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Monday, January 14, 2013

1-13-13 MCRC Briefs


Jan 13, 2013

·        AJ Lafaro’s “Grassroots Team” Knocked Out Lisa Gray’s Bid For Chairmanship of the Maricopa County Republicans during Saturday’s MCRC Statutory meeting held at the Church of Nations in Phoenix. The new officers were elected by the precinct committeemen (PCs) within Maricopa County. Newly elected officers were sworn in by County Attorney Bill Montgomery. Ballots were counted by a team from Helen Purcell’s County Recorder’s office.
·        Ballot tallies:
o   Chairman      1,179 AJ LaFaro       53.35%         46.61% Lisa Gray 1,030
o   1Vice Chr      1,128 April Riggins    50.95%       49.05% Paul Brierley 1,086
o   2 Vice Chr     1,254 Jose Borrajero 57.37%        42.63% Rene Lopez 932
o   Secretary      1,256 Jeni White      56.68%         43.32% Colleen Lombard 960
o   Treasurer      1,241 David Ludwig  56.46%         43.49% Walter Dudley 956
o   Total             6,058 LaFaro Slate   54.96%         45.04% Total Gray Slate 4,964
·        Resolutions passed: (Details tomorrow)
o   1B      Petition Circulators            56.67%
o   2A      History Education               76.06%
o   3C      Repeal 17th Amendment    68.01%
o   5A      No amnesty for aliens         73.65%
o   6A      State Sovereignty              81.98%
o   7A      Don't hire aliens                 77.43%
o   9A      No DREAM Act                   76.79%
o   Floor   2nd Amendment               87.07%
·        Bylaws (require 2/3 approval) – details tomorrow
o   1 Art XI         Severability                                 80.53%         PASS
o   2 Art I           Intepretation Of Bylaws                69.89%         PASS
o   3 Art II          Pc Term Of Office                         54.29%        FAIL
o   4 Art II          "Organization" Meeting                 86.47%         PASS
o   5 Art II          LD Chair Quorum                         70.55%         PASS
o   6 Art II          PC E-Mail Addresses                               55.16%         FAIL
o   7 Art II          Resign To Run Repeal                   61.14%         FAIL

·        Diane Ortiz-Parsons And The Maricopa County Republican Committee sends a heart-felt “thank you” to all of the volunteers who help make the meeting run smoothly. Approximately 150 volunteers braved the cold temperature early Saturday morning as they directed traffic, handed out literature, tended to registration and credentials and all of the behind the scenes work that lead up to the 9 am meeting.  Some 100 volunteers had given of their time to help with preparations prior to the meeting.

·        Sheriff Joe was blissfully autographing some of the books he has authored as his fan club members surrounded him prior to the meeting. And his wife was a fashion statement in her beautiful, full length bright red coat… perfect considering the temperature that morning.

·        C.T. Wright’s Patriotic Invocation was extremely well received.

·         Executive Director Tom Husband, a past county chairman, gave outgoing chairman Rob Haney “the bird.”  No, Husband didn't serve up Steve Lemons - The Feathered Bastard columnist from the New Times, on a platter. Nor was it Jeff Vath of the Politico Mafiaoso. As some of you know, Lemons & Vath  thrived on giving Haney a rough time during his tenure as MCRC Chair. Husband presented Haney with a beautiful large bronze eagle statue in appreciation for all of his hard work for the past four years.

·        Congressman David Schweikert told the County assembly that there is a “storm brewing” in Washington over gun control, excessive spending and the debt ceiling – among other things.  Urging precinct committee to be vocal, he plead  “We need your help, ” closing with “Damn it, we are trying to save the country, “ referring to his fellow House Republicans on The Hill.

·        Senate Matt Salmon said he has already “caused a stir” in Washington fighting for the US Constitution.  He claims he “won’t back down” on balancing the budget and cutting the nation’s deficit.

·        AZ AG Tom Horne didn’t make any bones about touting his own horn regarding his wins in the higher courts when he has personally argued cases for secret ballots for union members and against voting rights for illegals.  “We are hungry to go to court and fight for the people of Arizona,” Horne said.

