Wednesday, November 19, 2014

11-18-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


November 18, 2014


·       To All MCRC Precinct Committeemen Interested In Running For A MCRC Executive Office: Chairman, 1st Vice Chairman, 2nd Vice Chairman, Secretary or Treasurer. In accordance with the 2014 MCRC Continuing Bylaws, you must send a "Letter of Intent" by 5 pm, Dec 6, via e-mail to Chairman LaFaro at Even if you're possibly running as a member of a slate, you must e-mail your "Letter of Intent" separately. - - A. J. LaFaro,   Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)


·       ATTN LD Chairman:  As you elect new officers and state committeemen, please forward the list of new officers/state committeemen to Frosty Taylor at or .


·       LD16 Has Scheduled Election Of Officers and state committeemen nominees at 7 pm, Nov 20 at the Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212.  Contact:  Cor Sec Kay Reardon 602-882-6507


·       Governor-elect Doug Ducey met yesterday with Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker David Gowan to discuss ways he can work with both of them to grow the state’s economy and create opportunity for all Arizonans. “I couldn’t be more excited about working with President Biggs and Speaker Gowan to grow Arizona’s economy, create jobs and ensure every child has access to a world-class education,”  Ducey said.  “We have big challenges ahead, but by working together, I know we can achieve great things.  I appreciate both the president and speaker’s leadership, and the work of their members, as we prepare to roll up our sleeves and get to work in January.”


·       The Waste Management Phoenix Open offers volunteer opportunity for the MCRC's members to do community service and help earn scholarship funds for local college women    --- and get free passes to the Open.  Registration or


·       LD13 Chairman Bob Branch toughed out his last meeting as Chair – in pain. He got quite a jolt when Branch’s vehicle was rear-ended yesterday morning and he spent most of the afternoon in bed.  But duty called and he arrived at the LD13 election meeting in time to conduct the meeting in spite of the trauma to his aching body.  His eyes clearly said he was in a world of hurt before he turned the gavel over to the newly elected Dick Landis.


·       MCRC 1st Vice Chair April Riggins assisted George Teegarden with the ballot counting at the LD13 org meeting this evening.  Newly re-elected LD22 Chairman Eric Morgan popped in to lend a helping hand as well. Chris Campbell was also on the scene as was Kathy Hedges from the AZGOP office.


·       Former CD3 candidate Gabby Saucedo-Mercer and her husband Ted were recently elected State Committeemen for the LD3 delegation.


·       There are lots of rumors, predictions and guess work among the chattering as to who will emerge to challenge Robert Graham for his AZGOP chairmanship. If rumor has it correct, he’s in for a quite battle when a yet to be announced Republican female seeks to unseat him.


·       LD23 Continues To Be A Hotbed of controversy as to who will hold the reins to the leadership after the org meeting. 


·       Where Has Dean Martin Disappeared To?  Some folks think he would be a good candidate to run against Sen. John McCain.


·       Former Bob Corbin’s right hand man Steve Twist is on the newly elected AG Mark Brnovich’s transition team.  So is Kurt Davis, who was a top gun among former AG Grant Woods staff.  As you may recall Twist was instrumental in organizing the Victim’s Rights program. Davis was the AZGOP’s youngest ever executive director back in the 80s. Davis, who was served on the Board of Regents, is now seated on the AZ Game & Fish Commission.


·       And speaking of former AG staffers, it will be interesting to see where Chuck Coughlin and crew, wind up after Gov Jan Brewer’s gubernatorial term ends.  Coughlin was on former AG Grant Woods original administrative staff  before he moved down the street to join then Gov. Fife Symington staff. That was all before he was back at the capital guiding Brewer.


·       Has Former MCRC EGC Chairman Lyle Tuttle faded into the sunset?  Hardly, he’s golfing on a regular basis … even went horseback riding the other day.  Never mind he was barely able to hobble get around the golf after the horseback ride! Ah, the joys of becoming a ‘senior.’


