Wednesday, December 23, 2015

12-22-15 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor - Frosty Taylor or
Web Master   John Strasser

Tuesday – Dec 22, 2015

 The Mohave County Board of Supervisors has appointed Republican Sue Donahue to fill the Senate seat vacated by the resignation of Sen. Kelli Ward as Ward pursues her campaign to retire incumbent Sen John McCain.  Donahue is the former administrative assistant to Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson.  Donahue was chosen from a field three applicants, including George Schnittgrund and LaJauana Gillette.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Douglas Gerlach has issued a Final Judgment dismissing a civil lawsuit filed by Benjamin Marin and Citizens for a Better Arizona against A. J. La Faro, Immediate Past Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee.
     Gerlach indicated in his ruling that "No purpose is to be served by prolonging this litigation and submitting the case to a jury".  Gerlach said "La Faro is granted summary judgment in his favor against plaintiff Benjamin Marin. The claims asserted by Marin against La Faro are dismissed".  Gerlach went on to say "La Faro is granted summary judgment in his favor and against plaintiff Citizens for a Better Arizona.  Nothing submitted in opposition to La Faro's motion represented an attempt on Citizen's behalf to avoid summary judgment.  The claims asserted by Citizens for a Better Arizona against La Faro are dismissed".
     When notified of the Court's decision, La Faro said "I'm glad to hear that justice has prevailed and this frivolous lawsuit that had no basis or merit has been dismissed".  La Faro was overheard saying "I am very fortunate having Dennis Wilenchik and his fantastic legal team representing me.  Wilenchik & Bartness are recognized leaders in Arizona civil litigation and now I know why".

A Campaign Kickoff For Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney is scheduled between 5:30-7 pm, Thurs., Jan 21 at Infusionsoft, 1260 S. Spectrum Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85286.

Gov Doug Ducey has issued an Executive Order renewing the Arizona Human Trafficking Council. The Arizona Human Trafficking Council, under the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family, was established in 2014 to develop a comprehensive and coordinated victims’ service plan. The Council consists of:
·         Cindy McCain - McCain Institute (Co-Chairperson)
·         Gil Orrantia - Arizona Dept. of Homeland Security (Co-Chairperson)
·         Margery Ault - Arizona Dept. of Health Services
·         Allie Bones -  Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence
·         Paul Boyer - Arizona House of Representatives
·         Jim Waring - Phoenix City Council
·         Tanya Corder - City of Scottsdale Police Dept. Detective
·         Doug Coleman - Arizona House of Representatives
·         Jon Eliason -  Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
·         Chuck Fitzgerald - Community Member
·         Debbie Johnson - Arizona Department of Tourism
·         Carolyn Jones -  Streetlight USA
·         Joseph Kelroy -  Administrative Office of the Courts
·         Zora Manjencich -  Arizona Attorney General's Office
·         Sergeant Gary McCarthy -  Arizona Dept. of Transportation
·         Gregory McKay -  Arizona Dept. of Child Safety
·         Colonel Frank Milstead -  Arizona Dept. of Public Safety
·         Sheila Polk -  Yavapai County Attorney
·         Dr. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz -  Arizona State University
·         Brian Steele -  Phoenix Dream Center
·         Sarah Suggs -  O’Connor Institute
·         Randy Christensen - Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Congresswoman Martha McSally will help serve the Christmas Meal at 11 am Christmas Day at the Salvation Army. The annual meal is expected to feed approximately 2,000 people in the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S Church Ave., Tucson.

Linda Brickman Announces Candidacy For MCRC Member-At-Large: Linda Brickman presently is working as a member of the AZ Leadership Team for Cruz for President, and on other state campaign offices.  She serves as a registered lobbyist for the Arizona Conservative Coalition (ACC) and Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA), legislative liaison for ACT for America, and served as legislative liaison for the AZ Tea Party Patriots (ATPPA) and Convention of States (COS).  In these positions, she monitors legislation and serves as the liaison between the numerous affiliated organizations, the grassroots advocating their positions and the legislature.  Brickman successfully spearheading two pieces of legislation recently for ACT for America dealing with National Security issues that were both signed into law, and another to be introduced this legislative session.  She brings with her knowledge of Islam and State sovereignty issues, as well as regulatory and Constitutional issues.   Brickman’s diverse background also includes business marketing, event planning, training, government relations/consulting for direct sales clients on environmental and regulatory matters at the State and Federal levels, and being a certified paralegal.  Brickman is an AZRA Executive board member, and past member of the Legislature’s Border Security and Sovereignty Committees and SWAG Team on Border Security.  She is continuously fighting as an advocate for pro-Second Amendment rights and State Land and sovereignty issues, while fighting against issues such as Medicaid Expansion, Common Core, Agenda 21, and illegal immigration.  Brickman is an elected Precinct Committeeman in LD15.  She  is an editor and co-author of environmental publications and developed sales/promotion programs for field organization books (Silent Killers, Chicken Soup for the Network Marketer’s Soul, Indoor Air Pollution Resource Guide), as well as authored children’s books on family values.  Brickman and her husband Robert have been married for 32 years and have two children and one granddaughter.

