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posted Aug 12, 2009, 12:51 PM by Craig Shipp

Michael Hough

posted Jul 10, 2009, 8:11 AM by Craig Shipp

Dear Friend,

I have added several videos to my YouTube channel that I hope you will enjoy. Please click on the following link to view them: hough4delegate. You can view my signing of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge with Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, footage of my Campaign Kickoff event, and my presentation at a forum on illegal immigration. If you are a YouTube member, you can subscribe to the channel for future video updates. As you will see from these videos, I am a strong proponent of fiscal responsibility and lower taxes to fix our ailing economy.

Other Campaign News:

From the Frederick News Post

Signing another pledge

A candidate for the House of Delegates recently signed a no-climate-tax pledge.

Michael Hough, a Brunswick Republican, joins Sen. Alex Mooney, the only Frederick lawmaker to sign the pledge.

The Maryland chapter of Americans for Prosperity is organizing the pledge and applauded Hough in a news release this week.

The group criticized the cap-and-trade legislation recently passed by the House.

"Using the guise of climate change to transfer dollars from hardworking citizens to bureaucratic big government is unacceptable," said David Schwartz, state director of the group. "Regardless of their stance on global warming, this should be common ground for all of our elected officials at all levels of government."

Your donations are most appreciated. Donations can be made to my campaign via Paypal.


Michael Hough
Candidate Maryland House of Delegates
Southern Frederick & Washington Counties

P.S. We just got in great new bumper stickers, please contact me if you want one.


Authority Hough for Delegate, Joseph A. Craw, Treasurer

Campaign Kickoff BBQ

posted May 3, 2009, 7:07 AM by Craig Shipp

Dear Friends,

This email is to invite you and your family to my Campaign Kickoff BBQ on Saturday, May 30th from 12 - 3pm at the Farmers Woods Ruritan Club in Knoxville, Maryland. Special guests will include Senator Alex X. Mooney (Frederick & Washington Counties) and the House Republican Whip, Delegate Chris Shank (Washington County).

Food will include a pig roast and entertainment will be provided for the kids. Tickets are $25 per person or $35 for a family. Sponsorships are also available for $500, $250 and $100. For more information please see the invitation here.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by email at or by phone at 240-405-7098. RSVP's are appreciated. Please pass this invitation on to anyone you think would be interested.

I look forward to seeing you on May 30.

Hough For Delegate
Michael Hough

Candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates
Southern Frederick & Washington Counties

Event Invitation

Authority Hough for Delegate, Joseph A. Craw, Treasurer

Fundraiser at the home of Mike and Jo Bowersox

posted Oct 15, 2008, 7:22 AM by Craig Shipp

Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008; 6:30pm

7935 Wormans Mill Road
Frederick, Maryland 21701

You are invited to join us at the home of Mike and Jo Bowersox for a fundraising event for Michael Hough, Candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates (Frederick and Washington Counties).

Tickets are $100 per person. Please make checks payable to Hough for Delegate. If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a contribution, you can send it to: Hough for Delegate 143 Fiona Way Brunswick, MD 21758.

Please RSVP no later than Monday October 27, 2008. For more information, you may contact me at 240-405-7098, or via email at

For more information and driving directions, please visit the event page on my website.

Michael Hough
Michael Hough

Candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates
District 3B Frederick & Washington Counties
Chairman, Frederick County Republican Central Committee

Authority Hough for Delegate, JoeyLynn Hough, Treasurer

Robert and Kendel Ehrlich Show

posted Sep 24, 2008, 1:08 PM by Craig Shipp

This Saturday, September 27th 9am-11am, Senator Mooney will be on the Robert and Kendel Ehrlich Show on WBAL 1090, you can listen live @ The topic will be slots.

About the Robert and Kendel Ehrlich Show:

Former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich and his wife Kendel join WBAL’s talkshow lineup Saturday mornings from 9AM to 11AM.

Fresh out of office, Bob and his wife bring their unique perspective to the stories, events and issues impacting Marylanders. They promise to let you hear from, and talk to, some of the biggest names on today’s political scene.

This weekly two hour program features comments and questions for Maryland's former "First Family."

Congressman Bartlett Announces Support for Michael Hough

posted Jun 5, 2008, 2:39 PM by Craig Shipp

June 4, 2008
For Immediate Release

Contact: Michael Hough
Phone: 240-405-7098

Congressman Bartlett Announces Support for Michael Hough
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Yesterday Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, who represents
Western Maryland, announced his support for Michael Hough's candidacy for
Maryland State Delegate in District 3B (Frederick & Washington
Counties). The Congressman issued a statement saying, 'I support Michael
Hough for Delegate because he is a proven Republican leader who has
tirelessly fought for the conservative values of our party. I know he will
lead the fight in Annapolis for lower taxes, responsible government
spending and traditional family values. He will represent the citizens of
District 3B well.'

Michael Hough is running for State Delegate in District 3B, which covers
portions of Southern Frederick and Washington Counties. The District 3B
seat will be open during the 2010 election. Hough currently serves as a
Director of the Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development and the
Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Task Forces at the American
Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation's largest nonpartisan
individual membership organization of state legislators. Hough also serves
as the Vice-Chairman of the Frederick County Republican Central Committee.

In response to the Congressman's announcement of support, Hough stated,
'It's nice to know I have a vote of confidence from Congressman Bartlett,
who lives in the very district that I am running to represent. I admire
him for all of the work and service he has done for the citizens of
Western Maryland. Congressman Bartlett has faithfully represented his
constituents in Washington, D.C. and I am honored to have the opportunity
to serve as his Delegate in Annapolis.'

The Congressman has joined a number of elected officials supporting
Michael Hough for Delegate including State Senator Alex X. Mooney,
Frederick County State's Attorney Charlie Smith, Former State Delegate
Patrick Hogan, and five current members of the Frederick County Republican
Central Committee – including the Chairman, Mary Rolle. Blog is On-Line

posted Jun 5, 2008, 12:07 PM by Craig Shipp

Today we added a link below the Navigation bar at the left to our new Blog. Please e-mail me at if you would like to contribute to the Blog or to this website.

In The News section added

posted May 3, 2008, 8:20 AM by Craig Shipp

We've added another announcement section called "In The News". Contributors can use this section for news items of interest to the GOP. Postings should include links to the original news story if the story is posted on the Internet. and

posted May 1, 2008, 9:38 AM by Craig Shipp

Two new websites are on-line to serve area residents. and are setup just like this site to be easily updated by authorized parties.

posted Apr 29, 2008, 9:10 AM by Craig Shipp

An all-new is now on-line. The new site will allow all local churches to have their own page in the site. Also, for a limited time, we are offering all Frederick County non-profit groups FREE websites. The websites will be built using the same google powered technology that is being used for this website. This powerful solution allows for easy updating and many great features. See for a complete demo.

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