Tuesday, September 29, 2015

9-28-15 Briefs

Republican Briefs


Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


Monday – Sept 28, 2015


·       AzRA membership has grown to 320 – representing 10 counties - over the past of months, according to Chairman Thayer Verschoor. He predicts the membership will exceed 1,000 by January. See  AzRA is at the forefront in the major issues facing our state and the Republican Party including school finance & bond/override elections, ballot harvesting, and closed primary power point presentations in County, Legislative District, Tea Party and Republican Club meetings, Verschoor reports.  If you club would like a presentation of any of issues posted above, go to to arrange a presentation for your group.


·       Those Who Are Interested In Your School Budgets or upcoming bond issues in your school districts should contact AzRA for a presentation on school financing. They have done their homework and you’ll be surprise to get the facts about why your tax dollars aren’t filtering down into the classroom, things administrators aren’t about to tell you, and where to look to find the waste in your public schools.


·       The Americans for Prosperity meeting starts at 8 am., Sat., Oct 3 at 3835 North 32nd St. Speakers Arizona Corporation Commission chairwoman Susan Bitter Smith; Arizona Senator Judy Burges; KFYI 550 radio host Terry Gilberg; AFP Federal Affairs Deputy Director Christine Harbin Hanson; KKNT 960 The Patriot radio host Seth Leibsohn; and  Arizona Senator Debbie Lesko will address Arizona families and businesses how they can fight back against the new Washington’s power mandates. RSVP to Jason Lloyd - (480) 589 - 7564 or Chalon Hutson - (623) 810 - 1177 so adequate food preparations can be made for all attendees.


·       LD 17 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Sept 29 in theTri-City Baptist Church Seminary Building, 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler AZ 85286 to for precinct committeeman training with Laddie Shane,  “Free Mark Warrior” Loren Spivack, and AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. Contact: Chairman Dr. Shadow Asgar



·       The 2015 Arizona Grassroots Coalition Conference will open at 10 am., Fri., Oct 23 and ending at 6 pm., Sat., Oct 24 at the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, 7700 E McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale.  All Presidential candidates have been invited to speak. Awaiting confirmations. General admission - $15 per person for both days. Preferred Admission Tickets - $40 for both days with preferred center stage seating, and one free raffle entry. Admission to both days, including VIP main stage table seating, plus two free raffle  $90 per person. Ticket sales: Debra at phone # 480-659-2433 or  Also see or


·       LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor: Every MCRC Chairman comes under fire for decisions made while holding that office. Our current Chairman Tyler Bowyer has had more than his fair share of criticism, but none more wrongly placed on his hiring Ms. Karyl Krug. The  recent case of anonymous posts citing Tyler’s hiring Ms. Karyl Krug as the litigation specialist to represent MCRC is an example of the wrong decision to criticize. The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office shows Ms. Krug as a PND on her voter registration   Without regard to her party registration, Ms. Krug has handled herself professionally and most importantly with great effect in defense of the MCRC, which itself had recently been named in a lawsuit.  As District Chairman of LD 23, I report first hand that Ms. Krug was instrumental in assisting our district with a threat of legal action earlier this year.


·       LD30 State Committeeman Aaron Gidwani: I wanted to first thank you for all the updates on Maricopa County you provide.  I also wanted to give my observance of LD30. As a PC and state committeeman I am saddened that Gary Hirsch was forced to resign given the harassment and belittlement of Timothy Schwartz.  LD30 was on the brink of peril under Mr. Schwartz tenure. As Western PC Coordinator, we need to build up our district making touchdowns everyday along our path to 2016 victory.  Gary Hirsch reminds everyone that he will remain active in the LD.  I am happy that Bud Zomok is the Acting Chairman and feel confident LD30 remains in good hands.  LD30 deserves be a district where Opportunity for All, Favoritism to None occurs as a reality in 2016.  Gary Cox is a PC running for AZ House of Representatives and I hope he garners your support.  We need to turn LD30 ruby red and it starts today!  - Aaron Gidwani, MCRC Western PC Coordinator, LD30 State Committeeman 


·       LD30 PC John Lyon: I, John Lyon, write this letter to commend outgoing Legislative District 30 Republican Committee Chairman Gary Hirsch.  I feel that his conduct as chairman has been conscientious and even-handed.  His announced plans for PC training and activism represent a fine blue print for our LD.  I greatly regret that he has resigned as chair, and hope that Acting Chairman Bud Zomok will follow Chairman Hirsch’s blue print.

