POLITICAL PARTIES

REPUBLICAN PARTY

LOCAL CENTRAL COMMITTEES

Local central committee members of the Maryland Republican Party are elected in gubernatorial election years at the primary election held in June. Prior to 2014, the primary election was held in September. Thereafter, it was held in June until 2022 when the primary was moved to July. The last primary was held July 19, 2022.

Each county and Baltimore City has its own local central committee to manage party affairs in its jurisdiction. Central committee members are elected at primary elections every four years. Any registered Republican can run for a seat on his or her county’s central committee. To advance the party’s principles and help elect Republicans to public office, committee members register and assist voters, staff events, work at polls and phone banks, raise funds and resources, and support the party organization. In addition, the committee recommends appointments to the Governor for the county board of elections, and helps to fill vacancies in certain elected offices.

Listed below are those who were elected in July 2022 as members of the local central committees. They assumed office in November 2022. Local central committees can be accessed at: https://www.mdgop.org/recs.

After election by the voters, some local central committee members are unable to serve. When circumstances warrant it, the State central committee then appoints new members to replace those who have resigned, moved, or died. In the text below, such new members bear asterisks after their names.


ALLEGANY COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Allegany County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Robert Farrell, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
David A. Bohn; John R. Emerick; Niki Folk; Charity O. Friend; Todd Joseph Logsdon; Tiffany Sue Mock; Sarah Price; Carrie M. Wolford. Terms expire 2026.

P. O. Box 431, Cumberland, MD 21502 - 0431
e-mail: alleganymdgop@gmail.com
web: https://allegany-county-gop.square.site/

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Anne Arundel County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Susan D. McConkey, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee in Nov., 2-year term)
Dist. 1: Robert A. Borochok; Zachary Michael Jacobs.
Dist. 2: Mary Phelps; Vince Skretch.
Dist. 3: Susannah F. W. Kipke; Faith M. Loudon.
Dist. 4: Tracy Daniel Mathews; Anna Poulin.
Dist. 5: Susan D. McConkey; Anne Elizabeth Rutherford.
Dist. 6: James P. Appel; Dana L. Schulze.
Dist. 7: Tom Angelis; Jason Trott.
At Large: Nathan E. Volke.
Terms expire 2026.

P. O. Box 6494, Annapolis, MD 21404 - 6494
e-mail: info@aagop.org
web: www.aagop.org

BALTIMORE CITY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected By Baltimore City Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Thomas J. Kennedy, Chair (chosen by City Central Committee in Jan., 4-year term)
Councilmanic Dist. 1: Kyna J. McKenzie; one vacancy.
Councilmanic Dist. 2: Brendon Joyner-El; Toria White.
Councilmanic Dist. 3: Antonio Barboza; Shannon Wright.
Councilmanic Dist. 6: Scott Graham; one vacancy
Councilmanic Dist. 7: Christopher Anderson; William J. Hellman.
Councilmanic Dist. 8: Dennis Betzel; one vacancy.
Councilmanic Dist. 10: Michael W. Nolet; J. Brian Voss.
Councilmanic Dist. 11: Thomas J. Kennedy; Pete Waters.
Councilmanic Dist. 13: Blaire Freed; Larry O. Wardlow, Jr.
Councilmanic Dist. 14: D. Dante Anthony Hayes; David Rivera.
Terms expire 2026.

