December 4, 2021

August 2012 RCNMC Meeting – Focus on County Elections

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

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

Contact: Rob Montilla at (586) 291-7349 or

Event Information:
The next meeting of the RCNMC will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 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 focus on the upcoming county elections.  Macomb County has four countywide positions that are open as well as all 13 Board of County Commissioner seats.  Candidates will be in attendance to give you an opportunity to hear their platform, ask questions and talk about ways to get these candidates elected.

Invited to this meeting are:


  • Debera Guenther, candidate for Clerk – Confirmed to Attend
  • Larry Rocca, candidate for Treasurer – Confirmed to Attend
  • Mike Wrathell, candidate for Prosecutor – Confirmed to Attend
  • Steve Thomas, candidate for Sheriff – Confirmed to Attend

Board of County Commissioners

  • Don Brown, incumbent and candidate for district 7 – Confirmed to Attend
  • Gary Lusk, candidate for district 5
  • Jim Carabelli, incumbent and candidate for district 6
  • Jim Perna, candidate for district 12
  • Joe Sabatini, incumbent and candidate for district 13 – Unable to Attend
  • Juliana Sabatini, candidate for district 9 – Confirmed to Attend
  • Kathy Vosburg, incumbent and candidate for district 8 – Confirmed to Attend
  • Mary Kamp, candidate for district 1 – Confirmed to Attend
  • Randy Shafer, candidate for district 3
  • Ron Albers, candidate for district 4 – Confirmed to Attend
  • Zach Eineman, candidate for district 10

From this night, there will only be 10 weeks until Barack Obama is removed from office on November 6!

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


Candice Miller: Massive Michigan Air National Guard Cutbacks Must be Prevented

Candice Miller

Congresswoman Candice Miller

by Congresswoman Candice Miller

On April 18, 1775, 237 years ago, Paul Revere rode through the Massachusetts countryside announcing that the British were coming. In response to that call, citizens of the militia, the Minutemen, came forward from their homes to face the strongest army in the world because of their belief in the cause of liberty. This idea of the citizen militia dedicated to defending freedom has been the basis of the defense of America from our founding. Today, this dedication still burns brightly, embodied by the men and women who serve the cause of freedom in the U.S. National Guard.

Only since World War II has our nation maintained a large standing army, but the Guard has been the constant defenders of freedom throughout our entire history. In every conflict since the revolution, the contribution of the Guard has been indispensible. Since Sept. 11, 2001, members of the Guard have stood shoulder to shoulder with their active duty counterparts to make certain that America could fight its enemies across the globe while also valiantly performing their responsibilities to defend our homeland and respond to disasters.

We all understand the dire fiscal situation our nation finds itself today, and cost efficiencies must be found throughout the federal budget, including the Department of Defense. The Air Force recently released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 that includes draconian cuts to the Air National Guard across the nation. If implemented, these cuts would eliminate the 107th Fighter Squadron of the Michigan Air National Guard based at Selfridge, which flies A-10 ground attack aircraft. The 107th recently returned from Afghanistan where they performed brilliantly supporting our forces fighting the Taliban and al-Qaida. Other elements of the Michigan Air Guard would also be impacted across the state, totaling a net loss of more than 800 jobs, according to Air Force estimates.

The Air Force is asking the Air Guard to absorb fully 59 percent of the aircraft cuts, even though the Air Guard currently represents 35 percent of our air capability while only accounting for 6 percent of the budget. So in order to meet its budget targets, the Air Force is proposing massive cuts to the most cost effective part of the force. I do not oppose these cuts out of parochial interests about job losses here in Michigan, but because they simply do not make any sense from a budgetary or a readiness perspective.

Since the announcement of these proposed cuts, 49 governors and every adjutant general of the National Guard in America has written to the secretary of defense, urging reconsideration of these cuts. I am proud to say that Gov. Rick Snyder and Maj. Gen. Greg Vadnais of the Michigan National Guard have been at the forefront of this fight.

Now the effort to reverse these cuts moves to Congress, and I am pleased to report that I recently led the effort to organize each of the members from Michigan in the House of Representatives to urge a thorough review of these cuts by our colleagues who sit on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees. It is my hope that members of these committees will ask the tough questions of Air Force leaders and continue the effort to roll back this policy, which is fiscally indefensible and would harm the end strength of our air capability.

Last year, I helped lead the fight to give the commanding general of the National Guard a seat on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. That was an effort that leaders of the active duty services opposed, but was approved because the people’s representatives understood the important role the Guard plays in our national defense and they deserved a seat at the table. We can and must win this fight also.

While the administration has said that it would demand shared sacrifice to meet tight budgets, its proposed cuts fall too dramatically on the Air Guard. These cuts must be reversed so that we can maintain the best defense our nation has had since our founding: the citizen soldiers of the Guard. Just as the Minutemen rose to defend our freedom in the revolution, it is now time for members of Congress to hear the Minuteman call and rise up to defend the Guard.



