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Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer has announced that the Maricopa County MCRC Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) meeting has been moved from March Wed., March 2 to Wed., March 9 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., in Phoenix. The April ETC meeting has been moved to Wed., April 13.
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.
MCRC EGC Chairman Tyler Bowyer’s Letter To EGC members: Fellow Executive Guidance Committee Member -- As you serve as a member of the Republican Party of Maricopa County’s Executive Guidance Committee, we are sending this letter to inform you of the vacancies in the offices of Secretary. The Secretary may be elected regardless of their location within the county, as long as they reside within Maricopa County and currently serve as Precinct Committeeman. This vacancy has occurred due to the resignation of Matt Eberle, who is running for public office. Per our County bylaws, this notice is to inform you of the election to fill this vacancy at the next regular Executive Guidance Committee meeting at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Arizona GOP Headquarters. Please forward this information to the Precinct Committeemen in your district and spheres of influence as expeditiously as possible. Those who wish to be placed on a ballot, as time permits, should contact me directly at email@example.com . Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.
MCRC Chairman Tyler Bower On Proxy Use for LD elections preceding the April 30 state convention: “Lastly, there have been many questions about the State Convention. We have sat back a bit as different groups have weighed in. After looking into all information, it appears that the process for meeting elections is at the discretion of the Legislative Districts that conduct the elections. This is not a statutory meeting, so it is not our position to forcibly instruct you to accept or not to accept proxies. However, our (MCRC) board met and decided that we would strongly encourage all leaders to encourage and help their PCs to attend their delegate election meeting and to nominate those who participate in the Republican functions in and around our communities. Often times nominations occur for individuals who are not present and also do not intend to participate in the State Convention - which becomes a problem as proxies will not be allowed at the State and National Conventions. We would love to see the most active Precinct Committeemen attend, participate and also run for the State Delegation to the RNC Convention!
George Teegarden has made himself available for helping with elections across the county. Please let us know any way we can be of assistance in each of your districts with resources and planning help!
In order to provide more availability for days to hold the election, our EGC meeting will ALSO be moved to the Second Wednesday in April, April 13th.
Registered Republican WishingTo Run For Precinct Committee (PCs) in their individual precincts can obtain nominations and petition forms from your legislative district chairmen for the August 2016 election.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”
The AZGOP Executive Committee Is Reportedly Meeting With All Legislative District Chairmen on Sat., March 5 to discuss the upcoming LD State Delegate elections. Precinct Committeemen can expect to receive a call letter and proxy form information shortly thereafter, so everyone will be singing from the same hymn book. As you may recall, the proxy issue has taken some turbulent turns over the past few weeks.
Readers Are Questioning who paid for Sen Jeff Flake’s recent trip to Africa? – you know, the one where his congressional party was chased by elephants? Did his wife Cheryl accompany him? Did taxpayers pick up the tab?
And Interesting Question Arose Today. “What is the State of Arizona going to do when these refugees begin bringing in their wives who are 6, 7 or 8 years old?”
Reports Have It That LD13 Rep Steve Montenegro aka as the House Majority Leader has repaid the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) $315 for expenses he errantly changed for travel expenses to a conflab in San Diego.
Who Will Be Seated Where? Will Arizona legislative Senator John Kavanaugh bid for the Senate President seat now that Senator Prexy Andy Biggs has vacated it for a run for retiring Matt Salmon’s congressional seat? And will Kirk Adams toss his hat into the CD5 race? Then who will become Chief of Staff over in the Guv’s office? Hmm. Does the musical chairs guy of 2015/16 Andy Tobin ring a bell? Would that solve Tobin’s appointment to the Arizona Corporation Commission ‘conflict of interest’ dilemma? Speculation has it that Tobin is in a holding position – hoping John McCain gets re-elected, so when McCain retires to his rocking chair in Sedona– Tobin can be appointed to the US Senate. Won’t it be interesting to see how/if that scenario plays out??
The Yellow Sheet Reports Tom O'Halleran’s says that House Speaker David Gowan accepted $10,000 in taxpayer money to which he was not entitled. He hired his friend to be sergeant-at-arms at an $80,000 annual salary--a great deal more than the previous person earned in that job. This friend drives him to campaign events. It is past time for Speaker Gowan to accept responsibility for his actions and offer Arizona more than excuses. His campaign should reimburse the State for the cost of his driver when he was doing campaign work. Arizona voters deserve a Congressman focused on solving problems and helping Arizona families, not one who makes excuses and uses our tax dollars to fund his campaign."
