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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Editor - Frosty Taylor repcomm@cox.net or frostytaylor@cox.net   Web Master John Strasser

 

Today’s is the ‘Special Election Day’ – so if you haven’t submitted your early voting ballot, please go to the polls to cast your votes – for or against – Prop 123 and Prop 124.

Special Election - May 17, 2016

What's On My Ballot? - Arizona's Special Election Guide

Proposition 124 Information

Official Ballot Language for Proposition 124

View Bill (SCR 1019) as Transmitted to the Secretary of State

View Committee Summary Sheet as Transmitted to the Secretary of State

View Arguments Filed in Favor of Proposition 124

No Arguments Filed Against Proposition 124

2016 Special Election Ballot Measure Notifications - Prop 124

Proposition 123 Information

Official Ballot Language for Proposition 123

View Bill (HCR 2001) as Transmitted to the Secretary of State

View Committee Summary Sheet as Transmitted to the Secretary of State

View Arguments Filed in Favor of Proposition 123

View Arguments Filed Against Proposition 123

2016 Special Election Ballot Measure Notifications - Prop 123

Live Video of County's Tabulation Room election-information#special

--Borrowed from Sandy Bartlett’s Bunker Report

What You Need To Know To Vote In The May 17 Special Election 116 Polling Places

Arizona’s-Elected-Delegates-To-Republican-National-Convention See list of delegates/alternates elected during the April 30 AZGOP state convention to represent the AZOGP during at the National RNC/GOP convention in July in Cleveland.

RNC Chair Says Third-Party Bid Would Be ‘Suicide Mission’ For U.S. Reince Priebus denounced efforts by Mitt Romney and other GOP figures to draft an independent challenger to Trump.

A Meet And Greet Fundraiser is scheduled in Oro Valley on Sat., May 21 for Vince Roberts, District 10 Justice of the Peace candidate.

The Eastside Republicans will meet between 4-6 pm.Tues., May 17 for happy hour at the 49ers Country Club (Rincom Rm), 12000 E Tanque Verde. Speakers at 6:30 pm include LD10 senate candidate Randy Phelps and House candidate Todd Clodfelter.

The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) will meet at 7pm, Thurs., May 19 at the Charles K Luster Building (aka Mesa Utility Building) 640 N Mesa Dr. in Mesa.  The scheduled speakers are Rick Gray, Candidate for Corporation Commission and Ross Groen, Candidate for Arizona House of Representatives (LD-25). Contact: chairman Ian Murray Ian@DesignedForLife.com (602)524-7786

Arrowhead Republican Women are presenting a Candidates Forum from 2-5 pm., June 11th, at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., in Sun City West. Cash bar. Serving finger food.  Free admission. Reservations not required. All Republicans are invited to hear candidates running for office from the District, County, State and National offices. Participating candidates should contact Chairman Jan Martinson at jlmart15102@aol.com, or call 623-546-3753.  

The Arizona Capitol Museum is celebrating International Museum Day with free events in the historic state capitol starting at 11 am., Wed., May 18. Agenda:

  • 11 am -“Before, Around, and Under the Copper Dome” tour sponsored by the Arizona Capitol Museum Guild.
  • 1 pm - panel on “Behind the Scenes at Historic Buildings,” including Arizona State University Professor Emeritus Randall Schmidt, Arizona Preservation Foundation President Jim McPherson, Heritage Square Executive Director Michelle Reid and AZCM Collections Manager Alice Duckworth. Topics discussed will include the work each of these professionals, and the difficulty of having a museum that is in a historic building. Moderator - historian and author Jack L. August, Ph.D., administrator of institutional advancement for the AZCM. After the discussion, panel members may lead the audience on a tour of their favorite AZCM exhibits.

The AZCM is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday through the end of May, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information about AZCM exhibits, or to schedule a tour, go online to www.azlibrary.gov/azcm or call 602-926-3620. The AZCM is a branch of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State.

