Friday, September 9, 2016

9-9-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor Web Master John Strasser

"When the people fear the government there is tyranny.  When the government fears the people there is liberty."  Thomas Jefferson

During Last Night’s LD 23 Meeting, Chairman Jim O’Connor announced his candidacy for the Arizona Republican Party Chairmanship election to be held at the January 28, 2017 AZGOP Statutory meeting. “I am running to give AZGOP State Committeemen an opportunity to choose a Chairman who will incorporate the grassroots activists’ voices and ideas into the operation of our State Party. I intend to reopen the doors of party headquarters to Republican volunteers and take advantage of their willingness to offer their time, talents, and treasure to the party. I look to orchestrate a model of appropriate behavior from the top down.”

    If given the opportunity to serve AZGOP members, O’Connor commits to holding monthly Zoom conference calls with all County Chairs, as well as face-to-face meetings once each quarter. “I pledge,” he said, “to build a more vibrant AZGOP on a foundation of trust, honor, respect, and adherence to party bylaws and the Republican Party Platform.” O’Connor has been active in our Republican politics for the past 10 years, having served two-year terms as a Member at Large for CD 5 and CD 6. He was elected Chairman of LD 23 in November 2014, and serves on the Executive Guidance Council of the Maricopa County Republican Committee. During this past year, O’Connor spearheaded the effort to renounce the National Popular Vote Compact legislation, which moved through the Arizona State House. As part of that continuing effort, he built a team to educate legislators and PCs statewide about the failings of this foolish idea. The compact, if passed, would subvert the will of the people of Arizona, by mandating that electoral votes go to the winner of the national popular vote, even if it differs from the actual Arizona result.

   The most salient example of O’Connor’s effectiveness in building the party and motivating volunteers was his success in working with his district’s Precinct Captains and Area Directors to appoint 135 new Precinct Committeemen in LD 23. He encourages all newly elected Precinct Committeemen interested in voting in the statutory meeting election to place their names on their District or County ballots for the position of State Committeeman. Only State Committeemen are eligible to vote in the race for State Party Chairman.

During Wednesday Night’s MCRC Meeting, Chairman Tyler Bowyer introduced Liz Alcorn as the Chairman of the Lincoln Day dinner. Executive Director April Riggins announced the previous awards criteria would be used this year. Riggins requested that Briefs repost the awards selection criteria this year.

Maricopa County Republican Committee

Lincoln Day Dinner Awards Criteria

All awards are based on actions taken by prospective recipients in the year PRECEEDING the actual year that the Lincoln Day Dinner is held. Example: The 2017 Lincoln Lunch are given as the result of actions taken during CY2016.

One of the reasons that a Lincoln Day Dinner is held is to recognize the hard work of our Precinct Committeemen and honor them for their dedication and commitment under what are, sometimes, trying circumstances.

There are four (4) levels of awards:

1. CERTIFICATES OF ACHEIVEMENT – To be presented to precinct committeemen who have done an outstanding job during the previous year. These recipients are selected by the District. One Certificate will be awarded for every twenty-five (25) precinct committeemen, or major portion thereof, within the District. Maximum of eight (8) Certificates per District.

2. VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD-- One (1) award to be presented to the most outstanding volunteer in each District.

3. THE LINCOLN BUST—To be presented to the one person selected by the Awards Committee to receive the County’s highest award. Only one (1) Lincoln Bust will be presented in the Area. Only one award will be made to an individual in a lifetime. The following criteria will apply:

A. Must be an elected Precinct Committeeman

B. Neither elected public officials nor current District Chairmen are eligible

C. Give priority for work done in the Precincts

D. Consider the number of years served as a Precinct Committeeman

E. Consider other party activities engaged in

F. Consider participation in Community and Civic Activities

G. Paid staff are not eligible for award

4. THE REAGAN PLAQUE—To be presented to a person meeting the same general criteria as the Lincoln Bust with the exception that the Reagan Award may be given to someone who has not yet exhibited a lifetime of service to the Party, and an individual may, conceivable, receive more than one Reagan Award in their lifetime.

