Monday, December 2, 2013

12-2-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro

Briefs Editor – Frosty Taylor

12-2, 2013


·       The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Will Host A Panel Discussion on "The Future of the Republican Party" at the 7 pm Dec 5, monthly Executive Guidance Committee meeting at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. Panelists will be Republican leaders from "all walks of life" that represent the varying demographics and opinions of the Arizona Republican Party, according to MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro. They are:

ü  Vera Anderson - National Tea Party Patriots State Coordinator

ü  Jose Borrajero - Arizona Latino Republican Association communication Director

ü  Clyde Bowen - Arizona American African Republican Committee President

ü  Lilia Dashevsky - Arizona TeenAge Republicans Chairman

ü  Jeff Greenspan, Reprsentative, The Liberty Caucus

ü  Scott O’Connor - LD28 Republican Committee Chairman

ü  Laddie Shane - Young Republican Activist

ü  Lori Urban - Paradise Republican Women’s Club President

ü  Barry Wong - AZGOP American Asian Outreach Chairman

Each panelist will have three minutes for opening comments, followed by 30 minutes of panel discussion, winding up with 23 minutes for questions from the floor.

The AZGOP videographers Mark Naufel or Anthy Janssen will record the discussion for posting.

Open to registered Republicans. Identification required for admittance. 

Seating is limited and first come first serve.  Please arrive between 5:30pm and 6:00pm. 

Contact: Chairman A J LaFaro


·       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.


·       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.


·       There Is Lots Of Chatter The Past Couple Of Weeks about LD21 Rep Debbie Lesko’s announcement to challenge LD21 Senator Rick Murphy for his senate seat.  Who will be stepping forth to run for Lesko’s representative seat.


·       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


·       According to Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson, a recent study done by DataGenetics revealed that the most commonly-used credit card PIN is still 1234, with 1111 and 0000 coming in second and third.  “It is so important that people take the time to come up with passwords and pins that cannot be easily hacked by those wishing to do harm,” said Johnson, one of the vice chairmen of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Cyber Security Taskforce.  Research has revealed that one in 10 credit card pins are so obvious it would take criminals just one attempt to guess it correctly, while more than 25% of the codes are used so often they can be guessed in fewer than 20 attempts.  See tips protecting-against-credit-card-fraud


·       Gov Jan Brewer Has Announced Her Creation Of An Independent Child Advocate Response Examination Team (CARE Team) that is charged with providing oversight for the investigations of cases that were designated as “not investigated” by Arizona Child Protective Services (CPS). The independent CARE Team also will examine the CPS system to identify areas of concern. The review will include consideration of personnel, operations, processes, and policies. Once areas of improvement are identified, the team will submit a summary of its finding to Governor Brewer.

The CARE Team is chaired by Charles Flanagan, Director of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections. Other team members include Sen Leah Landrum Taylor; Rep Kate Brophy McGee; Robert Bell, Children’s Justice Coordinator at the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona; Cindi Nannetti, a veteran prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office; Deb Gullett, child advocate and former legislator; Greg McKay, Chief of the Office of Child Welfare Investigations (OCWI); Jan Strauss, a former Mesa Police Chief; and a CPS representative (TBA).


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


·       Mohave County Will Receive About $86,000 in federal funding for local emergency and shelter programs.  “This money is distributed annually by the federal governments to counties based on the total number of unemployed residents in the area.  Mohave County’s unemployment rate at the time of their decision was eleven percent,” Supervisor Buster Johnson stated. 


·       LD23 Chairman Doug Little Will Announce his candidacy for the Arizona Corporation Commission between  6-9 pm, Dec 4 at the Centro Bar at Montelucia Resort, 4949 E. Lincoln Dr.,  Paradise Valley.  Appetizers will be served. No host bar.  RSVP here


·       The Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) Passed A Resolution on Nov 7. To Censure Gov. Jan Brewer And 14 State Legislators.  See 11-8-13 Briefs for complete resolution.  See three additional county resolutions:

ü  The Apache County Republican Committee Resolution To Limit Republican Support to Non-Compliant Candidates is posted in the 11-18-13 Maricopa County Republican Briefs.

ü  The Pinal County Republican Committee Motion To Censure Rep. Frank Pratt, TJ Shope and Douglas Coleman is posted in the 11-19-13 Briefs. See

ü  The Gila County Republican Committee Resolution to Censure Gov. Jan Brewer and 14 State Legislators is posted in the 12-1-13 Maricopa County Republican Briefs. See See  Archives are posted on the left side of the page.