Our recent former chair, Timothy Schwartz, has alleged that Chairman Hirsch is taking marching orders from U.S. Senator John McCain.  I have seen no indication of that, although it appears to be true that Senator McCain and some of his supporters took an interest in LD30’s election last year due to Mr. Schwartz’ promotion of Maricopa County and Arizona State Republican Committee McCain censure resolutions in 2014.

I do not feel that this outside influence, however, was decisive in the outcome of the 2014 LD30 Republican Committee election.  There were several long-standing PCs who were dissatisfied with Mr. Schwartz’ performance as chair.  It was their combined influence that resulted in the election of Chairman Hirsch.

Chairman Hirsch has administered our committee in a very collaborative manner, utilizing the efforts of several highly talented individuals, some of whom had not been active in our committee for a long time.  I feel that Chairman Hirsch’s administration has been more positive in tone, more unifying, and more effective than our former chair’s was. 

Mr. Schwartz has performed a Herculean labor in recruiting, organizing, and mobilizing several dozen new LD30 PCs.  I recognize that he is a conscientious conservative and a God-fearing man.  I feel, however, that he was in error to pursue a recall of a sitting chairman who was performing well and had committed no misconduct.  Mr. Schwartz’ political aspirations for our committee should have waited until the regular 2016 elections.


·       Tempe Republican Women are planning their final garage sale of the year from 7 am-2 pm, Friday, Oct 16 and from 7 am until noon on Oct 17 at the home of Alison Quinn, 1264 E  Wesleyan, Tempe, 85282. Please drop off donations in her drive way the first two weekends in October.  If you wish to donate, but can’t drop off contact or call 480-306-2545. Tempe Republican Women need volunteers to help set up (5:30 pm., Thur., Oct 15 and take down (Sat., Oct 17 and to help run the sale.  They also need popup tents and fold out tables.


·       The Paradise Republican Women invite you to learn more about the 13 Hours in Benghazi: The Inside Account of What Really Happened at 7 pm., Mon., Nov 16 at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258 with Marine Security Operatives and co-authors Mark “Oz” Geist and John “Tig” Tiegen.   Share their first-hand knowledge of the harrowing true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi on Sept. 11th 2012. Movie release Jan. 2016. Sponsor packages available.  Cash bar.  6 pm VIP and sponsors reception. Tickets $40 per person or $75 per couple.  Limited Tickets. VIP Seating / Reception / Photo / Autographed Book $150.  Contact:  Anna Morrison 623-234-3717.


·       The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Oct 1 to hear Dennis Franklins’ river development program in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95, Yuma. Police Chief John Lekan has been rescheduled to Oct 15. Contact: Chr  Sally Kizer, 928-210-1219

·       LD6 Sen Sylvia Allen: The Headache of Repairing Misinformation!! Lately, I have been getting emails from irate property taxpayers who were told by the Maricopa County Treasurer that the increase to their tax bill was due to Prop. 117, which voters approved in 2012, and that the Elderly Assistance Fund was defunded by a bill run by Representative Olson and passed by the Legislature.

Read below two letters, one from Senator Debbie Lesko and the other from Representative Olson.   Both do an excellent job of explaining these issues which, as with everything in government, is complicated but which has been wrongly interrupted by the County Treasurer.

Proposition 117 was passed by a majority of voters in 2012 and has helped homeowners in this taxing cycle.  Almost across the state Assessors offices have raised the assessed property values, some as high has 25%.  Prop 117 limited the increase in the taxable value to 5%. 

Take a close look at your tax bill and see if other jurisdictions are guilty of raising their rates, which has contributed also to the higher tax bill.

Please read Senator Lesko’s letter for more details and information.

