Thursday, December 1, 2016

12-1-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor      Web Master John Strasser

Congrats to Congressman Paul Gosar on his election as Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus.

The Yavapai County Trump Campaign will have a Victory/Christmas Party between 4-6 pm., Tues., Dec 6 at Cuppers Coffee Bistro at 258 Lee Blvd., near Trader Joe's, in Prescott. Bistro owner Andrea Mauk has put together a three choice menu. Don Yarbrough, who performs with the Prescott Fine Arts, will be singing Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." along with other songs. Speakers include Trump's Arizona Fundraiser Chair Shiree Verdone, Chair of the Trump Coconino County Campaign Al Bradshaw and Chair of the Yavapai GOP Chairman Dr. Mark Sensmeier. The cost is $18 per person which can be mailed to Yavapai County Trump Campaign Chairman Brenda Dickinson, 4791 N. Miner Rd., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 or pay at the door. RSVP at (928) 772-2835 or

The Fountain Hills Republican Club (FHRC) took top honors for a motorized entry in the Fountain Hills Thanksgiving Day Parade.  The entry "Mr. Trump goes to Washington" was a takeoff on the movie "Mr. Smith goes to Washington".  Club President Dr. C.T. Wright was featured riding in an open convertible followed by a truck driven by Harold Denomme - with FHRC Board Member Chris Brant as Donald Trump with FHRC member Tim Schlum as Mike Pence.  Club members rode in additional convertibles.  The parade had about 100 entries. Congratulations to the FHRC and especially to Brant who was the club's parade committee chair and conceived the idea and led the decorating. Pictures will be posted on the FHRC website and Facebook pages shortly, according to FHRC Secretary Boe James.

The Mandatory Meeting for all Maricopa County Republican Precinct Committeemen will be held on Sat, Jan 14, 2017. Location tba.

The Mandatory Meeting for all Arizona Republican State Committeemen is scheduled for Sat., Jan 28, 2017. Details tba.

The East Valley ChoraleThe Songs of Christmas” – an evening of traditional and contemporary Christmas music  - will be performed by a 90-voice choir with singers from 45 churches and a 20-piece orchestra will perform at 6 pm:

·         Sun, Nov 27 - 6 pm- Broadway Christian Church, 7335 E. Broadway, Mesa (no orchestra)

·         Sun, Dec 4 – 6 pm -  CrossRoads  Nazarene Church, 2950 W. Ray Road, Chandler.

·         Sun, Dec 11-  6 pm - College View Baptist Church, 1810 S. Longmore, Mesa (no orchestra)

·         Sun, Dec 18, 7 pm - Mesa Regal RV Park, 4700 E. Main Street, Mesa.

A free-will offering will be received

A Source On A High Perch says AZGOP Robert Graham will have to wait longer than mid-December (as posted yesterday) for the Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman election. The RNC meeting isn’t scheduled until Jan 17-20 where RNC members will vote on Trumps choice to replace outgoing RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. Is Graham still in the running? Time will tell.

Ballerina Nina Marlow: Thank you, Frosty, for putting in an announcement of my daughter's (Rena Backer) production of NUTCRACKER for this weekend.  We really appreciate your help in getting the word out on this beautiful Christmas Classic.  Thank you & a Very Merry Christmas to you and your family. Editor’s Note: Marlow is referring to “Nutcracker” by Backers of Ballet scheduled at 7 pm., Sat., Dec and at 2 pm., Sun, Dec 4 at Horizon High School, 5 601 E Greenway Road. They have also arranged a special show for Paradise Valley Unified School District children only at 10 a., Fr., Dec 2. Admission is $5 and a “new” unwrapped toy for the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” campaign. Call 602-485-5000 or go to Marlow’s grandmother was a world famous Russian ballerina.

The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will meet at 10:30 am., Sat., Dec 10 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Dr., Scottsdale AZ 85258. Social hour 10:30 am. Speaker – Secretary of State Michele Reagan. $30 per person. Reservations required. RSVP:

LD17 Elected New Board Members last night. The newly elected officers are:

Chairman – Bert Moll

First Vice-Chair – Chad Heywood

2nd Vice Chair- Scott Ottersen

3rd Vice Chair – Farhana Ahmed

4th Vice Chair – Brady Willis

Recording Secretary – Aaron Harris, Sr

Corresponding Secretary – Holly Mesnard

Treasurer –Joshua Askey.

