Wednesday, June 3, 2015

6-2-15 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor
Web Master   John Strasser

Tuesday June 2, 2015

·       LD27 – South Mountain GOP – is hosting Patriots in the Park from 10 am to 3 pm., Sun., June 14 at El Prado Park, 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phx. 85042 to benefit St. Vincent de Paul.  Event is free. Donate nonperishable food items for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and receive raffle tickets for prizes donated by local businesses. Free games and contests with prizes.  Visit Independence Hall to get a free copy of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.  Special acknowledgement and U.S. Flag pins will be given to all active and veteran military personnel.  Our emcee for the event is The Chips-n-Salsa Show and guests: Central City Online Music Station, Tres Amigas Fitness, Rev. Myron L. Jackson Sr., Rev. Clyde Bowen, "Patrick Henry", Comedian Brad Zinn, Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward, Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Anna Brennan, Citizens of Self Governance and Republican Party of Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer. The winner of the firearms raffle will also be announced. Raffle contact: Second Vice Chairman Chris Morrill, (480) 415-2453 or  Contact: Event coordinator Trinidad Tello at (480) 294-7144 or 

·       SaddleBrooke Republican Club will conducts it Forum June 10 with Rep Vince Leach addressing the Central Arizona College Governing Board's approval of a property tax increase of 85 cents per $100 of assessed valuation of our Pinal County property taxes. This increase was voted on and approved by a majority of the Board. A potential recall election is now being called for in order to repeal this attempt of higher taxation.  Two Border Patrol Officers from the Tucson Sector will  provide their perspectives on field operations, how the system works and where there is room for improvement. Both officers are in the field daily. The group will meet at 4 pm., Wed., June 10 in the MountainView Club House, Ballroom. SaddleBrooke AZ. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Contact: Neil Macdonald, Vice President Communications. Email:

·       LD23 Rep Jay Lawrence will be master of ceremonies at the Sat., June 6 East Valley Young Marines 10th Anniversary celebration at Trinity Church in Mesa. The event speaker is Mike Kessler (Lt. Col. USMC ret.),  National Executive Director of the Young Marines from Washington D.C.

·       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 4 – 5 :30 pm, Gila County Courthouse, 1400 E Ash St., BOS  Hearing Room, 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.

·       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

·       Military/Veteran Resource Navigator Training is scheduled in Parker on June 3 and Show Low on June 18. Veterans can register here. The training is to support those that work with returning veterans help them going back to civilian life with how to get the help they need.

·       Retire McCain GOP Candidates:



·        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

·        "Safe Havens: Gun Free Zones in America" will be shown at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 4, at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Rd., Sedona, AZ.  A 45 minute documentary wll be followed by a panel of "experts" debating the gun issues as they relate to Arizona. 

·        The NE Maricopa County AZRA Chapter will meet at 6 pm., June 4 in the Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E Via Linda, Scottsdale to hear Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring address ‘Innovation and Efficiency Task Force of Phoenix, and Spark Smith, AZRA member, who will talk about the propose light rail extension in Phoenix aka as the biggest boondoggle in Arizona history.

·        A Citizens For Fair Taxation Community Meeting is scheduled June 4 at 6 pm., June 4 at the Holiday Inn Casa Grande, 777 Grand Ave., Casa Grande to address the 45% tax increase that the Central Arizona College Board assessment CAC votes to raise tax rate by 45.4%  for the college district.  More information
(520) 591-3314.


·        A Commemorate Of The Battle Of Midway in June 1942 in the Pacific is scheduled at 11 am., Fri., June 5 at the Arizona Capitol Museum 1700 W Washington, Phx. Thisbattle is considered the turning point in War in the Pacific.  Rear Admiral Hugh Dennis Wisely, U.S. Navy Retired, who was a Naval aviator, Vietnam veteran, Blue Angels Air Boss, and the former captain of the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier, will be the speaker. Seating is limited. Free admission. Information: Call 602-885-7038.


·        Timothy Lee, AZGOP Compliance Director, will conduct Treasurer’s Training between 10 am-2 pm, Sat., June 6 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Phx.  The session is open to all GOP LD Treasurer’s and County Chairmen. Contact Lee at  (602) 449-1000 or

·        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

·        The Sun City West Republican Club will hold its Sat., June 6 meeting at the Sun City West Foundations building (Quail Room) 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West Arizona. Doors open at 8am with coffee and donuts. Mtg at 8:30 am. Admission $2 to cover cost of room. Speaker Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, a West Point Graduate, decorated Gulf War Veteran, former Deputy County.

·        Comedian Brad Zinn Celebrates 40 Years In Show Business with  a ‘World Class Variety Show’ to benefit Military Assistance Mission  (MAM) at 7:30 pm, (5:30 pm social, 6:30 pm dinner) Sat., June 6 featuring at the Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale. Limited seating. Pat McMahon will serve as Master of Ceremonies to comedian  Michael Finney , speed artist, Randall Hedden, The Taylor Family Circus (formerly with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus), ventriloquist Jerry Layne, Vaudeville Sand painter Ms. Bre and The Arizona Trio. Tickets:eventReg  and no checks can be processed, despite what the Order page may say.


·        Hwy 69 Republicans are urging veterans and their families to the 6 pm., Mon., June 8 meeting to talk with Veterans Outreach Specialist Mike Ables veterans information about veterans needs and benefits.  The meeting is scheduled at Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey AZ, 86327. Parking behind the building.

·        The Yavapai Republican Men's Forum monthly luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Mon., June 8 at St. Michael's Hotel Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott

·        Speakers: LD 1 State Representatives. $18 per person. Reservations deadline June 4. RSVP:  Bob Luzius  (928) 717-2551 or

·        LD1 (Maricopa) will meet at 7 pm., June 8 at the Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N. 7th St., Phx 85086 (7th Street/Carefree Hwy) to hear Congressman Paul Gosar address current issues. Contact Chr Cathy Schwanke 


·        Speaker Andy Biggs is scheduled at address the Sun Lakes Republican Club at 6:30 pm., June 9.  Contact: Mike Tennant,

·        The Arizona Republicans Lawyers Association will host Chief Justice Bales of the Arizona Supreme Court At 11:45 am., Tues, June 9 At Snell & Wilmer, 400 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85004, CLE will be provided. Bales has served the Arizona Supreme Court since 2005. His impressive career includes a JD (Magna Cum Laude) And MA from Harvard, Clerkships in the 9th Circuit AND Supreme Court (For Justice Sandra Day O'Connor), and a term as Solicitor General For The State Of Arizona. $20 for members, $35 for non-members RSVP Azrepublicanlawyers@Gmail.Com.



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