The Elderly Assistance Fund is still in place around the state, including Maricopa County.   Representative Olson’s bill, which I voted for, was not about the Assistance Fund but about struggling property taxpayers who fell behind on their property taxes and were being charged a high interest rate of 16%.   The bill put the interest rate at fair market rates.   Please read Representative Olson’s letter for more detailed information.

I work with some amazing people who are looking out for the taxpayer and supporting ways for our tax dollars to stretch further. 


·       LD21 Senate Debbie Lesko: Recently, Maricopa County Treasurer ‘Hos’ Hoskins included a political opinion piece letter in your property tax bill at taxpayer expense. After review by Senate staff, tax experts, and lawyers, it has been determined that Mr. Hoskin’s editorial is filled with inaccuracies, omissions, and misleading statements. Hoskins used the wrong assessment ratio in the base year of his analysis and has totally ignored the multiple increases to the homeowners’ rebate passed by the legislature specifically designed to protect the homeowner.  Hoskins also mischaracterized Proposition 117, which was passed by a majority of the voters in 2012. He suggests that Prop 117 caused residential taxes to be higher than they otherwise would have been. This is untrue. In fact, Prop 117 helped homeowners this year. Even though residential assessed property values in Maricopa County increased by 25% for the 2015 tax year, Prop 117 limited the increase in the taxable value to 5%. Leadership in the Senate has reached out to the county treasurer’s office. I hope that Mr. Hoskins will realize his misstatements and correct them.

                  If nothing else happens, I hope this controversy causes you to take a closer look at your property tax bill before you vote for a tax increase.   If your bill is like mine, 70% of the taxes go to schools, and in my school district, a school override tax increase is again being placed on the ballot. Voters recently approved $935 million in bonds for the Maricopa County hospital, another $369 million in school general obligation bonds and $89 million/year levies for overrides for school districts. This November Maricopa County voters will vote on $804 million in school bonds and $147 million in annual override levies for the schools. These numbers don’t even include bond requests at the city level. People don’t always realize how their vote affects their tax bill.


·       LD21 Senator Debbie Lesko: Some bullet points to help address Mr. Hoskin’s letter:

1.     AZ has one of the most complicated property tax systems in the nation.

  1. The system favors homeowners, like you and me.
  2. In AZ, homes are taxed at a lower assessment ratio than businesses. For example, a business valued at $100,000 pays tax on 18.5% or $18,500 of the value. Whereas a home valued at the same $100,000 pays taxes on 10% or $10,000 of the value.
  3. Unlike business property, home-owner occupied homes are given a rebate of up to $600/year, called the Credit for State Aid to Education.
  4. Residential primary property taxes are capped at 1% of the home’s limited value. Business property has no such cap. Some AZ school districts intentionally raise the tax rate to exceed the 1% limit knowing home owners won’t complain because their tax is capped, but businesses and the state will have to pay more.
  5. Starting in 1980, Arizona realized that its business property taxes, ranked as high as 3rd in the nation, were causing businesses to locate to other states. In an attempt to attract more high paying employers to the state, the state started to phase down the business property tax assessment ratio. These changes were approved by both Democratic and Republican governors.
  6. During that same time, the legislature made sure to increase the homeowner rebate multiple times in order to protect homeowners.
  7. Proposition 117 was overwhelmingly passed by the voters in 2012 and went into effect in the 2015 tax year. It capped the annual increase in the limited (taxable) value of property to 5% per year. Prior to the proposition tax values could skyrocket during times like the housing bubble. Mr. Hoskins analysis of Proposition 117 is totally off base. In his letter he suggests that large businesses will benefit more than homeowners from the proposition. What he fails to realize is that most of the high value business properties he references don’t even benefit from Proposition 117 because they are assessed by the Department of Revenue and those assessments weren’t even included in Proposition 117. In addition, the evidence is clear. Even though residential assessed values went up 25% in Maricopa County, Prop 117 limited the increase in the taxable value to 5%. I hope I have cleared up some of the confusion over Mr. Hoskins political opinion letter. I have no idea why he wrote it. Perhaps it is because the legislature wouldn’t approve his request to spend $1 million more in advertising for a program he administers. Or perhaps it is because the legislature ended a funding mechanism run by his office that unfairly targeted low income homeowners that were behind on their taxes. Whatever the reason, I hope that his letter has caused you to study your property tax bill more closely. Contact Lesko at or 602-926-5413.