Midnight, Fri., Dec 2 is the deadline for Maricopa County Republican Committee candidates to turn in their letter of intent to the MCRC Chairman.   All nominations should be sent to Candidates should provide the name to be used on the ballot, their legislative district, e-mail address and phone number.

LD17 will not conduct a business meeting in December.

LD20’s new officers:

Chairman - Colleen Lombard

1st Vice Chair- Shawnna Bolick

2nd Vice Chair - Francine Romesburg

Secretary - Vera Anderson

Treasurer - Charles Joiner

LD20’s Newly Elected State Committeemen are: Shawnna Bolick, Colleen Lombard, Kimberly Yee, Aaron Flannery, Margery Simchak, Vera Anderson, Wes Harris, Anthony Kern, Ray Malnar, Naomi Kruse, Francine Romesburg, Nelson Mar, Carol Turoff, Keith Broadwater, Paul Gorman, Marcus Kelley, Linda Surdakowski , Howard Sprague, Thurane Aung Khin, Charles Joiner, Nickie Kelley, Barbara Rose , Bob Stannard, Elaine Bundy, Zina Brodovsky , Phil Cook , Duane Engdahl , Marianne Ferrari, Ren Ramsey, Ron Janashak , Herman Hartke, Howard Jaeger, and Brittany Kenney.

LD20 Will Meet Dec 5, according to newly elected Chairman Colleen Lombard. Contact:

Arizona Convention of States is meeting between 11 am-1 pm., Sat., Dec 3 at Coco's,  2026 N 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85006. Contact: Dr. Robert TE Lee

Zack Taylor, Chairman Retired US Border Patrol Agent: So, why is the issue of the origin or probable origin of this disease not discussed?How did AFM suddenly appear in 2016 in the United States and then to Washington State? Is the same strain present in all 33 states? Has the disease been detected in the illegal alien population, if so, where did the aliens come from? polio-like-acute-flaccid-myelitis-afm-illness-washington-state-confirmed-cdc

KFYI Radio Personality Mike Broomhead will be the keynote speaker for the Fountain Hills Republican Club's annual Christmas Party at 9 am., Sat, Dec 17.  Attendees are invited to bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.  Attendees are encouraged but not required to bring a food item to the pot luck breakfast.  The party will be held in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. The program starts at 9 a.m., doors open for the pot luck breakfast at 8:30.   All candidates and elected officials present will be introduced given a short opportunity to speak. All are welcome.

Gov Doug Ducey’s appoints State Solicitor General John Lopez and Court of Appeals Judge Andrew Gould to fill two vacancies on the expanded Supreme Court.

The Colorado River Tea Party is planning to host a “Thank You” party for newly re-elected LD13 legislator Steve Montenegro, Darin Mitchell and Don Shooter. Shooter, who had termed out as a senator, switched positions and Montenegro during the Nov 8 election. Shooter went to the House. Montenegro goes to the House to the Senate.

Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) Issued A Statement Slamming The Vote, Saying She Is “Deeply Disappointed” By The House Democrats Decision To “Double Down On Its Failed Strategy Of Recent Years.” “I am deeply disappointed today, as the House Democratic Caucus has decided to double down on its failed strategy of recent years. It is obvious that the current strategy doesn’t work; millions of Americans don’t feel that our party represents them anymore and they’ve said so, loudly, in multiple elections. This should be a time of critical reflection and clear-eyed change, not a time to rubber stamp the failed strategy of the past. We owe better to the American people.” (Kyrsten Sinema, Twitter, 11/30/16)

President-elect Donald Trump has been busy meeting with potential members of his Cabinet, including some who were vocal opponents of his campaign. Voters overwhelmingly believe that a president's Cabinet is important to his administration's success, but are less sure about the benefits of bringing in political opponents. Read More

Long-time Capitol Times Editor Jim Small is joining the staff of the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting on Dec 5. Small wore many hats at the Arizona Capitol Times 2011 and leaves some big shoes for the next Times editor to fill.

