Wednesday, December 11, 2013

12-10-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro

Briefs Editor – Frosty Taylor

Dec 10, 2013


·        Editor’s Note:  If the links will not open for you, send a note to and a copy will be sent under a different format.  The MCRC tech John Strasser is working on the problem.  Sorry for the inconvenience to you.  Editor – Frosty Taylor


·       Mesa Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Ralph Heap Is A Candidate For LD25 Senate. Heap is a fourth generation Arizonian, a 30 year Mesa resident and a surgeon at Mountain Vista Medical Center. He has been among the Phoenix Magazine "Top Docs" on several occasions. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 1975 and is in private practice in Mesa. He has traveled the world providing charity health care in such places as New Guinea, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, Belize and Tonga. Heap and his high school sweetheart Denise have been married for 40 years and have three children. Obamacare and Medicaid expansion we're among the major factors that prompted Heap to run for office. "Remember Obamacare is not about health care for the poor, it is about unconstitutional federal control of one-sixth of our economy” said Heap.   See


·       The Arrowhead Republican Women Will Meet at 10:45 am for brunch and bingo Dec 11 at the Briarwood Country Club, 135th Ave/Meeker Blvd, Sun City West. $25 per person. No jeans. No children.  RSVP due 5 pm, Dec 6: or contact Lezlee Alexander at  phone 602-354-5224.


·       The Fountain Hills Republican Club ‘Meet-Up’ is scheduled at 7 pm, Dec 11 at Euro Pizza in Fountain Hills. Dues are $15 per person or $20 per family. The next mtg is Jan. 28.


·       An Arizona Constitutional Conservative Gubernatorial  Forum is scheduled at 6:30 pm, Dec 12 at the Sun City West Foundation Bldg., 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Sun City West. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Any clean elections candidate is welcome to bring petitions and forms. Announcements will be made. Only gubernatorial candidates will be allow mic time.  Contact:  623.322.9979


·       Retired Border Patrol Officer Zack Taylor will address Remember 1986 at 6 pm, Dec 12 at Coco’s, 4514  E Cactus Road ( PV Mall), Phx. Contact


·       LD23 - The Christmas Party scheduled at 6:30 pm, Dec 12 at Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale. $50 per person. RSVP to Shirley Cordasco or call (480) 251-7031.


·       LD29 Chairman Charlie Ellis (480-678-0938)  is asking for volunteer plumbers, electricians, drywallers, carpenters and demo crews to help provide improvements to veteran owner occupied homes within zip code 85033 (roughly bounded by 59th Avenue to 83rd Avenue from Camelback Road to Thomas Road.) between Dec 12-14.  The Maryvale Revitalization Corporation in conjunction with Home Depot and The Curb Appeal Program provides resources for exterior home improvements at no cost to the owner.  Improvements may include exterior house paint, limited desert landscaping, windows and doors.  Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 623-848-2795 for applications or information.


·       Laddie Shane, Chairman Of The Credentials And Nominations Committee for the Jan 25, 2014 AZGOP Mandatory meeting needs:

ü  the names of nominees for the first, second and third vice chairman, assistant secretary, assistant treasurer, sergeant-at-arms and assistant sergeant-at-arms by 5 pm, Dec. 15.

ü  each legislative district and county chairman to send him a list of their state committeemen in excel format by 5 pm, Dec 15.

ü  Two volunteers from each LD in Maricopa and Pima counties, and two from the rest of the counties by Jan 5 for credentials tables.

     Shane can be reached at   480-773-9054.


·       The Yavapai County Republican Committee is participating in this year's J.S. Acker Night Showcase from 5:30-8:30 pm, Dec 13 at YCRC Headquarters, 112 B E. Union St., in downtown Prescott. YCRC is sponsoring “The Rusty Pistols Cowboy Band and homemade cookies. Donations to the tip bucket will be appreciated. To contribute cookies or volunteer to help call  (928) 776-4500. The Acker Musical Showcase is free event and benefits J.S. Acker Performing Arts Scholarship Fund.


·       Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper of the will hear oral arguments in Biggs v. Brewer on Dec 13. Goldwater Institute 's legal team is representing dozens of Arizona legislators and their constituents against the unconstitutional actions taken by Governor Jan Brewer and some legislators when they voted in June to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare.


·       Congressman Matt Salmon will speak at the Paradise Republican Women’s Club Holiday Party scheduled at 11 am, Dec 14 at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale. Secretary of State Ken Bennett will instill the newly elected officers. Paid reservations required by Dec 6. RSVP to Linda Brickman, 19425N. 36th Way, Phx, 85050.


·       Americans For Prosperity –Arizona Will Host A Canvassing Breakfast, training and neighborhood walk starting at 8 am, Dec 14 at the Property, 1251 W Gila Bend Hwy, Casa Grande.  Limited seating. Registration: Contact: Shane Wikfors, / 602-620-0530.


·       Congress Matt Salmon And His Wife Nancy Are Hosting A ‘Saturday Social In The Park’ between 2-4 pm, Dec 14 in Tumbleweed Park, South Mountain Pavilion, 745 E. Germann Rd.,Changler. RSPV Heather McRoberts or 202-870-3868.


