Monday, April 4, 2016

4-4-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs


Editor - Frosty Taylor or Web Master John Strasser

Plans Are Underway for the Sun City West Republican Club Spring “Candidates Forum” that will feature national, state, and LD22 candidates running in 2016. Candidates are asked to contact Forum Chairman Jan Martinson at or 623-546-3753 for a spot on the agenda. Put “Candidates Forum” on the subject line. The event will be video-taped so you can use it for promotion. No charge for candidate participation. It’s an opportunity for candidates to speak to at least 200 people at one time. For details call Martinson at 623-546-3753.

Jan Martinson, Chairman of the Arrowhead Republican Women’s Candidate’s Forum has announced that 16 GOP candidates are confirmed to attend the June 11 Candidate Forums at Briarwood Country Club between 2-5 pm. No fees. Light appetizers and a cash bar. Contact Martinson at or 623-546-3753

Tom Morrissey Immediate Past Chairman AZ GOP:

1. Fact is that the Establishment Elite do not want anyone but the Establishment Elite in power. 

2. Fact is Trump (and Cruz) are not who they deem worthy of the presidency.

3. Fact is that by a 'Yuge' margin "we the people" have, and are, indicating, through the on-going primary process, that they are indeed, worthy. 

4. Fact is our state party leadership 'seems' to be in league with the (Karl) Roves in DC who are saying "only they will pick our nominee, no matter what the primary process brings". 

5. Fact is they are the enemy of 'outsiders', Trump, Cruz and we the people.

6. Fact is "the enemy of my enemy is my friend".

7. Fact is that we the people have the right and the power to express our will and it is time we let the Establishment Elite feel our fury if they go against our will.

8. And "facts are stubborn things". Are they not?

Lyle Tuttle, Former Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman: For years, Robert Graham has bragged to us of his fund raising abilities, and told us how much money he had raised, but now, he says he can't do what his predecessors did--- conduct a State Convention without holding the attendees hostage for money. Isn't that interesting....

We have a man here in Arizona who has repeatedly returned to Washington - it is a pretty well-known fact that he has amassed a very sizeable war chest for his use. How about he returns some of those donated dollars to the AZGOP in the form of a check to cover the cost of this state convention that his buddy seems to not have enough to pay for? What do you say John??

PCs Interested In joining those considering taking legal action against AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham and the Arizona Republican Party over the $50 required admission fee to the April 30 AZGOP Convention in Phoenix, are asked to contact LD26 PC and former Marine Matt Papke 480-242-2208 or

US Senate Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk will present his campaign on policies and opponents records at 5 pm., Mon., April 4 at 408 N Sacaton St. $11 in Casa Grande. $5 fee for snacks, coffee and space rental. RSVP: Peggy Hurd or 520-876-4953

Funeral services are scheduled at 10:30 am., Mon., April 4 for Al Jacobson, husband of Tempe Republican Women Club member Angie Jacobson. Services will be held at 10:30 am., Mon., April 4 at St. Daniel, The Prophet Catholic Church, 1030 N Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. There will be a Rosary service at 10 am.

Mesa Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am., Thurs, April 7 with Arizona Corporation Commission candidates at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. RSVP deadline is Sun, April 3 to or call (480) 615-0524.  MRW meets the first Thursday of each month (no August).  Lunch is $10 for members, $12 for visitors/guests. Membership is $25, Jan-Dec and Men/Associate Memberships are $15.  Upcoming meetings:  May 5 - candidates for Mesa City Council offices.  June 2 - candidates for Congressional District 5 House of Representatives. July 7 - U.S. Senate / Maricopa County offices.  No August meeting.  Contact President Sherry Pierce at or call (480) 615-0524.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has launched a series of wildlife-related webinars designed specifically for teachers. Webinars typically last about an hour and you earn a certificate for your participation. Webinars will be offered:

· Thurs, April 14 @ 7pm: America's Wildlife - The struggle to preserve America's wildlife - an amazing tale of national and natural history. Participants will receive access to a free curriculum as well as additional resources and activities. Content is geared toward high school teachers. To registered:

· Thurs, May 12 @ 7pm: Aldo Leopold in the Southwest - Aldo Leopold is considered the "father" of science-based wildlife management. His ideas were fostered by his time exploring Arizona and the southwest. Take a virtual journey in his footsteps and learn about a free GIS-based tool for your classroom. Content is geared toward high school teachers. Register:


Registration Is Now Open For The First-Ever AZ Game And Fish Dept Wildlife And Outdoor Recreation Summer Camp for children between the ages of 8-14. Camps will be held from 8 am-3:15 pm., June 13-16 and June 20-23 at the Department's Hirsch Conservation Area at the Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix. Each session will include hands-on science experiments, fishing, kayaking, archery, air rifles, wildlife encounters and more. Co-sponsored by Wildlife for Tomorrow. Registration is $150 per session per child. Too register: Summer Camp website.

