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AZ Republican Briefs
Briefs Editor Frosty Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Master John Strasser
Friday, March 20, 2015
· Gov Doug Ducey: "I'm deeply saddened to learn that Navajo Nation Police Officer Alex Yazzie was shot and killed in the line of duty Thursday night. Like all of our brave men and women who wear the badge, Officer Yazzie risked his life daily to protect our communities and our citizens. His death is a stark and sobering reminder that, for law enforcement, no call is ever routine. I ask that all Arizonans join me in praying for his family, the Navajo Nation community, and all of our peace officers who perform a dangerous but important job to keep us safe. Please also keep in your thoughts and prayers Officers Herbert Frazier and James Hale, who were injured in the exchange. We wish them a full and speedy recovery. In honor of Officer Yazzie, I have directed that flags at all state buildings be lowered tomorrow, Sat, March 21, 2015, from sunrise until sunset. I will order that flags again be lowered on the day of his interment, for which services are pending."
· “As Conservative Vultures In Arizona Begin Circling over what they hope is the carcass of Sen. John McCain’s political career, McCain is hustling to find religion in order to blur the distinction between his moderate track record and the conservative resumes of a flock of potential 2016 primary challengers…” - Ben Bullard / Personal Liberty Digest
· “Right Now Conservative Candidates Are Preparing To Challenge U.S. Senator John McCain for the GOP nomination. Meanwhile, Ruling Class Republican cronies have already spent big money attacking Tea Party congressmen in TV ads. Like it or not, Campaign 2016 is here and the Tea Party movement needs to get into the fight!” - Jenny Beth Martin, Chairman, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund.
· SCR 1019 ‘Commending Israel’ is tentatively slated to be voted on in the House on Tues., March 24. Majority Whip Sen Gail Griffin’s “Concurrent Resolution Commending The Nation Of Israel For Its Cordial And Mutually Beneficial Relationship With The United States And With The State Of Arizona.” See entire text: Arizona-2015-SCR1019-Introduced.html The Israel Resolution was passed in the Arizona Senate the same day Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu won his re-election. Session starts at 10 am., March 24. Observers are urged to be in the gallery by 9:30 am to get a seat. Rabbi Jonathan Bernis from Jewish Voice will give the invocation to open Tuesday's session. Introduced by Griffin, with the support of Sens Allen, Barto, Biggs, Driggs, Kavanagh, Meza, Miranda, Shooter, Smith, Ward; Representatives Allen J, Barton, Borrelli, Bowers, Boyer, Brophy McGee, Campbell, Carter, Cobb, Fann, Farnsworth E, Finchem, Gowan, Gray, Kern, Lawrence, Livingston, Mitchell, Montenegro, Pratt, Shope, Stevens, Thorpe, Townsend: Senators Begay, Burges, Dial, Farnsworth D, Lesko, Pierce, Worsley, Yarbrough, Yee; Representatives Ackerley, Coleman, Leach, Lovas, Mesnard, Norgaard, Olson, Petersen, Rivero, Robson, Ugenti, Weninger (with permission of Committee on Rules).
· The ‘Arizona Resolution to Censure’ three Democrat FCC Commissioners, who voted to seize the Internet (Network Neutrality) in late February, was unanimously approved by the LD22 precinct committeemen, the Arizona Project and Hobbs Enterprises PLLC this past week. Resolution author Joe Hobbs, a former LD19 Senate candidate and a Republican Party of Maricopa County Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) member-at-large, said “Momentum is growing. This censure should be considered by every Legislative District (LD) this month in preparation to deliver to Congress in mid-April.” Hobbs referred to the Internet seizure/Network Neutrality as “brutality. It is like a giant case of toe nail fungus.” Any group wishing a presentation on the censure resolution can reached Hobbs at 480-381-2380 email@example.com www.hobbs4az.com
· A Breakfast With Judge Clancy And Arizona Capital Times staffers is scheduled at 8am, March 28 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W Deer Valley Road, Phx. ACT staff includes Editors Jim Small, Tom Spratt, Luige del Puerto and reporters Hank Stephenson, Ben Giles, Gary Grado and Jeremy Duda. RSVP http://www.breakfastwiththejudge.com/rsvp.php
· Arizona Republican Lawyers Association (AzRLA) will meet at 11:45 am., Tues., March 24 at Polsinelli, One E. Washington, Ste. 1200., Phx. Speakers: John Phelps, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the State Bar of Arizona, and Jared Blanchard, Attorney at the Goldwater Institute, will address mandatory membership in the State Bar and the recent attempts in the Arizona Legislature to overturn that requirement. One hour of Ethics CLE credit for all attendees. $20 for members, $35 for non-members. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
· The 48th, Show 9 airs Saturday evenings at 6 pm on AZTV. Hosts former GOP Executive Director Kurt Davis and former Dem Spokesman Frank Camacho chat with local politicians on various issues. Back in the 80s Davis was the ‘youngest’ Exec Director the AZGOP to ever serve the GOP. Yeah, the same guy who is currently an Arizona Game/Fish Commissioner. He’s a guy with many interested… politically savvy and a fisherman/hunter at heart but his role as ‘Grandpa’ is a top priority these days. Gez, Briefs remembers when a much younger Davis became a ‘dad.’ How time flies.