LD15 Jackie Phillips: In response to Activist Anita Christy and others:   The Lord  provides two different types of rulers , one type for Blessing , one type for judgment. We have had almost 8 years of Obama and yet we have not repented and turned back to God. Until we do as the scriptures tell us in  2 Chronicles 7:14 he will not heal our land.Scriptures also tells us what the guide lines are for choosing leaders. The Lord demands a higher standard.   Trump does not measure up and I will not give him or Hillary a pass.Read 1 Timothy 3:1-13  

Rev. Clyde Clyde Bowen: Dr CT Wright, Jana Jackson, and Steve Watson have eloquently argued both sides of Prop 123.The AAARC encourages you to do your due diligence & vote your conscience. Chairman Clyde Bowen aaarc6@centurylink.net

Congressman Paul Gosar recognized National Police Week by meeting with the families of Pinal County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jason Lopez and Casa Grande Police Department Sgt. Tate Lynch at the Pinal County Peace Officer Memorial. Both Deputy Lopez and Sgt. Lynch gave their lives serving to protect the people of Arizona. “These two heroes paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting our communities and seeking to ensure Arizonans regardless of background, race or creed can live free. The harsh reality is that our world is a dangerous place, but police officers like Deputy Lopez and Sgt. Lynch have always answered the call of duty and stood as a positive force for good. Please join me this month in remembering our police officers who have laid down their lives to protect you and me!,” said Gosar in his recent newsletter.

AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham is pushing the new Republican “Stuff We Always Get” aka SWAG Online where you can purchase AZGOP branded items. They have shirts, stickers, buttons, cell phone covers, mugs, flip-flops and much more. To shop go to http://www.zazzle.com/azrepublicanparty .

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 16 at 3375 E Shea Blvd, Phx, featuring a discussion on Rep Reginald Bolding’s objection to the Arizona-Civil Rights Conference originally scheduled in the House section of the State Capitol. Contact Chairman Ron Ludder at 602-677-1496.

 
Change of venue: The Arizona - Civil Rights Conference will host homeless activist Ted Hayes at 9 am., Sat., May 21 at a yet to be announced new location – following an uproar about its original scheduling on the second floor at the Arizona House of Representatives in Phoenix. Arizona Project Chairman Ron Ludders said they are working on a new location. Ludders can be reached at at 602-677-1496. See Gowan Oks, Then Bars Controversial Group From Meeting On House Floor

LD22 will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 16 at the Westbrook Village Recreation Center, 19260 N Westbrook Pkwy, Peoria. Anyone wishing to donate a dish for the buffet should contact Heather Morgan 602-410-9817 or HLMorgan@cox.net

LD20 will meet at 7 pm., Mon., May 16 at Washington School District Offices, 4650 W Sweetwater in Glendale to discuss running for political office with Sonoran Alliance’s Shane Wikfors. They will also be collecting toiletry items for the Phoenix Rescue Mission. Contact: Chairman Naomi Kruse naomirkruse@gmail.com.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9am., Sat., May 21 to get a recap of the legislative session from Sen John Kavanaugh, and Rep Michelle Ugenti-Rita and Jay Lawrence. Social/breakfast snacks at 8:30 am in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills 85268.  Contact Boe James, club secretary at FHRepublican@gmail.com Reminder: May 21 is Armed Forces Day and May 30 is Memorial Day.

LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell will present a legislative update to the Wickenburg Republican’s at 7 pm., May 23 at the Lifeline Ambulance training center, 1155 N. Tegner. Sen Steve Montenegro has also been invited.

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists will hear Maricopa County Supt of Education candidate Jana Jackson at 6:30 pm., Wed., May 18 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 2717 W Bell Road, in Phoenix.

A Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser For Mohave County Supervisor Incumbent Buster Johnson is scheduled at 5 pm, Mon., May 23 at the Elks Lodge, 3532 McCulloch Blvd N Cost: $25 per person. RSVP required by May 18th to: johnsbd@frontiernet.net 928-680-3811

The Tempe Republican Women Luncheon with political activist Ward Connerly is scheduled at 11 am., June 11 at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport in Tempe. Purchase your tickets today. Before June 8, 2016 - $25 TRW Members & Associate Members/$30 Guests. After June 8 – all tickets $35

Go to recorder.maricopa.gov/pollingplace to find your polling place for the May 17 Special Election. Voters can vote at any polling place listed. Polls are open from 6 am – 7 pm, according to the Recorder’s Office.

Video Of April 30, 2016 AZGOP Convention Brief overview of the April 30 AZGOP State Convention.

