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Newly elected Maricopa County Republican Committee officers: (left to right) Chairman Chris Herring, First Vice-Chair Aaron Flannery, Second Vice Chair Yvonne Cahill, Secretary Cynthia Casaus, and Treasurer Sheila Muehling. (Debbie Lesko photo)
Congratulations To The New Officers: Here are yesterday’s MCRC Election results forwarded to Briefs by officials:
- Chairman: Chris Herring won 1,061 to Tristan Manos 582.
- 1VC: Aaron Flannery by acclamation.
- 2VC: Yvonne Cahill won 841 to Cynthia Love 787. Love nominated from the floor.
- Secretary: Cindy Casaus by acclamation.
- Treasurer: Sheila Muehling won 832 to Wes Harris 787. Muehling nominated from the floor.
· All six Resolutions proposals passed.
· All 15 Bylaws proposals failed.
· PCs attending: 886
· Proxies: 868
· Total: 1,754 of 2,703 PCs
MCRC Meeting Participants owe meeting coordinators April Riggins, Dan Grimm and Liz Alcorn a big “thank you” for all the preparation work they did for the event. Pulling all the elements together for such a meeting takes tremendous time, effort and coordination. A “thankless” job to say the least. Those working the credentials tables deserve a big pat on the back as well. Things can get pretty hectic as everyone tries to get registered.
Outgoing Chairman Tyler Bowyer reports that the electronic voting ran smoothly. “Everyone connected (with WIFI) fine, with a few personal exceptions. Voting went incredibly smooth, much quicker than by machine.” He said, “All voting was tabulated on site. As always, there were fewer votes than number of those who attended due to under-votes for each item.” Another outgoing official said MCRC “had a computer station for those without smart phones and needed tech assistance. All went smoothly as connection was good throughout the building for WIFI.” It was explained that votes went to an onsite computer, operated by long-time activist and meeting coordinator Daniel Grimm, where he finalized the count and verified the read out of the votes cast before they were announced. Contrary to reports that circulated after the meeting, votes did NOT go to AZGOP Headquarters for tabulating. As always officers asked for “quiet conversation” due to “quite a bit of noise in the back of room.”
Aaron Gidwani, Conservative Millennial, Former MCRC Western PC Coordinator: It is with great pleasure that I congratulate MCRC Chairman Chris Herring, 1st VC Aaron Flannery, 2nd VC Yvonne Cahill, Secretary Cynthia Casaus and Treasurer Sheila Muehling. Special thanks to all who ran for leadership and those that make our County Party run effectively, including our immediate past MCRC Leadership Members. I would also like to thank Immediate Past Chairman Tyler Bowyer for his stalwart leadership and bold vision for building and creating a 21st Century party model. It was a pleasure serving the committee and Chairman and I am grateful for the gained opportunities that I have had along the way. I am thankful to have worked with such talented PCs dedicated to conservative principles for the past two years and will continue to build a better Arizona.
Congratulations To The New Officers. Their work is cut out for them. Their challengers are to be commended as well for offering their services.
While Bowyer And His Officers have glowing reports from the meeting, some attendees didn’t see it through the same rose-colored glasses. Random message from yesterday’s MCRC Statutory meeting:
· “I'm sorry to say that it's not worth my time, talent or treasury anymore.”
· “I had to go outside to my car to get logged on to vote...I'm beat.”
· “We lost every race, as far as I can tell. We have some problems with some people I thought were on our team.”
· “People were leaving because they couldn’t make the WIFI connect that was shown on the stage.”
· “People were confused and didn’t vote.”
- The electronic voting seemed to go very well. Thank you all who helped others with voting.
· Establishment won and McCain train is on a roll.
· A woman reports she didn’t stay for the resolutions and bylaws vote because of confusion and noise.
· One gentleman says he couldn’t make a WIFI connection and asked Secretary of State Michele Reagan for help. “She couldn’t make a connection either,” he said.
· “Giant mess here. Typical of Graham organizational skills. Internet not working. Many left already. Two or three laptops up front; everything else done on personal phones through cell phone connection. So bad.” (Editor’s Note: The county mtg was outgoing Chairman Tyler Bowyer’s baby, not AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham.)