Arizona Game and Fish has added two workshops to its professional development calendar this year. Both workshops are free and open to all types of educators.

· Sat., April 23 - "Reading and Writing about the Environment" offers practical techniques and ideas to integrate literacy concepts into science instruction, with an emphasis on wildlife. Register

· Sat., May 7 Partnering with Arizona Project Wet for "Aquatic Communities: Macroinvertebrates, Fish and their Environments." Take a close look at the Verde River key aspects of the habitat, such as water quality and macroinvertebrates, while also learning about invasive and native species. Also fly-fishing and apply their understanding of the ecosystem. Location: Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Registration:

The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) has established a Speakers Bureau of highly qualified members who are available to speak to conservative clubs and community organizations, including Republican Clubs, AFRW Chapters and AzRA Chapters. The current speakers and their topics are:

ü Dr. Vicki Alger - Education Policy; Standards;   ESA's; etc  E-mail:

ü A J LaFaro - Ballot Harvesting; Close the Primary   E-mail:

ü Phil Mason - K-12 Education Finance   E-Mail:

ü Dan Schultz - PC Recruitment   E-Mail:

Additional speakers who will address critical issues facing Arizona will be announced soon. If you know a strong conservative who either is already an AzRA member or who believes in AzRA principles who could be a candidate for the Speakers Bureau, please contact Executive Director Phil Mason at:

ATTN Club Chairmen/Secretaries: Please include the time and location of your event, as well as a contact name, phone or e-mail when submitting event announcements. It is time consuming to research missing pieces of information. Thanks for your cooperation. – Editor Frosty Taylor.

ATTN LD Chairman: As you conduct your state delegate election meetings please send in the winners so everyone knows who their state delegates to the April 30 State Convention will be. Sent to or

AZ Leg Live is a new tool developed by students at Arizona State University to help you better understand what your legislators are doing at the State Capitol.

A New Website full of facts regarding the National Convention. RNC

Arrowhead Republican Women Third Vice President Barbara Melkin reports that the recent Desert Jewels fashion show was “sold out.” Models included Sen Judy Burges, Sen Debbie Lesko, Maricopa County College Board member Tracy Livingston, along with Jan Boydston, Marguerite Cummings, Janet Heintz, Beth Joice, Nancy Margaritis and Marilyn Sage. Fashion show escort. The handsome Clint Hickman, Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, served as the fashion show escort. Hostesses were

Gina Elliott, Joanne Huckins, Kay Novotney, Jennie Vaught and Jacky Oh. Judi Bourd, Marilyn Sage, Jacky Oh, and Nancy Margaritis were in charge or registrations.

Bonnie Hochberg, Jane Colrud, Jennie Vaught handled the decorations. The telephone committee consisted of Gayle Salter, Gertie Hickman, Kay Novotney and Jane Svendgard. Photographers Were Dora Sextro and Janet Heintz. Raffles were offered by Jan Boydston and Margy Cummings. Patti Thomas was the coordinator and decorator of the baskets. Ticket sellers included Jan Boydston, Jane Colrud, Patti Thomas, Ginny Shick, and Gina Elliott. Publicity: Lezlee Alexander and Frosty Taylor. The Executive Committee: President Bonnie Hochberg, 1st Vice President Jan Martinson, 2nd Vice President Arlene Goldblatt, Recording Secretary Jacky Oh, Treasurer Marilyn Sage, Parliamentarian Jan Hermsmeyer, Members-at-Large Joanne Huckins, Judi Bourd and Lezlee Alexander.

Arizona’s National Committeeman Bruce Ash says that the RNC launched a new website detailing everything you need to know about the National Convention. is a tool for voters to learn about convention delegates, rules, and how the overall process works in a simple, easy to understand format.

1. New site to help answer FAQs about the rules, delegates, & exactly what happens at a national party convention:

2. What's the purpose of the Republican National Convention? Get that answer + more here:

3. answers your Qs about the path to CLE and what will happen at the 2016 @GOPconvention in July

4. answer to all of your GOP convention questions, including how a nominee is chosen. (Facebook)

The Colorado River Tea Party meets at 6 pm., weekly at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. The line-up of scheduled speakers includes:

April 7 – US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey.

April 21 – AZ Corporation Commission candidate Al Melvin.

May 5 – LD4 candidate Richard Hopkins.

May 19 – Former AZ Senate President Russell Pearce.

June 2 – BBQ fundraiser sponsored by Congressman Paul Gosar.

Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer 928-210-1219

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 to the policy. - ft

US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward: “As we meet folks all over Arizona, we get plenty of questions about how we’ll undo 30 years of Establishment control and bring bold, fresh, fearless leadership to the Senate. I want to make sure to answer as many as I can! That's why I want to know your burning questions -- send them to questions_for_kelli I’ll be answering them in a video on Facebook in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out.”

Volunteers Needed: The Arizona Donald Trump Team is looking for volunteers to work phone banks and distribute campaign material. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Thayer Verschoor at or 602 703 0266.

Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable. Arizona delegation phone numbers:

Senator John McCain (R- AZ) 202-224-2235 202-228-2862

Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ) 202-224-4521 202-228-0515

Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1) 202-225-3361 202-225-3462

Rep Martha McSally (R2) 202-225-2542 520-881-3588

Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3) 202-225-2435 202-225-1541

Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4) 202-225-2315 202-226-9739

Rep Matt Salmon (R5) 202-225-2635 202-226-4386

Rep David Schweikert (R6) 202-225-2190 202-225-0096

Rep Reuben Gallego (D7) 202-225-4065 202-225-1655

Rep Trent Franks (R8) 202-225-4576 202-225-6328

Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9) 202-225-9888 202-225-9731


Here Are You State Delegates Election Mtgs By Dates

April 4

· Pima LD 10 - April 4 - 5:30 PM - Wilmot Public Library; 530 North Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85711. Parralee Schneider, Chairwoman

April 5

· Maricopa LD 18 - April 5 - 6 PM - Quality Inn; 5121 E La Puente Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85044. Mary Fritsche, Chairwoman

· Maricopa LD 26 - April 5 - 6:30 PM - Mesa Utilities Building; 640 N. Mesa Dr. Mesa, AZ 85201. Raymond Jones, Chairman

· Maricopa LD 27 - April 5 - 6 PM - Bethesda Baptist; 906 E. Jones st. Phoenix, AZ 85042. Ron Harders, Chairman

April 6

· Maricopa LD 28 - April 6 - 7 PM - Madison School District Headquaters; 5601 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Tom Haney, Chairman

April 9

· Yavapai - April 9 - 8 AM - Centennial Center at Antelope Hills; 1989 Clubhouse Dr. Prescott, AZ 86301. Mark Sensmeier, Chairman

· Mohave - April 9 - 1 PM - Vista Del Sol RV Resort, 3249 Felipe Dr, Bullhead City, AZ 86442. Michael Ward, Chairman


April 4

The Gila County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Luncheon Fundraiser featuring Gov Doug Ducey and Congressman Paul Gosar is scheduled at 11:30 am., Mon., April 4 at the Maztzal Casino in Payson. $60 per person includes a prime rib luncheon, door prizes, silent auction and raffles. RSVP to Shirley Dye 928-951-6774 or Gary Morris 928-478-8186. Checks should be made out to the “Gila County Republican Committee” and mailed to Shirley Dye, 1107 S Deer Born Dr., Payson, AZ 85541. Reservations deadline: Tues March 29.

The Arizona Republican Lawyers will meet with Congressman David Schweikert at 11:50 am., Mon, April 4 at Polsinelli (CityScape – One East Washington St, 11th Floor). $30 per member, $35 per non-members. RSVP to

Congressman David Schweikert will be the guest speaker at the 11:50 am, Mon, April 4 Arizona Republican Lawyers Assocation luncheon at Polsinelli sinelli (CityScape – One East Washington St, 11th Floor) $20 for members, $35 for non-members. RSVP to .  If you would like to be recognized for an achievement or make an announcement to the group, please make a note in your RSVP.  AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham is the speaker for the May 5 meeting and Former Mayor of Mesa and Interim CEO of Valley Metro Scott Smith is slated for June 9.

The Lincoln Republican Women Dinner Meeting is scheduled at 6 pm., Mon, April 4 at The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale to hear Dr. Donald T. Critchlo, Director of the ASU Center for Political Thought and Leadership, address “The Future Right: The Forging of a New Republican Majority.” $35 per person. Spouses welcome. Reservations required. Deadline Thurs, March 31, 2016. Cash at the door or send check made out to “LRW” and send to Pat Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Contact: 480-368-2777 or 602-214-2114 or

Coconino County Republican Committee Chairman Joan Harris: The Coconino County meeting to elect our delegates to the State Convention will be held at 9 am, Mon., April 4, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1175 W. Rt. 66, Flagstaff. National delegates will be elected at the State Convention. If you are interested in becoming a Coconino County delegate to the Arizona State Convention, please contact me at telephone 928-226-0502 or e-mail

Gov Doug Ducey will be the speaker for the Gila County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Luncheon at 11:30 am., Mon., April 4 at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Congressman Paul Gosar will also attend. For ticket information call 928-478-8186. Contact Chr Gary Morris 602-803-7366.

