Wednesday, January 16, 2013

1-15-13 MCRC Briefs

Jan 15, 2013

·        The MLK Awards Breakfast Is Scheduled From 7-9:30 am, Jan 18 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 N. Third St where six individuals will be recognized for their work.  Information: mlk breakfast

·        The Dedication Of Arizona State Day In Recognition Of Henry Wickenburg – Founder Of The Vulture Mine scheduled At 2 Pm, Jan. 27 has been moved from the Quality Inn to the Wickenburg Community Center Banquet Room. The event includes acknowledgement Of LD22 Sen. Judy Burges, Former LD4 Sen. Jack Harper And Wittman PC And Current LD 13 Second Vice Chairman Ernie McCollum efforts in obtaining legislation recognizing the “first Saturday of January of every year” as Arizona State Day for Henry Wickenburg. Henry Wickenburg was the founder of the famed Vulture Mine, a gold mine south of Wickenburg. Organizer Paul Hartwell said the event includes a sit-down dinner for $16 per person. Entertainment includes an Apache dancer, who will give the history of the Wickenburg area; an actress from the Black Theatre Group will portray Elizabeth Hudson Smith, who transfer here with the railroads to manage the first Wickenburg hotel, an accordion player recognizing Henry Wickenburg’s Bulgarian ancestry, and a Flamingo dancer. The dinner is scheduled at 2 pm, followed by the dedication and entertainment at approximately 2:30 pm, according to Hartwell.  Limited seating. RSVP to Hartwell at 928-684-9018. Send reservations checks to Hartwell at 138 W.Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390.

·        Interesting Tidbit:  Arizona Game And Fish Commissioner Kurt Davis, an avid sportman, just happens to a former Executive Director for the AZGOP.  Davis, only 25 years of age at the time he took the position under then AZ GOP Chairman Burt Kruglick, was the youngest ever AZGOP ED. Davis later became a founding partner of FirstStrategic, a communications/public affairs agency that is well recognized throughout the state – especially at the AZ Capitol. In between, he served on the administrative staffs for Gov. Fife Symington, Attorney General Grant Woods, and President Ronald Reagan and the Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. No grass grows under this young man’s feet!

·        Governor Jan Brewer Will Be Joined By A Coalition of business and health care leaders supporting the Governor’s call to expand Medicaid tomorrow at 2 pm, at the Maricopa Medical Center, 2601 E. Roosevelt St., Phx.  Expansion will generate nearly $8 billion in federal assistance for the State over three years, creating thousands of jobs and aiding rural and safety-net .

·        ATTN: AZ GOP County Chairman – Please send a list of your newly elected county officers to Briefs at

·        A.J. LaFaro is the newly elected Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman. Other newly elected officers include First Vice Chairman April Riggins, Second Vice Chairman Jose Borrajero, Secretary Jeni White and Treasurer David Ludwig (re-elected).  The LaFaro “Grassroots Team” beat out Lisa Gray’s team across the board. Total team tallies were LaFaro Team 6,058 (54.96%) to Gray’s Team of 4,964 (45.04%), according to the ballots counted by the County Recorder’s office.  Individually LaFaro received 1,179 votes (53.35%) over Gray’s individual count of 1,030 (46.61%).

·        Contrary to rumors, Candidate Doug Little Has NOT Dropped Out Of The AZGOP Chairman’s Race –Contacts: Doug Little  480-686-5387

·        Also contrary to rumor, Doug Little did NOT turn over the LD23 gavel to his first Vice Chairman Joe Romack when he announced his candidacy for the AZGOP Chairmanship.

·        Tea Party Poll on AZGOP Chairman candidates   (near bottom of the page)

·        AZGOP Candidates Robert Graham and Doug Little will speak at the Western Pinal Republican Club Forum at 6 pm, Jan 16 at Eva’s Fine Mexican Dining, 2033 N. Pinal Ave., Casa Grande.  Contact: 520-836-8236

·        AZGOP Candidate Doug Little Will Speak To The Chino Valley Pachyderm at 5 pm, Jan. 17 at the Bon Fire Restaurant, 1667 Arizona, Chino Valley. Former County Attorney Andrew Thomas will also be speaking to the group.