· Arrowhead Republican Women will be meeting Wed, April 8 at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West to hear Political Director for the Arizona Republican Party George Khalaf. Check-in begins 10:45am, meeting at 11:30am. $20 payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations required through Judi Bourd, email@example.com ARW is open to Republican women registered to vote in AZ - Republican men may join as associate members.
· On Thurs., March 19, On Capitol Hill, The Entire Arizona Republican congressional delegation members addressed the National Federation of Republican Women at its biennial Legislative Day in advance of the NFRW national convention to be held in Phoenix in September. Arizona LD22 Second Vice Chairman Rae Chornenky emceed the event and introduced our Congressmen and Senators. Legislation on human trafficking, balancing the federal budget, and enforcing the constitution was discussed.
· Democrat-Senator-Implies-GOP-Racist; John-McCain-Explodes-On-Senate-Floor McCain was infuriated by Sen Dick Durbin’s. On Thursday McCain took to the Senate floor and delivered a fiery rebuke to Durbin and other Democrats who had tried to make the Loretta Lynch appointment issue a racial one. “What is beneath the decorum of the United States Senate, I would say to the senator from Illinois is for him to come to that floor and use that imagery and suggest racist tactics are being employed to delay Ms. Lynch's confirmation vote. Such inflammatory rhetoric has no place in this body and serves no purpose other than to further divide us…” Full story at McCain-Explodes
· Congresswoman Martha McSally will make welcoming remarks at 11 Am., Sat., March 21 at the Annual Saguaro National Park Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in Brandi Fenton Park in Tucson. The event recognizes local park volunteers for their outstanding service over the past year. In Fiscal Year 2014, 420 volunteers put in over 37,060 hours with the park, which represents $835,726 in hours donated.
· Gov Doug Ducey Appoints 5 Arizona Board Of Education: In addition to three public member seats currently available for appointment, the governor must fill the vacant seats of a county school superintendent and a university president to the 11-member board. Appointees include:
ü Jared Taylor - councilmember for the town of Gilbert since 2012. Taylor served on various citizen budget committees, as a precinct committeeman and vice chairman in his legislative district, on the board for Constitution Week USA and is an active advocate for Arizonans Against Common Core. He also has 10 years of private sector experience in various corporate human resources roles.
ü Chuck Schmidt - Associate Executive Director for the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). He started with AIA in 2000 as a coordinator and was promoted to Assistant Executive Director in 2002. He taught high school social studies for several years at Valley Lutheran High School and was an assistant baseball coach at Valparaiso University.
ü Chris Deschene - former state representative from Navajo Nation. Deschene is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Marine Corps. While in the Marines, he served as an infantry and reconnaissance officer with two tours in the Persian Gulf. He earned a master’s degree and a juris doctorate in law at Arizona State University.
ü Tim Carter - Yavapai County School Superintendent (unanimously appointed in 2005.) Prescott High School assistant principal for student learning, and later as principal until his retirement in 2003. Carter has experience coaching, teaching and counseling.
ü Michael Crow - 16th president of Arizona State University since 2002.Former executive vice provost of Columbia University, where he also served as a professor of science and technology policy. Authored "Designing the New American University."
· Congresswoman Martha McSally yesterday led her first hearing as chair of the Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee on the threat of chemical attacks. Officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and local municipalities testified before the subcommittee about terrorist groups’ use of chemical weapons overseas and the potential of an attack on our homeland. “We find ourselves at a pivotal time in our fight against terrorists around the world. ISIS is better resourced, more brutal, and more organized than any terrorist group to date,” said McSally during her opening statement. “We must ensure we work to prevent any attacks on U.S. soil, but we must also be prepared should one occur.” click HERE.
· Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus has announced that the RNC raised $7.6 million in February. The RNC ended February with $6.3 million cash on hand. “We’re proud to announce such a strong fundraising report for February,” said Chairman Priebus. “As always, we thank all of our supporters and donors for investing in the important work that only the RNC can do. That work includes everything from a year-round ground game to our top-notch data operation and our community-based minority voter engagement. While Republicans will have a real presidential primary and a robust exchange of ideas, Democrats are preparing to coronate Hillary Clinton. So it’s also up to the RNC to hold Clinton accountable now for her long record of self-interested secrecy and blatant hypocrisy. We have to show America that she’s a flawed candidate—though, to be fair, she’s been a doing a pretty good job of that herself lately."
ü Total raised February 2015: $7.6 million
ü Total cash on hand: $6.3 million
ü Percentage of donations $200 and under: 98%
ü Average donation: $70
ü Debt: $3.2 million
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
· LD21 Is Hosting Precinct Committeeman (PC) Training at 9 am, Sat., March 21at the West Valley GOP Office at 10050 W. Bell Rd. Suite 50, Sun City. Open to any Arizona PC. The suite is located on the east side of the building facing 99th Ave. This is a great opportunity for new PCs or long time party workers to learn about the party structure, party meetings and elections, and effective grassroots activist practices. RSVP to 1st Vice Chair Chris Herring at ChrisHerringAZ@yahoo.com
· The Pinal County Republicans will meet at 10 am, Sat., March 21 at the Historic 1891 Courthouse, 135 N. Pinal Street, Florence, AZ 85132 Agenda: 8:20am PCRC Executive Committee Meeting. 9:45 am Coffee, 10 Call to Order. Adjourn no later than 11:30 am. AREAmap1 FlorenceMap
· A Cruisin’ With Bill Gates North 32nd Community Event is scheduled between 8 am and noon, Sat., March 21 on the NE corner of 32nd St/Shea Blvd in
ü 8 am - Noon: Local Business Open Booths
ü 8 -9 am: Registration & Refreshments, Bike Rodeo & Car Seat Safety Check
ü 9 am: Bike Raffle Giveaway
ü 9-10 am:Community Bike Ride
ü 10am - Noon: Open Booths
ü Bike Helmets (ages 5-18 while supplies last)
For a complete list of booths, visit www.phoenix.gov/district3
· The Arrowhead Republican Women’s “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend’ fundraiser luncheon/fashion show is scheduled at noon, Sat., March 21. Doors open at 11 am for shopping and socializing at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 135th Ave., Sun City West, AZ. Raffles, entertainment, prizes and vendors offering specialty items. Special guests include Former State Attorney General Tom Horne, Senats Debbie Lesko and Judy Burges, Reps David Livingston and Phil Lovas. $35 each. RSVP: Contact Judi Bourd: 623-433-9449 or Jacky Oh: 602-481-0751.
· LD 2 will meet at 9 am, Sat., March 21 at 2908 S 4th Ave., South Tucson, Arizona 85713 (map)
· LD 3 will meet at 9 am., Sat., March 21 at the Golden Corral, 6385 S Midvale Park Road, Tucson, AZ 85746. (map)
· LD 10 will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., March 21 at Murphy-Wilmot Branch Library, 530 N Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85710, United States (map)
· The Yavapai County Republicans Lincoln/Reagan Dinner and the "Wearing of the Green" dinner is scheduled at 6:30 pm, March 21 at the Prescott Resort. 5:30 pm cocktails. Sen Jon Kyl has been invited to be the speaker. Confirmation pending. Congressman Paul Gosar and David Schweikert will be in attendance..Contact: Nettie Lamerson 928-499-0344, or call Republican HQ 928-776-4500.
· The AZ Heroes To Hometowns “Salute A Soldier 5K” is scheduled Sat., March 21 starting at Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper, Gilbert. Enter now for the $10 discounted registrations fees to the 5K run/1mile walk. Cost: $40 5K Run or $25 1 Mile Walk (family rates available). Race ceremonies start promptly at 7:45 am. The 1 mile walk starts at 8 am, followed by the 5K run at 8:20am. Registration: www.AZHeroestoHometowns.org fill out the registration and use PayPal. Contact: www.AZHeroestoHometowns.org for information or sponsorship or Kathy Pearce firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-330-1632.
The Fountain Hills Republican Club will hold its annual fundraising breakfast Sat., March 21 at the Community Center, 13001 N LaMontana Dr., Speaker: Attorney General Mark Brnovich. $12 advance membership tickets. $15 non-members or pay at the door. Reservations: Treasurer, Fountain Hills Republican Club, P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269. Contact: Nicole Oswald, RepLady2015@outlook. com or 480 837-7878 or Fountain Hills Republican Club email@example.com
Monday, March 23
· Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 23 at the Pyle Rec Center, 655 E Southern Ave., Tempe, to hear County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Attorney Marc Victor will debate the effects of Marijuana legalization. Moderator: Shane Krauser. Contact: President: Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545.