Congressman Paul Gosar’s Staff will hold officer hours between 10 am and noon, Mon, April 4 at 155 N. Tegner, Suite A, Wickenburg, AZ 85390. Raise any concern you have about federal and state topics. Receive help from agents from the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Small Business Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and more. Contact: 928-445-1683.

April 5

Sheriff Richard Mack will speak to the 6:30 pm., April 5 meeting of the Surprise Tea Party Patriots in the Grand Canyon room of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375. Contact: John Madeira

The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will resume our meetings at 6:30 pm., Tues., April 5 to hear Maricopa County Recorder candidate Aaron Flannery in a discussion about the waiting lines and other questions regarding the March 22 PPE such as “Was this a manufactured crisis?” The group meets at 3701 W. Anthem Way in the Anthem Civic Building at Anthem. Contact: Chr Vera Anderson, 602-821-4675 or

Congressman Paul Gosar’s staff will hold office hours from 11 am-1 pm., Tues., April 5 at 220 N 4th St., in Kingman, AZ. Contact: 928-445-1683.


Grassroots Tea Party Activist/Constitutional Patriots will meet at 6 pm.Wed., April 6 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 2717 W Bell Rd, Phx, Az. with state budget expert Archie Dicksion speaking on a variety of very important and probably controversial subjects.


US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey is scheduled to address the Colorado River Tea Party at 6 pm., Thurs., April 7 in the Community Christian Church,6480 E. Hwy 95. Contact: Sally Kizer, Chairman 928-210-1219

The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm for dinner Thur., April 7 at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas Road, Phoenix to Secretary of State Michele Reagan. $30 per person. RSVP: Jan Webb at or 602-318-1010 by Sun., April 3. All reservations must be dinner reservations.

April 8

The Oro Valley Republican Women’s Club Luncheon is set for noon, Fri., April 8 with CD1 candidate Gary Keihne’s Power Point presentation: "Solutions to the U.S. Debt, Security and Border Safety." 11:30 am social. $16 per person. RSVP by 1 pm., Tues., April 5 to Nancy Newman:

Sen candidate Alex Meluskey is holding an open house his campaign field office at 4 pm., April 8 at 820 E Sheldon St., in Prescott. Food, refreshments and meet Meluskey. RSVP to

April 9

The Yavapai County Republican Committee’s election of delegates to the Arizona State Convention will be held April 9. The state convention is slated for April 30. Details tba. Contact: YAV HQ at 112 B E. Union Street, Prescott, AZ 86303. 928-776-4500 or Office hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri 10 am - 4pm., closed on Wed.

The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will hear a debate on Prop 123 - the plan to put $3.5 billion into AZ K-12 schools over the next decade - between opponent State Treasurer Jeff DeWit and proponent Rep Anthony Kern at its Sat., April 9 luncheon. Tickets $30 per person. reserve Your Seat Today!

The 9th Annual Maricopa Golf Classic will raise funds for Wounded Warriors and the 100 Club when it tees off the morning of April 9. To sign up go to

Amphi School Board Member Scott Leska is planning a 12:30 pm., Sat. April 9 Town Hall/Community Outreach meeting at the Pima County Library, Nanini Branch, 7300 N. Shannon Road, Tucson, to gather public input. He chairs a 17-member Arizona Standards Development Committee that is reviewing Arizona K-12 Education Standards.

Paradise Republican Women’s Club members will hear a debate on Prop 123 during their April 9 luncheon. Details tba.



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Scottsdale City Council incumbent Virgina Korte: There is no bigger success story in the city than the resurgence of our downtown area.  It is truly inspiring. Not long ago people joked that we rolled up our downtown sidewalks at sunset. It was a short 15 years ago that our downtown had boarded up buildings and tumbleweeds were literally blowing down the street.  I remember when the canal banks were just dusty trails full of trash. All that has changed. Today, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues have created a vibrant area full of energy morning, noon and night. Downtown has grown from what was once only a tourist attraction to where people now live, work, enjoy the finest restaurants and experience fine arts and culture (not to mention the best shopping in town!). Our revitalized downtown is the second largest employment area in the city, where residential property is appreciating at double the rate of the rest of the city and nearly 1,500 people now live, with many more expected to move there in the future. This infusion of energy and employer enthusiasm to locate their businesses downtown did not happen by accident.  It was by design. The city developed a zoning overlay that intensified downtown development – and it is working. The revival of downtown is a great example of what can happen when we have a vision, work together to implement it and always put Scottsdale first.

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