LD25 Third Vice Chairman Gene Dufoe Announced FOR MCRC Member-AT-LARGE:  I am running because I believe that we need dedicated volunteers who will work hard to elect Republicans.  I was elected Precinct Committeeman in 2010 and am now Third Vice Chair for LD25.  I have financially supported the Republican National Committee since 1976, the National Republican Congressional Committee since 1977 and National Republican Senatorial Committee since 1976.  I have been very active in supporting candidates for President, Congress, the AZ state senate and house and local candidates since 2008.  I have also supported pro-Second Amendment, State Land and sovereignty issues and have actively fought against Medicaid Expansion, Common Core, and illegal immigration.  I have gathered signatures for a number of Republicans since 2008.  I have been a monthly contributor to Goldwater Institute, Judicial Watch, and Heritage Foundation for a number of years.  I have been a lifelong Republican, first working for Goldwater for President in 1964.  
I have monitored the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board for seven years, served on the 2012 MPS Facilities Planning Committee, served on the 2015 MPS Assessment Task Force, served as a volunteer for the Mesa Public Schools (MPS) 5th Grade Flight Center demonstrating how a helicopter flies for the past 15 years, and was awarded the MPS Volunteer of the Month in April 2010.  I have served as a member of the Boeing Retirement Advisory Board (RAB) seven years and as Chair since 2011.  I have been Scholarship Chair for the American Society for Quality for ten years awarding scholarships to ASU Graduate and undergraduate Engineering Students. Gene and his wife Loretta have been married for 56 years and have two sons and one daughter and two grandsons. Contact: 480-835-9637.
Arizona's Presidential Preference Election (PPE) is scheduled March 22, 2016. 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. 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.

Heroes to Hometowns “Pajama and Toy Drive” for wounded veterans and their families is underway. Contact CEO Kathy Pearce at  or 480-330-1632 for a list of needs.  AZ Heroes to Hometowns charity link: Drop of locations for donations are:
ü  AZ Heroes to Hometowns - 40 W. Brown Rd. Ste. 105, Mesa AZ 85201 (by appointment call 480.330.1632)
ü  Office of the Arizona State Treasurer: 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix AZ 85007
ü  Frashers Smokehouse -  3222 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix AZ 85018   (11am to 8pm)
ü  Pinal County Supervisor - 33622 N. Mountain Vista Blvd., San Tan Valley, AZ (by appointment 520.866.6211)
ü  Stella Cook - 10600 W. Griswold Rd., Peoria AZ 85345

Incumbents LD11 Sen. Steve Smith, Rep Mark Finchem, and Rep Vince Leach are asking their constituents to sign their 2016 election petitions on line at

LD13 House Candidate Ray Kouns needs help gathering petition signatures to get on the ballot.  You can sign on line at the   Contact Kouns at 928-685-3284 or at

Phil Cobbin Of  Rimrock is forming an LD6 Study Committee “to get enough LD6 PC’s organized to muscle past the county chairs who have generally been useless.”  Interested persons can contact him at  928-525-4393.

ATTN Republicans: Go to the Arizona Secretary of State Website to sign candidate petitions for the 2016 ballots and contribute $5 to clean elections candidates.  Candidates can get one-half of their signatures and $5 contributions via the website. This saves candidates a lot of time and shoe leather.

The Maricopa County Republican Committee Mandatory Meeting is scheduled Sat., Jan 16 at the Church of the Nation’s, 6225 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ. 85012, according to Executive Director April Riggins.  Riggins and Dan Grimm are co-chairing the event again this year. Those wishing to obtain tables, display banners, have flyers distributed in the packet, or display ground signs  are asked to call Reservations Chairman Liz Alcorn for pricing at  or phone 602-315- 0349. Checks should be made payable to MCRC and mailed to Liz Alcorn, 12040 N. 133rd Way, Scottsdale, AZ. 85259 by Jan 11, 2016. Tables will be assigned when payment is received. No exceptions.

The Mandatory AZGOP Meeting for all State Committeemen (in person or by proxy) will be held Jan 23, 2016 at Grace Community Church in Phoenix.

The Arizona GOP State Convention, where the state delegates to the Republican National Committeemen, are elected is scheduled April 30 at the Mesa Arts Center.  Sharon Geise and Bruce Ash are the current RNC delegates.

Under The Guidance Of  AZGOP Compliance Officer Timothy Lee, the AZGOP will conduct two Basic Training Seminars at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Phx  in 2016.
A Mandatory Training Session on Roberts Rules of Orders for County  and Legislative District Chairman will be held from 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Sat, Feb 27.  Any extra seating available for the Robert’s Rules session will be assigned on first registered, first served basis.
An open Session for all interested on GOP Bylaws will be held from 9 am-12:30 pm,  Sat, March 12. Both Sessions will include materials and training from top recognized Parliamentarians and Rules experts. A light Continental breakfast will be offered. Contact Lee at  or (602) 518-5860 Text/Cell.

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