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Central Committee Vacancies

The Montgomery County GOP is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee for Legislative District 16 and Legislative District 20.


Dr. Politics: Debate/Form Prep

By Dwight Patel

Okay, 2018 candidates, right now I’ll bet you’re feeling a lot like I did after I signed up to run for office in 1994 and was looking forward to some no-holds barred debates against my opponents. In fact, I had saved up some great one liners for former Del. Henry Heller, Len Teitelbaum and newcomer Andria Mandel. Del. Petzold had moved up to run for State Senate that year. (Remind me sometime to tell you a great Del. Petzold story).


Why We Need More Republicans, and Republican Women, to Run for Office

By Liz Matory

When fellow Republican grassroots advocate Brigitta Mullican recently asked me if I knew anyone who wasn’t currently a candidate, who would be willing to give women advice about running for office at an upcoming event, I said I would be willing to do so. At that time, I did not intend to run for anything in 2018. In fact, I had reservations about re-entering potentially hostile territory, but I thought that my experience as a Democrat, independent and Republican candidate could be helpful for the women in our county.


Lower Maryland Electric Bills, Thanks to Tax Bill

By Mark Uncapher

Maryland Republican Party Chair Dirk Haire called upon Kathleen Matthews, Maryland Democratic Party Chair, to apologize to Maryland taxpayers for insulting them with her chicken-little scare tactics, “because hard-working Marylanders who struggle to pay bills deserve better than partisan political rhetoric.”

According to Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot’s report, over two million Marylanders will receive a Federal tax cut that averages $1,741 annually. Every Maryland Democrat voted against the legislation.


Opioid Crisis Response? MoCo Legislators Back State Sanctioned “Drug Dens”

By Mark Uncapher

Earlier this month, Brian Griffith broke the story in Red Maryland of “Democrats and Heroin Houses.”[1]  At issue is the favorable action of a Maryland State Senate Committee on legislation to allow so-called “Supervised Drug Consumption” facilities to “provide a place for the consumption of pre-obtained drugs, provide sterile needles, administer first aid as needed, and provide certain other services.” [2]

The proposed law’s protections for “pre-obtained drugs” is worth further explanation.  It protects the possession of illegal drugs from prosecution.


Dr. Politics – Gearing Up for 2018

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.


District 14’s Goal: To Change the Political Landscape in 2018

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.


White House cutting the ‘red tape’ to empower small businesses (H/T Smart CEO)

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.


Come and Meet Governor Hogan on November 2 in Rockville

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.


Battle School Indoctrination

By Hessie Harris

A number of schools have become indoctrination centers instead of centers of learning “Kindergarten girl afraid she would turn into a boy after transgender lesson, mom says,” Web, Aug. 29). Variously, homosexual and transgender ideology or Islam is being pressed on children without parents being aware it is being done, or else it is revealed to parents well after the fact.


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