Tuesday, June 16, 2015

6-15-15 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser

Monday June 15, 2015

·         ATTN: Early Ballot voting begins July 30 and runs through election day – Aug 25The last day to request an early ballot is Aug 14.  Don't wait.  For those who live in North Phoenix, you can pick up an early ballot form at CBL, 3375 E Shea Blvd. 2-B, Phx 85028 (just off the 51, ext 9).

·         ATTN Early Ballot voters:  If you are going out of town during the election cycle, be sure to mail in your "one time" change of address so your Early Ballot will be sent to your vacation spot.   We must get out the vote.

·         Yavapai County PC Rick Hennessey: Recall Petitions for the purpose of recalling Michael Sanders as County Chair.This is to inform the Executive Committee that we have the required amount of signatures to force a special meeting to Recall Michael Sanders as our County Chair. I will submit a copy to the YAVGOP Office by Registered Mail Return Receipt Requested. I will also be submitting copies to the Executive Committee, along with copies to the Yavapai Board of Supervisors, The County Recorder’s Office, State Chairman Robert Grahams Office, Congressman Paul Gosar’s Office, The Prescott Courier, The Chino Valley Review, Frosty Taylors News Letter KYCA, and KQNA. - R.A.Hennessey II (Rick)  (928) 499-9342

·         Duane Engdahl, Chairman of the Nomination Reform Committee:  Our committee originated at the Republican Party Committee in LD-20, but now that our initiative has been passed by the Maricopa County Committee and the Arizona Republican Party, we are going into statewide action to enact legislation to bring about this reform. While this reform has been initiated by Republicans, it is a non-partisan reform which will benefit Democrats and Republicans alike. The reform will be called “CITIZEN CAUCUS” and will consist of a Legislative Act and a Constitutional Amendment, both to be implemented with “striker bills”. We hope to get both bills in the hopper for upcoming legislative session, so we are operating on an urgent and very short timetable. Soon we will be calling on you seek your endorsement on these two bills. In the meantime we invite you to review attached resolution. If you support this resolution, then please print it out, fill it out, and return it to us ASAP by regular mail addressed to: Citizen Caucus, Box 41545, Phoenix AZ 85080. Please Do This Right Away. We need a big stack of these signed resolutions in order to persuade legislators to cosponsor our Citizen Caucus bills, and all this needs to be done by February 10.



·         WHEREAS, Arizona’s semi-closed primaries are a costly government subsidy granted to some political associations, and not to others, and we oppose such subsidies, and such un-equal treatment; and

·         WHEREAS, We have the Right of Association guaranteed by the First Amendment, and having such right should enable us to nominate our candidates for elective office without government enforced participation of non-associates; an

·         WHEREAS, We believe in less government involvement in citizen association instead of more, and reforming the current government operated Petition/Primary Nomination method to a Citizen Caucus Nomination method would substantially lessen government involvement in citizen associations and eliminate a major infringement in citizen liberty; and

·         WHEREAS, We favor the selection of office holders on the basis of political principle, rather than the influence of political advertising, name recognition, or special interest funding; and

·         WHEREAS, We believe that our government derives its power from politically informed citizens (We the People), so it is preferable to have a Citizen Caucus method of candidate nomination instead of a government operated Petition/Primary method;

·         THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I ____________________________________________, favor nomination reform such that a Citizen Caucus method of nomination replaces the existing government operated Petition/Primary method of nomination.

PRINTED NAME: ________________________________________________

EMAIL: ________________________________________________________

RESIDENCE ZIP, IF SIGNING AS A PERSON:  ______________________ 


BY: _______________________________________________(SIGNATURE)

DATE: ________________________ WITNESS INITIALS: ______________


·         Immediate Past AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey: To those who are unhappy with some or many of our elected officials and how they conduct themselves as our representatives here is a probable solution.  And to those who are sick and tired of money triumphing over principle in the selection of our candidates here is a probable solution.  "Consultants" and others who profit from our mistakes when we pick their candidates to run against the democrats will not like this.  So be it! Steven Sondheim wrote a song you might know entitled, "Send In The Clowns" which describes perfectly, the state of our federal and state government these days.  Some of our elected officials can be described so accurately in the lines of this song.  Especially the last line , "Send in the clowns, there ought to be clowns... Don't bother... they're already here."  (Especially in the White House and in more than a few cases, here in our capitol.) 

·         LD20 Passes Resolution Against Phoenix Prop 104: LD20 PC Nickie Kelley submitted the following Resolution at LD20’s last meeting and LD20 PCs voted unanimously in favor of it.

