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Calvert County Republican Party
Welcome to the Calvert County Republican Central Committee (CCRCC) website. Check out the opportunities to participate in local Republican Clubs, upcoming events, and to learn of Republican legislative news. We hope you will visit us often and join in our activities. To successfully compete in the election marketplace we need your financial support, your active participation and your votes!
The Calvert County Republican Central Committee's 9 members are elected by Republican voters at the Primary election in gubernatorial years for a 4-year term. In addition, 4 associate members are elected by the CCRCC. The CCRCC is an all-volunteer organization. It meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at our Headquarters at 424 Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick. All Republicans are welcome to attend these meetings!
Calvert County Republican Central Committee
CCRCC meetings are open to all Republicans. They usually meet on the first Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm, at Calvert County Republican Headquarters located in Prince Frederick. Our next meeting is on November 6! Come join us!
On October 2nd, Chairman Grasso swore in CCRCC’s newest member Chris Gadway. Welcome Chris!
Chairman Grasso would like to thank all of the wonderful Republicans in Calvert County who helped with the County Fair. We were a positive presence, shared information with the public, sold signs, hats, shirts, answered questions, etc. Again, thank you so much!
Republican Women Leaders of Calvert Meeting- RWLC
We look forward to seeing everyone at our November 4th RWLC meeting on November 4th, 6:15 pm, at The Lobby Bar & Cafe (6201 Solomons Island Rd, Huntingtown, MD 2069).
Our guest speaker will be Corine Frank, a longtime volunteer, activist, and local community advocate. She has directed fundraising efforts for several local Boards and served as the PTA President of her children’s school. She served as the campaign manager for Councilman Nathan Volke’s successful 2018 county council race and has volunteered for several state,county, and local GOP campaigns. Corine also served as Chairman of the Rules Committee for the MDGOP, Vice Chair of the AAGOP, Political and Strategic Planning Chair for the AAGOP and was appointed by County Executive Steve Schuh to the School Board Appointment Commission.
As a former County Central Committee Member, Corine is passionate about local politics. Her first foray into politics was as a volunteer on Republican House Leader Nic Kipke’s first campaign for Delegate. In 2017, she received the Anne Arundel County Young Republican of the Year Award. Corine has the energy and enthusiasm needed to support and grow the Republican Party in Maryland.
MD Criminal Intelligence Network Contributes to Dismantling of Drug Trafficking Organization in Baltimore City
Press Release, Oct 2
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced another successful month for the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN), including the complete dismantling of a drug trafficking organization that operated in Southwest Baltimore and the indictment of more than a dozen people suspected of trafficking deadly narcotics, including fentanyl.
During the month of September, law enforcement agencies in Maryland made dozens of arrests related to violent crimes and drug trafficking organizations that were distributing a number of controlled dangerous substances throughout the state, including nearly 500 grams of fentanyl. According to the DEA, that amount could kill more than 200,000 people.
“The safety and security of our citizens is a top priority, and the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network is making a difference by helping to restore our communities impacted by violent crime.” said Governor Hogan. “These recent arrests send a powerful message that trafficking of illegal drugs will not be tolerated.”
MCIN is a criminal justice strategy funded by the Hogan administration through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. Announced by Governor Hogan in 2017, the MCIN strategy encourages local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to collaborate and share information to target, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations, including gangs and other groups that conduct drug, firearm, and human trafficking. So far, the Hogan administration has invested roughly $9 million in the MCIN initiative, with more than $1.7 million going to efforts in Baltimore City since 2018.
Governor Hogan Addresses Business Leaders at Maryland Governor’s Business Summit
Press Release, Sept 20
Economic Development Summit Discusses the Future of Maryland’s Workforce
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today addressed more than 500 business and educational leaders at the sold-out 2019 Maryland Governor’s Business Summit. Held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Harbor East, the economic development conference highlighted the state’s workforce, including ways to attract and train employees, diversify and develop teams, modernize apprenticeship programs, and plan for the workforce of the future.
“I want to thank the hundreds of business leaders who have joined us from all across the state, not only for being here, but also for the critical role that you are playing in Maryland’s incredible economic resurgence,” said Governor Hogan. “It is thanks to each and every one of you that Maryland has experienced one of the biggest economic turnarounds in America with more businesses now open and more people working than ever before in the history of our state.”
Governor Hogan highlighted his administration’s focus on making Maryland more “Open for Business” through efforts like the Customer Service Initiative, which makes it easier and more efficient to do business with state agencies; the growth of the state’s apprenticeship programs; and a major expansion of the Opportunity Zone initiative to bring jobs and capital investment to underserved communities in Maryland.
State Releases 2019 Second Quarter Fatal Overdose Data
Press Release, Sept. 18th
Opioid, Heroin, and Fentanyl-Related Deaths Continue to Decline
ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) has released its 2019 second quarter report, which shows that Maryland has experienced its first six-month decline in the total number of opioid-related fatalities in at least a decade. Release of the report comes during National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness of substance use disorders and the resources available to end addiction.
In the first two quarters of 2019, there were 1,182 total unintentional intoxication deaths in the state, an 11.3% decrease as compared to the same period in 2018. Of that total, 89.7% (1,060) were opioid-related deaths, primarily attributable to fentanyl. Opioid-related deaths declined by 11.1%.
In addition, heroin-related deaths continued to decline, decreasing 14.9% through June 2019 compared with the same period in 2018. Prescription opioid-related deaths declined by 3.5% in the first six months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.
“Though the continued decline in fatal overdoses is welcome news, the heroin and opioid epidemic remains a crisis and we will continue to respond with all the tools at our disposal,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “The fight against heroin and opioid overdoses has torn apart communities and families throughout our state and across the nation. Together, we can and we must do more in order to save the lives of thousands of Marylanders.”
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I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person's dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
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