Saturday, December 10, 2016

12-10-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor       Web Master John Strasser

Due To The Outcry And Frustration of long-time, hard-working conservative precinct committeemen who were cast off like yesterday’s dirty socks during recent organizational meeting, Briefs is running both of these letters that bring concerns to light. Boe James letter is reflective of complaints floating throughout Maricopa County. AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham’s Dec 6 letter to District/County chairs runs far beyond our world-limit policy; but warrants making an exception because it addresses statewide organizational meeting issues. - ft

LD23 PC Boe James: “Unfortunately, the results (of the organizational elections) show that, in LD 23, for the 2nd time in 4 years DR.C.T. Wright (who last year won the Barry Goldwater award and was the President of the Best Republican Club - the Fountain Hills Republican Club) was not considered a good enough Republican by LD 23 leadership and other PCs to be elected as an LD23 State Committeeman.  What a disgrace, what a shame.  Good enough to be an Elector in 2012.  Good enough to win the Barry Goldwater Award.  Good enough to be asked by President-elect Trump to lead the invocations at all his Arizona rallies, but not good enough to represent LD 23 as a State Committeeman. What a disgrace, what a shame.

   “It is also noted that Mark Lewis, a LD 23 PC who won a county-wide election in November, was not chosen as a LD23 State committeeman. Nor was a prior Chairman and current elected official who won a state-wide election 2 years ago.  Good enough to win state/county-wide, but not good enough to represent LD 23 as a State Committeeman.  Hum.

   “So these fine individuals who are good Republicans and many other longtime loyal PCs (such as Larry and Joanna Hagan, for example) will NOT be able to vote for or against their own (immediate past) District Chair, as he runs for State Chair.  Nor will they be able to vote on other matters such as resolutions and By-Law changes that are proposed at the state Mandatory Meeting.  Wow.  What a shame.  What a disgrace within LD 23. James is a retired long-time Naval officer.

AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham’s Dec 6 letter reads:  Dear GOP District and County Chairmen,

We've received numerous accounts from precinct committeemen throughout the state regarding the organizational meetings taking place. Based on what we've heard, we need to remind all chairmen about the guidance provided by the state party over the years to ensure all organizational meetings are conducted with the full participation and authority vested in the PCs and state committeemen.

As you know, these party committee organizational meetings are referred to as "statutory" meetings because they are governed by state statute and therefore differ from normal monthly business meetings typically held by party committees. Normally, district and county parties operate with a great deal of autonomy, but in the case of the statutory organizational meetings, the state party has an important stake in the outcome of the elections. Not only are most of the state party's executive committee members being elected at the organizational meetings, but all of the state committeemen are as well.

Our party is only as legitimate as the claim we make to represent Republican voters and only if we do so according to the law. From the primary election where PCs are elected, to the organizational meetings and ultimately the state party organizational meetings, all of our credibility and authority depends on having a process according to the rule of law. For example, the organizational meetings are not private. A chairman may certainly limit the meeting activity to the elections themselves, and has no obligation to allow the public any role other than to observe. But the committee has no legal authority to exclude the public from the meeting if they simply wish to observe.

We've also received complaints from PCs who did not receive a call letter at least ten days before the meeting. Some have complained that proxies they were carrying were not accepted by the chairmen, and others that their proxy documents were not considered to have the full legal effect of a proxy. Others were concerned that "alternates" were elected, when there is no such office, and anyone not elected outright as a state committeeman has no standing or claim to be "next in line." Still others complained that the committee leaders and nominating committees operated a "closed shop" and deliberately excluded many eligible PCs from having their names printed on the ballot to run for a state committeeman position. Lastly, some committees prohibited nominations from the floor.

Some of these are serious concerns. Committees which do not reasonably follow the legal process of electing state committeemen risk having them fail to be recognized by the state party for the January 2017 meeting. In fact, any election with serious enough violations could be completely disregarded, leaving all the county or district's positions considered vacant.

