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Barry Donadio, Sergeant at Arms

Celebrity author, former U.S. Secret Service, founder of Public Security LLC, war veteran, TWA Flight 800 first responder, Sept.11, 2001 military responder
Barry Donadio led an honorable career in the volunteer ambulance, volunteer fire department, the military, law enforcement, and the United States Secret Service. He was assigned to the White House for 7 years and protected two presidents. He also served in multiple Middle Eastern war zones during his career. He gained fame in 2013 when he published his book “TWA Flight 800 First Responder Witness Account”. In 2014, he was elected to the Queen Anne’s County Republican Central Committee in Maryland and honorably served out his four-year term. In January 2017, he was appointed the Sergeant at Arms of the Maryland Republican Party. In December 2022 he was reappointed as Sgt. at Arms and he continues to serve the Republican Party in the capacity into 2024. Donadio received multiple military medals during his military service, which included the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal, among others. On June 24, 2019, Barry Donadio was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal for his military service back in 2002. On March 30th, 2022, Barry Donadio was awarded New York State’s Medal for Merit by the Division of Military and Naval Affairs 20 years after his military service. On May 18, 2022, he was awarded New York State’s Conspicuous Service Star medal by the New York Governor. On May 29th, 2023, Donadio was awarded the Long & Faithful Medal for his service to the military forces of the state of New York. Donadio went on to publish 6 more books. 

Maryland Republican Tech Committee

Tech Committee

Dwight Patel

We believe that everyone has the potential to achieve greatness and fulfill their dreams. That’s why we are committed to providing innovative solutions and exceptional services that empower individuals to overcome obstacles and turn their aspirations into reality. With a strong focus on customer satisfaction and a team of experienced professionals, we strive to deliver unparalleled results and make a positive impact in the lives of our clients. Join us on this journey of empowerment, and let us help you make your dreams come true.

MDGOP 3rd, Vice Chairman, Dwight Patel
Marcus Alzona, Co-Chair of the Maryland GOP Tech Committee

Marcus Alzona

Founder & Chief Technologist for keys, a science & technology small business focused on Innovation at the fusion of the Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity, Geospatial & Open Standards, Mobile & Wearable Computing, Public Safety & Smart Cities, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), and Unmanned Systems (UxS) / Drones. B.S./M.S. Computer Science/Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University. Marcus is the Third Vice President of the Montgomery County Republican Club, MDGOP Technology Committee Co-Chair, MCGOP Tech Chair, Montgomery County Trump Campaign 2020 Co-Chair + 2016 Digital Director/Deputy Chair, 2018 MD16 State Senate Candidate, RNC 2016 At-Large Alternate Delegate, MDGOP/MCGOP Central Committee 2010-2022.

Geoffrey Thornton

I grew up in Maryland and love this state and all of the possibilities that are present. Maryland used to be the envy of the nation in education and job opportunities. I want to help bring back the promise and potential of sustainable economic growth for our current and future generations.
As a founding member of the Montgomery Blair High School Republican Club, I have spent my life advancing and serving the Republican Party.
I place God, my family, and my country at the forefront of my decisions. As a public servant, my primary goal is to promote the people’s best interests and work towards equitable solutions whenever disagreements or problems arise.

Geoffrey Thornton, Co-Chairman, MDGOP Tech Committee
Reid Novotny

Del. Reid Novotny

Reid Novotny has been in service to our Nation for the last 20 years. He is dedicated to serving others and committed to making the United States, Maryland, and this county a better place. After moving his daughter from three houses in the first four years of her life; Reid left Active Duty Air Force, 1600 days before eligibility to his $3.3 million dollar military retirement. This devotion to his family and the desire to establish roots was perfectly matched by this welcoming community and leading schools. Reid volunteers through his daughters’ school, serves in the Maryland National Guard, and is developing a small business with the goal of helping other small businesses succeed in Howard County. Reid has been happily married since 2006 and lives in Western Howard County.
Reid ran for the Maryland State Senate in 2018 in District 9. He is a member of the Howard County Republican Central Committee, the MDGOP Nominations committee, the MDGOP tech committee, and is the former Vice President of the Howard County Republican Club.


Garrett L. Zahner

Garrett L. Zahner has served as a member and Parliamentarian of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee since 2021. Garrett currently serves as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Bylaws and Deputy Parliamentarian of the Maryland Republican Party. Garrett has previously served as Party Parliamentarian, Rules Chair, and Deputy Director. Garrett graduated from Towson University Summa Cum Laude with two separate Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Political Science. Furthermore, Garrett currently attends The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law School.

Previously, Garrett was an active College and Young Republican serving as Executive, Legislative, and Political Director for the Maryland Federation of College Republicans, Bylaws Chair and Parliamentarian for the Young Republicans, and Northeast Regional Secretary of the College Republican National Committee. Moreover, Garrett was the Vice-President of his local Republican Club, the Northeast Republican Club of Baltimore County.

Garrett L. Zahner, MDGOP bylaws committee Chairman
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