Sunday, February 9, 2014

2-8-14 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


Feb 8, 2014


·       The MCRC Has A New Website! While it took a little longer than we originally thought, we think you'll like it.  There's still a few things we want to move over from the old site so it's far from complete.  Then again, what website is ever complete? The web address is:  In the meantime, if there's something that you need and can't find, please contact MCRC Webmaster  John Strasser at 480-273-8798 or by email  and he'll help you out. Once again, the new website is

·       Don Goldwater’s Wife Lisa, Needs Your Prayers In The Coming Days. She is scheduled for eight to nine hours of surgery on Feb 12 at Barrows (St. Joseph’s) Hospital.  Physicians  recently found a brain tumor, about the size of a large goose egg,  at the front left lob extending back into the left middle part of the brain, according to Don. We wish her successful surgery and quick recovery.

·       The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled for Sat, Mar 8, at the El-Zaribah Shrine Temple, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008.  Registration begins at 11 am with the luncheon at 11:30 am.  The keynote speaker is nationally known Mark Herr Sr., co-founder and president of The Center for Self Governance (CSG).  CSG trains citizen activists how to effectively apply leverage and influence at the local, state and federal levels of government and education. $30 per seat 8 seats per table.  For table sponsorships - contact Lori Urban or 480-221-9633. Reservations postmarked no later than Feb 21.  Mail to Lynne Weaver, luncheon co-chairman, 2610 East Spring Road, Phoenix AZ, 85032.  Payment only by credit card or checks payable to MCRC.  Contact Lynne Weaver at or go to and make your reservations online.   First Vice Chairman April Riggins, luncheon co-chairman.


·       LD28 has a full agenda at its 7 pm, Feb 11 meeting. Rep Kate Brophy McGee will give them a legislative update. State Treasurer candidates will have five minutes to speak. They’ll be back at the March 11 meeting. Lattie Coor from The Center For The Future Of Arizona will present “The Arizona We Want.” A Native Arizonan, Coor was the 15th president of ASU (1990-2002). After his retirement from the presidency, he remained as Professor and Ernest W. McFarland Chair in Leadership and Public Policy in the university's School of Public Affairs. In 2002 he also co-founded the Center for the Future of Arizona, and serves as its chairman and CEO. For more information on this topic, please go to:


·       LD13 Will Hear Attorney General Candidate Mark Brnovich,  Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman, and CD 8 candidate Clair Van Steenwyk during it’s 7 pm, Feb 11 meeting at PebbleCreek Country Club, 16222 Clubhouse Dr., Goodyear. Contact: Chr Robert Branch 602-334-6519


·       The AZ East Valley Action Alliance ‘Meet ‘N Greet The Candidates open house is scheduled at 7 pm, March 15 at the home of James and Barbara Rowley Parker, 5345 E. McLellan #103, Mesa (gated) featuring Congressman Matt Salmon and the Red Mountain Blue-grass Band. Other guests include Rep Justin Pierce, candidate for Secretary of State, LD25 House candidate Haydee Dawson, LD25 Senate candidate Dr. Ralph Heap, Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich; Supt of Public Instruction candidate Diane Douglas; LD12 House candidate Rep Warren Petersen, LD25 House candidate Rep Justin Olson, LD12 House candidate Rep Eddie Farnsworth and CD1 candidate Rep Adam Kwasman.  RSVP: 480-216-7217 or 480-832-2870 E-Mail:


·       Former AZGOP Chairman Randy Pullen, a current State Treasurer candidate will replace CD2 Congressional Candidate Martha McSally – who cancelled as the speaker for the Feb 12 Arrowhead Republican Women in the Briarwood Country Club, 135th Ave/Meeker, Sun City West.


