Sunday, May 31, 2015

5-30-15 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser

Saturday - May 30, 2015

Editor’s Note: Briefs is very short tonight because I’m on deadline with a publisher for another project I’m working on. Hopefully things will get back to normal in a few days. - Frosty

·       Republicans Of Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer’s Message To Executive Guidance Committee: As you serve as a member of the Republican Party of Maricopa County’s Executive Guidance Committee, we are sending this letter to inform you of the vacancy in the office of County Member-at-Large. Members-at-Large may be elected regardless of their location within the county. This vacancy has occurred suddenly due to the tragic passing of Mike Richardson, a stalwart and beloved member of our county committee who accepted the role of assisting in Supervisorial District 1 assigned to Legislative Districts 12,17, 18 and 26.Per our County bylaws, this notice is to also inform you of the election to fill this vacancy at the next EGC meeting on June 3, 2015. Please forward this information to the Precinct Committeemen in your district and spheres of influence as expeditiously as possible. Those who wish to be placed on a ballot, as time permits, should contact me directly. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor. If you have questions, feel free to contact Executive Director April Riggins or Bowyer, 480-239-0025

·       Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will launch a statewide tour next week to hear residents opinions and concerns on all K-12 education issues. The “We Are Listening” tour will make 14 visits through the end of June. Public comments can also be submitted via email at, online at, or via the @azedschools Twitter account using #HearingEveryVoice. See schedule:

ü  Thurs, June 4 – 5 pm, Gila Community College, Globe

ü  Sat, June 6 – 9 am, Casa Grande High School, Casa Grande

ü  Thurs, June 11 – 4 pm, Prescott High School, Prescott

ü  Sat., June 13 – 9 am, Flagstaff,  tba

ü  Thurs., June 18 – 5 pm, Navajo Nation Council Chambers, Window Rock

ü  Sat., June 20 – 9 am, Round Valley Dome, Springerville.

·       LD17 Has Scheduled A Family Picnic between 2-6 pm., June 6 at the home of Charles & Jennifer Hill, 413 W. Bentrup St., Chandler, AZ 85225. Participants are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.  The rest will be provided.  Contact: Chr Dr. Shadow Asgar

·       Speaker Andy Biggs is scheduled at address the Sun Lakes Republican Club at 6:30 pm., June 9.  Contact: Chr Dr. Shadow Asgar

·       Go To  To Sign The Petition "Protect Arizona Now" Petition

·       Chandler Republican Women are planning a Blingo Bingo at 6:30 pm., June 16 at Chateau de Vie. Please bring water to donate.

·       Common Core Fighters: You are asked to submit your personal experiences with the Common Core Standards and AzMERIT testing to Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas's "We are listening tour" on the Arizona Department of Education's website (ADE's) called "Hearing Every Voice." hearingeveryvoice/ OR send an email to   All of these comments and/or questions will be captured in the "We are listening tour" and an answer received back about what the ADE intends on doing with "parents and student threats from AzMERIT testing."  Contact: Jennifer Reynolds   480-961-4214

·       To Stay Up To Date With The Latest Highway Conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 5-1-1; outside Arizona, dial 1-888-411-ROAD (7623).

·       79 Members Of Congress Have Been In Office For At Least 20 Years   John McCain has been in office since. Jan. 6, 1987.  That’s nearly 30 years of campaign rhetoric on the home front while he goes back to DC and votes with the Dems.

·       Heroes to Hometowns is conducting a 5-Ton Food/Donation Drive for Wounded Veterans and their families between 8am and noon, Fri., July 31 at four Fry’s Grocery Store locations:

ü  18420 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix (19th Ave and Union Hills)

ü  155 W. Combs Rd., Queen Creek (Gantzel and Combs)

ü  4815 E. Carefree Hwy, Cave Creek (48th Street and Carefree Hwy)

ü  5941 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa (McKellips and Recker Rd).

Or make a donation at  Contact: Kathy Pearce at 480-330-1632 or

·       Contact The Arizona Corporation Commissioners At:

ü  Susan Bitter Smith, Chairman:  602-542-3625

ü  Bob Burns:   602-542-3682

ü  Bob Stump:    602-542-3935

ü  Tom Forese:   602-542-3933

ü  Doug Little:      602-542-0745



·       The Surprise Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., June 2 to hear retired peace office and lobbyist Rick Dalton address “Police and the Community” in the Grand Canyon Room in the  Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd. Sun City West, AZ 85375. Dalton is members of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.

·        The Republicans of Maricopa County will meet at 7 pm., Wed., June 3 at AZGOP Headquarters, 2401 N. 24th Sts.,

·       The Mesa Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am, Thurs., June 4 to hear Mesa Mayor John Giles at a luncheon at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa.  Northwest corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road.  Riviera Plaza shopping center.  Lunch is $10 for members and $12 guest/visitors.  $25 yearly membership.  The Club meets the first Thursday of the month, except July/Aug. in 2015, at Must RSVP 5 days in advance.  Contact: President Sherry Pierce

·       The Arizona American African Republican Committee (AAARC) will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 4 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th Street, Phx. Contact Chairman Rev. Clyde Bowen  602 274-5439

·       The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet at  6 pm., June 4 at  the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95, Yuma to hear Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer  928-210-1219

·       The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm., June 4 for dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N Central Ave., Phx to hear a debate on the merits of an Article V Convention between author Dustin Romney who supports the convention and author/Sen Andy Biggs, opponent.   5:30 pm – social.  The group will elect elected to the AzFRW Biennial Convention scheduled in September. $22 per person.  RSVP to Tina Shaw at or phone at 623-934-9730 no later than Sun, May 31st.  Tina needs to know if you are not attending as well.  A reservation made is a reservation paid.  Any cancellation must be received by Sunday, May 31st to avoid being charged. See flyer for details:  June Meeting Flyer


·        Steve-Gesell, Outgoing SLO Police-Chief, Says He's Moving To AZ   Arpaio Challenger???

·        Vets-Enrolled-Flight-School-Shut-Out-Training-After-VA-Suspends-Program   'They Sucker-Punched Us Again'

·        AZ-Talk: ASU-Paid-Clinton-Foundation-Day-Event  Was Clinton Event Worth ASU's $500,000 Payout?  

·        Maricopa-County-Board-Supervisors-Violation-Open-Meeting-Law   What In The Worldl Were They Thinking???


·        Kirkpatrick Challenges McCain: Liberal V. RINO   Arizonans Deserve Better