By Dwight Patel, MCGOP First Vice Chairman
It is getting close to the candidates’ filing deadline date, which is Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by 9:00pm. So, please, if you haven’t done so already, go to the MD Board of Elections website and download the forms to file for the office you wish to run for. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about preparing for questions you will most likely get, and the right and wrong way of answering them.
By Patrick Spaulding, District 14 Chairman
As we prepare for the 2018 campaign season, the candidates in District 14 plan to kick off their “Fire Up 14” campaign initiative by looking for more direct interaction with the residents. Recently, they have created a new Facebook page titled “MoCo GOP – District 14” in order to reach out to more of the community on a social media platform. Through this page, candidate profiles, meetings, news and other related information is shared in order to help residents understand what’s going on in their community and give them an opportunity to voice their opinions. While the page is still in its early stages, its following has been steadily growing and more people have begun to take notice. Once the New Year rolls in, this tool is bound to become a key factor in keeping the residents informed about campaign progress! Click here to visit the page and remember to like & share with your friends and neighbors so we can continue to grow!
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.