Wednesday, March 2, 2016

3-2-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs


Editor - Frosty Taylor or           Web Master John Strasser

LD25 Vice Chairman and Tea Party Leader Dan Grimm will address “What is a RINO (Republican In Name Only)? How can a RINO be identified? And what is the future of the Tea Party in America?” at the Wed, March 2 Freedom Fires Live meeting at 6:30 pm., at Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Ave., Mesa. $2 per person (Under 18 free).

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s “2016 AzFRW Day at the Legislature” is scheduled between 10 am-2:30 pm., Wed, March 30 at the capitol. Participants are ask to wear something red. Meet your legislators and watch them in action. $20 registration includes lunch from Duck and Decanter. To register : Miryam Gutier-Elm 602-717-3871 or AzFRW Treasurer Susan Marell 602-370-3435.

This Morning Congresswoman Martha McSally led her first hearing as Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee. The hearing will cover how Border Patrol measures its effectiveness and how current metrics do not provide a complete picture of the situation along the border. Witnesses will include acting U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald D. Vitiello and the Director for GAO’s Homeland Security Maj Gen Randolph D “Tex” Alles (ret. USMS) and Justice Issues Rebecca Gambler. Live-streamed along-the-border

MCRC EGC Secretary Matt Eberle will be stepping down to run for the Chandler City Council, therefore, nominations are being accepted until 11:59 pm., Sat., March 5 for secretary candidates to fill Eberle’s position. Eberle’s replacement will be elected at the March 9 MCRC EGC meeting. Nomination will also be accepted from the floor at the March 9 meeting. Candidates must currently be a precinct committeeman.

Arrowhead Republican Women’s Club Vice Chair Jan Martinson reports the ladies sold $145 worth of GOP design jewelry at the recent Candidate’s Corral at Pioneer Village – in spite of having to carry their inventory over 300 yards of dirt, grass and rock. She says although there was a “light show of people” the volunteers got to speak with the two dozen candidate speakers who were informed of two upcoming forums scheduled in coming months in Sun City West. Candidates wishing to participate in either of the West Valley Candidate’s Forums should contact Martinson at or 623-546-3753.

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.

ATTN Candidates: Candidate announcements are limited to 300 words. Submissions beyond the word limit will be edited to conform with the policy. - ft

Donald Trump For President Yard Signs are now available for pick up between 10 am-7pm at 605 E. McKellips Rd, Mesa AZ 85203. Volunteers are needed to put together yard signs, phone banking, and other duties, according to coordinator Thayer Verschoor.

Ted Cruz For Prexy Yard Signs. Linda Brickman, leadership team for Cruz for President 2016, says, “I have some rally signs at my home. I am checking into getting more as well as ordering yard signs. Will keep you posted. Send folks to me if they ask. Give out my phone number if you want to post it as well 602-330-9422.”

UPDATED Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) Legislative Scoreboard:  Scores reflect votes