·       LD25 Rep Justin Olson To A Constituent. Thank you for your email and for your concern for the elderly assistance fund. My bill did not eliminate the elderly assistance property tax credit that you receive on your bill. My bill eliminated an extraordinarily high interest rate that was previously charged to struggling property taxpayers that fell behind on their property taxes.

When someone falls behind on their property taxes a tax lien is placed against their property. The lien is sold to any investor who is willing to pay the property taxes on the taxpayer’s behalf in exchange for the right to collect the property taxes with interest when the tax is ultimately paid by the property taxpayer.

As investors bid against each other on the interest rate that they will accept, these interest rates are bid down to a market rate that depends on the particular details surrounding each lien. The winning bids are generally not more than 6% to 8%. In every county except Maricopa, the delinquent property taxpayer is then charged the interest rate that the investor accepts when the investor pays off the delinquent tax. In Maricopa County, unfortunately, the delinquent property taxpayer for many years has been charged an extraordinarily high 16% interest rate—in many cases more than double the amount of interest that the investor collects from the taxpayer. The county would then keep this additional interest that was collected on the backs of struggling property taxpayers. I eliminated this 16% interest rate because I feel that it is inappropriate for the government to charge an interest rate that is so much greater than fair market rates—particularly when the rate is added on top of a tax that the homeowner is already struggling to pay.

When I ran my bill to eliminate this county revenue stream, the elderly assistance fund had a cash balance that was many times its annual expenditures. The fund balance was estimated to be sufficient to cover the elderly assistance fund program for six to eight years. As the fund had such a large surplus, my bill sought to provide some relief to the struggling property taxpayers that were being charged unfair interest rates.

The elderly assistance property tax credit will continue and will be funded with the existing cash balance. Unfortunately, after I ran my interest-rate-relief bill, the county swept the funds in this cash balance and left the fund with only enough resources to fund the program for approximately two more years. I was quite frustrated that the county repurposed these funds that were raised for the intent of providing property tax relief to individuals like yourself. I was particularly frustrated given the fact that my bill had recently passed with an intent clause indicating that it was the intent of the legislature that this cash balance would be used to fund the elderly assistance program.

I have already requested a bill draft for next legislative session that will require the county to restore the swept funds so that the program can continue while still providing the interest rate relief for at least six to eight years. The bill will then require the county to fund the program without charging struggling property taxpayers 16% interest rates.

I hope that this bill will be successful. I can certainly use your assistance in voicing your support for this legislation next session. -   


·        The AZ Citizens Defense League’s  (AzCDL) Tenth Annual Meeting Of Members Is Scheduled Sat., Oct 10 In Tucson.


·       Glendale City Council Ray Malnar is experience sign damage and disappearance in the city council race.  “Missing and presume kidnapped: 4 feet tall, dark blue and white, last seen Sept 22, 2015. Reward if found,” posts Malnar.  He can be contacted at Ray Malnar for a Better Glendale


·       AZGOP Compliance Director Timothy Lee will be conducting a Treasurer’s Training Session between 9 am-2 pm, Sat., Oct 3 at the AZGOP Office, 3501 N. 24th St., Phoenix. GOP LD Treasurers and County Chairmen are encouraged to attend. Limited space, Register with Timothy Lee at (602) 449-1000 or


·       The Central Republican Woman of Phoenix meeting is Thurs., Oct 1 at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas Road, Phx.  AZ Attorney General Mark Brnovich is scheduled to speak.


·       The Nonpartisan, Nonprofit Commission On Presidential Debates (CPD) has announced sites and dates for several upcoming presidential and one vice presidential debates during the 2016 general election.  The dates and sites are:

ü  Vice presidential debate: Tues, Oct 4, 2016 , Longwood University, Farmville, VA

ü  Second presidential debate: Sun, Oct 9, 2016, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

ü  Third presidential debate: Wed, Oct 19, 2016, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV


·       Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas invites the public to join her on her “We Heard You Tour” as she presents “AZ Kids Can’t Afford to Wait,” her education plan to fix Arizona education.  Her schedule – all meetings start at 6 pm:

ü  Thur., Oct 1 –Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave., Phx.

