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1-9-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor - Frosty Taylor or
Web Master   John Strasser

Saturday – January 9, 2016

ATTN PCs:  Many of you have been asking about your Maricopa County Republican Jan 16 Mandatory Call letters. 
·         Briefs is told they are in the mail, however, they haven’t been delivered in some areas yet.  They should be in your mail boxes by Monday – even those in the far corners of Maricopa County.
·         Others say they almost mistook the call letter for junk mail… so check your incoming mail closely.
·         The two proxies in the call letter are meeting specific and will only be accepted at the Jan 16 meetings. 
·         A ‘special’ meeting is scheduled at 2:30 pm – immediately following adjournment of the regular session – the second proxy is for that meeting.
·         Briefs is also receiving inquiries as to bios on the 11 member at large (MAL) candidates. PCs will be electing five new MALS from the 11 candidates. Briefs has posted all the candidate announcements received from the individual candidates and will post any MAL candidate announcement received until noon Thursday, Jan. 14.  MAL candidate  announcements can be sent to or
·         One resolution was accidently left out of the call letter.  See LD28 PC Joe Alcott’s  Resolution In Support Of Protecting Arizona’s State Rights” in the Jan 8, 2016 Briefs archives 1/1-8-16-briefs
·         Please review the call letter meeting rules, and the bylaws and resolutions proposals prior to the meeting.

Legislative Opening Day Ceremonies are scheduled at noon, Mon, Jan 11 at the Capitol for the Fifty-Second Legislature Second Regular Session (1700 W Washington, Phx).  The ceremony includes the Governor’s State-of-the-State Address, and the First Reading of Bills in the House of Representatives. Speakers include Gov Doug Ducey, Speaker of the House and David Gowan and Senate President Andy Biggs.

LD 29 will meet at 7 pm., Jan 11 at 12836 W Colter St, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340  to  
discuss the MCRC Mandatory and the AZGOP meetings in January.  6:30 pm  - social. Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert, 623-330-3622,
Muslim-Sex-Attacks-Rock-6-Countries   'The idea of multicultural Europe has failed' …Women in at least six countries across Europe are paying the price for their leaders’ decision to welcome millions of migrants from cultures deeply hostile to Western values.A wave of sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany, on New Year’s Eve – and the media cover-up that followed – enraged local citizens. The backlash grew as it became apparent that similar attacks happened in Bielefeld, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Stuttgart.

The Republican National Committee quickly criticized Hillary Clinton over her new ad. "Under President Obama, we've become less prosperous, less safe, and less free, but incredibly, Hillary Clinton wants to not only double down but expand on this legacy of failure," RNC spokesman Michael Short told CNN.  In new ad, Clinton casts herself as the best defense against a GOP president  See hillary casts herself as best defense against a GOP president

LD23 Rep Jay Lawrence:  I have met with Governor Ducey to discuss bills I will be introducing. The governor is amazing, great warmth and what a year he and the legislature have had. Also met with the East Valley Chamber in Chandler. There will be some bills you'll like and some you may not.  I'll tell you more about them as soon as they are "dropped". I might tell you that as co-chair of the senate/house veterans caucus I am dropping a resolution to make June 27th, 2016 PTSD awareness day. We must recognize the brave men and women who have returned from war with post-traumatic stress disorder. They deserve our appreciation and resolve to help them after what they have done for us.