·        GOP Activist Bernard Paluch wants to “express my thanks to the PCs who approved my resolution at the County meeting Saturday, regarding volunteers seeking petition signatures (Resolution 1). I will now proceed to seek approval by the appropriate jurisdictions so that the contributions that dedicated PCs voluntarily make in their time and effort by seeking signatures will be visible and recognized."  Contact:  bpaluch777@aol.com

·     On To The Next GOP Race: AZGOP Jan 26 Statutory meeting scheduled at the Church of the Nations, 6775 N. Central, Phx.

·      AZGOP State Candidate Web Sites:
Ø  Doug Little       http://www.votedouglittle.com/
Ø  Robert Graham       http://grahamforarizona.com/
 
 
·        LD17 has partnered with LDs 18, 12, 26 And 27 To Host An AZGOP Chairman’s Debate Between Candidates Robert Graham http://grahamforarizona.com/ and Doug Little http://www.votedouglittle.com/ following the regular LD17 Jan 22 meeting scheduled at 7 pm, at Tri City Baptist Church,  2211 W Germann, Chandler. Contact: Chairman Tyler Bowyer  stormbowyer@gmail.com   www.azLD17gop.org
 
·        Effective Feb 21,  LD16 will meet the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm social, 7 pm mtg., Legacy Arts Academy, 3015 S. Power Road, Mesa.  Contact: Chr Jerry Clingman Cell 480-861-4958  Home 480-986-5236   ld16ch@q.com


·        The Coconino County Republican Committee is hosting AZGOP chairman candidate Robert Graham at 9:30 am, Jan. 19 At McCoy Motors In Flagstaff. The meeting is open to Coconino County GOP precinct committeemen. Contact:  Coconino County GOP Chairman Joy Iris Staveley Joy@Canyoneers.Com

·        Tea Party Poll on AZGOP Chairman candidates   www.gptpp.com   (near bottom of the page)

·        Contrary to rumors, Candidate Doug Little Has NOT Dropped Out Of The AZGOP Chairman’s Race –Contacts: Doug Little  480-686-5387   doug@douglittle.com   http://www.votedouglittle.com/

·        Also contrary to rumor, Doug Little did NOT turn over the LD23 gavel to his first Vice Chairman Joe Womack when he announced his candidacy for the AZGOP Chairmanship.

·        Lyle Tuttle, Past Maricopa County Republican Chairman and twice LD4 Chairman is now home and recovering from his recent heart attack and stent implant.

·        AZ NRC Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom will face off at noon Monday on the Buckmaster Show on KVOI 1030 AM Bill Buckmaster

·        Speaker Andy Tobin On Sunday's Square Off   legislation, gun control

·        Contact your Arizona legislators  www.azleg.gov  

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

·        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; Ld29Chairman@gmail.com 480-678-0938.

·        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 Memorial Service For (Old LD6) LD20 Precinct Committeeman Rolda Hammond is scheduled at 7:30 pm, Jan. 15 at the Light and Life Free Methodist Church, 4002 N. 18th Ave., Phx (1 blk S of Indian School Rd/corner of 18th Avenue & Fairmount).  Open to the public.

·        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: www.azgop.eventbrite.com  or mail a check to AZ  GOP, 3501 N. 24th Street, Phoenix AZ  85016  Attn:  Lori Contact: 602-957-7770.  Nearby Hotel: Best Western Inn Suites, 1615 E. Northern Ave., Phx. $84 per night/AZGOP Rate code AR10113, space limited, book early to confirm. 602-997-6285  www.bwsuite.com

·        Jan 26 - The AZGOP STATUTORY MEETING. Registration opens at 7:30  am. Mtg at 9 am. Church of the Nations, 6225 N. Central Ave., Phx. Food and beverages will be available for breakfast and lunch.  Call letters will be sent out to State Committeemen 10 days prior to the meeting. Contact:  Lori Urban gopgal@azgop.org  602-957-7770 AZGOP HQ / 480-221-9633 cell.

·        Statement By Gov Jan Brewer: Arizona Mourns as Accident Claims Lives of Law Enforcement Veteran and his Son - “I am heartbroken to learn of the tragic deaths of an Arizona law enforcement veteran and his son. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Wayne Loughrige and his son, Joseph Arter, 17, were killed in a single-vehicle accident Friday in Humboldt. The deaths were not in the line of duty, but no less devastating for their family, friends and law enforcement colleagues across northern Arizona and beyond. No words of mine can ease this heartbreak. I can only express the appreciation of a grateful state for Lt. Loughrige’s 21 years of devoted law enforcement service to this state, and ask that Arizonans join me in offering a prayer for him and his son. Both have been lost far too young.”

