Monday, April 10, 2017

4-10-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor       Web Master John Strasser

Activist PJ O’Malley: “Salutes we give to Frosty Dear, Whose years now number eighty; Happy Birthday Briefs writer, You be our favorite lady!”

Thank You to Everyone for the wonderful cards, calls, gifts, flowers, songs, and messages you sent my way over the weekend. Your comments on my 80th milestone brought flash-backs of things I’ve witnessed/recorded during my journey – laughter at all the humorous things that happened and a few tears over tender memories with my family members, as well sad events I’ve covered and lost loved ones as my hair has turned from dark brown to silver.

   I’ve watched as this nation has advanced from backyard water pumps and taking a stroll down a path to a little wood house with a half- moon on the door aka the “two-holer” or “outhouse” to the upmost of modern conveniences.

clip_image002   As a child of the WWII era, I dreamed of becoming a pilot or an attorney. Those aspirations still exist but I suspect it’s a bit late to take on those endeavors. As a teen, I learned to drive on a farm tractor and became a telephone operator (drop key switchboards, crank telephones and eight-party lines). As time flew by, I married my high school sweetheart, helped put him through two years of college, had two wonderful children, and was crowned Mrs. Nebraska 1964

   In 1967 we moved into a home in north Phoenix. Javelina roamed where Paradise Valley Mall now stands. Hwy 51 through Dream Draw Pass was a graveled road, and Shea Boulevard didn’t have a stop sign.

   As we settled into Arizona’s casual lifestyle, an editor challenged me to start writing for his local newspaper. As I progressed from columnist to reporter, to editor and publisher I chased fire trucks (became a honorary Phx fireman in the 70s), followed cops calls (first female reporter permitted to ride in the first Phx PD helicopter), supported the start of both Rio Salado and Paradise Valley Community Colleges in the Greater Paradise Valley area, and covered all kinds of political/social/sports events (before female photojournalists were accepted on athletic playing fields).

   Lunching with then AZ legislator Sandra Day O’Connor - who later became a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States - was an education in itself, chatting with Sen Barry Goldwater (yes, he did paper his bathroom with photos of his friends and installed bright red fixtures) was a kick, visiting with Ronald Reagan long before he became President was a treat, photographing Pres. Gerald Ford was a pleasure, interviewing Olympic gold-medal winner Jesse Owens was a highlight, watching the Miranda Rights become law was most interesting, and there were many laughs with Congressman Sam Steiger and a parade of lawmakers, mayors, councilmen, supervisors, administrators, school officials, board members, and civic group leaders … Yes, they were frequently irritated when I exposed their shenanigans in print. But that comes with the territory.

   Retirement in the late 80s, resulted in boredom so I joined Attorney General Bob Corbin’s staff for a couple of years and stayed on with AG Grant Woods for a couple more years before transferring to Arizona Game and Fish. The AGs office is an extremely interesting agency; but the following decade as a Game and Fish public information officer served up adventures few ever experience. Covering the release of the first Mexican Gray Wolf, the Black-footed ferrets reintroduction, the release of a rehabilitated bear and a mountain lion, counting big horn sheep from the Colorado River, a flight over the Grand Canyon in a small plane during  a thunderbird storm, and traveling the backwoods of Arizona’s wilds was a photo/journalists dream come true.

clip_image004   Upon my retirement from AZGF in 2002, we intended to live a nice quiet, peaceful life near our kids and grandkids. That lasted less than two years, when then LD4 Chairman Lyle Tuttle (later Maricopa County Republican Chairman) prodded me out of hibernation, which resulted in the start of the MCRC Briefs and the unfolding of new adventure. What a lucky woman I am to have been given the opportunity to record ‘history in the making’ here in Arizona for the past 50 years. – Editor Frosty Taylor

JD Hayworth Is Coming Home. After three years in Florida, Newsmax is moving his show back to Arizona. Hayworth tells Briefs, “Beginning Monday, April 17th, my eponymously named NEW program, ‘JD Hayworth on Newsmax TV’ will be seen weekdays from 7-9am, AZ Time/10am-Noon, Eastern. Prism TV carries our channel, but to watch on your computer, go to As many of you will recall Hayworth served as a US Representative between 1995-2007. – ft

PC Matthew Papke: Thank you for all you do!

