Thursday, December 15, 2016

12-15-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor       Web Master John Strasser

6-Republicans-Took-Secret-Payments-From Clinton-To Destroy-Trump; New-Wiki-Leak “…Other emails hint at the money being moved to Republican elected officials in the House and Senate. For instance FEC reports shows that two large donations from PACS and private sources ln early October went to John McCain right after he attacked Trump publicly criticized Trump. That happened shortly after a slew of emails concerning moving money to support one candidate and move support from another. Shortly thereafter, his challenger in this tight race, Kirkpatrick, lost several key donors and money and support lessened from the DNC and the DSCC in the last few weeks of the race. The thing to note is that McCain is one of the lead sponsors of a committee to investigate any Russian influence into the election.”

AZGOP Chairman Candidate Jim O’Connor has the following speaking engagements schedule in December:

   · Sat, Dec 17 at the Gila County Republican Committee Candidate Forum at 2 pm in Roosevelt, AZ.

   · Tues, Dec 27  at the Pinal County D5 meeting at 4:30pm.

Brenda Dickinson, Chairman for the Yavapai County Trump Campaign, is running for Chair of the Yavapai County Republican Committee Executive Board. She is running against the incumbent Mark Sensmeier. Other candidates are:

1st Vice Chair - Myrna Lieberman, Phil Goode and Rudy Kantu.

2nd Vice Chair - Craig Kiggens.

Secretary – Incumbent Rose Sperry.

Treasurer – Incumbent Roger Reinsch.

Assistant Secretary - Karen Benson and Sandra Laney .

Assistant Treasurer - Dwight Jaeger and Alex Harris.

ATTN LD13 PCs: Newly Elected LD13 Chairman Ben Boon is asking that all PC send them e-mail addresses to him so that has contact information for sending meeting notices and other information he needs to pass along. Contact Boon at or 623-810-8955.

Palo Verde Republican Women's Club will hold its annual Christmas Party luncheon and program on Wed, Dec 21 at the Fairway House at Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale.  Featured will be the A Capella Syndicate, the Phoenix area's newest musical sound.  The group is a singing brotherhood that has recently joined the Barbershop Harmony Society, the world's largest men's singing organization. Check in and social hour are at 11 am with luncheon and program following at 11:30 am.  The cost is $35.  Check, cash or credit card accepted at the door. Reservations required. Rsvp at

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2018 US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward’scampaign team needs volunteers are needed for to gather petitions signatures between 9-12 pm, noon – 3 pm, and 3-5 or 6 pm., January 13, 14, 15 at the Lake Havasu Balloon Fest at The Island Golf Club at the Nautical Beachfront Resort, 1040 McCulloch Blvd. North, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403. RSVP to Carolyn 1-928-230-0633.

Congressman David Schweikert will be replacing KRFI 1550 radio personality Mike Broomhead as the speaker at the 8:30 am, Sat., Dec 17 Fountain Hills Republican Club’s annual Christmas Party popt luck breakfast. Attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots. The Fountain Hills Toymakers are expected to be on hand to sell their homemade toys This is a charity group of local wood-workers who donate toys to disadvantaged children.  Profits from toys sold goes to buy material for the give-away toys. Attendees are encouraged but not required to bring a food item to the pot luck breakfast.  If bringing a food item, please e-mail the club's Hospitality Chair Shari Morris or with the type of item being brought.  This helps in planning. The party will be held in the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. Contact Secretary Boe James

Fountain Hills Republican Club Membership Applications are available at 2017 dues are now payable.  $20/$30 single/family. Dues can be paid by check to Fountain Hills Republican Club, P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269 or by check or cash at any meeting.

