Tuesday, December 3, 2013

12-3-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro

Briefs Editor – Frosty Taylor

Dec 3, 2013


·       The Maricopa County Republican Committee Will Host A Panel Discussion on "The Future of the Republican Party" at the 7 pm Dec 5, Executive Guidance Committee meeting scheduled at the 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 Teen-Age Republicans chairman

ü  Scott O’Connor - LD28 Republican Committee chairman

ü  Laddie Shane - Young Republican activist

ü  Lori Urban - Paradise Valley Republican Women’s Club president

ü  Barry Wong - AZGOP American Asian Outreach chairman

ü  Jeff  Greenspan – Liberty Caucus representative

Each panelist will have three minutes for opening comments, followed by 30 minutes of panel discussion, winding up with 26 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.  Contact: Chairman A J LaFaro


·       Congressman Paul Gosar will address the Highway 69 Republicans at 6 pm, Dec 9 at the Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E. AZ Hwy 60, Dewey. Social begins at 5 pm.  RSVP For Seating To 928-632-4661


·       Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Thomas will address the Northwest Valley (Sun City) Tea Party at 6 pm, Dec 10 at the Royal Cafe, 10793 Grand Avenue, in Sun City.


·       Don Tapia Is Hosting A Re-Elect Attorney General Tom Horne reception at his home 4805 E. Roadrunner Rd., Paradise Valley on Dec 5 featuring Virgina Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.  General reception  6:30 pm - $50 per person; 5:45 pm VIP reception $250 per person, and 5 pm roundtable with Cuccinelli & Horne - $912 per son. Space is limited. RSVP: or (623) 217-9337.


·       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


·       LD17 Will Not Have A December meeting.


·       Congressional Candidate Andy Tobin just released a new radio ad against Congressman Anne Kirkpatrick (D), highlighting her deceptive promises about ObamaCare.  Listen hear


·       RSVPs Are Due For The  6 Pm, Dec 14 Lincoln Republican Women’s Club Holiday dinner/dancing Gala at the American Legion Hall Sipe-Peterson, Post 44, 7145 E 2nd St Scottsdale. Toys for Tots requested. $30 per person. Send check made out to “LRWC” to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, 480-368-2777 or email   


·       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.


·       Congressman Paul Gosar:  On The House Floor about the millions of Americans who lost their health insurance under Obamacare. Click HERE.


·       The National Federation Of Republican Women (NFRW) is keeping tabs on female candidates running for Congress in 2014. Here are the NFRW highlights on two Arizona Republican candidates:

ü  Martha McSally, District 2. Martha is an Air Force veteran who ran for Congress and lost in 2012 to Rep. Ron Barber by less than a percentage point. This is Rep. Gabby Gifford's previous seat. Martha will likely win the Republican primary on August 26, 2014 and has a decent chance of snatching the seat from Barber considering how close she came last time.

ü  Wendy Rogers, District 9. This district tends Democratic and Wendy will be fighting Democrat incumbent Kyrsten Sinema if she wins the primary. To do this, Wendy would have to win the primary over Vernon Parker, who was the 2012 Republican nominee for Congress in Arizona 9. Former NFL quarterback Andrew Walter is also a contender in the Republican primary.


·       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 |


·       The House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform – the federal government’s chief watchdog – is holding a field hearing at 10 am, Dec 6  in Apache Junction entitled "ObamaCare Implementation, The Broken Promise: If You Like Your Current Plan You Can Keep It". Arizona congressman Paul Sar, Dvid Schweikert and Trent Franks will joined national committee chairman Darrell Issa to hear Arizonans Obamacare nightmares. The hearing is scheduled in the Apache Junction Council Chamber, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.  Click HERE for information. If you have a story, but can not attend, please share your story with the congressmen at click HERE.


·       The Dec 7 Dedication Of Arizona’s WWII Memorial Run To The Guns Event, hosted by Secretary of State Ken Bennett will feature a free DPS escorted ride from the EagleRider Motorcycle Shop, 1000 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe to the celebration site. Co- sponsored by veteran riders and veterans groups the riders will depart from EagleRider Motorcycle at 7:48 am, traveling to the Wesley Bolin Plaza, 1700 W. Washington, Phx. Following the dedication ceremony, everyone is invited back to EagleRider Motorcycles for a free Jimmy Van Zant concert in conjunction with an open house, vendors and floor between 1-5 pm.


·       Arizona Congressman Trent Franks, Chairman Of The Congressional Israel Allies Caucus, today announced the introduction of the Israel Sovereignty and Security Recognition Act (ISSRA). The bill recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the Golan Heights as Israel's sovereign land, recommends selling or repurposing the current embassy in Tel Aviv in favor of an existing location in Jerusalem, and repeals the 1995 Presidential waiver in Section 7 of the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which successive Administrations have used to postpone just such a relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The initiative has drawn bipartisan support. Primary sponsors of the legislation include Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Representative Gene Green (R-TX), and Representative Mike McIntyre (R-NC).


·       Congressman Matt Salmon Salmon Introduces Bill Establishing Whistle-Blower Protections for Union Employees. H.R. 3637, The Union Integrity Act, amends the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) to provide whistle-blower protections for officers and employees of labor unions. It prohibits unions from firing, discriminating, or otherwise retaliating against a union employee that provided information about violations of either the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) or the LMRDA. Similarly, unions cannot terminate or discriminate against employees who object to or refuse to participate in any activities that violate the law.  Bill text here.


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·      GOP Calendar


·       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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