Letter - A Proud History of Serving the Cape & Islands GOP

from Judy Crocker, candidate for GOP State Committee

Dear editor:

I am running for re-election for Republican State Committeewoman for the Cape & Islands. I am tired of divisive Republican politics. I recently ran into my opponent who said to me, “You can’t be a Trump person – you’re a Baker person.”  My response, “Of course I can, I’m a Republican.” 

That should really be all that matters. 

Let me start off by saying.  I voted for Donald Trump, and I will vote for President Donald Trump again.  I’ve been endorsed by the official 2016 MA Trump Chair Vincent DeVito and the official 2020 MA Trump Chair Sheriff Tom Hodgson. I strongly support President Trump, and my record clearly demonstrates my support.

My re-election for Republican STATE committee has become, in some circles, an obtuse exchange of how pro-Trump I am vs. how Trump my opponent is. I suppose, given the fact that my opponent has no real experience, this is low-hanging fruit when the state committee job really has NOTHING to do with the Presidential Race. 

The job of a State Committee member is about getting Republicans elected at the local level – in my case, the Cape and Islands, a district that covers the entire region other than Bourne, Sandwich and Falmouth. 

Many voters may not understand the significance of this position, or the importance it can have to the political future of our party.  This is unfortunate. My job is to help organize our party on the state and local level, find viable candidates, ensure they have the necessary resources to wage solid and effective campaigns, and get them elected.


Since I was elected in 2012, I’ve done just that.  We added Sen. Vinny deMacedo, Rep. Tim Whelan and Rep. Will Crocker to seats at the State House that had been previously held by Democrats.  In fact, in the case of Will Crocker, it was the first time in 34 years that the Republican party was able to pick up a seat in the state legislature in a Presidential year. I was the campaign manager for this remarkable win, which is all the more special for me given that Will Crocker is my husband.


The real problem here is that we, as a Republican Party, can be inept at embracing people who share many or most of our beliefs.  I believe in reducing waste, fraud and abuse.  I am opposed to sanctuary cities and states. I am against providing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. I am against raising gas taxes. Our state needs lower taxes and continued job growth.  I support the Second Amendment (I have a Class A Firearms license) and am personally pro-life. We need to do a better job at embracing the people who support most of these principles, rather than pushing away people who disagree with us on one.    

If you know an elected Republican on Cape Cod, please ask them about me.  You are likely to hear that they are supporting me because I’ve helped them on their campaign using my experience, expertise and enthusiasm.  Their support is important to me, but in order to continue the success of Republicans on Cape Cod, I need your vote and your support.

I am asking for your vote on Tuesday, March 3rd for Republican State Committeewoman.  After you vote for President Trump, please go down the ballot and cast your vote for Judy (Judith) Crocker of Barnstable in this important election.  Thank you!


Judy Crocker

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