Wednesday, September 20, 2017

9-20-17 Briefs


Congrats to the Arizona Federation of Republican Women who came home from Philadelphia with smiles on their faces and carrying numerous awards for their dedication and efforts this past year. Women have long carried the success of the party on their backs with their behind the scenes work. As Senator Barry Goldwater told the Briefs editor many years ago, “…when there is a job to be done, we call on our Republican women.” Kudos to our ladies in red who quietly ‘get ‘er done’. With the Dems determined to turn Arizona blue in the upcoming 2018 elections, your work becomes even more important. We are very proud of you! - ft

They received the

  • BETTY HEITMAN AWARD FOR STATE EXCELLENCE: Presented to states that demonstrate excellence, achievement or accomplishment in community relations, programs, campaign activities and state functions
  • CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEER AWARD for state w/20-29 clubs:
  • CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEER AWARD - AzFRW Individual with highest # of hours Marney Thompson, Paradise RW!
  • PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARD - 2nd Place Winner
  • PR DIVISION WINNER For Earned Media
  • MEMBERSHIP AWARD: Outstanding State Membership Campaign


                GOLD - Central RW of Phoenix, Kingman, RW of Prescott and Rio Colorado

                SILVER -  Lincoln,  Yuma County

                BRONZE - Flagstaff 

See Cindy Casaus’s photo album: Arizona Federation of Republican Women in Philly. See list of delegates 9-19-17-briefs

AzFRW - philly - Sept 2017

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump spoke for the first time at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on the need for international cooperation and UN reform. The President attended bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and President Emmanuel Macron of France. President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu affirmed the historic bond and continued cooperation between the United States and Israel. President Trump will address the General Assembly this morning. Watch the speech.

Services for LD23 State Committeeman Evelyn Munn will be held at 10 am., Thurs., Sept 21 in the Church of the Ascension, 12615 N Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ.  Munn, who passed away Wed., Sept 12, was a long-time PC and the “2001 Fountain Hills Republican of the Year.” Cards can be sent to 16222 N Boulder, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.

Operation - #MAGA Trump Supporters and Volunteers are invited to a free continental breakfast between 9-11 am., Sat., Sept 23 at the McDowell Center, 16116 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale, 85255. Come for coffee, celebrate victory, make a difference, support President Donald Trump, win prizes. Contact Team Trump’s Lori Urban at 480-221-9633.

Joe Hobbs - LD19 LD 19 State Committeeman And Long-Time GOP Activist Joe Hobb has announced his candidacy to replace Arizona Corporation Commmissioner Doug Little, who has taken a position with the Trump Team in Washington, DC. Gov Doug Ducey will be appointing Little’s replacement. Hobbs support comments can be left with the Ducey selection team at contact-governor-ducey Hobbs is a precinct committee, is a three term MCRC member-at-large, and author of Take Back Our Internet. Hobb pledges

· I will promise not run for election and be a dependable, conservative placeholder advancing the agenda of Doug Little until the end of 2018

· I will bring extensive telecommunications and regulatory subject matter expertise to the ACC (one example Amazon eBook – Take Back Our Internet)

· I will bring extensive energy regulatory background, REST awareness, solar user, power grid fragility and EMP awareness.

· I will protect consumers & ratepayers, support affordable and reliable utilities, advocate for clean & efficient power generation, support a diverse portfolio of energy sources, and always be mindful of job creation & economic recovery.

· I will serve my state with honor and integrity.

      Hobbs has have more than 35 years of Telecommunications, IT Infrastructure DR/BC, MAN, WAN, SONET, TCP/IP, VoIP and Internet work experience. He recently served as a contract IT Communications Consultant at the State of Arizona’s Government Information Technology Agency (GITA) and he was the Sr. Project Manager for the Broadband Mapping phase of a $7.8M NTIA/ARA funded effort which led to the successful creation of Arizona’s first GIS encoded interactive broadband map, including more than sixty-eight telecommunications providers in Arizona. I was designated by the AZ State CIO to be the GITA Technical SME to participate in the massive Gartner Group effort to develop the SOWs for inclusion into the AZNet II RFP. He has been a Member of Technical Staff at U S WEST Advanced Technologies and have served a four year rotational assignment at Bell Communications Research (BellCore) as Director of Western Operations. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council (ATIC) and is a member of the local Arizona chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He is the ATIC Telecommunications Historian. In April of 2012 he was appointed to the Registry of Broadband Consultants by the Arizona Telecom and Information Institute (ATII).  Contact:       480-381-2380 text only please

GrassRoots Tea Party Activities will host Superintendent of Public School candidate Frank Riggs at 6:30 pm., Wed., Sept 20 in the Denny’s Restaurant meeting room, 9030 N Black Canyon Hwy in Phoenix. – just south of the Dunlap Ave Exit off I-17. Riggs is a former California congressman, former police officer, US Army veterans and businessman.

