Sunday, December 13, 2015

12-12-15 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor - Frosty Taylor or
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Saturday – Dec 12, 2015

·         Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump will host a campaign rally at noon, Wed., Dec 16 in a private hangar at the Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport. Trump's rally will be one day after the Republican debate in Las Vegas. Doors open at 10 am. Personal carry-in items limited. Tickets available HERE.Contact: Trump's website

·         LD25, The Republican Party of Mesa, will hold it Christmas meeting and potluck at 7 pm., Thurs., Dec 17 at the Charles K Luster Building (Mesa Utility Building), 640 N. Mesa Dr.  Mesa, AZ.  Former LD-25 Chairman Paul Whetten will make a presentation on the history of the American Flag with actual flags.  Any candidate for office that attend will be given 5 minutes to speak.  Contact: Chairman Ian Murray   (602)524-7786.

·         The Yavapai Republican Men's Forum Christmas Luncheon will start with an 11 am social, followed by an 11:30 luncheon on Mon., Dec 14 at St. Michael's Hotel Ballroom, 205 W. Gurley St., Prescott. $25 each. Speakers include Dr. Richard Bloom of Emery Riddle Aeronautical University addressing ‘World Wide Security and Intelligence Issues’ and CD1 candidate AZ House speaker David Gowan.  RSVP:  Bob Luzius  928-717-2551 or

·         Supervisor Clint Hickman participated in the Wickenburg Christmas Light Parade Friday evening  and had a great time enjoying Wickenburg’s hospitality – particularly hanging out with Mayor John Cook – who is one fine gentleman… and a Wickenburg precinct committeeman.

·         Former AZGOP Chairman Randy Pullen has been elected to the Phoenix Rotary Board.

·         The Yavapai County Republican Office, 112 B E. Union St., Prescott, is open from 10 am-4 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 am - 4pm. closed on Wednesdays. Contact: Sandra Laney, at  928-776-4500;

·         Congrats to Dean and Dusti Martin. Santa will find tiny twin stockings hanging on their mantle for this year. 
·         Paradise Valley School Board member Mark Lane is following in his mom’s footsteps.  Nancy Lane was very much involved as a Paradise Valley School Board member in the 70s and 80s, helped form the United Parent Council, and was a Little League Board member for years.  It was a proud Mark standing among the rest of the PV School Board as they accepted the “Total Boardsmanship” at the recent Arizona School Board Association meeting.  PVSD board member Julie Bacon was elected president of the ASBA the same day.

·         Mesa Mayor John Giles is running for a second term.
·         Former LD13 Chairman Robert Branch points out, “Americans say No More! It is not just Trump, it is not just those “Crazy” Republicans,  rather it is the majority of Americans. 63% of Hispanics, 64% of whites, and 55% of blacks say “No more” Muslim Syrian refugees. 66% of females and 58% of males say, “No more” Muslim Syrian refugees.  He further notes,Muslims prefer the Democratic Party! Muslims prefer the Democratic Party (70%) over the Republican Party (11%) by a more than six-to-one margin. Pew notes that 68% of Muslims in America “say they prefer bigger government providing more services… over a smaller government providing fewer services.”

·         The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is meeting at 5:15 pm., Mon., Dec 14 in its new offices at 4000 N Central Ave. #1150, Phoenix, AZ 85012. This meeting will not be streamed online (no live meeting).  Agenda Info

·         Secretary of State Michele Reagan will draw the ballot order for Arizona's Presidential Preference Election (PPE) at 10 am, Tues., Dec 15 in the House Chamber 3rd floor of the state museum at the state capitol.  The order of names will be determined by the random selection of jumbled ping pong balls dispensed from an Arizona Lottery machine with candidate’s names printed on them.
The PPE is when  registered voters of participating, recognized political parties cast their vote for who they prefer the Arizona delegates cast their vote for at their party's national convention. The 2016 PPE will be held on March 22, 2016, with a registration deadline of February 22, 2016. For a current listing of candidates, please visit
Arizona’s “open primary” provisions do not apply to the Presidential Preference Election. In order to cast a ballot in the March 22 election, “independents” must be registered with a political party by February 22, 2016.

·         The Verde Valley Republican Women's Christmas Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Wed., Dec 16 at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, 2250 Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ. 11 am social. $20 per person.  Door Prizes and Music provided by Eric Williams. RSVP: Carol: 928-301-2121 or
·         Retired Vet's smart wife: Early one morning, an elderly retired veteran just finished a piece of artwork he had been working on and yelled to his wife. "Honey! Come see what I created! It's an abstract panorama, depicting the seven years of the Obama administration!" She yelled back, "Flush the toilet Howard and come eat your breakfast!"
·         A Fundraising Reception For LD28 Rep Kat Brophy Mcgee is scheduled between 5-7 pm, Jan 6, 2016 at Alexi’s Grill, 3550 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ .
·         Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson has held an elected position on the Arizona Association of Counties (AACo) Executive Board for five years.  First elected in 2010 as 3rd Vice President of the association, Johnson was elected by his peers in subsequent years as 2nd Vice, 1st Vice and served as President from 2014-2015.

