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Friday – Nov 6, 2015
· Timothy Lee Has Announced His Candidacy For The LD24 Chairmanship election slated in December. The LD24 chairmanship became open when former LD24 Chair Ken Bennett resigned to run for a congressional seat. Bennett is immediate past Secretary of State. Lee, who resides in the Balsz Precinct in LDL24, is retired from a business career that spans more than 25 years, a 30 year precinct committeeman, served eight years as the AZGOP Treasurer, chaired the Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission for five years, spent five years as the Pinal County Republican Committee First Vice Chairman, was a delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention, and is the recipient of the AZGOP Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2015), AZGOP Barry Goldwater Award for Lifetime Service (2012), the AZGOP Lifetime Achievement Award (2011), and the AZ Chairman’s Service Achievement Award (2010). Lee has a BA Degree from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. He can be contacted at (602) 449-1000 or email@example.com
· Ray Kouns Of Aguila Announces His Candidacy For LD13 House Of Representatives to fill the seat that current Rep Steve Montenegro will vacate in his run for the Senate seat the term-out Sen Don Shooter of Yuma has held for two terms. Shooter will also be announcing for Montenegro’s house seat. Kouns comes from a business background having run his own business and retired as a computer systems analyst. Kouns commented, “I always thought that politics were for people who were looking out for people’s best interests, but after following politics for the past 25 years, this is not the case. I’m jumping into this race because I want to bring back common sense and my personal experience to the Arizona legislature. Some of the things I believe in are:
ü Strong border security and immigration
ü Tax reform
ü Pro constitutionalist
ü Local control of our education system
ü Supporting our veterans
Kouns and his wife Nancy have lived in Arizona since 1992, six years in Phoenix and 17 years in LD13. They built their own home on Eagle Roost Airpark as Kouns is a private pilot and flies his own aircraft. They have six children, two grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. Anyone interested in joining Kouns team can reach him at 928-685-3284.
· The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) meets at 6:30 pm., Mon., Nov 9 (doors open at 6 pm) at the 408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ.(SE corner of W Florence Blvd. and N Sacaton St. to hear Casa Grande mayoral candidate Craig McFarland, who recently retired as the Corporate VP of Sales at Golden Eagle Distributors . HE spent 26 years with Anheuser-Busch. His service activities includes President of the Board of Directors of Starwood Vacation Owners North, Apartment Owners North, and Kaanapali Westin Villas Master Association; Past President and Executive Board Member of Boys and Girls Clubs of Casa Grande Valley, Board of Directors of the Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce, and active member and charity foundation board member of the Casa Grande Rotary Club. He is a graduate of California State University Fresno and is a proud Eagle Scout. He and his wife Nancy have been married for 35 years and have two grown children and four grandchildren. He spends his spare time brewing beer, traveling, fly fishing and golfing. Contact: Jason Hayes Secretary, 202-394-7202 firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
· Congressional Candidate Gary Kiehne is moving and shaking in CD1. The well-known rancher has been quietly meeting with fellow Republicans throughout CD1 for months gathering support and endorsements from local mayors and sheriffs, among other ranking GOPers. Kiehne said, “We are energized by the momentum and growth of our campaign team across the district. We’ve been working hard since we got into this race, traveling from county to county and meeting with everyday voters to talk about the issues affecting our district and the future of our great state and nation. I’m deeply honored to have these tremendous folks join ‘Team Kiehne’ and look forward to continuing to grow our grassroots leadership team.” Born in Springerville, Apache County, Kiehne is an Arizona cattleman and small business owner. He operates three hotels in CD1 and continues to work in his family’s ranching business. Kiehne and his wife Julie have three children, Mendy, Holly and Chance, and three young grandchildren. He is a member of the United States Team Roping Association and the World Series of Team Roping. An avid outdoorsman, Kiehne is a lifelong member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and belongs to the National Rifle Association. See Kiehne’s website,
· State Treasurer of Arizona Jeff DeWit was elected by his fellow State Treasurers to lead the Western State Treasurers Association at the recent National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This regional leadership position serves as the primary link between the Executive Committee and the western region treasurers. “I am honored to have been chosen by my fellow Treasurers from other western states to serve as their voice in national matters on the NAST Executive Committee. I have worked hard to be a good steward of taxpayer monies in Arizona, and I am looking forward to serving my fellow state treasurers and promoting fiscal responsibility and strong independent transparent financial information across our country,” said DeWit.