Dr. Bob Branch, Candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, will meet with the leadership team for Grad Solutions, in Mesa, AZ, on Wed., Sept 20.Contact:

Editor’s Note: Please keep opinion pieces to 400 words.

LD27 Sara Dunsford: I cringe every time I read anyone referr to our government as a democracy - we should remember that we were given a Constitutional Republic - if we can keep it!
PC Alice Lara: Hello Wonder Woman! Thank you Frosty for all you do!!

Activist James Alberts: Amazing , Sen John McCain and Sen Jeff Flake's staff were too busy to Meet with members of Arizona Republican party ( Marsha Hill & John Powelson ) with a seven week advance notice. It’s time to throw both of them out of office !

Yavapai County PC R A Hennessey II: It has come to my attention that Mark Sensmeir brought my name up in the YAVGOP meeting Monday night. It is apparent that he is unhappy that I, a concerned PC AND SC, am not happy with his lack of knowledge of bylaws when it comes to his job as County Chairman. He allowed Jonathan Lines and Matthew Kenny to replace State Committeeman with people who never even ran for the position. This is not my fault, it' Sensmeier’s . Now he's mad at me and others for calling him out.  Let me be perfectly clear, Jonathan Lines doesn't run AZGOP! Matthew Kenny runs AZGOP which means John McCain, Jon Kyl and Jeff Flake run Kenny! Unless we remove Lines nothing will change! Unfortunately, Sensmeir apparently hasn’t figured this out and he will continue to be a pawn for those mentioned.

The Chips N Salsa Radio Talk Show welcomes back the Pray to End Abortion group, 40 Days for Life at 4 pm., Sat., Sept 23.  Campaign Director Nancy Brady and Team Member Jolene Moler will bring Chipsters hosts George Ortiz and Alice Lara up to date on all things unborn.  Don't forget the cocotaso of the week - who or what will it be? Contact or 602 276-3959. Listen/watch via Facebook LIVE; KING FM; YOU TUBE search Sonia Salsa S.  Gracias!

Van's Crossroads will air at 3 pm., Wed., Sept 20 featuring “Who'll Cave In 1st NOKO or USA?” Call In: 657-383-1673 Listen In:  Blog:    Van's Website w/ Blogs & More:

The Republican Club of Green Valley/Sahuarita is hosting a Republican Roundup BBQ, featuring speaker Jeff DeWit, State Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer for the 2016 Trump campaign in Arizona, and meet US Senate candidate Kelli Ward at 5 pm., Sat., Sept 30 at the Cow Palace in Amado, AZ. $35 per person. $30 for RCGV/S members. No host bar. Tickets – Send Check To RCGV/S INC., P.O. Box 831, Green Valley, AZ 85622. Questions - contact President Jim Stone 520-336-8495 or Kay Kohler 520-904-9103. For membership contact Vinnie 907-3367)

ALERT:  The Wickenburg “Believers For Trump” meeting has been changed from 6 pm, to 7 pm., due to a special election in Wickenburg on Thurs., Sept 21. Lydia Abril of Wickenburg is hosting a free showing of Trevor Loudon’s documentary “Enemies Within” at 2027 W Wickenburg Way in Wickenburg. Abril hosted a number of pro-Trump meetings prior to the general election in November 2016. “All are cordially invited to join us as we gather to gain knowledge as to what are real concerns for our country. I look forward to seeing all of those who attended our meeting prior to Trump becoming President.  He needs our support now more than ever,” she said.

