Friday, April 11, 2014

4-10-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


April 10, 2014


·       Step By Step Process For Signing Candidate Nominating Petitions & Making $5 Contributions Online Via SOS Office – Complied by Jim O’Connor   602-538-9387 cell

·       Visit AZ Secretary of State Web Site:

·       From menu on the left, Click on ELECTIONS.

·       From menu click on UPCOMING ELECTIONS,

·       Scroll down to: E-Qualify (Sign a Nominating Petition and/or Give a $5 Qualifying Contribution).

·       On the bottom of that page, you may either click on the tab to Sign a Candidate Nominating Petition, or on the tab to Contribute a  $5 dollar Qualifying Contribution, in sequence. 

·       You will then be REQUIRED to fill in your Drivers License Number, Date of Birth, First & Last Name. Complete by clicking the SUBMIT tab.

·       You will then be asked to CONFIRM your address.Click YES or NO (if incorrect).

·       The same process is required for making a Qualifying Contribution to Clean Election Candidates.

·       Then scroll down to your candidates name, CLICK ON IT, ENTER your Email Address & CONFIRM IT.

·       Next, CLICK ON the “Submit $5 Contribution Tab at the bottom of the page. Be Aware that Pay Pal charges a .47 cents transaction fee for each contribution you chose to make.


·       Tracy Livingston, Teacher And Peoria School Board Member, is back in the race for Maricopa Community College At Large Board, after much research.  Tracy is married to Rep David Livingston.  Contact


·       Yavapai County Republican Headquarters is looking information on who made the round Goldwater campaign pin that was distributed at the Sept 3, 1964 Sen Barry Goldwater for President campaign on the steps of the Prescott Courthouse.  The button has a white background with red lettering reads: Prescott – Arizona Welcomes BARRY   Sept 3, 1964.  Contact: L.G. Mace YavGop Headquarters  (928) 776-4500. 


·       Condolences To The Family Of Dick Alford, Pima County’s  former Saddlebrooke Republican Club President, who passed away late last week.


·       Condolences To The Family Of  Martha Menanager, long time Tucson Republican Women’s Club Member, who passed away earlier this week.


·       Pima County Republicans Ask That You Keep Rose Augst, Pima GOP Headquarters’ Volunteer and Member of Tucson Republican Women’s Club, in your thoughts and prayers.


·       The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (, led by retired Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack, will stand with Nevada rancher against the BLM  in the  storm brewing between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the BLM.  The all-too-frequent bullying of individual citizens by various Feds with their usurped, unconstitutional powers.  It's an epidemic that must be stopped. Sheriff Mack is leaving early Saturday morning for an emergency trip to Bunkerville, NV, along with other members of the CSPOA posse to stand vigil and find a peaceful resolution to this conflict (i.e., the feds going home). or ( for full story:


·       According To The CSPOA newsletter,  Arizona’s Lyle Rapacki reported that Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Dave Livingston have both agreed that Arizona should be involved in supporting CSPOA and Oath Keepers in going to Bunkerville, NV to support the movement for freedom there with the Cliven Bundy family. State Senators Al Melvin, Chester Crandall, and Kelly Ward along with State Reps Brenda Barton, Bob Thorpe, Kelly Townsend and Warren Peterson are planning to be at the Bundy ranch by Sunday morning. The Arizona delegation will attend the Monday afternoon press conference  with the CSPOA and Oath Keepers, the Bundys and other sheriffs and public officials from across the country.


·       The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is reopening the public comment period for 15 days for the proposal to list the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo as a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Comments will be accepted through April 25, 2014. On October 3, 2013, the Service proposed to list the western yellow-billed cuckoo in the western United States, Canada, and Mexico. In the U.S., the western yellow-billed cuckoo is known to occur in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. USFWS will accept comments through April 25, 2014 on the proposed rule.  Comments may be submitted online at the Federal eRulemaking Portal at, docket number FWS–R8–ES–2013-0104.


·       Sen Michelle Reagan, Chairman Of The Senate Elections Committee, reports that the Arizona Senate has passed  her HB 2107, making a permanent a pilot project to let voters sign petitions online at the Secretary of State’s website. HB 2107:

·        Requires all paid and out of state signature gatherers to register with the AzSOS before they start collecting signatures.

·        Invalidates signatures collected by unregistered gatherers.

·        Requires initiative sponsors to be responsible for the integrity of those they are paying to obtain signatures.

·        Ensures due process and equity when litigation is brought challenging signatures obtained by paid gatherers.


·       A LD13 House Candidate Forum is scheduled at 6:30 pm, Fri, April 11 at Arizona Western College, Bldg 3, 2020 S Ave., 8 E, Yuma, featuring candidate Diane Landis, and incumbents Darin Mitchell and Steve Montenegro will featured.   Sponsored by KAWC  Radio and ABC TV Channel 5.


