December 17, 2017

RCNMC Calls on Countywide Officials to Demand Marrocco File His Ethics Disclosure

Also Files Complaints against Clerk Carmella Sabaugh, Treasurer Derek Miller and Public Works Commissioner Anthony Marrocco for violating Macomb County Ethics Ordinance by campaigning on public property

The Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County (RCNMC) is calling on Macomb Countywide officials to demand that Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Tony Marrocco file his ethics disclosure required by the Macomb County Ethics Ordinace.  Three weeks ago, the Candice Miller campaign called on Marrocco to file the disclosure required by a 2011 Macomb County ethics ordinance.  Marrocco has yet to file his disclosure even though he was required to file it four years ago and is currently the only countywide official who has not filed the disclosure.

It’s important that Macomb residents know that their elected officials aren’t putting their own personal profits ahead of the voters,  Marrocco has violated the ethics ordinance for four years by not filing and disclosing his personal financial information to voters.  Candice Miller was right to call on him to do this three weeks ago and the Macomb County elected officials who endorsed Marrocco last week should also demand that Marrocco follow the law.  The public has a right to know.

Yesterday, the RCNMC also submitted an ethics violation complaint against County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh, County Treasurer Derek Miller and Marrocco for attending a political event last week supporting Marrocco’s candidacy on county property in violation of the county ethics ordinance.

Our elected officials should be held to the same standard as everyone else and the county ethics ordinance is clear,  Section 3.6 of the Ordinance states in part… “Sec. 3.6. Inappropriate Use of County Time and Property for Political Activity. Public Servants are prohibited from engaging in political campaign activities or using County property while performing official duties…”

It is clear that the county ordinance requires the filing of the disclosure by Marrocco and prohibits the holding of what Marrocco titled a “photo opportunity” where other Democrat countywide officials announced their endorsement of Marrocco’s re-election campaign.  It is time for the County Ethics Board to do their job and enforce the ethics ordinance,

Voters have a right to know that Anthony Marrocco isn’t running his business and his campaign out of his county office building.  Marrocco should file his ethics disclosure and all the Democrats who attended his “photo op” should demand he does that.  It’s time that Macomb County government cleaned up its act.

The below links have detailed information on the Ethics Ordinance complaint:

Meet-the-Candidate Series with Candidates for Congress in the 10th Congressional District

The Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County announces their Fall meeting schedule featuring a Meet-the-Candidate Series with Candidates for Congress in the 10th Congressional District.

These events will be a spotlight focus, where the candidate will discuss their qualifications and backgrounds and audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions.

The schedule of events is as follows:

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Please mark these dates on your calendar and feel free to bring a friend.  These events are open to the public.  All meetings will start at 7 p.m. and be held at the Hamlin Pub at 25 Mile Rd. and Van Dyke Rd. in Shelby Township.

In addition, at these meetings, you will have the opportunity to sign up as an RCNMC member for 2015/2016 and sign up to be a Precinct Delegate for the cycle starting in August 2016.

If you have any questions in advance of the meeting, please contact Rob Montilla at rob@rcnmc.com or 586-291-7349.

RCNMC Opposes Proposal 1. Vote No on May 5.

prop-1At the March 30, 2015 meeting of the RCNMC General Membership, a resolution was unanimously passed in opposition to Proposal 15-1 which will be voted on May 5, 2015.

Click this link to see the language of the proposal.

Discussion focused on the resistance to a tax increase of any kind, much less one of this magnitude.  No justification could be found in favor of the tax when, in the opinion of the RCNMC, all options have not been exhausted to find ways to get money to pay for fixing the roads.

The full text of the resolution can be found here.

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has done extensive analysis on the various aspects of Proposal 1.  The graphic below summarizes the various taxes to be levied and the distribution of funds if Proposal 1 passes.

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Governor Snyder has repeatedly told voters there is no Plan B.  However, the RCNMC’s stance was further solidified as RCNMC member and State Representative Peter Lucido described in depth an option he has presented to pay for road funding from the interest accumulated from the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Fund.  Again, this option would use interest earned from the fund and leave the principal alone to pay for its intended purpose.

To find out more about Representative Lucido’s option, see the debate he participated in on Fox 2 News’ Let It Rip program.  The debate can be seen in the below video (you have to get through the first few minutes of commercials):

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If you wish to demonstrate your opposition to the proposal, a “Protest Against Proposal 1” rally is being held on Wednesday, April 15 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in front of the Troy, MI City Hall building located at 500 W. Big Beaver Rd. in Troy, MI.

Click Here for a Flyer for the Protest Event.

Additional Information about Proposal 1 can be found at:

March 2014 RCNMC Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Location:
Hamlin Pub, 55076 Van Dyke (at 25 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp., MI

Contact: Rob Montilla at (586) 291-7349 or rob@rcnmc.com

Event Information:
The March meeting of the RCNMC will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Hamlin Pub located at 55076 Van Dyke in Shelby Township (Van Dyke and 25 Mile Rd.).