Award nominations should be sent to Alcorn at (ph 602-315-0349) no later than midnight Fri, Sept 30, 2016. A brief summary of why the nominee is being submitted is suggested i.e.  Volunteer work, offices held, years as a P.C. , etc.


Governor Doug Ducey’s office announced several changes on his senior staff yesterday morning.

· Victor Riches, Deputy Chief of Staff for Budget and Policy, is leaving the administration to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Goldwater Institute.

· Gretchen Martinez, current Director of Legislative Affairs for Ducey, replaces Riches as Deputy Chief of Staff for Budget and Policy

· Dawn Wallace, the governor’s Education Policy Advisor, has been elevated to Senior Advisor to the Governor for Education and Strategic Initiatives

· Christina Corieri, the governor's Health and Human Services Policy Advisor, will be promoted to Senior Policy Advisor.

“I’m very excited about these changes and additions to our team,” Governor Ducey said. “Gretchen, Dawn and Christina are among the most talented policy leaders in the state, and in their respected fields, are leaders nationally. With their talents, experience and drive, we will continue to take our reform efforts to the next level, improving the lives of Arizonans and making our state a better place to live, work and get an education."


The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Special Trump Night “Let’s make America Great Again” is scheduled between 4-8 pm., Fri., Sept 16 at the Roadrunner Restaurant, 47801 N. Black Canyon Hwy, New River, AZ 85087 to hear Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speak in behalf of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump. A “special” Trump sandwich can be purchased. There will be a voter registration table, Trump merchandise, Trump Yard signs, Bumper stickers, and much more. Contact: Vera Anderson (602)821-4675

Want TRUMP signs? The Trump HQ has signs and bumper stickers.  Let your neighbors know you are proud to support TRUMP for President! We also have door hangers, so you can walk your neighborhood for TRUMP.  Stop by Trump HQ - 605 E McKellips Road, Mesa AZ, AZGOP (3501 N 24th Street Phoenix) or the West Valley AZGOP office (10050 W Bell Road #51, Sun City) and pick up your signs and more. Contact: Lori Urban   Maricopa County Chairman for TRUMP   480-221-9633.

Immediate past AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey: This video will take Hillary to where she belongs... And it's not in the White House.  This is a terrifying example of the utter stupidity of half this country.  Those who actually support this woman.  It's long, but please watch the whole thing, for your own good.  Then pass it on to everyone you know and ask them to do the same. Hillary Will Lose If This Goes Viral PLEASE do this. WE have a country to save.

LD20 Will Discuss Marijuana with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, David Wisnieske of Safer AZ, and JP Holyoak from the Marijuana Policy Project at 7 pm, Sept 12 at Washington School District Offices, 4650 W Sweetwater, in Glendale. Informal Meet & Greet starts at 6:30 pm. Candidates are asked to bring your palm cards for the GOTV efforts. See Wes Harris to drop off your literature. Contact: Chairman Naomi Kruse,

“AS It Stands Today, 14 Of Arizona's 15 Counties will have a single – that’s one – a single health insurer to ‘shop’ for coverage when open enrollment begins on November 1st. That includes Maricopa County – Arizona’s most populous county – impacting more than 120,000 of my fellow citizens… The collapse of Obamacare in Arizona and across the country confirms what Republicans have warned all along: Government-mandated health care is unsustainable.” – Senator John McCain Speaking on Senate Floor

Republicans On Capitol Hill Gain Confidence In Trump "South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said he is pleased Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is holding up against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. 'Trump is getting better,' Graham told reporters Tuesday..."