·       The Feb 8 Paradise Republican Women gathering will hear gubernational candidate Frank Riggs (AZ businessman and former Congressman) , Secretary of State candidate Justin Pierce, ASU professor/author Don Critchlow,  Treasurer candidate Martin Sepulveda and AZ Corporation Commission candidate Bonnie Katz at their 11 am luncheon at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale. $28 for lunch. Paid reservations required in advance 


·       Two Arizona Individuals Responded to Obama's State of the Union Speech in Spanish on Spanish language television networks. LD13 Rep Steve Montenegro was on Univision and MCRC 2nd. Vice Chairman Jose Borrajero was on Telemundo. Link to Jose's response.


·       If You Are Interested In Sponsoring A Table at the Lincoln Day Luncheon, contact Lori Urban at or 480-221-9633.


·       Phoenix City Councilmen Jim Waring and Sal Diciccio have met with Cindy McCain to discuss a plan to make Phoenix the best in the nation for ending human trafficking and to prevent human trafficking related to the 2015 Arizona Super Bowl. Waring and DiCiccio secured a $2,500 donation from CBS Outdoor for The McCain Institute, that works on the federal, state and local level to fight to end human trafficking. Human Trafficking is the detestable practice of taking and selling children into the sex industry. And yes, it is happening in our state, according to the Republican city councilmen. Tuesday's article in The Arizona Republic illustrates the grave reality of this practice as New Jersey hosted the Super Bowl. read article. Here are some facts that few people know about trafficking:

ü  Average age of children sold into the industry is 12-14 years old

ü  Over 100,000 children are trafficked in the U.S. annually

ü  Arizona is a major sports and entertainment hub and trafficking increases during those events.


·       Emilena Turley's Kickoff  For The Queen Creek City Council campaign started at 4 pm, today at The Pecans - in the park across the street from the home of Kevin & Rebecca Petersen. The event was hosted by GOP political leaders Andy Biggs, Eddie Farnsworth, Warren Petersen, Sal Dicicio, Justin Olson, Darin Mitchell, Steve Montenegro, Jared Taylor, Victor Petersen, Jamie Sossaman, Joyce Hildebrandt, Toni Valenzuela, John & Ann Allen, Ric Ashby, Jason Barney, Shane Buntrock, Ladell & Ann Call, Dr. and Mrs. Scott Jensen, Monte Nevitt, Steve Patience, RusdonRay, Natasha Schaeler, Lucy Shuler and Brian & Michelle Solomon. Contact:


·       Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Thomas will be speaking to the Superstition Mountain Republican Club at 6:30 pm, Feb 11 at the Feedbag Restaurant, 300 S. Phelps, Apache Junction.


·       Gary Cox, An Arizona Businessman With Over 40 Years’ Experience in Healthcare,  has announced his candidacy for LD30 Senate, taking on incumbent Sen Robert Meza who Cox charges “has demonstrated a horrible voting record that is in conflict with many of the core values of families.”  Pointing to Meza’s voting record, he notes” Meza, has been on the wrong side of almost every single piece of legislation put forth in our State Legislature,” according to Cox. Meza

ü  Voted against allowing individuals to sue for infringement of their religious freedom (SB 1178)

ü  Voted against job creating legislation (HB 2815)

ü  Voted to allow late term partial birth abortion (SB 1048)

ü  Voted against gun owners’ rights (HB 2389)

ü  Voted against a State spending freeze (HB 2857)

ü  Voted against Physicians informing women of fetal pain (HB 2254)

ü  Voted against allowing religious objections by Medical Professionals (SB 1365)

Cox plan includes:

ü  Child Welfare & Safety:  A preventive program designed to maximize child welfare and the safety of children in abusive environments including  infrastructural changes within the child welfare system that demonstrate effective results while eliminating failures of the past.

ü  Healthcare:  ACA will be a complete disaster, adding enormous debt and tax burden while diminishing the quality of healthcare. Arizona’s Health Care Cost Containment System and expansion of our State Medicaid program will add an enormous tax burden when Federal funding declines. He plans to introduce cost control measures to deal with AHCCCS expansion that will not add additional tax burden to citizens.

ü  Education: Too much money is being spent on Administrative overhead. He recommends backing away from Common Core, reshuffling dollars, with more going to teachers and students and less for Administration.  

