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New Report on Montgomery County Economic Stats Shakes Up Election Season

By Mark Uncapher MCGOP Chairman

Montgomery County’s election season has been roiled by the release of a report on Montgomery County’s economic performance called “The Coming Storm: How Years of Economic Underperformance are Catching up with Montgomery County.”[1]  

Commissioned by a non-partisan group, Empower Montgomery, the study concludes that: “Montgomery County has already entered a downward fiscal spiral in which debt service gobbles up an ever-growing share of the local budget…Raising taxes to balance public needs with public resources would serve to further accelerate outmigration, slow business formation and impede tax base growth.”

MoCo Business Owner Speaks Out Against Council Propsal to Fund Legal Aid for Illegal Alliens

By Reardon Sullivan

Dear Existing Montgomery County Council:

I would like to lend my voice to that of Mr. McHugh [Mongtomery County Young Republicans Chair, emphasis added] in opposition to the Montgomery Council's proposed action to fund lawyers for illegal aliens.

I am a resident of Darnestown, homeowner and independent business owner for over 20 years employing 40 law abiding county resident.

Given the local economic climate per David Blair and the Washington Post article here, the idea that this County Executive and Council would use my tax dollars to fund legal cost for illegal is truly insane.  

Republicans Need to Take Back the Economy

By Linda Willard Candidate for Maryland House of Delegates, District 18

I am running for delegate from LD-18 (Chevy Chase, Kensington, Garrett Park, Rockville, Silver Spring, Wheaton).  I am the first Republican to run for delegate in my district in twelve years, so I decided to run in order  to break this cycle. Voters in LD-18 are not only victims of one party rule, they are the victims of a one-party choice.  

Economic Underperformance.  Soft job growth.  No business formation.  These phrases were just a few of the descriptions of the economic outlook in Montgomery County in a recent report prepared by Baltimore-based Sage Policy Group.  The report, entitled “The Coming Storm,” was presented on April 27 at a forum on the economic future of Montgomery County sponsored by the Montgomery County Business Roundtable and Empower Montgomery.  

Dr. Politics: How to Develop Your Web Presence

By Dwight Patel

It is very important for candidates to have dynamic interactive websites.  Nearly two-thirds of US adults use social media, and for many, it is the first source for news and information gathering. Online ads not only put campaigns in a position of power by bolstering efforts, but also provide an easy way to communicate relevant news and messaging to an increasingly captive audience.

Your website and social media presence need to be interactive.  Don’t rely on pages of text and a few pictures.  Don’t be afraid to use videos, especially on social media, like Facebook and Twitter.  Social media platforms allow for voters to experience a deeper level of connectivity with a campaign, and every post, tweet, and policy stance is scrutinized by the world. 

Maryland Public Policy Institute Says State Pension Fund Overpaying $8.8 Billion in Fees

By Mark Uncapher MCGOP Chairman

Maryland state pension managers lost out on nearly $9 billion in income over the past decade by paying higher-than-average investment fees to Wall Street managers in exchange for lower-than-average investment returns, according to a new report from the Maryland Public Policy Institute. The findings call into question the value of Maryland State Retirement & Pension System (MSRPS) relying on Wall Street investment advice.

The in-depth analysis also compared pension investment performance across 33 states with fiscal years that ended on June 30, 2017. The remaining 17 states had different year-ends or provided inadequate information. The full report with calculations and methodologies can be found at[1]



On Welcoming George Allen to Montgomery County’s Lincoln Dinner

By MCGOP Chairman, Mark Uncapher, MCGOP Chairman

This year we are especially pleased to hear at our Montgomery County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner from George Allen, the former governor of and Senator from Virginia.

We Marylanders enjoy a very healthy competition with business-friendly Virginia.  Our two states’ proximity to each other within the Washington Metropolitan area has provided a useful testbed to the impact that competing economic policies can have on job creation.  Maryland has too often allowed itself to be on the losing side of that competition. For the past several decades, both jobs and population within the Washington metropolitan area have shifted to the west side of the Potomac River.

“Peace through Strength” Links Syria to Maryland

By Amie Hoeber, Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives, MD District 6

Syria and its on-going civil war may seem a long way from Maryland. And while pictures of children and adults suffering from the aftermath of the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons are heart-wrenching, our President and Allies have responded with appropriate force. So, what more is to be done?

How Republicans Can Win in Montgomery County

By Ed Amatetti, Republican Candidate for County Council, District 2

email Ed Amatetti   or call 301.728.6505

I am running as a Republican candidate for County Council in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is no secret that Montgomery County is a tough nut to crack for Republican candidates, from the presidential to the most local of elections.  

Final Thoughts – Goodbye, Mrs. Bush 41

By Dwight Patel, 1stVice Chairman, MCGOP

On behalf of the entire Montgomery County MD Central Committee, I’d like to express my deepest sympathy to President Bush and his family.

The Fleecing of Montgomery County Residents

By J. Alexandra Tuttle, MCGOP Central Cmte, LD 18

Attention Montgomery County taxpayers!  “They” are at it again -Your Montgomery County Council, which already struggles with a spending problem, is getting ready to fleece you for about $373,957 to provide for Legal Representation for Residents Detained for Deportation Proceedings, in a special appropriation to the budget for FY 2018.   A hearing is set for May 1, 2018, at 1:30 pm, scroll down to May 1 to sign up to:  testify


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