Ellynne en Pointe – Paul wins poll

Best Week at CPAC
Congratulations to Rand Paul, who won the Washington Times/CPAC Presidential Preference Straw Poll during the Convention held at National Harbor last week. Does anyone remember who won this straw poll last year?  Hint: it was Rand Paul. So congratulations, Rand Paul, you had the best week at CPAC—again!

Rain Tax
Contact your legislators to express your desire to repeal the Rain Tax at

Minority Report 2015 Session Update Week 7 Summary
Governor Hogan and Lt. Governor Rutherford announced the establishment of both the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force and a separate Interagency Coordinating Council; both groups will work and support efforts to address Maryland‘s heroin and opioid crisis. Hogan has appointed Rutherford to lead both groups. And wasn’t that St. Mary’s County’s own Sheriff Cameron on TV when the Governor made his announcement last week?

Hogan’s legislation to strengthen charter schools laws in Maryland had a hearing in the House Ways and Means Committee last week. This legislation has 50 sponsors with bipartisan support from both chambers. Maryland has 47 charter schools and has the fewest public charter schools in the nation of the states where charter schools are permitted.

Hogan announced enhanced PMT (Phosphorus Management Tool) regulations furthering Maryland’s efforts to improve water quality.

Further details of the Minority Report may be found at

GOP Events
The next general meeting of the St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee, Julie Burk-Greer, chair, will be Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the F.O, P. Lodge on Chancellor’s Run Road in Great Mills. This meeting is free and open to the public. You may contact for more information.

Events around Town
First Friday in Leonardtown - Don’t miss the book-signing at Fenwick Street Used Books and Music Friday, March 6. Author Ellynne Brice Davis and Illustrator Joyce Judd along with Editor Myra Raspa will be signing copies of their new children’s book, “The Chesapeake Cats and the Easter Surprise,” from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Port of Leonardtown Winery will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. that day and will feature live jazz with Diane Daly from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Artwork on exhibit is by Leonardtown High School students.

The Patuxent Partnership
Integrated Warfighting Capabilities meeting postponed from Feb. 26 will be held on Tuesday, March 10 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center. The meeting is free and advanced registration is required. Check-in and coffee begin at 7:30 a.m. The briefing runs from 8 to 9:30 a.m.  For more information you may contact

The Newtowne Players at Three Notch Theatre
The French farce, Boeing-Boeing, by Marc Camoletti continues through March 8 with Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 3:30 p.m. Enjoy this hilarious comedy as you meet American bachelor-in-Paris Bernard in the 1960s who is engaged to three gorgeous airline stewardesses. That is, until the jet age arrives and all three women are in town at the same time. You may contact the Box Office at (301)737-5447 for more information or you may visit

Happy 381st birthday, Maryland!
Celebrate the founding of Maryland Saturday, March 21 at Historic St. Mary’s City. Bring your kite to fly from 10 a.m. to noon. The annual ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Special activities are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission that day is free. For more information you may contact 240-895-4990 or

(Ellynne is a former member and Recording Secretary of the St. Mary’s County Republican Central Committee, 2010-2014)

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