It is time for Good Governance in Montgomery County
The rushed unanimous passage of Thrive 2050, a flawed master plan impacting the county for the next thirty years by a lame duck County Council was a sad day for democracy in our county. Elected officials once again put ideology and the interests of their political friends ahead of common sense and the rights of county residents.
The Montgomery County Republican Party denounces the County Council for:
Failure to engage with and listen to concerns and suggestions of residents and major civic groups.
Ignoring the impact Thrive 2050 will have on our poorest communities whose residents will be priced out of their homes.
Passage of a master plan that jeopardizes residents’ property rights and property values.
Approval of a Master Plan developed by disgraced planning officials who repeatedly violated state and county transparency and public disclosure laws about their meetings and activities. The Council was content to take no action against the Chairman of the Planning Board and its members until media exposure disclosed their actions.
Rushing the appointment of a completely new County Planning board in the last days of the Council’s term.
We call upon County residents to hold their county officials accountable and to vote wisely for competent and common-sense County Executive and Council members. Our county deserves officials who are transparent, who listen to residents, and who put public service and good governance ahead of political party.
It is time for good governance in Montgomery County!
The Republican Party of Montgomery County Maryland
Let’s take advantage of the free publicity my Democrat opponent has just given to me in District 19. He has renamed me Dr. Dogwhistle. Here are some of his words that denigrate all the work I have done for the past forty plus years as a public health pharmacist working in local underserved Black and Hispanic communities and especially in Haiti, In Haiti, I am affectionately called, Dr. Frank, but according to my opponent, no longer should be addressed that way. As an aside, I have seen no proof of my opponent doing any on the ground work in any of these communities.
What “proof” does my opponent offer to support my new name that negates all I have done for over four decades? Well, here is his proof:
KAMALA’S HYPOCRITICAL EQUITY WORD SALAD
By Hessie Harris
Kamala Harris has again displayed her case of verbal diarrhea. She recently stated that “equity” requires that the Florida search, rescue and renewal efforts be first directed to assisting “people of color”. It was in one of her usual word salads that does not contain one cogent sentence.
She has not even been to the Southern Border which she was assigned to as Immigration Czar. Therefore unless some entity is channeling information from Florida to her, it is safe to say, she does not have have the basis for making such statement. She probably will not go to Florida unless she decides she needs to understand the “root causes of Ian”.
Looking at her statement, one would think that she had just emerged from the earliest days of the 20th century or perhaps midway of the 19th.
It is no secret that in natural disasters during those times, state aid to Blacks was often far less than given to Whites. Because federal aid came through the states, Blacks were more than shortchanged there too.
That was then and this is now! There is no reason to believe that federal, state, and local aid is being or will be unevenly distributed. When a reporter asked a Black victim of the hurricane on national television if he felt Blacks were being shortchanged, he very enthusiastically and loudly repeated the Governor’s name. He then added that he would be voting for Governor DeSantis, even though he himself is a Democrat!
News reports from Florida show that DeSantis has been everywhere! In directing the state’s response to the hurricane, he has been interacting with citizens; volunteers; community leaders; and government officials at all levels including Biden.
Kamala and other Leftists, supported by the mainstream media, work to keep “people of color” agitated and angry claiming that in one way or another, they are being cheated by federal, state and local government. Furthermore, she and her cohorts posture that the Democrats, Leftists, and elites are the champions and protectors of “the people of color”.
They and self-appointed social justice warriors collect money from Whites indoctrinated in assumed guilt for ancient crimes they did not commit but are made to feel they must atone for. Supposedly, the collectors are to use the huge sums to end “systemic racism”, whatever that is or is purported to be. But the bulk of the money never reaches those for whom it is intended. All they get is a few trinkets, financed riots and protests as well as mounds of propaganda, verbal and written. Black Lives Matter principals for example, railed against Whites for systemic racism and collected at least ninety million dollars in contributions of which they used huge amounts to purchase real estate in very wealthy White neighborhoods. Apparently, they do not wish to live around poor “people of color” if they can have alternatives.
Kamala certainly does not, as she unceremoniously ran away from the front of the Vice-Presidential mansion, when illegal aliens were dropped off there.
It is highly hypocritical then for her to pretend concern that “people of color” hurricane victims receive “mythical” equitable relief.
Hessie L. Harris begins her first term as a Member of the Maryland Republican Central Committee in November.
Former Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Leaves the Democratic Party
Former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard announced she is leaving the party Tuesday — blasting the political organization as an “an elitist cabal” driven by “cowardly wokeness.”
”I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue and stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms that are enshrined in our Constitution,” the Hawaii congresswoman said in a searing video posted on Twitter.