· State Treasurer Jim Dewit Was Also Appointed by current NAST President and Tennessee State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. to serve as one of five treasurers on the NAST Foundation Board. “It is a great distinction that Treasurer DeWit has been chosen by his colleagues to serve as the Western States Regional Vice President for the National Association of State Treasurers. I look forward to working with him on the NAST Executive Committee to further advance our organization that serves the American People” said Lillard. The Western Region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming as well as the U.S. territories of American Samoa and Guam. As well as being the voice of the region, the Regional Vice President also conducts regional training, education, and discussion sessions and mentors new treasurers in the region.
· Under The Guidance Of AZGOP Compliance Officer Timothy Lee, the AZGOP will conduct two mandatory basic training seminars in 2016 for County And Legislative District Chairmen on AZGOP bylaws and Roberts Rules of Orders. The sessions will run from 9 am-12:30 pm, Sat., Feb 20 and Sat. March 12 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. A light Continental breakfast will be offered. Details tba. Contact Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 518-5860 Text/Cell
· The Sonoita-Elgin Tea Party is hosting “Four ‘Outlaws’ – One Day – One Location” at 1:30 pm., Sat., Nov 21 in the private dining room of the Steak Our Restaurant in Sonoita, AZ. The event features Kelli Ward, who is looking to “unseat” Sen John McCain; Edna San Miguel, who is ‘”gunning” for Raul Grijalva’s US House seat; Shelly Kais, who wants to become a member of the “R” Posse in LD2; and Chris Ackerley, who is ‘hankering’ for a second term in LD2.
· 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.
· Dr. Kelli Ward, Candidate for US Senate in 2016 will speak to the Saddlebrooke Republican Club between 3:45-5 pm, Wed., Nov11 at the Mountain View Country Club at SaddleBrooke Two, 38759 S Mountain View Blvd, Tucson, Arizona 85739. To schedule a presentation contact Kelliwardarizona@gmail.com 928-230-0633
· Russell Pearce: This video should be viewed by every American. What Patriotism and Love for America and those who gave All. one life, one flag, one mile
· A Kim DeMarco for Pima County Board of Supervisor (District 3) fundraiser will be held from 5-7 pm., Fri., Nov 13 at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 3445 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716, Contact: Kim@DeMarcoforSupervisor.com 520-644-4444
· Down Tucson Way, Republicans Will Gather at 6 pm., Tues., Nov 10 to watch the Fox Business Presidential Debate Watch at Wilbur's Grill in Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Tucson 85711. Happy hour prices from 5-8 pm. Sponsored by: Pima GOP, Tucson Republican Women, Pima County Republican Club, UofA College Republicans, Southern Arizona Hispanic Republicans, Legislative District 9, Legislative District 10, Arizona Latino Republican Association, Legislative District 2 & Eastside Republicans
· The Tucson Eastside Republican Meeting is scheduled at 6:30 pm, Wed., Nov 18 at the Golf Links Library Community Room, 9640 E Golf Links to hear Senate candidate Kelli Ward address national issues. Contact: Parralee Schneider, 250-5073 Or Email email@example.com
· LD11 will meet at 10 am., Sat., Nov 14 at the Golder Ranch Fire Dept – Linda Vista Fire Station Rm 377, 3535 E Linda Vista Blvd, Oro Valley to discuss the final resolution in support of closed Republican Primaries in Arizona and federal land transfers. Contact LD11 Secretary John D Rivers at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Congresswoman Martha McSally’s reaction to President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline: “It’s disappointing, but not surprising, to see the President reject what would be a plus for American workers and our economy. The President’s own State Department reported the Keystone Pipeline would add over 40,000 jobs and $3.4 billion to our economy, while having no significant climate effect. The President is not just turning down a good jobs project; he’s again throwing his political agenda ahead of doing what’s best for our country-as he did recently with our national defense authorization bill-and it’s everyday Americans who continue to suffer.”
· Sen John McCain on President Obama’s rejection of the proposal to construct the Keystone XL pipeline: “It is extremely disappointing but not surprising to see President Obama favor his liberal environmentalist allies over jobs for hardworking Americans by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. This pipeline would have immediately put Americans to work, enabled our nation to increase its domestic energy supply, and invested billions into an economy that is still recovering from the worst recession since the Great Depression. President Obama’s latest decision underscores the vital need to elect a Republican to the White House who will roll-back this Administration’s extreme regulatory agenda and move the Keystone XL pipeline forward.”
· MCACC Extends a Public Invitation to Negotiate MCACC is reaching out to other organizations in an effort to provide higher levels of care for animals and improve customer service.
· Veteran Lance Whitford of Vets2work.us needs a couple of volunteers to help transport the unemployed veterans he has hired for Fri, Nov 6 and Sat., Nov 7. Contact him at 928-499-8391. Vets-2-Work is a local-vet-work-30 jobs in 30 days to help others veterans get hired as part of a campaign called Operation Serving Our Community. Whitford connects veterans to businesses who want to hire veterans. The week of Nov 6-10, he will use the money he makes for all of his daily jobs to hire veterans for ‘Operation Serving Our Community’ to do projects throughout the Valley.