Tuesday, March 24
Ahwatukee Republican Women's Club will meet (4th Tues) March 24. (6:30 pm networking. 7 pm mtg) at the Clarion Hotel, 5121 E. La Puente Ave. I-10 & Elliot Rd., Phx. Speaker: House Majoirity Leader Rep. Steve Montenegro. Contact: President Debbie Smith ARWomen@aol.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 480-616-9193 www.ahwatukeerepublicanwomen.com.
· The Pinal County Republican Committee’s District 5 meeting is scheduled at 7 pm., Tues., March 24 (last Tues) at the Pinal County Justice Court Building, 575 N Idaho Rd #200, Apache Junction, AZ 85119. Contact: Beth Hallgren, 602-369-2495, email@example.com http://www.pcrcd5.org/
· The Tucson Republican Women Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am, Mon., March 23 at the Radisson Suites Resort 6555 E. Speedway., Tucson. Speakers: Dr. John McElroy and Dr. Onyria McElroy (map)
· The Pima County Republican Women Dinner with Supervisor Ally Miller is scheduled at 5:30 pm, Thurs., March 26 at 6555 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710, USA (map). Contact: Tiana Smith at 520-886-3681.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will headline the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership Series Luncheon on Wed, March 25 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. Registration 11 am. Register Now $105 – member, $125 non-member. Precinct Committeeman, log in as a non-member, select AZGOP PC, and pay $50. AZ Chamber Leadership Series-Gov. Scott Walker Contact Cylee Gutting at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 248-9172 ext. 123 for more information and for sponsorship opportunities. az-chamber-leadership-series-gov-scott-walker
· Freedom Fires Will Meet at 6:30 pm., March 25 at the Burke Basic School, 131 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210. Speaker: Darla Dawald, former National Director of the "Patriot Action Network". Admission: $2.00 (17 and under are free) FreedomFires.com
THURSDAY, MARCH 26
· The Phoenix Boys Choir is offering the East Valley community a free concert on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Mountain View High School, 2700 E. Brown Road, Mesa.
· The Maricopa Republican Club meets at 10 am., Thurs., March 26 (4th Thurs) at Villages Community Center, 0991 Butterfield, Maricopa, AZ. Contact: Brenda Hermanson, (480) 250-9085, email@example.com http:/www.maricoparepublicanclub.com/
Friday, March 27
· The Republican Club of Green Valley/Sahuarita will meet at 9 a.m., Fri., March 27 at where Friends in Deed, 301 W. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley (map)
Saturday, March 28
· A Breakfast With Judge Clancy And The Arizona Capital Times staffers is scheduled at 8am, March 28 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W Deer Valley Road, Phx. ACT staffers include Editors Jim Small, Tom Spratt, Luige del Puerto and reporters Hank Stephenson, Ben Giles, Gary Grado and Jeremy Duda. RSVP http://www.breakfastwiththejudge.com/rsvp.php
· Tempe Republican Women will canvas the Tempe area between 11am and 2 pm., Mar 28. Participants will meet at 10:30 am., at the Dunkin Donuts, 1830 E Warner Rd. where they will pick up t-shirts, walking lists, and flyers. Volunteers are cautioned to wear good walking shoes.
· The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots needs volunteers to work at their table during the March 28 and 29 Annual Anthem Day. Volunteers are needed from 10 – noon and from 2-4 pm both days. Contact: Chairman Vera Anderson 602-821-4675 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 16th Annual Anthem Days are scheduled March 28 and 29 in Anthem Community Park where vendors will set up a business expo, arts & crafts, live musical entertainment, carnival, salsa contest, fishing with the Arizona Game & Fish Dept., food court with beer garden, kid zone with inflatables, free, 10 am – 4 pm, 623-742-6050 or http://www.onlineatanthem.com
LD1 (Maricopa County) Will Have A Booth between 10 am and 4 pm at the March 28 and 29 at Anthem Days, registering voters, handing out balloons and candy, and hosting elected officials such as Rep. Noel Campbell and Judge Gerald Williams. The Daisy Mountain Tea Party will be there to inform neighbors of Tea Party activities, especially Trevor Louden’s appearance at the 6:30 pm., April 7 meeting at the Anthem Community Civic Building. Contact LD1 Chairman Cathy Schwanke SchwankeLD1@gmail.com
· AZGOP financial reports filed/ AZ Sec of State azsos.gov/cfs/FilerDetail
· FEC Filing Updated/Current AZGOP Financials Info CandidateCommitteeDetail.do?canId
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