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ely: In case you haven’t see this yet! Interesting!  What do senators and representatives know about government and laws they make??  What do political parties that are comprised of Precinct Committeemen know about senators and legislators??   Of all the elected Precinct Committeemen in the state, one in three is selected as a state committeeman to represent the party and party values; and elect a state party leader.  What leadership does the party leaders provide?  From that we should assume that the State Committeemen and the state chair should provide some kind of leadership in ensuring that the Republican voters vote for candidates who represent a sense of loyalty to the party and a party leadership that would promote that!  A couple of years ago the state committeemen voted to censure Senator McCain.  What did the party leadership do about that?  What did Senator McCain, who is not a native to Arizona, do about that?  He ran for Congressional Senator again AND WON!!!  It appears that since your AZ GOP did not actively do anything about the censure and Your Neighbor Republican returned McCain to office!  And now, this article 6-republicans-who-took-secret-payments-from-clinton-to-destroy-trump; all-new-wiki-leak points out Senator McCain’s continued actions.  Does any one blame McCain for doing his own thing?  Or do we blame those who let him continue in office and a party leadership that failed to back a censure?  (And, the state party leadership was re-elected - -go figger!)

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. Contact Nohl Rosen at 480-980-8541 OR WWW.PANTHERTEKIT.COM

The Arizona Supreme Court will hear former AG Tom Horne’s appeal of a $400,000 fine levied against him and former colleague Kathleen Winn. The Arizona Court of Appeals upheld the fine, which was imposed by Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk in February.

Senate President-elect Steve Yarbrough announces membership to Statutory Committees:

  • Legislative Council President-elect Steve Yarbrough – Chair 2017 Sen. Sylvia Allen Sen. Judy Burges Sen. Gail Griffin Sen. Steve Smith Sen. Katie Hobbs Sen. Martin Quezada
  • Ethics Committee Sen. Kimberly Yee-Chair Sen. Steve Montenegro Sen. Steve Smith Sen. Steve Farley Sen. Robert Meza
  • Joint Committee on Capital Review (JCCR) Sen. Debbie Lesko – Chair 2017 Sen. Sylvia Allen Sen. John Kavanagh Sen. Kimberly Yee Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford YELLOW
  • Sen. Steve Farley Sen. Katie Hobbs
  • Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) Sen. Debbie Lesko – Chair 2018 Sen. David Farnsworth Sen. John Kavanagh Sen. Warren Petersen Sen. Kimberly Yee Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford Sen. Steve Farley Sen. Katie Hobbs
  • Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) Sen. Bob Worsley-Chair Sen. Judy Burges Sen. John Kavanagh Sen. Sean Bowie Sen. Lupe Contreras

Applicants Are Sought for two vacancies on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals, created by the retirement of Judge Patricia A. Orozco and the appointment of Judge Andrew W. Gould to the Arizona Supreme Court. The new judicial application form can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: . Applications are also available at the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, (602) 452-3311, or . Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, and admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, as well as a resident of Arizona, for the past five years. To be eligible, an applicant must also have resided in one of the following counties for the past three years: Apache, Coconino, La Paz, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai or Yuma. The applications and attachments must be submitted 3 pm., Jan13 to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007. The new judges will be paid $152,250 annually

MCRC candidates announced so far for the January 14 Mandatory meeting election of officers, according to MCRC Nominating Committee Chairman Raymond Jones. They are:

· Chairman:  Chris Herring and Tristan Manos

· 1st Vice Chairman:  Aaron Flannery

· 2nd Vice Chairman:  Yvonne Cahill

· Secretary:  Sharon Altenhoff and Cindy Casaus

· Treasurer:  Wesley W. Harris and Giselle C Alexander

Arizona GOP Candidates announced for the January Mandatory meeting election of officers (two year terms). They are:

Chairman – Jim O’Connor, Frank Thorwald and Jonathan Lines



Editor’s Note: Just a reminder that announcements are limited to 300 words. If longer, they will be edited to conform to policy.

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

Sen Jeff Flakes staff is scheduled throughout Arizona this week:

Thur., Dec. 15

· Green Valley - 11:30am-12:30pm, Green Valley Council Office, 555 N. La Canada Drive, Suite 117
San Luis -Help will be available in both English and Spanish, 12-1pm, San Luis City Hall, 1090 Union St.