LD28 PC George Garbell: I loved your comments on proxy activity: “An interesting question.” Your description and nicknaming of the events and participants is pointed and right on. Using ridicule is great for upbraiding the self-righteous. It is not a “maybe’ for proxy revision, it is absolutely necessary NOW. Thanks for your ceaseless efforts. Keep up the good work.
Newly Leaked Dossier On Trump Circulated In DC For Months It was a bombshell story, emerging on the eve of Donald Trump's first news conference as president-elect: U.S. intelligence officials had presented Trump with unsubstantiated claims that Russia had amassed compromising... Read full article »
LD13 PC Karen Rice Brogdon: “Whatever he (Trump) thinks is the best. We voted him in now let him do the things he said he would do without second guessing him at every turn.”
No-Arizona-Voters-You-Can’t-Recall John Mccain “… Dear Ole’ John and Flake can continue to ignore the voters of Arizona and do as they damn well please. It seems the ways Arizona has a chance to get them out of office is if they are voted out, resign, congress expels them or they die.”
Grassroots Tea Party Patriots will meet at the IHOP Restaurant, 6601 W Peoria Ave in Glendale on Jan 18. Order food at 6 pm., mtg at 6:30 pm. Grassroots Tea Party Activists email@example.com Scheduled speakers: Jan 18 - LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell addressing new plans for Arizona. Jan 25 – Activist Nohl Rosen speaking on helping Police officers.
The Coconino Sheriff's Inmate Work Crew is joining U.S. Forest Service personnel to rid broken sleds and other unsightly garbage left strewn on recreation lands. Read full article »
The Pima County Republicans will celebrate with a Fri., Jan 20 starting with:
· 6 am. BBQ Breakfast, Fri., Jan 20 at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 7850 N Oracle Rd (MaGee). No cover charge. Breakfast options available. Live broadcast KNST AM790.
· 6pm dinner (5:30 cocktails) is scheduled at the Sabbar Shrine Center, 450 Tucson Blvd in Tucson. $15 per person RSVP: Joyce at 520-484-3358;
· and separate party scheduled between 5:30-10 pm at the Wilbur’s Grill at the Viscount Suites Hotel, 4855 E Broadway in Tucson
Top-Democrat-Keith-Ellison-Says-Trump-Brought-White-Supremacy-Back-To White-House “…Top Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) told his party on Friday that Donald Trump has brought “white supremacy” back to the White House. Ellison made the comments at a DNC meeting on Friday.
John McCain Embarrasses Himself . . . Trump Wins Big After “Fake News” Media Attack Backfires Badly “…Not surprisingly, one of the media’s favorite squishy Republicans, Arizona “Maverick” Sen. John McCain, as well as McCain’s South Carolina go-fer, “moderate” Sen. Lindsey Graham, were deeply suspicious of Russian deviltry, too. These Republicans never liked Trump’s presidential campaign, and they didn’t seem to think any good could come of Trump hoping to spadework better relations with the Kremlin.”
Tom Jenney, State Director , Americans for Prosperity in AZ -- Dear Arizona Taxpayer: Governor Doug Ducey released his budget proposal yesterday. The bottom line is that the bottom line in the Governor's budget is fiscally conservative. While we don't agree with every spending item in the proposal, the overall proposal would give Arizona a structurally balanced state budget, and by increasing spending more slowly than the projected rate of increase of population growth and inflation, it would effectively erase the excessive spending in last year's budget. Related news release Here. Take Action Here to thank Gov. Ducey for proposing a responsible and restrained budget.Thank you for taking action to defend Arizona's taxpayers, producers and consumers! Contact Jenney: 602-478-0146 firstname.lastname@example.org
In Yet Another Aftershock from the chaotic presidential campaign, the Justice Department inspector general opened an investigation Thursday into department and FBI actions before the election, including whether FBI... Read full article »
Arizona GOP Candidates for the January 28 Statutory Meeting election of officers (two year terms). Candidates are:
· Jonathan Lines Jonathan-Lines (Slate - Sec: Cindy Coleman and Treasurer Eric Morgan.)
