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John Shaw Award 2014

rollcallI’m pleased to announce that Maryland Business for Responsive Government has once again awarded me the John Shaw award in recognition for my votes on business related legislation.

This award is given out to legislators who have an excellent record in voting for legislation that would promote businesses as well as the free market system in the State of Maryland. I have a 100% rating for 2013 and an cumulative rating of 90% since my first Legislative session in 2003. I will continue to support legislation which would improve the business environment in Maryland and Anne Arundel County. To see the rating of every legislator check out ROLL CALL.What is Roll Call and past years scorecards.

 

Press Release from Maryland Business for Responsive Government

Maryland Business for Responsive Government Honors Delegate Donald H. Dwyer, Jr. for 2013 Pro-Business Voting Record

 

He received prestigious John Shaw Award in Annapolis on February 5

 COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 6, 2014 – Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG), a statewide nonpartisan organization, honored Delegate Donald H. Dwyer, Jr. for his exemplary track record of supporting pro-business legislation in 2013. He received the prestigious John Shaw Award at a ceremony in Annapolis on February 5.

Throughout the year, MBRG’s 20-member State Advisory Council selects recorded votes from the most recent General Assembly session that have practical or philosophical importance to the widest possible range of Maryland businesses, trade associations, and chambers of commerce.

 

MBRG identifies the selected bills in a publication, Roll Call, and analyzes the votes to produce a score for each legislator. For the 2013 analysis, Roll Call analyzed ten Senate votes and twelve House votes, including SB 683 (Labor and Employment – Maryland Wage and Hour Law – Payment of Wages) and HB 226 (Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013).

 

Delegate Dwyer was chosen based on the scorecard standards set by MBRG: he achieved a cumulative score of 90 percent along with a minimum four years of service. 

 

“It’s truly an honor to recognize those elected officials – both Republican and Democrat – who are consistently working to improve the climate for business owners in Maryland, and therefore, our state economy,” said President MBRG, Duane Carey.

 

In recognition of his pro-business voting record, Delegate Dwyer received a certificate, a lapel pin, support materials for his campaign, and special recognition in Roll Call.  

 

The award is named for John Shaw, an exemplary citizen and legislator who served his country more than 200 years ago when Annapolis was the nation’s capital. He is best known for creating a distinctive American flag with an eight-pointed star, which is the inspiration for the lapel pins awarded to the honorees.

 

 

 

About Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG)

 

 

 

MBRG is a statewide, nonpartisan political research and education organization supported by corporations, trade associations, chambers of commerce, and individuals. Its purpose is to inform Maryland’s business community, elected officials, and the general public about the political and economic environment needed to foster economic development and job creation in Maryland. Annual evaluations of the voting records of Maryland’s state and federal legislators enable MBRG and its members to hold politicians accountable for the state’s economic well-being like no other organization.

 

 

 

About Roll Call

 

 

 

Roll Call is compiled by an independent advisory council of roughly 20 organizations (companies, chambers of commerce, and other business and trade organizations) involved in the 90-day session in Annapolis.  The purpose of Roll Call is to educate, inform, and empower Maryland employers, business owners, and others to engage in a dialogue with elected officials on issues critical to a healthy economic development climate in Maryland.  MBRG has been issuing its annual report card since 1987.

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Raffle! Thank You to all who participated.

First I want to say thank you to all who supported me by purchasing tickets, or selling tickets or spreading the word. However you helped, it is much appreciated from the bottom of my heart.

The drawing was held today at 1pm in front of a small but enthusiastic group of patriots. Special thanks to Fifers Seafood for letting us use their parking lot and for all their help. Please show them some love the next time you are in the mood for good seafood!

I am happy to congratulate Aaron McDonagh of Crownsville and Peter Clark of Arnold for winning the AK-47 and AR-15!

Again, sincerest appreciation to all!

Constitutionally Yours,

Don

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JUDICIARY VOTES ON SB 281

Committee Votes SB281

Today the joint committee of Judiciary and Health and Govt. Operations Voted to send SB281 to the Full House.