Maricopa County Treasurer Candidate Royce Flora: I have spent the last 23 years fighting for the taxpayer, including the last nine years as the Chief Deputy of the Maricopa County Treasurer’s Office.  I am a Constitutional Conservative and pro taxpayer.   I will work with Prop. 13 folks including  Senate President Biggs to eliminate residential property taxes.  The protection of property rights is a fundamental principle on which our country was founded and I believe our citizens should truly own their home and not eternally lease it from the government in the form of property taxes.
Treasurer Charles "Hos" Hoskins, a great Patriot and a highly decorated veteran, is not going to seek re-election. Hoskins is the Chairman of my campaign. I am the recipient of several national awards on innovation and cost effective measurers.
Reining in Out-of-Control Spending,  Balancing the Budget, and Ensuring Sound Monetary Policy.  Unless we take dramatic action now, young Americans and their children will inherit an unprecedented legacy of unsustainable debt, with the interest alone consuming an ever-increasing portion of the country’s wealth. Today, the American Dream is at risk. Our nation faces unprecedented uncertainty with great fiscal, economic and moral challenges. Heavy taxes, excessive regulation and  an open attack on traditional values.
Like Lincoln, I intend to act "with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right." To restore accountability. To make us all proud again of the way free people govern themselves. No more “drive-by” political promises.  I propose to do all I can to restore fiscal sanity, put our Constitutional duty first and honor our Oath of Office.  It’s time for government to take steps to restrain its growth and it’s up to ordinary citizens to make sure it does.
  •     A Constitutional Conservative
  •     Committed to smaller and more efficient government
  •     Committed to lower taxes
  •     Committed to you, the taxpayer

America’s Might Warriors Founder Debbie Lee: The new series Live to Tell will  premier with Marc Lee's heroic story at 10 pm ET, Jan 10 on the History Channel. As a Mother one of the heart wrenching things is to see your child's name on a headstone, granite wall, in a movie or a book, but their heroic stories need to be told. This documentary gives a detailed glimpse of who Marc was and his heroic actions with his Charlie Platoon teammates.
We founded America's Mighty Warriors in response to Marc's amazing last letter home which has inspired millions of lives around the world. Marc’s name means "Mighty Warrior," but our foundation isn't called Mighty Warrior" as it is about all of our troops who have served and sacrificed greatly for our freedoms. We know who pays that price for the freedoms we enjoy everyday. Live your life worthy of their sacrifices!

A Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association member will address the Jan 13 luncheon of the Arrowhead Republican Women at 11:30am at the Briarwood Country Club 135th Avenue & Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, AZ. CVMA is a support group to “Soldiers Best Friend -a Peoria organization that provides food, training time, and supplies for veteran service dogs rescued from local animal shelters. $30 per person. Adults, no children. No jeans. RSVP deadline Jan 8 to  or contact Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224.

LD23, Paradise Republican Women’s Group and Moral Action Ministry are co-sponsoring “13 Hours In Benghazi-Truth Speech “ between 2-6:15 pm., Sun.,, Feb 21 at the Lund Performing Arts Center,  3102 North 56th St., Phoenix, AZ, 85018   featuring Kris ‘Tono’ Paronto, former Army Ranger (1 of 6 American Heroes) “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi” and Author and Benghazi expert Kenneth Timmerman who wrote “Dark Forces: The Truth about What Happened in Benghazi”.   Doors open at 1:30 pm.  2 pm opening ceremonies. 2:15 pm Paronto. 3:45 pm book signing/photo op. 4:15 pm Timmerman. 5:45 pm book signing/photo op. Tickets   Group Sales & Co-Sponsors & Vendor Tables: Contact: or 602-818-8838 See Movie Trailer-13 HOURS: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.  Jan 15, 2016 moving opening.  see details

CD9 candidate Dave Giles is asking for volunteers. Helpers needed:
  • Jan 12, 3-5 pm., data entry and social media, MCRC headquarters, 3030 S Rural Road, Temp.
  • Jan 16, 8-11 am or 11am-1 pm, MCRC Mandatory meeting, Church for the Nations, 6225 N Central Ave., Phx.
Contact: 602-499-8600 or   

Sun Lakes Republican Club Chairman Michael Tennant is asking registered Republicans to help GOP candidates get their nomination petitions signatures for the fall ballot by going to  to sign petitions electronically.  This web site is secure and supported by the Arizona Secretary of State. A driver license number and birthdate are required to take you to the correct district where a petition signature can be submitted for each candidate listed.  

Legislative Democrats  will hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m., Mon., Jan 11 to announce their 2016 Agenda and Budget Priorities at the State Capitol in Phoenix.

