Tuesday, January 1, 2013

12-31-12 MCRC Briefs


·        Editor’s Note: To maintain neutrality, Briefs does not post endorsements for competitive GOP candidates. Hard news/events announcements/calendar items are posted.
·        Former Sen. Russell Pearce has confirmed That He Is Not Running For AZGOP Chairman. Political rumors that AZGOP Vice Chairman Pearce plans to oppose candidate Robert Graham, via a nomination from floor, are inaccurate.
·        Reports that LD23 Chairman Doug Little Is Gearing Up To Run For AZGOP Chairmanship will be addressed after New Year’s, according to Little.
·        In Observance Of The 150th Anniversary Of Abraham Lincoln's Signing Of The Emancipation Proclamation, the Arizona American African Republican Committee is organizing a special event from 1-3 pm, Jan 1 at Eastlake Park, 1540 E Jefferson St., Phx. Contact: Arizona Republican Party website or call Rev. Clyde Bowen at 602-274-5439 or email to
·        The  Daisy Mountain Tea Party (TP) Will Be Holding A "Special" Training Session On New Year Day (Jan 1, 2013) to hear a presentation on basic survival items every household should have on hand in case of disaster (natural or man-made) by Don Luck of the Payson TP and Northern Arizona TP Coalition. The presentation will be offered from 6-8 pm, Jan 1 at Pioneer Village Chuckwagon Restaurant. Directions: I-17 North, exit 225 at Pioneer Rd. Go West and entrance is just as you turn the curve, through the double gate, if you go to the trailer park you have gone to far and next stop is the Federal Prison. Contact: Vera Anderson
·        LD25 Will Meet At 6:30 Pm, Jan 2 instead of Jan 9 as posted in the Briefs/Calendar over a week ago. Contact: Chairman Paul Whetten
·        More Volunteer PCS Are Needed For Credentialing  And Proxy verification for the Jan. 5 Maricopa County Statutory meeting. Contact: Dan Grimm    Cell: 480-570-8570
·        Training For Credentialing And Proxy Verification For The Upcoming MCRC Statutory meeting is scheduled at 10 am, Jan. 5 at AZ GOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016. Please bring your laptops so the appropriate software can be loaded for you. Contact: Dan Grimm    Cell: 480-570-8570
·        Volunteers Are Needed To Packet Stuff At 7 Pm, Jan. 3 during the MCRC EGC meeting.  Respond to Dan Grimm    Cell: 480-570-8570
·        Volunteers are needed for poll attendants, security, parking, set up and tear down for the Jan. 12 MCRC Mandatory meeting. Contact: Dan Grimm    Cell: 480-570-8570.
·        The Arizona Republican Party Is Seeking Applications To All Qualified Republican Party State Committeemen for the offices of:
State Party Chairman
State Party Treasure
State Party Secretary
Congressional District  Members At Large (3 per Congressional District)
All offices are a two year term. 
Nomination forms must be submitted to John Duane Rhodes (Chairman of the Nominations committee ) and copied to Teresa Martinez at AZGOP no later than 5 pm, Jan 4 to be considered. Once your applications has been received you will be issued an email of receipt.   Contacts:  Chairman Rhodes , Teresa Martinez 
·        Parralee Schneider And April Riggins Are The Co Chairs Of The AZGOP Awards Selection Committee for the January banquet. Executive Committee members can nominate an outstanding State Committeeman/Woman or District/Club for any of the following awards. Nominations should be sent to Schneider at or contact her at 520-749-0312. Riggins: Aprilariggins@Gmail.ComThe Deadline for submissions of your award nomination is 7 pm, Jan 11, 2013. Please remember that only State Committeemen are eligible to receive these awards; outstanding Precinct Committeeman are recognized by their respective County and Legislative Districts.
