Monday, August 11, 2014

8-10-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


August 10, 2014


·       More Complaints Surfaced Today That An Out-Of-State PAC is attempting to influence the election of Republican precinct committeemen as concerns from four or five LD23 precincts came to light.  Yesterday Briefs reported:


·       Reports Are Surfacing That An Out-Of-State PAC Is Attempting To Influence The LD23 precinct committeeman (PC) election that is listed on their Aug. 26 primary ballot. A flyer sent to LD23 GOP voters lists a select group of PCs candidates to vote for – but it does not include current PCs John and April Riggins. Is this an attempt to oust April Riggins as a PC in the Aug 26 primary election to prevent her from running for chairmanship of the Maricopa County Republican Committee in January 2015?  Some think so. Riggins just happens to the First Vice-Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, which makes her the heir-apparent to become the Maricopa County Republican Chairman if Chairman A J LaFaro decides not to rerun for the position.  As you may recall, LaFaro was the chairman when Maricopa County PCs passed a resolution reprimanding Sen John McCain earlier this year. It’s no secret that McCainites want LaFaro gone -- along with the rest of his cabinet when the election for new officers rolls around in January 2015. Never mind that the well-liked Riggins is a long-time, hardworking Republican activist, who has done an outstanding job as a second VP.  About the only way she can be prevented from moving up into the Chairman’s position is to make sure she isn’t re-elected at the precinct level in the Aug 26 primary- which would disqualifying her from running for the Chairmanship. See for information on the Alexandria, VA based Arizona Grassroots Action Committee  -- listing of out of state funding donors, and expenditures within Arizona. FEC Committee ID: C00558445 (actual documents filed at the FEC).  See,  click on the ‘filings’ tab to download the 16 page July quarterly disbursements. Aug expenditures will not show until around Oct. 1.Check it out for yourself.  It is all public record.


·       A Well Informed Leader Pointed Out That This Also Affects The AZ GOP Officers Elections since elected PCs elect the State Republican Party leaders at the January 2015 meeting, as well.  Think about it as you fill in your early ballots or go to the polls!


·       The LD12 Candidate Round Table Is Scheduled At 7 Pm, Thur., Aug 14 in the  South Valley Junior High School Cafeteria, 2034 South Lindsay Road, Gilbert, AZ  85295.  Candidates expected include Ken Bennett, Scott Smith, Diane Douglas, John Huppenthal, Justin Pierce, Wil Cardon, Michele Reagan, Tom Horne, Jeff Dewit, Hugh Hallman, Randy Pullen, Eddie Farnsworth, Warren Petersen, Lucy Mason and all seven Gilbert Town Council Candidates.


·       LD19 Write-In Senate Candidate Joe Hobbs has announced the Final Push for Early Seed Money this week. Donations can come from inside/outside LD19. Checks must be made payable to Hobbs4AZ, and can be up to $160 per individual (a single check of $320 per household if both spouses sign the check). Supporters can visit and donate electronically using PayPal by clicking on the “DONATE” button. Funds are needed for a few strategic yard signs and collaterals for the last ten days of the Primary campaign. “We are in it to win it. Thank you very much,” said an enthusiastic Hobbs. 480-381-2380


·       A Meet And Greet For Justice Of The Peace Candidate Darryl Jacobson-Barnes will be hosted from 6-8 pm, Aug 14 by Steve Hayhurst, 1858 E Caroline Line, Tempe, 85284. RSVP: or 602-620-2891. Suggested donations $50 per person or $100per couple.

·       Mark Maurer Is Announcing His Candidacy For The Casa Grande Union High School District #82 Governing Board. He has turned his nomination petitions to the Pinal County School Office in Florence, for the four year term position. Maurer said,  “I look forward to educating our district voters on the financial condition issues, student achievement challenges, current state ratings of our district performance, teacher retention issues, operational inefficiencies relative to our peer averages, and lack of funding for classroom spending.  Our District can do much better.” Maurer currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona City Chamber of Commerce, is a member on Central Arizona College’s Business and Industry Advisory Board and is a real estate professional. Contact Maurer at Maurer at 480-204-1954 or email at 


·       The MCRC Needs To Provide At Least 20 Unpaid Volunteers to officially observe the early ballot counting at Maricopa County Elections beginning on Tuesday, August 19, and potentially lasting through Friday, August 29th.  We need to have 2 volunteers observing at all times throughout the day. The early ballot counting will be conducted all day, every day at the Elections - MCTEC Office, 510 S. Third Ave., Phoenix AZ 85003, 602-506-1511. Please e-mail Chairman LaFaro your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and the day(s) you are willing to work.  A J LaFaro – Maricopa County Republican Chairman


·       LD22 Sen Judy Burges  & Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs will present a Town Hall Meeting on Healthcare & State Sovereignty at 6 pm, Tues., Aug 12 in the Sun City West Foundation Building – Palo Verde Rm, 14465 RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Refreshments will be served.