ü  Immigration: Gary believes a significant part of our immigration problem is failure to adequately secure our borders and create an immigration policy that is functionally practical. He has no problem whatsoever with legal immigration.

ü  Jobs and Business Development: He will introduce legislation aimed at assuring Arizona has the business friendly environment that attracts business and creates jobs.

ü  Budget and Debt:  Balance the State budget and completely eliminate deficits without adding to the overwhelming tax burden that residents are living with. He believes in ‘Common Sense in Government’. Cox promises to be an aggressive budgetary conservative.   Contact: 623-696-8854.


·       Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman A.J. LaFaro has announced the Feb 12 PC Day at the Capitol has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond MCRC control. He hopes to revive the event next year.

LaFaro emphasized, “It is it is extremely important that precinct committeemen and patriotic conservatives who are actively engaged, or want to engage, in the Arizona legislative process through the Request to Speak (RTS) System go to the Capitol and create a new account at either the Senate or House Buildings.”

If you can't get to the Capitol to get this done, LaFaro advises that PCs e-mail Jose Borrajero, MCRC's 2nd Vice Chairman and founder of the Arizona Rapid Response Team (AZRRT), at  with your name and e-mail address and he will be glad to go to the Capitol and create an account for you.  If anyone is interesting in assisting Borrajero during business hours, please contact him at

Also contact Tracy Langston, Arizona Director for the Center for Self Governance (CSG).  The CSG has a proven training curriculum that teaches activists how to effectively work with elected officials and policy makers at all levels of our government.  Tracy can be reached at 480-529-1123 to answer questions and/or enroll you in one of the CSG training courses.


·       AZGOP Candidate Announcements can be sent to for posting in the Briefs



·        Feb 10 – LD19  (2nd Mon) 7 pm, 1416 N Litchfield Rd, Litchfield Park  (conference room of Total Wine store Litchfield Rd/McDowell).  Contact: Chr Cherie Scott  -

·        Feb 11 – SUN LAKES REPUBLICAN CLUB (2nd Tues). 6:30 pm, Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd, Sun Lakes. Contact: Chr Michael Tennant

·        Feb 11  – LD13  (2nd Tues) 6:30 registration. 7 pm. PebbleCreek Country Club, 16222 Clubhouse Dr., Goodyear. (Exit 126 off I-10, go N on PebbleCreek Parkway 2 miles to entrance on left - enter the Tuscany Falls gate off PebbleCreek Pkwy). Speakers: Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich,  Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Clint Hickman, and CD 8 candidate Clair Van Steenwyk. Contact: Chr Robert Branch 602-334-6519


·        Feb 11  - LD26 (2nd Tues) 7 pm.  Mesa Utilities Building, 640 N. Mesa Dr., Mesa. Contact: Chr  Raymond Jones: (602) 633-4639

·        Feb 11  - LD27 (2nd Tues)  6:30 pm dinner, 7 pm mtg, Jumbo Buffet, NE corner - 35th Ave & Southern. Dinner not required. Contact Chr Terry Rapp,

·        Feb 11 – LD28  (2nd Tues) 7 pm. Speaker: Former ASU President Lattie Coor of The Center for the Future of Arizona and Hugh Hallman, gubernatorial candidate. Contact: Chr Scott O’Connor   cell  (602) 469-3850.

·        Feb 11 -  LD29 (2nd Tues) 6:30 pm social/meal. 7 pm mtg.. 6006 N. 83rd Ave. Glendale, AZ 85303  Contact: LD29 Chr Charlie Ellis;  480-678-0938.