The Candidate Filing Period runs from Mon, May 2, to Wed, June 1, 2016 for those running for office in the Tues., Aug 30, 2016 Primary Election. Early voting begins August 3.  The voter registration deadline to participate in the Primary is August 1. All registered voters, including those not registered with a party, widely known as independent voters, are eligible to cast a vote. For information about running for office and/or upcoming elections, visit www.azsos.gov/

Say No To Leftist Ballot Measures In Arizona: Leftists and union bosses from California are currently collecting signatures for three bad propositions they want to put on Arizona’s November ballot:

—An anti-free speech measure that would put your name and personal information onto a publicly-available government database if you donate to non-profit organizations. It would also give state bureaucrats the power to audit and investigate conservative organizations for the “crime” of supporting the causes and issues we believe in.

—A measure to increase the minimum wage to a job-killing $12 per hour and keep young people and low-skilled workers from climbing onto the bottom rungs of the career ladder, with a special exception for the union bosses.

—A measure to cap the pay of hospital CEOs, which is part of an effort to try to unionize hospital employees (so the same union system that ruined Detroit’s economy would now run our hospitals).

Scottsdale Veteran Josh Wolosonovich is asking for help in a “Operation Nine Line: New Trails” fundraiser for a five day, 75 mile hike in the Colorado Mountains for veterans between June 27- July in which 75 people from around the country will participate in  the backpacking journeys that will test all participants mentally, spiritually, and physically. “Nine Line” is a combat emergency medevac request. See www.ninelinefoundation.org or NineLineOperationNewTrails2016-josh-wolosonovich Wolosonovich has lived in Chandler, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, and now Scottsdale since 2007. He worked on staff for Travis Grantham in 2012 and Wendy Rogers in 2014. Contact Wolosonovich at joshua.wolosonovich@gmail.com

Important Dates For Upcoming 2016 Elections

Tues., May 17 - Statewide Election

Mon, Aug 1 - Voter registration deadline for Primary Election

Thurs, Aug 3 – Early voting begins for Primary Election

Tues, Aug 30 – Primary Election

Mon, Oct 10 – Voter registration deadline for General Election

Thurs, Oct 12 – Early Voting begins for General Election

Tues., Nov 8 – General Election.

US Sen Candidates Dr. Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey, and Clair Van Steenwyk are available to speak at events or to groups. To schedule:

· Ward, Contact Carolyn Leff at 928- 230-0633 or events@kelliward.com

· Meluskey, Contact Joel Andres Frewa scheduler@meluskey.com 480-659-2410

· Van Steenwyk Contact Ron Gosselin scheduler@vanussenate.com 602-740-4165

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: 

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

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May 17

LD10 and the Eastside Republicans will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., May 17 in the Rincom Rm at the 49ers Country Club, 12000 E. Tanque Verde in Tucson. Happy Hour Prices 4-6 pm., Light Snacks & Cash Bar. Available all evening. Speakers: LD10 Sen candidate Randy Phelps and House candidate Todd Clodfelter. Contact: Parralee Schneider, 250-5073/ pmstucson@aol.com

The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., May 17 in the Grand Canyon Room of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375 with Maricopa County School Supt candidate Jana Jackson and Arizona legislators Sen Judy Burges and Reps Phil Lovas and David Livingston. Contact: John Madeira jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com

The Sun City Republican Club of Tucson will meet at 3 pm., Tues., May 17, May 24, and May 31 in the AC Rm of the Sun City Mountain Vista Social Hall, 1495 E Vistoso, Tucson.

The Pima County Republican Club will meet at 11:30 am., Tues., May 17 at the Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson. Lunch is $11. Contact Club President Mike Evert at 326-5863.

May 18

The Western Pinal Republicans will host a meet & greet for all CD1 candidates at 5:30 pm., Wed., May 18 at The Property in Casa Grande.

The Eastside Republican Club of Tucson will meet 6:30 pm., Wed., May 18 at various location. Contact President Parralee Schneider at 250-5073.