· Sahuarita - 1-2pm, Sahuarita Town Hall, Sierrita Room, 375 West Sahuarita Center Way             

Contact Flake’s Phoenix office at (602) 840-1891.

The Maricopa County Republican Statutory Meeting is scheduled Jan 14, 2017 at the Polly Rosenbaum Building (formally El Zaribah Shriner’s Auditorium), 552 N. 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Statutory meeting Chairman Liz Alcorn announced:

  • Meeting Prime Sponsor: $ 1,000. Includes Table & Banner
  • Meeting Co-Sponsor : $ 500. Includes Table
  • Federal Candidates : Tables , Banners, $ 200.00 Each
  • Statewide Candidates: Tables , Banners $ 100.00 Each
  • Local Candidates : Tables , Banners $ 50.00 Each
  • Republican Clubs : Tables, Banners $ 50.00 Each
  • Flyer In Packet $ 75.00 Per Page ( 3500 Copies)
  • All Fees Must Be Paid In Advance By Tuesday, Jan 10 , 2017
  • No Check: No Table Or Banner, No Exception !
  • Fees Paid By Check Or Credit Card
  • Make Check Payable To MCRC And Mail To: Liz Alcorn, 12040 N. 133rd Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
  • Phone: 602-315-0349 Email: Lizalcorn@Ymail.Com
  • Deliver Banners To Liz Alcorn By Tuesday, January 10, 2017
  • Deadline For Pre-Approval OF ALL MATERIALS IN PACKETS , Dec 19, 2016
  • Submit to: April Riggins : email: Cell: 602-909-9255
  • Dan Grimm : email : Cell : 480-570-8570.


DEC 15

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

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.

A Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held at 10am, Sat., Dec 17 at the Desert Lawn Memorial Park, 1415 S 1st Ave., in Yuma. The wreath laying ceremony is held in cities all across the country. Everyone is invited to help Remember and Honor
the Veterans who are buried there. Contact: Colorado River Tea Party Chairman Sally Kizer, Chairman or Secretary Cora Lee Schingnitz at 928-210-1219 or

Dec 18

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 7 pm, Sun, Dec 18, Mesa Regal RV Park, 4700 E. Main Street, Mesa. A free-will offering will be received.

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

DEC 19

Leisure World Republican Club is scheduled at 7 pm., Mon, Dec 19 for a presentation from John Morris, a representative for the Oath Keepers, who will be teaching them the workings of this organization. Live Christmas music by Lee Huff, goodies and presents in addition to the 50/50 drawing. Enter at the main gate and inform the guard that you are attending the meeting. Ask for directions to the Ballroom.908 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ. Diane Andersen 480 395-5515.

DEC 21

Palo Verde Republican Women's Club will hold its annual Christmas Party luncheon and program on Wed, Dec 21 at the Fairway House at Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale.  Featured will be the A Capella Syndicate, the Phoenix area's newest musical sound.  The group is a singing brotherhood that has recently joined the Barbershop Harmony Society, the world's largest men's singing organization. Check in and social hour are at 11 am with luncheon and program following at 11:30 am.  The cost is $35.  Check, cash or credit card accepted at the door. Reservations required. Rsvp at

President George Washington, President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence impersonators will join guests at the Dec 21 Grassroots Tea Party Activists Annual Christmas Party. $5 admission includes Christmas cake, apple and cherry pie and snacks. 6-9 pm at Denny’s Restaurant, 2717 W Bell Road in Phoenix.


Dec 22

The LD22 Christmas Party is scheduled at 6:30 pm, Mon., Dec 12 at the residence of 2nd Vice Chairman Van DiCarlo and his wife Rita, at 8055 W. Louise Dr.(Fletcher Heights) in Peoria, AZ 85383. Soft drink beverages along with a limited selection of wine will be supplied.  Participants are asked to bring a finger food plate or desert along with any specialty drink you may prefer, according to newly elected Chairwoman Rae Lynn Chornenky.


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