Of particular concern is the denial of a PC's rights to participate by proxy. A lawful proxy carrier, with a completed form signed and dated and witnessed, is considered the legal representative of the proxy giver and the giver's "attorney-in-fact." That entitles the carrier to act on the proxy's behalf, which includes voting, nominating and even being nominated for election to office. Any rule, bylaw or act that suppresses the proxy rights of a PC is not just violating the PC's rights, but is offensive to an open and fair election process.

I will be working with our legal counsel to address the concerns presented to us to date. In the meantime, if your organizational meeting is yet to occur, please ensure your committee is following the rules and the law. – AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham

A Night To Honor Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Wife Ava, is scheduled at 6 pm., Fri, Jan 13 at the Fountain Hills Community Center Ballroom (13001 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268). Price: $50 per Ticket (all proceeds after costs are donated to Extended Hands Food Bank of Fountain Hills). This is not a political event but a tribute to a man and his wife for their years of service. Since 1992, Sheriff Joe and his wife have been a serving Maricopa County and protecting our community. We are grateful for his years of service to not only our nation as a US Army Veteran but also as our Sheriff.  All sales are final. No refunds. RSVP:

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women( AzFRW) are sponsoring a Gun Basket Raffle that includes a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) class at Ted’s Shooting Range in Queen Creek. $10 per tickets. Only 800 available. AzFRW Clubs selling 25 or more tickets by the June AZFRW meeting will receive five free tickets. The drawing will be held at the AZFRW Fall meeting. Tickets holders do not need to be present to win. Contact: AZFRW 3rd VP Mary Baumbach at or 602-206-1189.

A New Border Patrol Union Radio Show starts at 3 pm, Sundays on790 KNST in Tucson on Sunday

Newly Elected LD23 Officers:

Chairman: Nancy Ordowski

First Vice-Chairman: Tim Horn

Second Vice-Chairman: Richard Rutkowski

Secretary: Barbara Rothe

Treasurer: Val Giramberk

LD 23 119 State Committeemen elected Dec 1, 2016: Jim O’Connor, Nancy Ordowski, Guy Phillips, Tim Horn, Jay Lawrence, Lynne Breyer, Val Giramberk, Arthur Cooper, Judith Lawrence, Richard Rutkowski, Richard Breyer, Alex Meluskey, Roberta Meluskey, April Riggins, Ardith Hildebrant, Mark Singer, Judy Rutkowski, Joe Meli, Kim Bongiorno, Cynthia Love, Barbara Rothe, Janet Buggeln, Debbie Moore, Christine O’Connor, Brian Amster, Robert Lettieri, Linda Berry, Linda Longazel, Rod O’Connor, Ron Schott, Susan Kaufman, David Moore, Evelyn Munn, Alan Cisar, Linda Cooper, Michael Hamburger, Karen John, Jon Riggins, Yvonne Cahill, Barbara Dickerson, Michael Loverine, Joe Junker, Laura Monoscalco, Tom Sinyard, Lori Urban, Aspen Cooper, Elizabeth James, Carol Lettieri, Edward Monoscalco, Kathy Schneider, Maria Desautel, Robert Jolley, Carole Klein, Fred Schneider, David Urban, Van Berry, Georgia Cifelli, Dean James, Sandra Jolley, Candice Mann, Marc Buchholdt, Anneliese Goodwin, Effie Gross, Fred Kubler, Laurence Rand, Liz Alcorn, Baron Benham, Cheryl Golden, William Howarth, Thomas Lablonde, Terra Morales,s Wilbur Berry, William Brooksbank, Lori Gray, Madelyn Monoscalco, Carolyn Schott, Janell Buchholdt, Marney Thompson, Kathie Trojanowski, Jerry Anderson,Kanneth Bensinger, John Dickerson, Janet Oliver, Maxine Decker, Terri Huffman, Alice Smith, Nancy Cisar, Ellie Conklin, Glen Lazy, Scott Rehman, Mark Robbins, Monique Sinyard, Ron Smith, Jean Libutti-Kubler, Charlie Mettille, Bruce Raaka, Kathryn Miller, Todd Pittsenbarger, Jeffrey Poynter, Jobi Rosen, Patty Stetson, Bill Bovinette, Elizabeth Geras-Raaka, Clancy Hellige, William Oliver, Shiree Verdone, Ernie Recsetar, Betsy Shoemaker, Christine Wilson, Jack Zohar, Max McNelly, Carolee Devere , Edward Tochik, Roger Velez, Michael Nakhla, Mark Stuart, Laurence Schmit, Neville Verster and Mike Sorum.

