Chairman
Jerry DeWolf
301-799-8793

1st Vice Chair
Seth Wilson
301-797-6367

2nd Vice Chair
Paul Banister
301-964-8951

Secretary
Mike Everhart
301-797-7418

Treasurer
Marilee Kerns
301-964-7047

Member
Randy Leatherman
301-223-8669

Member
Stephen Showe
301-667-0667

Member
Candi Skipper
301-991-3902

Member
James Warner
301-432-4935

Washington County
Republican Headquarters
301-739-2118

MD Republican Party
Executive Director
Joe Cluster
69 Franklin Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-263-2125
joe@mdgop.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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WASHINGTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN HEADQUARTERS GRAND OPENING!

Please join us for the Grand Opening of the Washington County Republican Headquarters!

Saturday, September 10
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
5 East Oak Ridge Drive
301-739-2118

Click here for more information!


REPUBLICAN HEADQUARTERS OPENING IN SEPTEMBER

The Washington County Republican Headquarters will be opening in September! Check back here for the date of the Grand Opening. Yard signs should be available when the office opens. If you would like someone to contact you when the office opens, please contact us through the Volunteer tab above and note that in the comments.


ANNUAL ELEPHANT CLUB RECEPTION

Please join us Thursday, July 28, 2016, for the Annual Elephant Club Reception, hosted by Jeff & Marilee Kerns, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Click here for more information!


Donald Trump Visits Hagerstown

April 24, 2016
4:00 PM (EST)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2016
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE, CHAIRMAN, WCRCC

The Washington County Republican Central Committee has recommended Wayne Kelly Keefer to the Governor's Office of Appointments in accordance with Maryland Code for local governments for the vacancy on the Board of County Commissioners for Washington County.

The Washington County Republican Central Committee thanks all the applicants for their interest and the citizens of Washington County for their input during the appointment process.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2016
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE WCRCC CHAIRMAN 301-667-0667

The Washington Republican Central Committee has received 12 applications for the open Washington County Commissioner seat left vacant by Vincent “Woody” Spong after he withdrew his name from consideration.

The following individuals listed have submitted applications and will be considered for nomination:

Gary E. Baker
Steve Blickenstaff
Gary E. Bockrath
Brian Flook
William Edward Forrest
William Ray Harner Jr.
Wayne Kelly Keefer
David R. Keller III
Brenda J. Thiam
Randall Wagner
Seth Wilson
Robin L. Wivell

Seth Wilson, member of the Washington County Republican Central Committee, has recused himself from the process.

The Central Committee welcomes public comments at commissioner@wcmdgop.com or (301) 739-2118. Public comment will be accepted through the process.

All applicants will be contacted by the WCRCC and advised of the next step for their application review. For any questions, contact Chairman Steve Showe. 301-667-0667
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2016
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE WCRCC CHAIRMAN 301-667-0667

The Washington County Republican Central Committee will start accepting applications for appointment for the vacant Washington County Commissioner seat on February 5. To obtain an application package, those interested in applying can contact Steve Showe at 301-667-0667 or visit the Committee's website at www.wcmdgop.com. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2016. All applicants will be notified by the Central Committee upon receipt of their application package. The Central Committee welcomes public comments at commissioner@wcmdgop.com or (301) 739-2118.
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Trip to Annapolis
The Washington County Republican Central Committee organized a bus trip for Washington County high school students to travel to Annapolis recently.

Click here for pictures of the event!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2016
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE WCRCC CHAIRMAN 301-667-0667

The application process for the vacant County Commissioner seat will be announced soon on the web site of the Washington County Republican Central Committee (http://wcmdgop.com/). The Central Committee welcomes public comments at commissioner@wcmdgop.com or (301) 739-2118.
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A Message From Maryland's National Committeewoman
We can all call Senator Cardin's office to say "Vote NO" on the Iran Nuclear Deal. Please call Senator Cardin at either or both locations:

Baltimore: 410-962-4436
Washington, DC: 202-224-4524

More here: http://nicoleeambrose.com/2015/07/20/please-call/


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2015
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE, CHAIRMAN, WCRCC

The Washington County Republican Central Committee has recommended Robert Jeffrey Buczkowski to the Governor's Office of Appointments in accordance with the Maryland Constitution for the appointment to the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County - commonly referred to as The Liquor Board of Washington County.

