CENTRAL COMMITTEE NEWS

Update 11/12/2020

The members of the Washington County Republican Central Committee held its annual elections of Officers this evening and the committee voted unanimously to keep its leadership team from last year. Officers are as follows:

 

Chair: Jerry DeWolf

1st Vice Chair: Seth Wilson

2nd Vice Chair: Ginger Bigelow

Treasurer: Marilee E. Kerns

Secretary: Randy Leatherman

Members:

Matt Breeding

Darrell Evans

Ray Foltz

Brian Tana

We are all looking forward to working towards spreading our conservative message and helping to elect Republicans on the local, state and federal levels.

 

 

 

UPDATE 9/23/2020: 

Governor Larry Hogan announces the appointment of Dr. Brenda Thiam to the Maryland House of Delegates District 2B.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEPTEMBER 21st, 2020

CONTACT: JERRY DEWOLF, CHAIRMAN, WCRCC,

Due to the resignation of Delegate Paul Corderman after his nomination and appointment to the Maryland Senate, the Washington County Republican Central Committee met on Monday, September 21st, 2020 to choose the nominee for the vacant House of Delegates District 2B seat. The committee chose Dr. Brenda Thiam to be their nominee for House of Delegates District 2B . The name will be forwarded to Governor Hogan's appointments office for confirmation and appointment.

 

If appointed by the Governor, Dr. Thiam will be the first Republican African American Female State Legislator in the State of Maryland's history.

 

 

 

September 10th, 2020

Contact: Jerry DeWolf at 301-799-8793

The Washington County Republican Central has received four applications to serve as a State Delegate in Legislative District 2B for the City of Hagerstown. The following individuals will be considered for nomination to the Governor for appointment: Bob Bruchey; Austin Heffernan; Shelley McIntire; and Dr. Brenda Thiam.

The Central Committee welcomes public comments by visiting our website www.wcmdgop.com and clicking on the SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENT FOR DELEGATE button. Public comment will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 20.

For more information, call Chairman Jerry DeWolf at 301-799-8793 or email republicanjerry@gmail.com.

####

 

 

 

UPDATE 9/1/2020:

Paul Corderman was sworn in as Senator for Maryland's District 2 this afternoon on the floor of the Senate. We congratulate Senator Corderman and wish him luck in serving in this new capacity. 

Legislative District 2B for the City of Hagerstown is now Vacant. The Central Committee is now accepting applications for the the nomination for appointment. The filing deadline to submit applications is 5pm on Thursday, September 10th, 2020. All applications must be received electronically. Please visit our page DELEGATE APPLICATION from the button on the home screen for more information. 

UPDATE 8/27/2020: 

Governor Larry Hogan announces the appointment of Paul Corderman to the Senate District 2 Seat. 

UPDATE 8/25/2020: 

The Washington County Republican Central Committee has chosen Delegate Paul Corderman to be nominated for appointment to the Senate Seat. 

 

UPDATE 8/4/2020: 

Delegate Neil Parrott, State District 2A has announced this afternoon that he will NOT apply or seek the appointment to the vacant Senate Seat for District 2, vacated by Senator Andrew Serafini. Delegate Parrott has stated in a press release that as the Republican Nominee for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, he will focus on his race for Congress.

Delegate Parrott has the full backing and support of our Republican Party and we wish him well in his race to represent Western Maryland in Congress.

This announcement leaves the invitation to apply for the vacant Senate Seat to Delegate William (Bill) Wivell of District 2A, and Delegate Paul Corderman of District 2B.

 

UPDATE 8/3/2020

The Washington County Republican Central Committee decided to limit the candidates for nomination to the Senate seat vacated by Senator Andrew Serafini. The committee limited the process to members of the current Legislative Delegation in District 2. This includes Delegates Paul Corderman, Neil Parrott, and William (Bill) Wivell.

