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Briefs Editor Frosty Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Master John Strasser
December 2, 2014
· Thursday Evening, The Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) will consider a resolution to censure - instead of stripping the voting rights - from MCRC precinct committeemen (PCs) who reportedly endorsed non-Republican candidates during recent elections. The topic was tabled during the Nov 6 EGC meeting. The MCRC EGC meeting is scheduled at 7 pm, Thurs., Dec 4 in the AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. Only registered Republicans with photo ID will be considered for entrance into the meeting room.
Resolution to Censure:
By the Executive Guidance Committee of the
Maricopa County Republican Committee December 4, 2014
o Whereas, the purpose of the Republican Party is to elect Republican candidates; and
o Whereas, the individuals listed on Page 2 of this Resolution to Censure openly endorsed candidates opposing the nominees of the Republican Party in the 2014 Arizona General Election; and
o Whereas, the individuals listed on Page 2 of this Resolution to Censure may have provided material support to those candidates opposing the nominees of the Republican Party in the 2014 Arizona General Election; and
o Whereas, the behavior of the individuals listed on Page 2 of this Resolution to Censure is directly in conflict to the purposes of the Republican Party; and
o Whereas, the conduct of the individuals listed on Page 2 of this Resolution to Censure is in egregious defiance of the Maricopa County Republican Party Bylaws; and
o Whereas, the individuals listed on Page 2 of this Resolution to Censure have violated the trust of their Republican Constituents and fellow Republican Precinct Committeemen.
o Therefore be it resolved That the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee hereby censures and sternly reprimands the individuals listed on Page 2 of this Resolution to Censure; and
o That the individuals listed on Page 2 of this Resolution to Censure shall have no access to Republican Party data or other Republican Party resources throughout the remainder of their term of office.
· Editor’s Note: Briefs does not have the list of individual from page 2 reference in the above proposed resolution. This revised resolution would remove party support from MCRC PCs backing non-Republican candidates by denying the MCRC PCs access to party data such as voter registrations, demographics and other party information, according to MCRC Chairman A.J. LaFaro.
· Chairman A. J. LaFaro Is Asking For The Past LD Chairmen to forward notification to the newly elected LD Chairmen and request that they send their contact information to LaFaro at email@example.com or Secretary Jeni White at firstname.lastname@example.org so the MCRC EGC roster can be updated. The EGC will not hold its regular monthly meeting in January due to credentials/tally training and packet stuffing for the Jan. 10 Statutory Meeting scheduled at Grace Community Church.
· ATTN: MCRC Officer Candidates: The deadline is Dec 6, 2014 for submitting “letters of intent” for candidates running for election at the Jan 10 Maricopa County Republican Mandatory Meeting. The “letter of intent” should be submitted - in writing- to Chairman A J LaFaro at email@example.com
· Briefs Has Been Posting Information On The Jan 10, 2015 Maricopa County Republican Committee’s preparations for the past couple of weeks, which prompted readers to question why they weren’t seeing anything on the Jan 25, 2015 AZGOP Mandatory meeting. This afternoon Briefs asked AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham:
1. Who is heading up your state mtg nominating committee? What is the deadline for submitting nominations. Is there a cutoff date – other than from the floor nominations?
2. Who is on your state mtg by laws committee? What is the deadline for submit bylaws changes/recommendations for the state mtg?
3. Who is planning your Jan state mtg? Chairman/committeemen?
4. Do you have a keynote speaker for the state mtg? If so, who?
Graham’s response: “We are meeting now to put together the committee heads. With the announcement we will also announce the deadlines. We will not have a Keynote…other than our delegation. Not sure who will confirm. I will keep you posted on that as well.”
· LD14 Chairman Tom Crosby reports that Cochise, Greenlee, Graham and Pima County LD14 PCs took the bull by the horn during the Nov 14 Organizational meeting by passing a resolution limiting PCs to carry no more than four proxies. This prevents individual PCs from carrying massive amounts of proxy to party meetings – a problem that has become widespread as various party factions reportedly attempt to control election of PCs, state committeemen and county/state officers via cleansing conservative PCS from within the ranks. It will be interesting to see if similar resolutions start surfacing at LD and county meetings throughout the state… or at the Jan. 25 state meeting in Phx. Reports are surfacing of individual PCs carrying 10 to 50 or more proxies into party organizational/election meetings... And Republicans condemn the Dems for stuffing the ballot box!