LD23 Alternates In Order Of Succession: C.T.Wright, Bruce Linker, Chris Brant, Gayla Coletto, Paula Linker, Boe James, Judith Shoen, Mark Lewis, Pamela Hansen Barnes, Mary Ryan, Cheryl Smith, Venkat Kommineni, Tim Sifert, Dennis Weiland, Sandra Barrett, Doug Little, Marcia Schmidt, Laurence Hagan, Maragie Creedon, Janna Hagan, Brian Theut, Dan McNeil, Jeanne Weiland, Debra Hay, George Khala, Robert Calta, Stephanie Czopp, and Donald Murray.

Politics on the Rocks 2016 Annual Holiday Victory Party featuring Governor Doug Ducey is scheduled at 6 pm., Thur., Dec 15 at The Montauk located at 4360 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Old Town Scottsdale). Admission: A new toy for Toy for Tots. Chairman Charles Jensen says members of the Arizona legislature and AZGOP will be among their guests. RSVP Politics on the Rocks National Committee

Panther TEK Is Holding Special Holiday Fundraisers to help the Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry that is in desperate need of donations to keep operating. The Pantry distributes pet food to those in crisis, particularly through the holidays. Panther TEK is donating a portion of every gift certificate purchased during the Dec 12-18 Small Business Service Week. Contact Nohl Rosen at 480-980-8541 OR WWW.PANTHERTEKIT.COM

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Call to Action: Mommy Lobby AZ is asking for parents, grandparents and concerned citizens to attend a meeting scheduled at 9 am., Wed. Dec 14 at the Arizona Department of Education Bldg.,1535 W Jefferson St., in Phoenix where the Arizona Standards Review Committee will be voting on the “new” Arizona’s K-12 Academic Standards, containing the original Common Core Standards. The Mommy Lobby AZ need physicals bodies present to send a message to the committee that Arizonans do not want another Common Core Rebrand.  Mommy’s will provide stickers and badges to make their presence known. For More Information: text 480-745-5289.

Editor’s Note: Just a reminder that announcements are limited to 300 words. If longer, they will be edited to conform to policy. Briefs does not endorse, nor does it post endorsement between GOP candidates.

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.

Attention Republican Group Leaders: If your event announcement is not posted within 24 hours from the time you submitted it - Briefs did NOT receive it. Please resend it to either or – Editor Frosty Taylor


DEC 10

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am, Sat., Dec 10 (second Saturday instead of the usual third Saturday) in the Florence High School Adm Bldg, 1000 S Main St. in Florence. Contact: PCRC Secretary Mary Rodriguez

The AZRA West, North and South Chapters will meet jointly at 9:15 am., Sat., Dec 10 at the Northwest Service Facility Building, 12975 West Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85378 for a Breakfast Christmas Potluck. Contact: AZRA West Chapter President Cirilo ( CID ) De La Fuente at (623) 312-7054.

The Paradise Republican Women’s Club Christmas Party is scheduled at 10:30 am., Sat., Dec 10 at Gainey Golf Club: 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258. Secretary of State Michele Reagan will speak and Rags Allen Trio will perform. Visit for details.

DEC 11

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.