The application deadline is 5pm on Tuesday, August 11th. We welcome public comment starting this evening. Comments can be made through our website: www.wcmdgop.com or leave a message at 301-739-2118. You can click on the button Legislative Vacancy Comments, and they will be reviewed by all  9 members of the committee.

Update 8/1/2020

On Thursday July 30th, 2020, Senator Andrew Serafini; Disctrict 2, announced that he would be resigning from the Maryland Senate effective today 8/1/2020. According to the Maryland Constitution Article III, Section 13, The responsibility for nominating a person to the Governor to fill his vacant seat rests with our Central Committee. We have 30 days to nominate to the Governor, and we will fulfill that obligation. 

We are saddened to learn of this news as The Senator has served us well in Annapolis for the past 12 years. He has embodied the very esprit de corps of the Republican Party, working across the political aisle without rancor and malice that is common in Annapolis. The Senator will leaving to spend more time with his family and his business, and we thank them both for their sacrifices during his tenure in the Legislature.

When the Central Committee decides the process and timeline for the nomination, we will be making that public and will post here as well as on our Facebook page.

If you would like to voice your opinion or comments on the process to nominate someone to fill the vacant Senate District 2 seat, please click on the Contact Us button on the home screen, then select Legislative Vacancy Comments. When you fill out the form, all of your questions or comments will be sent directly to all members of our committee for their review. We will consider them when deliberating on the nominatinon process. 

 

UPDATE 07/06/2020:

The Washington County Republican Party will be opening the doors of our new Republican Party Headquarters from 10am-noon this coming Saturday July 11th. It will ALSO be a Law Enforcement Appreciation Event in which we have invited our Sheriff, The Maryland State Police and various other local law enforcement agencies in Washington County.

 

NOW is the time for ACTION. NOW is the time to come out and show your support for our conservative values, and our law enforcement community. Come join us as we will have a ribbon cutting ceremony, food and refreshments, and many of our local, state elected officials, as well as Maryland Republican Party Leadership. This event is FREE of charge. We just want you to come out and have a good time!

 

222 East Oak Ridge Drive, Suite 800, Hagerstown Md (directly across from UPS).

 

UPDATE June 15th, 2020

Click Here for the Full Results of the June 2nd 2020 Presidential Primaries: 

The following Candidates advance to the General Election in November:

Hagerstown Mayor:

Michael Barnes- Republican

Hagerstown City Council

Republicans
Bob Bruchey
Austin Heffernan
Shelley McIntire
Brenda Thiam 

Independent-Kristin B. Aleshire

 

Democrats
Brooke Grossman
Peter Perini
Tekesha A Martinez
Penny Nigh
Tiara Burnett

 

UPDATE 1/30/2020: 

As Promised folks, here is the list of Candidates that have filed for Hagerstown Mayoral Race, Hagerstown City Council, and the Washington County Board of Education (BOE)

 

BOE
Republicans:
Melissa Williams
Stan Stouffer
April Zentmeyer
Benjamin Forrest

Independent- Peter Bickford

 

Democrats
Ladetra Robinson
William “Bill” Donahue:

————————————-
Hagerstown Mayor:
Michael Barnes- Republican

Emily Keller- Democrat
Andi Overton- Democrat

—————————————
Hagerstown City Council

Republicans
Bob Bruchey
Austin Heffernan
Shelley McIntire
Brenda Thiam 

 

Independent-Kristin B. Aleshire

 

Democrats
Brooke Grossman
Peter Perini
Chip Snyder- (George Elmer Snyder)
Tekesha A Martinez
Travis Aaron Sites-
Penny Nigh-
Tiara Burnett
Matthew Schindler

But you can look at the list yourself, along with their contact info here:

https://elections.maryland.gov/…/gen_cand_lists_2020_3__by_…

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UPDATE 01/17/2020:

ONE WEEK REMAINING BEFORE THE FILING DEADLINE FOR OFFICE FOR THE 2020 ELECTIONS!!!!!

