Candidate Survey: JoeyLynn Hough for Frederick County Central Committee
County and District
Frederick County Legislative District 4
BS Criminal Justice with Concentration Addiction Counseling
Homemaker & Fundraiser
2017-present 2nd Vice-chairman of Greater Frederick Republican Women’s Club
2017 The Conservative Club of Maryland Conservative Woman of the Year
2017 Maryland Republican Woman of the Year
2016 Team Leader Faith & Freedom Coalition
2016 Elected Trump Delegate Republican National Convention
2016 One of the 112 authors of Republican Party Platform
2016 Served on Republican Party Platform; National Security & Defense Subcommittee
2016 Western Maryland Trump-Pence Campaign Coordinator
2016 Maryland Congressional District 6 Chair for Trump campaign
2014-present Elected member of the Frederick Republican Central Committee
2014-2015 Chairman of the Frederick Republican Central Committee
2010-present Volunteer Coordinator Delegate & Senator Hough campaign
2005-2007 Director of Maryland Republican Assembly
2002-2010 Volunteer Senator Mooney and Congresman Bartlett Campaign
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Why are you running for office?
To establish and operate an effective and informative Republican Party in Frederick County.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
Margaret Thatcher~she was an underdog who transcended into a political phenomenon. She did not compromise her principles and remained steadfast in her conservative ideology and values.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
Words that Work: It’s Not What You Say It’s What People Hear, by Frank J. Luntz.
Communication is the essence of politics. You can have the greatest ideas and solutions to problems, but if you can’t communicate then your message is lost.
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee?
To promote the principles, objectives, and the platform of the Republican Party, and secure the election of Republican candidates.
What is the biggest issue facing your county Republican Party?
We need a strong and cohesive leadership to navigate the political challenges in the upcoming elections.
What are the three biggest issues facing the Maryland Republican Party?
We have to elect more Republicans! We are a super minority in the General Assembly and effectively in the minority in Frederick County government. The focus of all our efforts need to be on the following:
1). Raising money for campaigns
2). Grassroots for candidates
3). Unity behind our nominated Republican candidates
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide)
I’m Pro-Life and do not support the killing of innocent human life thru abortion and assisted suicide.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
Lower taxes at the local, state, and federal level to drive a strong economy to encourage new businesses. Reduce government spending.
What is your position on gun rights?
I support the 2nd amendment ( the right to bear and keep arms). We need to enforce our current laws against criminals and stop targeting law-abiding gun owners with gun control, bans, and criminal penalties. We need to address the elephant in the room, mental health issues.
Do you believe that Maryland Republican Party primaries should be open to independent voters?
Do you believe that the state party and the county parties should be allowed to endorse in primary elections?
Do you believe that Maryland Republican Party auxiliary organizations should have a vote on the Maryland Republican Party executive committee?
Would you support limiting the terms of Maryland Republican Party officers to eight consecutive years in the same office?