RESOLUTION on City of Phoenix Proposition 104

·         WHEREAS the city of Phoenix proposes a $31.5 Billion sales tax (Transaction Privilege Tax) that will be put before voters on August 25, 2015; and 

·         WHEREAS Proposition 104 was approved to go before voters by Mayor Greg Stanton and several city council members, and is calculated to give Phoenix, Arizona one of the highest sales tax rates in the United States; and 

·         WHEREAS the  mayor cut a deal with big business excluding purchases above $10,000 from the proposed new tax

·         BE IT RESOLVED that voters in Legislative district 20 condemns city of Phoenix proposition 104 and furthermore

·         BE IT RESOLVED that the PCs of Legislative District 20 call citizens of Phoenix to vote No on Proposition 104.

·         LD5 Senator Kelli Ward: More than 30 years. That’s how long John McCain has been in Washington.When McCain went to Washington in 1982, Ronald Reagan was President. A gallon of gas was less than $1. The Oakland Raiders were the defending champs. America was facing down the Soviet Union. Times were different. It’s not hard to understand how politicians become out-of-touch. When they spend all their time in Washington with other politicians, lobbyists, and journalists, it can be easy to lose sight of the real America and what really matters. Career politicians get locked in to the “Beltway mentality” where only money, favors, influence, and re-election matter. That’s why it’s so important for the people to replace those who are out-of-touch with a new generation of freedom-fighters. That’s why it’s so important for the people to replace those who are out-of-touch with a new generation of freedom-fighters. I can only enter this Senate race if I know I can win.  I'm different from John McCain. I oppose the McCain/Obama illegal amnesty. I oppose spending more money than we have. I oppose efforts to trample our Bill of Rights. I oppose raising taxes on already-burdened American families. I support Life, family, and Freedom. And I’m not afraid to fight. I don’t need favors from lobbyists, or to hang out in expensive steakhouses. I only need your support to do what is right for Arizona and America. But what matters more than what either I or John McCain think, is what YOU think. If you think John McCain has been in Washington too long and needs to retire, then join me.  help retire John McCain

·         Members of the Gila County Republican Committee, Gila County Gary Morris Rim County Republican Club members, including President Amy McKinney, and the Payson Tea Party members, including President Younker, teamed up to celebrate Flag Day in Payson. The team lined Route 87 in Payson for three hours waving large flags and got a rousing response from passing cars and motorcycles. there were no Democrats to be seen, according to Morris.

Republican Anna Brennan, Candidate For Phoenix Mayor, turned in her petition signatures at City Hall last Wednesday afternoon to get on the ballot for the Aug 25 Primary election.  The Republican response is critical if we opt to turn Phoenix from blue to red this summer.  The voting numbers are with the Republicans but you must vote to be counted.

·         The Organizational Meeting Of The Prescott Valley Oathkeepers scheduled this weekend has been cancelled for Father’s Day. It will meet instead on Sat., July 18 at the Puerta Vallart Mexican Restaurant. Limited seating. Contact Fran Barwood

·         LD20 will meet at 7pm, June 22 at the Washington School District Office, 4650 W Sweetwater, Glendale. Meet & Greet at 6:30 pm, Phoenix City Councilmen Jim Waring, Bill Gates and Sal DeCiccio will address Prop 104 and the upcoming Phoenix election. Contact: Chr Ray Malnar

·         Senate Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk will speak at the Grassroots Tea Party Activists,  formerly known as Glendale Tea Party  Patriots, at 6:30  pm, Wed., June 17 at Denny’s Restaurant banquet room, 2717 W Bell Road, Phoenix. Facilitators: Francine and David Romesburg. Doors open at 6 pm. Contact:

·         Tea Party Activists Across America will take an unprecedented step in our fight to end Congress’s illegal ObamaCare subsidies on June 17 as they peacefully but vocally gather at local Congressional offices all across the country at high noon for what may be their largest simultaneous protest ever.

·         Prescott  Republicans Can Meet Prescott Mayor Candidate Dan Fraijo at 5:30 pm., Thurs., June 18 at Augies Restaurant, 1721 E Hwy 69, Prescott. Special Guest:Toni Tennille RVSP 928-493-4282 at 

·         LD17 Will Meet at 7 pm, June 30 to discuss existing county bylaws and make recommendations for the county committee to considering reviewing the current county bylaws. Speaker for the meeting will be State Sen President Andy Biggs. LD17 will not meet in July, Meetings will resume Aug 25. Meeting locations: Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Blgd, 2211 W Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286.

