Saturday, December 31, 2016

12-31-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor     Web Master John Strasser

AZGOP Chairman Candidates Jim O’Connor And Frank Thorwald will appear before the Paradise Republican Women Sat., Jan 7 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9 am – social, 10 am - mtg, 11 am – brunch. Tickets: $28 per Person. reservations here

      O’Connor: "Are you sick of watching our party suffer declining participation? We now have only half the PCs we should. Many are ghost-PCs, names on proxies, wielded at our meetings by party power brokers. Instead of energizing, our meetings are demoralizing. We committeemen know we have little real power left. Some of our representatives even push National Popular Vote, Common Core, and other leftist agendas because it's more beneficial to them than representing the views of their own party's members. As State Committeemen we aren't powerless yet! On January 28th we can vote! Don't sign a proxy! Come to our Statutory Meeting in person. Move the power from the backroom to your living room. Use your voice to elect Jim O'Connor as party chairman."

      Thorwald: "I want to work with Republicans throughout AZ, seek their valuable insights and work closely with them so together we can elect Republicans to office; expand our base and have an environment where we can raise the money needed to make this happen! Fund raising is a major part of this office and he has considerable experience in this area and with his unique skills and expertise in management; fundraising; uniting people; public outreach; organization; coordination and public relations."

Tom Morrissey, Immediate Past Chairman AZ GOP: Kris and I want to wish you all a happy and spirit-filled new year.   I want to thank all of my brother and sister veterans for your help in the effort to elect America's champion Donald J Trump to the highest office in the land. It was an honor to meet so many of you who share the same commitment to our country that you demonstrated as part of your military service.   President Elect Donald Trump is the voice we, in the grassroots, have been waiting to hear and in the coming years, I believe, will bring this great nation back to it's proper place of leadership in the world.

The Central Republican Women Of Phoenix  will meet with Maricopa County Treasurer elect Royce Flora on Jan 5 to discuss property taxes and county financial issues at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. The Social begins at 5:30, and dinner/meeting at 6:15 p.m. Reservations required. $30 each includes dinner and program. RSVP  to Jan Webb by Jan 1 at or contact: Kathy Hedges

Activist Boe James: If you have the information available, could you please publish a list of known candidates for both MCRC and AZGOP offices to be elected at the Jan14 and Jan 28 Statutory meetings. If you have the information available, could you also please publish information on how to learn more about them, such as their candidate websites if they have one or other information such as links to bio's used when they ran in their districts, etc. Many of us PCs do not know who is running and know nothing about them or how to research them. Thanks for all the work you do and information you provide all of us.

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

   · Chairman:  Chris Herring ChrisHerringAZ and Tristan Manos

   · 1st Vice Chairman:  Aaron Flannery

   · 2nd Vice Chairman:  Yvonne Cahill

   · Secretary:  Sharon Altenhoff and Cindy Casaus

   · Treasurer:  Wesley W. Harris

Arizona GOP Candidates announced for the January 28 Statutory Meeting election of officers (two year terms). Candidates are:

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

   Secretary – Gabby Mercer Gabriela_Saucedo_Mercer

   Treasurer – Bob Lettieri and Wes Harris

Editor’s Note: Candidates please forward the contact information you wish listed to so it can be added to the candidate post. - ft

LD23 Rep Jay Lawrence: I am introducing a number of bills. Here are two of them. It will be a felony to harm any of  the Salt River Wild Horses. It is presently a misdemeanor. Another bill will make it illegal to issue ID cards to those in this country illegally. As soon as those bills have numbers I'll let you know.

Russian President Vladimir Putin Says That Moscow Will Not Expel American Diplomats In Response To US Sanctions Against Russia, According To Russian State Media. The Russian Foreign Ministry had earlier recommended the Kremlin send home 35 US diplomats in response to a similar move by Washington on Thursday. But Putin said he would wait until the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump, according to state-run news agency Sputnik.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Derrick Thompson AKA Abu Talib Al-Amriki on charges related to supporting a foreign terrorist organization. Thompson, 30, is charged with Participating in a Criminal Syndicate, Assisting a Criminal Syndicate, and Attempted Misconduct Involving Weapons. From January 2015 to December 2016, Thompson allegedly solicited, incited, or induced others to promote or further the criminal objectives of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Thompson is also alleged to have knowingly attempted to possess a deadly weapon while being a prohibited possessor.The indictment is the result of an investigation by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force Phoenix Field Office. All defendants are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Assistant Arizona Attorneys General Blaine Gadow and Scott Blake are prosecuting this case. Copy of the indictment, CLICK HERE.

