August Chairman’s Message

The summer months are when many families move.  When you retire like my wife and I have, you have to make a choice as to where you will live and why.  For many, the choice is between ‘financial capital’ and ‘social capital’.  Will you move to a place with a low cost of living where you do not know anyone or will you stay where your social network, friends and perhaps family are in place but where it might be more expensive?

The good news is that under Governor Hogan, the state of Maryland has become less expensive.  We want to stay here with our friends and family but are concerned about what would happen if Ben Jealous became governor along with more liberal Democrat senators and delegates.  When Bernie Sanders says "there are few progressives stronger than Ben", you know the taxpayer is in trouble. He wants to provide ‘free’ college; the taxpayer will be paying for that.  Despite the need to imprison thosecriminals who make Baltimore undesirablewith the highest murder rate per capita in the US--Jealous wants to ‘"end the era of mass incarceration" by striving for a fair criminal justice system.'  Despite Maryland being the only state with a Healthcare Cost Review Commission that sets hospital rates to be the same regardless of which insurer the patient utilizes, Jealous envisions a Medicare-for-All system that delivers better care for less cost.  Isn’t that what we were promised under ObamaCare?  How well did that work for you, your families and your friends?

Since I want to stay in Maryland to be with family and friends, I am going to work to get Governor Hogan re-elected.  And I need your help to protect your families from the continued call for more socialism.

1. The State Party needs help manning a booth at the Maryland State Fair from August 24th through September 3rdh.  If this is something you can help with, please sign up here:

 2. We need your help at our Anne Arundel County Fair from September 12 through 16th.  Please sign up via the link ​to come shortly and join fellow Republicans in spreading the word about our Candidates, Elected Officials and Clubs. Can I count on you to volunteer for one shift over those four days?  signup here:

 3. Finally, we have great candidates who need your help.  You can find them listed on our webpage  You can do this by joining a campaign for a local candidate, someone running for county council, running for delegate or senator or a county wide office like states attorney or sheriff.  We need your help reaching your neighbors, manning the polls in November, and keeping signs upright. This is an opportunity to be active citizens participating in our constitutional republic and educating others about our candidates.

Your friends and family will thank you for your hard work.

Wayne Smith

AAGOP Chairman


MDGOP Candidate