The Republican Liberty Caucus of Maryland, which was chartered in winter of this year, held its first annual Convention on Saturday, March 26 in Laurel, Maryland. John Orlando (photo below), RLC Chair, presided over by-law changes and I oversaw the elections. Two by-law changes were adopted.
A new board was elected, including: John Orlando, Chair (pictured); Steve Wright, Vice-Chair; Randy Gearhart, Secretary; Ingrid Dean, Treasurer. Outgoing Treasurer Rich Matthews is moving out of state. The Convention business began around 3:00pm and ended around 3:15pm.
A RLC strategy discussion was held from 5:30 to 6:00pm. Between 3:15pm and 5:30pm, many speakers were heard from — including past candidates, current candidates, organization leaders, and general members.
Overall, the meeting was a great success. Delegates came away energized and poised to continue their fight for a free Maryland. After the Convention, delegates gathered for dinner at a local restaurant. Some photos from the event follow.
Delegate Joe Boteler addressed the crowd. He explained how he wears a t-shirt in his community that says “ordinary citizen” and encourages his neighbors to view him as such.
Delegate Don Dwyer addressed the crowd. Dwyer was quite passionate and was excited about the Tenth Amendment legislation that he will introduce in the near future.
Delegates listened as Collins Bailey discussed his run against House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Bailey was endorsed by the RLC in 2008 and also serves on the Charles County Board of Education.
Mr. Collins Bailey speaks to the crowd.
Joe Seehusen talked about his run for State Senate in Maryland, District 42 (Baltimore County). Seehusen was Deputy Campaign Director for the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential campaign.
Delegates discuss strategy.
Delegates enjoy a laugh.