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Candidate Survey: Lorraine Kuchmy for Montgomery County Republican Central Committee At-Large
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District, if Applicable
MBA, University of Dallas
Business management for most of my career. White House staff 2001-2003.
Political Experience *
MCGOP since 2010 (served as treasurer, finance chair, and chaired the Conservative Authors Series); Member of Chevy Chase Women’s Republican Club since 2002 (served as 2nd VP/Program Chair 2011-2012); volunteer for numerous local and federal campaigns, and served on Trump Transition.
Social Media Accounts *
Why are you running for office? *
To help elect Republicans.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why? *
Ronald Reagan, first campaign I volunteered for and first candidate I voted for.
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why? *
What do you see as the role of the Central Committee? *
To recruit great Republican candidates and raise funds to help get them elected.
What are the three biggest issues facing your county party? *
In Montgomery County, one party is in control. That's the biggest issue facing our party. We’re working to change that. Our ability to meet in person has been hindered by endless covid restrictions, and it's been a challenging environment in which to raise funds and recruit candidates.
What are the three biggest issues facing your state party? *
Number one is voter registration. Many Marylanders feel they cannot register as Republicans because they fear political retaliation that would affect their job or business. Messaging is a challenge due to media bias in the major markets.
What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide) *
Pro-Life. Against assisted suicide.
What is your position on taxes, spending, and the federal deficit? *
Taxes should be reduced and spending needs to be brought under control.
What is your position on gun rights? *
Do you believe that Maryland primary elections 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? *
Was Joe Biden legitimately elected President of the United States in the November 2020 Election? *
Do you pledge to accept the results of your election? *