May 19

LD24 will meet Secretary of State Michelle Reagan and Dr Michael Rubinoff at 6:30 pm., Thurs., May 19 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 E 24th St., in Phoenix. Rubinoff will address PC recruitment, according to Chairman Timothy Lee. Candidates, campaigns, surrogates will be given two minutes to speak at the end of the meeting. Congressman David Schweikert and LD28 State Rep Kate Brophy-McGee will address LD24 on June 16. Contact: Chr Timothy Lee at 85008phx@cox.net

The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) will meet at 7 PM on Thurs., May 19 at the Charles K Luster Building (formerly known as the Mesa Utility Building). The speakers are Rick Gray, Candidate for Corporation Commission and Ross Groen, Candidate for Arizona House of Representatives (LD-25). Contact: Chairman Ian Murray Ian@DesignedForLife.com (602)524-7786

The Chino Valley Pachyderms will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., May 19 at the Prescott Golf & Country Club In Dewey, Az. Randall's Restaurant with speaker Matt Dobson Of Concerned Veterans For America. Early bird – 5 pm., RSVP to Chairman Sue Goodchild  suepachy@gmail.com OR 928-636-7355.

 The Ahwatukee Tea Party  Candidate Round Table starts at 6:30 pm., Thurs., May 19 in the Desert Room of the Quality Inn Hotel (former Clarion Hotel), 5121 E La Puente Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85044 (I-10 & Elliot Rd) featuring US House candidate Dave Giles, Maricopa County Supt of Schools candidate Jana Jackson, US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey, LD18 Rep Jill Norgaard, LD18 Senate candidate Frank Schmuck and US Senate candidate Clair Van Steenwyk.

The Yavapai County Republicans to Elect Donald J. Trump for President Committee is scheduled at 6 pm., Thurs., May 19 at the home of John and Dawn Sellers, 968 Broken Branch Trail , Prescott, AZ  86303. RSVP to  Brenda Dickinson, (928) 772-2835 or (928) 925-1549. Seating is limited.   Gate code will be given when RSVP . Directions to the Sellers. Bring a clipboard, paper and pen.

May 20

The Quail Creek Republican Club meets at 4 pm.,Fri., May 20 at the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom #3, Tucson. Contact:  Rick Miller 520 344 8577 or rmiller.schaeffere@gmail.com

May 21

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will get a recap of the legislative session from Rep Michelle Ugenti-Rita and Jay Lawrence at their May 21 meeting. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is slated for the June 18 gathering. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell will address election procedures on July 16 – just before the early ballots are mailed out. The club’s annual picnic is planned for Sept 20 where all candidates are invited to speak. Contact: Sec Boe James at fhrepublican@gmail.com.

LD2 meet at 10 am.,Sat., May 21 at various location. Contact: Chairman Sergio Arellano at 396-9426.

Scott and Tammy Jones will host a reception for Congressman Trent Franks between 4-6 pm., Sat., May 21 at 2742 N. 136th Drive in Goodyear. Contribution $75 per person or $100 per couple. RSVP to Jessica Lycos at 480-494-5784 Jessica@SLGroupLLD.com

The Tucson Republican Women’s Club will meet Mon., May 23 or Thurs, May 26 at a yet to be disclosed location. Contact: Ann Hollis for time/location at 749-3573 or Mary Preble at 409-9269.

The Cobre Valley Republican Club Armed Forces Day Luncheon tickets are available. The luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., May 21 at the Pinal Mountain Elks Lodge, 1910 E Maple St. in Globe. Tickets are $30 each. Two for $55 or $220 for a table of eight. Arizona border rancher Jim Chilton is the speaker. Doors open at 10:30 am. For information or tickets contact Judy Alexander 928-701-2195, Dan Alexander  928-701-1659, Judy Moorhead 928-200-2468, Diana Wheeler  928-200-1647, Emily Plunkett   928-425-3772 or Cobre Valley RC cobrevalleyrc@gmail.com

May 23

US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward will speak to the Tempe Republican Women’s Club at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 23 at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center in Tempe. Contact: Carolyn Leff, events@kelliward.com 1-928-230-0633.

The Goldwater Institute will hold a new headquarters open house and wine tasting celebration between 5-7 pm., Thurs., May 23 at 500 E Coronado Road in Phoenix. RSVP to Patti O’Brien 602-633-8974.

