Chairman’s Message-old

Call for Precinct Captains

MichaelHiggsEach issue of this Newsletter brings us 2 weeks closer to Election Day in November; the day where we can END ONE PARTY RULE!  But in order to reach our lofty goals, we need your help now, not just on Election Day.  We need people willing to do more than just listen to talk radio, more than just complain about excessive taxes and government intrusion into our lives.

We need brave citizens that are willing to talk to their friends and neighbors about the issues that are important to us.  We need patriots that are willing to help organize their voting precincts and get out the vote this fall.  Our District Chairs have a blueprint for victory, but they cannot do it without your help.  Won’t you please consider volunteering your time and talents to your District Organization?

The Central Committee hosts a Precinct Training seminar on the first Saturday of each month at our headquarters in Rockville.  We can show you how to get lists of Republican voters in your precinct, find out who has (and who hasn’t) voted in recent elections, and help you gather all of the tools necessary for a successful election.  Unless we work hard to get out the vote for our fine Republican candidates, we will not succeed in our quest to END ONE PARTY RULE!

Please reach out to your District Chair and ask what you can to to help us win in November.  Thank you for your dedication to this important cause, and God bless the Republican Party!

 District Chairman for LD-14

Patricia Fenati,  - Bill Hale,  - Larry Lauer,

District Chairman for LD-15

David Drake,

District Chairman for LD-16

Marvin Finley,

District Chairman for LD-17

Steven Zeller,

District Chairman for LD-18

Joan Pleiman,

District Chairman for LD-19

Martha Schaerr,

District Chairman for LD-20

Katie Hollad,

District Chairman for LD-39

Bill Mc Caffrey,


MichaelHiggsBy all accounts, the MCGOP’s “END ONE PARTY RULE RALLY” was a rousing success.  Our outstanding candidates were able to share their messages of freedom and prosperity with the crowd.  Party luminaries from across the state were in attendance, and of course our wonderful grassroots activists came out in force.  Very special thanks for all of the hard work that went into making this event wildly successful go out to Dwight Patel and Kat O’Connor.

Table reservations for our upcoming Lincoln Reagan Dinner are exceeding early expectations.  If you are part of a group or a club, please join together and secure your table now for the group discount.  I am also pleased to report that ad sales are ahead of the pace from previous years, and we are adding additional pages to the program to accommodate the demand.  That said, we have plenty of room for more advertisers and sponsors, so please help us reach out to businesses that are willing to stand up to support our drive for lower taxes, less regulation, and more jobs.

The previous issue of our newsletter highlighted the deeply flawed “Bathroom Bill” that was making its way thru Annapolis.  Our one-party dominated legislature rammed the bill through while allowing hardly any debate and no proposed amendments.  With a modicum of bipartisanship, the Left could have achieved 99% of its goals, and we would have walked away satisfied in our actions to protect our daughters and sisters.  The arrogance and corruption of absolute power however, has left us with no recourse but to fight.  Before the ink from O’Malley’s signature on this bill (then law) is dry, we need to gather enough signatures to place this issue on the ballot for the citizens of Maryland to decide.

In our continued efforts to bring you the best, most informative website possible, we are in the process of upgrading our calendar.  A hearty thank you is in order for our MCGOP Information Technology Committee and all of the work they do keep and maintain our first-class website.  As a reminder, if your club or group is hosting an event in Montgomery County, please let us know so we can help advertise.

Now, get out there and help us to END ONE PARTY RULE!


MichaelHiggsNow that the field of candidates is set for the November elections, I can tell you that I am proud of our Republicans who answered the call. These courageous men and women are standing up for our jobs, for our children, for our freedoms. Our Republican candidates are running to end the corruption and decay that results from one party’s domination of the political system. Our Republican candidates are running to END ONE PARTY RULE!

And we are going to win some of these races. The momentum is on our side. The Left has handed us one issue after another where the majority of the public is on our side. From Obamacare and O’Malleycare to the Bathroom Bill and the Rain Tax, the other side has overreached. The people are not satisfied, and there will be a reckoning.

But our candidates cannot do it alone. They need YOUR help and support. They need YOU to knock on doors to help spread the message to the voters that they do have a choice. They need YOU to host meet-and-greet events at your house so that your neighbors can get to know our candidates.

Will you help to get our fine candidates elected? Will you help END ONE PARTY RULE?

We will host contact information for each of the campaigns on our website (and ask that all of the campaigns to send us that information ASAP). I encourage all of you to get in touch with at least one of the candidates in your district and ask what you can do to help. Let them know that they have your support and can count on you when the need arises.

Thank you for your continued support as we march toward victory in November!


MichaelHiggsThat is our theme for the 2014 Elections: End One Party Rule. We have witnessed firsthand the disastrous effects of one party rule in Montgomery County. The Democrats, left unchecked, have used our taxpayers as their personal financiers for lavish spending on special interests while ignoring the pressing needs here at home. For every dollar that a Montgomery County resident sends to Annapolis in taxes, only 18 cents is returned to Montgomery County. The Delegates and Senators we send to Annapolis are as unaccountable to the voters as the Democrat leadership of Mikes’ Miller and Busch are to those same Delegates and Senators. Montgomery County gets used and abused by this one party rule, and it’s time for that to end.

In my short time as Chairman, I have been approached by several Democrats, including prominent Gubernatorial and County Executive appointees, who told me that they are rooting for me to succeed. They are not ready to switch party affiliations just yet, but they are united in their desire to see an end to one party rule in Montgomery County and the State of Maryland. We can all agree that corruption is going unchecked; that a lack of accountability is producing shoddy results; that narrow special interests are winning out over the needs of our families and our businesses.

Toward that end, I am pleased to announce that the Montgomery County Republican Party is adopting as its slogan for the 2014 campaign season, “END ONE PARTY RULE”. We encourage all of our supporters to share this message with their friends and family. END ONE PARTY RULE is a message that will resonate with the people.

Our dynamic new District 16 Chairman, Marvin Finley prepared some data about our new slogan that I would like to share with you:

  • This slogan has been used successfully in the past by candidates in other locales with a similar registered voter ratio as ours.
  • It poll tests VERY favorably – over 90% for Republicans, 70% for Unaffiliated/Independents, and 50% for Democrats.
  • It takes into account studies that have shown you MUST convince a voter within ten seconds whether to vote for you or not.
  • It forces your opponent to defend the indefensible – a one-party system.
  • It’s short, pithy, easy to remember.
  • It allows our candidates to represent a grassroots cause.
  • It makes the election a referendum on entrenched power.

Coincidentally, the man who successfully became Governor of Virginia using a very similar strategy is the guest speaker at our upcoming Lincoln Reagan Dinner, Jim Gilmore. Mr. Gilmore won the Virginia Gubernatorial race in 1997 running on the pithy slogan, “End The Car Tax!” He remained focused on that singular message that resonated so successfully with Virginia voters, and it carried him to victory.

So as we capture the attention of Montgomery County voters with our new slogan, END ONE PARTY RULE, we can then turn to a discussion of the issues that are most important to our electorate, Taxes, Jobs, the Economy and Education. We have the ability to show how one party rule has led to runaway tax increases, loss of jobs to more competitive states, a runaway budget, and a school system that is no longer the envy of the region.

The time is now; together we can END ONE PARTY RULE!