P. O. Box 22187, Baltimore, MD 21203
(410) GOP-CRAB (467-2722); 1-833-GOP-CRAB (467-2722) (toll free)
e-mail: info@baltimorecitygop.org
web: www.baltimorecitygop.org

BALTIMORE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Baltimore County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Kathleen A. Smero, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Dist. 1: John C. Lerch, Jr.; Paul Lubbell; Brandon Michael; one vacancy.
Dist. 2: James Amos; Ruth Goetz; John C. Gordon; Neil S. Posner.
Dist. 3: Raymond C. Boccelli; Deborah Hill; Angela Sudano-Marcellino; Kate Strauch Sullivan.
Dist. 4: Kim Bryant; Patricia R. Fallon; Alfred Mendelsohn; Charlene Merrill.
Dist. 5: Bradley Lang; Kevin A. Olkowski; Kathleen A. Smero; Garrett L. Zahner.
Dist. 6: Timothy M. Neubauer; Jay Payne; James P. Randisi; Deb Sullivan.
Dist. 7: Paul M. Blitz; Virginia L. Deise; Tim Fazenbaker; Linda Preece.
Terms expire 2026.

P. O. Box 24773, Middle River, MD 21220
web: www.baltimorecountygop.com

CALVERT COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Calvert County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Vacancy, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee in Nov., 1-year term)
Joshua Johnson; Elizabeth C. King; Lisa Lavallee; James McQueen, Sr.; J. P. Sherkus; Cal Steuart; Tannis Villanova; Dale A. Weems; Donna M. Zupancic. Terms expire 2026.

424 Solomons Island Road North, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
(410) 535-9100; e-mail: hq@calvertgop.org
web: www.calvertgop.org

CAROLINE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Caroline County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Julie Jo Quick, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
James Ormand Baker; Betty J. Ballas; Elizabeth M Beem**; Sherry L. Levengood*; Sherry Kay Osman-Durm; Zachary Reid; Pastor Don W. Reynolds*; R. J. Ritter, II. Terms expire 2026.
*(appointed Dec. 6, 2022, to fill vacancies)
**(appointed Jan. 2023, to fill vacancy)

e-mail: juliejoquick@gmail.com

CARROLL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Carroll County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Joe Leeman, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee in Nov., 1-year term)
Katherine Adelaide; Cathey Allison; Richard Collins; E. Scott Hollenbeck; Karen Martin Leatherwood; Krista Schultz; James J. Sivigny; Deborah A. Thomas. Terms expire 2026.

P. O. Box 2108, Westminster, MD 21158 - 2108
e-mail: carrollmdrepublicans@gmail.com
web: www.ccgop.net

CECIL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE*
Elected by Cecil County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Vincent Sammons, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Matthew Beers; Cynthia A. Emmerich; Kevin Emmerich**; Bob Gatchel; Kathie Kennedy; Sandra D. Ward; two vacancies**. Terms expire 2026.

*Though elected by Cecil County Republican Voters on Nov. 8, 2022, Joyce A. Bowlsbey, William H. (Bill) Coutz, & Alan J. McCarthy were disqualified from taking office by the Maryland Republlcan Party on Nov. 11, 2022.
**(appointed to replace Alan J. McCarthy)
***(no appointments yet made to replace Joyce A. Bowlsbey & William H. (Bill) Coutz)

P. O. Box 1155, Elkton, MD 21922 - 1155
e-mail: info@cecilgop.org
web: https://cecilgop.org/

CHARLES COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Charles County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
James Emerson Ashburn, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Marquita Bushrod; James H. Crawford; Joseph T. (J. T.) Crawford; Daniel P. Creighton; Brian S. Frayer; Mary (Bernadette) Smith; Michelle M. Talkington; Henry Thompson. Terms expire 2026.

P. O. Box 314, Bryantown, MD 20617 - 0314
(240) 607-6442
e-mail: ccmdgop@gmail.com
web: www.ccmdgop.com/

DORCHESTER COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Dorchester County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Ted Bryant, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Thomas Bradley; John Brittingham; Michael Dodd; Daniel Kurth; Richard (Dick) Newcomb; Shannon Wanex Parker; Tracy Simmons Taylor; Lindsay Morris Wheatley. Terms expire 2026.

e-mail: t.bryant2022@outlook.com

FREDERICK COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Frederick County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Jesse T. Pippy, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Shelley Aloi; Colt M. Black; Rebecca W. Chmelik; Pamela J. Ciliberti; Karen Dacey; Dylan Diggs; Kelly A. McGuire; Jason Miller. Terms expire 2026.