·        Hair On Fire Radio Talk Show Hostess Barbara Espinosa and former AZGOP Chairman Randy Pullen will interview F. Michale Maloof, former Defense Dept. official who worked as an analyst in the controversial Pentagon policy outfit – sometimes referred to as the Office of Special Plans.  Tune in at 5 pm, Jan 15 www.blogtalkradio.com/haironfire   E-Mail questions to: haironfire@q.com    Call In 1-347-857- 4981

·        Edward “Pat” Madden Has Been Appointed To A Five-Year Term On The Arizona Game And Fish Commission, by Gov. Jan Brewer, effective January 21, 2013. Madden spent three decades on the Flagstaff Police Department, retiring as Chief of Police in 1999.  Hejoined the Arizona Department of Gaming in 1999, and is a 14- year as a special investigator. He has received numerous awards for community service in Flagstaff, including: Officer of the Year by the Flagstaff Police Department; Outstanding Service Award from Big Brothers Flagstaff; and the Rotary International Paul Harris Foundation Award.  Madden graduated from Northern Arizona University with a master’s in Criminal Justice (1978) and bachelor’s in Police Administration (1967). He is a graduate of the Northwestern Traffic Institute, in Evanston, Illinois, (1977), as well as the FBI National Academy, in Quantico, Virginia (1979). Madden awaits confirmation by the Arizona State Senate before joining the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. His appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Norman Freeman.

·        LD23 State Committeemen Elected For The Jan. 26 AZ GOP meeting are: Linda Rizzo, John Kavanagh, Shirley Cordasco, James Gray, Frank Ugenti, Michelle Ugenti, Doug Little, James O’Connor, Dan Ryan, Joan Lang, Linda Little, Michael Stephenson, Drew Bernhardt, Joe Romack, Janet Stephenson, Ann Flora, Karen Garrett, Vera Heminger,  Joseph Meli, Guy Phillips, Royce Flora,Cheryl Pelletier, Lori Urban, Lina Bellenir, David Heminger, John Strasser, Cheri Harrison, Cheri Harrison, Adam Bronnenkant, Gayla Coletto, Hugh Henry, Alice Smith, Gregory Weisman, April Riggins, Ellis Bohon, Christena Weisman, Suzanne Aslam, William Howarth,  Harlan Stratton, Gene Pizzato, Bruce  Hansen, Linda Longzel, Karn Nelson, Dennis Reed, Jon Riggins, Thomas Buggeln, Frick Cvitanich, Nancy Ordowski, Jack Zohar, Geroge Andonyan, Janet Buggeln, KathieTrojanowski, Karen John, Mark Stuart,Barry Young, Danielle Fertig,Effie Gross,Christopher Reed,Vickie Overby, Virginia Stuart, Jonathan-David Weisman, Ellie Conklin, Arthur Cooper, Joni Leckey, James Crofts, Evelyn Munn, Troy Overby, Mynita Boll, Lynne Breyer, Dora Warren, Gregory Wirth, Charlene Dill, Carole Klein, Wesley Warren, Richard Breyer, Janet Johnston, Judith Rutkowski, Luther Taylor, Michael Becker, Michael Auerbach, Julie Hall, Liz James, Sandy Larson, Richard Rutkowski, Darren MacDonald, Charles Mettille, Katina Kobolt, Diana Mettilee, David Moore, John Haynes, Laurence Schmit, Walter Wallace,  Edward Birkemo, Maxine Decker, Betty Mangini, Daniel Saunders, Azita Afsharimehr, Laurence Rand, Kathleen Berry, Debbie Moore, Baron Benham, Judith Perron, Ronald Smith,  Bill Bovinette, Patricia Stetson,Christne, Wilson,Arno Naeckel, Janet Oliver, Adam Sonnenklar, Kenneth Bensinger, George Kokalis, William Leach, Raymond Wallage, Frederica Sinclair, Laddie Shane, Paula Linker, and C.T. Wright,