Briefs recently posted information in which the Dems made it very clear they are targeting GOP Sen Jeff Flake in the  2018 election because of one of his recent votes. I can’t help but laugh at the mental midget who twisted and distorted the post - declaring that Briefs was promoting Dem talking points. Apparently the individual doen’t realize Briefs was alerting fellow Republicans of the Dem propaganda. Naturally, the Dems are determined to turn Arizona blue, so the AZGOP had better stay on top of what’s going on with the competition to keep Arizona red. – ft

President Trump and the First Lady host the 139th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn on April 17.

The Oro Valley Women’s Republican Club Luncheon is slated for 11:30 am., Fri., April 14 at the Oro Valley Country Club. The program will be “Putting Students & Parents First” with opening remarks by Olga Tarro, U of A graduate, parent member of the AZ Standards Development Committee, member of Mommy Lobby  AZ, followed by State Supt candidate Frank Riggs. $22 per plate. RSVP by Tues, April 11to Pamela Berg at or 480-586-6758 Cancellations must be made by 1 pm., Tues., April 11Contact: Pamela Berg or 480-586-6758.

Grassroots Tea Party Patriots will meet with Barbara Blewster of the John Birch Society at 6:30 pm., April 12 at Denny’s Restaurant, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy in Phoenix. Blewster is presenting 'A Tool of Tyrants: 'War'.

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: I recently sent an email to AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines that he didn’t bother to answer.  Good communication is one of the basics to good leadership.   He threw the ‘reins’ to Kathi Petsas to basically decide the future bylaws of the party – with no guidelines that we know of. It appears that Lines recognizes the apathy within the state committeemen - especially the county chairs.  Do we see any leadership shown by Lines in this bylaws situation??  So far, I have received only 6 replies from county chairmen.  One would guess that if six of the list gets the emails, so do the rest.  That says:  APATHY!!!  And, it shows how many don’t have a modicum of leadership ability.  No communications equals no leadership.  If they are the LEADERS in their county, what the hell can we expect?  Even if they don’t agree, they could have the courtesy to at least respond and tell me to go to hell.  As chairmen, they are supposed to be leaders!  Besides APATHY, DISCOURTESY prevails.  When Tom Morrissey was state chair he noted that he could work with about 62% of the county chairs.  Does anyone wonder just what is wrong with the AZ GOP??  Does the lack of leadership ever cross one’s mine?? For the chairs who  were away from their computer and had no idea of my direct request for a simple acknowledgement, please respond, yes or no.  You are the grass roots leaders.  To the leaders who had the courtesy to answer, again, thank you.  To the rest of the county chairs who ignored my request for a simple yes or no, let me say that your lack of leadership is part of what’s wrong with this party.    Read the current by laws and see how autocratic they are.  If you, too, are just too laid back to do anything “What you see is what you get, honey.”

Gila County Republican Committee Chairman Gary Morris reports that he and Andy McKinney, President of the Rim Country Republican Club, are continuing their monthly one-hour radio show on Payson radio 1420 AM. During last year’s campaign season they were on the radio weekly talking about Republican issues and interviewing a large number of Republican candidates. He believes the radio show helped achieve some historic election results in November. Following the election they are now doing a monthly one-hour show at 9am, the second Monday. Morris believes radio talk show is an efficient way to communicate successes of the Trump Administration and the Republican Congress and suggests other chairman seek out radio time with their local radio stations.

Reservations Are Due April 15 for The Weekly Standard’s Summit 2017 scheduled June 15-17 at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, CO. The conservatives speakers lined up include Utah US Sen Mike Lee, WY Congresswoman Liz Cheney, Kimberley Strassel, “Potomac Watch” columnist and editorial board member, The Wall Street Journal; Salena Zito, national political correspondent, Washington Examiner, and CNN contributor; Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union; Kenneth Starr, former federal judge and Solicitor General of the United States; Stephen F. Hayes, Editor in Chief, Fox News Contributor; Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist; Executive Director - Fred Barnes; Bil Kristol - Editor At Large; and Michael Graham - Host of The Weekly Standard Podcast. RSVP/Reservations 1-888-471-3882

Open Conversation with Supervisor Bill Gates Office about NewRiver/Desert Hills/ Anthem areas is scheduled between noon and 2 pm., Tues., April 18 at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department, 43814 N. New River Road,  New River, AZ 85087.