·       The  Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party. (3rd Tues- Aug 19) 6:30 PM., Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.). Speakers:  Congressman David Schweikert; Secretary of State candidate Justin Pierce, and Fountain Hills Town Council candidates  Lina Bellenir & Nick DePorter.  Admission free;  donations to offset expenses are welcome. Contact:  Richard Rutkowski


·       The Sun City West Republican Club will Celebrate Primary Victory at an Oct 1 picnic, between 11 am and 3 pm, at Beardsley Park, Beardsley Road and 128th Ave., Sun City West. GOP general election candidates to speak. Door prizes. Lunch will be served by Texas Road House. $10 each, including drinks and dessert. No reservations required.  Contacts: Darlene  623-640-0543, or Jan 623546-3753.


·       The Arizona Republican Party Invites You To The Primary Election Night Victory Party between 6:30 -11 pm, Aug 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 122 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004.


·       CD1 Candidate Andy Tobin will hold a press conference at noon, Mon, Aug 11 at FLSmidth Krebs, 5505 West Gillette Road in Marana.


·       The Arizona Republican Unity Tours are scheduled August 28 in Maricopa and Pinal Counties – Gilbert, Sun Lakes and Casa Grande.  The Aug 29 Southern Arizona Unity Tour locations tba, according to AZGOP Action Team Director Kathy Hedges 602-957-7770


·       LD27 Now Has Three Conservative Candidates For The General Election Ballot – Natalie Taswell – Senate, Myron L Jackson Sr – House and Jose R Tello- House. They will not have to be in the primary because there are no current Republican candidates on the primary ballot.  They will be running clean so they must get the $5 contributions by August 19.  Only those living in LD27 can contribute to their campaigns.Go to to donate through the Secretary of State's online form.  You will have to put in your driver's license # but that is only so they can match the name with the # to verify the right person is making the contribution. More Arizona Freedom Alliance.  See ACTION ALERTS or call 602-243-0111 for help.


·       Clair Van Steenwyk’s  2 pm., Mon, Aug 11 ‘Crossroads with Van’ talk show will address Sarah Palin and Joe Arpaio’s endorsements of a gubernatorial candidate.  Calls in 347-857-4804  or  877-572-4283.


·       Congressman Matt Salmon: Internship Opportunities Still Available -
If you are a college student looking for a unique opportunity to receive hands-on experience in government, politics, and public service, or if you know one, don’t miss out on a hands-on experience with a Congressional internship in my office.  There are internship opportunities available in both in Washington, D.C. and Gilbert, AZ.  We still have a couple openings for the fall semester so apply today!  For more information, contact my Gilbert office at (480) 699-8239 or through this link:


·       Destroying Political Signs is a Class 2 Misdemeanor  (ARS 16-1019 –political  signs )  if caught  and prosecuted. If you see someone destroying or messing with Republican political signs in Maricopa County , please photograph them and take the photos to the victims or send them to MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro  

·       Congressman Matt Salmon: Looking for a New Flag that Comes with a Story? If you’re looking to buy an American flag, get in touch with my office to order one.  At your request, it can be flown over the U.S. Capitol and will come with a certificate with the date and time it was flown.  For more information, contact my Washington office at (202) 225-2635 or through this link:

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·       The Highway 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm, Mon., Aug 11 at the Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ, 86327. 5 pm social hour. Speaker: Sheriff  Scott Mascher on the jail tax on the November Ballot. RSVP required. Contact June  at 928-632-4661 or


·       Aug 11 - LD 19 meets on the second Monday of the month at 7 pm in the conference room of Total Wine & More - in shopping center at McDowell and Litchfield Rd., 1416 N Litchfield Rd (Palm Valley Pavilions West Shopping Center)  Litchfield Park, AZ.  Contact LD 19 Chairman, Cherie Scott,


·       The Yavapai Republican Men's Forum will be held at 11:30 am, Aug 11 at the Hotel St. Michael Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ. $18 per person. Speakers:  AZ LD1 House of Representative Candidates:  Noel Campbell, Sean Englund, Karen Fann, & Linda Gray. RSVP by noon, Thurs, Aug 7 with  Bob Luzius at (928) 717-2551 or 


·       The Highway 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm, Aug 11 at Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ (Rear Dining Room. 5 pm social hour. Sheriff Scott Mascher & Staff and Candidates running for Primary.