Congressman Paul Gosar: We have a saying in the West that "Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting!" We all know water comes at a premium in western states, so it is critical for the federal government to support commonsense policies that empower states and local communities to decide how best to use their own water resources. To start things off at a water resources hearing this past week, I offered a toast to the extremist environmentalist groups who are prioritizing a three-inch fish over the lives of American families, farmers and small businesses... watch Gosar's toast “May God bless this hearing. May we make real progress here today so that Congress can finally provide some form of relief for drought conditions and from policies that are crippling Western communities. And finally, may extremist environmentalist groups and others who are holding back commonsense solutions and comprehensive west-wide drought relief legislation that passed the House last July, put the interests of small businesses, farmers and American families ahead of the interests of a three-inch fish. Let the fighting begin. Cheers.”
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The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Feb 29 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., Phx, to view the 2016 Candidate’s Corral and meet with Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Frank Riggs and Desert Ridge Justice of the Peace candidate Cathy Riggs. Contact: Chr Ronald Ludders 602.677.1496
Congressman Paul Gosar Investigating Planned Parenthood Gosar participated in a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Hearing investigating Planned Parenthood’s Taxpayer Funding.
Congresswoman Martha McSally: I was appointed the new Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on the Border and Maritime Security; I spoke out against President Obama's disastrous plan to close Guantanamo Bay; and a third Democrat is looking to join the race to take back this seat.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has given notice to the public that a quorum of the department’s Commissioners may attend and participate in the Arizona Legislators for Wildlife Cast & Blast event scheduled between 4-7 pm., Mon., Feb 29 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd., Phx. The purpose of the event is to host legislators in activities including fly fishing or clay target shooting. No legal action will be taken.
Pro Prop 123 Mascot Rocky the Roadrunner will be at Flip Dunk Sports between 6-8- pm., Mon, Feb 29.
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 Gosar.house.gov
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.
Mark your calendar:
· March 11 - Last day to request an early ballot by mail.
· March 18 - Last day to vote early in person.
· March 22 - Presidential Preference Primary. 30 vote centers tba.
· April 30 - AZGOP State Convention. Mesa Arts Center. 58 State Delegates and 55 Alternates (28 at large; 3 from each of 9 CD's.) to the Republican National Convention will be elected.
ATTN Republicans: Go to the Arizona Secretary of State Website www.azsos.gov/equal 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.
The Prop123 Tele-Townhall is scheduled at 6:45 pm., Tues., March 1. Dial toll-free: 877-229-8493, code 115092 to participate.
ATTN Candidates: Candidate announcements are limited to 300 words. Submissions beyond the word limit will be edited to conform with the policy. – ft
The Arizona Corporation Commission will hold a public hearings starting March 1 concerning UNS Electric’s application to raise rates. UNS Electric is owned by UniSource and provides service to Santa Cruz and Mohave Counties. The hearing will continue for several days at the Tucson Corporation Commission Office that is inside the Arizona State Building, 400 W. Congress Street in Utilities Hearing room 222. The Commissioners will also be holding public comment sessions with residents impacted on Tues, March 22 in Nogales and Thurs March 31 in Kingman/ Lake Havasu. Details tba. The public will have an opportunity to speak on the first day of the hearing. Residents can submit comments by going to their website and clicking the Submit a Public Comment for a Utility” link. Or call (602) 542-4251 or 1-800-222-7000. The Commissioners are expected to consider the case in June, after recommendations have been made by the judge overseeing the hearing.
Sign Legislative Candidate Petitions at apps/election/eps/petition/VoterPetnAuth.aspx
Congressman Paul Gosar is sponsoring an Easter Card competition open to children age 13 and younger. Submissions should be free-hand art celebrating Easter on paper no larger than 8.5”x11”. Entry deadline Mon, March 7. Winners will be announced in April. Submit entries via email to Teresa.Martinez@mail.house.gov Or mail to Congressman Paul Gosar, 6499 W. Kings Ranch Road #4, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118. Information: call 480-882-2697.
The Heroes to Hometowns ‘Salute a Soldier’ 5K run or 1-mile walk, honoring wounded veterans, is scheduled at 8:30 am., Sat., March 12 At Freestone Park, 1034 E Juniper Road., Gilbert AZ. $40 for 5Krun, $30 military rate for 5K or $25 for walk. Contact Kathy Pearce at 480-330-1632 or email@example.com .
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US Congressmen Sponsor Art Competition each spring, recognizing young artists within their home congressional districts. Entry deadline is April 8, 2016. Winners art work is displayed for one year in the US Capitol complex in Washington, DC. For entry information go HERE.
Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/ 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:
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A Kick-Off Party For Yavapai County District 1 Board of Supervisors incumbent Rowle Simmons is scheduled between 5-7 pm., Mon, Feb 29 at the Jersey Lily on Whiskey Row, Prescott. The primary election is Aug. 30, 2016. The general election is Nov. 8, 2016.