Volunteers Are Needed for Ahwatukee Republican Women and LD18 Spring Fling Voter Registration and PC Recruitment Event – following the Easter Parade on Sat., April 15 in Ahwatukee Community Park, NW Warner/40th Street. Shifts run between 11 am until 5 pm. At least 5,000 residents are expected to visit the Spring Fling for entertainment, carnival rides, games, Easter Egg Hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, merchant and craft booths including food and drink. Contact Ed Pellegrino at 602-363-2253.

East Valley Legislative Districts will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., April 20 in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 211 W Germann Road in Chandler with Congressman Andy Biggs. Open to PCs and guest only. Contact: Chr Bert Moll at

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., April 25 in the Seminary Building at the Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road., Chandler, AZ 85286. They regularly meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

The “Red/White & Blue Revolution Rally” for President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence is scheduled between 11 am – 4 pm April 22 at the State Capitol in Phoenix. Information Click Here

The Arizona Governor’s Prayer Breakfast is scheduled at 7:30 am., Wed., April 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 122 N Second St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 with speaker Steven Green, Hobby Lobby CEO. Contact: Chaplain Donna Kafer 602-435-5144.

Mobilization of Conservatives (MOC) in Prescott is planning a counter demonstration to support  President Donald Trump between 1-2 pm on  Tues. April 11  at 122 N Cortez Street (Bulleri Bld). This is a counter demonstration  to the “Resist Trump Tuesdays which is Anti Trump. Please bring your pro America and Pro Trump gear and signs. Facebook: Mobilization of Conservatives Contact: Myrna Lieberman at

Congressman Andy Biggs has announced that he will be conducting Town Hall meetings at 7 pm, April 11 at Without Walls Church, 13013 S Lindsay Road in Mesa and at noon April 14 at Sun Lakes Country Club Navajo Rm, 25601 N Sunlakes Blvd in Chandler. Due to limited space, the meetings are open to CD5 residents only. Advanced RSVP required. RSVP to Indicate which town hall that you are RSVP’ing for (Mesa or Sun Lakes) and include name, address, and email of each person attending. TOWN HALL CODE OF CONDUCT:

Attention, Women Shooters: If you’re new to the shotgun shooting sports, or just need a refresher, you’re invited to attend the Desert Roses women’s shotgun program at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility.  There’s no better way for women 9 and older to learn about firearm safety and receive hands-on instruction shooting trap, skeet and sporting clays. For $10, a shooter can sign up for the final session at 6 p.m. Thurs, April 20. The fee includes use of a loaner shotgun, ammunition, eye and ear protection, targets and coaching by certified instructors. Desert Roses meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month from October through April. This is a seasonal program; sessions are not offered during the summer months. Contact Mark Williams at, or, or call (623) 434-8119.

Arizona Game and Fish Department has two free educator workshops remaining this Spring. Registration is required.

   Sat, April 22, 2017 - Building Literacy through Wildlife: Hands-on workshop, practical techniques and ideas to integrate reading and writing into science instruction, with an emphasis on wildlife.

   Sat, May 20, 2017 - Using Primary Source Documents to Understand Wildlife Management: Brief history of wildlife conservation in North America and unique ways to bring this story to your students by using primary source documents.

Gov Doug Ducey’s office is urging nonprofit organization that offer child abuse prevention programs to apply for funding through the Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Program. This specialty plate has been available for purchase from the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division since November of 1999.  Currently there are more than 16,000 vehicles registered in the program. Plates are sold for $25 each, of which $8 is a special plate administration fee and $17 is a tax deductible annual donation. See application at: faith-and-community/grants. The grant application will remain open until April 20, 2017.