ATTN Maricopa County Republican PCs: Be sure to read every page of the call letter that should have been mailed to you from Maricopa County Republican headquarters.  Know what you are voting on. This call letter includes the call for the 9 am, Jan 16 Mandatory PC meeting at the Church for the Nation, 6225 N Central Ave., Phx., as well as a “special” 2:30 pm meeting that follows the Mandatory Meeting.  There are two proxy included in the call letter – one for each meeting.  The first proxy will be recognized for the Mandatory agenda that includes proposed meeting rules, by laws changes, 12 proposed resolutions, election of five members at large, etc. See  The second proxy will be recognized at the “special” meeting that was called by MCRC Chairman Tyler Bowyer for the purpose of voting on the removal of the Chairman, and/or First Vice-Chair Jeni White, and/or Second Vice-Chair Aaron Borders from the MCRC Executive Committee Board.

The 11 Candidates vying for the five Member-At-Large openings on the Maricopa County Republican Committee Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) include
·         Joshua Askey (LD17)
·         Linda Brickman (LD15)
·         Lilia Dashevsky (LD15)
·         Gene Dufoe (LD25)
·         Jeff Greenspan (LD24)
·         Wesley W. Harris (LD20)
·         Sophia E. Johnson (LD19)
·         Tom Morrissey (LD18)
·         Ed Pellegrino (LD18)
·         Mark Spencer (LD28)
·         Lynne Weaver (LD28)

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PC Day at the Capitol is scheduled from 9am-3 pm., Wed., Jan 13 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington, Phx.  9 am - Meet your legislators. 11:30 am – free lunch, rally and greetings from elected officials (free tickets required) Registered here pc-day-at-the-capitol-tickets  1 pm – Houses introduction. 1:30 pm – Senate Introduction. 2 pm – small group meetings with legislators.  Contact
The Republican Party of Maricopa County is planning a Firearms Prize Drawing (aka as a raffle). The three prizes include:
      1st Prize: DPMS Panther,.308 AR15. MSRP: $999.
      2nd Prize: Smith & Wesson, M & P, .223 AR15. MSRP: $739.
      3rd Prize: Ruger, RS22, .22 semi automatic pistol, MSRP: $349.
One (1) ticket for a $10 donation or three (3) tickets for a $20 donation. Winner need not be present to win. Help support your Republican Party of Maricopa County. Drawing will be held at the 1/16/16 MCRC Mandatory Meeting. Credit & Debit Card Payment Accepted! Firearms supplied by Arizona Firearms in Tempe, that is donating the Ruger, RS22 pistol. All winners must qualify in accordance with Arizona firearm laws. Winners will receive an Arizona Firearms gift card in lieu of the prize won. For tickets or information Contact Andrew Costanzo, prior to the meeting.
To Access The Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Jan 16, 2016 Mandatory meeting call letter, agenda, candidates and proxy form go to  Official Calls/Proxies.  Only precinct committeemen who were elected or appointed by Nov 25, 2015 are eligible to enter the assembly room and vote at the mandatory meeting.

In Conjunction With AZGOP Treasurer Jonathan Lines and under the guidance of AZGOP Compliance Director Timothy Lee, the AZGOP will conduct two Basic Training Sessions in 2016.
·         Robert’s Rules of Order Training Session:  Hosted by National Committeewoman Sharon Giese, AZGOP presents a Mandatory Training Session on Robert’s Rules of Orders for all County Chairmen and Legislative District Chairmen between 9 am-12:30 pm., Sat., Feb 27. The instructor is Al Gage. Any extra seating available for the Robert’s Rules Session will be assigned on first registered, first served basis.
·         AZGOP Bylaws Session:  Hosted by Joe Abate, Counsel to AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham, an open training session for all interested in the nuances and mechanics of putting together GOP Bylaws will be held from 9am-12:30 pm., Sat., March 12 under the instruction of  Mike Peck.
Both Sessions will include materials and training from top recognized participating Parliamentarians and Rules Experts. Both sessions will be held at the AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ. A light Continental breakfast will be offered. Contact Compliance Director Timothy Lee at: or (602) 518-5860.
AZGOP Treasurer’s Training Session : If you are interested in Training for GOP Treasurer’s, let Lee know at

The Public Is Invited to comment on 22 applicants for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the resignation of Judge Joseph Sciarrotta, Jr.  the applicants are:

