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The government defines what is NOT a "Waters of the United States"

The Government defines what is NOT a “Waters of the United States”

By Gary Baise | July 1, 2020

Gary Baise Commentaries Environmentalists want the Court to punish EPA. If the Court does so, a new chapter will be written for pesticide use. In my many efforts to unravel and explain the federal government’s sometimes baffling efforts to legally define the things that matter most to property owners, I have started by describing the…

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By Dwight Patel | July 1, 2020

Tonight on Direct Line Live – MICHAEL MUSANTE, PRESIDENT, MUSANTE STRATEGIES, LLC Michael is the President of Musante Strategies, LLC, a government relations firm operating in the District of Columbia since 2005. Michael develops and implements strategies in the areas of government relations and legislative outreach at the federal, state, and local levels. Michael has…

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sunlight is the best disinfectant

Sunlight Needed for Police Misconduct Cases

By Mark Uncapher | June 30, 2020

Sunlight Needed for Police Misconduct Cases Maryland law shields misconduct findings The Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes until Floyd died had 18 previous complaints filed against him, according to media reports.[i] State laws and public employee labor agreements far too often prevent details about misbehaving government workers…

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TIME FOR MARYLAND TO EMBRACE ONLINE EDUCATION

TIME FOR MARYLAND TO EMBRACE ONLINE EDUCATION

By Mark Uncapher | June 29, 2020

TIME FOR MARYLAND TO EMBRACE ONLINE EDUCATION As the state’s schools plan to reopen, Maryland should stop being a hold-out, and give parents and their children the option to use tuition-free online education from charter providers Maryland’s schools are scheduled to open in a matter of weeks for the 2020-21 school year.  Yet many school…

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Our Republican Leaders

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President Donald J. Trump

Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States. He believes the United States has incredible potential and will go on to exceed even its remarkable achievements of the past. His campaign slogan for President was, “Make America Great Again,” and that is exactly what he is doing. <more>

Vice Presidnet Michael R. Pence

Vice Presidnet Michael Pence

Michael R. Pence was born in Columbus, Indiana, on June 7, 1959, one of six children born to Edward and Nancy Pence. As a young boy, he had a front-row seat to the American Dream. After his grandfather immigrated to the United States when he was 17, his family settled in the Midwest. The future Vice President watched his Mom and Dad build everything that matters – a family, a business, and a good name. <more>

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>

Maryland Republican Leadership

Dirk Haire, MDGOP Chairman

Dirk Haire, Chairman

Dirk Haire is serving his second term as Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party.  He is also a Partner in the Washington, DC office of national law firm Fox Rothschild LLP where he practices government contracts and construction law.  Dirk lives in Edgewater, Maryland with his wife, Jessica, daughters Bailey, Addison, and Olivia, and son Connor. Jessica is the County Councilwoman for Anne Arundel County Council District 7 and also serves as the State Party Legal Counsel.  Dirk’s past GOP experience includes working as a Legislative Aide for US Senator Dan Coats, managing Congressional campaigns for Republican candidates in Indiana and Wisconsin, serving as Legal Counsel to the Maryland Republican Party, and serving as Chairman of the Maryland House and Senate Party Caucus Committees.

Brandon Cooper

Brandon Cooper, 1st Vice-Chair

Brandon Cooper serves as the 1st Vice Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party. Brandon has been a long-time Party activist, including formerly serving as the Chairman of the Prince George's County Republican Central Committee, Vice Chairman of the Maryland Young Republicans, and Chairman of the Howard University College Republicans. Brandon has worked as staff for the Republican National Committee, two US Senate Campaigns in Maryland and Kentucky, and numerous local campaigns across the state. Brandon has repeatedly been recognized for his contributions to the Party, including being the recipient of the Maryland Republican Party's 2017 Man of the Year Award and the 2013 Young Republican of the Year Award.

Tony Campbell

Tony Campbell, 2nd Vice-Chair

Dr. Antonio (Tony) Campbell serves on the faculty in the Department of Political Science at Towson University teaching Political Theory, American National Government, Religion and Politics, and a survey course on Presidential Elections. Tony served in the United States Army as a Chaplain.

Tony’s doctoral research entitled Every Life Matters to God has been downloaded on five continents, twenty seven countries and 19 institutions including the Navy Network Information Center, the DoD Network Information Center, the National Health Service, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Homeland Security.

Matt Adams

Matt Adams, 3rd Vice Chair

Matt Adams is the 3rd Vice-Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party. Matt has been a long-time party activist, formerly serving as the Chairman of the Somerset County Republican Central Committee.

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.

Maryland Republican Central Committee Chairs

County Chairman Email Website
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE James P. Appel jappel@aagop.org www.aagop.org
ALLEGANY COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Bob Farrell rfarrell1153@yahoo.com
BALTIMORE CITY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Shannon Wright wrightformaryland@gmail.com www.baltimorecitygop.org
BALTIMORE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Kathleen A. Smero kathleensmero@gmail.com www.baltimorecountygop.com
CALVERT COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Catherine Grasso nonitalian1@gmail.com www.calvertgop.org
CAROLINE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Stephen E. Stouffer, Jr. sstouffer4@hotmail.com www.carolinegop.org
CARROLL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE David L. Brauning, Jr., dlbangus1972@gmail.com www.ccgop.net
CECIL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE David J. Woodruff vsammons@CecilGOP.org
CHARLES COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Nicole Bennett nicole.ccrcc@gmail.com ccgop.webs.com
DORCHESTER COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Lynn Corbman Scott dcoldren2@msn.com www.docogop.com
FREDERICK COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE James Dvorak jamesdvorak2014@gmail.com www.frederickgop.org
GARRETT COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Luanne Ruddell luanneruddell@yahoo.com
HARFORD COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Jessica Blake jblake0803@gmail.com www.harfordgop.org
HOWARD COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Laura M. Walsh walshgender@gmail.com www.HoCoGOP.com
KENT COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Tatiana Croissette tatianacroissette@gmail.com www.kentcountyrcc.com
MONTGOMERY COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Dennis Melby dennismelby1@gmail.com www.mcgop.com
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Jim Wass jim@jimwass.com www.pggop.com
QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Mike Arntz mikearntz@yahoo.com www.qarepublicans.com
ST. MARY'S COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE David Willenborg david.willenborg@verizon.net
SOMERSET COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Tammy Truitt JTr1049240@aol.com somersetrepublicans.com
TALBOT COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE David Reel dreel@quantumcomms.com www.talbotgop.org
WASHINGTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Jerry DeWolf republicanjerry@gmail.com www.wcmdgop.com
WICOMICO COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Nathaniel Sansom mgmciver@gmail.com www.wicomicogop.net
WORCESTER COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Loretta Spinuzza jagspin@gmail.com www.worcestercogop.org
WORCESTER COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE Mary Burgess marybinoc@aol.com