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

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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.


In case you missed the email - here's a message from our Chairman

Dear Harwich neighbor,

If you’ve ever thought of running for public office now may be the time. We encourage anyone Interested to review the following opportunities currently open in local government. Here is your chance to help guide Harwich into the future.

The dates below must be met and papers must be taken out with your intention to run by March 26, 2021.The Town Clerk's office is central to your efforts and is helpful in answering any questions- Anita Doucette Town Clerk office #508-430-7516. The process will also require obtaining residents' signatures to put your name on the ballot. These must be submitted by the deadlines indicated below; always verify with the Town Clerk.

Best wishes as we proceed into the future with your help.


Elected positions available:

1 Selectman - 3 year term (Ed McManus is not running for re-election)

1 Moderator - 3 year term
1 Monomoy Regional School Committee Member - 3 year term

3 Trustees, Brooks Free Library - 3 year term

2 Water/wastewater Commissioner - 3 year term*

1 Water/wastewater Commissioner - 2 year term*

1 Housing Authority Member - 5 year term

*Water and wastewater commission need 3 more members - 1 for a 2 year term and 2 for a 3 year term

Last day to OBTAIN nomination papers is Friday, March 26, 2021.

Last day to SUBMIT nomination papers is Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Last day to SUBMIT nomination papers is Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Last day to WITHDRAW nomination papers is Thursday, April 15, 2021

Last day to register to vote before Town Meeting & Election, Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Peter S. Hughes, Chairman
Harwich Republican Town Committee

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