Glenn A Allen
· Michael C. Blair
· Bruce D. Brown
· Kathleen N. Carey
· Michelle Carson
· Jessica M. Cotter
· Max-Henri Covil
· Kristin R. Culbertson
· Kimberly A. Demarchi
· Michael E. Gottfried
· Mark W. Hawkins
· Mark E. House
· Michelle D. Johnson
· Michael Kielsky
· Todd F. Lang
· Scott S. Minder
· John T. Moshier
· Erin O’Brien Otis
· Jeffrey A. Swierski
· Annielaurie Van Wie
· Lisa A. VandenBerg
· Dena Welch-Rowland

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review the applications and take public comment on Jan 28, 2016 in Room 345 of the State Courts Building, 1501 W. Washington. Or send written comments to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007 or by email to  no later than Jan 26, 2016.
On Jan 28, the Commission will choose those to be interviewed on Feb 10.The Commission will recommend at least three nominees to Gov Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.

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JAN 11
·         Gov Doug Ducey will deliver his State of the State address and announce his priorities and policy initiatives for the second regular session of the 52nd Arizona Legislature on January 11, 2016 at the capitol.  Time and details tba.

·         The Western Pinal County Chapter of the Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon, Jan 11 (doors open at 6pm) at 408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ. The program features guest speaker Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff and Congressional Candidate for Arizona's CD1. Contact: Secretary Jason Hayes   202-394-7202 

·         US Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey will speak at the Conservative Republican Club of Kingman ata 11:15 m., Jan 11 at the Dambar Steakhouse, 1960 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401.  Contact: Comm Dir  Joel Andres Frewa (954) 907-3292.

·         The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet for dinner at 6:20 pm, Mon., Jan 11 at The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch,  7401 North Scottsdale Road,  Scottsdale, AZ 85253-3548     (480) 948-5050  to hear Laura Knaperke, former House Appropriations Chair, address “ Solar Power in Arizona.”  5:30 pm – meet and greet. 6 pm mtg, 7 pm program. $35 per person. Reservations required by Thurs., Jan 7. Send check made out to “LRWC”  to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 or call 480-368-2777 or bring cash. A Reservation Made Is A Reservation Paid!

·         The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Jan 11at 3375 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix to hear Brad A. Heward  address how welfare fraud, Obamacare fraud, Medicare fraud and insurance fraud are financing voter fraud in every state in this country, mostly by absentee ballot. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders 602.677.1496

·         The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Jan 11 at 408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, Casa Grande, AZ. The building on the southeast corner of W Florence Blvd. and N Sacaton St. Doors open at 6 pm., Speaker: Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff and Congressional Candidate for Arizona's CD1. Contact: Sec. Jason Hayes 202-394-7202

JAN 12
·         Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will address the LD13 Republicans at 7 pm., Tues., Jan 12 at the PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls Clubhouse Chianti Room, 16262 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, AZ.  Registration opens at 6:30 pm. The next meeting is scheduled Feb 9 at the same location. Contact: Chairman Wally Campbell  623-451-1100.

·         The Northwest Valley Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm, Tues, Jan 12 to hear Mona K. Oshana speaking about how she and her family escaped from Iraq.  She will also address the politics and policies that got us to the current dismal situation in the Middle East.  Co-speaker will be Sam Isaac Darmo.  Darmo will address various issues concerning the Middle East. An informative video will be shown at 5 pm.  Contact: Dennis Zinke  623-977-8114. Meeting takes place at 10050 W. Bell Road, Ste. 50 in Sun City.

·         Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney will address the Sun Lakes Republican Club at 6:30 pm., Tues, Jan 12 in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd, Chandler, AZ.  

·         The Sahuarita Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Jan 12 at the Triple Play, Duval Mine Road West of I-19 for dinner and to hear a report from former Maricopa County Republicans Chairman A J LaFaro regarding ballot harvesting and voter fraud issues. LaFaro is also a national director for the AZ Republican Assemblies. Meeting Contact:

·         The Sun Lakes Republican Club will host Mark Spencer, Southwest Projects Coordinator for Judicial Watch at it’s 6:pm, Jan 12 meeting in the Arizona Room at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S Sun Lakes Blvd, Sun Lakes, AZ 8 5248. Spencer will address “Corruption & Public Office: Scandals Exposed”.  Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney will also be present.

