Michael Higgs is the First Vice Chairman for the Maryland Republican Party. He has been a long-time party activist, serving as the Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee for 3 years and as a District Chairman for 2 years before that. Prior to being elected to the Montgomery County Central Committee, Michael worked on several campaigns, was a poll watcher, and worked for a Republican member of Congress.
After 18 years of private practice as a telecommunications attorney, Michael was asked by Governor Hogan to help turn around the Department of Assessments and Taxation. As the Director, Michael oversees the operational aspects of a 600 employee agency.