·       Former LD22 secretary Jane Schutte decided not to run for office again this fall.  She was the former LD4 secretary for about a decade before taking the secretary position for the newly formed LD22. Now that’s dedication folks… and she will be missed.


·       Former legislator Rusty Bowers is returning to the legislator this year. He’ll keep things hopping.


·       Congressman Paul Gosar will make an appearance at the Legion Hall in Wickenburg at 4 pm., Nov 24… before he makes a 7 pm presentation to the Wickenburg Republican Club in the Life Line Ambulance Building, 1155 N Tegner.


·       This Message Has Been Floating Around the net for the past couple of weeks. Merry-Christmas: United-Nations-Declares-Arms-Trade-Treaty-To-Go-Into-Effect-Dec-24  Congressman Trent Franks office says, “According to the Constitution and federal law, no treaty is valid unless ratified by 2/3 of the Senate.”


·       With Less Than Seven Weeks before Arizona inaugurates its 20th Secretary of State, Secretary-Elect Michele Reagan will attend two events for high-ranking elected officials - the Pew Meeting for New Secretaries of State in Santa Monica and the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association meeting in Albuquerque. Reagan served 12 years in the state legislature before her election Secretary of State. Reagan will be sworn into office on January 5, 2015.


·       Tuesday, Rep. Matt Salmon Convened A Hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere entitled “Unaccompanied Alien Children: Pressing the Administration for a Strategy.”  His statement on the hearing: “Just last Friday, Vice-President Joe Biden announced a new refugee program that would enable minors in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to travel to the United States to reside with parents who are in the United States ‘legally.’  What VP Biden didn’t mention publicly is that among those here ‘legally’ the Administration includes individuals that the President refuses to deport regardless of whether they are here in accordance with our laws or not. When the President stood up in the Rose Garden and articulated his intention not to enforce our border laws, America was faced with a surge of illegal immigrants who overwhelmed our resources.  Now, the administration is creating more uncertainty with a program designed to intentionally skirt our laws.  Today’s hearing is a follow-up to our previous investigation of our southern border crisis, and an attempt to ensure full and complete understanding of the Administration’s policies to protect our nation.” See Salmon’s opening remarks here.


·       On June 25, 2014, During The Height Of This Summer’s UAC crisis, Rep Matt Salmon convened a hearing entitled “Children Migrating from Central America: Solving a Humanitarian Crisis.”  A record of that hearing is available here. Salmon serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.


·       LD16 Rep Kelly Townsend: According to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children, an average of 32 children are taken from their families --every day-- in our State. With 1,732,019 children who lived in Arizona in 2011, divided by 32, it would take 148 years to remove them all.


·       Phx City Councilman Sal DiCiccio: The city manager has known for months there was a problem in that department but failed to act. That inaction is what you are seeing on the front page and in the news. What is more telling here is that nobody in city leadership is standing up saying the chief is the right person at the right time for this city. Why do you think that is? Instead, the reaction is we are "evaluating" the information. You either know what your managers are doing or you don't You either support them or you don't. It's not complicated.


·       LD15 Sen Kelly Ward recently spoke to the Council of State Govts Western Legislative Academy Class of 2014.


·       LD16 meets the 3rd Thursday (Nov 20)  of the month at the Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212.  Contact:  Cor Sec Kay Reardon 602-882-6507

·       Nov 4 General Election results:   or  http://Secretary of State Elections results/ 


·       The 2015 Maricopa County Republican Statutory Meeting is scheduled Jan. 10 at the Grace Community Church in Tempe. Details will be announced as Dan Grimm’s committees move forward in planning the event.


·       The Coconino County Republican Committee Statutory Meeting will be held at 9:30 am., Dec 20 at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton. Contact: Chr Joy Iris Staveley   928-606-1131

·       The Yavapai County Republican Statutory/Organizational Meeting is scheduled for Sat., Jan . 10, 2015.  YavGOP headquarters  (928) 776-4500.