See how members of the two committees voted. Feel free to call them and let them know how you feel about them infringing on your Constitutionally protected right to “Keep and Bear Arms”

When this bill comes to the Floor, be assured I will vote against it. We still have a chance to beat it on the Floor. Be prepared to come to Annapolis next week until the bill comes to a vote and sit in the balcony and stand in the lobby as many of you have been doing.

 

 

HGO VOTES ON SB 281

HGO VOTES ON SB 281

JUDICIARY VOTES ON SB 281

JUDICIARY VOTES ON SB 281

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operation DINO

Friends, I am considering spearheading “Operation DINO” state wide!!! DINO stands for Democrat in name only.

Here’s why: In Maryland, the Democrat primary controls for the most part, the elections in three major jurisdictions. Prince Georges, Montgomery County and Baltimore City. If the gun community alone follows me in this strategic plan, we can have a real effect on the next statewide election. What we have been doing for decades is NOT working. We are losing the war on our Inalienable Rights. It’s time we fight back strategically and quickly to save our State.

I am considering registering Democrat in order that I may lead a legitimate movement (www.freestatedinos.com) to VOTE OUT the hard left liberals who are hell bent on taking away our liberties and our Constitutionally protected rights. I will likely make this decision within a few days. If you would like to give me your opinion please visit me on Face Book and respond to my post.

We must do all we can to defend the State & United States Constitutions. I truly fear that we are about to lose yet again more of our constitutionally protected rights here in Maryland.

Maryland politicians have no fear of a few thousand angry and determined Republicans. However, A few thousand angry and determined Democrats can do significant damage to a primary.

For example: Karen Montgomery is a co-sponsor of SB281 that infringes on your right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Sen. Karen Montgomery barely won her primary in 2010 by 116 VOTES!! Can we enlist just 200 DINO’s in District 14 to take her out?

Will you follow me?

For more information go to freestatedinos.com   To join me change your party affiliation NOW- Voter Registration Online

 

Operation DINO (Democrat in Name Only)

Why?

  • In Maryland the Democrat primary controls for the most part the majority of our elections. If enough people who disagree with the ultra hard left position changes their party affiliation and votes in the primary- we can have a real impact on the next statewide election.
  • Many far left politicians, protected from ever losing their seat in BLUE Maryland, act with impunity and disregard for the Constitution. Example: SB 281/ HB 294 ( for several days thousands of citizens converged on Annapolis to oppose, yet the bills are still being pushed through)
  • Many of those legislators who sponsored and are committed to voting for SB 281 / HB 294 and directly ignoring the voice of their constituents, their oath of office and the US Constitution are in fact, clearly defeat-able in the primary.
  • By using the primary to hold these and any future legislators of the Majority Party RESPONSIBLE, liberty minded citizens of Maryland can effectively bring about CHANGE.

More Examples- 2010 primary results:

Senate

Forehand is a SB281 co-sponsor.

Jennie M. Forehand 4129

Cheryl C. Kagan 3773

Margin: 356 votes.

Manno is a SB281 co-sponsor.

Roger P. Manno 5892

Mike Lenett 5020

Margin: 872 votes

House:

Luedtke is a co-sponsor of HB 294

Eric Luedtke 3696

Jodi Finkelstein 3154 – closest challenger

Margin: 542 votes

Kelley is a co-sponsor of HB 294

Ariana Kelly 5129

Kyle Lierman 4773- closest challenger

Margin: 356 votes

 

 

 

 

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Maryland Sheriffs Answer the Call

In January of this year I sent a letter to the Maryland Sheriffs Association urging them to take a stand, as the duly elected law enforcement officers of the people of Maryland to defend and protect the citizens rights to kep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.   I am so pleased and honored to know that Maryland Sheriffs Association has come out in strong oposition to the Governors gun ban initiatives. A big thank you goes out to Wicomico Sheriff Mike Lewis, and all the Sheriffs who stand with him and with the citizens of Maryland. ( I will identify each of the Sheriffs in a later post)

It was my great pleasure to present the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association with a Citation for standing up to defend the Constitution.

 Read Sheriff Lewis’ Testimony

Read my letter to the Sheriffs’ Association

Check out the Citation

 

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