·         A Public Hearing On The Tax Increase is scheduled at 9:30 am, June 24 in the Pinal County Board of Supervisors’ Hearing Room located at Pinal County Administrative Complex, 135 North Pinal Street, Florence, Arizona. In compliance with Section 42-17107, Arizona Revised Statutes, Pinal County is notifying its property taxpayers of Pinal County’s intention to raise its primary property taxes over last year’s level. Pinal County is proposing an increase in primary property taxes of $4,682,979 or 6%. For example, the proposed tax increase will cause Pinal County’s primary property taxes on a $100,000 home to increase from $377.23 to $399.99. This proposed increase is exclusive of increased primary property taxes received from new construction. The increase is also exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides.

·         Sen Kelli Ward has a conflict in scheduling and will not be appearing before the Chino Valley Pachyderm meeting on Thurs, June 18. A rescheduled date has not been announced.  Contact Chairman Sue Goodchild or Ward at

·         Pima County Republican Women will meet at 5:30 pm. Thurs., June 25 at La Paloma Country Club, (not the resort) 3660 E Sunrise Dr., Tucson, contact Wendy Reuter at 548-1323. Contact:  (520) 321-1492.

·         The Prescott Mayoral Candidate's Forum at Las Fuentes Village,1035 Scotts Dr., Prescott, is scheduled at 2:30 pm., Fri., June 19. Contact:  Jacquie Auwarter 928-848-9289

·         The Prescott Rodeo Parade is scheduled at 9 am., Sat., July 4.

·         The East Valley Pro Life And The Knights of Columbus will host a seminar at 7 pm., Tues., June 16 featuring Fr. Andrew Kemberling on “Socialism, Christianity and The Crusades”  and Dr. Zuihda Zasser at the Chandler Knights of Columbus Hall, 644 E Chandler Blvd., Chandler. Free admission.

·         A "Meet and Greet" for Prescott Mayoral Candidate  Dan Fraijo is scheduled at 10:30 am., Mon., July 22 at Las Fuentes Village, 1035 Scott Dr.  Prescott, AZ.

·         On The Day After The "Dead Broke" Interview, The Clinton's Earned $700,000 From Three Speeches. "Most of the events were in the first half of the year. On June 9, at the outset of her tour for her book 'Hard Choices,' Clinton's now-famous comment about being 'dead broke' on leaving the White House aired during an ABC News interview. By that point, the two had already made over $11 million in speaking fees for the year. The day after the comment became public, the couple gave three speeches, grossing $700,000 in fees." (Phillip Bump, "The Clintons Made $700,000 From Speeches The Day After Hillary's 'Dead Broke' Comments," The Washington Post, 5/22/15)

·         The Prescott Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum will be held at 6:30 pm., Tues., July 21 at Yavapai College. 

·         Hoping To ‘Retire’ McCain Candidates:
ü  U.S. Senate Exploratory Candidate Kelli Ward can be scheduled for an appearance at
ü  U.S. Senate Candidate Alexander Meluskey can be scheduled for an appearance at or call 480-659-2410  
ü  U.S. Senate Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk can be scheduled for an appearance at or call 623-322-9979.

·         Former County Chairman Lyle Tuttle has been elected the founding President of the Northwest Maricopa Chapter of the Arizona Republican Assembly. The Chapter meets the second Saturday morning of the month starting in in July. Contact Tuttle at

·         To Sign Former Sen Russell Pearce’s “Protect Arizona Now” petition go to  (far right sign of page, scroll)

·         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

·         Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will tour statewide for the next couple of weeks 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 18 – 5 pm, Navajo Nation Council Chambers, Window Rock
ü  Sat., June 20 – 9 am, Round Valley Dome, Springerville.

·         Pima County Republicans will be hosting a free breakfast with AZGOP Robert Graham at 8 am, Sat., July 4 in Reid Park, Ramada 3,  22nd St. and Country Club Tucson, AZ 85716. Contact:  (520) 321-1492.

·         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.


·         LD10 will meet at 5:30 pm, Tues., June 16 at the Elks Lodge #2532, 615 S Pantano. Mtg at 5:30 pm. Light meals and beverages are available.  The speakers will address “Taxpayers Against Pima Bonds.

·         The Tucson East Side Republicans will meet at 6:30 pm, Wed., June 17 at the Golf Links Library Community Room, 9640 E Gold Links to hear  LD2 Rep Christ Ackerley.  Contact Parralee Schneider

·         Palo Verde Republican Women will meet June 17 at Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale.  Social 11am, Program/Lunch 11:30am.  Lunch is $25.  Nick DraniasPresident and Executive Director of Contract for America Educational Foundation, Inc., will discuss the proposed Convention of States as a way to restore checks and balances to an overreaching federal government.  RSVP to Edith Stock, or call 480-298-7818.