· Volunteers Are Needed For The 13th Annual American Heritage Festival scheduled Nov 19-21 at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek! The AHF is the largest educational, living history event in the Southwestern US and is educationally focused for all ages. See Three Minutes of History video here! Needed:
1. Modern volunteers to help with various positions while dressed in their own casual, comfortable modern clothing.
2. Volunteers (ages 13 and up) who would like to be part of demonstrations in training recruits for the American Revolution and the Civil War enactment. AHF supplies uniforms and equipment for history training, including battle scenarios once you are trained. A few ladies are also needed to help with fashion and education scenes. To volunteer: email email@example.com indicating your area of interest or see website www.familyfriendlyreenacting.com www.revolutionarywarreenacting.com For general see www.americanheritagefestival.com
· David Pizer of Yavapai County - the newest announced senate candidate - is looking for a campaign manager or consultant. Pizer can be reached at 602 790-8800.
· Volunteers Are Needed ForThe Ted Cruz booth at the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts between 10 am and 5 pm, Nov 13, 14, & 15. Contact LD15 PC Jackie Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-218-8855 .
· Arrowhead Republican Women are planning their annual membership tea from 11 am-1 pm., Wed., Feb 3 at the home of Gherrie Routzahn featuring incoming Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) President Loraine Pellegrino and past National Federation of Republican Women President Rae Chornenky.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
· The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Nov 7 to elect new officers and hear presentations by State Treasurer Jeff DeWit on his duties and the condition of the state’s finances and former Sen Russell Pearce, author of SB1070 that addressed illegal immigration. Doors open at 8 am with coffee and donuts. $2 admission fee to cover rental expenses. The meeting is scheduled in the Quail Room of the Sun City West Foundations Building , 14465 R H Johnson Blvd. Sun City West Arizona. Contact: John Neal email@example.com
· The Tempe Republican Women are hosting another packing party from 10:30 am-12:30 pm., Nov 7 to prepare care packages for troops at 1201 S 7th Ave # 50, Phoenix, AZ 85007. RSVP Here!
· The 11th Annual Daisy Mountain Veterans Parade, honoring Korean War Veterans, will begin at 10 am., Nov 7 in Anthem, sponsored by the Daisy Mountain Veterans -- an alliance of members of the America Legion Post 128, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12031 www.daisymtnvets.org Parade route begins at Gavilan Peak Parkway and ends at the Community Center. "On the 65th anniversary of the Korean War, we honor the services and sacrifices of Korean War veterans. Please join us at this year's parade," said Lance Sherwood, parade co-chair. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information email email@example.com.
· The Alex Meluskey For Senate Campaign has a new campaign headquarters, at 10603 N. Hayden Rd. Suite 110. Scottsdale, AZ 85260. There will be a grand opening “Open House” on Nov 7, preceded by a press conference and open interviews with Meluskey. Contact: Comm Dir Joel Andrews Frewa www.Meluskey.com JoelFrewa (954) 907-3292.
· Congressman Paul Gosar has scheduled Town Halls at 6 pm, Nov 9 in Prescott and Dec 14 in Kingman. Details are www.GOSAR.house.gov or call 480-0882-2697.
· LD 29 will meet at 7 pm., Mon, Nov 9, at 12836 W Colter St, Litchfield Park, 85340. 6 pm social. Senate candidates Alex Meluskey and Claire Van Steenwyk will be in attendance. Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert firstname.lastname@example.org 623-330-3622.
· The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Nov 9 in a new location - 408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ. (SE corner of W Florence Blvd. and N Sacaton St,) to hear Craig McFarland candidate for Mayor of Casa Grande. McFarland is a retired Corporate VP of Sales for Golden Eagle Distributors. Contact: Secretary Jason Hayes, 202-394-7202
· The Kelli Ward for Senate Rally To Honor Veterans is scheduled between 4-6 pm., Mon., Nov 9 at the Steele Indian School Park, 300 E Indian School, Phoenix. RSVP by Sunday to attend. RSVP at email@example.com
· LD1 will meet at 7 pm., Mon., Nov 9 to hear Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N. 7th St., Phx 85086 (7th St. and Carefree Hwy). Contact: LDChr Cathy Schwanke firstname.lastname@example.org LD1AZGOPMC.COM
· The Highway 69 Republicans will gather at 6 pm., Mon., Nov 9 ” in the rear dining room of the Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ 86327 to hear newly elected Yavapai County Republican Committee Chairman Mark Sensmeier talk about “How Republicans Can Work Together For The Betterment Of The Party And Country. Park at the rear of the green building. Question and Answer period to follow presentation. 5 pm social hour. RSVP for seating to June 899-3150 or email@example.com http://www.highway69republicans.com
· The Arizona Project will feature incumbent Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips at the 6:30 pm., Mon., Nov 9 meeting at 3375 E Shea Blvd. Contact Chairman Ron Ludders at 602-677-1496.