We thank all the applicants for their interest and the citizens of Washington County for their input during the appointment process.

Washington County Republican Central Committee
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2015
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE, CHAIRMAN, WCRCC

The Washington County Republican Central Committee has received 13 applications for appointment to the Washington County Board of License Commissioners (commonly referred to as "the Liquor Board").

The following individuals have submitted applications, and will be considered for nomination:

John Beair
Jeff Buczkowski
Steven Eby
Ray Givens
Dr. Eldon Hawbaker
Charles Miller
James Mills
Rich Newman
James Nipps
Frank Novinger
David Smith
Joe Widmyer
Fred Wolford

The Central Committee welcomes public comments at blc@wcmdgop.com or (301) 739-2118. Public Comment will be accepted through Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2015
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE, CHAIRMAN, WCRCC

The Washington County Republican Central Committee is currently accepting applications for appointment to the Washington County Board of License Commissioners (commonly referred to as "the Liquor Board").

To obtain an application package, those interested in applying can contact Steve Showe at 301-667-0667 or visit the Committee's website at www.wcmdgop.com.

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 15, 2015. All applicants will be notified by the Central Committee upon receipt of their application package.

The Central Committee welcomes public comments at blc@wcmdgop.com or (301) 739-2118.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2015
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE, CHAIRMAN, WCRCC

The Washington County Republican Central Committee has recommended Vincent C. "Woody" Spong to the Governor's Office of Appointments in accordance with Maryland Code for local governments for the vacancy on the Board of County Commissioners for Washington County.

The Washington County Republican Central Committee thanks all the applicants for their interest and the citizens of Washington County for their input during the appointment process.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2015
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE WCRCC CHAIRMAN 301-667-0667

The Washington Republican Central Committee has received 13 applications for the open Washington County Commissioner seat vacated by William Wivell after his appointment to Delegate District 2A.

The following individuals listed have submitted applications and will be considered for nomination:

JANE M. ANDERSON
DOUGLAS BIGELOW
STEVEN L. BLICKENSTAFF
GARY E. BOCKRATH
ROBERT E. BRUCHEY II
WILLIAM EDWARD FORREST
RONALD L. HARSH
WAYNE K. KEEFER
WILLIAM B. MCKINLEY
CORT MEINELSCHMIDT
VINCENT "WOODY" SPONG
GREGORY R. STOCKSDALE
LLOYD "PETE" WATERS

The Central Committee welcomes public comments at commissioner@wcmdgop.com or (301) 739-2118. Public comment will be accepted through Wednesday, April 1, 5:00 p.m. EDT

All applicants will be contacted by the WCRCC and advised of the next step for their application review. For any questions, contact Chairman Steve Showe. 301-667-0667


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UPDATE
MARCH 17, 2014
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE WCRCC CHAIRMAN 301-667-0667

The Washington County Republican Central Committee is now accepting applications for appointment for the vacant Washington County Commissioner seat. To obtain an application package, those interested in applying can contact Steve Showe at 301-667-0667 or visit the Committee's website at www.wcmdgop.com. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 26, 2015. All applicants will be notified by the Central Committee upon receipt of their application package. The Central Committee welcomes public comments at commissioner@wcmdgop.com or (301) 739-2118.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UPDATE
FEBRUARY 21, 2014
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE WCRCC CHAIRMAN 301-667-0667

The Washington County Republican Central Committee will be sending Washington County Commissioner William Wivell's name to Governor Larry Hogan for nomination as the nominee to fill the vacant State Delegate District 2A Seat. For any questions, contact Chairman Steve Showe. 301-667-0667.

The application process for the vacant County Commissioner seat will be announced after the Governor confirms the nominee.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE WCRCC CHAIRMAN 301-667-0667

The Washington County Republican Central Committee will be sending Washington County Commissioner William Wivell's name to Governor Larry Hogan for nomination as the nominee to fill the vacant State Delegate District 2A Seat. For any questions, contact Chairman Steve Showe. 301-667-0667.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE WCRCC CHAIRMAN 301-667-0667

The Washington Republican Central Committee has received 13 applications for the open State Delegate District 2A Seat vacated by Andrew Serafini, and appointed to Senator District 2.

