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If you are interested in becoming involved in our county Republican Central Committee, we invite you to join our meetings. The Committee meetings are held on the first Monday of the month. The meetings are via Zoom at this time. Please contact for an invitation link. If you would like to sign up for our newsletter please call Kathy Peed @ 240-417-3499 or email  We look forward to hearing from you! 

Central Committee

Committee Members 

Jesse Peed
Legislative District 23

Born in La Plata, Maryland, Jesse is an Army veteran who has been married for 30 years and is a father of four, and grandfather to six. He raised his family in Prince George's County and owns a small business there. He has been interested in politics since high school.

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Jim Wass
Legislative District 22 

Jim Wass has been a Republican and conservative activist since 2004 when he campaigned for our presidential ticket in Ohio. He has been working with or serving on the Central Committee for 13 years including service as Secretary, Vice Chairman, and Chairman. He recently served as a director of Reopen Maryland, advocating for safe and reasonable relaxation of restrictions on commerce, religion, and education. Jim was elected in November 2022 to serve as Executive Vice Chairman.

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Bio here

Ike Puzon
Legislative District 26

Bio here

Debra Farrar-Dyke
Legislative District 25 

Bio here

Alex Pacheco

Legislative District 47 

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Bio here

Dr. JoAnn Fisher
Legislative District 47

Fred Price Jr
Legislative District 47

Mr. Price graduated from Beloit Memorial High School, and then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Honorably discharged in 1961, he settled in D.C. where he worked for the Federal Government, the Highway Admin, Bowie State University, and the State’s Attorney Office of Prince George’s County. He served as a Town Councilperson in Cheverly from 1984-1986 and was twice  Chairman of the NAACP Region 7. He is married to Leila (Bibbins) Price. They have one daughter, one grandson and two great-grandsons. He is a member of Hemingway Memorial AME Church in District Heights, Maryland.

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Kathy Peed
Legislative District 23

Kathy was born in Cheverly and has lived in Maryland since. She graduated from Gwynn Park High School and has been married to Jesse Peed for 37 years with three boys and three granddaughters. Kathy has been active in politics since 2014.

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Olivia Vaughns
Legislative District 24 

Olivia is serving on the Prince George’s Central Committee and is a past 1st Vice Chair. She was a Governor appointee to the Prince George’s County Board of Elections for 17 years and is currently appointed to the Maryland Labor Relations Board. She is an active member of the Patuxent Republican Women, the National Federation of Republican Women, and the Maryland Black Republican Council. Olivia has served on national presidential election committees and many local election committees.

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