·        LD23 alternate State Committeemen are:  Bruce Linker, Judy Eisenhower, Boe James, Joan Parker, Kathryn Bernhardt, David Urban, Pat Kaufman, Lisa James, Anita Rodiquez, Razi Berry, Mary Ryan, Joanna Hagan,Marilyn Higgins,  Harold Denomme, Larry Hagan, Gordon James, Leonard Johnson, Travis Junion, John Hay, Debra Hay, Ron McCullagh, Neal Sundeen, Arlie Denomme, James Higgins, Colleen Goodrich, Mary Beth McCullagh, Linda Milhaven, Cora Phillips, Edith Stock, Emily James, Dennis Weiland, Jeanne Weiland, Michael Blaire, Barbara Stratton, Jay Lecky, Linda David, Christopher Roden, Mark  Lewis, Gerald Hackert, Frances Orchowski, Lorna Bennett, Nancy Coughran, Susan Wheeler, Dean James, Marilyn McDonald, Frederick Schneider, Tim Sifert, Margaret Birkemo, Adam Koelsch, April Sessner, Terri Young, Ray Clark, Dennis Contino, Sara Jacoby, Deborah, Lanson, Kelly Hart, Terry Haney, Jayne Heckman, Michael Zingarelli, Tom Botos, Richard Sanders, Terra Morales, Doug Sutton, Margaret Creedon, Joyce Reese, Sam West, William Oliver, Max McNeeley,Wilbur Berry and Elizabeth Shoemaker.

·        The 363rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company (EOD) Of The Arizona Army National Guard will conduct a send off ceremony at 2 pm, January 15, at the Pettycrew Armory, 5425 E. McDowell, Phx., before deploying to Afghanistan. The 10 Soldiers will first depart to Fort Bliss, Texas, for about a month of training prior to their transit to Afghanistan. All members of this unit have made multiple deployments to combat theaters in support of overseas contingency operations since 2001.
The 363rd EOD Company's primary mission will be to eliminate all explosive hazards in assigned areas and provide explosive ordnance disposal support to military and civilian organizations as required. More than 500 Arizona Army and Air National Guard members are still serving on federal active duty in Afghanistan, the Middle East, Horn of Africa, and within the continental U.S. Over 9,700 have been called to federal active service since Sept. 11, 2001. Unit members are from the following Ariz. hometowns: Black Canyon City, Glendale, Maricopa, Mesa, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Scottsdale, and Tucson. One member is from Indio, Calif. Contact: Sgt. Edward E. Balaban, AZARNG  ComRelMgr/Public Affairs Specialist    C: 602-708-9862   edward.e.balaban.mil@mail.mil

MCRC LD Chairmen:
LD1    Cathy Schwanke      SchwankeLD1@gmail.com         www.azgopmcld1.com 
LD4    Rhonda King            rhondaking08@gmail.com
LD12   Mickie Niland           chairman@azld12.com                 www.azld12.com/
LD13   Dr. Robert Branch    dr.robertbranch@gmail.com
LD15   Dave Henderson       dtaheel@cox.net
LD16  Jerry E. Clingman     ld16ch@q.com
LD17   Tyler Bowyer           stormbowyer@gmail.com              www.azLD17gop.org
LD18   Larry Bushman        dobushman1@yahoo.com             www.LD18gop.com
LD19   Cherie Scott            cherie4522@gmail.com
LD20   Ray Malnar              Raymalnar.gop@cox.net               www.LD20.org
LD21   Kevin Payne            LD21Chairman@gmail.com           www.LD21.org
LD22   Eric Morgan             gemorgan99@gmail.com              http://www.azld22.org
LD23   Doug Little              doug@douglittle2010.com            www.d23azgop.org
LD24   Brian Kaufmann       bkaufx@gmail.com                       http://www.azgopld24.org/
LD25   Paul Whetten           paul.whetten@gmail.com             Www.ld25gop.org
LD26   Raymond Jones        raymond.c.jones@gmail.com
LD27   Terry Rapp              tdrapp@yahoo.com
LD28   Scott O’Connor        Scott@pvhacienda.com                www.AZLD28GOP.ORG
LD29   Charlie Ellis             charlie.e.ellis@me.com
LD30   Timothy Schwartz    Alive_Kicking@msn.com               www.LD30.org


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