· A Three-5 Mile Hike is scheduled at 9 Am, Nov 9 in the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, 44000 N. Spur Cross Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 with a park docent. Bring water and a snack Wear sturdy shoes Meet in the Spur Cross parking area Ph: 480-488-6601 firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 480-488-6601,
· The Sun Lakes Republican Club will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Nov10 to hear Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery discuss ‘Crime and Punishment 2015’ in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. Rep JD Mesnard will provid an update on election news. Contact: Chr Mike Tennant at a480-802-0178.
· LD 13 will meet at 7 pm, Tues., Nov 10 in the Sahuaro Room at the Wigwam, 300 E Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 with registration starting at 6:30pm. Note change of location for meeting. Guest Speaker: Secretary of State Michelle Reagan. Pictures will be taken of each individual LD 13 PC present for your name badge. Contact: Wally Campbell, LD 13 Chairman at 623-451-1100.
· Congressmen Trent Franks, Paul Gosar, Martha McSally, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert are hosting a reception honoring House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy at 4 pm., Tues., Nov 10, followed by a 5 pm round table discussion, a 5:30 pm host committee reception, and general reception at the home or Robert and Penny Sarver, 5710 N Yucca Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Requested contribution Round-table - $10,000 per person, $5,000 per person or PAC general reception, $500 per person or PAC. RSVP to Lindsey Seitchik at 480-494-5784 .
· Superstition Mountain Republican Club meets 6:30pm at Road Haven Mobile Park, Apache Junction.
NOV 11 (Veteran’s Day
· Arrowhead Republican Women will be meeting Wed, Nov 11 (Veterans Day) at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will address the group. Check-in begins 10:45am, meeting at 11:30am. Reservation required. No jeans. No children. $20 per person by cash or check at the door. Reservations must be made through email@example.com or arrowheadrw/luncheons. ARW is open to Republican women registered to vote in AZ . Republican men may join as associate members. Contact Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224.
· The SaddleBrooke Republican Club Annual General/Membership meeting is scheduled a t 4 pm., Nov 11 at the Mountain View Ballroom. Doors open at 3.30 pm. 4 pm member vote and acceptance by the membership, of the Board approved new nominations. Speaker: US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward, who is currently an Arizona State Senator, who is running against incumbent Sen John McCain. The second speaker is Quang Nguyen, who migrated to the US after the communist take-over of the Republic of South Vietnam in April of 1975. Contact: Vice President Neil Macdonald firstname.lastname@example.org
· A Two-Hour Exploratory Hike is scheduled at 9 am., Wed., Nov 11 in the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, 44000 N. Spur Cross Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 email@example.com 480-488-6601
· The Pima County Republican Executive Committee will meet at 5:30 pm., Thurs., Nov 12 at 17 W. Wetmore, Suite 300, Tucson, AZ 85705. Contact: Phone: (520) 321-1492 firstname.lastname@example.org
· LD14 will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., Nov 13 in the Benson City Council Chambers, 120 W 6th St., Benson. Sign ins opens at 9 am. Speaker Kale Kiyabu will address the "CON" Argument to the Convention of States. Contact LD14 Sec. Maureen Tozzi 520 429.1395
· The Deer Valley Tea Party Patriots meet at 6:30 pm, Nov 13 and Nov 27 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant (Except for holiday weekends) Meals served in meeting room if desired. (2nd and 4th Fridays). Leader: Bob Stannard, 602-531-0250.
· The Newly Formed Chicken Soup Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Fri., Nov 13 at the Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, 350 N Haskell Ave, Willcox, AZ 85643. LDl4 GOP activist and Chicken Soup Founder Peggy Judd says, “This will be a new kind of Tea Party meeting, where we are no longer protesting the actions of an overbearing government, but looking for ways we can be the solution, right here in our own communities and around the world. Prepare to come with your stories and ideas for “making a difference” and share them with the group. We will learn about running for public office and also learn about ways to serve the needy in our community.” She requests each attendee to donate a can of chicken soup that we will deliver to the local food pantry. Contact: Peggy Judd 520 507-1735
· Dissecting The Meteoric Rise Of GOP Outsiders Shell Shocked Republican Establishment Gnashing Teeth