As January has now closed, the days are getting longer and the time to throw your hat into the ring of politics for 2022 is getting shorter. 21 days to pull the trigger, so to speak.
While we do have a great stable of candidates coming from our little ol’ organization, there are still quite a few seats that we need candidates for.
We need a Registrar of Wills; Sharon Keller is hanging up her eyeshade and headed to retirement.
On the County Council, we still have openings in District’s 1 & 3,
Dist. 1 basically is the western 1/3 of the county, South of Gambrill State Park. It is a very winnable district. Jerry Donald won with something like 72 votes. Don’t quote me, that’s what I recall.
Dist. 3 is essentially Frederick city proper. Certainly, a tougher race, but, the right messenger with the right message, could definitely turn some heads. Keep it about fiscal responsibility and government overreach, the dark horse could pull it out in the stretch.
Then we come to the Republican Central Committee. There are 9 seats to be had, knowing the frustration with and within the state party, it would be nice to win a Conservative majority. It is doable.
Lastly, this is not an elected seat but, the most important job in the preservation of Justice and Freedom. We are in dire need of Election Judges. If all 60+ polling places are open on primary and election day, we will need 350 election judges. I implore all who can sacrifice a few days, your county, your state, and your country need you.
I’d like to give a few well-deserved kudos. First, to Kira Wynne; last week Kira put on the Human Trafficking 101 seminar with Sheriff Jenkins, George Montgomery, and Michelle Shay. Beyond having a great turnout, the courage to bear one’s soul like that. God bless.
My 2nd shoutout goes to Mason Carter. This young man is working his campaign harder than a sno-cone salesman in Alaska! He’s getting out and meeting farmers and brick & mortar businesses. All while going to school full time and working part-time. Those of you that are doing the same, good job but, make a point to post it on social media. Like it or not, social platforms do get the message out.
SHORT NOTICE This Thursday 3 February from 6-8 pm, we are having our first Happy Hour @The Shuckin’ Shack 41 S. Market St (where Griff’s Landing used to be). Our Don’t Worry, Be Happy Happy Hour or Two. No speeches, no lectures, just hang out and let your hair down and have a good time. Lite fare finger foods will be provided, you cover the libation(s) of your choice. We want to thank our sponsor, Kirby Delauter & WF Delauter & Son
Wednesday 9 February is our regular meeting at the Elks Lodge #684 289 Willowdale Drive, Frederick 21704
We are still waiting on confirmation from US Senate Candidate James Tarantin.
And to follow up on last week’s Human Trafficking 101, I had the pleasure to meet a gentleman working on awareness. Eric Colton is the Chairman of Untrafficked. Please, make a point to visit their website.
Thursday 17 February the Education Not Indoctrination Slate is putting on a free event with Sheriff Chuck Jenkins.
Sheriff Chuck Jenkins will give a presentation to the public on the role of the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program in partnership with Frederick County Public Schools. There is currently confusion around the community on what exactly the role of the school SRO is. Sheriff Jenkins will be on hand to answer those questions.
Frederick Elks Lodge #684 289 Willowdale Drive, Frederick from 6:30-9 pm. As always, donations are greatly appreciated. (This event was rescheduled from 17 January)
Thursday 3 March we are heading back to downtown Frederick for another Happy Hour or Two. This time at
Hootch & Banter, just 2 doors away from this week’s happy hour. This time we are going to need a hard headcount so, be sure to check our Events page on our website in a week or 2 when we get the details up here. Once again, thank you to our sponsor Kirby Delauter, and WF Delauter & Son
As we close in on the anniversary of Rush Limbaugh’s passing, I’ll leave you with this…
“We can take this country back. All we need is to nominate the right candidate. It’s no more complicated than that.” Rush Hudson Limbaugh