The following individuals listed have submitted applications, and will be considered for nomination:

DOUGLAS BIGELOW
PATRICK (TED) BRENNAN
RANDY BUCHMAN
BRIAN FLOOK
DAVID HANLIN
HENRY HOUSE
ELIZABETH (LIZ) JONES
JUSTIN MAYHUE
DORIS NIPPS
DWAYNE SMITH
DENNY STOUFFER
SETH WILSON
WILLIAM WIVELL

Elizabeth Jones and Seth Wilson are current members of WCRCC and as candidates for State Delegate have recused themselves from the entire nomination process.

All applicants will be contacted by the WCRCC and advised of the next step for their application review. For any questions, contact Chairman Steve Showe. 301-667-0667


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE, CHAIRMAN, WCRCC

On Monday February 2, 2015, Delegate Andrew Serafini resigned his State Delegate Seat and was sworn in to the MD State Senate after being confirmed by Governor Larry Hogan.

The Washington County Republican Central Committee is now accepting applications for appointment for State Delegate District 2A. To obtain an application package, those interested in applying can contact Steve Showe at 301-667-0667 or visit the Committee's website at www.wcmdgop.com. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on February 11, 2015. All applicants will be notified by the Central Committee upon receipt of their application package.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 22, 2015
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE, CHAIRMAN, WCRCC

Due to the resignation of State Senator for Washington County District 2, Christopher Shank, the Washington County Republican Central Committee (the Committee) met on Thursday, January 22, 2015 and chose the nominee for the vacant Senate seat. The Committee chose Delegate Andrew Serafini to be their nominee for State Senator of District 2, Washington County. The name will be forwarded to Governor Hogan's appointments office for confirmation and appointment. The application process for the vacant House of Delegates seat will be announced after the Governor confirms the nominee.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 22, 2015
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE, CHAIRMAN, WCRCC

The Washington County Republican Central Committee is currently accepting applications for appointment to the Washington County Board of Elections. To obtain an application package, those interested in applying can contact Steve Showe at 301-667-0667 or visit the Committee's website at www.wcmdgop.com. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on February 2, 2015. All applicants will be notified by the Central Committee upon receipt of their application package.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 16, 2015
CONTACT: STEVE SHOWE, CHAIRMAN, WCRCC

On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, Governor-elect Hogan announced his selection of current sitting State Senator for Washington County District 2, Christopher Shank, to be the next Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention. It is the decision of the committee that the vacancy will be filled from within the current membership of the Washington County Delegation representing District 2. No public applications will be accepted for this seat.

The committee will be working to expedite this appointment as soon as possible so that Washington County remains well represented in Annapolis during the 2015 Session of the Maryland General Assembly. The 2015 Session began on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. An announcement will be made immediately once the nominee is selected. The name will then be sent to then Governor Hogan for confirmation and appointment.


Our Core Values
Principled leadership must stand upon foundations and core values that transcend time and societal pressures .... a position our founding fathers sympathetically affirmed in writing in terms of our endowment from the Creator.

We affirm the foundational statements of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution as binding us to principled governance. As Republicans, we look to these objective truths and reject the popular current of subjectivism leading to imprudent, errant, and unsustainable decisions -- with consequences providing merely short-term solutions while breaking the system itself.

Conservatives still understand these defining principles of smaller government, lower taxes, personal responsibility, the right to keep and bear arms and the sanctity of human life. These values will continue to win in the arena of ideas - even as we acknowledge the difficulties of advancing these ideas in the broader context of a decidedly left-leaning media culture.


Our Role
Our role as the Washington County Republican Central Committee is to work together as a team to support the conservative values of the Republican Party. Along with many other dedicated volunteers, we work vigorously through each campaign to promote Republican Candidates who have taken on the challenge to win a seat in the next election. Whether it be a National or Statewide campaign, we lead the charge needed to educate and bring awareness to the voters in Washington County. We strongly believe in the American Freedom that our forefathers fought hard to establish for all of us and we intend to keep it! -Liz Jones

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