Dec 12

Arizona Project is hosting a Potluck Christmas Party from 6:30-9pm, Mon., Dec 12 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., in Phoenix. Phoenix.  Quests are asked to bring a side to share; the main dish will be provided.  A-L please bring: Appetizer, chips, side dish. M-Z, please bring soda, diet soda, desserts. RSVP to Beth Jamison at 602-882-5501 or Christmas Chair: Aaron Gidwani 602-821-9076 Merry Christmas!

DEC 13

Arizona Heritage Alliance Board’s Annual Meeting is scheduled from noon until 2 pm., Tues., Dec 13 at the Nina Mason Pulliman Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S Central Ave in Phoenix. RSVP/Contact:

DEC 14

President-Elect Trump's Economic Advisory Council Member and Compact for America's National Spokesman Steve Moore is coming to Phoenix to make the case for the deep regulatory and fiscal reforms of the Prosperity Compact before the Arizona State Legislature in Phoenix at 10 am., Dec 14. Check our facebook page regularly for an RSVP opportunity!

Call to Action: Mommy Lobby AZ is asking for parents, grandparents and concerned citizens to attend a meeting scheduled at 9 am., Wed. Dec 14 at the Arizona Department of Education Bldg.,1535 W Jefferson St., in Phoenix where the Arizona Standards Review Committee will be voting on the “new” Arizona’s K-12 Academic Standards, containing the original Common Core Standards. The Mommy Lobby AZ need physicals bodies present to send a message to the committee that Arizonans do not want another Common Core Rebrand.  Mommy’s will provide stickers and badges to make their presence known. For More Information: text 480-745-5289.

DEC 17

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will feature KFYI radio personality Mike Broomhead at 9 am., Sat., Dec 17 at its annual Christmas Party in the Fountain Hills Community Center. Attendees are invited to bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.  Attendees are invited to bring a food item, although not required to participate in the pot luck breakfast.  Contact: Secretary Boe James

The Yuma Territorial Gun Show is planned from 9 am to 5 pm., Sat & Sun, Dec 17 & 18 at the Yuma Civic Center.


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U.S. Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, condemned the dangerous cuts to defense funding in the Continuing Resolution, which provides $6 billion less for defense than the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which passed the Senate with a vote of 92-7 yesterday. Watch McCain here.

U.S. Senator John McCain on the Maricopa Board of Supervisors’ petition to name the Estrella Mountains peak in honor of Charles Keating IV: “I strongly support the Maricopa Board of Supervisors’ petition to name the Estrella Mountains peak in honor of Charles Keating IV, who was killed in action in support of the U.S. mission against ISIL. Charlie represented the very best among us. He was a star athlete, an elite military officer, a trusted friend, and a devoted husband, son and brother. He was a courageous leader and loyal adviser, and gave his life serving a cause greater than his own. I’ll do everything I can to support this designation, which will serve as a reminder of Charlie’s incredible life to all those who visit this Arizona treasure.”

Sen John McCain on the Senate floor yesterday “So this is Washington. Democrats filibuster funding for our troops in a political game to extort more funding for pet domestic programs. Republicans feign outrage. Then those same Republicans return months later to negotiate a continuing resolution that gives Democrats the domestic spending increases they always wanted, does so by… cutting funds for defense…What a sham. What a fraud. And is there any wonder why the American people hold us in such contempt?” –

U.S. Senator John McCain Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on cybersecurity priorities in the new Congress: “As threats to our national security in cyberspace continue to grow in speed and severity, I intend to make cybersecurity a major oversight priority of the Senate Armed Services Committee in the new Congress. My focus will be on ensuring the Department of Defense and our military have the resources, personnel, and capabilities necessary to defend, deter, and respond to our adversaries in cyberspace. Beyond the Department of Defense, it is increasingly clear that cybersecurity threats touch every aspect of our lives. That is why I will work collaboratively with my Senate colleagues and the executive branch to examine other important issues related to cybersecurity, including Russia’s attempted interference in America’s elections.”


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