 

The deadline to file for candidacy in the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election is Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 9:00PM. For more information visit the Washington County Maryland Board of Elections page: https://www.washco-mdelections.org/

 

 

UPDATE 12/29/19:

WE HAVE TRUMP 2020 SIGNS AVAILABLE FOR ALL WHO WANT THEM! WE HAVE YARD SIGNS RIGHT NOW, AND WILL BE ORDERING LARGE 4'X8' SIGNS AS WELL. WE HAVE VOLUNTEERS THAT WILL DELIVER THEM TO YOU, OR ARRANGE TO MEET YOU TO GET THEM. THERE IS NO COST FOR THESE SIGNS, BUT WE DO ASK FOR A DONATION AS YOU ARE ABLE TO COVER THE COSTS OF THEM. 

TO GET YOUR SIGN, CLICK ON THE CONTACT US BUTTON AT THE TOP OF OUR WEBSITE, AND GIVE US YOUR INFORMATION. YOU MAY ALSO CLICK ON THE DONATE BUTTON TO HELP US COVER THE COSTS AS YOU ARE ABLE. 

WE ARE WORKING WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN TO HELP GET FOLKS THESE SIGNS. GINGER BIGELOW IS THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COORDINATOR FOR THE TRUMP 2020 CAMPAIGN AND ALL REQUEST FOR THESE SIGNS WILL BE SENT TO HER.   

 

11/16/19:

The following resolution was written by our Chairman Jerry DeWolf and presented formally before the entire Maryland Republican Party at our 2019 Fall Convention in Annapolis Maryland for consideration. It was approved unanimously. It is as follows:

THE MARYLAND REPUBLICAN PARTY RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND OPPOSING THE PARTISAN IMPEACHMENT ATTEMPT AGAINST HIM

WHEREAS, we the members of the individual county Central Committees which comprise the Maryland Republican Party during our regular course of business at the Fall Convention held on Saturday, November 16th 2019 in Annapolis, Maryland, have duly executed this Resolution;

WHEREAS, Donald J. Trump won the Republican Primary for President in Maryland by a wide margin, and was elected to be the 45th President of the United States in November 2016;

WHEREAS, President Trump’s time in Office has seen him adhere strictly to the Principals and Platform of the Republican Party here in Maryland, and across our nation through reducing job crushing governmental regulations, strengthening our armed forces of these United States, being a champion for religious freedoms and civil liberties, growing our economy to include the lowest unemployment rate and highest workforce participation in nearly five decades, working to secure our borders, working hard to enact new national immigration policies, championing the use of our nation’s Natural Resources to allow the U.S. to be an energy exporting nation, while ushering in a new era of prosperity for all Americans;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT

RESOLVED, We, the Central Committee members of the Maryland Republican Party publicly support the President of The United States of America Donald J. Trump, that our support for the President is unwavering, and unshakable, and we encourage him to continue his outstanding and steadfast work for us the American People to Keep America Great; and

RESOLVED, that we stand united against the partisan impeachment attempt against him, which is another example of his political opponents attempting to overturn the will of the American People, and we strongly condemn their actions and reject their baseless allegations.

Update 11/15/19:

Last evening the 9 members of the Washington County Republican Central Committee met to elect officers to serve until Nov 2020. The Committee unanimously elected:

Chairman: Jerry DeWolf
1st Vice Chair: Seth Wilson
2nd Vice Chair: Ginger Bigelow
Treasurer: Marilee E. Kerns
Secretary: Jami Mullendore (Non-Voting Member)

The other members remain as:

Matt Breeding
Darrell Evans
Ray Foltz
Randy Leatherman
Brian Tana

The entire committee looks forward to working together to complete our mission on behalf of the 42,000 plus registered Republicans in our county: to recruit, train and get Republicans elected to office on our local, state, and federal level, and to support the Republican Platform in all levels of government.

Paid for by the Washington County Republican Central Committee, Marilee E. Kerns Treasurer