ü  Tues, Oct 6 –Navajo Nation Museum Libr, Hwy 264/Loop Road, Window Rock.

ü  Tues, Oct 13 –Flex Academy Aud., 11200 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria.

ü  Thurs., Oct 14 –Whipple Ranch Ele., 1350 N Central Ave., Show Low.

ü  Thurs, Oct 22 –Coconino High School Aud, 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff.

ü  Thur., Nov 5 –Arizona Western College, Schoening Cent, 2020 S Ave 8E, Yuma.

ü  Tues, Nov 10 –Westwood High School Aud., 945 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa

ü  Thur, Nov 12 –Prescott High School – Ruth Street Theater, 1050 Ruth St., Prescott.

ü  Tues, Nov 17 –Mohave County Board of Super Aud., 700 W Beale St., Kingman

ü  Thur., Nov 19 Catalina Magnet High School Aud., 3645 E Pima St., Tucson.


·       The Citizens Business League (CBL) will hold a Candidate Corral 2016 at the Pioneer Village (Pioneer Living History Village, 3901 W. Pioneer Road, Phoenix, AZ 85086) on February 20, 2016. Several top tier Presidential Candidates have expressed an interest in attending if they are still in the race in February.  The Arizona Republican Presidential Preference election will be held in March 22.


·       Congressman Trent Franks will conduct a public Town Hall at 6 pm., Tues., Oct 13, at the Community Church of Joy, 21000 N. 75th Ave, Glendale, AZ (Just north of the 101 on 75th Ave.)  Contact: Shari Farrington - Field Representative/Finance Manager  623-776-7911.


·       The Arrowhead Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am., Wed., Oct 14 at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will address her work as a state senator.  Check-in begins 10:45am. Reservation required . $20 per person - payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations must be made through or Arrowhead Republican Women is open to Republican women registered to vote in AZ - Republican men may join as associate members.


·       The Paradise Republican Women will host Judicial Watch Southwest Coordinator Mark Spencer and Author of "A Moment in Time" at 11 am., Sat., Oct 10 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Golf Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258. 10:30 am social.  Judicial Watch fights corruption and has been in front of scandals:  Hillary's Emails, IRS Attacks, Fast & Furious Gun Scandal, and Benghazi Attack. Registration due by Thurs, Oct 8. $30 per person. Mail your check and reservation to:  PRWC, PO Box 14425, Scottsdale, AZ 85267.  Contact


·       2015-final-ruling-on-local-wolf-repopulation-program   1 pm., Sat, Oct 3rd


·       The Presidential Preference Election is scheduled March 22, 2016. See details Presidential Preference Election Info


·       The 10-Year Celebration Of The Center For Arizona Policy (CAP) is scheduled at 7:30 pm., Tues., Oct 20 at the Mesa Arts Center in the Ikeda Theater. 1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201.  Semiformal Attired. Program includes a review of the history of CAP and a concert from Shane & Shane. Tickets - $25 per person. Purchase Tickets .


·       LD22 Is Conducting A Raffle for a D.P.M.S. Oracle 5.56 Semi-Automatic Rifle or 840 Rounds of Ammunition: 5.56, 62 grain stripper clipped bullets, packaged in Two Metal Ammo Boxes. Second prize: Vizio HD SMART TV 48”, LED, LCD, Internet Apps, etc. Only 310 tickets @ $10 each. Contact information: (mobile) 714.267.1693 or email 


·       LD21 is conducting a Cabela’s Gift Cards Raffle.  First prize is a $1,000 gift care. Second prize is a $500 gift card. Tickets: $10.  Only 300 tickets available.  To purchase tickets contact Larry Dick


·       Gov Doug  Ducey's Office Of Boards And Commisions is accepting applications for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission no later than 5 pm, Wed., Oct 7. In accordance with Arizona law, the Game and Fish Commission is required to be politically-balanced and representative of all 15 counties.  Residents of Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yavapai  are eligible and encouraged to apply by clicking here . Or see their website.  Or contact the Gov’s Office of Boards and Commissions at (602) 542-2449.