The Arizona Project will meet on Mon., Jan 9, since Jan 2 is a legal holiday, according to Chairman Ron Ludders. Gov Doug Ducey's State of the State will be the topic of discussion. They will also vote on “who is the Worst Ever President of the United States "POTUS" and why.” AP meets at 3375 E Shea Blvd #2 in Phoenix. Contact Ludders at 602.677.1496

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: According to an article in suing-taxpayer-enriches-extremists “We have taken back control of the White House and now we need to take back control of the Republican Party. Senators like McCain and Graham have stayed too long and NEVER work for the people. They are both as far from being statesmen as you can get. They are crooked and need to go.” You know, one could write a large book using quotes from the web with negative articles about McCain.  He was also censured by the AZ GOP state committeemen.  Yet after all the years in congress with negative publicity, he ran again for the senate and won!  What does say about the Republican Party leadership in Arizona and Republican voters???  We have McCain to represent the state for six more years!! Here’s a comment from an Arizona Town Crier reader, “As long as the AZGOP chair job is a volunteer, albeit elected, position, the GOP will keep getting people like Graham.  What bright, hard working, dedicated person would give up their paying job to be the AZGOP chair?  No, we get these mutts who don't need income, but are in love with power and prestige, and look what happens.”  We see some of that in county chairs. Stands to reason, doesn’t it??  Until the AZ GOP can find a person that can afford to be the chair and is more interested in representing WE THE  PEOPLE than power and perks, we have seen that nothing much has changed over the years.


DEC 31

Radio Talk Show Host Alex Meluskey will be chatting with AZGOP Chairman candidate Jim O’Connor on Meluskey’s Sat, Dec 31 shows at 6 am on 1130AM KQNA, at 4 pm on 1100AM KFNX and at 9 pm on 960AM KKNT.


The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Jan 3 in the Grand Canyon Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Forster Morgan, the youngest elector in the US to vote for Donald J Trump, will speak about his experience as an elector and how to encourage young people to become involved in the political system. Morgan is the son of immediate past LD22 Chairman Eric Morgan and his wife Heather. Contact: Contact: John Madeira

Jan 4

The Coconino County Republican Committee will meet at noon, Jan 4 with Conservative friends for a discussion on “unintended consequences” of Prop 414, Flagstaff’s $15 minimum wage. Contact: Chairman Jeff Oravits

Grassroots Patriots Will Be Meeting At The IHOP Restaurant, 6601 W Peoria Ave in Glendale instead of the Denny’s restaurant starting Jan 4, 2017. Order food at 6 pm., mtg at 6:30 pm. Grassroots Tea Party Activists Scheduled speakers:

  • Jan 4 – AZGOP Chairman candidate Jim O’Connor – outgoing LD23 Chairman.
  • Jan 11 - Southwestern Regional Coordinator Heritage for America Nathan Duel.
  • Jan 18 - Activist Nohl Rosen speaking on helping Police officers.
  • Jan 25 – LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell addressing new plans for Arizona.

Jan 5

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Jan 5 with a “New Beginnings” meeting.

The Central Republican Women Of Phoenix  will meet with Maricopa County Treasurer elect Royce Flora on Jan 5 to discuss property taxes and county financial issues at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. The Social begins at 5:30, and dinner/meeting at 6:15 p.m. Reservations required. $30 each includes dinner and program. RSVP by Jan 1  to Jan Webb at or contact: Kathy Hedges   

Mesa Republican Women meet between 11:30 am-1 pm, Jan 5 – (the first Thursday of each month, except August). January speakers are Senate President Steve Yarborough and Speaker of the House J.D. Mesnard. Lunch is $10/members, $12 visitors & guests. Memberships are Jan-Dec: $25 Member and $15 Associate Member. Associate memberships are for men or women who are full members of another AzFRW club. Visitors/guests are allowed two meetings before being asked to pay membership fees. They have a 50/50 pot each month and lots of door prizes. We also sell patriot jewelry and other items to help cover club costs. RSVP deadline is Sun, Jan 1 to President Sherry Pierce at or call (480) 615-0524) or 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. (Northwest corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road; Riviera Plaza).

Jan 6

A Trump Victory Celebration, hosted by Daisy Mountain Patriots, starts at 5 pm., Jan 6 at the Roadrunner Restaurant, 47801 North Black Canyon Highway New River, AZ 85087. There will be a AR-15 Raffle, Trump Gear and Gift Raffle, a "Special" Trump Sandwich, a band for entertainment & more, according to Patriots chairman Vera Anderson. Contact Anderson at (602) 821-4675 or


The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Jan 7 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts at 8am. $2 donation requested to help with room rental. LD23 past Chairman Jim O’Connor, a AZGOP chairman candidate will address building legislative district Republican organizations. O'Connor is the 2nd Vice-President of AZ Republican Assembly and has been contributing to Republican successes since 2006. Contact:" or Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chairlady 623-214-8010.

The Yavapai County Republican Committee’s Statutory Organizational Meeting to elect officers is scheduled Sat., Jan 7, 2017. Announced candidates are:

Chairman - Brenda Dickinson, Chairman for the Yavapai County Trump Campaign and incumbent Mark Sensmeier.

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.


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Congressman Paul A. Gosar statement after the president signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2017 which included a Gosar-McCain sponsored bill H.R. 4601, legislation that will resolve a non-controversial legal hurdle allowing for the pursuit of new economic development projects within the City of Flagstaff: “Arizonans can celebrate an early, bipartisan Christmas gift this year in the form of new jobs and economic growth in Flagstaff at no cost to taxpayers. I’m proud to have worked closely with Senator McCain, BNSF Railroad and the City of Flagstaff to pass this important legislation into public law. This commonsense bill will ensure that private land is utilized for commercial development and will not revert back to the federal government as a result of an outdated provision from the 1860’s. As one of the fastest growing regions in the country, it is critical that federal law supports economic growth and not impede job creators from building a stronger Arizona.”


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