Congressman Paul Gosar’s 2017 Congressional Art Competition Ceremony will be held at 2 pm., Sat., April 29 at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Frontier Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390. The first, second and third place winners will be announced by Gosar and all scholarships and other prizes will be awarded. All artwork that was submitted for the competition will be displayed. Light refreshments will be served. The first place winners’ artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Complex in Washington D.C. for one year. Scholarships will be awarded to the three finalists. There will also be an online contest, called the People’s Choice Award, which will allow the public to vote for their favorite piece of art from those entered into the competition. Voting will open April 20 and will close at noon on April 27.  More information can be found at

Congressman Andy Biggs is looking for interns in both my Washington, D.C. and Arizona offices. Internship Application

Congresswoman Martha McSally is accepting applications for the Young Women’s Leadership Program, which provides young women currently enrolled in high school with the opportunity to meet and interact with women who hold leadership roles and have built successful careers in government, business, medicine, media relations, and other professions. Leadership Application

Check Out Arizona Legislative Bills with Jose Borrajero at or visit

The Fountain Hills Republican Club's first annual gun raffle is in progress.  Tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25 or 16 tickets for $100.  For tickets contact any officer or Board Member.  First prize is a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 SPORT II.  Second Prize is a Golck 43.  Drawing will be at the FHRC picnic on Sat., Oct 21.  Contact 2nd VP David Spelich.   Tickets should be available at the GOP Social.

A MUST SEE: US-Immigration-History-Map This is very informative.  Also watch the lower left of the screen. For the past 200 years where have all the people been coming from? Notice what happens after 1970.

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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 or – Editor Frosty Taylor


Monday, April 10

Pima County District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy will kick off a 1:30 pm., community forum. hosted by the Green Valley Council at West Center, 11111 S Green Valley Drive. A brief overview, annual report and a discussion about budgetary considerations will be followed by a question-answer session. Refreshments will be served. Read more

Gabriela “Gabby" Saucedo Mercer will address the Western Pinal County Chapter of the Arizona Republican Assembly at 6:30 pm. at 408 N. Sacaton St. #2 in Casa Grande, AZ. Mercer was born and raised in Mexico, immigrated legally to the USA in 1986 and became a Naturalized Citizen on July 3, 1991. She left the work force in the Aerospace Industry in 1992 in order to raise her three children and continue her education.  She has held positions of leadership within the Republican Party in Pima County and the state party – including past 2nd vice chairman and currently the AZGOP Secretary.  In 2012 and again in 2014 she ran Congress against Raul Grijalva (D) in CD3.  Gabby has been involved with the Republican Party in Pima County as well as the State Party.  She has held several elected offices and currently serves as the AZ GOP Secretary. AZRA Meetings are Free, donations accepted. Contact: Nancy Hawkins at

LD 19 Republicans - 7 pm at Total Wine & More, 1416 N. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, AZ 85395. Contact: Chr George Ortiz

LD 29 Republican Committee - 7 pm at Genie G's restaurant, 7349 W Indian School Rd.  Social time starts at 6:30.  If you want to eat dinner, please arrive early so the meeting can begin at 7. Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert,  623.330.3622.

Tues, April 11

Sun Lakes Republicans - 6:30 pm., in the Arizona Room at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S Sun Lakes Blvd in Sun Lakes to hear Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan address “Safeguarding Our State Elections.” Congressman Andy Biggs or his District Director Greg Safsten will give a national update and Rep Jeff Weninger will provide a state legislative update. Contact: Chairman Mike Tennant at 480-802-0178.

Mobilization of Conservatives (MOC) in Prescott is planning a counter demonstration to support  President Donald Trump between 1-2 pm at 122 N Cortez Street (Bulleri Bld). This is a counter demonstration  to the “Resist Trump Tuesdays which is Anti Trump. Please bring your pro America and Pro Trump gear and signs. Facebook: Mobilization of Conservatives. Contact: Myrna Lieberman at

LD13 - 7 pm., at 16262 Clubhouse Dr in Goodyear. Contact: Chr Ben Boon.

