About the MCGOP
The Republican Party of Montgomery County, Maryland is comprised of some 120,000 registered Republican voters who reside in the county.
The official organization of the Republican Party in Montgomery County is the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee which speaks on behalf of the party in the county, promotes the principles of the national Republican Party as set forth in the platform adopted at the party’s most recent national convention, and recruits and supports Republican candidates for public office. The Central Committee is committed to building a grassroots infrastructure that benefits Republican candidates for county, state and national office and is actively engaged in sponsoring events for residents to engage with prominent conservative leaders.
The MCGOP Central Committee consists of 48 Republicans elected for four year terms on the Republican primary ballot in Gubernatorial election years. Republicans in each of the county’s eight Legislative Districts elect five individuals to represent them on the Central Committee, as well as eight members who represent Republicans county-wide as “At Large” members. When elected, members of the MCGOP Central Committee also become members of the Maryland State Republican Central Committee. When vacancies occur between election years on the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee, a public announcement soliciting candidates is made, candidates are interviewed by MCGOP leaders, and members are elected by vote of the Committee, as specified in its bylaws. All MCGOP members and leaders are volunteers who serve without compensation.
Annually the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee elects six officers from its membership. Officers serve one-year terms. The Committee Chairman is responsible for appointing Chairmen of standing and ad hoc committees, comprised of Central Committee members, as well as other county volunteers.
Much of the grassroots organizing in the MCGOP is handled by District Chairs, chosen from each of the eight legislative districts in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County is represented by several Republican officeholders.
There are various groups in Montgomery County and Maryland that promote the same conservative values as the MCGOP.
The Montgomery County Republican Party is the only county party in Maryland with its own headquarters.