In a hotly contested race, State Senator Alex X. Mooney of Frederick, was elected Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party at its Quadrennial Convention in Annapolis, Maryland, this morning. Grassroots conservatives, including "Tea Party" members, insured a solid victory for Mooney by the second round of balloting taken after Mike Esteves, William Campbell and Sam Hale dropped out of the race. One significant highlight of Mooney's victory is that he received the majority of Montgomery County's votes (a non-weighted tally of 23 raw votes to Mary Kane's 18).
In addition to all of those others who voted for Alex, we especially thank Montgomery County Republican Central Committee Members Al Phillips (LD 39), Jeff Brown (LD 39) and Rick Hansen (LD 14), for helping us rally members within the county. Rick Hansen also helped facilitate candidate Sam Hale's honorable withdrawal from the race after the first ballot plus Hale's having asked his supporters to switch their earlier votes over to Mooney.
We would also like to thank Joe Burns (Carroll County), Erik Robey (Anne Arundel County) and Joe Crawford (Charles County) for their leadership and help with coordinating other members in their respective delegations, as well as helping us get additional support for Alex statewide.
Maryland Republican volunteer conservative grassroots coordinator