Thursday, January 17, 2013

1-16-13 MCRC Briefs

Jan 16, 2013

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

·        Team Of New Conservative Leadership Elected By County's Grassroots Republicans : On Saturday, nearly one thousand Republican Precinct Committeemen gathered to elect new leadership for the Maricopa County Republican Committee in Phoenix.  The committee is the official Republican Party organization for Maricopa County and was created by state law.  The following officers, all conservatives and longtime party activists, were elected:
Ø  J. LaFaro, Chairman
Ø  April Riggins, First Vice Chairman
Ø  Jose Borrajero, Second Vice Chairman
Ø  Jeni White, Secretary
Ø  David Ludwig, Treasurer
"We deeply appreciate the trust that has been placed in us, and now we will work to honor it with all precinct committeemen," said Chairman LaFaro. "The Republican Party is full of passionate individuals who love their country and their state.  We look forward to working with them to strengthen our Party, support our candidates, and promote the winning Republican platform and the values it represents."
          The Republican Party is the largest political party in both the state and Maricopa County.  Of Arizona's 1.1 million Republicans, more than 60 percent live in Maricopa County, which divides its 685,627 registered Republicans into 724 precincts, each of which elects local precinct committeemen at the general election every two years.  Those local leaders meet each January following the election to select leadership.  The outgoing chairman is Rob Haney who was first elected in 2008 and again in 2010.
          The Maricopa County Republican Committee's next executive meeting will include a listening/brainstorming session with Legislative District Chairmen to identify their immediate and long-term priorities.  |

·        To Flesh Out The Issues Involved In The Proposed Obamacare Medicaid Expansion, AFP-Arizona will host a lunchtime debate from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on February 21 at the Goldwater Institute.  At the event, Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute and local physician and health policy expert Jeff Singer will take on any three pro-expansion advocates who want to debate these issues publicly.  They are extending the invitation to debate to AHCCCS director Tom Betlach, the hospital and insurance lobbies, the Brewer Administration, and any civic organization that supports the expansion.  All concerned citizens who wish to attend the debate should RSVP to Shane Wikfors at

·        LD25 Will Not Meet Until Feb.21, according to Chair Paul Whetten.

·        LD17 will meet Jan 22 at 6:30 pm (social), 7 pm mtg, at Tri-City Baptist, 2211 W Germann Rd.,Chandler (Germann, west of Dobson). Contact: LD17 Chr Tyler Bowoyer,, 480-239-0025.

·        Immediately following the LD17 mtg, LDs 12, 17, 18, 26, 27 Will Host A Debate Between AZGOP Chairman candidates Robert Graham and Doug Little at 7:30 pm, Jan 22 at Tri-City Baptist, 2211 W Germann Rd.,Chandler (Germann, west of Dobson). Contact: LD17 Chr Tyler Bowoyer,, 480-239-0025.

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

·        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

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

·        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.

·        A Robert Graham for AZGOP Chairman pizza and workshop is scheduled at 5:30 pm, Jan 17 in the Arizona Project office, 3375 E. Shea Blvd., Phx. Contact: Arizona Project Chr Ronald Ludders    602-677-1496.

·        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.
·        Congressman David Schweikert (R-Az) released the following statement Wednesday after his vote against H.R. 152, The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act 2013:  “Sadly, as happens so often in Washington, the debate surrounding Sandy disaster relief funding was misleading at best and rhetorically false at worst. This $50.7 billion bill was packed with pork and pet projects unrelated to disaster spending without the foresight necessary to determine how we could begin to pay for this new spending. Nearly 80 percent of the final spending total will not be used for years. Helping our fellow citizens in need is important, but that must be coupled with, as President Obama says, ‘shared sacrifice.’ When we spend money to assist with disasters, as we should, we must find money elsewhere in our budget to pay for it. There must be a much more responsible path forward for disaster relief funding that does not add billions more to our debt and compound our problems. Unfortunately, Washington did not take that path.”

·        Franks On Gun Control: American People Will Not Roll Over - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) released the following statement following President Obama's press conference announcement today of 23 gun control executive orders he plans to implement:"It is rather telling that the day after Republican Members read the U.S. Constitution on the House floor -- a bid to encourage the whole body to recommit to the principles we're sworn to defend -- the President of the United States is today holding a press conference detailing his plans to attempt to weaken the 2nd Amendment -- a foundational provision of that very same foundational document. Moreover, he seeks to implement his policies without so much as consulting Congress or American voters.Much to Mr. Obama's chagrin, ours is not a government run by fiat. The American people have shown quite clearly that they will not simply roll over while this Administration seeks to undercut our founding principles in pursuit of its preferred European model of government."

·        Starting Feb 21, LD16 meetings will now be held at Legacy Arts Academy, 3015S. Power Road, Mesa, according to Chairman Jerry Clingman.  He can be reached at Cell 480-861-4958, Home 480-986-5236 or

·        Dr. Renee C. Behinfar, President Of The Paradise Republican Women, has requested that Feb. 16 meeting attendees dress in red in recognition of the American Heart Association’s “America Goes Red Challenge”.

·        Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch Will Speak To The AZ Republican Lawyers Association at 11 am, Jan. 24 in the Snell & Wilmer offices, 400 E. Van Buren St., Phx.  $20 per members, $35 for non-members. RSVP:

·        LD4 Chairman Rhonda King Has Announced The Feb 21 meeting will be held at 6:30 at Mimi’s Café in Avondale. Contact: Chr Rhonda King 623-640-3742 cell, 623-321-1682 fax or

·        LD 15 Will Not Meet In January because of the County and State Meetings, according to Chairman Dave Henderson. Contact:  Chr Dave Henderson

·        LD20 Will Not Meet For Its Regularly Scheduled Jan. 26 meeting due to the county/state statutory meeting.

·        LD-29 Monthly Meetings Will Be The Second Tuesday of every month in Denny's Restaurant at 51st Avenue and Indian School Rd. 6:30 pm social/meal. 7 pm mtg.  Contact Chairman Charlie Ellis; 480-678-0938.

·        The Wickenburg Republican Club will not be meeting in January due to the county/state conventions. Meetings will resume in February.

·        The Fountain Hills Republican Club will elect new officers at 9 am at the Jan. 19 mtg. The nominees are President – Tait Elkie, 2nd Vice-Pres Leona Johnston, 3rd VP – Charlene Dill, Treasurer – Edith Stock, and Secretary – Nancy Ordowski.  The Honorable Enrique Melendez, consulte of the Republic of El Salvador, who lives in Fountain Hills, will address to group.
·        The Hinchey Complaint

·        Civil War’s A-Brewin’
·        Www.Guncontrolmorecrime.Com  March On State Capitols, 19 Jan, 2013
·        Battle-Of-Athens
·        Republican National Committee (Rnc) Chairman Reince Priebus, However, Slammed The Executive Actions, Saying They Amounted To “An Executive Power Grab That May Please His Political Base But Will Not Solve The Problems At Hand.He Paid Lip Service To Our Fundamental Constitutional Rights, But Took Actions That Disregard The Second Amendment And The Legislative Process,” Priebus Said. President-Exec-Orders-Not-Enough
     Frosty Taylor, Editor
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