LD16 will meet at 7 pm, Thurs., Sept 21 at the Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 8521. The agenda includes speaker Mayor John Giles and updates from elected officials. Snacks and refreshments available. Contact Kay Readon, Corresponding Secretary 602-882-6507 :

Tempe Republican Women will host a Zoyo Yogurt Fundraiser between 5-9 pm., Thurs., Sept 28 at Ray/Rural Road. 20% of the proceeds go to the TRW. Contact: President Jessica Merrow

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is inviting recreational shooters to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 23 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility. Arizona hunters and anglers who show their valid hunting or fishing license will receive an $8 discount for unlimited shooting (rifle only) from noon to 5 pm at the bench rest range, where steel targets will be placed at intervals up to 300 yards. Those who don’t have a valid hunting or fishing license still are invited to come out and participate at the regular price ($15). All skill levels are welcome. There will be range safety officers available to assist all shooters. As a reminder, eye and ear protection is required and can be purchased at the shooting sports center. The shooting sports can provide a lifetime of enjoyment with family and friends. The Ben Avery Shooting Facility, one of the nation’s largest publicly operated shooting facilities, drew more than 225,000 recreational shooters in 2016. The facility is located at 4044 W. Black Canyon Highway in north Phoenix.

The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Sept 25 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave. in Tempe. ASU Profressor Donald Critchlow will address “Cultural Quicksand: Republicans Beware!” RSVP: TempeRepublicanWomen/events/ Contact: President Jessica Merrow

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is accepting applications for more than $400,000 in Heritage Fund grants. Application deadline is Tues, Oct. 31, 2017 to be eligible for grant funding, which will be available through a competitive application process in the following categories: environmental education, outdoor education, schoolyard habitat, urban wildlife/habitat, public access; and Identification, Inventory, Acquisition, Protection and Management (IIAPM). Proposals and applications for these grants can be submitted either by e-mail to or mailed to Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Wildlife Grant Administrator, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. No faxed applications will be accepted. Proposals and applications for these grants can be submitted either by e-mail to or mailed to Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Wildlife Grant Administrator, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. No faxed applications will be accepted.

Tempe Republican Women are selling car oil changes as a fundraiser. Call or text Michael Stocker, (480) 406-0243 to schedule an oil change. All oil changes will be the cost of the supplies (oil & filter), plus $25. The $25 will go towards the fundraiser. Contact: President Jessica Merrow

The Tempe Republican Women will elect new officers at their November meeting. All positions on the board will be open. To nominate anyone for office contact



Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed, Sept 20 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway . Check in at 11 am. AZGOP Chairman, Jonathan Lines will be addressing the group. Reservations required by midnight, Thurs Sept 14 at  Check, cash or credit card at the door.

A Fundraising Reception honoring Reps Regina Cobb, Jill Norgaard, TJ Shope and Jeff Weninger is scheduled between 5:30-7:30 pm, Wed., Sept 20 at Pizza People Pub. 1326 N Central Avenue in Phoenix. Norgaard said the four legislators, who cover healthcare, education, commerce and agricultural issues , across the state have been targeted. “We need to keep “Going Red,” she said. Contact Norgaard at

Payson Community Educational Presentation: Human Trafficking. 6 pm., Wed., Sept 20 event in the Payson High School Auditorium, 301 S. McLane, Payson, Arizona . Speakers will include Andrea Kadar of the Verde Valley Coalition Against Human Trafficking; Payson Chief of Police Don Engler; and Marlene Hetrick, Local Pastor and Secretary of the Payson TEA Party.  No one under the age of 13 will be admitted due to graphic content.

Dinner with Corey Lewandowski


Sept 21

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thur., Sept 21 with City Council Candidate Kristina Rojas-McNair at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Contact:

LD24 will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., Sept 21 with Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas and Senator Kate Brophy McGee at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th Street in Phoenix, according to Chairman Barry Wong. Networking at 6:30 pm. MCR and AZGOP by laws committee/revisions and precinct boundary redrawing are also on Wong’s agenda.

The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) meeting will be held at 7 pm., Thurs., Sept. 21, 2017 at the Charles K Luster Building (formerly the Mesa Utilities Building), 640 N. Mesa Dr. in Mesa. The speaker will be Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri. Contact: Ian Murray, Chairman at or (602)524-7786.

Kinder Morgan Gas Storage will make a presentation to the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1 pm., Thurs., Sept 21 in hearing room one of the ACC, 1200 W Washington St., 1st floor in Phoenix.

Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party. (3rd Thurs - Sept 21) 6:30 PM, Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) will feature AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. Speakers will share firsthand updates on current issues and there will be ample opportunity for Q&A.  Admission is free but donations to help offset expenses are welcome and appreciated. Contact: Richard Rutkowski  or


LD11 will meet Sept 22, according to Chairman Jeff McClure.

The Maricopa County Republicans Constitution Dinner celebrating the 230th anniversary of the US Constitution will be held at 6:15 pm., Fri., Sept 22 at the Pera Club, 1 E. Continental Drive in Tempe. Speakers - Arizona Supreme Court Judge Clint Bolick, AZ Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. K-Star BBQ. Pie and silent auction. Tickets $45 per person. Contact: LD24 Chairman Barry Wong

The Gov’ Advisory Council on Aging is conducting a Senior Action Day between 1-13 pm., Fri., Sept 22 at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive in Fountain Hills. See details at Senior Action Day Fountain Hills press release.pdf and Senior Action Day Fountain Hills press release.pdf Fountain Hills Republican Club Board member Davis Spelich is the Chair of the event. There will be free blood pressure checks and lots of other great things.


Operation - #MAGA Trump Supporters and Volunteers are invited to a free continental breakfast between 9-11 am., Sat., Sept 23 at the McDowell Center, 16116 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale, 85255. Come for coffee, celebrate victory, make a difference, support President Donald Trump, win prizes. Contact Team Trump’s Lori Urban at 480-21-9633.

The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) is having its first free emergency medical training class between 9-11 am., Sat., Sept 23, followed by a one hour radio communication training exercise. Bring your IFAK and Family Service Radio, ("Walkie Talkie" like you get from Cabela's).  If you don't have an IFAK come and learn what it is and what to have in it. The training sessions will be held at the Paseo Verde Church, 7569 W Greenway Rd., Peoria, AZ 85381. Contact Randy Miller 623-866-3544.

A Mom's March for America is scheduled between 1-3 pm, Sept 23, 2017 in Omaha, Nebr. Mothers across the nation are invited to participate in Mom's March for America!. HomeMakers for America have already joined in a national gathering of mothers across the nation. If you're one of the millions of mothers concerned with the direction our nation is heading and seeking a voice for your values Download Flyers - you are invited. Speakers include Sarah Palin (former governor of Alaska), Candy Carson (wife of Dr. Ben Carson), Missy Robertson (Duck Dynasty) and many more awesome moms.

Contract with America’s Veterans (CAV) needs volunteers to man its booth between 8 am-1 pm., at the Sept 23 Stand Up for Veterans at Glendale Community College Student Center, 6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302. E-mail Chairman Alex Meluskey at if you can cover for an hour or more. Free haircuts for veterans. Free lunch for veterans and their families. Learn about social services for veterans. Contributions to Contract with America's Veterans and Their Families

The Tea Party is going to Washington, DC Sept 23 to show the country their support for President Trump’s agenda, that they expect Republicans to keep their promises and that want “the Swamp” to reduce taxes, rolled back regulations and spending within people’s means. They are outraged that, after years of campaigning on repealing Obamacare, a handful of moderate Republic killed the repeal efforts a few weeks ago and they are tired of the mainstream media doing everything possible to derail President Trumps agenda. RSVP To This Event.


The Arizona Citizens Defense League’ (AzCDL) annual meeting tickets can be purchased for $25 until Sat., Sept 24. Starting Sept 25 the tickets price jumps to $30 for the Oct 21 meeting at the University Park Marriott in Tucson. The meeting is open to AzCDL members and their guest only. See details website Speaker – David T. Hardy, an ardent defender of the Second Amendment. Contact Fred at


The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association (CSPOA) will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Sept 26 at the Paseo Verde Christian Church in Phoenix. Contact: Randy Miller 623-866-3544.

LD17 will start PC training at 6 pm., Tues., Sept 26, followed by their regular business meeting at 7 pm., where Earl Taylor will address the Constitution and its relevance to work of PCs. He meeting is scheduled in the Heritage Chapel, RM 140, Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road, Chandler, AZ.


LD4 and the Estrella Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Sept 27 at Estrella Foothills H.S.  13033 S. Estrella Pkwy with speakers Clint Hickman, Maricopa County Supervisor and Aaron Flannery, First Vice Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Party.  They will also discuss the recall effort of Liberty Schools Board members led by PC Mike Todd.  Contact: Richard Newcomer, LD4 Chr --623-398-5638.


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