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KATHY SZELIGA Republican, District 7, Baltimore County & Harford County

From Kathy’s Desk

Kathy SzeligaDelegate, LD-7aAs a wife, mother, grandmother, former educator, and small business owner, Kathy Szeliga understands the challenges facing citizens in Maryland. Married to Mark for more than 42 years,…

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President Reagan the Early Years

REAGAN THE EARLY YEARS

Dwight PatelMDGOP, 3rd Vice ChairmanMaryland Republican Party 3rd Vice Chairman Dwight Patel has been a conservative activist for decades. He’s previously served on the MDGOP Board and has been a…

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Stop SB1 - Democrats Gun Grab

STOP SENATE BILL 1

STOP THESE GUN-GRABBING DEMOCRATS The bill is SB-1. Democrats pre-filed this bill on August 16, 2022. The Bill is now sitting in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. This bill essentially…

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Governor Ronald Reagan, 1966 California

Governor Reagan

Governor Reagan During his time as governor of California (1967-1975), Ronald Reagan focused on several…

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Republican Leaders

RNC Chairman Ronna McDaniel

RNC Chairman Ronna McDaniel

Ronna McDaniel is the second woman ever elected Chair of the RNC. During the 2016 election, Ronna McDaniel helped deliver Michigan for Donald Trump and the GOP for the first time in decades. She was elected as the State Chairman from Michigan in February of 2015. Ronna served as a Trump delegate and chaired the Michigan Delegation to the 2016 Republican National Convention. <more>

Sen. Mirch McConnel

Sen. Mitch McConnel, KY
Minority Leader

Mitch McConnell is the Senate Majority Leader. Elected to that position unanimously by his Republican colleagues first in 2014 and again in 2016 and 2018, he is only the second Kentuckian to ever serve as Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate. The first, Senator Alben Barkley, led the Democrats from 1937 to 1949.  <more>

Sen. John Thune, SD

Sen. John Thune, SD
Minority Whip

John Thune grew up in Murdo, South Dakota. His interest in politics was sparked at a young age after making five of six free throws during a freshman high school basketball game. He was later greeted by a spectator who said, “I noticed you missed one.” That spectator happened to be a well-known sports enthusiast and then-South Dakota <more>

Sen. John Barrasso, WY

Sen. John Barrasso, WY
Conference Chairman

Senator John Barrasso was sworn into the United States Senate in 2007 having represented the people of Natrona County in the Wyoming State Senate from 2003-2007. In November 2018, Barrasso was re-elected to the U.S. Senate with more than 67% of the vote. <more>

Sen. Roy Blunt, MO

Sen. Roy Blunt, MO
Policy Committee Chairman

Senator Blunt serves as the Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee and as the Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. He also serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee; the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He is also the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. <more>

Sen. Joni Ernst, IA

Sen. Joni Ernst, IA
Vice-Chair of the Sen Republican Conf
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Senator Joni Ernst, a native of Red Oak, Iowa, has dedicated her life to her state and country, having served in the military for over 23 years and now in the United States Senate. <more>

Sen. Rick Scott, FL

Sen. Rick Scott, FL
Republican Sen. Com Chairman

Rick Scott was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2018 and is currently serving his first term representing the state of Florida. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Rick Scott served two terms as the 45th Governor of Florida, working every day to turn around Florida’s economy and secure the state’s future as the best place for families and businesses to succeed. Scott grew up in public housing in the Midwest  <more>

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy

SPEAKER KEVIN MCCARTHY, CA

Kevin McCarthy proudly serves as Representative for California’s 23rd Congressional District and as the Republican Leader of the United States House of Representatives. Kevin believes in a strong, fiscally responsible, and free America where every person has the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. <more>

rep steve scalise, la-1

Rep. Steve Scalise, LA-1
House Majority Leader

Steve Scalise proudly represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana, stretching from the beautiful Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain and the culturally distinct New Orleans suburbs to the vibrant bayous and wetlands abundant in natural resources. He was elected to Congress in 2008 after serving in the Louisiana State Legislature from 1996-2008. He serves his colleagues as the House Republican Whip, the second-highest position in House Republican leadership. <more>