·       The Arizona Game and Fish Department and Tread Lightly will host a Nov. 7 BBQ and shoot at the Arizona State Credit Union Pavilion, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. Proceeds to benefit the “Respected Access is Open Access in Arizona” campaign. Tickets are available online at  $75 per person, includes dinner catered by Bobby Q restaurant, targets and two boxes of ammunition, before Oct. 15. $100 after Oct. 15. Dinner only is $50 before Oct 15; $60 after Oct 15. Contact:  (800) 966-9900, Ext. 13, or e-mail   


·       Gallup Poll:  Record-High-Americans-Identify-Independents  Republican Identification Lowest In At Least 25 Years.


·       A Parents Rights Rally is scheduled from 10:30 am-noon, Oct 17 on the South Lawn at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington. Sponsored by Arizonans Against Common Core  and Opt Out AZ  Contact Jennifer

Reynolds at  Also see GILBERT WATCH for details.


·       The Lincoln Republican Women’s Self Defense Seminar is scheduled at 10 am., Sat., Oct 24 at the New McCormick Resort, 7401 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, featuring marshall arts demonstrations, pepper spray and tazer use and how to use a gun for proper self-defense.  $25 per person. Reservations required.  RSVP to Judy Eisenhower  480-941-8162  or


·       Nomination Forms For The Arizona Women’s Hall Of Fame are available on the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame website at Nominations are due Oct 30, 2015, and should be mailed to the Arizona State Archives, Attn: AZWHF, 1901 W. Madison St., Phoenix, AZ 85009 or email your nomination as an attachment to The women selected will be honored at the Arizona Women’s History Symposium March 25, 2016 at Scottsdale Community College. See more at



·       GOP Presidential Candidate Contacts:

Ben Carson   

Bobby Jindal

Carly Forina 

Chris Christi 

Donald Trump

George Patake

Jeb Bush      

John Kasich 

Lindsey Graham

Marc Rubio  

Mike Huckabee      www.mikehuckabee

Rand Paul    

*Rick Perry     Campaign suspended

Rick Santorum

Scott Walker   Campaign suspended

Ted Cruz      


  • Links To All 9 Planned Parenthood Videos    

ü    1st Planned Parenthood video:         video 1

ü    2nd Planned Parenthood video:         video 2

ü    3rd Planned Parenthood video:         video 3

ü    4th Planned Parenthood video:         video 4

ü    5th Planned Parenthood video:         video 5

ü    6th Planned Parenthood video:         video 6

ü    7th Planned Parenthood video:          video 7

ü    8th Planned Parenthood video:         video 8

ü    9th Planned Parenthood video:         video 9

                    Borrowed from Sandi Bartlett’s ‘Bartlett Bunker’



·       Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives   Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable.  Arizona delegation phone numbers: 

ü  Senator John McCain (R- AZ)           202-224-2235             202-228-2862

ü  Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)                202-224-4521             202-228-0515

ü  Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1)                 202-225-3361             202-225-3462

ü  Rep Martha McSally  (R2)                 202-225-2542             520-881-3588

ü  Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)                202-225-2435             202-225-1541

ü  Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)                      202-225-2315             202-226-9739

ü  Rep Matt Salmon (R5)                       202-225-2635             202-226-4386

ü  Rep David Schweikert (R6)               202-225-2190             202-225-0096

ü  Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)                  202-225-4065             202-225-1655

ü  Rep Trent Franks (R8)                       202-225-4576             202-225-6328

ü  Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)                  202-225-9888             202-225-9731





·        LD17 will meet  at 7 pm.,  Tues., Sept 29 where activist Laddie Shane will teach them how to be “effective precinct committeemen”  before AZGOP Robert Graham and author Loren Spivack give pep talks. They will gather at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Bldg, 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286



·        Arizona Capitol Times will honor the 2015 Leaders of the Year in Public Policy Honorees
at a 5:30 pm., Sept 30 cocktail party at the Arizona Biltmore, McArthur Ballroom, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix. Individual tickets $85. Corporate table $900. VIP table $1,500.  Contact: Kim McWherter at 602.889.7125 or


·        Former Sen Russell Pearce will speak to the Grassroots Tea Party Activists on the Constitution at  6:30 pm., Wed., Sept 30 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Rm, 2717 W Bell Road, Phx. Doors open at 6 pm for those wanting to order a meal. Contact Francine Romesburg



·        Central Republican Women Of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm., Thurs., Oct 1 with Attorney General Mark Brnovich at the Phoenix Hilton Suites at 10 E Thomas, Phoenix. Please note the meeting has been moved from the Hilton on Central to the Hilton on Thomas.