LD26 - 7 pm., Charles K. Luster Bldg., 620 N. Mesa Dr. Mesa, AZ

Congressman Andy Biggs Town Hall at 7 pm., at “Without Walls Church, 1303 W Lindsay Road in Mesa. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Due to limited space, only CD5 constituents will be accommodated. RSVP to and include name, address, and email of each person attending.

LD27 - 6 pm at the Mountain Gate of Phoenix, 9629 S. 14th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85041.

LD29 - 6 pm at Genie G's, 7349 W. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85033.

Wednesday, April 12

LD18 - 7 pm at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th St. Phoenix, AZ 85044.

Thursday, April 13

Reservations Are Due at midnight for the Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club  11:30 am, Wed, April 19 luncheon at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway. Check in at 11 am.  Carolyn Lynch, expert in privacy, cyber security and criminal law, will address the group.    Brion Crum, of Caliber Management Company, and Kelly Laurich, Manager of Fisher House of Tucson will provide a program.   RSVP at They take check, cash or credit card at the door.

The AFP Foundation’s next six-week Grassroots Leadership Academy training course starts at 6 pm at the Phoenix Field Office, 3835 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018 . Contact: Matt Dobson, Arizona State Director - Concerned Veterans for America  [480] 341-1924 grassroots-activist-certification-tickets
Friday, April 14
Congressman Andy Biggs Town Hall - 7 pm at Sun Lakes Country Club Navajo Rm, 25601 N Sunlakes Blvd in Chandler. Due to limited space, the meetings are open to CD5 residents only. Advanced RSVP required. RSVP to include name, address, and email of each person attending.

Saturday, APRIL 15

Secretary of State Michele Reagan will be the speaker at the Sat., April 15 Fountain Hills Republican Club meeting in the Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  The program will start promptly at 9 a.m. with a Meet & Greet/social Period/Check-in with breakfast snacks starting at 8:30 a.m.

Volunteers Are Needed for Ahwatukee Republican Women and LD18 Spring Fling Voter Registration and PC Recruitment Event – following the Easter Parade on Sat., April 15 in Ahwatukee Community Park, NW Warner/40th Street. Shifts run between 11 am until 5 pm. At least 5,000 residents are expected to visit the Spring Fling for entertainment, carnival rides, games, Easter Egg Hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny, merchant and craft booths including food and drink. Contact Ed Pellegrino at 602-363-2253.


300 word limit. If statements exceed the limit, it will be edited

Congressman Paul Gosar: As a fellow Westerner, I am elated to see Judge Neil Gorsuch confirmed by the Senate to the Supreme Court. His fervent respect for the Constitution and the role of the Court, and unwavering dedication to interpreting the law as written, will ensure our nation is well served for years to come. Furthermore, as a Constitutionalist devoted to upholding the Rule of Law, Judge Gorsuch’s exceptional track record makes him uniquely qualified to fill the massive void left by the great late Justice Antonin Scalia. I look forward to his opinions issued from the Highest Court in the Land. Click HERE to read more about this historic moment.

Congressman Paul Gosar: It was great to see Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb featured on Fox News highlighting the efforts of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office to crack down on illegal immigration. Once again, Arizona is leading the nation when it comes to enforcing the Rule of Law and securing the border: “I’m not for sanctuary cities,” said Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb. “That’s pretty much it in a nutshell.”

Click HERE to read the full article and watch the video.I was lucky enough to meet with Sheriff Mark Lamb and Chief Deputy Matt Thomas (pictured below) last weekend and get a tour of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office in Florence. Arizonans should rest easy knowing these brave law enforcement officers have got your back.

clip_image006The concept of "sanctuary city" policies is in direct opposition to the Rule of Law and our Constitution. Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4, gives Congress clear jurisdiction on immigration matters. I’m pleased to see President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions lead on this issue, but the House must also act by using the power of the purse. It’s long past time for Congress to crack down and defund sanctuary cities that are proven to be deadly and put the security of our communities at risk. Last week, I took action on putting a stop to ‘sanctuary city’ policies by submitting an appropriations language request to the House Appropriations Committee to prevent funds from going to any city that prevents law enforcement officials from faithfully executing our immigration laws. Click HERE to read more.


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