About HRTC

The purpose of the Harwich Republican Town Committee is to promote the principles of the Republican Party, to cooperate in carrying out the program of the Republican State and the Republican National Committees and to promote the election of Republican Candidates. The HRTC welcomes all conservative friends in Harwich.

Harwich Republican Town Committee Scholarship

Harwich Republican Town Committee announces it’s 2nd annual $1,000 Harwich Resident Scholarship. The requirements are as follows:

Applicant must be a Harwich resident

Applicant must be graduating from High School or
Vocational School in 2021

Click Here: For more information

Republican Oath

I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.
I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.
I BELIEVE free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.
I BELIEVE government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.
I BELIEVE the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best government is that which governs least.
I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.
I BELIEVE Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.
I BELIEVE Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.
FINALLY, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.


A message from our Chairman:

In an effort to inform our members regarding the upcoming election we reached out to both candidates for Selectman and received the responses provided below. We encourage all to get to know the candidates and better understand where they stand on key issues .

Jesse Gallante

Resident of Brewster 1985-2000, resident of Harwich since 2000 (lifelong Cape Codder)
Currently employed at Allen Harbor, active duty Air Force veteran 2008-2012, Intelligence/Defense contractor 2012-2020.
Mom and Dad, two sisters, two brothers, nine nieces and nephews. Everyone is local.
Years of experience on the local economy, working in various restaurants and other businesses beginning in 1997.

Budget: Spending and projects must be reined in.
Housing: "Affordable housing" is directly affected and impacted by the decisions local bureaucracies make. Families are being driven out of Cape communities because they can no longer afford to live here.
Water/Wastewater: Sewer project is overdevelopment and over spending. This will undoubtedly affect Harwich families and add to the "affordable housing" issue so many people complain about but never stop to consider the spending that affects the home prices.
Fees/Access: The fees on top of fees on top of fees on top of fees must be brought under control. Let's apply some reason and some logic to the fee system in Harwich. Stop charging residents for EVERYTHING.

Less regulation, less spending, less government, pro business.

Mary Anderson

Resident of Harwich since 2005 (visitor since childhood)
Retired Verizon Executive (27 years)
Retired Executive Director of Family Pantry (11 years)
Married to Bob Anderson. Mom to Kristen (Chris) and Dan (Amanda).
Grandmother to Andy and Jack

COVID-19: The health of all residents and businesses must be managed
very carefully.
Budget: The 2019 budget barely passing was a message
from voters that we should fund our needs and not ALL our wants.
Housing: Harwich will not flourish without affordable housing.
Water/Wastewater: The fragile ecosystem needs protection and we must make cost effective decisions driven by data.

Join us at Harwich Town Meeting on Saturday, May 8th at 10 AM at the Monomoy Regional High School field. Don't forget to vote at the Harwich Town Election on Tuesday, May 18th


Peter S. Hughes, Chairman
Harwich Republican Town Committee