ü  Award Categories:
ü  Most Outstanding Party Worker in State
ü  Most Outstanding Party Worker in County
ü  Most Outstanding party Worker in District
ü  Most Outstanding County
ü  Most Outstanding District
ü  Most Outstanding County Chair
ü  Most Outstanding District Chair
ü  Rookie of the year
ü  Best Republican Club or Organization
·        The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8 am, Jan 5 in the Quail Room of the SCW Fundation Building, 14465 RHJohnson Blvd., SCW. $2 donation to cover room expense. Speaker: A.J. LaFaro, candidate for Maricopa Republican Committee Chairman,  and his team.  Contact First Vice Chair Jan Martinson
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·        The Official Call Letter For The Jan 12 Maricopa County Republican Statutory Meeting for elected Precinct Committeemen (PC) has been sent out. Registrations open at 7:30 am with (1) proxy verification and (2) credentials at the Church for the Nations, 6225 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012.  See map link:  for driving instructions.  Identification is required. Voter registrations cards are also required for non-precinct committeemen proxy holders.  If a PC cannot attend, their proxy can be carried by a registered Republican within that PCs precinct.  Any PC who does not receive a call letter, including an agenda, the proposed bylaws changed, proposed resolutions, campus drawing and copy of the acceptable proxy for the Jan. 12, should contact Dan Grimm at   Cell: 480-570-8570.
·        Volunteers Are Needed For The Jan 12 MCRC Statutory Meeting:
ü  Packet Stuffing (Jan 3)
ü  Credentials and Tally Committee  (Training Jan. 5 or 6 am Jan 12)
ü  Set-up Committee (Hang banners, set up tables, etc.) - Also cleanup afterwards
ü  Security / Parking volunteers (Early Arrival - 6 AM)
ü  Contact: Dan Grimm   Cell: 480-570-8570
·        MCRC Officer Candidates are:
o   Chairman – Lisa Gray and A.J. LaFaro
o   First Vice Chairman – Paul Brierley and April Riggins
o   Second Vice Chairman – Jose Borrajero and Rene Lopez
o   Treasurer – Walter Dudley and David Ludwig
o   Colleen Lombard and Jeni White
·        Editor’s Note: To maintain neutrality, Briefs is NOT posting endorsements for GOP candidates running for county office in the January 2013 race. 
·        Meet A.J. LaFaro’s team at
·        Meet Lisa Gray’s team at
·        Jan 12 – MARICOPA COUNTY REPUBLICAN STATUTORY MEETING. 7:30 am registrations open. Hope to finish by noon. Church for the Nations, 6225 N. Central Ave., Phx. (N. of Bethany Home Road). Congressman David Schweikert will provide coffee. AZ TARS will be selling donuts and fruit out. No food allowed inside the building – only water. Full details will be in the Call Letters sent to the Precinct Committeemen 10 days prior to the meeting.
·        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
·        Jan 26 - The AZGOP STATUTORY MEETING. Registration opens at 8 am. Mtg at 9 am. Church of the Nations, 6225 N. Central Ave., Phx.  Call letters will be sent out to State Committeemen 10 days prior to the meeting.
·        The AZGOP Chairman’s Banquet Awards Committee co-chairmen are Paralee Schneider (Pima County) ( and April Riggins (Maricopa County) ( Others members include: J.P. Melchionne (Yuma County), Pat Oldroyd (Maricopa County), Gail Griffin (Cochise County) and Barbara Medal (Maricopa County)
·        Keith Alexander (Graham County)- chair (
Is Chairman Of The Resolutions Committee For The AZGOP State Convention
in January. The other committee members are: Deborrah Miller (Maricopa County),
Timothy Lee (Pinal County) and Dan Shultz (Maricopa County).
·        The AZ GOP Nomination Committee For The January Meeting consists of: (former Graham County Chr  John Rhodes ( and committee members Phil Mason (Maricopa County), Harold Hough (Pima County), Joe Abate (Maricopa County), A.J. LaFaro (Maricopa County) and
Shiree Verdone (Maricopa County). Nominating forms can also be obtained from Teresa Martinez at
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