· Frank Thorwald Frank-Thorwald- (no slate)
Briefs Sent Identical Questions to the three AZGOP Chairman candidates. Their answers will be posted every day, in the order in which they came in, until the Jan 28 Mandatory Meeting election. Question #13: Why should I vote for you over the other two candidates?
JIM O’CONNOR: Why vote for me? Among those of us running for this position, I possess the people skills necessary to work cooperatively with almost anyone; I am running solely in a capacity as a servant leader volunteering to keep our Republic, respect and value every Precinct Committeeman for their priceless contributions of time and talent, and operate with integrity. In my recent service as district Chairman of LD 23, my team built our district to an all time high of active PCs engaging in multiple campaigns, walking precincts, working call centers and watching or working the polls. Beyond that, my 42 year career in the investment advisory industry includes: founding my own firm in 1981, creating new financial instruments customized for my firms public fund clients (112 of them spread over CA & NV); selling that company in 2001 to a major international law firm, at that time we had $1.4 Billion under management; and having a trusted reputation throughout CA was asked to serve as an advisor to the CA Senate Select Committee investigating local government investment practices which arose as a result of the Orange County bankruptcy in 1994. Tested, tried and true, Vote Jim O’Connor
FRANK THORWALD: By far I have more experience and broader experience (almost 40 years-22 years in Arizona) in all areas than either of my opponents. With this vast experience, I have a greater understanding of how to more effectively resolve issues, raise money, deal with the news media, work with PCs, and so forth. However, I do not have all the answers and that’s why I always want to be open to everyone’s input and to work closely with all the county and LD leadership throughout the state to come up with the best possible solutions to the challenges we face together in the state of Arizona.
JONATHAN LINES: I’m very proud to run on my own record, and not against either of my opponents. I have gained valuable knowledge and experience with every job I’ve had, and every role I’ve played within the party. As a PC, I know that our precinct committeemen are the key activists, the backbone of the party. As a County Party chairman, I understand how important it is to provide leadership, to give our committee a vision, and to work tirelessly to make sure the PCs have the tools they need to elect Republican candidates. As the Treasurer of the AZ GOP, I’ve worked to ensure financial responsibility and fiscal solvency, working with the Executive Committee to keep the party “in the black.” I’m looking forward to bringing my dedication to the Republican Party, my experience in the private sector, and my work as a PC, a Party Chair and as treasurer to the job as Arizona Republican Party chairman.
The Pinal County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled at 11:15 am., Feb 28. Doors open at 10:30 am. At The Property Conference Center, 1251 W Gila Bend Hwy in Casa Grande. Tickets: $40 per person or $75 per couple. Reserved table for 8 - $280. Reserved table for 10 - $350. RSVP: 520-840-3091.
The Republican Office at 99th and Bell, 10050 West Bell Road, Suite #50 is planning a “pot luck bunch” and will live stream Donald Trump's 2017 Inauguration ceremonies at 10am Arizona time, Fri., Jan 20. Some egg dishes will be available. If attending, please bring fruit, orange juice or rolls to share. Or give a financial donation. LD21 is holding a 50/50 drawing. Doors open at 9 am. Contact: Manage Peter Lee email@example.com
AZGOP Action Team Coordinator Kathy Hedges is calling for volunteers for the next couple of weeks to stuff envelopes, make badges and fill packets for the State Meeting starting at 10 am, Fri, Jan 13 and Sat., Jan 14 at AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix. They will start working on badges on the 16th and again go until done. They will start stuffing packets on Jan 21 for the Jan 28 meeting. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
The AZGOP Mandatory Meeting for all Arizona Republican State Committeemen is scheduled for Sat., Jan 28, 2017 at the Church of the Nations at 6225 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012.