This meeting will also mark the start of our 2014 membership drive.  We look forward to adding new members and re-signing existing members to continue to build the RCNMC as the Premier Republican Grassroots Organization in Northern Macomb County.

Click Here for a Printable Membership Form

Join us from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. for social hour and dinner from the fine Hamlin Pub menu.

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RCNMC 2014 Membership Drive

With a new year comes new opportunities.

The RCNMC will once again be looking to spur informative action to support electing Republicans in the North Macomb County area in 2014.  Check back to the website (www.rcnmc.com) for updates on events and informational forums that will be coming.

In the meantime, we are starting our membership drive for 2014.  The past few years have seen record numbers of dues paying members for the organization, a trend we want to continue in a critical election year.

If you can join and help our efforts, it would be greatly appreciated.  Please click the link below for our membership form which lists our membership rates.

Click Here for a Membership Form

Have a great holiday season and we’ll see you in 2014.

Rob Montilla
Chairman, RCNMC

RCNMC/SHUR/MCRWC 2013 Christmas Party

Date:
Monday, December 2, 2013 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Location:
Nick’s 22nd Street Steakhouse, 48900 Van Dyke Ave. , Shelby Township, MI

Contact: Rob Montilla at rob@rcnmc.com or (586) 291-7349; Philis DeSaele at desaele@wideopenwest.com or (586) 254-1284;

Cost: $10 includes dinner and non-alcoholic drinks

Event Information:

The Republican Committee of Northern Macomb County (RCNMC), Sterling Heights/Utica Republicans (SHUR) and Macomb County Republican Women’s Club (MCRWC) are co-hosting a Christmas Party on Monday, December 2 from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Nick’s 22nd Street Steakhouse located at 48900 Van Dyke Ave.  in Shelby Township, MI (Van Dyke and 22 Mile Rd.).

The cost for the event is $10 and can be paid at the door with cash.  The price includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.  The dinner will feature chicken picatta, rice, salad and bread.  Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

Come join fellow Republicans as we celebrate the Christmas holiday and the Season of Giving.  This year, we will collect cash or check donations for the following charities:

  • Salvation Army

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Rob Montilla at rob@rcnmc.com or (586) 291-7349; Philis DeSaele at desaele@wideopenwest.com or (586) 254-1284.  This will help us get a head count for food although walk-ins will still be welcome.

Also, if you’d like to bring a dessert, please let us know.

January 2013 Meeting Cancelled

The RCNMC General Committee meeting scheduled for January 29, 2013 has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  We will look to re-schedule the meeting for the Election of Officers as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please let me know at rob@rcnmc.com.

 

2012 RCNMC Awards

At the November 2012 RCNMC meeting, the following recipients were recognized with end of year awards:

Michelle Trosper

RCNMC Member of the Year

For outstanding dedication and service to the RCNMC as recognized by the RCNMC Officers
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County Commissioner Don Brown

RCNMC Chairman’s Award

For commitment in promoting the RCNMC and its objectives as recognized by the Chairman:
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Silla Tomasi

RCNMC Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognizing extended achievement in promoting Republicans and Conservative values
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November 2012 RCNMC Meeting and Election Victory Celebration

Date:
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Location:
Hamlin Pub, 55076 Van Dyke (at 25 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp., MI

Contact: Rob Montilla at (586) 291-7349 or rob@rcnmc.com

Event Information:
The November meeting of the RCNMC will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Hamlin Pub located at 55076 Van Dyke in Shelby Township (Van Dyke and 25 Mile Rd.).

This will be our 2012 Election Victory Celebration and final meeting of the year.  At this meeting we will celebrate Election Successes as well as Outstanding Individual Achievement.

Awards to be Presented:

  • RCNMC Member of the Year
  • Chairman’s Award
  • Lifetime Achievement

This meeting will also mark the start of our 2013 membership drive.  We look forward to adding new members and re-signing existing members to continue to build the RCNMC as the Premier Republican Grassroots Organization in Northern Macomb County.

Click Here for a Printable Membership Form

Join us from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. for social hour and dinner from the fine Hamlin Pub menu.

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Get Out The Vote Weekend

Date:  Friday, November 2, 2012 to Tuesday, November 6

Location:
Utica Victory Center, 13285 Hall Rd., Utica, MI 48315

Event Information:
The final few days before the election are focused on Get Out the Vote Efforts.  Help the Romney/Ryan team turn out voters in Macomb County for Election Day on Tuesday.

Assistance is needed in making phone call and knocking doors.  Volunteering for three-hour shifts is requested but any assistance will be appreciated.

Every day from Friday through Tuesday, shifts will be available as follows:

Phone Calls at the Victory Center

  •  9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.- 6 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Door Knocking

  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

If you can assist or have any questions, please stop in at the Victory Center or contact any of the following:

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