·       The Fountain Hills Republican Club Has Changed Its Meeting To 9 am, April 12, a the Fountain Hills High School Learning Center, Palisades 7 Golden Eagle, for the gubernatorial forum. Candidates include Secretary of State Ken Bennett, former Go Daddy officer Christine Jones, State Senator Al Melvin, former chief phoenix Indian Medical Center Dr. John Molina, former Congressman Frank Riggs and former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith.


·       Gov Brewer Will Sign Into Law Tax Reform Legislation to encourage manufacturing, attract quality jobs and improve Arizona’s long-term economic competiveness at 10 am, Fri., April 11. She will be joined by Arizona business leaders at the Arizona State Capitol Executive Tower – 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix.


·       On Sept 3, 2014, The Yavapai County Republicans will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the date that Sen Barry Goldwater kicked off his campaign for Presidency on the steps of the Yavapai County Courthouse. Contact: L.G. Mace YavGop Headquarters  (928) 776-4500. 


·       Drivers Should Be Aware Of The Following Restrictions:

·       Southbound Loop 303 closed between Camelback and McDowell roads in Goodyear from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday

·       Southbound Loop 303 off-ramp at Indian School Road and southbound on-ramp at Camelback Road closed from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Monday

·       Northbound Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) closed between Northern and Olive avenues in Glendale from 11 p.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday


·       Congratulations Sabino TARS award winners:

Outstanding TAR CLUB (3rd year) Sabino TARS
Outstanding TAR Elizabeth Øien
Outstanding Advisor Lori Dzuban-Øien (2nd year)


·       The Arizona Republican Party’s Annual Legislative Salute featuring Sen Jon Kyl is scheduled May 2 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Rd. Reception at 5:30. Dinner at 7 pm. Sponsorships: $50,000 for Inaugural Recognition of AZGOP Lifetime Achievement Award. $25,000 Chairman’s Table. $10,000 Platinum Table. $5,000 Gold Table. Individual tickets optional. RSVP: Michelle Hyde 602-633-2777 or  or Jennifer Bontrager 602-957-7770


·       The Yavapai County Elections Office will not accept the Petitions before April 28th and no later than May 28th.  But, they can be turned into our office at anytime up to April 28th and between April 28th and May 28th, L. G. Mace, our 2nd Vice Chair and P.C. Coordinator, will turn in all of the Petitions received in our office for processing.  If you have any questions regarding the attachments emailed to each PC or if you are interested in running for the office of Precinct Committeeman, you can call our office at (928) 776-4500.


·       The Walk With LD25 Candidate Haydee Dawson starts at 8:30 am, Sat., April 12 at the Mesa High School parking lot.


·       LD17 PC's Are Needed For A Precinct Walk from 9 am until noon, Sat, April 12 in the Mission and Verano precincts. Volunteers will gathers at the Guns Etc parking lot, 2156 N Alma School Road, Chandler.   Bring: Smart Phone, Ipad/Tablet & Charger (backup maps will be provided for those who do not have smart phones) Clipboard, Petitions, Pen, Water, Hat & Sunscreen.      Contact:  Angi at 602.561.3817 or


·       CD1 Candidate Andy Tobin as a full day scheduled for Sat., April 12:

·       9 am, Pima County GOP Headquarters opening, 1740 E. Fort Lowell #120, Tucson. Contact Jenna Bentley

·       Noon: Pinal County GOP HQ opening, 111 W Florence Blvd, #7, Casa Grande . Contact DallinForrest

·       2:30 pm, Meet & Greet in the Park, 551 W Lambert Lane, Oro Valley. Contact: Gini Crawford

·       3:30 pm, Wilson Middle School Carnival, 2330 W Glove Rd., Oro Valley.  Contact: Gini Crawford

·       5 pm, Gini Crawford Open House, 12954 N Cactus Bluff Place, Marana.  Contact: Contact: Gini Crawford


·       LD25 Senate Candidate Ralph Heap’s campaign open house is scheduled from 9am to 2 pm, April 12 at 3535 E Brown, #101, Mesa.


·       Politics On The Rocks is holding a networking event featuring Congressional candidate Andrew Walter at noon, Sat., April 12 at the Fiat of Scottsdale Rugby Bowl 2014: Spikes & Spokes in the ASU tent at Westrworld, Walter will speak on his experiences at NAU, the NFL and his congressional race. Tickets the ASU Tent at Tickets are $22 in advance and $28 at the door. Any ticket purchase provides entry to our event.  Contact Charles Jensen  Politics on the Rocks National Committee


·       Jay Lawrence, LD23 House Candidate Meet And Greet, is planned for Thurs., May 1, at Phil's Filling Station, Fountain Hills. 6-8pm  Entertainment by Las Vegas Lounge act The Paxtons.