Grassroots Legislative Activism Training: LD Chairmen, Heads Of Organizations, And Other Interested Parties: During January and February, Jose Borrajero will be conducting 30 minute training sessions to help your members become more effective at providing input to our state legislators regarding pending legislation, with particular emphasis on how to use the ALIS RTS system. If WI-FI is available at your location, and you have the extra time, an on line, 10-15 minute live demonstration may be added. This service is free to groups within the Phoenix Metro area. Groups outside of this area will be charged a nominal fee to cover travel expenses. Sessions will be booked on a first come first served basis. To schedule a session or get more information, contact Jose at email@example.com
LD22 will not meet in January. Their next meeting is Feb 20. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Pizza will be served for $5 per person. Proceeds to offset the room rental costs. Business meeting begins at 6:30 pm. - Sec Claudia Burr
The Current Tentative List of 1,235 state committeemen, including nominees not yet formally elected, is here: http://az.gop/arizona-republican-state-meeting-2017-committeemen/
The Fountain Hills Republican Club Nominating Committee, consisting of Chairman Tait Elkie, Chris Brant and Jay Schlum, is seeking volunteers to serve in the elected officer positions for 2017-18. The open positions include President, 1st Vice President (Program Chair), 2nd Vice President (Membership Chair), 3rd Vice President (Events Chair), Secretary, and Treasurer. Those interested in serving or nominating someone should contact Tait Tait@FountainHillsLawFirm.com. Only paid members in attendance can vote on the new officers. No proxies. Mail dues to FH Republican Club, P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269-7814. Membership application available for download at http://fhrepublicanclub.org/MembershipApplication.pdf.
Editor’s Note: Candidate announcements or statements 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. – Editor Frosty Taylor
170113-1520 AZRRT - Education Bill - Special Request By Jose Borrajero www.twitter.com/azrrt1 www.facebook.com/azrrt www.azpeopleslobbyist.com If you thought that we had licked the problem of some schools in AZ fomenting hatred toward a specific race, think again. The same folks that gave us the Mexican Studies in Pima County are back stronger than ever. Rep. Thorpe of Flagstaff has stepped forward and introduced bill HB2120 aimed at stopping this very destructive and despicable behavior. As could be expected, the reaction of the leftist, racist malcontents has been swift and brutal. They are extremely well organized and have flooded our legislators with emails and phone calls blasting Mr. Thorpe and demanding that HB2120 be scrapped.
education; prohibited courses and activities
Full text of HB2120, CLICK HERE Respond : CLICK HERE and follow the instructions. You the members of AZRRT are not going to let them get away with this, are you? We the AZRRT leadership fully hope that you will respond as follows: HB2120 has been assigned to the House Education Committee, but a hearing has not been scheduled. When that happens, we will issue a request for testimony at the hearing via ALIS/RTS. In the meantime, please contact all members of the House Education Committee and request that HB2120 be scheduled for a hearing and that committee members vote in favor of it. As a member of AZRRT and a Peoples Lobbyist, you now have the ability to do this in seconds, not minutes. No excuses for not responding. We are counting on you.
170111-2150 - AZRRT - NEW WEBSITE By Jose Borrajero www.twitter.com/azrrt1 www.facebook.com/azrrt www.azpeopleslobbyist.com Introducing: Our brand new website, www.azpeopleslobbyist.com It could not have come at a better time, because it is no secret that the “new and improved” state site is somewhat difficult to navigate. The goal of this AZRRT website is to make it easier for activists to engage in the four activities that we normally engage in, without ever having to visit the state site:
1. Receiving Alerts on upcoming legislative activity
2. Contacting legislators by Email
3. Rendering testimony at committee hearings
4. Receiving reports on how our legislators voted
Items 1 and 4 are being worked on and will be ready soon. Items 2 and 3 are totally functional and ready for you to enjoy. For your convenience, we have attached two files. One deals with Emailing and the other addresses the rendering of testimony at committee hearings. We have also included links to those two files as follows: EMAIL INSTRUCTIONS and RTS INSTRUCTIONS We encourage everyone to go to www.azpeopleslobbyist.com, check it out, and send us your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most important, we encourage you to use this website extensively in the coming weeks as legislative activity gets hotter.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Mon., Jan 16 with Rep Rusty Bowers in the Club Room at 908 S Power Road, Mesa, AZ. Contact: Diane Andersen 480 395-5515, email@example.com
The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm, Tues., Jan 17 in the Palo Verde Rm of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 WRH Johnson Blvd in Sun City. AZGOP Chairman candidate Jim O’Connor is scheduled to speak. Raffle prizes include Trump toasting glasses and a conservative based book. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of the month.
