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Michael Smigiel

Smigiel For Congress
Candidate for US Congress
Maryland 1st District
Michael D. Smigiel Sr., is a current United States Congressional Candidate in Maryland’s 1st Congressional District, and a former Maryland State Delegate serving 12 years in the Maryland Statehouse. Elected from 2002 through 2014, Michael held significant leadership positions including seven years as the Republican Parliamentarian, sole Republican member of the Chairman’s Committee “in the backroom”, as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, as well as serving as the Vice-Chair of the Juvenile Subcommittee. He also was the Vice Chairman of the Eastern Shore Delegation for eight years and the Chairman of the Cecil County Delegation 12 years. Michael is the founder and Chairman of the Maryland House of Delegates, TEA Party Caucus.

Maryland House of Delegates Recognitions/Awards
• 2014 “Defender of Freedom Award”
• “2014 Republican of the Year, Cecil County, Maryland”
• Awarded by the Cecil County Republican Central Committee.
• A 100% rating from the Maryland Farm Bureau during last 4 years in office. (97% for 8 years prior)
• A 100% rating from the National Federation of Independent Businesses in 2014.
• An “A+” rating from the NRA in 2014.
• Endorsed by the Maryland Realtors' Association, 2014
• Oath Keepers A++ (The only A + + given and highest rating in the Legislature) for upholding my oath to the Constitution in 2014.
• “John Shaw Award”, the highest award given by Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG) for four years of pro-business votes 2010/2014.
• Maryland Shall Issue Legislator of the Year 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, 2014/2015
• Department of Maryland, Marine Corps League
• Legislator of the Year 2012/2013 for “Distinguished Service on behalf of Maryland’s Veterans”
• Legislator of the Year for the Maryland/DC Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 2011.”

• Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1975, Honorably Discharged in 1979
• Studied Psychology/Political Science, A.A. 1981
• Northern Illinois University, Political Science, B.A. 1985
• Northern Illinois University College of Law, Class President, J.D. in 1989
• Private practice at The Law Offices of Michael D. Smigiel, Sr. P.A. in Elkton, Maryland in 1989
• Founder, Publisher and Editor of the “County Post”

“Be willing to call out those politicians who fail to do as they promised, or fail to uphold their oaths to the Constitution, whether they are Republicans or Democrats.” –Delegate Michael Smigiel