Coffee With LD28 Senate Candidate Kate Brophy McGee is scheduled at 8 am, Mon., May 23 at The Sunnyslope Village Alliance Office, 755 E Hatcher Road, in Phoenix. Coffee and pastries will be provided. Contact KateMcGee.com

The Tempe Republican Women’s Senate Candidate Forum will started at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 23 featuring Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey and Clair Van Steenwyk. Incumbent John McCain has been invited, but hasn’t confirmed an appearance. They will also vote on proposed bylaw changes. The meeting at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center in Tempe. Contact: President Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545 or merrowjessica@gmail.com

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS

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Congressman Paul Gosar: Even after more than one thousand passionate citizens showed up last week in Lake Havasu City in opposition to unjustified boating restrictions, the Service continues to blatantly ignore the will of the people. This type of tone deaf bureaucratic behavior has built an unprecedented level of distrust and frustration between the federal government and the American people. Furthermore, it is unbelievable that my staff and I had to find out about a 30-day  extension of the comment period through a news report, especially as we reached out to the Service the day before to see if there were any updates. If the Service really cared ‘about soliciting public input from all users’ then it would have met these users’ request and extended the comment period an additional 60 days. Based on what I witnessed at the public meeting in Lake Havasu City, the agency should have scraped this terrible proposal and went back to the drawing board. Instead the Service appears hell-bent on forcing unwarranted boating restrictions down the throats of local stakeholders. Click HERE to watch my comments and video of the full public meeting held earlier this month. My comments begin at 15 minutes and 20 seconds. I will continue to do everything in my power to fight these misguided boating restrictions that are not based on science. Service officials can hide behind the curtain when it comes to public scrutiny, but they can’t hide from me. Click HERE to read more.

U.S. Senator John McCain  on the sentencing of former Phoenix VA Health Care System Director Sharon Helman, who will serve two years of probation for filing a false financial disclosure that failed to report more than $50,000 worth of gifts she accepted from a lobbyist: “Two years’ probation hardly seems sufficient for Ms. Helman, who not only failed to disclose tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of gifts while serving as head of the scandal-plagued Phoenix VA, but also oversaw the widespread wait-time manipulation and whistleblower retaliation that resulted in the deaths of at least 40 Arizona veterans. I continue to believe that the VA’s inability to properly hold Ms. Helman and other wrongdoers at the VA accountable has denied the veterans who died waiting for care and their families the justice they deserve. Ms. Helman’s case serves as a prime example why Congress must enact meaningful and effective accountability reform. Failing to do so will lead to an endless process where bad employees are left in place and veterans suffer the consequences.” - Editor’s Note: And it all happened under McCain’s 30 year watch. - ft

Congressman Paul Gosar: Open border advocates in Congress will stop at nothing to enact Obama's unconstitutional amnesty...even if that means putting politics ahead of our men and women in uniform. They are once again attempting to sabotage the annual Defense Authorization bill by offering an amendment that seeks to establish a formal process approved by Congress that allows DACA aliens and other illegal immigrants to enlist in the military. Article I, section 8, of the Constitution gives Congress clear jurisdiction on immigration matters. Congress has consistently rejected and failed to act on policies that aim to allow illegal aliens to serve in the military. To stop this lawlessness, I have filed an amendment that strips a DACA affirmation provision and blocks any backdoor amnesty attempts that allow illegal immigrants to enlist and receive citizenship after one day of wartime service as a result of a unilateral decision made by the Obama Administration. Click HERE to learn more.

Candidate Commentary

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Pima County Supervisor Incumbent Ally Miller: The deplorable conditions of our roads is the biggest issue facing our region. It is stifling business growth and driving down home values. The current board majority have been silent on solving this pressing issue, while blaming others for the problem. Real leadership is tackling these tough problems head on and coming up with creative solutions. I have developed a plan to finally repair our disastrous roads. Highlights of the plan are:

· Is a Regional Plan - addresses all roads (cities & Unincorporated)

· Provides over 1 Billion $ for road repairs

· Does not raise taxes

· Is a long term plan - 20 years

· Is sustainable - does not use any gimmicks (like bonds)

· Is fair and equitable to all tax payers

· Provides certainty - stops political games to move $$'s

Details of the plan: www.allyforsupervisor.com

Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools Incumbent Don Covey: Strategies to Inspire Students to Complete Post-Secondary Programs - By 2020, 68% of all Arizona jobs will require post-secondary education and training (The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University).  Although significant improvements have been made, Maricopa County school districts are not graduating enough students that are completing post-secondary programs.

