Friday, December 2, 2016

12-2-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor       Web Master John Strasser

Midnight Tonight - 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 Don & Ullrike Langlois to Briefs and Sandi Barlett’s Bunker News: Because you two were so very helpful in publicizing our need for a kidney for our son, Eric, we want you to be the first to know that on Sunday, November 27th, Eric received a kidney at the Mayo Clinical Hospital in Phoenix.  He had been in town for Thanksgiving and my birthday.  He received a call from Mayo on Saturday and told to be there by 5:00 a.m. Sunday.  He was and is now the possessor of a new (actually second hand) kidney.  Many thanks to all who have prayed for this event to come to pass.

LD17 Don & Rikke Langlois: Rejoice with us!  Last Sunday, Nov. 27th, Eric received a kidney transplant at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix.  We now begin the challenging rounds of ever-other-day trips back to Mayo and the large number of drugs Eric now has to take.  Fortunately his brother, Stephen, who is an RN, is here to help him.  Many thanks to all of you who kept Eric in your prayers.

LD27 Activisit Alice Lara: Thank you for all you do - you are the Wonder Woman of Maricopa Political postings!

The Eastside Republicans, Tucson Republican Women and LD10 will hold their 4th annual “Support the Troops, Sun., Dec 11 at the Tucson Country Club, 2950 N Camino Principal. Please bring homebaked cookies (6 cookies per zip bag) between 12:30-3:30 pm.  Bake 3 dozen total or more if you wish. Join the Tucson Republican Women for lunch - $25 per person. RSVP by Thurs., Dec 8 to Parralee at 250-5073 and Caroline at 722-7447.

The Oro Valley Republican Women’s Club luncheon will start at 11:30 am, Fri., Dec 9 with a meet and greet, followed by lunch at 11:50 am., and a program at 12:15 pm at the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W Greenock Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85737. Program: Olga Taro presenting “Common Core and Its Issues.” RSVP by 1:30 pm., Tues., Dec 6 to 520-297-3401 or 520-861-0334

LD11 will meet at 10 am., Sat., Dec 3 at the Oro Valley Library (one week earlier in December due to the upcoming leadership elections.) The slate of nominees are Chairman- Pat Straney, 1st Vice Chair - Kathleen Dunbar, 2nd Vice Chair - Jane Stump - 3rd Vice Chair - Mark Schmidt, Secretary - Mary Caswell, Treasurer - Daniel Siefried. “I still urge those of you not planning on attending the meeting to execute your proxy in the event there are nominations from the floor and a vote is required.  Please be aware that there are two proxy forms, one for the leadership elections and one for the state committeemen elections, said current Chairman Dave Erchull.

LD11 PC Connie Pellman has withdrawn her name from nominations for LD11 Chairman. She will be announcing her candidacy for Chairman for the Pima County GOP, at the Sat., Dec 3 LD11 election meeting.

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will host both AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham and Speaker of the House JD Mesnard at its Dec 5 dinner meeting at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, 7401 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. 5:30 pm - meet & greet. 6 pm program, 6:40 pm dinner, 7 pm meeting. A silent auction is planned with proceeds benefiting the TARS and provide funds for LRWC members to attend quarterly meeting. Contact Joanna Hagan at 480-206-8359.

LD26’s New Officers:

District Chairman: Raymond Jones

Secretary: Nancy Jenkins

Treasurer: Hugh Hallman

1st Vice-Chairman: Brian Kight

2nd Vice-Chairman: Bill Lourghrige

3rd Vice-Chairman: Harold Elliott Smith

4th Vice-Chairman: to be named/elected later

LD26 State Committeemen: Raymond Jones, Nancy Jenkins, Brian Kight, Katherine Beam, Sue Pullar, Steven Paz, Tom Dodson, Hugh Hallman, John Perkins, Michael Lisbony, Bob Pullar, Barbara Medal, William Loughrige, Charles Paine, Julie Lind, Richard Peterson, Carl Wortley, Joseph Neglia, and Jacob Brown.

Donald Trump will nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as his secretary of defense, the President-elect announced in Cincinnati at the beginning of his post-election tour. "We are going to appoint 'Mad Dog' Mattis as our secretary of defense. But we're not announcing it until Monday, so don't tell anybody," Trump said at his rally. Later he added, "They say he's the closest thing to Gen. George Patton that we have, and it's about time."

New LD27 Officers:

Brandon Jones -  Chairman.

John Eaton -  1st Vice Chair.

Terry McMahon -  2nd Vice Chair.

Maria Birnbaum -  Secretary.

Lien Henry - Treasurer.

LD27State Committeemen Elections Results From Tues., Nov 9 Meeting: Sara Dunsford, Gayla Franks, Alice Lara, Chris Morrill, Terry McMahon, Andrew Costanza, Tracy Ireland, Brandon Jones and Art Olivas.

The Tempe Republican Women’s Christmas Party is scheduled at 7 pm., Dec 5 at Floridinos, 590 N Alma School Rd #35 in Chandler. Free for TRW members/associations. $15 for guests. Bring a gift (valuel $10 or less) for the “Dirty Santa” game. RSVP to President Jessica Merrow at

Founded In 1938, The National Federation Of Republican Women (Www.Nfrw.Org) is the largest and most influential Republican Women's group in the nation. The NFRW proudly represents the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. The NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Our mission is to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, Educate The Public, And Inform The Media.

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Dan Schultz' Series On What It Means To Be A PC. Schultz produced this five point series a few years ago with teleprompter and a professional film production company and are posted on the Yavapai Committee’s Resources page.