·       To Check On How Your US And State Elected Officials Have Voted on issues of concern to you go to:


·       CD2 Candidate Martha McSally: Nancy Pelosi has a few tricks up her sleeve ready for execution during this "Lame Duck" session of the House. Make no mistake, just because Republicans won a majority, the far left will try to wreak havoc in these last few weeks. Help me stop Nancy Pelosi.The far left is planning to make trouble. We must thwart their advance. We cannot waste a minute of time.


·       AzCDL Has Scheduled Gun Shows in NW Arizona.

o   Kingman November 22-23

o   Bullhead City Dec 6-7.

Volunteer for the Bullhead City show should contact Mark Spencer (520) 234-   7204. Volunteer workers for the Kingman show should contact Dave Richardson at



·       Organization Meetings Set:

o   LD47 pm, Wed., Nov 19 at Estrella Foothills High School 13033 South Estrella Parkway in Goodyear. 6:30 pm – social. Contact:  LD4 Chr Fred Amator Chairman

o   LD16 -3rd Thursday (Nov 20)  at the Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212.  Contact:  Cor Sec Kay Reardon 602-882-6507

o   LD21   7 pm Weds., Nov. 19 at Talisman Hall, 10433 W. Talisman Road, Sun City, 85351. Credentials open 6:30pm, close at 7:15pm; Meeting 7pm.  Contact Chr Kevin Payne,

o   LD23 7 pm, Thurs., Nov 20 at The Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ.  Credentials open at 6 pm.  They will close at 7 pm.  At 7:15 pm, credentials will reopen for 10 minutes.  All PCs in LD23 who wish to participate in the meeting must be through the credentials by 7:30 in order to get a ballot to vote.

o   LD24 Thursday, November 20. Paul Smith Chr nominating committee. LD24 Chr Brian Kaufman  480 321 6947.

o   LD26  - 7 pm, Nov 25. Doors open at 6:30 pm,  meeting at 7pm. Location currently TBD. Contact: LD26 Secretary Chris Gidney   602-432-5438.

o   LD28  7 pm, Mon, Dec 1 at Madison School District Office, 5601 N. 16th St, Phx.  Chr Scott O’Connor  (602) 469-3850.


·       Call The White House (202) 456-1111  and your Senators or Representatives. Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable.

o   Senator John McCain (R- AZ)           202-224-2235             202-228-2862

o   Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)                202-224-4521             202-228-0515

o   Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1)                 202-225-3361             202-225-3462

o   Rep Ron Barber (D2)                         202-225-2542             202-225-0378            

o   Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)                202-225-2435             202-225-1541

o   Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)                      202-225-2315             202-226-9739

o   Rep Matt Salmon (R5)                       202-225-2635             202-226-4386

o   Rep David Schweikert (R6)               202-225-2190             202-225-0096

o   Rep Ed Pastor (D7)                            202-225-4065             202-225-1655

o   Rep Trent Franks (R8)                       202-225-4576             202-225-6328

o   Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)                  202-225-9888             202-225-9731



·       ATTN: Candidates/LD leaders/Group Chairman:  If you have sent events or announcements to Briefs that have not been posted (except endorsements) or that I have not responded to, please resend them. Messages can be sent to  or  If I do not respond with “thx” within 24 hours, please resend – using one or all of the above e-dressses.  I’d rather get duplications than not receive your e-mails.




·       LD4 Will Hold Its Organizational Meeting At 7 Pm, Wed., Nov 19. 6:30 pm social at the Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 South Estrella Parkway in Goodyear. New officers and state committeemen will be elected. Contact:  LD4 Chr Fred Amator Chairman


·       The Women’s Leadership Forum Of The NRA Luncheon is scheduled at noon, Wed., Nov 19 at the La Paloma Country Club, 3660 E Sunrise Drive (Entrance west of Resort, off Sunrise) in Tucson. Speaker: NRA Past President Sandy Froman will address the 2014 election and the road ahead.  Reception 11:14 am. Contact:


·       Pima County District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll will address the Eastside Republican Club at 6:30 pm, Wed., Nov 19 at the Golf Links Library, Community Room, 9640 E Golf Links, Tucson.