In 2013, I became aware of research that states, “Students are more likely to take and complete higher-level courses, specifically science and mathematics, if they have role models to encourage them”.  Some students live in homes and communities where they are exposed to adults in math and science related careers (engineers, doctors, architects, etc.). These adults become role models to students and they intrinsically know they can succeed.  However, many students in Arizona do not have such role models. They don’t have any “proof” that taking advanced courses will pay off.  Arizona needs students to become inspired and motivated to take high-level courses and be career ready to enter the global economy.  We need a strong workforce that can solve tough problems and create innovative solutions.

Since 2014, I have been working to connect students to role models that inspire them. I enlisted 400 professionals that agreed to provide their time and talents to work with students throughout Maricopa County. In just two years I have seen a significant increase in the number of students who want to take higher-level math courses and that have become inspired to pursue STEM careers. Alongside my team at Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA), I will keep up this good work. Just this past week a large school district came to us to inquire about how to implement this program.  Together we will significantly increase the number of students that pursue the training necessary for the jobs our state needs.

Maricopa County Supt of Ed candidate Steve Watson: Fiscal Responsibility - I will ensure that our tax money reaches the classroom. That is where it does the most good: services and materials for students, and teacher salaries so that the best teachers return to our classrooms. I learned early on in this process that I can’t do it alone. Support conservative values and a strong academic future for Maricopa County kids:
      May 17 - Thanks to everyone who has volunteered for the May 17 election. We are going to have many people out at polling locations across the county. If you have an hour to give, let me know, and I will get you flyers, and petitions.
      Last Call for Petitions - As we get closer to the deadline to file as a candidate, if any of you still have petitions, please let me know, and I will come pick them up. Every signature counts!
Candidate Forum - A big thank you to the Sun City West Republican Club for hosting the candidate forum on Saturday. It was a great opportunity to get out our message of excellent education to west valley voters. Contact:
SteveWatsonforEducation.com  my campaign   steverepublican@gmail.com  520-276-5770 .

Andy Biggs, CD5 candidate regarding the Obama administration's appalling transgender bathroom policy: "Like many of my fellow East Valley voters, I was appalled to hear yesterday that the Obama Administration has decreed that schools receiving federal funding must allow children of the opposite sex to use the same facilities. Not only does this directive run afoul of the 10th Amendment, but it has no place in the value system that we seek to instill in our children from their earliest age. The rules and norms of modern society may change, but biology will not - nor do the Constitutional rights of states. I know that conservatives in Congress are outraged about this action from the executive branch, and I look forward to joining them (and hopefully a Republican President) next year in opposing and overturning this unconscionable overreach of power. The federal government must allow the states to govern themselves."

News Links

· Arizona-Schools-Chief-Diane-Douglas-Blasts-Obama-School-Transgender-Guidelines

· Gov-Ducey-Speaks-Out-On-Transgender-Restroom-Policy

· 13-States-Just-Slammed-Obama-Epic-Warning-School-Bathroom-Law

· Obama Facing Some Fierce Backlash Against His Transgender Bathroom Order

· Petition To Keep Men Out Of Women's Bathroom

· Purcell Announces Changes For Special Election

· 20-New-Laws-Arizonans-Need-Know About

· Phoenix-Councilman-Supports-Private-Screeners-At-Sky-Harbor-Airport

· Nuclear Responds Team Based In Valley

· Marine-Leaves-30,000-People-Speechless

· Phoenix-Is-The-Latest-LGBT-Battleground-No-One-Is-Talking-About

· Michelle-Obama-Calls-Out-Military-Racism; This-Marines-Answer-Is-Devastating

· Survey: Insurance-Shortchanging-Doctors-And-Patients

· Surviving-Yarnell-Hill-Fire-Hotshot-Leads-Relay-Military-First-Responders

· Ducey-Hails-Two-Bills-Advancing-Free-Speech

· Helen-Purcell-Admits-Election-Day-Mistakes, Not-Corruption

· APS Moves Nest Of Ravens Out Of Danger; Creates Safe New Spot

· Bison-Calf-Euthanized-After-Yellowstone-Tourists-Put-It-In-Car

· Yavapai College Helps Grow New Generation Of Winemakers

· US Soldier Returns Invictus Gold To Prince Harry

· Gosar Slams Tone Deaf Fish/Wildlife Service'