·       The LD22 Christmas Party Potluck is scheduled at 6 pm, Dec 14 at the home of Frank and Joanne Carroll, 13450 W. Gable Hill Drive, Sun City West.  Soft drinks and bottled water provided. Bring your own adult beverage. RSVP with Joanne @ (602) 321-6148


·       The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club Holiday Dinner And Dancing is scheduled  at 6 pm, Dec 14 at the American Legion Hall Post 44, 7145 E 2nd St., Scottsdale. Bring a toy for the Marine’s “Toys for Tots”. $30 per person. RSVP Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, 480-368-2777 or email her at


·       Congressman Paul Gosar Will Address the 11:45 am, Dec 16 AZ Republican Lawyer’s Association lunchen at Bryan Cave, 2 N. Central Ave #200, Phx.  $35 for non-members. $20 for members. RSVP: David Francis at


·       Congress David Schweikert (R-AZ) Issued The Following Statement in reaction to witnesses’ testimonies at a House Committee on Foreign Affairs Field Hearing in Tucson Monday about what is needed at America’s borders with Mexico to facilitate commerce and improve security. “We have a multi-billion dollar trade opportunity before us between the United States and Mexico… [To do this], we have to overlay the honest discussion of security and protection for folks on both sides of the border. We need to work toward a conclusion and understand what the next generations of solutions look like,” said Schweikert.  “Without data on wait times and delays of border crossing times, alternative crossing options for businesses is risky. So many times in the past, we as government took the risk and handed the profit-making side to the public. There are options to choose from. We just need to understand the patterns at each border crossing location so the need of infrastructure can be appropriately valued and considered. A partnership for a smoother transport of goods across the border with Mexican and Arizonan businesses makes sense. We just need the data to understand where the bottlenecks are.”

·       Gov Jan Brewer Will Speak to at the Jan 9 AZ Republican lawyer’s Association luncheon at the Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. 7th St., Phx.  $28 per person. Limited to 50 people. RSVP: RSVP: David Francis at


·       The AZ Republican Lawyer’s Association biennial candidate training forum is scheduled for Feb. 18. Details tba.  Contact: David Francis


·      The "Citizen Seal Team" presentation on an accounting system that could save Arizona taxpayers billions of dollars and empower our elected representatives and senators to do their job much more effectively.   View video:


·       PCs: Mark Your Calendar:

ü  Jan 11, 2014 - Maricopa County Republican Mandatory Mtg. at Church of the Nations, 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix.

ü  Jan 25, 2014 -  AZGOP 2014 Mandatory Meeting at Grace Community Church, 1200 E Southern Ave  Tempe.

ü  March 8, 2014 – Maricopa County Republican Committee Lincoln Luncheon, El-Zaribah Shrine Tempe, 552 N. 40th St., Phx.


·       Volunteers are needed to help staff the Jan 14 Maricopa County Republican Mandatory meeting.

ü  Proxy Check: 12 – 18 people with laptop computers (Windows based).  Contact:  George Teegarden (

ü  Tally:  20 people to work at each polling machine. (check credential tag and mark tag), Contact:  Tom Husband (

ü  Set-up /Tear-down:  30 – 40 people (half for friday night before the event, half for saturday afternoon after the event) Contact:  Joe Hobbs (

ü  Parking / Security: 15 – 20 people to arrive early, wear reflective vests, put up traffic cones, carry flashlights to direct traffic into facility and parking area.  also, to stand outside various doors of building an direct attendees to proper entrance.  Contact:  Curt Miller ( Parking Volunteers preferably not PC’s, so that they do not miss registration.)

ü  INFO Booth:  10 people to work table outdoors to provide directions to those attending and arriving from the parking lot (7-9 am)  Contact:  Loraine Pellegrino,

ü  Packet Stuffing:  50 – 75 at AZ GOP HQ on Saturday, 1/4/2014, at 1:00 PM, to stuff ballots, memorials, agenda, flyers into packets for the following Saturday’s meeting!


·       The AZGOP Will Not Be Hosting A Christmas Party This Year. Instead the staff will be visiting the LD’s and county events this holiday season, according to Executive Director Chad Heywood. (602) 957-7770 |


·       Need A White Elephant Gift For A Holiday Party?  You can pick one up for $5 at the MCRC West office, 99th Ave/Bell Road.  They are wrapped and ready to go.


·      Secretary Of State Ken Bennett’s office is conducting free campaign finance workshops throughout the state. See schedule


·       The Republican Women of Prescott are raffling Bill Nebeker’s ‘Proud & Free’ bronze sculpture to be awarded at the Spring RWOP Fashion Show. The sculpture can currently be viewed at YCRC headquarters. Tickets: $20 or 3 for $50. Available at YCRC HQ. Details tba. Call 928-776-4500


·       Are you losing your insurance or doctor because of Obamacare? Are your premiums going to skyrocket? Send your picture and story to Facesofobamacare@Gmail.Com to be a part of Rep. Trent Franks' Faces of Obamacare project. The information will be displayed on the wall outside of Franks’ office. When Franks’ wall is filled, additional Arizona information will be posted outside Rep. Paul Gosars’ office.


·        Arizona Poll Shows Competitive Primary Race    Susquehanna Polling & Research Poll Finds Bennett In The Lead

·        Tell Congressman Franks: No Empty Promises!

·        "The Impact Of State Medicaid Expansion In Arizona," National Center For Policy Analysis, December 2013.

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·        Officials Push Alternatives To Handing Food To Needy

·        Government-Opening-Free-Gas-Stations-In-Poor-Neighborhoods

·        In-Contrast-With-Thatcher-Snub-Top-Obama-Officials-Jet-Off-To-Mandelas-Memorial

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·        Another Conservative Group Comes Out Against Expected Budget Deal






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  Frosty Taylor, Editor

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