She condemned the progressive party for being “hostile to people of faith and spirituality” while demonizing the police and protecting criminals “at the expense of law-abiding Americans.”
Montgomery County Executive candidate Reardon "Sully" Sullivan comments on the County Council's Double Standards
"Zoned" Out on Booze?
Is There a Double Standard for Political Appointees?
Gaithersburg, Md: Casey Anderson, the Chair of both the M-NCPPC and the Montgomery County Planning Board since 2014, was recently discovered to have a well-stocked liquor cabinet in his Wheaton office in clear violation of County policy. Reardon Sullivan, Candidate for County Executive stated, “I’m not surprised. Our County government has been a well-guarded club of privileged insiders, operating without checks and balances for the past two decades.”
Anderson’s leadership of the Planning Board and the Board’s decisions impact development and transit throughout the County. “It makes you wonder if any decisions were made under the influence of alcohol and how many unregistered lobbyists or others who partook of Chair Anderson’s liquid gifts?” charged Sullivan. “The leadership of the County should NOT have one rule for political appointees and lobbyists – maintaining a blind eye for boozing it up on the job, while holding County workers to a different standard,” stated Sullivan.
Meet Stacey Sauter
I’m running to serve because I love the state of Maryland and have deep concerns about our future under the current Democrat-controlled legislature. I’m a proud, native Marylander who attended our public schools and Montgomery College before receiving my undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in 1981. I’m a fifth-generation native of Montgomery County where my father proudly served as a police officer for nearly 30 years. Today I’m a successful businesswoman and a published author. My background includes a Masters’ Degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a second Masters’ Degree in Public Management from the University of Maryland (with honors, 2022). In addition to working as a TV reporter, I’ve held various executive positions with the GOP on local, state, and national levels.
Montgomery County was once synonymous with success. It strove for and achieved excellence in nearly every conceivable area of public and business concern. But now, our formerly top-notch schools are really suffering and only 41% of our state’s third-graders test proficient in reading and math. Montgomery County Police -- always considered to be among the finest in the land -- has been hit hard by the defund the police movement. Our homicide rate is about double what it was last year. We’re losing teachers and sworn officers by the droves, which makes literacy and security two major issues right now.
Maryland GOP Red White & Blue Dinner College Park
Brigitta Mullican, MCGOP Treasurer, and Main Speaker Kellyanne Conway
Former US Senate candidate Lorie Friend, MCGOP Vice Chair Dennis Melby and Montgomery County Executive candidate Reardon "Sully" Sullivan
Last Thursday night in College Park across from the University of Maryland the State Party GOP held their annual Red White and Blue Dinner featuring Congressmen, Delegates and State Senators, elected officials and our Republican candidates. The special guest speaker was the popular former head of President Trumps campaign, Kellyanne Conway, the first woman to ever head a successful Presidential campaign.
Her message was - the people are on our side, and we'll see a dramatic change in the Congress with the midterms. Great candidates will be able to fix a lot of the problems of the past two years, but we need to get out and vote.
Leader McCarthy's Commitment to America
MEET CHERYL RILEY
Nominee For Montgomery County Council, District 4
I was born in Washington, DC where my Great Grandparents immigrated legally to begin to live the American Dream, whereby they worked hard, never gave up even through adversity, they became stronger and LOVED this AMAZING Country. My father and his six siblings were raised in Kensington and loved MoCo where they stayed to raise families as it was a great county that offered a wonderful life. I grew up in Germantown, which was the best place on earth to me and an area I would always consider home.
I attended Montgomery College and the University of Maryland College Park. I am a seasoned Public Relations professional (Founder of CRPR) who has worked with some of the nations/world’s largest law-firms, corporations and non-profits who have sought my expertise to help develop solutions to build growth. I specialize in success-driven, public relations strategies to enhance market-share, improve brand awareness and the development of overall cohesive plans to generate business growth and successful crisis management protocols.
Like my career, my desire to run for council was born out of passion to help create pro-active, viable solutions to the major problems our county faces after 20 years of the same leadership failures. I am fiercely passionate about Montgomery County, as it is where I grew up, reside and want to stay for many years to come. I am one of you….a “resident” who wants to thrive, who rents as housing costs are too high, who pays endless taxes and who is concerned with the rise in crime daily
I pledge to listen to my constituents and work for you, and uphold the very motto our County was founded upon Gardez Bien, "Guard Well". As one of you, I will be the People's advocate, a supporter, and a friend ready to speak up and make positive changes for the betterment of all. I hope you'll join me on my mission to bring MoCo back to life!
Cheryl Riley Public Relations
Nominee For Montgomery County Council, District 4