Saturday, September 25, 2010


The Republican senatorial bet in Maryland for November’s mid-term elections is asking Filipino-Americans to vote for him.

Eric Wargotz is a physician by trade, and also the top commissioner of Queen Anne county, Maryland. He is also married to Fil-Am Cheryl Ann Llacer.

Cheryl Ann is the only daughter of Drs. Rey and Zorayda Lee-Llacer of Potomac, Maryland. He originally hailed from Masbate and she from Manila. The couple earned their degrees from the University of Sto Tomas.

Rey tells us that his daughter actually met her future husband because of their common medical work.

Cheryl Ann is an economist educated at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University in Washington DC.

Eric and Cheryl Ann have been married 15 years and have three children.

Wargotz won the Sept. 13 Republican nomination race in Maryland. The state has two seats in the US Senate.

He is running against incumbent Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who according to the latest Rasmussen polls, is leading the race 54 percent to Wargotz’s 38 percent. The GOP is the minority political party in Maryland.

“Fil-Ams will have a true friend if he makes it to the Senate,” Wargotz’s father in law stressed.

Wargotz is campaigning as a “Washington outsider” who promises to bring “realistic, common-sense solutions to the tough challenges facing us.”

Rey said they are courting Fil-Am support because of their close-knit network of family and friends, which he believes will boost Wargotz’s chances in November.

He added that his son-in-law is a pro-life activist who believes in traditional marriage and secure borders. He described Wargotz as a “moderate Republican”.

He insists Wargotz shares the same set of values and principles that many Filipinos live by.

“It will be as if we had a Filipino in the US Senate,” Rey enthused.

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