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Barbara Freilich, RWBC President

Barbara Freilich grew up in Columbus, Ohio. She earned her graduate and under-graduate degrees from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She is married with Michael (a Trial Attorney  in Towson Maryland ), and has 2 children and 2 grand children.

Barbara is currently a Vice President at Stifel Nicolaus &  Company, a full service national investment firm headquartered in St Louis .MO  and Baltimore, MD.

She has been a Financial Consultant for over 25 years – working with individuals, small businesses and small institutions.

Barbara and Michael have also hosted a radio talk show – The Civil Side – where she discussed investing and the law. She also was an instructor in Finance at The Community College of Baltimore County, Community Education Program, and was she President of the Maryland Health Underwriters Association and the Baltimore Health Underwriters Association

Barbara's other activities involve singing with Sweet Adeline’s, a barbershop A Cappella chorus, making jewelry, furniture refinishing and painting.


Dee Hodges

Dee Hodges for State Senate District 8Dee, a native Marylander, is a 30 year resident of the Cub Hill section of Parkville. Her children went to the local schools, where she was active on the PTA. Currently, Dee serves on the steering committee for the Perry Hall Community Plan.

For 16 years, she has worked as a volunteer on behalf of Maryland citizens for lower taxes and responsible government. Dee has been a tea party organizer.

As President and then Chairman of the Maryland Taxpayers Association, she has testified for passage of a Taxpayer Bill of Rights to limit spending to inflation plus population growth. Had it passed, it is likely we would not have had the huge 2007 tax increases, nor be facing $2 billion deficits for each of the next four years. Since the 1990s, Dee has testified in Annapolis on fiscal issues frequently.

After college, Dee served in Vietnam as a Red Cross worker.

She has a 20 year professional background in banking and finance. She has an M.S. from the University of Baltimore.

She met her husband, Mack, a physicist who worked for AAI Corp, as a 9 year old while shooting in a junior small-bore rifle match in Greenbelt. She still shoots skeet.

A widow, Dee is a mother and a grandmother. Daughter, Jenny, is a PhD candidate in Biology. Son Greg, is completing a M.S. in Physics and works for a computer game company. Stepson Brad, is a senior TV producer. He and wife, Sherry, have 11 year old twins.

Vote for Dee Hodges, State Senate, District 8, to preserve the American Dream in Maryland., email, phone 410-668-1434.


Emily Miley

EmilyEmily became a member of RWBC in February of 2010. She describes herself philosophically as conservative more than Republican. Interestingly enough she was a liberal until about 2002.

She is a construction Project Manager with Heery International, Inc. and lives in Sparks. She is a member of the NRA and has qualified with the NRA as an Expert Shooter. Emily is a member of the Catholic Community St. Francis Xavier in Hunt Valley, and is a hemopheresis donor at Johns Hopkins in honor of her deceased father.

When not reading the National Review, the American Spectator and listening to Mark Levin on satellite radio, she enjoys golf, bicycling, shooting and has become a new fan of goose hunting on the Eastern Shore.


Carol Randall

Carol Randall - President of the RWBCCarol was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, but spent most of her early childhood in New Orleans. She’s lived for over 40 years in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

In 1976 Carol graduated from Goucher College with a BA in Sociology and French Literature. She received her BSN from the University of Maryland in 1979, after which she worked primarily in gynecology and obstetrical settings. Carol then worked for 11 years as a Nurse Practitioner with Planned Parenthood of Maryland. She now periodically works in her husband Bill’s medical office.

With her two children in college, Carol classifies herself as a housewife, doing volunteer work and living with her husband, father and assorted animals in Monkton.

Carol joined the Republican Women of Baltimore County in 2000 because she wanted to improve the presence of Maryland Republicans in local and state elections. Over the past 10 years, Carol has served as Secretary, Vice President and President of the RWBC.  She remains a member of the club to this day for the same reason and because she enjoys being a part of this wonderful organization.



Kathy Szeliga

Kathy Szeliga and Bob EhrlichDelegate Kathy Szeliga was elected to The Maryland House of Delegates in November 2010.  Kathy represents the 7th District of Baltimore and Harford Counties.   She has been a member of the RWBC for many years and lives in Perry Hall.  Kathy has been married for 31 years to her husband Mark.  They have two sons, Eric 25 and Steve 23.


Kathy is a small business owner.   She also worked in the Maryland General Assembly as Chief of Staff to Senator Andy Harris.  Serving in the community in many ways, Kathy has been involved in youth athletics, teaching Sunday school, PTA member and leader, and foster parent.  Kathy also has a Bachelors degree from Towson University in education and was a teacher.  Active in Baltimore County Republican politics for decades, Kathy has worked on the campaigns of many candidates including Ellen Sauerbrey, Bob Ehrlich and Andy Harris.


As a fan of Ronald Reagan, Kathy believes in the conservative Republican values that President Reagan communicated so well like fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, limited government and personal responsibility.


Please contact Delegate Kathy Szeliga anytime:


House Office Building, Room 303

6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 841-3698, (301) 858-3698

1-800-492-7122, ext. 3698 (toll free)


fax: (410) 841-3023, (301) 858-3023


As a fan of Ronald Reagan, Kathy believes in the conservative Republican values that President Reagan communicated so well like fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, limited government and personal responsibility. 

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