 thru 2/26

Body  Member_Name                LD       Score


H        Jill Norgaard                     18       95.41

H        Michelle B. Ugenti-Rita       23       94.54

H        Eddie Farnsworth              12       94.50

H        John M. Allen                    15       94.00

H        Russell "Rusty" Bowers      25      93.72

H        Warren H. Petersen            12       93.56

H        Darin Mitchell                    13       92.19

H        Anthony Kern                    20       91.17

H        Jay Lawrence                    23       91.13

H        Mark Finchem                   11       91.11

H        Phil Lovas                         22       90.79

H        Brenda Barton                   06       89.74

H        David W. Stevens              14       89.28

H        Bob Robson                      18       88.82

H        Sonny Borrelli                   05       88.72

H        David M. Gowan Sr.           14       87.39

H        Paul Boyer                        20       86.54

H        Justin Olson                      25       86.22

H        David Livingston               22       86.21

H        Jeff Weninger                    17       85.95

H        Karen Fann                       01       85.92

H        Steve Montenegro             13       85.59

H        Javan D. "J.D." Mesnard     17       85.30

H        Rick Gray                          21       85.27

H        Tony Rivero                      21       83.92

H        Bob Thorpe                       06       82.10

H        Heather Carter                  15       81.82

H        Kelly Townsend                 16       80.72

H        Thomas "T.J." Shope         08       80.39

H        J. Christopher Ackerley      02      80.34

H        Kate Brophy McGee           28       80.03

H        Franklin M. Pratt                08       79.81

H        Noel W. Campbell              01       78.97

H        Vince Leach                      11       74.70

H        Doug Coleman                  16       70.46

H        Regina Cobb                     05       65.58


Body  Member_Name                LD       Score


S        Judy Burges                      22       97.09

S        Steve Yarbrough                17       96.69

S        Steve Smith                      11       96.24

S        David C. Farnsworth          16       96.16

S        Andy Biggs                       12       95.47

S        Susan Donahue                 05       95.04

S        Debbie Lesko                    21       94.19

S        Gail Griffin                        14       93.82

S        Nancy Barto                      15       93.19

S        Don Shooter                      13       92.37

S        Kimberly Yee                     20       92.27

S        John Kavanagh                  23       91.71

S        Sylvia Allen                       06       91.52

S        Adam Driggs                     28       89.52

S        Bob Worsley                      25       89.20

S        Steve Pierce                      01       87.85

S        Jeff Dial                            18       83.53

S        Carlyle Begay                    07       60.53

There are weight multipliers applied to all actions as follows:

PP sponsorship


P Sponsorship


C Sponsorship


Committee Vote


Miscellaneous Motion vote on Floor


COW vote


Third Read vote


Final Vote



The Arizona Federation Of Republican Women Summer Meeting is scheduled June 16-18, 2016 at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center, Prescott, AZ.

Arrowhead Republican Women’s President Bonnie Hochberg: Borrowed from the ARWC newsletter - The battle for the White House has entertained, outraged, and baffled the Republican voters. It’s been the battle of the schoolyard bullies. Some of the rhetoric has been shameful. We catch ourselves alternating between candidates, not sure who will be the strongest choice to lead the free world.

The presidency of the United States of America has one third the power in our system of government, so every election is important. But when you consider everything that’s at stake in this moment of history, this election has the potential to be truly pivotal. Pervasive evil is wrapping its arms around the United States, an insidious plan to turn our great nation into a socialist society. Those candidates representing the Democrat Party have no intellect and no soul. They focus on perceived climate change, entitlements for those unwilling to work, presumed police brutality against Black Americans, gun control, abortion, and the “evil” Wall Street. On the other hand, we Republicans emphasize illegal immigration restrictions, religious liberty, ridding our country of Obamacare, destroying the Iran Nuclear deal, and preserving our right to bear arms.

What is in the balance? Obamacare, amnesty, federal funding of Planned Parenthood, decreased military spending, higher taxes, and more government regulations. Equal distribution of wealth = SOCIALISM! The winner of the 2016 presidential election will likely get the first opportunity to shift the Supreme Court’s balance of power. It’s not just the country’s future that is on the line – it is ours as well.

So, put down those golf clubs, those Maj Jong tiles, and that TV remote! On Tuesday, March 22nd, registered Republicans will vote in the AZ Presidential Preference Election. This is your only official opportunity to let the Republican Party know who you prefer as the presidential candidate for the General Election on November 8th. The chasm between the two parties is the widest it’s ever been. You need to make a choice. Who will best serve our nation as the strongest Conservative president? Who will protect our borders, our finances, our future? Vote!

Note: The August 30th Primary Election ballot contains U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, state, and local candidates and will not contain any presidential candidates.



The Arizona Corporation Commission will meet at 10 am., Wed., March 2 in Hearing Room One, 1200 W Washington, First Floor, Phoenix.

The Maricopa County Republican Committee’s EGC meeting has been moved to March 9 at 7 pm in the AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Phoenix. Contact: Chr Tyler Bowyer


Mesa Republican Women will meet from 11 am-1 pm., Thurs., March 3 at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will talk about what being “America’s Toughest Sheriff”.  $10 per member, $12 for visitors. RSVP deadline is Sun, Feb 28 to or call (480) 615-0524.  MRW meets the first Thursday of each month (no August).  Membership is $25, Jan-Dec and Men/Associate Memberships are $15.  A candidate forum for the Arizona Corporation Commission is scheduled for the April 7 meeting. Contact President Sherry Pierce or call (480) 615-0524.