National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) President Carrie Almond said "The NFRW stands united with President-Elect Donald Trump and our fellow Republican leadership across the country in support of the pro-democracy dissidents in the island of Cuba," following the death of Cuba's Dictator Fidel Castro. "Unfortunately the death of Cuba's tyrant doesn't end the Castro regime led now by Raul Castro, but we pray it's only a matter of time that real change takes place. President Obama issued a statement of condolences to Castro's family, without any mention of the atrocities committed under Castro's regime," Almond added. "Let us not forget that for almost six decades, spanning 11 U.S. Presidents, Castro ruled Cuba leaving a legacy of death and oppression. Thousands were killed by Castro's firing squads, tens of thousands of dissidents were jailed, homosexuals were sent to prison and private property was confiscated without compensation. The U.S. faced the terrifying Missile Crisis and the Mariel Boatlift with the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Cubans including many criminals. The spread of Castro's Communist ideology to many nations in Latin America caused economic and civil havoc as reflected by the hundreds of thousands of people who have sought political asylum from countries like Nicaragua And Venezuela," Almond concluded. The President Of The Miami Women's Republican Club Federated, Marili Cancio, a native of Miami Beach, Florida, whose parents were born in Cuba and exiled to the United States as teenagers, stated: "This is the first time in my life of 51 years that i have known Cuba without its tyrant. The freedom-loving Cuban-American community in Miami and all over the world is rejoicing the beginning of a new era of hope for Cuba. We hope the people in Cuba enjoy soon the very same unalienable rights that make America Great: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness."



ASU College Republicans last meeting of the semester is scheduled Thurs., Dec 1 with Thomas Grier, adjunct professor and lawyer and Chad Heywood, Criterion public a affairs and former AZGOP Executor Director to address about how to emerge as successful political leaders at BAC324, ASU Tempe Camps. See Check out the Facebook event for more info!

Central Republican Women Of Phoenix will hold its Christmas Meeting on Thurs, Dec 1, at 6:15 pm at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas, Phoenix. (Social begins at 5:30 p.m.)  The X-tension Cords, a ladies quartet, will provide the entertainment Ginger Clayton, Founder & President of Diaper Bank of Central Arizona, will talk about the local charity. Bring a diaper donation for the Diaper Bank of Central Arizona.  Reservations are required.  All seats are $30 and include dinner and program.   RSVP by  Nov. 27 to Jan Webb at or 602-318-1010.  Cancellations must be made by Nov. 27 to avoid being charged.

The Mesa Republican Women Annual Christmas Party And Membership Drive is scheduled at 11:30 am., Thur., Dec 1 with radio talk show host Mike Broomhead as the master of ceremonies for the entertainment, games and lots of door prizes. RSVP deadline by Sun, Nov 27 to President Sherry Pierce at or call (480) 615-0524. Address is 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. (North west corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road, Riviera Plaza). Lunch is $5 with a paid membership or renewal. Memberships are Jan-Dec; $25 Member and $15 Assoc. Member-for men or for women that are full members of another AzFRW club. Normal lunch price is $10/members, $12 visitors & guests. Hope to see you there!

LD25 - The Republican Party of Mesa Organizational Meeting date has moved Thurs. Dec 1 in order to comply with state law. The meeting location will be the Pathfinder Academy 2906 N. Boulder Canyon Mesa, AZ 85207. Credentialing will begin at 6 PM and the meeting will begin at 7 PM. Updates can be found on Ian Murray Chairman - The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) (602)524-7786.

Concerned Citizens For America Celebrates “You, The Political Activist” And “President-Elect Donald Trump” at 6:30 pm, Thurs., Dec 1 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336. Desserts provided. They will host an open microphone to film one minute congratulations, prayers & encouragement to President-elect Donald J. Trump. A copy of the congratulatory disc will be sent to AZ Treasurer/Trump Campaign COO Jeff DeWit, for hand delivery to Mr. Trump.

