Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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Monday – January 25, 2016

Marsha Hill, Former Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Posse Commander, has announced her candidacy for Sheriff of Maricopa County.  Hill feels her unique perspective and knowledge from numerous meetings inside the 19th floor has given her insight into how to repair the operation and image of MCSO. She praises the unique MCSO Posses, tents, pink underwear, MASH and plans to keep these, and other programs, operational and strong. However, Hill claims she witnessed people lying to the Sheriff and ignoring orders and that she, too, became victim to some of the internal bullying. I cannot believe, he would allow this to continue,” she says.

Hill said that the Sheriff is mostly a figurehead and a creator of policy, under which, law enforcement and the jails run at the county level. “Arpaio may live another 20 years but he’s already failing in accountability.  Posses are down because of the ill treatment by enforcement support. Obvious he is losing control and will be distracted for a long time with the court orders and supervision of the monitors”.

Hill was cleared in June,  by Attorney General Mark Bronovich,  of allegations (originating at the Sheriff’s office) of wrong doing in the operation of a 501c3 which was used to pay bills for vet work and special diets for  animals at both mash units. Bronovich’s letter to the Sheriff’s office, the AG said he could find no wrong doing and “no probable cause” for the investigation.  Hill was the commander of the Animal Posse when asked for $200,000; which was rejected by the board of directors.  Although the Animal Posse has disband,  the 501c3 continues as the Alliance for Arizona Animal Protection under Hill’s chairmanship.

Hill, a former image consultant to multinational corporations, such as PanAm, Siemens, 3M, Marriott, and Hilton Hotel’s, wants to  streamline the MCSO to run with the efficiency and accountability of a large company.

Her roots are in Arizona where her grandfather was a Casa Grande cotton farmer. Her parents retired here and she has returned to Arizona as her home.
See hill-announces-for-maricopa-county-sheriff

Art Olivas Is Running For Second Vice-Chair of the Maricopa County Republican Committee.  Elections will be held at 7 pm, Feb 3 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., Phoenix., The MCRC is replacing for the first vice chair Jeni White and second vice chair Aaron Borders due to their removal from office, via vote of the precinct committeemen,  during the Jan 16 MCRC Mandatory meeting.

Louise Gosselin, wife of Ronald Gosselin – who is US Senate candidate Clair Van Steenwyk’s campaign manager,  could use some of your prayers in her battle with cancer.

Tom Morrissey, AZGOP Immediate Past Chairman:  Those who attended the MCRC and the AZGOP meetings saw sessions that could not have been further apart in style, substance and outcome. Hopefully this has opened your eyes to the fact that leadership makes the difference and that politics is a messy, emotional and passion-filled.

I attended the MCRC meeting and saw a leader who allowed the PC's to participate, to express their views, and be a part of the election process. When objections were made, they were heard and judged by long-time fair minded parliamentarian Joe Abate -- they were heard and heard and heard. Both the mandatory and the special county meetings were long and sometimes contentious, but in the end, votes were cast, the PC's participated in the process and the majority determined the final outcome.

One week later, a very different style of meeting took place. Several committees critical to the preparation and edification of the state committeemen (SCs) were held in secret or not at all. An outside parliamentarian was brought in - unknown to the SCs - therefore not vetted. As the meeting transpired, it became clear the intent was to shut down any resolution or nominee (Gabby Mercer's microphone  mysteriously shut off), not to the liking of the leadership. Any SC attempting  to object was immediately shut down by the gavel or the parliamentarian. The desired outcome was orchestrated from the beginning. The same people who objected strenuously to fairness, and following bylaws and parliamentary procedure at the county meeting, were nowhere to be seen a week later. I guess if you happen to agree with the leadership,  it's okay to bend or break the rules. So, the outcome of this meeting was likely determined by the leadership, not necessarily the majority of the state committeemen. We will never know. True examples of Liberty versus Tyranny?  Your call, my brothers and sisters.