·       Palo Verde Republican Women will meet for lunch at 11:30 am., Nov 19 at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, to hear AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham on the latest issues facing the GOP.  11 am social. The cadets of Squadron 302, Deer Valley will present colors.  Frank Youdelman, Treasurer of the Tucson Fundraising Committee for the benefit of the new Fisher House, will be presented with a donation. RSVP Edith Stock, or call 480-298-7818.


·       The Verde Valley Republican Women will meet at 11 am, Nov 19 at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, 2250 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona. Cost:  $17. Speaker: Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Masher. RSVP:  Erna (928) 284-4248 or


·       The Estrella Conservative Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Nov 19 at Estrella Foothills H.S. Contact: Richard Newcomer   602-512-1340.


·       The Western Pinal Republican Club meets at 6 pm, Wed., Nov 19 at the Eva's Fine Mexican Food, 2033 N Pinal Ave, Casa Grande. Check in 5:30 pm. Tickets $10. 


·       Freedom Fire Lives  - Wed., Nov 19  Supreme Court Stimulation.  6:30 pm, at Burke Basic School, 131 S. Southern Ave., Mesa. $2 admission.



·       LD23 Will Meet Nov 20 in the Fountain Hills Learning Center. Sign in begins at 6 pm.  This meeting is on the 3rd Thursday.  Election of District Officers.


·       The LD24 Reorganization Meeting will be Thursday, November 20. Paul Smith is chairing the nominating committee. Brian Kaufman   480 321 6947


·       The Chino Valley Pachyderm will meet at 6 pm, Nov 20 at the Bonn Fire Restaurant, 1667 S. State Route 89, Chino Valley. RSVP:  Sue Goodchild at (928) 636-7355 or Limited Seating, Order from menu.

·       The Cobre Valley Republican Club will meet at 9:30 am, Thurs., Nov 20 at Republican Headquarters, 424 N. Broad Street in Globe, according to President Judy Alexander. They will be discussing the election outcome, planning a Christmas Potluck And Future Fundraisers. Coffee and goodies. Contact: Chr Cobrevalleyrc@Gmail.Com  or 928-701-2195.


·       The Colorado River Tea Party - Yuma will meet at 6 pm, Thurs., Nov 20 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95. (last building behind church).


·       The Great American Smoke-Out and E Cigarettes is the topic of the Family Health Talk Show at 10 am, Thurs., Nov 20 on Radio Station – KXXT 1010 AM  Online –  (Click left side of menu) Call-in: 602.977-1010. Guests include Wayne Tormala, Benjamin Palmer, Dr. Tursha’ Hamilton, Dr. Adriana Perez, Lois Owens. Sec or State Election Michele Reagan and SWPCF Exec Dir Fred Taylor.



·       The AZ Republican Lawyers Assn will meet at 11:45 am, Fri., Nov 21 to hear Congressman David Schweikert at Polsinelli, One East Washington #1200, Phx.  $20 per member. $35 for non-members (payment at the door.  RSVP


·       The Fountain Hills Noon Kiwanis Club is holding its final blood drive of the year from 9am-2 pm, Nov 21 at the Fountain Hills Community Center. RSVP:  Dr. Liz Smith at 480-206-4785  email or Paul Appeldorn at 480-836-8213 email  They take walk-ins, however, they prefer you schedule a specific time so as to avoid delays.


November 22

·       The AZ East Valley Pro-Life Alliance’s ‘Fall for Life’ Wine-tasting & Silent Auction Fundraiser is scheduled between 7-9 pm, Sat., Nov 22 at the Red Mountain Ranch Country Club, 6425 E. Teton, Mesa. Special guests Rev Thomas J Olmsted, Sheriff Joe and Ava Arpaio, featuring Debbie Georgianni as Mistress of Ceremonies.  $50 donations pp. Cocktail attire. To Donate silent auction Items call 480-201-7198.   Register   or call 480-216-7217.


·       The Arizona Game and Fish Department is hosting a Wildlife Education Resource Fair in conjunction with its annual Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center Open House from 10 am – 3 pm, Nov 22 and 23.





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