JAN 13
·         PC Day at the Capitol is scheduled from 9am-3 pm., Wed., Jan 13 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington, Phx.  9 am - Meet your legislators. 11:30 am – free lunch, rally and greetings from elected officials (free tickets required) Registered here pc-day-at-the-capitol-tickets  1 pm – Houses introduction. 1:30 pm – Senate Introduction. 2 pm – small group meetings with legislators.  Contact 
·         SaddleBrooke Republican Club will meet at 5 pm., Wed., Jan 13 in the Ballroom in HOA#2.  Doors up at 3:30 pm.  Sierra Vista resident Colonel Thomas M. Finnegan, US Army (Retired), will address the group. Finnegan has served on the Board at the Fort Huachuca 50 since 1994.  The Fort Huachuca 50 is a community-based organization founded in 1987 to support the viability of Fort Huachuca for the future.  He served two tours in the Republic of Vietnam and served in a variety of command and staff assignments prior to his retirement in 1993.  From 1994 until his retirement in 2007 he was the Program Manager for L-3 Communications in Sierra Vista. Contact: President Neil MacDonald

·         The Jan 13, 2016 Arrowhead Republican Women Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. Check in opens at 10:45am. The speaker will be a representative of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA), Post 32-1, an all-volunteer organization of veterans helping veterans. Their activities support the Soldier's Best Friend program in Peoria. Reservations required to attend; cost is $20 payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations must be made through or  RSVP: Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224 to place a reservation  by Fri., Jan 8.  ARW is open to Republican women registered to vote in AZ - Republican men may join as associate members.

JAN 16
·         The Yavapai County Republican Committee’s Mandatory meeting is scheduled Jan 16  - same day as the Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Mandatory meeting. Calls letters should go out no later than Jan 6 to precinct committeemen qualified to vote at these meetings. 

·         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 Constitutional Study Group is scheduling classes between 2-3:30 pm., on Saturday, Jan 16  and Feb 13 at three locations in Mesa.
·         American Family Education, 4833 E Southern, Mesa
·         Board room of SWD Urethane Co., 536 S Drew St., Mesa
·         Leisure World Club House, 908 W Power Road., Mesa
Instructors: Nathan Phelps, Veri Farnsworth, Cindy Biggs, Sarah Rowse and Adrienne Weiss. Contact: Farnsworth vfarnsworth13&  or 480-204-0964.
    $5 donation covers Constitution booklet, workbook and all class handouts. 

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Congressman Paul A. Gosar after introducing bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4354, supported by 16 bipartisan cosponsors to affirm a mechanism for the president to strip Bill Cosby of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and impose criminal penalties for anyone who wears or publicly displays a Presidential Medal of Freedom that has been revoked: “I’m pleased to see so many of my colleagues, both Republican and Democrat, join me in taking a stand to defend the integrity of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This distinguished accolade is an important symbol of our country. It is time for our elected leaders to boldly take action for what is right and join together in condemning abhorrent behavior like that of Bill Cosby. Revoking Bill Cosby’s Medal of Freedom won’t undo his actions or heal the wounds of his victims, but it will signal to the American people that we will not tolerate such lewd behavior. It is time to reclaim our nation’s moral compass.
     “It is true that there is a presumption of innocence in the American legal system, and rightly so. And while our criminal justice system will ultimately determine whether Cosby serves jail time for any of the crimes of which he has been accused, Cosby’s own admissions to drugging women with the intention to satisfy his sexual desires place him outside the bounds of whom we should admire in our society.
      “One of my constituents said it best: Civilian honors such as this come with no legal protections or guarantees...Honors are optional, and not anyone’s legal right to have and keep…The bar should be extraordinarily high for the Medal of Freedom, and to keep Cosby as a recipient greatly diminishes the very worth of that honor.”   The full text HERE

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