e-mail: frederickmdrepublicans@gmail.com
web: www.frederickgop.org

GARRETT COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Garrett County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Luanne Ruddell, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Jeffery L. Conner; Justin Conner*; Fred G. Fox; Patty Hammond; Rebecca C. Heath; William G. Bishoff; Lisa M. Herman; Cross C. Ritchey; Brian E. Schlossnagle; Thomas P. Sheahen; Mary Jo Wolters. Terms expire 2026.
*(appointed Nov. 9, 2022, to replace Brenda Skipper, who resigned Nov. 8, 2022)

e-mail: luanneruddell@yahoo.com

HARFORD COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Harford County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Jessica Blake, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Sharon Beam; Jean E. Beulah; Brian L. Kelly; Jeffrey P. McBride; Stacy McLamb; Joseph Norman; Linda Norman; Lauren Paige Strauss; Jake Taylor; Christina M. Trotta; Joseph Woods. Terms expire 2026.

P. O. Box 289, Bel Air, MD 21014 - 0289
web: www.harfordgop.org

HOWARD COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Howard County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Beth Rettaliata Lawson, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee to 1-year term), 2023
Steve Brown; Gary Clark; Lisa Feinberg; Sheila P. Jennifer; Sean J. McCurdy; Jennifer Nussbaum; Justin J. Taylor; Steven H. Wilson. Terms expire 2026.

e-mail: info@hcgop.org
web: www.hcgop.org/

KENT COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Kent County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Shawn Poulson, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Holly Geddes; Sherry L. Hughes; Karen Kemp-Docksteader; Rachel Poulson; two vacancies. Terms expire 2026.

P. O. Box 744, Chestertown, MD 21620 - 0744
e-mail: info@kentcountyrcc.com
web: www.kentcountyrcc.com

MONTGOMERY COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Montgomery County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Eugene (Del) Lamiman, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee in Nov., 1-year term)
Legislative Dist. 9: Patricia Ann Fenati
Legislative Dist. 14: Laura Benson; Joseph P. Gillin; Tracey Humphrey; Anne Koutsoutis; one vacancy.
Legislative Dist. 15: Anthony Michael Coomes; Eugene (Del) Lamiman; Bradley St. Rohrs; Reardon (Sully) Sullivan; one vacancy*.
*(no appointment yet made to replace William S. Richbourg, who resigned on Nov. 11, 2022)
Legislative Dist. 16: Marcus Alzona; Paul S. Foldi; James Montgomery Gingery; Chris Haas; Ana M. Rhea.
Legislative Dist. 17: Paul Agle; Jennifer L. Ellington; Martha L. Hale; Brigitta M. Mullican; Josephine J. Wang.
Legislative Dist. 18: Missy Carr; Grace G. McNicholas; Dolores Reyes; Jean Alexandra Tuttle; Amy Ruth Waychoff.
Legislative Dist. 19: Bob Fenichel; Hessie L. Harris; Jeffrey D. Rubin; Martha Schaerr; one vacancy*.
*(no appointment yet made to replace Frank Nice, who resigned Dec. 8, 2022)
Legislative Dist. 20: Jamie E. Greedan; I. William Zartman; three vacancies.
Legislative Dist. 39: Candice Clough; Amy D'Elia; Greg Decker; William (Bill) Ott; Al Phillips.
At Large: Brad Botwin; Patsy Dillingham; Mary Fairbanks; Laurie Halverson; Ann Guthrie Hingston; Lori Jaffe; Dennis Brent Melby.
Terms expire 2026.

