Newsletter

Baltimore: On the Cusp of a Catastrophe?

By Stephen J.K. Walters, Ph.D.

Suddenly it’s 2020, which means… census time!  Exciting if you’re a numbers nerd like me, probably boring to most.  For Baltimoreans, though, there’s a crucial question:  what if this census reveals that people continue to flee the city?  The last inter-census estimate in 2018 had us at 602,495, the lowest count in over a century.  What if things get worse?


A Sow's Ear?

By Dennis Melby

Remember the old proverb, “Making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”?  Well, we Republicans do well at husbanding our money, donations are so important and we stretch and use them well, on important things like communication and elections.  Headquarters? Not so much.


Stop the Madness

By Chairman Alexander Bush

"Two fellows in the Soviet Union are walking down the street. One asks the other, 'Have we reached full communism? Is this it? Is this true communism?' And the other replies, 'Hell no, things are gonna get a lot worse.'"

— Ronald Reagan, telling a joke he got from a Soviet official.

The Great Communicator could have been talking about Montgomery County. What a year 2019 has been. Our county leaders – detached as they are from reality – think they can check off box after box on their progressive checklist without consequences. 


Are Hispanics Conservative?

By Ray Serrano, PhD, MPH

Ronald Reagan knew a thing or two about Hispanics.  As president, Reagan often noted, “Hispanics are conservatives.  They just don’t know it.”  He was right.  For my family, conservatism summed up our deep commitment to faith, family, and hard work.


Ranked Choice Voting

By Patricia Fenati

Several years ago, we went to a large granite warehouse to choose a piece of granite for our kitchen counter. When we found a piece that we loved, we asked to have it shipped to the company that was installing our cabinets and cutting the counter tops. However, the salesman told us that we had to make a second choice. “Why?” we asked… “Because that is our company rule,” he replied.


Celebrating the Best of Montgomery County

By Ann Guthrie Hingston

The film Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in his Own Words opens in theaters around the country on January 31, 2020.

Although Justice Thomas has served on the U.S. Supreme Court for 27 years, a great deal about him is still unknown to the public.  He seldom speaks from the bench, having chosen instead to express himself through 600 Supreme Court opinions, 30 percent more than any other sitting justice.


2020 Lunar New Year Event

Join us on Friday, February 7 in celebrating the Lunar New Year!

Come enjoy a seven-course dinner and listen to our guest speaker, Christina E. Shin, the President of the Korean American Republican Party of Virginia. Details


The Trump Impeachment

At the MCGOP, we concentrate mostly on local and state Republican issues, but we can’t let go of the fact that the Left has a partisan impeachment going on of the duly elected Republican president! Every day seems to bring a new effort to thwart the will of the voters and derail their chances to re-elect Donald Trump in 2020.


MCGOP Nominations Needed for Awards

Who do you think should be a MCGOP award winner? 

We're looking for nominations due by February 10 for Woman, Man, and Youth of the Year.  Awards will be presented at the MCGOP Convention March 28, and we want your suggestions.

If you know someone who's gone above and beyond for the Party, a Candidate or a Republican institution, please let us know. To access the nomination form, Click Here. Fill it out, and submit it. Thanks for your help!

 


School Board Candidates

School Board Elections

Three seats on the Montgomery County Board of Education will be elected in 2020. The Board of Education is non-partisan – candidates don’t run as Republicans, Democrats or by party. All voters may vote for them and the positions are compensated. The deadline for filing is Friday, January 24.


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