· Attention LD Chairmen. The deadline to submit memorials for the January 2015 Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Statutory Meeting is Sat, Dec 12. The MCRC wants to recognize and remember fellow Precinct Committeeman who passed away this past year. Please keep the memorials to 250 words and include a photo. The memorials will be printed and put into each Precinct Committeeman’s packet for the Statutory Meeting. E-mail memorials to LD12 Chairman Mickie Niland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· 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 email@example.com 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)
· The Ahwatukee Republican Women Christmas Party is scheduled from 6:300-9 pm, Tues., Dec 9 at the home of Brian & Debbie Smith 1450 W. Bridge St · Phoenix, AZ 85045. Members are asked to bring:
o A-J Appetizer or Side Dish
o K-O Holiday Cheer (Wine, Eggnog, Punch, etc.)
o P-S Salad
o T-Z Dessert
Spouses or guests welcome. RSVP by Dec 7 at ARWomen@aol.com
· Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett issued the official canvass of results for the 2014 General Election today. Joined by Governor Jan Brewer, Attorney General Tom Horne and Chief Justice Scott Bales, Bennett certified the results of November’s General Election. Of Arizona’s 3,235,963 registered voters, 1,537,671 cast a ballot and more than 1.1 million votes came via an early ballot. The number of provisional ballots issued totaled 65,900, a 61% decrease from 2012. Notably, the 131 vote difference between Congressman Ron Barber and candidate Martha McSally has triggered an automatic recount. It is anticipated the process will take about two weeks. More information will follow as it becomes available.
· Congressman Paul Gosar’s Nov 24 Visit to Wickenburg Republicans: There are politicians and there are true leaders, the Fourth District of Arizona is fortunate to have the later. Listening to Congressman Gosar, a man of principle, honesty, intellect and knowledge, I was very moved by this humble, accomplished doctor, and his clear view on what needs to be done for the betterment of our nation. Thank you, Rep. Gosar, we are honored to have a man of such caliber to represent us in Washington. – Wickenburg Activist Milvia Stokes
· Tuscon Talk Show Host Bill Buckmaster will interview Arizona Education Association Chairman Andrew Morrill, LD9 Dem Rep-elect Dr. Randall Frieze, and First Arizona founder and Executive Director Kimber Lanning at noon, Wed, Dec 3 live on Tucson's AM 1030 KVOI. Buckmaster will be joined by contributor Keith Rosenblum. The Voice with live steaming, podcasts and archive at www.BuckmasterShow.com.
· ARP Arizona Director Tom Jenney reports that AFP-Arizona field director Judy Hoelscher is still on the ground in Louisiana (Baton Rouge, from latest reports), and did the most GOTV door surveys this past weekend of any of AFP's 100-plus personnel who are deployed to Baton Rouge, LA. AFP-AZ deputy state director Leslie D. White is also ‘kicking butt on bayou.” And field director Karen Mackean put in a long week in Louisiana, too.
· MCRC Member At Large, LD19 PC And State Committeeman Joseph Hobbs makes his 2016 Presidential preference position clear: In 2016 I want my next Presidential candidate to openly support the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, Openly support the Republican Party Platform, to be an elected grass-roots Precinct Committeeman, to have attended GOP Legislative District meetings, to have been an elected State Republican Delegate - and to be able to say "I believe in the greatness of America and the micracle of our Constitution as I believe it was inspired by God" – Period – and never to waver or pander for votes just ask everyone to be an American - so that pretty much rules out (Jeb) Bush, (John) McCain, (Lindsay) Graham and (Chris) Christie right off the bat. I pray for someone like this man: Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address Jan 20, 1981
· Charles Heller of the AZ Civil Defense League and Mark Spencer, former President of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (now with Judicial Watch) will discuss the events taking place in Ferguson., MO, the Second Amendment and the Constitution with 960 The Patriot/KKNT Talk Show Host Russell Pearce between 6-7 pm, Sat., Dec 6. Call in- live show at 602-508-0960. www.ThePatriot.com Contact Pearce at cell #480-703-6700.
· LD22 Chairman Eric Morgan is looking for a precinct committeeman willing to host/hostess the LDs annual Christmas Party. The district helps with setup/clean up, volunteers as needed, funds for refreshments to augment the potluck/dessert bar style party. The party will be held Dec 15 – the regular meeting night. Contact Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Arizona Chapter Of Americans For Prosperity Foundation will present the first Richard M. Nixon Award – to the Arizona Republican official who has done the most to increase the size and power of government – during the 6 pm, Dec 10 cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 200 N. Scottsdale Road. Register Now!