· State Leaders-Are-Giving-A-Big-Ol-Middle-Finger-To-Obamas-Gender-Neutral-Bathroom-Order

· New-Poll: Trump-Leading-Hillary-With-Hispanic-Voters

· Prop-123: The-Real-Voter-Info-Packet

· Arizona-Capitol-Report-Card

· Goat-Rope-Translated-Arizona-Election-Problems

· Iran-Tortured-Marine; Us-Government-Wont-Do-Anything-About-It

· $9.5-Million-Bridge-Just-For Wildlife-Opens-Near-Tucson

· Yarnell Hill Lone Survivor Walks To Remember Brothers He Lost

· Bundy-Ranch-Political-Prisoner-Drops-Bombshell-From-Jail; Us-Government-Will-Panic-When-This-Comes-Out

· Donald Trump: One-Man-Wrecking Ball Suited For Our Times --

· Watchdog-Group-Files-Campaign-Violations-Ethics-Complaint-Against-Senate-Candidate-Meluskey

· Salmon Wants To Eliminate Grants For Yoga Classes For Feds

· McCain Legislation Targets Invasive Salt Cedars Along Colorado River

· Former Phoenix VA Director Sentenced To 2 Years' Probation

· TUSD Desegregation Legal Bills Continue To Mount

· Obama’s Transgender Decree Defies The Tenth Amendment, Constitution

· Target-Refuses-To-Remove-Creepy-Guy-From-Women’s-Bathroom

· Pima County Transportation Reminds Motorists To Drive Safely

· Colorado City MVD Office To Close

· Arizona Legislature Business Is Over – The Good And The Bad

· McSally’s Wasp Bill Goes To President’s Desk

· Miller Releases Pima County Road Plan

· Oro Valley Golf Outlook Grim, April Numbers Show Struggle

· Tourism Helping Tucson Businesses During Slow Summer Months

· Pima County Trial Court Commissioner Sanders Questioned

· Forbes: Us State, Local Pensions Only Half Funded Compared To Major Nations

· Pima County To Receive Section 10 Permit Under Endangered Species Act

· ADOT To Hold Final Public Hearing On 2017-2021 Tentative Five-Year Plan

· Consultant Chatter: Sean Noble

· The Virtue Wall:

· Why-Larry Klayman Continues-To-Fight-The-Establishment

· Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation To Host Specialty Summer Camp At Old Tucson

· 9th Circuit Rules In Favor Of Tucson Amended Sidewalk Ordinances

· Cops, Advocates-Try-To-Defuse-Dealings-With-Disabled

· Another Wrongfully Disbarred Attorney Says Enough Is Enough, Files Writ Of Mandamus Against State Bar Disciplinary Judge

· Crowds-Line-Streets-Honor-Navy-Seal-Killed-Iraq

· TX Gov Tells Obama Exactly What He's Not In Response To Bathroom Bill Controversy

· Fierce Backlash To Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Order

· Earthquake Swarm In NW AZ Explained

· Under Obama, The US Is Witnessing The Death Of The Greatest Air Force In History

· North-Rim-Of-Grand-Canyon-Opens-Sunday

· Most Still Oppose Syrian Refugees, Cite National Security Risk

· McSally Remembers Ann Day On House Floor

 

SEEING RED AZ

· Explosive Upsets Within The GOP Focused On Illegal Invasion David And Goliath Republican Races Favoring David

· Dr. Kelli Ward Vs. McCain On Life Issues Abortion Is Not An “Unpleasant Procedure,” For The Baby, Sen. McCain. It’s Death.

· Mexico Exports Its Own Citizens To Influence US Elections

· McCain Embraces Obama’s Scheme Placing Women In Combat

· Who Actually Owes Vets An Apology McCain Or Trump?

SONORAN ALLIANCE

· Christine Jones – The Best Choice To Upgrade Congress

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Paul Nehlen: Paul Ryan Betrayed Us On Tpa/Tpp

· Time To Go!

· Donald Trump Takes On Federal Land Control

· Sick Of Paul Ryan? Sick Of The GOPe Thinking They Own The Process?

· The Vicious Snake

· Citizen Candidate Takes The Plunge.