5:30 pm social. RSVP to Tina Shaw at, or 623-934-9730 no later than Sun, Sept. 27 whether attending or not attending.  Limited space. Reservations required.  A reservation made is a reservation paid unless canceled by Sun, Sept 27.


·        Governor Doug Ducey Will Light The Capitol Dome Purple as a symbol of Arizona’s dedication to ending domestic violence at an event outside the Capitol at 6 pm., Oct 1. The lighting is open to the public.  “Domestic violence is a pervasive problem that affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in Arizona, and stands in direct opposition to our No. 1 priority of protecting Arizona families and communities,” said Ducey. 


·        If You Wish To Light Up Your Home With Purple Light Bulbs Oct 1 in recognition of putting a stop to domestic violence, you can pick them up at your local Home Depot, according to the Guv’s office.  Proceeds will benefit domestic violence prevention. See


·        The Central Republican Women Of Phoenix have changed their October meeting venue to the Phoenix Hilton Suites, 10 E Thomas, Phx. The meeting begins at 6:15 pm., Thurs., Oct 1 with speaker Attorney General Mark Brnovich. $30 per plate.  Social beginning at 5:30 pm. RSVP to Tina Shaw at, or by phone at 623-934-9730 no later than Sun, Sept. 27.   Space is limited and reservations are necessary.  A reservation made is a reservation paid unless canceled by Sun, Sept 27.


·        Mesa Republican Women will meet Oct 1, 11:30am at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213.  Speaker Charles James will address "Can Conservatism Withstand the New Progressive Coalition? 2016 and Beyond."   RSVP deadline Sun., Sept 29 to or call (480) 615-0524.  Lunch is $10 for members, $12 for visitors/guests. Membership is $25 Jan-Dec, but you can join now for $15 (Sept-Dec).  Men associates $15.  The group meets the first Thursday of each month.  2015 Meetings are scheduled for Oct 1, Nov 5, and Dec 3. Contact: President Sherry Pierce at the above phone or email address.


·        The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm.,  Thurs., Oct 1 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 in Yuma to hear Chief of Police John Lekan.  Contact:

·        Gov Doug Ducey is lighting the state capitol dome purple at 6 pm., Oct 1 in recognition of DomesticViolence Awareness for the month of October. The ceremony will be held on the Capitol Building Lawn, 1700 W Washington, Phx.  Admission is free. Registration requested at



·        Arizona’s Americans For Prosperity is planning a series of events to Stop the EPA’s attack on affordable energy. Director Tom Jenney asks that you fill out this form if you believe we should control our energy bills, not unelected federal bureaucrats. Anyone concerned about the EPA attack on affordable and reliable energy is welcome to attend these events.  Ratepayers from Cochise, Pima, Pinal and Santa Cruz Counties are especially welcome at the Tucson events — anyone serviced by TEP, Trico, AEPCO, UNS and Sulpher Springs.  APS ratepayers from Northern Arizona are welcome at the Joseph City event; the Navopache service region will also be hit very hard by EPA. Speakers for the Oct 2 and 3 events will be announced soon, according to Jenney. RSVP the AFP  “Protest EPA-imposed electrical rate hikes” events in October:

ü  Friday, October 2 – Breakfast in Tucson

ü  Friday, October 2 – Evening BBQ in Tucson

ü  Saturday, October 3 – Breakfast in Phoenix

ü  Saturday, October 3 – Afternoon BBQ in Joseph City

Contact: Tom Jenney, Arizona AFP Director


·        The Sabino High School Young Republican Club will meet Fri., Oct 2 at 5000 N Bowes Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749. Contact: Phone: (520) 321-1492


·        Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum will address the First Way Pregnancy Center’s Restoring the Family’ benefit at 6:30 pm., Fri., Oct 2 at the Sheraton Downtown, 340 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. Registration/social at 5 pm. Limited seating. Reservations required. RSVP to  or call 602-261-7522.  Free admission. Contributions accepted. Pre-event reception with Santorum $1,000 per couple.


