-270 Road Study and Widening Project Update

By Marc King Candidate for Maryland House of Delegates, District 15

For those up-county Montgomery County residents who spend many long hours on I-270, both morning and night, the news that Governor Hogan was launching a 2-phase detailed study of the I-270 corridor and how to make improvements to the traffic situation from the Frederick County line to the I-495 Beltway was a welcome development across the entire political spectrum. The study was solicited as a public bid and a contract was awarded to a Kansas-based company recognized for its expertise in providing accurate data to decision makers in a cost effective and responsible manner.

How Concerned Citizens Expose Inept County Leaders

By Gail Weiss

A group of citizens recently showed up in Rockville for both the illegal immigrants’ press conference on Monday, May 21 as well as the County Council vote on Tuesday, May 22 to allocate $370,000 for illegal immigrants’ woes. Citizens have to take time off from work to attend these kabuki theatre performances where we endeavor to keep the county government from squandering our taxes. While last week’s efforts were unsuccessful, our opposition was clearly heard!

Dr. Politics: How to Prepare for Events

By Dwight Patel

We are heading into the hot, hazy, not-so-lazy days of summer for candidates.  It starts with Memorial Day weekend, which marks the beginning of the summer festivals season.

This is what you should do in order to be ready for this segment of your campaign:

AG Maryland Frosh’s Weak Record Combating Sexual Violence

By Mark Uncapher

Earlier this month New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned from office following news reports that between 2013 and 2016 he had committed acts of violence against four of his romantic partners.[1]The women said that Schneiderman had repeatedly choked, hit or violently slapped them, all without their consent.

Governor Hogan Announces Federal OK of “Maryland Model” Healthcare Payment System, $1 Billion in Savings Expected

Governor Larry Hogan announced on May 14th the federal approval of Maryland's Total Cost of Care All-Payer Model, known as the “Maryland Model,” contract.  

“The new Maryland Model will expand health care access and affordability – and ultimately improve quality of life – for Marylanders, especially those with chronic and complex medical conditions,” said Governor Hogan. “Maryland continues to lead the nation in innovative health care delivery, and the expansion of our successful model is a huge step forward in our efforts to ensure that every Marylander has access to quality care.”

Time to Learn Mandarin

By Josephine Wang Candidate for State Senate, District 17

Josephine Wang’s multi-faceted career has included serving as an advisor to former President George H.W. Bush, and teaching assignments in New York City and Montgomery County Public Schools. She is an admirer of Condoleeza Rice and the main reason she is running for the State Senate in 2018 is her concern about the sanctuary state issue in Maryland (she’s against it). She is also pro-life, an advocate of school choice and individual gun rights.

Josephine, who is currently an At-Large member of the MCGOP Central Committee, believes that a well-rounded education should include learning Mandarin. After all, Confucius believed that “Learning comes from asking,” and who would have known better than the most revered sage in China and throughout Asia about the truth of this concept?

Term Limits Ballot Committee Honored with Sentinel Award

By Deborah Lambert

On Friday, May 18, the Montgomery County Civic Federation honored members of the Term Limits Ballot Committee for their outstanding achievement in getting term limits passed in 2016.

At the awards dinner, James Shalleck, president of the Montgomery County Board of Elections, presented the Sentinel Award to Sharon Cohen, David Drake and Ann Hingston, organizers of the Term Limits Ballot Committee. David Drake did not attend because of a family commitment. Others on the Term Limits team who were present included Committee Chairman Walsh Richards; Nick Peang-Meth, Lori Jaffe and Paula Bienenfeld.  

CRC Minority Calls for Changes to At-Large Council Seats

On June 12, the Montgomery County Council will receive the Charter Review Commission's (CRC) report on proposed changes to redistricting policies and on the minority's recommendation that, "now is the time to consider changing the makeup of the County Council by having more, smaller and more responsive council districts."  

On the afternoon of July 10th, a County Council public hearing on the CRC's report is scheduled.  Please come to the public hearing and speak out in support of the CRC's Minority Report recommendation!  The Council needs to hear there is strong public support for the reduction or elimination of at-large council seats before their July 17 Work Session scheduled to consider CRC recommendations.  The Council will take final action on any Charter amendments to be placed on the ballot in November at their July 24th session.


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