Thursday, April 7, 2016

4-7-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs


Editor - Frosty Taylor or   Web Master John Strasser


If You Have Been Elected As A Delegate/Alternate For The AZGOP State Convention, be sure to get your $50 credential fee check to your LD chairman by Sat., April 9 so you get seated at the convention.

State Convention Delegate/Former Maricopa County Republican Chairman A J LaFaro has re-submitted a “Resolution Calling For The Resignation of AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham” to be inserted into the April 30 State Convention call letter/agenda. The original resolution was submitted to the AZGOP on March 14, 2016 in accordance with Continuing Bylaws of the Arizona Republican Party (AZGOP) Article VI Section F. Resolutions Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws.

     On March 15, 2016, LaFaro received an e-mail from Graham stating "I have received your resolution and it will be presented to the Resolutions Committee in due time." LaFaro says, “Unfortunately, my First Amendment Rights under the U.S. Constitution and rights as an AZGOP Precinct and State Committeeman were then violated by Tim Sifert, AZGOP Director of Communications, and Robert Graham, AZGOP Chairman, in rejecting the resolution in an e-mail fromSifert dated March 16, 2016.

     “I was elected a LD18 state delegate on April 5, 2016.  I have completed all of the required AZGOP follow-up paperwork and even wrote a check under protest for the $50 poll tax.
      “I am resubmitting the resolution entitled ‘AZGOP State Convention Delegates' Resolution Demanding Chairman Robert Graham Resign’.  I expect, no I insist, the resolution be included in the official Call Letter to the AZGOP 2016 State Convention scheduled for April 30, 2016.”
LaFaro is a LD18 precinct and state committeeman.

 AZGOP State Convention Delegates’ Resolution 

Demanding Chairman Robert Graham Resign


We, the 2016 State Convention Delegates of the Arizona Republican Party (AZGOP) are obligated to hold all of our leaders accountable for their actions.  Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both in as much Robert Graham is by far one of the worst Party Chairman the AZGOP has ever endured.  So with conviction we rise and declare:
WHEREAS, Chairman Robert Graham

  1. has continued to violate the Arizona Revised Statutes, the Bylaws of the Arizona Republican Party, the bylaws of several of the County and Legislative District Republican Committees, and the latest Edition of Robert’s Rules of Order; and 
  2. has repeatedly disregarded and disrespected the will of an overwhelming majority of the AZGOP State and Precinct Committeemen; and


  1. has conducted dictatorial actions that have been calculated and an insidious conspiracy - including but not limited to the unconstitutional 2016 State Convention poll tax - for his personal benefit, the benefit of his cronies and the Republican establishment cabal. 

BE IT RESOLVED that Robert Graham’s constant intimidation, bullying, overreach and unilateral policies will no longer be tolerated;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the AZGOP State Convention Delegates censure Robert Graham for his continued disservice to our Party, State and Nation;

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED the AZGOP State Convention Delegates have lost confidence in Robert Graham, will no longer support him or his actions and demand his immediate resignation.


The Pinal County Supervisors Candidate Forum is scheduled at 10:30 am., Sat., April 16 in the Florence High School Complex Administration Bldg.,1000 N Main St Florence, Arizona 85132. Contact: Mary

Dem US Sen Candidate Ann Kirkpatrick’s camp reports raising $1 million in the first quarter of 2016 in her challenge to boot incumbent Sen John McCain out of his 30 year seat. McCain’s camp raised $1.2 million during the same time frame. McCain has about $5.5 million on hand. By the end of 2015, McCain had raised about $5.6 million and had $5.1 million on hand, bringing his total to about $6.7 million raised.

LD13 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., April 12 at the  Tuscany Falls Clubhouse, 16262 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear Arizona. Registration at 6:30pm. Speaker: Cheryl Todd, Owner of and Co-Host of Gun Freedom Radio, will address the 2nd Amendment through lens of self-protection and instilling those values in the generations to come. Contact: Chairman Wally Campbell 623-451-1100.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors selected Chief Financial Officer and Assistant County Manager Shelby Scharbach as Interim County Manager yesterday. She replaces long-time county employee Tom Manos, who announced his retirement intentions in February. He’ll stay aboard until May 1 to help with the transition.

Several Readers have request information on former Arizona Congressman and national broadcaster JD Hayworth’s “Newsmax Prime” talk show on Newsmax TV. Hayworth says Newsmax TV is available on Newsmax TV is available on Ch. 349 (DirecTV); Ch.223 (Dish); Ch. 115 (FiOS). The easiest way for Arizonans to watch it is on your computer at at 5 pm and again at 8 pm (AZ Time) Monday-Friday.