AJ LaFaro, Maricopa County Republican Committee Immediate Past Chairman: I want to thank all of the volunteers who rallied in the early hours last Saturday morning before the AZGOP Mandatory Meeting to collect petition signatures for the floor resolutions to "Censure Robert Graham" and "Endorse Anyone But McCain".

And to thank the hundreds of State Committeemen who were courageous enough to show their support for both of the floor resolutions by signing the petitions.  Many more didn't sign because they felt they would face vicious retribution from the AZGOP and the establishment.

Thanks to Resolutions Chairman Cindy Coleman, committee member Nancy Edwards,  the young men and women who helped out, and Judy Hoelscher who videoed the validation and signature verifications. We came together as a team and worked very hard for several hours to successfully accomplish the mission at hand.

We collected enough valid signatures to have both resolutions introduced from the floor.  Unfortunately all for naught.  Unbeknownst to us, the fix was in.

The travesties that occurred at the AZGOP Mandatory Meeting were outrageous and unacceptable.  Like the several hundred state committeemen who were disenfranchised, I am reflecting on the AZGOP's and the Establishments' continued tyranny, intimidation and unilateral actions.  Now we know what Fascism looks like firsthand.  We are reviewing all of our options at this time, and will possibly be making a statement in the near future.  - LD18 Precinct,  State Committeeman,  National Director - Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA), Immediate Past Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)

More Links To Coverage of the AZGOP Mandatory meeting:

The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association (AzRLA) will meet Feb 4 with Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates to kick off the groups seventh anniversary at a yet to be disclosed location.  Contact:

The Deer Valley Tea Party meets the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, excepting holiday periods.  Dr. Barry A Goodfield, an expert in identifying the unconscious nonverbal signals aka “non-verbal leak”  (NVL) was their speaker last Friday. Club contact: Leader Bob Stannard

US Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey is hosting a Presidental Debate Watch Party at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Jan 28 at Meluskey Campaign headquarters, 10603 N Hayden Road # H-110, Scottsdale, AZ 85206.  Food/refreshments. $10 entry. RSVP .

The Liberty Caucus “Liberty on Tap” will met at 7 pm, Wed., Jan 27 at the American Legion, Post 44, 7145 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, for dinner and viewing of Citizenfour –the “Best Documentary” award winner at the Oscars.  Free admission. Discounted food/drink.  Meet at the south end of the venue and order your dinner. Movie starts at 7:15 pm. RSVP on Facebook at: or
US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward will address the Pima County Republican Club at 11 am., in the Shriner’s Hall,  450 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson. Contact: Carolyn Leff  1-928-230-0633
LD20s Presidential Forum is scheduled at 7 pm, Mon., Feb 1 at the Washington School District Office, 4650 W Sweetwater, Glendale.  Social at 6:30. Contact:  Naomi Kruse,

The Prescott Valley Oathkeepers will meet at 5 pm., Jan 28 (4th Thursday) at the Puerta Valllarta Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ, 86327 for their next lesson in preparing for any emergency. Future meetings are scheduled Feb 25, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug 25, Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 24, and Dec 22. The November meeting will probably be re-scheduled as it falls on Thanksgiving. Those planning to eat dinner should be there by 4:45 pm. RVSP to
The Superstition 912 Tea Party Patriots Meeting will meet at 6:30 pm., Fri., Jan 29 at the Roadhaven Resort Cantina Restaurant  to hear Tom Jenney of Americans for Prosperity  Contact: see Kelli Caplette

The Oracle Neighborhood Watch and the Saddlebrooke Homeowners Association will present Operation Silver Star: A Tribute to Law Enforcement  at 7 pm., Jan  29.  Seeceremony

US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will chat with supporters at Dickie’s BBQ Pit, 7850 N Oracle, Tucson on at noon, Feb 3.  Contact: Carolyn Leff at 1-928-230-0633.  See dickie_s_bbq_pit

A School Choice Rally is planned on the lawn of  the Arizona State Capitol between 3-4 pm., Fri., Jan 29. Governor Doug Ducey and four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Lisa Leslie will join students, parents, teachers, community leaders, and elected officials at the event.The event is organized by A for Arizona Arizona School Choice Trust/Choose A School America Federation for Children Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Arizona Charter Schools Association HCREO Goldwater Institute Institute for Better Education. Contact: http://americansforprosperity… or  or (952) 334-2734

