I had the great pleasure of attending the inauguration of Maryland’s 62nd governor this week. While my toes were frozen, the scene could not have been more beautiful in snowy Annapolis as my wife and I, along with thousands of other Maryland Republicans, joined in welcoming Larry Hogan and Boyd Rutherford to the State House. With the historic backdrop of the location where so many of our young nation’s pivotal events took place, from George Washington resigning his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army to the ratification of the Treaty of Paris, the setting could not have been more perfect. Last Wednesday’s inauguration will come to be known as the day that Maryland’s fortunes started to turn, the day when Maryland finally started living up to its true potential.
Of course the only way to follow up such a grand event was with an even grander party! The inaugural gala in Baltimore was a truly magnificent event. Our Montgomery County delegation came out in force to toast the new governor and lieutenant governor and their beautiful families. There is no doubt that a good time was had by all. If you were not able to make it, be sure to mark your calendars for four years from now when we do it all over again!
Speaking of outstanding events, I hope that you will be able to join us at our Montgomery County Convention on Saturday, February 7, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Bethesda Doubletree Hotel. This year’s convention is going to be bigger and better than ever. We are gathering not only to celebrate Maryland’s earthshattering victories last November, but to work on ways that we can translate that success to races here in our home county.
We have put together an amazing program, highlighted by keynote speaker, our new Maryland DLLR Secretary, Kelly Schulz. As always, the event is completely free. In addition to our fabulous speaker lineup, come to the District Caucuses to meet with your neighbors and discuss ways for us to grow our party and put our county back on the right track. We also have a pair of exclusive VIP events for breakfast and lunch, so bring your checkbook or credit card and join us for these intimate gatherings and a chance to mingle with top Republican leaders.
It is a great time to be a Republican in Maryland, and with your help, we will turn things around in Montgomery County!