US Sen Candidate Kelli Ward will be available to visit at an after work meet and greet scheduled between 5:30-7 pm. Tues., April 12 at Augie’s Prescott, 1721 HWY 69, Prescott, AZ 86301. Contact: Carolyn Leff at or 1-928-230-0633.

CD9 Candidate Ross Groen: If you are a CD 9 delegate to the Arizona Republican Party State Convention and would like some help with the $50 fee, I'll pay it if you commit to collecting at least 20 signatures to help get me on the ballot. Contact:

Concerned Veterans for America is hosting a Defend Freedom Tour and free BBQ in Downtown Phoenix between 6-9pm. Sat., April 9 featuring Madison Rising, Navy SEAL Gold Star mother Karen Vaughn, and Ayla Brown.  RSVP: freedom-tour-phoenix - Aaron Gidwani, MCRC Western PC Coordinator 

PCs interested 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

Former House Staffer Brian Townsend has joined Gov Doug Ducey’s staff as an advisor on public-private partnerships. Townsend formerly worked for the Dept of Weights/Measurers and the Arizona Lottery.

Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) President Dave Kopp: Folks like us know security is a personal responsibility and take it seriously. Unfortunately, some people are seduced by the lie “Universal” Background Checks would improve security. It doesn’t and it can’t. Billionaire gun grabbers like Michael Bloomberg will spend their fortunes lying to Arizonans. help to fight back Truth is, “Universal” Background Checks will erode your security. It’ll start by criminalizing private transfers of your personal property. Even loaning to a friend will require a “Universal” Background Check. Inevitably, this will lead to a firearm registry and confiscation. I don’t have to tell you how dangerous that’d be for Arizona. We can’t allow our friends and neighbors to be lured by false promises of security and must fight back against lies with the fight Bloomberg’s Billions.

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin will be in Mohave County on April 11 and 12 in behalf of the ACC’s Rural Tour. Tobin will hold an open house from 5-7 pm., Mon., April at the Bullhead City Council Chambers, 12565 Marina Blvd, Bullhead City. He will host an open house at 10 am., Tues., April 12 at the Mohave County Adm Building, 700 w Beale St., in Kingman. These meetings are open to the public.

Congresswoman Martha McSally will speak and present awards at the Flowing Wells High School Caballero Jr. Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) Awards Ceremony at 7 pm., Thurs, April 7 in the Flowing Wells HS west gym, 3725 N. Flowing Wells Rd. in Tucson. The JROTC program provides cadets instruction in leadership and citizenship courses designed to inspire success in high school and beyond. Approximately 260 cadets will participate in the ceremony, during which awards will be presented for exemplary leadership and service and a change of a cadet command will take place.

U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake spoke on the Senate floor today, urging their colleagues to support their measure included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill that would address concerns raised by residents of Phoenix about recent flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The legislation is currently being debated by the Senate. Full summary of McCain and Flake’s commentary here.

Congressman Paul Gosar will be hosting a public listening session between 8-11 am., Mon., April 11 in the Beale Celebration Center, 201 N 4th St., in Kingman to address “Government Land Grabs, Exposing The Truth.” Gosar says, “Radical special-interest groups are attempting to lock up 1.7 million acres of land in the Grand Canyon Watershed. Under the guise of creating national monuments, the Obama Administration and its environmental allies are sabotaging important energy development, grazing rights, water rights and other recreational activities with the stroke of a pen, regardless of input from communities affected by these designations.  To block this misguided effort, it is crucial to show significant local opposition.” Residents need to testify as to how this potential designation could negatively impact them or their neighborhood. Watch the session on Gosar’s Facebook page A confirmed list of witnesses includes: Kurt Davis, Chairman, Arizona Game and Fish Commission; Tyler Carlson, CEO, Mohave Electric Cooperative; Pamela Hill, Executive Director, American Clean Energy Resources Trust; Jim Parks, President, Coconino County Farm Bureau on behalf of the Arizona Farm Bureau; Kelly Norton, President, Arizona Mining Association; Emmett Sturgill, Arizona Cattlemen’s, Federal Lands BLM Chairman; Glenn Hamer, President and CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce; Gary Watson, Mohave County Supervisor, District 1; Jim Unmacht, President, Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation; Alvy Johnson, Mayor, Town of Fredonia; Harold Roberts, Executive V.P. & COO, Energy Fuels Resources Inc.; Shari Farrington, on behalf of U.S. Congressman Trent Franks, 8th Congressional District; Richard Anderson, Mayor, City of Kingman; Eric Duthie, Town Manager, Town of Tusayan; Joe Bardswich, P.E. of L. J. Bardswich Mine Consultant Inc.; Bob Thorpe, LD6 State Representative; Frank McNelly, Williams City Council Member; Mike Macauley, Chairman, Coconino NRCD, Arizona Association of Conservation Districts; and Craig Wiita, President, Wiita Mining Exploration; Dwight Kadar and Mike Schroeder, Arizona Liberty.