The Fountain Hills Republican Club "GOP Social" is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., Jan 26 at Fireside Grill, 12800 N. Saguaro, FH.  No speeches, no host bar (food optional).   Meet old friends and make new ones in a friendly sociable atmosphere while supporting a local restaurant/bar.  Everyone welcome without regard to membership. Contact: secretary Boe James  or

Found After  The Jan 16 Maricopa County Republican Committee meeting:  A small red bag was left at the MCRC Mandatory meeting; can be recovered at the MCRC office, 3030 S. Rural Rd, Tempe.  Must identify contents to claim.

Legislative District 14 will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., Feb 6 in the  Benson City Council Chambers 120 W. 6th Street, Benson, AZ. Contact: Maureen Tozzi, Secretary - LD14

Charlie Ellis, Founder of Operation Enduring Gratitude,  a charity organization of veterans helping other veterans, will address the group on Wed., Jan 27, at the Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 2717 W Bell Road, Phoenix.  Contact:  Ellis at (480) 678-0938 Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org     www.OperationEnduringGratitude.Org

A Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson East Valley Debate Watch Party is scheduled at 7 pm., Thur., Jan 28 at the Native Grill and Wings, 1837 W Guadalupe Rd#122,
Mesa, AZ 85202. (SE corner of Dobson/Guadalupe) Open at 6:30 pm. Debate at 7 pm.

Congresswoman Martha McSally: 1 in 4 people are affected by behavioral or mental health disorders. Yet, we still face challenges in meeting the mental health needs of our communities; whether that’s identifying mental illness, treating it, or fighting the negative stigma associated with it that discourages individuals from seeking out help. On Wednesday, I sat down with members of the Southern Arizona mental health community to work out ways in which we can work together to improve our community's response to mental health. Over 30 representatives from area non-profits, hospitals, mental health and veterans organizations, and law enforcement participated. We covered a range of topics and came away with specific, constructive action items, which I look forward to building upon in the coming weeks and months.  See roundtable HERE   Her bill HERE.

Peter Lee – West Valley GOP Office Manager: The Republican primaries and caucuses are rapidly approaching and the debate schedule is firming up. Time to be determined, but figure on main debates starting around 7 PM Arizona time. Currently scheduled Republican debates are:
·       Thursday January 28
·       Saturday February 6
·       Saturday February 13
·       Thursday February 25
·       Thursday March 10
We would like to continue to hold debate watching parties at the AZ GOP West Valley Office as long as the demand warrants. I believe that the crowds will grow as we get closer to the election.
            K Star BBQ is willing to continue food service as long they can sell 20 or more meals. They also can alternate between BBQ and Burgers and Hot Dogs from meeting to meeting with one weeks’ notice.
            We will need to have RSVPs including menu choices no less than five days before each debate. Please RSVP to Ted Farmer  as soon as possible.
            We are planning BBQ for the January 28 meeting. I will have the alternate menu available at the debate on the 28th. We can decide at that time if we want to rotate.  Contact: Peter Lee


JAN 26
LD17 (Chandler, Sun Lakes and Gilbert) will meet at 5 pm., Tues., Jan 26. Contact Chairman  Dr. Shadow Asgari

The Ahwatukee Republican Women is meeting at 7 pm., Tues., Jan 26 at the Four Points Four Points By Sheraton Phoenix South Mountain., 10831 South 51st St., Phoenix, 85044. State Rep and CD1 Candidate  David Gowan will address the group. Contact: President Cindy Casaus

The Fountain Hills Republican Club GOP Social will be held Jan 26, Feb, 23 and March 22 at the Fireside Grill in the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro BLVD. Strictly social, no speeches, no reservations, no hostbar/drinks.  Contact: Secretary Boe James or

The Northwest Valley Tea Party meets at 6:30 pm., Tues., Jan 26 at 10050  Bell Road #50, Phoenix, to hear Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. An informative video will be shown from 5 pm to  6pm., meeting starts at 6:30 pm. Contact Dennis Zinke 623-977-8114.