·       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.


·        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 |


·       LD22 Is Having A Fundraising Raffle For A Windham Arms AR Type Rifle (223/556 NATO caliber) with a 30 round ammunition magazine. $10 per ticket. Drawing this month. Tba. Contact: Chairman Eric Morgan


·       ATTN  Candidates: If you want your events posted in Briefs, please send the event, time, date, location and contact information to .


·       Center for Self-Governance President Mark Herr will be the main speaker at the 7 pm, Dec 3 East Valley Tea Party Patriots meeting at Burke Basic School, 131 E. Southern Ave., Mesa  Admission: $2.50.


·       The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Has Scheduled Public Hearings at 3:30 and again at 6 pm, Dec 3 at the Hon-Dah Conference Center, 7777 Hwy 260 in Pinetop on two proposed rules—one to list the Mexican wolf as an endangered subspecies and delist the gray wolf elsewhere, and the other to revise the Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf.  Comment period deadlines also are extended until Dec 17, 2013 to allow these hearings to take place within the public comment periods on the proposed rules.  A formal notice of these hearings are listed in the Oct 28 Federal Register:


·       The Oral Argument Of Arizona Gun Laws Expert Alan Korwin’s v City of Phoenix ( "Guns Save Lives") censorship case is scheduled at 9:30 am, Dec 3 in the Arizona Court of Appeals, Courtroom Two, 1501 W. Washington, Phx. Korwin requests…” supports dress nicely and  behave approximately. This is history in the making.” Korwin is represented by Clint Bolick.


·       Americans For Prosperity Is Sponsoring A Special Viewing of the documentary, Wolves in Government Clothing  at 2 pm, Dec 3 in the McNary Community Library, 208 West Pine Street, Pinetop, AZ 85930  (Map) This viewing/discussion precedes the 6 pm US Fish and Wildlife Service public hearing on releases more endangered Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and  the possible delisting of the wolves. Speakers include Speakers:  Filmmaker and AFP-California state director David Spady, Endangered Species Act consultant Doyel Shamley, rancher Wink Crigler, University of Alaska geneticist Dr. Matt Cronin, and AFP-Arizona state director Tom Jenney. Registration:   Contact:  Shane Wikfors, / 602-620-0530 


·       ATTN GROUP CHAIRMEN:  The Dec 1  Maricopa County Calendar, including events from throughout Arizona, has been posted at  See Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Greenlee, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma County GOP events posted by county in the lower calendar section.  The Arizona Tea Party Events have also been posted under separate heading.  Please check your postings so these calendars reflect the constant changes that occur. Please include your group name, meeting time, location, speaker and contact person when you submit updated information.  These calendars are compiled to help you participate in Republican/conservative related events. Copy deadline is Friday noon. To add your upcoming events please, contact Frosty Taylor at


·       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.



·       GOP Calendar


·       Dec 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  - Hair On Fire (every Tues) 4 pm, Talk show host Barbara Espinosa Co-hosted with former AZ GOP Chr Randy Pullen. Call in at 1-347-857-4081. Toll free 1-888-435-1310. Questions: e-mail

·       Dec 4, 11, 18, 25  – “Legal-Ease With Dennis Wilenchik” - Republican political talk show, (every Wed) 4 pm. KFNX 1100. legaleseonline

·       Dec 4– ARIZONA AMERICAN AFRICAN REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE (AAARC). (1st Wed) 6 pm potluck, AZGOP HQ, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx.  Agenda: Expansion of party. Chairman  Rev. Clyde Bowen 602-274-5439 or

·       Dec 5 - MARICOPA COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE EGC  (1st Thurs) 7 pm, AZGOP HQ.  3501 N. 24th St., Phx.   Open to registered Republicans only. Identification required for sign in. Panel:The Future of the Republican Party.  Contact: Chairman AJ LaFaro

·       Dec 5 - MESA REPUBLICAN WOMEN (1st Thurs) 1900 E. University Dr. Suite 4, (NW corner of Gilbert/University) 11:30 am. Lunch $10 members, $12 visitors/guests.  RSVP required, For information: or contact: Pres. Sherry Pierce  480-615-0524 or

·       Dec 5- CENTRAL REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF PHOENIX (CRWOP) (1st Thur)-  (Former Cactus Wren/Central Republican Women's Clubs) 5:30 pm social. 6:15 pm program/dinner, Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central. $22 each. RSVP/reservations to Tina Shaw at   Contact: 602-276-3959 or RSVP or call Tina Shaw 623 934-9730.





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