·       The US Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct a public information session in the afternoon and a public comment meeting in the evening at the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and proposed 10(j) rule changes Monday, Aug 11 at HonDah in Pinetop. details click here  The Mexican Gray wolf will be a major topic of interest. On August 6th, the AZ Game & Fish Commission put out a News Release voicing serious concerns that the Alternative proposed to the Service was ignored. Click here to see the News Release.


·       LD22 Sen Judy Burges  & Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs will present a Town Hall Meeting on Healthcare & State Sovereignty at 6 pm, Tues., Aug 12 in the Sun City West Foundation Building – Palo Verde Rm, 14465 RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Refreshments will be served.


·       LD 13 meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month  (Aug 12) at 7pm in the PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls Clubhouse – Ball Room, 16222 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, AZ. 85395.  Contact: Chairman Robert Branch, 602-334-6519.


·       A Fundraiser For Justice Of The Peace Candidate Malba Alvarez and Constable candidate David Lara will be held at 5 pm, Tues., Aug 12 at the American Legion Post #19, 2575 W Virginia Dr., Yuma. Bake Potato Bar w/all the fixin's & salad. Tickets: $15  per person.


·       The Republican Women of Prescott will meet Aug 12 at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center, 1500 E. Hwy 69, Prescott, AZ  86301. Cost:  $17. Speakers:  Congressman Paul Gosar, Sheriff Scott Mascher & Citizens Tax Committee  Chairman John Stevens. RSVP:  Elsie Tyree at (928) 778-0235, or Pam Calhoon at (928) 778-7157,


·       The Yavapai County Republican Committee Executive Committee will meet at 5:30 pm, Aug 12 in the conference room at YCRC Headquarters, 112B E. Union St., Prescott


·       Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs And LD22 Sen Judy Burges will present a Town Hall Meeting on Healthcare & State Sovereignty at 6 pm, Tues., Aug 12 in the Sun City West Foundation Building – Palo Verde Rm, 14465 RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Refreshments will be served.


·       The Pima County Republican Party Fundraising “Homemade Ice Cream” Social featuring Senator Jeff Flake is scheduled at 5 pm, Tues., Aug 12 at Pima GOP Headquarters, 5447 E. 5th Street, Suite 100, Tucson. $125 per person or $200 per couple requested. Proceeds will support Pima GOP “Get Out the Vote” activities for the 2014 Midterm Elections. RSVP at (520) 321-1492 or 



·       Maricopa County Small Business Owners are invited to a few workshop on Phoenix business certification programs between 2-4 pm, Wed., Aug 13 at the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building, 251 W. Washington St., 10th floor. Limited seating. Reservations 602-262-6790/voice or 602-534-1557/TTY, or


·       Gov Jan Brewer Will Attend A Fundraising Reception for attorney general candidate Mark Brnovich at 5:30 pm, Wed., Aug 13 at The Adobe Restaurant at the Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phx 85016. Event Chairman – $2,000 per person ($4,000 per couple). Event Co-Chair – $1,000 per person ($2,000 per couple). Host Committee – $500 per person ($1,000 per couple). Individual Tickets – $250 per person ($500 per couple). RSVP to Daniel Stefanski at or 623.451.1729. Online contributions via credit card at


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·       Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich: Can you believe it? We have entered the last two weeks of the election. You know what that means? Phone calls.....and lots of them to Arizona voters.  By all accounts this Brnovich-Horne election is going to be a close one, and with your help to turn out as many votes as possible for Mark on Election Day, he's going to pull it out! We will be making calls from the office Monday through Saturday, and need as many of you for one or more of those days. Monday through Friday - phone banks will be open from 5-8 pm.  Saturday - phone bank will be open from 1-4 pm For those of you who are out of Maricopa County, you can call from home. Please let me know if you can come in to make calls any of these days. Mark really needs your help, and we need to make as many calls as we can for this final stretch. Thank you so much for your time and attention. - Daniel Stefanski




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