2015 June Executive Committee Meeting

by ron.ptaszek on May 26, 2015

MONDAY 7pm @ the Macomb Victory Center

The Macomb County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet on MONDAY at  7:00 pm at the Macomb Victory Center located at 13441 Hall Rd in Utica, MI (between Buy Buy Baby and Long Tall Sally).




Congratulations to our newly elected National Committeewoman KATHLEEN BERDEN!

Please find the official press release information below:


Contact: Diana Bates

Congratulations to New Republican National Committeewoman Kathleen Berden

BOYNE FALLS, Mich., May 9, 2015 – The Michigan Republican State Committee today elected Kathleen Berden as Republican National Committeewoman, one of the state’s representatives to the Republican National Committee. In response, Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel issued the following statement:

“Congratulations to Kathleen Berden on her election as our new Republican National Committeewoman. She will be an outstanding representative for Michigan Republicans. Having held this position in the past, I know Kathleen’s communication skills, work ethic and dedication to conservative principles will be an asset to our Michigan Republican team.”


Newly elected Republican National Committeewoman Kathleen Berden issued the following statement:

“I am honored to be elected the Republican National Committeewoman from Michigan. I look forward to meeting with activists across the state and working with candidates and volunteers to build our party and turn Michigan red in 2016.”


  •        Ms. Berden filled the vacancy caused by Ronna Romney McDaniel’s election as Michigan Republican Party Chair this February.
  •        Hundreds of activists gathered at Boyne Mountain Resort May 8-9 to begin plans to win elections in the upcoming election cycle.  Republican activists gathered from across the state to hear from some our nation’s top campaign strategists about the upcoming election cycles.  State Committee members laid the groundwork for upcoming elections and looked forward to hearing from several presidential primary contenders.

–       Last week, Michigan had three Presidential candidates—Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, and Gov. Scott Walker—visit Republican voters in the state. Next week, Carly Fiorina will also visit Michigan.


2015 May Executive Committee Meeting

by ron.ptaszek on May 9, 2015

The Executive Committee will meet on May 11th at 7pm at the Macomb Regional Field Office located at 13441 Hall Rd. in Utica, MI.



Supporters of Prop-1 were delivered an absolutely crushing blow yesterday as Macomb County Voters sent that item to the scrapheap where it belongs.

Almost 90% voted against the measure.

In Macomb the final vote tally as reported by our clerk’s office:

NO 135,617 87.2%
YES 19,904 12.8%

Governor Snyder had this post on his Facebook page:

Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement after Proposal 1 failed to garner a majority of votes on Tuesday:
“It’s essential that making Michigan’s infrastructure safer remains a top priority. While voters didn’t support this particular proposal, we know they want action taken to maintain and improve our roads and bridges.
The ‘relentless’ part of relentless positive action means that we start anew to find a comprehensive, long-term solution to this problem. Doing nothing isn’t an option as the costs are too great. Michiganders need to be able to get behind the wheel and not worry about dodging potholes or seeing plywood to catch crumbling concrete under overpasses.
We appreciate that this bipartisan plan was supported by so many groups – business leaders and unions, public safety officials and local governments, teachers, and the list goes on. I plan to work with my partners in the Legislature on a solution that gives Michigan residents the safe roads they need and deserve and bolsters our growing economy.”


May 5th Ballot Proposal Approaching

by ron.ptaszek on April 25, 2015

The Macomb County Republican Party does NOT support Proposal 15-1 (Prop 1) and we encourage all voters to get out to their precincts on May 5th to deliver a resounding defeat to this massive tax increase.

Here is a copy of our own, unanimously passed resolution. The 9th and 10th Congressional Committees have also taken stances against the measure.

Since passing the above resolution against Prop 1, we have seen confirmation of the same sentiment from a very large group of elected Michigan Republicans and Republican groups as well as TEA Party and other grassroots organizations.

Please read the attached resolution for more details on the MCRP position. Here is a printable piece provided by Concerned Taxpayers of Michigan.

Here are some Prop 1 Highlights

  • Majority of funds do not go to roads
  • Estimated $500-$800 more in taxes per year per family of 4
  • 17% Sales Tax Increase $1.34 Billion
  • Gas Tax Increase $448 Million
  • Vehicle registration fee increase $95 Million
  • Collect tax on internet sales
  • Taxpayers who Itemize will lose deductions

Here is a great youtube video that goes into great detail on the measure, followed by several additional links to reports on the same.


Anderson Economic Group Report
Mackinac Center Report
Coalition Against Higher Taxes
Concerned Taxpayers of Michigan