Congressman Andy Biggs will conduct a roundtable on issues facing Arizona and the US Congress at 7:30 am., Tues., Jan 17 at the University Club, 39 E Monte Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 5004. Breakfast provided, business attire. RSVP to Tysen Schlink at (480) 789-9869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grassroots Tea Party Patriots is meeting at the IHOP Restaurant, 6601 W Peoria Ave in Glendale on Jan 18. Order food at 6 pm., mtg at 6:30 pm. Grassroots Tea Party Activists email@example.com Scheduled speakers: Jan 18 - LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell addressing new plans for Arizona. Jan 25 – Activist Nohl Rosen speaking on helping Police officers.
The Flagstaff Republican Women is hosting a January Inauguration Party Luncheon/celebration between 11:30 am-1 pm., Thurs., Jan 19 at the Doubletree Hotel, 1175 W Route 66 in Flagstaff to kick off “The Year of the Elephant Stampede”. Prizes for the most patriotically dressed. Wear red, white and blue. Raffle prizes include cash, jewelry, elephants and surprise goodies to inaugural souvenirs. RSVP deadline is Sun., Jan 15 to guarantee a seat. $17 members, $20 non-members, $5 non-lunch attendees. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or Joan Harris 298-226-0502.
The Colorado River Tea Party meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy95 in Yuma. The next meeting is at 6 pm., Thurs., Jan 19 with Sheriff Leon Wilmot. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer 928-210-1219 email@example.com
The Republican Office at 99th and Bell, 10050 West Bell Road, Suite #50 is planning a “pot luck bunch” and will live stream Donald Trump's 2017 Inauguration ceremonies at 10am Arizona time, Fri., Jan 20. Some egg dishes will be available. If attending, please bring fruit, orange juice or rolls to share. Or give a financial donation. LD21 is holding a 50/50 drawing. Doors open at 9 am. Contact: Manage Phyllis/Peter Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sonoita-Elgin Tea Party urges residents to attend the 30 minute US Fish & Wildlife Service documentary “Wolves in Government Clothing” between 2-4 pm., Sat., Jan 21 in the Pioneer Hall at the Sonoita Fairgrounds. The documentary revolves around USFWS plans to expand the wolf reintroduction area from I-10 south to the US/Mexican border. Also see “Living with Wolves” presented by Wink Crigler, Owner X Diamond Cattle Ranch from Greer, AZ who was Named Society of Range Management's Top Range Manager 2011; along with Cindy Coping, Chair of Pima Natural Resources Conservation District; Mary Darling, former Appeals & Litigation Coordinator, U.S. Forest Service; and Emcee Dean Fish: Manager of the Santa Fe Ranch, Nogales, AZ. Open to the public – free of charge. Complimentary beverages and snacks. Sponsored by the Bowman and Stradling History Center. Contact: Sonoita/Elgin Tea Party Website
The Pinal County Republican Committee is hosting the three AZGOP Chairman candidates - Jim O'Connor, Jonathan Lines and Frank Thorwald, at 10 am., Sat., Jan 21 in Florence. Contact: Irene Littleton at email@example.com
The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., Jan 21 for election of officers and a legislative update from LD23 Sen John Kavanagh, and Rep M. Ugenti-Rita and Jay Lawrence. The group meets at the Fountain Hills Community Center,13001 N La Montana Drive, in Fountain Hills. Meet/greet at 8:30 am.
John-McCain’s-Latest-Border-Security-Deceit McCain’s entire career has been marked by partnering with the most liberal Democrats — along with Jon Kyl and now Jeff Flake — to promote amnesty for illegals. The most recent charade was the infamous Gang of Eight, orchestrated by the AZ duo and their leftist Senate cohorts Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Robert Menendez and Michael Bennet. They were joined by Republicrats Lindsey Grahamnesty and double talker Marco Rubio.
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