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AZ Corporation Commission Chairman Doug Little was one of only five state regulators nationwide to be nominated for Utility Dive’s annual “Policymaker of the Year” award. Utility Dive is an online publication specializing in news and information targeted towards the electric power industry and associated companies nationwide. Little has emerged as a regional and national thought leader in the areas of integrated resource planning, regional transmission planning, and regional energy markets in the Western U.S. Over the past two years he has also spearheaded efforts in Arizona to evaluate and recommend innovative rate design approaches regarding the value and costs associated with distributed generation. He has also proposed a major review and modernization of Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard. “I think I would have been surprised if he had not been nominated,” said Brad Ramsay, General Counsel of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. “Chairman Little is a smart man and a quick study. Although he’s only been a Commissioner for just under two years, he is already recognized nationally as an influential voice on high-profile energy and telecommunications policy issues that have been (and likely will continue to be) front and center both in Washington, D.C. and before most other State public service commissions. Plus, he’s a nice guy.” Prior to his election to the Arizona Corporation Commission, Little spent more than three decades in the computer software industry. He is also a member of the NARUC Electricity Committee. Additionally, he is Vice Chairman of the Western Energy Imbalance Market -Body of State Regulators and he is an active participant in the Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Board.

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, 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

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 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.

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

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

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


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.

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

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.


Americans for Prosperity Arizona will be honoring our top activists-America's freedom fighters, friends, legislators and local government officials with the designation of Friend of the Taxpayer of higher on our annual scorecards between 6-8 pm, Fri., Dec 9 at the Christ Church Lutheran Arizona Room, 3901 E Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Dinner and drinks will be provided .RSVP Liberty Celebration  (Legislative Scorecard and Local Government Scorecard). AFP contacted 30 million Americans at the phone and the door - that's 10% of the entire country! All told, AFP advocated against Senate candidates in eight states. All but one of those candidates were defeated. That's something to celebrate! We will giving each top winner a prized jackalope.


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Rep. Paul Gosar Named Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus: “I want to thank Western Caucus Chairman Lummis, Chairman Emeritus Pearce and Chairman Emeritus Bishop for all their good work over the years. As a result of their efforts the Caucus is a force to be reckoned with and well-respected by leadership, industry and people throughout the nation. I also want to thank the other great candidates I competed with for Caucus Chairman. They put up a heck of a fight and I look forward to working with them closely in the 115th Congress. I want to offer a special thank you to Cynthia and her exceptional staff. She has been a model Conservative, friend and mentor who will be sorely missed. “I am honored to have earned the confidence of my colleagues to lead the Western Caucus. Having lived in the West all my life, I’m very familiar with the pertinent regional issues. Westerners desperately need allies in Congress that fight on their behalf. The Western Caucus deserves bold leadership that empowers its members to take real action and enact practical solutions. The future is bright for Western communities. I can’t wait to work with the outstanding members of this Caucus so we can deliver meaningful results for Americans throughout the country.”

Sen John McCain’s letter for the dedication of the new Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park, which officially opened to the public in Yarnell: “This Memorial State Park is a most fitting tribute to these remarkable firefighters who selflessly risked their own lives to protect others and their community in the beautiful Arizona town of Yarnell,” McCain. “I thank Arizona State Parks and the Yarnell Hill Memorial Site Board, who made this designation possible. With this wonderful memorial, I hope the family and friends of those Hotshots who passed may find peace and comfort in this historic designation, which will forever preserve and honor the memory of these brave souls.”

Congresswoman Martha McSally: The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation sponsored by McSally to help local communities better treat mental health. The legislation, a part of Congresswoman McSally’s Mental Health and Safe Communities Act, includes provisions to provide support to mentally-ill offenders re-entering the community, expand assistance to individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, and improve training for law enforcement to better identify and respond to instances involving mental illness. “For too long, our failed mental health care system has left families and communities with nowhere to turn. Today, that changes,” said Congresswoman McSally. “The House-passed legislation includes provisions I sponsored to help communities better respond to mental health crises and provide better treatment options for families and individuals struggling with mental illness. These provisions were the result of months of hard work and the bipartisan support of a diverse group of lawmakers and organizations, including mental health advocates and law enforcement. Today’s landmark bill also overhauls our mental health system for the first time in 50 years. I’m proud to see these important reforms pass the House and will continue to work to get them passed in the Senate and signed into law. One way we can help those with mental illness get the treatment they need is by ensuring that families, law enforcement and our criminal justice system are equipped to respond to mental health crises and provide treatment to mentally ill individuals in need of help,” said Senator John Cornyn, who introduced the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act in the Senate. “Fixing our mental health system is more important than ever, and I’m glad these bipartisan reforms are included in the 21st Century Cures legislation.” For a full list of McSally’s mental health provisions to pass the House, click HERE (the provisions begin on page 29, Title XIV, Sec. 14001-14029).

Sen John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on President-elect Donald Trump’s intention to nominate General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense: “I am pleased that the President-elect has selected General James Mattis to be his nominee for Secretary of Defense. As Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I look forward to moving forward with the confirmation process as soon as possible in the new Congress. I have had the privilege of knowing General Mattis for many years. He is without a doubt one of the finest military officers of his generation and an extraordinary leader who inspires a rare and special admiration of his troops. General Mattis has a clear understanding of the many challenges facing the Department of Defense, the U.S. military, and our national security. America will be fortunate to have General Mattis in its service once again.”


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