Today In Cleveland, Oh Donald J. Trump Blasted Hillary Clinton Over Her Lies About Her Emails And Private Server icymi-trump-blasts-clinton-on-emails

Arizona Veterans Interested in joining “Veterans for Trump” can reach organizer Tom Morrissey at

LD17 Recording Secretary Don Langlois:  Our son, Eric, age 46, is in need of a kidney transplant.  No one in the family can be a donor.  We are seeking a kidney donor for our son, an electrical engineer at Sandia Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico?  Eric has been accepted as a candidate for kidney transplant at Mayo Hospital in Phoenix and at University of NM in Albuquerque, but it seems that it is up to us to seek someone who is both willing and able to donate a kidney to Eric Langlois. Our telephone number is 480-899-2531 and my email address is Editor’s Note: Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Activist Haydee Dawson is asking fellow Republicans to participate in the” 2016 Walk to End Lupus Now, Arizona” scheduled Sat., Sept 17 at Paradise Valley Mall, 4568 E Cactus Road in north Phoenix. 8 am check in, 9:15 ceremony, 9:30 am 3.1 mile walk begins. Dawson explains lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). She was diagnosed at the age of 17. Join her team. The Wolfpack team page

The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm, Thurs., Sept 15 at the Quality Inn Hotel, 5121 E. LA Puente Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85044 (I-10 & Elliot Rd). Contact email:

US Sen John McCain entered a statement in the Congressional Record on the launch of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which is being led by the University of Arizona in collaboration with Arizona State University and NASA.

The Chips N Salsa Radio Show is the only local conservative Latino perspective can be heard at 8 pm Fridays on and 4 pm. Saturdays on with hosts Martin Gonzalez, George Ortiz and Alice Lara. Sponsorship - contact Gonzalez or

The New Donald Trump Campaign office phone number is 602-833-2200.

You Still Have Until Oct 10 to register to vote in the Nov 8 General Election. .. or update your current voter information. You can register and update information online. You can also pick up registrations forms at a US post office or local Motor Vehicle Department.

2016 Maricopa County Precinct Committeeman Elections

Maricopa County PC Combined Results Summary report, combined results

2016-Primary-Election Results From SOS Office

Maricopa County: City, Town And School Board Races Results

Hackers-Target-State-Voter-Databases-Are-They-Targeting-Personal-Information-Or-Intending-To-Tamper-With-Elections As a number of people know by now, the Cyber Crimes Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently released a Flash memorandum warning state Boards of Elections about recent hacks. The attacks appear to have targeted voter registration databases in Illinois and Arizona. Reports indicate that the attacks on Arizona’s database were unsuccessful, but that up to 200,000 Illinois voters may have had their personal information exposed as a result of the attacks.

Republicans On Capitol Hill Gain Confidence In Trump "South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said he is pleased Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is holding up against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. 'Trump is getting better,' Graham told reporters Tuesday..."

Federal Regulators Say Wells Fargo employees secretly created more than a million of unauthorized bank and credit card accounts -- without their customers knowing it -- since 2011.The phony accounts enabled employees to boost their sales figures and make more money, Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said. The phony accounts also earned the bank unwarranted fees. Wells Fargo confirmed to CNNMoney that it had fired 5,300 employees related to the shady behavior.


Sept 10

Arizona’s Firearms Expert Alan Korwin will be at the Sept 10 and 11 Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.

The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will meet at 11 am, Sat., Sept 10 for lunch at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85285. 10:30 am social, 11 am meeting, noon lunch. Joey Cilano, chairman of the Arizona Federation of College Republicans will address “The Millennial Generation – The Largest Voting Bloc In America.” Cilano, an Embry Riddle student, is a Yavapai County precinct committeeman. $30 per ticket.

A Constitution Study Group will offer classes for the next five Saturdays (Sept 10, 18, 24, Oct 8 and 15 between 2-3:30 American Family Education, 4933 E Southern in Mesa. Contact: Sarah Rowse, CitC Curriculum Director, (602) 301-3008.

The Yavapai County Republican “Unity Picnic” is scheduled between 11 am and 3 pm., Sat., Sept 10 at Watson Lake Upper Ramada, 3101 Watson Lake Road, Prescott. Free parking # with RSVP. $15 per person. Children under 10 free. Food, beer, games, cookie contest, “special guests”, Trump merchandise for sale.   928-776-4500.

The Pima County GOP is hosting a “Meet the GOP Primary Night” between 6-8 pm, Sept 10 at the Plaza Arboleda Conference Center 2502 N Dodge Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716. $5 donation, Light refreshments will be served.