Congressman Tom Emmer

Rep. Tom Emmer, MN-06
House Majority Whip

Steve Scalise proudly represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana, stretching from the beautiful Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain and the culturally distinct New Orleans suburbs to the vibrant bayous and wetlands abundant in natural resources. He was elected to Congress in 2008 after serving in the Louisiana State Legislature from 1996-2008. He serves his colleagues as the House Republican Whip, the second-highest position in House Republican leadership. <more>

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Rep. Elise Stefanik, NY-21
House Republican Conference Chairman

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik proudly represents New York’s 21st District in the House of Representatives in her fourth term in office. She is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Education and Labor, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. On the Armed Services Committee, Congresswoman Stefanik serves as the Ranking Member on the new Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies,<more>

Rep. Gary Palmer Heads Conference forum for policy development.

Rep. Gary Palmer
Republican policy Committee Chairman

Mr. Palmer, who grew up in Hackleburg, a small town in Northwest Alabama, now lives in Hoover and represents Alabama’s 6th Congressional District.  Mr. Palmer attended the University of Alabama and was the first person on either side of his family to attend college. In addition, he was a walk-on member of the football team under legendary football coach Bear Bryant.  After earning a B.S. <more>

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Elected Maryland Republican Leadership

Congressman Andy Harris, MD-1

Congressman Andy Harris, MD-1

The son of immigrants who fled communist Eastern Europe immediately after World War II, Dr. Andy Harris has made a lifetime commitment to serving his neighbors, country, and community. Whether it was as a physician at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital (or currently at Memorial Hospital of Easton), as a veteran of the Naval Reserve, as a hard-working state Senator, or now as Congressman, Andy has always been committed to serving others. He is dedicated to making sure every constituent in the 1st Congressional District receives the highest quality assistance and is well represented in the halls of Congress. <more>

Maryland Republican Leaders

BRYAN W. SIMONAIRE Republican, District 31, Anne Arundel County

Senator Bryan W. Simonaire
Senate Minority Leader
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Senator Justin Ready

Senator Justin Ready
Minority Whip
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JASON C. BUCKEL Republican, District 1B, Allegany County

Delegate Jason C. Buckel
Minority Leader
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Jesse Pippy
Minority Whip
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State Senate Republicans

DISTRICTCountiesNameParty
DISTRICT 1 Allegany, Garrett & Washington Counties Michael W. McKay R
DISTRICT 2 Washington County Paul D. Corderman R
DISTRICT 29 Calvert & St. Mary's CountiesJack BaileyR
DISTRICT 31 Anne Arundel County Bryan W. Simonaire R
DISTRICT 35 Cecil & Harford Counties Jason C. Gallion R
DISTRICT 36 Caroline, Cecil, Kent & Queen Anne's Counties Stephen S. Hershey, Jr. R
DISTRICT 37 Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico Counties John F. Mautz R
DISTRICT 38 Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties Mary Beth Carozza R
DISTRICT 4 Carroll & Frederick Counties William G. Folden R
DISTRICT 42 Baltimore County Christopher R. West R
DISTRICT 5 Carroll County Justin D. Ready R
DISTRICT 6 Baltimore County Johnny Ray Salling R
DISTRICT 7 Baltimore County & Harford County J. B. Jennings R
MD State Senate

House of Delegate Republicans

Maryland House of Delegates

First NameLast NameDistrict
James C.Hinebaugh, Jr. District 1A
Jason C.Buckel District 1B
Terry L.Baker District 1C
Mark N.Fisher District 27C
MattMorgan District 29A
Todd B.Morgan District 29C
William R.Valentine District 2A
William J.Wivell District 2A
Seth A.Howard District 30B
Rachel P.Munoz District 31
Brian A.Chisholm District 31B
Nicholaus R.Kipke District 31B
Stuart MichaelSchmidt, Jr. District 33B
Susan K.McComas District 34B
MichaelGriffith District 35A
Teresa E.Reilly District 35A
Kevin B.Hornberger District 35B
Steven J.Arentz District 36
Jefferson L.Ghrist District 36
Jay A.Jacobs District 36
Christopher T.Adams, Jr. District 37B
ThomasHutchinson District 37B
Charles J.Otto District 38A
Carl L.Anderton District 38B
Wayne A.Hartman District 38C
Barrie S.Ciliberti District 4
April FlemingMiller District 4
Jesse T.Pippy District 4
NinoMangione District 42A
Joshua J.Stonko District 42C
Christopher E.Bouchat District 5
April R.Rose District 5
Christopher L.Tomlinson District 5
Robin L.Grammer, Jr District 6
Robert B.Long District 6
Richard W.Metzgar District 6
Lauren C.Arikan District 7
KathySzeliga District 7
RyanNawrocki District 7A