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Saudi-Arabia-Owns-$116.8-Billion-Of-Us Debt Threaten Congress If …

· Here-Are-Facts-About-Iran-Deal

· Supreme-Court-Sends-Contraceptives-Case Back To Lower Court

AZ REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY (AzRA)

· Scoreboard On Legislators

· AzRA Speakers Bureau

· AzRA Chapters

GILBERT/GILA WATCH

· Donald Trump: One-Man-Wrecking Ball Suited For Our Times

· We Must Unify If You Love This Republic,

ANN COULTER

· Every Rape Victim Deserves To Be Heard — Except By Hillary Clinton

ALLEN WEST

· Air-Force-Wiped-Out

· The-Gift-Obama-Is-Leaving-To-The-Next-President-Despicable

· States-Defy-Obama-Edict

· “Obama’s Transgender Mandate Must Not Be Allowed To Stand, What We Must Do”

· “Unreal: Look What Obama Claims Is Threatening National Security Now”

· “Shameful: What Obama just announced is a Huge Insult to our “Greatest Generation”

· Allen West Goes Off On John Kerry’s Borderless World Statement!

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

· Priebus Ducks Questions About Trump’s Character

· The Ugliest Campaign Begins

DONALD TRUMP

· Trump-Friend; New-York-Times-Lied

· Trump’s Claim That ‘Young, Strong Men’ Dominate The European Migrant Crisis

· Bill And Hillary

· Flight Logs Reveal Serious Implications On Former President Bill Clinton

· Hillary Pac To Unleash $6 Million Trump Attack On Wednesday

· Clinton-To-Meet-With-The-FBI; Damned-If-She-Does-Damned-If-She-Doesnt

· 10 More Dead Bodies Connected To The Clintons, Part 3

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· Nightmare Scenario At Border With ISIS And Cartel

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS

· Historic 1886 Winchester Rifle Draws World Record-Breaking $1.2 Million At Auction

BENGHAZI

· Reminder: Benghazi “Whistleblowers” Confirm Lies, Deceit, Cover-Ups

· What-Is-Obama-Hiding-From-Trey-Gowdy

REFUGEES

· Muslim Worker In Refugee Camp Hailed By Merkel Raped At Least 30 Boys

RANCHER STANDOFFS

· Wyoming-Rancher-Beats-EPA-In-Pond-Fight

MEDIA

· Roger Stone: “If Someone Finds Me Dead, Blame Hillary” (Video)

· Megyn Kelly Previews Prime-Time Special Interview With Donald Trump

WAR ON WOMEN/CHILDREN

· Watch-What This Muslim-Man-Does As Terrified-Wife-Helplessly-Cries

· Muslim-Scum-Hospitalized-After-Molesting-The-Wrong-Women-At-Nightclub

GENDER RESTROOMS

· 13 States Slammed Obama With A Epic Warning Over School Bathroom ‘Law’

MILITARY/VETERANS

· Iran-Tortured-Marine; Us-Government-Wont-Do-Anything-About-It

· Parole Board To Release Muslim Radical Who Wanted To Kill U.S. Soldiers

· Carter: Military-Can-Work-Out-Practical-Issues-Lift-Transgender-Ban

· Air-Force-Wiped-Out

· Under Obama, The Us Is Witnessing The Death Of The Greatest Air Force In History

IRS

· Impeachment Hearings For IRS Commissioner?

TERRORIST

· People-Got-Together-To Watch-Soccer; Muslim-Terrorists-Decide-Instead!

· Muslim Radicals Kill Hundreds This Month– How Many Have ‘Confederates’ Killed?

TREY GOWDY

Gowdy: It’s Unfortunate Military Isn’t Talking About Benghazi For Fear of Retaliation

BEN CARSON

· Carson-Accidentally-Gives-Away-Short-List-Of-Candidates-For-Trumps-VP

EDUCATION

· Education Choice Grows As Obama Oversteps Power

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

· Obama Assails Trump’s Wall In Rutgers Commencement Speech

· Fierce Backlash To Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Order

· Obama Wants Who To Run The World?

· New Obama Order Will Force Healthcare Providers To Accept Transgender Nonsense

INTERNATIONAL

· US-Government-Refurbishing-Mosques-Overseas-For-$770-Million

· Muslim Worker In Refugee Camp Hailed By Merkel Raped At Least 30 Boys

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