·        Presidential Hopeful Rick Santorum will be featured at an “Education Summit” hosted by

Former California Congressman Frank Riggs between 9:30 am-11:15 am, Fri, Oct 2 at the Sheraton Downtown  Hotel, 340 N. 3rd St., Phoenix (Ahwatukee-A room on the 2nd floor). Free parking in the hotel garage.  RSVP 480-437-1032 or 602-920-8248.  Santorum and Riggs served in the US Congress together several years ago. Santorum  will be in Phoenix to speak on restoring the family at the annual 1st Way Pregnancy Center that evening  (   See graph on presidential-hopefuls



·        A Fundraiser For The “ Fred Terry Project” is scheduled at 6 pm., Oct 3 at the Roadrunner Restaurant & Saloon, 47801 N Black Canyon Hwy, New River, AZ 85087 by Operation Enduring Gratitude (Veterans serving Veterans by Rebuilding Homes and Lives) and Vintage Vixens. $47 donation to OEG. Terry lost his home to a kitchen fire several months ago. Contact: founder Charlie Ellis Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org
   (480) 678-0938.


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·        Americans for Prosperity Arizona will conduct an Oct 3 protest President Obama’s power grab in his effort hike utility bills and control how we power our homes/businesses. His new energy mandates are the furthest the federal government has ever gone to hike our bills and choke off competition in the energy sector, according to AFP State Director Tom Jenney. The protest will be states at the AFP office. RSVP if participating so they know much food and bring to prepare. To sign up, go  Here.  Fill out this Petition if you believe we should control our energy bills, not unelected federal bureaucrats!


·        The Cobre Valley Republican Club has scheduled a Family Fun Shootout between 8 am and noon, Oct 3 in cooperation with the Globe Miami Gun Club, 2675 Bixby Road, Globe   Events offered for adult and junior marksman, fun target games and accuracy contests.  Cost for most events range from $1-3. No admission charge.  Your own weapon and ammunition is recommended. Door prizes to be raffled.  Must be present to win. “Bragging Rights’ cards to be issued. Food and beverage available. Contact: Judy Moorhead at 928-200-2468.


·        AZGOP Compliance Director Timothy Lee will be conducting a Treasurer’s Training Session between 9 am-2 pm, Sat., Oct 3 at the AZGOP Office, 3501 N. 24th St., Phoenix. GOP LD Treasurers and County Chairmen are encouraged to attend. Limited space, Register with Timothy Lee at (602) 449-1000 or


·        The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8 am., for coffee/donuts on Sat., Oct 3 in the Quail Room of the Sun City West Foundation Building, 14465 R H Johnson., Sun City West. Mtg at 8:30 am. Admission $2. Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) NW Chapter Chairman Lyle Tuttle has arranged to Phil Mason to make a presentation regarding “School Override” funding and its impact on local residents. Mason is the AzRA first vice president, was the directorof operations for the AZGOP from 2011-13, Supervisor of Admionistrative Services/Research Director of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee from 2 003-11 and the Founding President of the PAChyderm Coalition, 2004-2014.



·        The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet at 6  pm., Mon, Oct 5 at the The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort,  Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch,  7401 North Scottsdale Road. Scottsdale, AZ to hear former gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones address “Empowering Women in Politics.”  5:30 pm meet/greet. 6 pm mtg, 6:20 pm dinner, 7 pm program. Spouses invited. $35 per person. Reservations required by Thur., Sept 31 to Judy Eisenhower, 480-941-8162 or


·        The Grande Valley Republican Women's Club will meet at 5:30 pm., Mon., Oct 5 at Tommy's Bistro on Florence Boulevard in Casa Grande. Dinner will be penne pasta and meatball, salad rolls and dessert. Tickets are $10. Speakers will be CD1 candidates Gary Kiehne, Ken Bennett and Shawn Redd. Other candidates may drop in to say hello. Contact: Irene Littleton at



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