The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet for dinner at 6:15 pm., March 3 at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas Road, Phx to hear a presentation by Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell. 5:30 pm social. $30 per person. Dinner reservations required. RSVP to Jan Webb at or 602-318-1010 no later than Sun, Feb 28th, whether attending or not attending. Purcell was elected to the office of Maricopa County Recorder in November 1988 and is now serving her seventh term.  She is the second woman to hold this position since 1871.  Born in Topeka, Kansas, she has been a Phoenix resident since 1964.

The Arizona Republican Lawyers will meet for lunch at 11:50 am., Thurs., March 3 at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite (One North Central Ave., Suite 1200, Phoenix to hear Scottsdale City Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp. Check in’s at 11:30 am. $20 for members. $35 for non-members. RSVP to .  If you would like to be recognized for an achievement or make announcement to the group, please make a note in your RSVP. 


SaddleBrooke Republican Club - Tuscon will meet with Arizona Corporation Commission candidates Al Melvin and Frank Riggs on March 4 to discuss the ACC history, water, solar and electricity issues, energy programs for schools, blue collar solar, an Arizona-Sonora Water Summit. Doors open at 3:30 pm.


The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., March 5 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation Building, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Doors open at 8am with coffee and donuts being served. $2 admission fee helps pay for the room rental. Former Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Chairman A.J. LaFaro will address voter frauds and “ballot harvesting”. For information call 623-546-3753. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chairlady 623-214-8010.

March 7

The Lincoln Republican Women will meet at 6 pm., Mon., March 7 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ. 5:30 pm – meet & greet. 6 pm mtg. 6:20 dinner. 7 pm program. Spouses welcome. Everyone is asked to wear green. Speaker: AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham will address what women can do to help win the 2016 elections. $35 per person. Reservations required. RSVP deadline Thurs., Feb 25. RSVP to Pat Kaufman at480-368-2777 or or send check to LRW, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250.

March 8

Republican Candidate For Pima County D4 Marla Closen will be at the Triple Play Restaurant between 6-7:30 pm., March 8 to share her ideas, concerns, and solutions for Pima County government. The venue is located at 1570 W Duval Mine Rd., Exit 69 on I19. One free glass of Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Dinner can be purchased. Contact, or

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature a presentation on “Islamic Terrorism and the 2016 Elections: If the GOP Does Not Protect Us, Nobody Will” by Dr Carl Goldberg, at 6:30 pm., March 8 in the Arizona Rm at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S Sun Lakes., Blvd, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. Contact: Chr Mike Tennant 480-802-0178.

March 9

Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer has announced that the Maricopa County MCRC Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) meeting has been moved Wed., March 9 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., in Phoenix. The April ETC meeting has been moved to Wed., April 13.

Congressman Trent Franks is hosting a “Coffee with the Congressman mini town hall” between 8:30-10 am, Wed., March 9 in the lower level conference room at 7121 W Bell Road #200, Glendale, AZ. Franks will give a brief update on current events in Washington and will open the meeting to questions. RSVP required due to limited space. RSVP to 623.776.7911 or Shari Farrington, field rep at

Congressman Paul Gosar invites the public to ‘Congress, Cops and Coffee’ between 8-9 am., Wed., March 9 at Cuppers Coffee, 226 S Cortez St., Prescott. Contact: 480-882-2697

Congressman Paul Gosar will host a Budget Town Hall at 6 pm., Wed., March 9 at the Messinger’s Funeral Home, 901 S Westerly Road, Payson. Open to the public. Contact 480-882-2697.

Arizona Corporation Commission Candidate Frank Riggs will address the 6:30 pm., Wed., March 9 Freedom Fires Live meeting at Burke Basic School, 131 E Southern Ave., Mesa. Riggs is a former US Congressman and former AZGOP gubernatorial candidate. $2 per person (Under 18 free)

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