MARYLAND REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP

MDGOP Chairman Nicole B. Harris

Nicole B. Harris
Maryland Republican Party

Nicole grew up on the west coast spending time in California, Oregon, and Washington states. Her mother’s family were farmers – almonds and eggs for the most part. As a young child Nicole learned how to collect eggs, candle them, and did other office work with her grandmother. She also sat out in the orchards watching the machinery working with the trees. Her father’s family were in law enforcement which started her childhood dream of wanting to be a police officer.

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MDGOP Chairman Nicole B. Harris

Nicole B. Harris, CHAIRMAN

Nicole grew up on the west coast spending time in California, Oregon, and Washington states. Her mother’s family were farmers – almonds and eggs for the most part. As a young child Nicole learned how to collect eggs, candle them, and did other office work with her grandmother. She also sat out in the orchards watching the machinery working with the trees. Her father’s family were in law enforcement which started her childhood dream of wanting to be a police officer.

Nicole Bennett, MDGOP 1st Vice Chairman

NICOLE BENNETT, 1ST VICE-CHAIR

Nicole Bennett was elected 1st Vice Chairman of the MDGOP in 2020.  Nicole has been the Chairman for Charles County for the past two and a half years.  Recently Nicole was elected Chairman of the Maryland Black Republicans Council (BRC).

Ehrlich: Why Don't Americans Trust Our Media and Leaders? Just Take a Look at the Record

Heath Barns 2ND VICE-CHAIR

Dwight Patel

Dwight Patel, 3RD VICE-CHAIR

Maryland Republican Party 3rd Vice Chairman Dwight Patel.

Mark Uncapher

MARK UNCAPHER, SECRETARY

Mark Uncapher is serving his second term as Secretary of the Maryland Republican Party. Mark is a long-time party activist who previously served as the Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee.

In his day job, Mark is Director of the Fiber Optic Sensing Association and served on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. He is a member of the New York State and DC Bar and is a graduate of New York Law School and George Washington University

Chris Rosenthal

CHRIS ROSENTHAL, TREASURER

Chris Rosenthal is a CPA who has served as Treasurer for the MDGOP for over a decade. For the last six years, he has also served as the Treasurer for the Hogan/Rutherford campaign. Chris is a Partner with Vallit Dispute and Valuation Advisors where he is the Managing Member. He lives in Edgewater with his wife, Kelly, and their two children.

Nicolee Ambrose,
National Committeewoman for Maryland

As a teenager, Nicolee aspired to attend both The Johns Hopkins University and The Peabody Conservatory of Music. She was admitted to both schools and while pursuing her studies, Nicolee fell in love with Maryland and planted her forever roots here.

After earning three degrees in under six years, Nicolee entered the workforce in Towson and took an interest in community affairs, specifically matters affecting children, education, and kitchen table issues such as affordability.
Nicolee has dedicated much of her volunteer time to building a two-party system for Marylanders to have real options in choosing elected officials who believe public service exists to represent the people.

As the National Chairman of the Young Republicans and the Maryland Young Republicans, Nicolee showcased the state and Maryland’s unique role in creating the United States.

Of all positions she has held, Nicolee is most proud that she was the Room Mom for each of her children’s elementary school classrooms from Kindergarten to 5th grade. Nicolee also served as Vice President of the Cromwell Valley PTA, a magnet school in Baltimore County, and worked side-by-side with fellow parents who stopped former Baltimore County Public School Superintendent Dallas Dance from shuttering many of Baltimore County’s school choice options.

Nicolee has served as a Baltimore Commissioner for Architectural and Historical Preservation, a board member of the American Council for Young Political Leaders, and as the Secretary of the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Currently, Nicolee is President of a charity serving those who have lost a child to violence.