·       LD18 House Candidate Jill Norgaard and her Team Norgaard plan walk in the Ahwatukee Easter Parade at 9 am, Sat., April 19 at Warner Road and 48th Street. They will have a booth from 11 am-5 pm.  Click here to RSVP


·       Eight Months After A Landslide Forced The Closure of a portion of US Route 89, just south of Page, the Arizona Department of Transportation completed an alternative route. The alternative route, US Route 89T, has been open without restriction since last October.“Despite a very difficult task, ADOT has given Page and the surrounding communities the chance to return to a more normal style of life and commerce,” said Speaker AndyTobin. “Without 89T many people, families and business would have suffered irreparable harm.” An overview of the landslide and 89T is available on ADOT’s website.


·       Bob Littlefield House Candidate:The Dirty Tricks Are Starting Early  - On Wednesday some of you who live in Scottsdale may have received a robocall from the so-called “Scottsdale Residents Council” (a phony name, there is no such group) claiming that at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting I had insulted “people of faith” and demanding that I apologize.  It’s a lie, of course. What actually happened at the meeting is that I pointed out the obvious truth that a developer and his high-priced attorney were cynically using a church to leverage approval of a project that had been previously denied by the City Council. In 2011 this same property came to City Council as a request for a tall, dense apartment complex near the airport and was denied 4-3. On Tuesday night this property came to City Council as a request for a tall, dense apartment complex, near the airport, with a church attached, and was approved 5-2. Not hard to see what was going on with this request.  What people of faith should be outraged about here is the use of religion first to help pass a zoning case and then to further a political “hit piece.” Clearly this is going to be a vicious, mud-filled campaign, and I need your help to fight back. Contact:  602-228-9145.


·       The Arizona Department Of Transportation continues to gather comments on the 2015-2019 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program while reaching out to the public and communities statewide for their input on the direction of the program over the next five years.

·       April 11 – 9 am, Town of Marana Council Chambers, 11555 W. Civic Center Drive in Marana.

·       April 11  -  9 am,  Public hearing/board meeting, Town of Marana Council Chambers, 11555 W. Civic Center Drive, Marana, AZ 85653.

·       May 9 -  9 am,  Public hearing and board meeting in the City of Flagstaff Council Chambers, 211 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

·       June 13 – 9 am, Board meeting, City of Willcox Council Chambers, 300 W. Rex Allen Drive, Willcox, AZ 85643.


·       Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other events can be sent to for posting in the Briefs.  In fairness to all GOP primary candidates, Briefs does not post endorsements, nor does it endorse any GOP candidates prior to the primary.

·       The New Maricopa County Republican Committee Web Address Is:   If there's something that you need and can't find, please contact Webmaster John Strasser at 480-273-8798.

·       ATTN LD and Club Chairmen:  Please check your announcements on the 4-6-14 calendars posted at Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/  Copy deadline is Friday noon. Please send changes/updates/corrections to so this calendar is current.


·       See MCRC Calendar For Complete Listing: Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/  Left Hand Column (In Red) - Maricopa County And State Wide GOP Activity Listings

·       April 11 – “ Speak Out” Radio Talk Show (2nd Fri)  with co-host Ron Gould, former AZ legislator of Mohave County. 11 am, Voice of the Free 106.3 FM Listen live

·       April 12 – PARADISE REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB (2nd Sat), 10:30 am, Gainey Ranch GolfClub, 600 Gainey Ranch Rd., Scottsdale.  Speakers: tba. Reservations: Linda Brickman 602 / 330-9422

·       April 12 – FOUNTAIN HILLS REPUBLICAN CLUB GUBERNATORIAL FORUM. 9 am, Fountain Hills Learning Center, Contact: Contact Edith Stoc

·       April 12, 29, 26  – “Legal-Ease With Dennis Wilenchik” - Republican political talk show, (every Wed) 4 pm. KFNX 1100. legaleseonline

·       April 12, 19, 26 - The Russell Pearce Show (Sat). 7 pm, 960AM  The Patriot taking calls at (602) 508-0960.

·       April 12, 19, 26  – Voice Of Veterans Talk Show (Sat) 3-5 pm, Host: Vernon Bagley with co-host Phil Mason.  NBC 1260 AM, 96.1 FM.  480-423-1260. Questions/topics contact: Bagley at  or

·       April 12, 19, 26- Steve Kates’ “A Call To Rights” Radio Show. (Sat)  Noon to 2 pm, KFNX 1100 AM   Call in 602-277-5369.