·         Glenn Beck  talks refugee rescue efforts, demagoguery and Trump with Megyn Kelly: A group of Muslim refugees was caught attempting to enter a sanctuary country by posing as Christians, Glenn told Megyn Kelly during Fox News’ The Kelly File last night, expressing disdain for the poor vetting process for refugees “being jammed down everybody’s throat in the West.” He shared news of the first plane of rescued Iraqi Christians having just landed in a safe-haven country and also called for a return to the Constitution rather than the progressive demagoguery of Donald Trump. WATCH

·         The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering several tips to the many hunters who utilize boats, kayaks and other watercraft to battle through wind, cold, dust, rain or snow to arrive at the “special” hunting spot. To ensure a safe trip, hunters are encouraged to remember these seven following tips:
ü  Leave a float plan with family and friends, detailing where you’re going and when you plan to return.
ü  Don’t overload the vessel. Make sure it can safely transport you, your gear and maybe your dog, if it’s coming along.
ü  Distribute weight evenly inside your vessel.
ü  Use care while loading and while moving around. Most boats used during hunting are flat-bottomed and tend to tip over quite easily.
ü  Always wear a life jacket. Consider placing one on your dog as well, as cold water can cause their muscles to cramp while in the water.
ü  Transport firearms safely with the action opened, unloaded and cased whenever possible.
ü  Cold-water immersion can be deadly so dress appropriately and if you fall overboard, climb back into or on top of the boat. If you cannot, stay near the vessel, use decoys, oars or anything floating nearby to help stay afloat.

·         Nationwide Last Year, 37 Hunter-Involved Watercraft Accidents resulted in 13 deaths and 22 injuries, according to U.S. Coast Guard figures. Drowning was the leading cause of death in 78 percent of the 610 total recreational boating fatalities in 2014 nationwide. Of these incidents, 84 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.

·         The Mohave County Board of Supervisors approved the adoption of the Mohave County Zoning Ordinance update in November. Under Arizona Revised Statue, the county is required to periodically review and draft amendments to the county’s zoning ordinance.  According to Supervisor Buster Johnson, the process is quite time consuming.  “The Planning and Zoning Commission formed a subcommittee in 2013 consisting of four individuals who were tasked with going through the entire 250 page document in order to bring it up to date with current land use and development standards,” Johnson said.

·         Lawbreaking Obama Misled Congress And America On Bergdahl: The report is in, and the news should come as no surprise. The Obama administration outright broke the law when it exchanged accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five high risk Taliban prisoners at Gitmo — prisoners who were not even eligible for release. READ
·         The Highway 69 Republican Monthly Meeting is scheduled at 6 pm, Mon., Dec 14 at the Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ. Social at 5 pm. Order from the menu. RSVP: June  928-632-4661

·         The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon, Dec 14 (doors open at 6 pm).  This meeting will be held at a new location,  408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ (southeast corner of W Florence Blvd. and N Sacaton St.) Speaker: CD1 congressional candidate  David Gowan. Contact:  Jason Hayes - Secretary, Western Pinal County Chapter Arizona Republican Assembly  202-394-7202 /

·         The Surprise Tea Party Patriots Have Canceled the Dec 15 meeting, because it conflicts with the Republican Debate on CNN. No more meeting scheduled in 2015 due to anticipated Christmas social commitments of the membership. Contact:  John Madeira

·         The LD22 Christmas Party is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Mon., Dec 14 at the home of Ben and Ana Toma, 8707 W Buckhorn Trail, Peoria, AZ 85383.  Drinks provided.  Please bring a dish to share. RSVP to Heather Morgan  602-410-9817

·         Petition To Place a Moratorium on all Refugee Resettlement from the Middle East in the Wake of the Paris Terror Attacks.

·         The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Annual Christmas Potluck dinner is scheduled between 6-8:30 pm., Dec 15 at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086.  A side room will be set aside for those wishing to watch the Presidential Debate. Bring your favorite dish. The rest will be furnished. RSVP with what you are bringing to Shirley at:  or Vera at:  Please bring prepacked food goods for the Foothills Food Bank to help families in need. Contact: 602-821-4675


DEC 13
·         A Free Christmas Concert is scheduled at 7 pm, Sun., Dec 13 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS Stake Center, 7073 Pronghorn Ranch Parkway in Prescott Valley.