·         Verde Valley Republican Women's Monthly Luncheon  meet and greet is scheduled at 11 am., followed by the 11:30 am meeting/luncheon June 17 at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, 2250 Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ. $17 per person.  Speaker: Secretary of State Michele Reagan.  RSVP: Erna Sesek (928) 284-4248 or

·         Tea Party Patriots Are Planning To Hold Rallies at local congressional offices across the country at noon, June 17 in support of the Vitter Bill – which stops congressional exemption from Obamacare. They want Congress to live by the same rules they impose on the citizenry. See petition calling for Congress to pass the Vitter Bill; call your Representative and Senators 

JUNE  18
·         The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., June 18 at the  Community ChristianChurch, 6480 E Hwy 95, Yuma.  Contact:   Chr  Sally Kizer   928-210-1219   Future meetings are scheduled July 2 and July 16.

·         LD25 will meet at 7 pm, June 18 (3rd Thru) at 640 N Mesa Drive Mesa, AZ. Doors open at 6:45 pm.  Speaker: tba. Contact: 1VC Haydee Dawson

·         Las Fuentes Village Forum is scheduled from 2:30-4 pm., Fri., June 19 at 1035 Scott Dr. Prescott, AZ.Speakers:  Prescott Mayoral Candidates Dan Fraijo and Harry Oberg. After the forum, a Prescott employee will explain the 3 Referendums on the ballot. Contact: Jacquie Auwarter (928 )776-7453

·         LD2 will meet at 10 am, Sat., June 20 at a yet to be disclosed location.  Contact:  (520) 321-1492.

·         LD3 plans to meet at 9 am, Sat., June 20 at the Golden Corral 6385 S Midvale Park Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746. Contact:  (520) 321-1492.

·         Must Be Present To Win. Contact: President Jessica Merrow   (480) 306-2545

·         The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., June 20 at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. 8:30 am social. Speakers: Jon Riches from the Goldwater Institute.  Contact:

·         The Moral Action Ministry of North Scottsdale Christian Presents “Ancient Christians in Despair” between 9:45 am-12:30pm., Sat., June 20 featuring
ü  Mona K Oshana discussing “What's Happening In The Middle East Today!”
ü  Sam Darmo--How Did We Get Here? (1840-1940, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran and Turkey).
Donations Welcome-Organizations promote your cause-tables for free. The event will be held at the North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ. 85266. Contact: or 602-818-8838.

·         LD20 Will Meet And Greet  At 6:30 Pm., June 22 at the Washington School District Offices, 4650 W Sweetwater, Glendale, followed with a 7 pm. meeting. There will be no July meeting. The group will resume meeting on its regular scheduled Aug 3.  Contact:  Chr Ray Malnar,

·         Republican Women of Prescott  will meet at 11:30 am., Tues., June 23 at the
Prescott Resort, 1500 E. Hwy. 69, Prescott, AZ to hear Mark Spencer of Judicial Watch. $20 per person. RSVP:  Elsie Tyree, (928-778-0235 or Pam Calhoon (928) 778-7157.

·         The Fountain Hills Republican Club's GOP Socials are the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at various locations.  These are social events, no speeches, no reservations. Everyone is invited.  The June 23 Social will be at Sapori D'Italia, 11865 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

·         Pima County Republicans are sponsoring an organizational meeting of  “iConnectAmerica - Taking Back Our Republic, One Neighborhood At A Time”  meeting at 6 pm., June 24 for a no host dinner at the Cow Palace, 28802 S Nogales Hwy, Amado, AZ 85645 . Contact: Yale Wishnick, Pima County First Vice Chair 520- 398-8000 

·         U.S. Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) Managing Attorney Craig Morris is appearing in Phoenix 3 p.m., June 25, at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives Building to talk about trademark basics.  Free admission. Limited seating. For more information, contact the State Library of Arizona at or 602-926-3870.

·         The Tempe Republican Women Luncheon with Gov. Doug Ducey has been rescheduled to 11 am, June 27 at the Tempe Sheraton, 1600 S 52nd St., Tempe. Guest admission is $50, which includes a plated lunch and a Free membership to Tempe Republican Women. RSVP:june-13th-2015-luncheon-wdoug-ducey  AzGuns of Chandler has donated a gun to be raffled at the luncheon. Raffle tickets $5 each.

·         The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet Mon, June 29 with Congressman David Schweikert to hear him address “Making Cents out of Politics” at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road,  Scottsdale, AZ  85253-3548  (Between E. Cheney and E. McCormick Rds on the East side  of Scottsdale Road). Spouses invited 5:30 pm – meet and greet, 6 pm – business meeting, 6:20 pm – dinner  and 6:45 pm program.  $35 per person.  Reservations required by June 25 to Judy Eisenhower,


·         Dems Defeat Obama On Trade Scheme….For Now