Activist Anita Christy: To those parents and students whose Letters of Assertion to Opt Out and Refuse the AZMerit High Stakes Assessment have been rejected/ignored by school authorities, please refer them to this article and/or forward this email: 19 Congressmen Reassert Parents and Students’ Right to Opt-Out of High Stakes State Assessments. Please contact the Arizona Senators who voted NO to SB1455, refusing to grant you the right to Opt Out of AZMerit.  Their names and contact information appear below:







Jeff Dial




Adam Driggs




John Kavanagh




Debbie Lesko




Steve Pierce




Bob Worsley




Steve Farley




Katie Hobbs




Barbara McGuire




Robert Meza




Catherine Miranda




Lynne Pancrazi




Martin Quezada




Andrew C. Sherwood




David Bradley




Olivia Cajero Bedford




Lupe Contreras




Andrea Dalessandro




Here Are You State Delegates Election Mtgs By Dates

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



Mesa Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am., Thurs, April 7 at , 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213 with Arizona Corporation Commission candidates. RSVP deadline is Sun, April 3rd 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.

Colorado River Tea Party Chairman Sally Kizer reports that Greg Wilkinson, Yuma City Administrator, requested to speak about the City Budget at the 6 pm., Thurs., April 7 in the Community Christian Church,6480 E. Hwy 95. US Sen candidate Alex Meluskey was originally scheduled to speak that evening. Contact: Kizer  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

Sen John McCain will join Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, General Electric (GE) CEO Jeffrey Immelt, and COHOOTS Founder Jenny Poon for a panel discussion about the future of technology and innovation at 9:30 am., Fri., April 8 at the Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington in Phoenix. Moderator: Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

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.

April 12

The Sahuarita Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., April 12 to hear Former State Senator Al Melvin, - now candidate for AZ Corp. Commission - at the Triple Play Restaurant, 1570 West Duval Mine Rd. in Sahuarita. Contact:,

Sen candidates Kelli Ward and Clair Van Steenwyk will appear at the Prescott Republican Women's Club Candidate’s Forum at 10:30 am, Tues., April 12 at the Prescott Resort/Conference Center, 1500 E Hwy 69, Prescott, AZ 86301. RSVP Julie Pettit- 928-642-516

April 13

Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer has announced that the Maricopa County MCRC Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) meeting is scheduled Wed., April 13 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., in Phoenix.

Arrowhead Republican Women will hear from State Treasurer Jeff DeWit at 11:45 am., Wed., April 13, at Briarwood Country Club - 20800 N. 135th Ave. Check-in begins at 10:45am. Cost is $20 payable by cash or check. Advanced reservations required. RSVP - or contact Lezlee Alexander 602-345-5224.

The West Valley GOP office Tuesday morning coffee get-to-gather will feature AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham at 9:30 am., Wed., April 13 at 10050 W Bell Road #50, Sun City.

The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold a special open meeting on the Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Interconnection Of Distributed at 10 am., Wed., April 13 in hearing room one at 1200 West Washington Street, 1st Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85007.

“13 Hours – The True Story of Benghazi” with Kris “Tanto” Paronto” will be sponsored by the College Republicans at Embry-Riddle and Turning Point USA at 7 pm., Wed., April 13 in the Davis Learning Center at Embry-Riddle University, 3700 Willow Creek Rd., Prescott to announce the Glen Doherty Scholarships – the Embry-=Riddle Alumni and Navy Seal killed in action in Benghazi. Paronto has spoken all over the country telling the insde story of the Americans who were on the ground in Benghazi. His talk is entirely non-political and dedicated to the heroism of his fellow warriors. $10 admission. Students free.

Contact Steven Sensmeier

April 14

The SaddleBrooke Republican Club, Patriots of SaddleBrooke, and the Republican Women of Pinal County are hosting a CD1 candidates “Super Meet & Greet “between 3-6 pm., Thurs., April 14 at the Ballroom East, Mountain View Clubhouse in SaddleBrooke. CD1 include Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Speaker of the House Dave Gowan, Arizona Rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne, businessman Shawn Redd, and retired Air Force pilot Lt. Colonel Wendy Rogers. Contact: JoAnn Livingston jlfaz629

A Breakfast With US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward is scheduled between 8-9:30 am., Thur., April 14 at Mike and Ronda’s Diner on Milton, 21 W Milton Road in Flagstaff, AZ. Contact Carolyn Leff at 1-928-230-0633.

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