Nicolee Ambrose, GOP National Committeewoman from Maryland
David Bossie, Republican National Committeeman from Maryland

David Bossie
Republican National Committeeman from Maryland

David Bossie has served as our National Committeeman since 2016.

He has also served as president of Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation since 2001. Beginning in August 2016, Bossie took a five-month leave of absence to serve as Deputy Campaign Manager for Donald J. Trump for President. He was then named Deputy Executive Director for the Trump Presidential Transition Team.

In 2015, Bossie was ranked number two in Politico’s top 50 most influential people in American politics and in 2016 was elected to serve as the Republican National Committeeman from Maryland. In 2010, under Bossie’s leadership Citizens United won a landmark First Amendment decision at the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The case, which saw the government assert during oral arguments that it had the Constitutional authority to ban political books, struck down two decades of unconstitutional restrictions on free speech.

As president of Citizens United Productions, Bossie has produced 25 documentaries since 2004. Bossie has co-produced six feature-length films with Steve Bannon, most recently Torchbearer starring Phil Robertson in 2016. Some of Bossie’s other titles include Rocky Mountain Heist, hosted by Michelle Malkin, Occupy Unmasked featuring the late conservative icon Andrew Breitbart, Our Sacred Honor with Senator Rick Santorum, The Gift of Life with Governor Mike Huckabee, and the award-winning films on Pope John Paul, Nine Days That Changed The World and Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny, hosted by Callista and Newt Gingrich.

Bossie is the former Chief Investigator for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. During Bill Clinton’s two terms as president, he led investigations ranging from the Whitewater land deal to the transfer of dual-use technology to China and to foreign fundraising in the 1996 Clinton re-election campaign. He has authored four books, including the best-selling Intelligence Failure: How Clinton’s National Security Policy Set the Stage for 9/11.

Born in Boston, Bossie attended the University of Maryland. He proudly served for 20 years as a volunteer firefighter in Montgomery County, Maryland where he resides with his wife, Susan, and their four children.

K. Edward Raleigh
MDGOP Legal Counsel

Ed Raleigh serves as Legal Counsel to the Maryland Republican Party. Ed lives in Anne Arundel County with his wife and daughter. He is licensed to practice law in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. Ed is a partner in the Washington, DC office of an international law firm. Ed’s practice focuses on strategic guidance and corporate defense for clients in highly regulated arenas. In the late 1960s and into the late 1970s, Ed’ grandfather was a state delegate and senator from Anne Arundel County.

K. Edward Raleigh Legal Counsel

Annapolis, Maryland

MARYLAND REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE CHAIRS

CountyTitle First NameLast NameEmail
AlleganyChairToddLogsdontoddlogsdon@hotmail.com
Anne ArundelChairSusanMcConkeysusandil@aol.com
BaltimoreChairPattiFallonhanoverprf@comcast.net
Baltimore CityChairThomasKennedytjkkenn@aol.com
CalvertChairDaleWeemsrockfish580@comcast.net
CarolineChairJulieQuickjuliejoquick@gmail.com
CarrollChairJoeLeemansental82@yahoo.com
CecilChairVinceSammonsvsammons@vincentsammons.com
CharlesChairJamesAshburnelectjamesashburn@gmail.com
DorchesterChairTedBryantbbsportaviation1@gmail.com
FrederickChairJessePippyjesse@jessepippy.com
GarrettChairLuanneRuddellluanneruddell@yahoo.com
HarfordChairJessicaBlakejblake0803@gmail.com
HowardChairBethLawsonbeth173@verizon.net
KentChairShawnPoulsonshawn@ethn.net
MontgomeryChairDelLaimamindellamiman@gmail.com
Prince George'sChairJessePeedpoolsareus9@yahoo.com
Queen Anne'sChairMikeArntzmikearntz@yahoo.com
SomersetChairTammyTruittJTr1049240@aol.com
St. Mary'sChairJenniferBoydjenboydgop@hotmail.com
TalbotChairRichardOsbourneRm.osborne@hotmail.com
WashingtonChairSethWilsongopseth@outlook.com
WicomicoChairWendyAnpacherwgansp11@comcast.net
WorcesterCo-ChairAndrewHobbsandrew@ajhobbs.com