·        Feb 11– South West Valley Freedom Alliance.  (2nd Tues) 7 pm mtg, Jumbo Buffet, 35th Ave/Southern, Laveen.   Contact:  Ronald Harders

·        Feb 11 – SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN REPUBLICAN CLUB. (2nd Tues). 6:30 pm. Feed Bag Restaurant, 300 S. Phelps, Apache Junction. Contact: Merle Palmer 480-671-8310 or

·        Feb 11 – SUN LAKES REPUBLICAN CLUB. (2nd Tues) 6:30 pm, Sun Lakes Country Club – AZ RM, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes.Speaker: Secretary of State Ken Bennett and LD23 Sen. Michele Reagan.  Contact: Michael Tennant, 480-802-0178

·        Feb 12 – ARROWHEAD REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB. (2nd  Wed) 11 am, Briarwood Country Club - 135th Ave & Meeker Blvd., Sun City West.  $20 per person. RSVP required. No jeans. Adults only. Speaker: State Treasurer candidate Randy Pullen, former AZGOP Chairman. Guests may attend twice before they are required to become members. Reservations: (Luncheons tab)   

·        Feb 12  – AZ LATINO REPUBLICAN ASSOC. (ALRA) (2nd Wed) 6:30 pm.  AZ Project Offices, 3375 E. Shea Blvd., Phx Contact: Jose Borrajero   602-402-5932 Http://Www.Latinogop.Org  RSVP 520-333-4204 Or Www.Saucedomercer.Com

·        Feb 12 - Politics On The Rocks (2nd Wed) 6 pm, Montelucia Resort Centro Lounge,  4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley.  RSVP:

·        Feb 12 - FOUNTAIN HILLS REPUBLICANS MEET-UP.  (2nd Wed) 7 p.m.  Euro Pizza Cafe, Plaza Fountainside, 12645 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  Socialize with fellow Republicans.


·        Suit Challenging Ariz. Gov's Medicaid Plan Tossed

·        Arizona's Dry Winter Stokes Water Fears

·        Senators Decry Latest Migrant Snag

·        McCain Unloads On Bob Costas  

·        House Panel Oks Bills To Curb AHCCCS

·        Tonopah-Arizona-Hickmans-Egg-Factory-Hatches-Tiff   Residents: Lifestyle Will Be Ruined; Hickman’s: We’re Good Neighbors

·        Brewer Signs Bill To Give $6.9 Million To Child Welfare Agency

·        Ariz. House Panel Oks Human Trafficking Bill

·        Laser Tattoo Removal, Many Choosing To Remove Their Ink

·        Scorecard Mixed For Arizona's Evolving Commerce Agency

·        Homeland-Security-Drones-Resume-Flying-After-Crash

·        Caller-Impersonating-MCSO-Asks-For-Payment-For-Fine

·        Grand-Canyon-Trails-To-Benefit-From-$1M-Donation

·        Can Rep. Sinema Be Beat In 2014 Election?    Despite GOP’s Fighting Words, Dem Is Favored

·        Hickman's Expansion No 'Yoke' To Tonopah Residents   Montini

·        Oregon Coach: ASU Has Security Problem

·        Tom_Hornes_Pals_Fife_Symington & Randy Pullen Call For Brnovich To Drop Out Of Ag Race  

·        Hillary-Clinton-Certain-Aware-Security-Problems-Before Benghazi

·        Police Seek Tips In Copper Wire Theft From Aps Facility

·        Sky Harbor’s Passenger Counts Dropped In 2013

·        Sheriff Arpaio Conducts Active Shooter Class At A Valley School

·        March 18 Hearing Set For Arizona's No-Bail Law

·        Sen. Shooter's Latest Travels: Anywhere That Reporters Aren't   Roberts

·        Snow Storm Hits Flagstaff Leaving Several Inches Of Snow

·        Immigration-Reform-Delay-Creates-Frustration-In-AZ

·        The Growing Danger Of Pentagon Pork  Robb

·        Dark Money Reform: More Litigation Than Disclosure   Robb

·        Overcoming Trust Barrier On Immigration Reform   Robb

·        Senator-Targeting-Wolves

·       A-Letter-From-Colonel Regarding Benghazi

·        Where To Watch The Olympic-Winter-Games-Live-Stream

·        Cleta Mitchell To Congress; DOJ IRS Investigation Is A Sham



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