The American Heritage DVD series by historian David Barton of Wallbuilders will be presented between 1-3 pm., Feb 29 at the AZ GOP Headquarters West Valley office, 10050 W. Bell Rd. Suite 50. Free to public. Call 623-815-8557 or 623-977-4532 . Facilitated by living history presenter Bonnie Angster. Series will focus on the Constitution, the Judiciary, Education and Black History.
The Pima County Republican Lincoln Dinner is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Mon., Feb 29 featuring Gov Doug Ducey in the Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S Alvernon Way., Tucson. Social – 5:30 pm., $35 per person. RSVP to Republican Headquarters at 520-321-1492 by Feb 24. A Trunk & Tusk Event will be hosted by National Republican Committeeman Bruce Ash with a private reception with the governor at 5:30 pm. Reception $20.
Secretary of State Michelle Reagan will address the Surprise Tea Party on Tues., March 1 in the Grand Canyon Rm of the Sun City W Foundation Plaza, 14465 W RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, according to John Madeira. firstname.lastname@example.org
American Legion Post 44 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., March 1 at 7145 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251. Attorney Keith Diggs from the Institute of Justice will discuss "Economic Liberty" and "Civil forfeiture" in Arizona. The Institute of Justice’s nationwide activism project helps train and mobilize citizens to be advocates for free speech, economic liberty, school choice, property rights and liberty in their communities and beyond.
Newly Appointed Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin will conduct a Commissioners Town Hall in the Yuma City Hall at 9 am. March 1. He will conduct Town Halls in April in Mohave County and in May in Navajo and Apache County. See
The Arizona Corporation Commission will meet at 10 am., Wed., March 2 in Hearing Room One, 1200 W Washington, First Floor, Phoenix.
The Arizona Republican Lawyers will meet for lunch Thurs., March 3 at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite (One North Central Ave., Suite 1200, Phoenix to hear AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. CLE may be available. Registrations beings at 11:30 am. $20 for members, $35 for non-members RSVP to email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 email@example.com or send check to LRW, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250.
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Scottsdale City Council Candidate Virgina Korte: I am a consensus builder – because I believe the best outcomes are created when people come together and agree on a course of action. That means making sure everyone has a voice in the decision-making process, no matter what the issue. One of the things that makes our city so great and sets it apart from many other places is our ability to share our ideas with one another. Citizens are able to not only take part in shaping our short-term objectives, but also participate in planning ahead to determine the best ways to achieve our long-term goals. As we focus on the future, one of the most important topics is the role transportation issues play in growing our economy and sustaining our Scottsdale way of life. Transportation issues include everything from the condition of streets and controlling traffic to expanding bus and trolley services. Other types of transit options are also worth a communitywide dialogue about the least expensive and most efficient ways to move our residents, workforce and visitors around the city in the future. The Transportation Commission recently approved a “draft” plan of a 20-year Master Transportation Plan developed by the Transportation Department. The City Council will review the plan this spring. Over the next several months, I will be sending more emails with my thoughts about transportation and other issues. If you have any questions, please contact me at: Korte@KorteScottsdale.com
US Senate Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk: Congressman Trent Franks is asking would-be signers to back his push to rally the establishment around the Florida or Texas senator in an effort to defeat Donald Trump. "We call upon all national security, free-market, and pro-family conservatives to boldly rally around the two of you together and ask you both to answer the call of statesmanship and decide between yourselves which shall be the candidate for President and which shall be the candidate for Vice President,” the letter says.
We've had enough of the GOP Establishment of which Franks is a Card Carrying member as proven by his votes for Bad Trade Deals, CISPA, Indefinite Detention of American Citizens violating Constitutional Rights, Debt Ceiling Raises etc. Franks claims to be a conservative and chairs committee on the US Constitution so should know better, this is just another attempt of the GOP Establishment to Hold onto Power. To ask them to vote for Rubio Gang of 8 or Cruz who wants to Expand H1B Visa Program bringing in even more labor to US is not the answer, maybe he knows something we don't, remember both Senators can be Senators according to the US Constitution as that only requires you to be a Citizen & 35, while the Presidency requires a Natural Born Citizen, anyone wonder why this difference in requirements for these offices, might be job description Commander in Chief, Defense Dept. Treasury, AG, State all have to do with National Security and our Founders understood the Loyalty needed and made it clear 35 is the age needed to attain either job, however Natural Born for Pres. and only Citizen for Senate they made it clear then and we need to make it clear now. Rep. Franks your judgement in this is off once again as are many of your votes. Franks so called conservative record is questionable on many fronts and the GOP Establishment needs to stop trying to control the process and allow the Citizens to decide, and don't need him misleading uninformed or misinformed voters down the path of the GOP Establishment.
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