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thur., Dec 1 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 (in last building behind church) in Yuma to elect new officers and discuss the furture CRTP Mission.

Expanded Pfizer RxPathways Drug Program & Screening for Cancer Risk, The Reversing That Risk with Natural Means will be the topic of discussion at the 10 am., Thur., Dec 1 Family Health Talk Show. Listen to panelists Dr. Regina Ponder, Ms. Lori Murphy and Ms. Susan Ciardullo and Fred Taylor, Executive Director of SWPCF at Radio Station – KXXT 1010 AM, Online –, Call-in phone number: 602.977-1010.

LD 24 Officer and State Committeemen Elections will be held at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Dec 1 at the AZGOP Offices, 3501 N. 24th Street in Phoenix, according to Chairman Timothy Lee. Credentialing starts at 6 pm.


The Arizona Federation of College Republicans First Annual Holiday Banquet/Fundraiser is scheduled Sat., Dec 3 at the Scottsdale Camelback Resort. Sponsor a table for $150. Funds will help send College Republicans to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C. in March of 2017. RSVP: by Nov 26 or send a check to Arizona College GOP, 7250 E Grandview Dr. Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314 or donate online via credit card at , select "Tickets," and choose College Republican Supporter. Thank you for your generous support as we work hard to #KeepAZRed! Contact: Joey CilanoChairman, Arizona Federation of College Republicans, 928.420.4751.

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Dec 3 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts at 8 am; business meeting starting at 8:30 AM. A $2 donation is requested which helps towards the room rental. The speaker will be Tom Jenney, director for the "Americans for Prosperity Organization". Club officers for 2017 will also be sworn in. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chairlady 623-214-8010.

The Arizona Breakfast Club is canceled for Sat, Dec 3, 2016 to give members the opportunity to attend the Freedom Force International's Global Warming: An Inconvenient Lie Conference scheduled Dec 2-4 in Tempe. see for details.

Famous Arizona ballerina Nina Marlowe and her daughter Rena will be producing “Nutcracker” by Backers of Ballet at 7 pm., Sat., Dec 3 and at 2 pm., Sun, Dec 4 at Horizon High School, 5 601 E Greenway Road. They have also arranged a special show for Paradise Valley Unified School District children only at 10 a., Fr., Dec 2. Admission is $5 and a “new” unwrapped toy for the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” campaign. Call 602-485-5000 or go to

Dec 4

Famous Arizona ballerina Nina Marlowe and her daughter Rena will be producing “Nutcracker” by Backers of Ballet at 7 pm., Sat., Dec 3 and at 2 pm., Sun, Dec 4 at Horizon High School, 5 601 E Greenway Road. They have also arranged a special show for Paradise Valley Unified School District children only at 10 a., Fr., Dec 2. Admission is $5 and a “new” unwrapped toy for the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” campaign. Call 602-485-5000 or go to


The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet at 5:30 pm., Mon., Dec 5 for meet/greet, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm at The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale. AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham has been invited to debrief the group on the election results. $35 per person. Reservations Required Deadline Thurs., Dec 1, 2016. Contact: 480-368-2777 or


The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., will meet again Tues., Dec 6. Grand Canyon Room at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd, Sun City West.

Dec 7

FreedomWorks is hosting a Free Grassroots Dinner at 6 pm., Wed., Dec 7 at the Phoenix City Grille, (Bethany East Shopping Center), 5816 N 16th St in Phoenix. RSVP: Christina Sandefur, Executive Vice President at the Goldwater Institute, will be discussing the upcoming legislative battles in Arizona, and Noah Wall, FreedomWorks National Director of Campaigns, will be talking about FreedomWorks' 2017 legislative agenda in DC. Contact FreedomWorks Campaign Manager, Colby Bledsoe at 202-942-7681 or email at

Dec 8

The Colorado River Tea Party Christmas Potluck is scheduled from 6-9 pm., Thurs., Dec 8 in the last building at C0mmunity Church, 6480 E Haw95 in Yuma. Participants are asked to bring a vegetable, salad, or desert serving four or more. Main dish will be provided.


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