Lincoln Republican Women will meet at 6 pm., Mon, Sept 12 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, (Between E. Cheney and E. McCormick Rds on the East side of Scottsdale Road). Spouses invited to the dinner meeting. Meet & Greet at 5:30 pm., Dinner at 6:20 pm. Program at 7 pm., with the AZ State Trump Campaign Manager. $35 per person. RSVP deadline Thurs., Sept 8. Contact: Pat Kaufman 480-368-2777 or 602-214-2114 or


LD13 and LD19 will hold a joint meeting at 7 pm., Tues. Sept 13 at the Tuscany Falls Clubhouse Ballroom, 16262 Clubhouse Drive in Goodyear. Registration is at 6:30 pm. Highlights of the RNC Convention will be shared. In preparation for the November elections Precinct Committeeman Training will be given by AZ GOP Member at Large Kim Owens. Contact Chr Wally Campbell at 623-451-1100.

Sept 14

Republican Women Of Prescott are planning a Sept 14-16 trip to the Ronald Reagan Library in California. Make reservations at or call 888-619-0610.

Sept 15

LD24 will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 15 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix with Maricopa County Supervisors #2 Steve Chucri and Arizona Republican National Committeewoman Lori Klein firedrummarketing Please submit all agenda items (2) weeks in advance to: Carole Joyce or Timothy Lee,

The Scottsdale Mayoral Forum is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 15 at the Granite Reef Senior Center. Mayoral and Scottsdale City Council. The event is co-hosted by the Community Council of Scottsdale and COGS -Coalition of Greater Scottsdale. Contact: Frances Droll

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Sept 15 to hear Sheriff Leon Wilmot address Prop 205 "Legalizing Recreational Marijuana", CRTP meets in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma.

The Southern Arizona Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., Sept 15 at the Sonoita/Elgin Fire Station, Sonoita, AZ with candidates for the Sonoita/Elgin Fire District and Elgin Elementary School Boards. School board candidates are Matt Parrilli, Ginny Cosbey and incumbents Joncie Paterson, Mike Sweedo, Ian Tomlinson and Kelly Bostock running for four open seats. The 10 fire district candidates include David Aho, Susan Archibald, Kurt Bahti, Karla Cafarelli, Suzanne Jenkins, Peter Pototsky, Yvette Rehurek, Barry Rorex, Keven Venos and Reba Webber are contending for the five positions on the board.  

A Rational Conversation on Guns in America will be offered at 6 pm., Sept 15 at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.


The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Special Trump Night “Let’s make America Great Again” is scheduled between 4-8 pm., Fri., Sept 16 at the Roadrunner Restaurant, 47801 N. Black Canyon Hwy, New River, AZ 85087 to hear Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speak in behalf of GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump. A “special” Trump sandwich can be purchased. There will be a voter registration table, Trump merchandise, Trump Yard signs, Bumper stickers, and much more. Contact: Vera Anderson (602)821-4675


GOP Activist Haydee Dawson: Please join my team in the walk to end Lupus scheduled at 9:30 am., Sat., Sept 17 at Paradise Valley Mall, 4568 E Cactus Road, Phoenix. Check in – 8 am, Ceremony – 9:15 am, Walk -9:30 am. Donate to The Wolfpack team page

The Fountain Hills Republican Club Picnic/Election Rally starts at 4 pm., Sat., Sept 17 at the Fountain Hills Community Center featuring speaker Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. All GOP general election candidates are invited to speak. This replaces the regular 9 am meeting. Commissioner Steve Chucri, County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Sen John Kavanagh, Reps Michelle Ugenti and Jay Lawrence, Mayor Kavanagh and several other candidates have already indicated they will attend. Representatives of the Trump for Arizona campaign will also be on hand with campaign memorabilia. Reservations can be made by mailing $20/$25 for members and guests/non-members to FH Republican Club, P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269. Children under 12 free when accompanied by a paying adult. Reservations: Treasurer Nicole Oswald at  A reservation made is considered a reservation paid.  Attendees can also pay $25 at the door.



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