·        AZGOP Candidates Robert Graham and Doug Little will appear before the Coconino County GOP PCs at 9:30 am, Jan. 19 at McCoy Motors, 361 N. Switzer Canyon Dr., Flagstaff.

·        LD17 Has Partnered With LDs 18, 12, 26 And 27 To Host An AZGOP Chairman’s Debate between Candidates Robert Graham and Doug Little following the regular LD17 Jan 22 meeting scheduled at 7 pm, at Tri City Baptist Church,  2211 W Germann, Chandler. Contact: Chairman Tyler Bowyer

·        The Coconino County Republican Committee is hosting AZGOP chairman candidates Robert Graham and Doug Little  at 9:30 am, Jan. 19 At McCoy Motors In Flagstaff. The meeting is open to Coconino County GOP precinct committeemen. Contact:  Coconino County GOP Chairman Joy Iris Staveley Joy@Canyoneers.Com

·        Editor’s Note: To maintain neutrality, Briefs does not post endorsements for competitive GOP candidates.

·        Jan 25 - AZGOP CHAIRMAN’S AWARD DINNER. 6 pm. Check in. 6:30 pm dinner. Mountain Preserve Reception Center, 1431 E Dunlap Avenue, Phx. $50 per person. $90 per couple. Online tickets:  or mail a check to AZ  GOP, 3501 N. 24th Street, Phoenix AZ  85016  Attn:  Lori Contact: 602-957-7770.  Nearby Hotel: Best Western Inn Suites, 1615 E. Northern Ave., Phx. $84 per night/AZGOP Rate code AR10113, space limited, book early to confirm. 602-997-6285

·        Jan 26 - The AZGOP STATUTORY MEETING. Registration opens at 7:30  am. Mtg at 9 am. Church of the Nations, 6225 N. Central Ave., Phx. Food and beverages will be available for breakfast and lunch.  Call letters will be sent out to State Committeemen 10 days prior to the meeting. Contact:  Lori Urban  602-957-7770 AZGOP HQ / 480-221-9633 cell.

·        AZGOP Chairman Candidates Web Sites:
Ø  Doug Little
Ø  Robert Graham

·        Contact your Arizona legislators 

·        Personalized Medicine Helps Girl Walk  Shelby Was Introduced During Gov.
·        “Guns Across America" rally on Jan. 19 at capital  Guncontrolmorecrime
·        Jan. 19 Guns Appreciation Day!
·        Real State Of State: Suspended Animation  Robert Robb
·        Brewer's Best State Of The State   Robert Robb
·        Legislature Needs A Spending Box    Robert Robb

·        Obama-Weighs-Executive-Actions-On-Gun-Control  Draws Criticism
·        Www.Guncontrolmorecrime.Com  March On State Capitols, 19 Jan, 2013
·        Jan. 19  Guns Appreciation Day!
·        Totalitarians Disarm The People    By Attorney Rees Lloyd
·        Must See  Gun Control Kills -- Innocents Betrayed
·        It’s A War Zone! More Murders In Chicago In 2012 Than Allied Losses In Afghanistan   By: Jim Hoft
·        When Only Tyrants Have Guns
·        Residents In Arizona Town Feel ‘Invaded By Border Patrol’  Feel invaded
·        Border Patrol Seizes Dope From False Compartment   Seize Dope
·        Border Patrol Agents Capture Another Group Of Albanian Immigrant Albanians
·        Local Rancher Praises Border Patrol Rescue Efforts  TX Rancher
·        M3 Report Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  
·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily
·   Border News Watch: links to sites on matters of law enforcement for illegal human and drug traffic.
·        Further To “The Republican War On The Republican Base  Jeff Dover

     Frosty Taylor, Editor

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