Member of Congress

U.S. Representative Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township, represents Michigan’s 10th Congressional District.

Remember to Vote Tuesday in the Presidential Primary

Tuesday, February 28, is the day the voters of Michigan make their voices heard by choosing the Republican candidate they would like to see run against Barack Obama for the Presidency in November.

Voters will choose from the remaining candidates:

Be sure to exercise your right to vote.

Candice Miller: 2012 is the Most Important Election of Our Lifetime

Candice Miller

Congresswoman Miller

by Congresswoman Candice Miller

Happy New Year!

2012 has arrived and we are now entering perhaps the most important election year of our lifetime. Over the past three years we have seen President Obama and his allies in Congress have expanded the reach of government into nearly every aspect of our lives without regard to the limits of the Constitution or the liberties we all hold dear. We have seen the Democrats explode federal spending, run record deficits and drive our national debt over $15 trillion. In just one term President Obama will accumulate as much debt as was accumulated from George Washington to Bill Clinton.

In 2010 the American people spoke loudly by electing 63 more Republicans to the House and giving our party the majority. Their message was clear…stop the over spending, respect the Constitution and put take the focus away from the expansion of government and place it on expanding the economy.

House Republicans heard the call of the American people. We voted to repeal Obamacare. We put in place new rules to require that every piece of legislation include a citation of Constitutional authority before it can be considered. We passed a responsible budget that not only put the budget on path to balance, but also to pay off our national debt. We have conducted vigorous oversight that has uncovered government scandals like Solyndra and Operation Fast and Furious. We have sought to roll back burdensome regulations that kill jobs and stifle economic growth. We have worked to put in place an all of the above energy strategy to make our nation energy independent, expand our economy and create jobs. We have stood strong in support of economic liberty and against greater dependence on government. As a result we have stopped the expansion of big government and turned back the tide of higher spending but the job is not yet done because, unfortunately, the Democrats have not gotten the message and refuse to work with us the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

President Obama and his allies continue to demand job killing higher taxes to spend even more on ever bigger government. They refuse to work with Republicans on tackling the issues that threaten our fiscal future. They refuse to open our vast energy reserves to exploration. They refuse to roll back regulations that kill jobs. They refuse with us to build a better future for our great nation.

In order to get done what needs to get done we need another election and a clear verdict from the American people. We must defeat President Obama and Senator Stabenow and elect a President and a Senate that will put the needs of the nation ahead of political considerations. We need a President and a Senate who understand and respect the limits on government enshrined in our Constitution. And we all need to work together to make this happen. We need to inform our families, our friends and our neighbors of the important issues in this election and get them to the polls.

I know we can make this happen because we just did it in 2010. I look forward to working with you to make certain that we achieve our goals and make our nation stronger for our children, grandchildren and future generations.

Let’s get to work!



Member of Congress

Are You Registered to Vote for the Presidential Primary?

The 2012 Presidential Primary in Michigan is fast approaching.  All voters for the primary must be registered by Monday, January 30, 2012.  Be sure to vote in this critical primary to help determine the candidate who will challenge Barack Obama in November.  The primary election will be held on Tuesday, February 28.

Click For a List of Links for Voter Registration in Your Community

The following is a list of Republican candidates that will be on the primary ballot:

Here are key dates of note for the Presidential Primary:

Date Event
January 30, 2012 Last date to register for presidential primary.
By 4 p.m.,
February 17, 2012
Write-in candidates file Declaration of Intent forms.
By 2 p.m.,
February 25, 2012
Electors who wish to receive an A.V. ballot for the presidential primary by mail submit A.V. applications.
Up to 4 p.m.,
February 27, 2012
Electors qualified to obtain an A.V. ballot for presidential primary may vote in person in clerk’s office.
Up to 4 p.m.,
February 28, 2012
Emergency A.V. voting for presidential primary.
February 28, 2012 Presidential Primary


Poll Challenger Workshop

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Clinton-Macomb Public Library North Branch, 16800 24 Mile Rd. (west of Romeo Plank Rd.) in Macomb Township.


Contact: Rob Montilla at (586) 291-7349 or

Event Information:

The RCNMC in conjunction with the Michigan Republican Party will conduct a Poll Challenger Workshop on Wednesday, October 5 at 7  p.m.  The workshop will be held at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library North Branch located at 16800 24 Mile Rd. (west of Romeo Plank Rd.) in Macomb Township.

Come learn how you can help with this important election day role.  Norm Shinkle, Deputy Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, will be on hand to instruct what you can do (and cannot do) on election day to insure a fair election.

With elections coming in November, there will be plenty of opportunities to participate in ensuring fair elections.  This skill will be more critical in 2012 with what is sure to be very contentious races on the ballot.

Space is limited for this event so please RSVP to Rob Montilla at (586) 291-7349 or