15833 Crabbs Branch Way, Derwood, MD 20855
(301) 417-9256; fax: (301) 417-9257
e-mail: info@mcgop.com
web: www.mcgop.com/centralcommittee

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Prince George's County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Jesse A. Peed, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee in Nov., 2-year term)
Legislative Dist. 21: Liliana Norkaitis; one vacancy.
Legislative Dist. 22: James Wass; one vacancy.
Legislative Dist. 23: Kathy Peed; Jesse A. Peed.
Legislative Dist. 24: Olivia Vaughns; Brandon Cooper.
Legislative Dist. 25: Debra Farrar-Dyke; one vacancy.
Legislative Dist. 26: JoAnn Fisher, Ph.D.*; Daniel (Ike) Puzon
*(appointed Nov. 28, 2022)
Legislative Dist. 27: two vacancies.
Legislative Dist. 47: Alessandro Pacheco; one vacancy.
Terms expire 2026.

e-mail: info@pggop.com

QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Queen Anne's County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Michael Arntz, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Helen Bennett; Richard C. Bowers; Eugene O. (Gene) Legg; Patrick McLaughlin; John T. McQueeney; Jody J. Schulz. Terms expire 2026.

P. O. Box 265, Centreville, MD 21617 - 0265
(410) 793-7032; e-mail: qacountyrcc@gmail.com
web: www.qarepublicans.com

ST. MARY'S COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by St. Mary's County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Jennifer Hayden Boyd, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Christopher Beavers; Jacinta Bottoms-Spencer; Joseph C. DiMarco; Norman Haller; Zack Milton Mattingly; Joie Samuelson; David L. Willenborg. Terms expire 2026.

e-mail: jenboydgop@hotmail.com

SOMERSET COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Somerset County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Tammy Chaffey Truitt, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Jennifer Ward Barrett; William C. Benson; Clarence W. Heath; Michael Hipkiss; Jeania M. Lankford; Richard K. Schneider; Suzanne Tawes Smith; Darci W. Wilson. Terms expire 2026.

P. O. Box 222, Princess Anne, MD 21853 - 0222
e-mail: somersetrepublicans@gmail.com

TALBOT COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Talbot County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Richard Holman, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Eric L. Bridges; Ramon Gras; Raymond G. Grodecki; Benjamin P. Kelley; Shari S. Ochse; Richard M. Osborne; Lori Stepp; Ashley Jo Strickland. Terms expire 2026.

320 Glebe Road, Easton, MD 21601
web: https://talbotcountyrepublicancc.org/

WASHINGTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Washington County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Seth Edward Wilson, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee in Nov., 1-year term)
Nancy Allen; Michael E. Barnes; Ryan Beachley; Ginger L. Bigelow; Adam Greivell*; Wayne K. Keefer; Alan Matheny; William (Bill) McIntire. Terms expire 2026.
*(sworn in Dec. 5, 2022, to replace Jerry DeWolf, who resigned on Nov. 16, 2022)

P. O. Box 562, Funkstown, MD 21734 - 0562
(301) 739-2118; e-mail: committee@wcmdgop.com
web: www.wcmdgop.com

WICOMICO COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Wicomico County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Vacancy, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Wendy R. Anspacher; Barry S. Beauchamp; John T. Cannon; Larry W. Dodd; David Ennis; Julie Giordano; Ralph C. Giordano, Jr.; John Palmer; James Winn. Terms expire 2026.

(443) 235-7069; e-mail: wicomicogopcc@gmail.com
web: www.wicomicogop.net

WORCESTER COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Elected by Worcester County Republican Voters to 4-year terms:
Andrew Hobbs, Chair (chosen by County Central Committee)
Thomas Babcock; Beverly June Bigler; Anita Chandler; Dale Hall; Susan Ostrowski; Beth Rodier; Harry W. Wimbrow; one vacancy*. Terms expire 2026.
*(no appointment yet made to replace Sophia Christian, who resigned Nov. 15, 2022)

P. O. Box 1432, Ocean Pines, MD 21811 - 1432
web: www.worcestercogop.org/

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