· CD2 Congressman elect Martha McSally is asking for support for the National Republican Congressional Committee’s recount fund as she prepares for a recount in her race against incumbent Dem Ron Barber. chip in now
· LD22 State Committeemen, according to Chr Eric Morgan
1. Joanne Helen Carroll
2. John B Heep
3. Judy M Burges
4. Frank Patarick Cararoll
5. Diane M Douglas
6. L Kay Heep
7. Philip Dennis Lovas
8. Glen Eric Morgan
9. Heather Leigh Morgan
10. Jane Ann Schutte
11. Maria DeWit
12. Matt Bullock
13. Jeffrey James DeWit
14. Glenn Martin Haynes
15. Marie T Haynes
16. Mary Ann Platt
17. Thomas A Platt
18. Karen Kay Thomas
19. Jack Wesley Harper
20. Rae Lynne Chornenky
21. Anita A Keller
22. James A Keller
23. William Gaddis
24. Jerome Earl Mason
25. Bernard Richard Paluch
26. Natalie M Cummings
27. Van A DiCarlo
28. Linda Joan Michael
29. Robert Scott Michael
30. Jan Boydson
31. Richard Wehbe
32. Carol Elita
33. Frances Ann Noe
34. Virginia Dianne Keating
35. Pam Pearson
36. Brian Raper
37. Nancy Alison
38. Gregory Guy Rucker
39. Ron Gossin
40. Richard Railey Miles
41. Linda Furcini Russell
42. Ronald Michael Alexander
43. Bradley James Crider
44. Marcia D Ferko
45. Shawn Barry Rohr
46. Al Franco
47. Will C Marriott
48. Kathi Lu Rohr
49. Nicole Fernandez
50. Robert Richard
51. Ralph Stanley Wirebaugh
52. Martin Chavez
53. Doug Myers
· Congressman Paul A. Gosar after the House of Representatives successfully passed his sponsored legislation, H.R. 4924, the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act by unanimous consent: “I am honored that the House passed my bill today. This legislation is good for private property owners, good for local and county economies, settles an outstanding water rights dispute and will result in a net water benefit to the region. The merits of this settlement are so clear that not only did it have unanimous support from every member of Arizona’s bipartisan delegation, but also passed unanimously through the House Natural Resources Committee as well as the House of Representatives. This settlement is a big win for Arizona as a key mine will continue to employ thousands of workers and a water rights dispute is resolved without taxpayer money. Additionally, the Hualapai Tribe resolves certain water rights claims, Mohave County gains additional public land access for hunting and fishing as well as benefitting from good paying jobs and tax revenue associated with continued use of the Bagdad Mine….” Fact sheet for H.R. 4924 HERE.
· Christmas Song: If You Don't See Merry Christmas In The Window...
AZ Senator John McCain -(202) 224-2235.
AZ Senator Jeff Flake (202) 224-4521.
Speaker of the House John Boehner-(202) 225-6205.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell-(202) 224-2541.
AZ CD4 Congressman Paul Gosar 202-225-2315.
AZ CD5 Congressman Matt Salmon (202) 225-2635.
AZ Governor Jan Brewer 602) 542-4331.
AZ Governor-Elect Doug Ducey's Arizona Government Transition Committee (602) 753-8118.
To reach your Arizona Representatives, click here.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
· The Pima County Republican Party Meet & Greet is scheduled at 6:40 pm, Wed., Dec 3 at Pima GOP Headquarters, 5447 E 5th St., Tucson.
· The Maricopa County Republican Committee Executive Guidance Committee will meet at 7 pm, Dec 4 at State GOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St. Limited to registered Republicans are allowed. Photo ID required.
· Concerned Citizens for America, sponsored by the Goldwater Institute Liberty, Free Enterprise and Constitutionally Limited Government will meet at 6:30 pm, Dec 4 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336. Admission: Free. Bring two canned goods for the Sedona Food Bank. Contact: email@example.com or www.ConcernedCitizensforAmerica.com ‘
· Sen Steve Pierce Is Hosting A Holiday Party And Canned Food Drive Benefiting St. Vincent De Paul at 5 pm, Dec 4 at the Palace Saloon, 120 S Montezuma St., Prescott. Light appetziers and beverages to be served. Bring non-perishable food items. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colorado River Tea Party - Yuma will meet at noon, Thurs., Dec 4 Thursday, at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95. (last building behind church). www.coloradoriverteaparty.org
· CD4 Paul Gosar and CD1 Ann Kirkpatrick will host a Rural Round Table at 1:30 pm, Dec 5 in the Flagstaff City Hall Council conference Rm, 211 W. Aspen. Open to the public.
