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Parrott honored at Md. Republican convention

April 30, 2012
  • Del. Neil Parrott, R-Washington
Del. Neil Parrott, R-Washington

The Maryland Republican State Central Committee honored Del. Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington, this past weekend as Man of the Year.

At the committee’s annual convention, it also picked Ella Ennis as Republican Woman of the Year.

David Ferguson, the Maryland Republican Party’s executive director, said Parrott was nominated by central committee members for “his overall dedication,” particularly in fighting a new state law granting in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants.

Parrott formed MdPetitions.com to help gather enough signatures to put the tuition law on hold until voters decide on it through a statewide referendum.

Parrott’s group is currently working on two other petition drives — challenging the legalization of same-sex marriage in Maryland and a new congressional redistricting plan for the state. If organizers get enough signatures, both issues will be on the general election ballot in the fall, joining the tuition law, which already will be the subject of a referendum.

At the convention, Republicans also acknowledged their delegates and alternate delegates to the party’s national convention in August.

Del. Michael J. Hough, R-Frederick/Washington, will be one of three delegates representing the 6th Congressional District.

Marilee E. Kerns of Boonsboro will be a delegate alternate.

In addition, the central committee also chose its 10 representatives to the Electoral College, who will vote for the party’s nominee if he wins the general election.

Parrott was chosen as one of two at-large Maryland representatives to the Electoral College.

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— Andrew Schotz

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