Jan 28
The Arizona American African Republican Committee will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Jan 28 at GOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016 with Author Honey Levin who wrote "The Friction Within".  Contact: Chairman, Rev. Clyde Bowen  602 274-5439.

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward will talk to the Maricopa City Republican Club about her senate campaign at 7 pm., Thur., Jan 28 at the The Villages in Maricopa, AZ .   RSVP

JAN 30
Motor City Madman Ted Nugent, actors Jack Scalia and Steven Seagal, along with Congressman Matt Salmon will be attending the 3-6 pm., Sat., Jan 30 “Salute to Sheriff Joe Arpaio” hosted by  Dave and Liz Alcorn and Tom and Kris Morrissey. A personally autographed customized Ted Nugent guitar will be auctioned off and Nugent will be performing some special medley’s. Tickets at  Contact:  Liz Alcorn at

A Campaign Kick-Off for Queen Creek Town Council candidates Jake Hoffman and Natasha Schaeler is scheduled between 11 am-1 pm, Sat., Jan 30 at The Pecans at Queen Creek, 20509 E Via De Arboles, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Enjoy lunch, music, bounce house and good friends. RSVP/Contact: or

Jan 31
The Republican Jewish Coalition is presenting “Defending Israel from Media Bias” featuring National USA Executive Director of Honest Reporting Gary Kenzer at 7 pm., Sun., Jan 31 at the Congregation Beth Tefillah, 10636 N 71st Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.  Free to RJC members. $18 for non-members. Kosher refreshments. RSVP is required. RSVP to Abby Schultz at  or 202-349-9586.

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will be putting the US senate candidates – incumbent John McCain, and challengers Dr. Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey and Clair Van Steenwyk “in the hot seat” during a 6 pm., Feb 1 dinner forum at The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort - Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ  85253-3548 (Between E. Cheney and E. McCormick Rds, on the East side  of Scottsdale Road). Spouses invited. 5:30 meet/greet. 6 pm mtg,  6:20 pm dinner, 7 pm, forum. $35 per person.  Reservations Required . Deadline  Thur, Jan 28.  Check made out to “LRWC” to Patricia Kaufman,  7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 . Call 480-368-2777  or email

The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Feb 2 meeting  at the Anthem Civic Building 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. Contact: Vera Anderson at: veraanderson41@gmail  or 602.821.4675.

The Surprise Tea Party Patriots meeting is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Tues, Feb 2 at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375 Grand Canyon Room Speaker:   Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey.  Contact John Madeira

The Pima County Republican Club Meeting will feature US senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward at 11:30 am, Tues., Feb 2 at the Shriners Hall in Tucson, AZ     RSVP

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Congressman Trent Franks: Recalling his first trip to Washington over 30 years ago: "Thomas Jefferson, whose words marked the beginning of this nation, said, 'The care of human life and its happiness, and not its destruction, is the chief and only object of good government.' The phrase in the 5th Amendment capsulizes our entire Constitution. It says, 'No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.' And the 14th Amendment says no State shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. We are a unique nation that is premised on the foundation that we are all created and that’s what makes us all equal.
"Over 30 years ago, I came to Washington, D.C. for the first time as a part of the March for Life. It is truly astonishing to me that so much time has passed, and as thousands descend again upon our Nation’s Capital to stand for the unborn and speak for the voiceless, it is appropriate that we remember and mourn the loss of 53 million little lives that can never stand with us this side of eternity. The loss of their lives and laughter and the gifts they might have brought to this world is a tragedy that is beyond our mortal understanding.
"It is time to open our eyes and allow our consciences to catch up with our technology. It is time for members of the United States Congress to open our eyes and our souls and remember that protecting those who cannot protect themselves is why we are really all here. And it is time for all Americans to open our eyes and our hearts to the humanity of these little unborn children of God and the inhumanity of what is being done to them."

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