· The Prescott Valley “Festival Of Lights” Parade is scheduled at 4:45 pm, Dec 5 starting at the Prescott Valley Civic Center, 7501 E Civic Circle.
· The Lincoln Republican Women Christmas Brunch will be held at 11:30 am, Sat., Dec 6 at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel, 5401 N. Scottsdale Road., Paradise Valley/Scottsdale. (On Scottsdale Rd. between Chaparral and Jackrabbit Rd. East side of the street). $30 per person. Spouses invited. 11:30 am - Meet and Greet. Noon - Meeting/ Brunch. Silent Auction Fundraiser and Toys for Tots. Reservations: Judy Eisenhower 480-941-8162 or email@example.com or Pat Kaufman at 480-368-2777 firstname.lastname@example.org Send checks payable to the Lincoln Republican Women’s Club at: Judy Eisenhower, 7915 E. Sage Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85250 480-941-8162.
· The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Dec 6 at the SCW Foundations building (Quail Room), 14465 R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ. Doors open at 8 am with coffee and donuts being served. $2 admission to help pay for the cost of the room. AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham will induce the newly elected 2015 officers and address the club. Contact: email@example.com 602-218-5344 cell: 602-421-8877.
Graffiti Busters staff from the Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department will host a free pressure washer training session from 8-10 am, Sat., Dec 6 at the NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St. During the two-hour session, residents will watch a video on how to safely operate a pressure washer and receive hands-on instruction. Once attendees are comfortable with the equipment, they will remove graffiti under observation. https://www.phoenix.gov/news/nsd/510
· AzCDL Has Scheduled A Gun Show Dec 6-7 in Bullhead City. Volunteer for the Bullhead City show should contact Mark Spencer (520) 234- 7204.
· The Paradise Republican Women’s Christmas Party Committee is looking for raffle items by Dec 7. Contact Shirley Cordasco at firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Arizona National Guard’s First Community Open House and Soldiers and Airmen muster in a mass military formation on the field will be held at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe at 11 am, Sun., Dec 7 (Pearl Harbor Day). Open to the public, the event will honor the service and sacrifice of Arizona’s military families during the last 13 years of conflict and will recognize the state’s veteran and military support community. “Throughout wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the longest in American history, service members have placed their personal lives, and often civilian careers, on hold to go into harm’s way to defend freedom,” said Maj. General Michael McGuire. “I am proud of each Soldier and Airman who voluntarily serves our state and nation, and the time has come to recognize them.” Stadium gates open at 9:30 am. Admission free. The muster ceremony, a Guard tradition dating back to the first muster of the colonial militia in 1636, is scheduled from 11 am – noon; followed by the community expo adjacent to the stadium from noon – 4 pm. The expo will feature food, live entertainment, attractions, children’s activities, information booths, a job fair and more. Arizona’s Army and Air National Guard, a force of more than 7,500 Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen, have supported more than 10,000 individual deployments to overseas contingency operations since Sept. 11, 2001. https://dema.az.gov/muster.
· The Tempe Republican Women’s Club Christmas Party is scheduled at 6:30 pm, Dec 8 at 2009 E Caroline Ln, Tempe. Admission/Food is free if you join TRW/renew at or before the party. $10 for guests. At-the-door registrants will be charged $10 for late registration. Members – RSVP by Dec 6 at email@example.com Guests - this link: Pay with Debit/Credit Card or by remitting payment to: Tempe Republican Women’s Club , 7562 E Belleview St, Scottsdale, AZ, 85257. Participants are asked to bring a $15 gift for exchange in their “dirty Santa” game.
· Phx City Councilman Bill Gates Holiday Party is scheduled from 5:30-7pm, Mon., Dec 8 at Let it Roll Bowl, 8925 N 12th St, Phx, AZ 85020. Accepting donations for Betty's Kids - the Desert View Elementary After School Program (details TBA). RSVP to Council.District.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602.262.7441 and let them know if you are interested in bowling so we may reserve lanes.
· The Yavapai Republican Men's Forum Christmas Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 am., Dec 8 at the St. Michael's Hotel Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott
Speakers: Government Stand-off Nevada Cattle Rancher Almon Bundy, Secretary of State Ken Bennett, and Pastor Dan Storvick. $25 per person. RSVP by noon, Thurs., Dec 4 with Bob Luzius (928) 717-2551 or email@example.com
· Aaron Borders Announces Bid For 2nd Vice Chair Of Maricopa County Gop