DEC 14
·         The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon, Dec 14 (doors open at 6pm).  This meeting will be held at a new location,  408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ (southeast corner of W Florence Blvd. and N Sacaton St.) Speaker: CD1 congressional candidate  David Gowan. Contact:  Jason Hayes - Secretary, Western Pinal County Chapter Arizona Republican Assembly  202-394-7202 /

·         Arizona Project: 6:30 pm., Mon, Dec 14: The Strategic Team that brought down Congressman Eric Cantor present “How to Bag a RINO”. Contact: Ronald Ludders, Chairman 602.677.1496

·          “Have Coffee With The Congressman Paul Gosar” : Dec 14 in Lake Havasu City.  Information:  480-882-2697  or  Details tba

·         Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be the honored guest at the Hwy 69 Republicans Christmas Party scheduled at 6 pm., Mon., Dec 14 at Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey Az, 86327. Social hour – 5 pm. RSVP to June at 899-3150.  Contact: 
DEC 15
·         The Surprise Tea Party Patriots Have Canceled the Dec 15 meeting, because it conflicts with the Republican Debate on CNN. No more meeting scheduled in 2015 due to anticipated Christmas social commitments of the membership. Contact:  John Madeira

·         The Palo Verde Republican Women’s  Annual Christmas Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 pm., Dec.15 at the Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Speaker: Lin Sue Cooney, anchor of Channel 12 news for 30 years, and a contributor to “Raising Arizona Kids” magazine. She currently works as the Director of Community Engagement at Hospice of the Valley and has published a book, “Off Camera: A Collection of Essays About Children and Families.” Proceeds from her book signing go to Hospice of the Valley. Social 11:00, Program/Lunch 11:30, lunch is $26 cash or check, $27 by credit card. Contact Edith Stock for reservations, or call 480-298-7818.

·         The Pima County Republican Club meets at 11:30 am., Tues., Dec 15 at 450 S Tucson Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85716.

·         The Pima County GOP Presidential Debate Watching Party starts at 6:30 pm., Tues., Dec 15 at Hotrods, 10500 E Old Vail Rd., Tucson, AZ 85747.

DEC 16
·         The Dave Giles for Congress Campaign Holiday-Christmas Appreciation Shindig  scheduled from 5-7 pm., Dec 16 at the Keg Steakhouse, 3065 W Chandler Ave., Chandler, AZ 85226.  RSVP to Bea Rocklin at or 602-499-8600.

·         The East Valley and Red Mountain Tea Party Reunion Potluck Christmas Party is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Wed., Dec 16 at Burke Basic school, 131 E Southern Ave., Mesa, Az 85210. Families with last name starting A-O should bring an entrée or appetizer.  Last names starting P-Z should bring a dessert.

DEC 17
·         The Ahwatukee Tea Party:  Thurs., Dec 17 meeting at the Fire Station #43 at 4110 E Chandler Blvd. Meetings will resume at the Clarion Hotel in January 2016. Contact:

·         The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association will meet Dec 17 for a legislative year review with Senate President Andy Biggs. RSVP:  Details tba.

·         The Colorado River Tea Party Christmas Party Potluck is scheduled at 6 pm., Thurs., Dec 17 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 (last bldg behind church) in Yuma, AZ. The group meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. Contact :

DEC 18
DEC 19
·         A Cookie Exchange And “Cookies For Davis Monthan Airmen”: 10 am - noon, Sat., Dec 19 in the Wilmot Library Community Room, 530 N Wilmot. Partipants are asked either bring home-made cookies for the airmen, or for both the exchange and for the airmen.  Parralee Schneider says the first year people donated enough cookies for one squadron. Last year they had enough for two squadrons. This year’s goal is three squadrons. The event is sponsored by the LD10, Tucson Republican Women & Eastside Republicans. Contact:  Parralee Schneider, 250-5073 OR

·         A book signing is scheduled for The Life And Death Of Former Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever – Accident Or Murder”, the recently released “tell-allon the life of well-liked Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever. co-authors William Daniel and Larry Dempster, The Hastings Bookstore in Sierra Vista will conduct a book signing between 13 pm, Dec 19.  The book is a “…record of the events that shaped Sheriff  Dever’s extraordinary life… and pushed him into the national stage.” Contact: 529-586-7700.

·         LD 3 & LD4: 9 am., Sat., Dec 19 at the Golden Coral Resturant. 6383 S Midvale Park Road. Tucson, Arizona.

·         The (Tuscon) Eastside Republicans: 10 am., Sat., Dec 19 at 530 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85710.

·         The Yuma Territorial Gun Show is scheduled from 9 am-5 pm., Sat and Sun, Dec 19 and 20 at the Yuma Civic Center.

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