Tuesday, June 9, 2015

6-8-15 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor
Web Master   John Strasser

Monday June 8, 2015

·       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.

·       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

·       The Northwest Maricopa Chapter of AzRA was officially organized under the leadership of Lyle Tuttle Sat, June 6 as the membership elected him its founding President.  The members formally approved their founding provisional By-Laws and conducted other chapter business, including electing Mike Albertson and Mark Tipping as State Directors. AzRA State First Vice President Phil Mason gave a power-point presentation on K-12 school finances including the level of revenues hidden by school district administrators across the state.  He illustrated that every teacher in the Dysart USD could receive a $10,000 raise with no additional money if the administrators and school board stopped diverting money to non-classroom interests.  Appreciation was expressed for the printed marketing and informational publications AzRA has created.  The AzRA tri-fold explains what AzRA is, what it stands for and includes the Legislative Scorecard.  A Party Platform Comparison publication clearly shows there is a difference between Republicans and Democrats.  LD22 Sen Judy Burges expressed concern that the teachers and property owners are the two groups most severely impacted by the decisions made by the administrators.  LD5 Sen Kelli Ward State Senate Education Committee Chair, shared insights on some of the major problems in our K-12 system with the members.  She also gave an update on her exploratory committee for U.S. Senate. The Chapter meets the second Saturday morning of the starting in in July.  Plans are in motion to have a community forum this summer on the school override and bond election issues.

·       Wes Gullett Has Only Three More Days to reach his fundraising goal for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  He start the fundraising campaign to honor his mom who lost her battle with lymphoma five years ago.  Contact: Gullett at

·       LD27 will meet at 7 pm, Tues, June 9 to hear US Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey who has announced his ran against Sen. John McCain and AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham Meet and Greet at 6:30 pm. at the  Jumbo Buffet, 3414 W Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041. The June 14 Patriots in the Park and run raffle will be discussed. To volunteers for the June `14 festivities contact Trinidad Tello at

·       The Pima County Republican Club will meet at 11:30 am., Tues., June 9 at athe Sabbar Center, 450 S Tucson Blvd. in Tucson to hear Jim Owens present “Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing,” a national program for wounded or injured active duty servicemen or veterans.

·       S/W Prostate Cancer Foundation’s “Family Health” radio talk show will address Men’s Hernia and cataracts  at 10 am., Thurs., June 11 with panelists Susan Ciardullo, Claudia Martinex, Dr. Adriana Perez, Dr. Monica Ennis, Regina Ponder and Fred Taylor, executive director of SWPCF. Radio Station – KXXT 1010 AM  Online –    Call-in  602.977-1010    

·       The Northwest Conservatives will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., June 11 with Sen Kelli Ward in the Oro Valley Library, Oro Valley.  Contact:  (520) 321-1492.

·       Pima County Republican Chairman Bill Beard says Pima GOP goals are simple:
1.     We find good candidates.
2.     We educate the voters about those candidates.
3.     We GOTV - Get Out the Vote come election time.
4.     We raise the cash to make those things happen.

·       The Surprise Tea Party will conduct a Presidential Straw Poll at its 6:30 pm., July 8 in the SCW Foundation Blvd., 14465 R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West

·       Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer: Arizona continues to lead the national conversation on policy matters critical to the long-term prosperity of America. In a ceremonial bill signing on June 1st, Gov Doug Ducey signed House Bills 2480, 2526, 2212 and 2213 into law, which included the elimination of the Department of Weights and Measures and the protection of Arizona business owners, among others.  “Thanks to the leadership of Representative Warren Petersen and the tireless dedication to conservative principles of his colleagues in the Arizona legislature and executive tower, Arizona has taken great strides to protect and enhance the benefits of doing business in our great state for decades to come,” said Bowyer.  
“This week Governor Ducey showed he is serious about cutting red tape, holding government accountable and eliminating inefficient agencies,” said State Representative Petersen. “I applaud Governor Ducey for rising to the expectation of the rhetoric. With the signing of my four bills today we eliminated a state agency, made it easier for business to seek redress from arbitrary regulations, discouraged tyrannical inspectors and gave small business owners a seat at the table in the rulemaking process. I look forward to working with Governor Ducey in the future to make Arizona the best state in the nation for economic freedom.” Guests in attendance at the Governor’s bill signing included Bowyer, Petersen, Rep Justin Olson, Sen Debbie Lesko, Rep Darin Mitchell, Former Speaker of the House Andy Tobin, small business owners and Chamber of Commerce leaders.

·       LD9 will meet at 9 am., Sat., June 13 at the LaPaloma Urgent Care Center, 4001 E Sunrise Dr., Tucson to hear Bill Hunt, Kelly Lawton, Vince Leach and Juan Ciscomani. .  Contact:  (520) 321-1492.

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

·       LD10 is scheduled to meet at 5:30 pm., Tues., June 16 at the Elks Lodge, #2532, 615 S Pantno, Tucson.  Contact:  (520) 321-1492.

·       U.S. Senate Candidate Alexander Meluskey will be visiting all the Legislative Districts in Arizona. To reach his scheduler email or call 480-659-2410

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

·       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 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.

·       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.

·       Join iConnectAmerica at a 5 pm., Wed., June 24 to discuss “Taking Back our Republican – One Neighborhood at a time” at 28802 S Nogales Hwy, Amado,AZ 85685.  Contact:  (520) 321-1492.

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

·       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.

·       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.



·        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.

·        Mingus Mountain Republican Club Monthly Luncheon is scheduled at 11:14 am., June 9 at the VFW Post #7400, 705 E. Aspen St., Cottonwood, AZ. $11 per person. Speaker: Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu – a potential candidate for the US Senate. RSVP to: Niles Haton  (928) 649-1643 or


·        The Northwest Conservatives present state Sen Kelly Ward at Oro Valley library at 6 pm June 11.


·        The Paradise Republican Women will meet with the Scottsdale City Council Suzanne Klapp, Virginia Korte, Kathy Littlefield, Guy Phillips, Linda Milhaven and David Smith to discuss Scottsdale issues on June 13 at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Golf Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.  10:30 am social. RSVP by June 11. $30 per plate.   AzFRW President Mary Williams, NFRW Convention Co-Chairs Mary Baumbach and Margo Treece will talk about what the upcoming National Convention in Phx.

·        For Free Tickets To The ASU West Campus hosted 9:30 am., June 13 Philippine Independence Day event  click here  Event to be held at 47th Avenue and Thunderbird. See


·        LD27:  Patrick Henry’ and Brad Zinn will be featured between 11am-4 pm,  June 14 ‘Patriots in the Park ’ event  at La Pardo Park, 19th Ave and Vineyard in South Phoenix.  Details tba, according to Chairman Ron Harder.

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