Wednesday, December 13, 2017

12-13-17 Briefs


phil-lovas-gskidmorePhil Lovas, Arizona Chairman of the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign, today announced his candidacy for the 8th Congressional District via Twitter. Lovas said, “I’m running to improve the lives of West Valley citizens. I stood up early for Donald Trump as his chairman in Arizona and now I want to stand with President Trump and implement his plan to improve the lives of all Americans. Soon after, the Lovas for Congress campaign released an introductory video showcasing the state chairman’s speeches at Trump rallies in Prescott and Phoenix. Lovas was the first member of the state Legislature to endorse President Trump and was asked to serve as the Presidential campaign’s Arizona State Chairman by Jeff DeWit, the previous Arizona Chairman. DeWit went on to become the Chief Operating Officer of the national Trump campaign: Lovas introductory video

Special Primary and Special General Election Information

From The Secretary of State’s office: special_election

Important Dates Event


First day to request special election candidate petitions

December 11, 2017

Deadline to file special election nomination paper and special election nomination petitions 1

January 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to file candidate petition challenges

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to file as a write-in candidate for Special Primary Election

January 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Voter registration deadline for Special Primary Election

January 29 , 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Early voting begins for Special Primary Election

January 31, 2018

Special Primary Election

February 27, 2018

Deadline to file as a write-in candidate for Special General Election

March 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Voter registration deadline for Special General Election

March 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Early voting begins for Special General Election

March 28, 2018

Special General Election

April 24, 2018

Map of CD8

Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed, Dec 20 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway . Check in at 11 am with luncheon at 11:30 am. US Congressman David Schweikert is scheduled to address the group, followed by installation of officers by club member, Julia GrahamIgnite Barbershop Quartet will provide Christmas music.  Reservations required at  Check, cash or credit card at the door.

Candidates Are Asked to e-mail their announcements and a photo to Briefs at or for posting so readers can learn who the candidates are

The Leisure World Republican Club Christmas Party Meeting is scheduled at 7 pm., Mon., Dec 18 in the Ballroom. This will be a busy meeting with Election of officers for 2018, speakers Supervisor Steve Chucri and Greg Safsten, lots of goodies to eat and many gifts! Live music by the West Family Singers.You do not have to be a member to attend. Contact: Diane Andersen, 480 395-5515

Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sineman (D) and Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis of Flordia have introduced The Garnishing for Unethical Actions to Restore Dignity (GUARD) Act mandating the House or Senate withhold the salaries of Members of Congress or Senators who settle sexual harassment claims with taxpayer money and reduce the salary by the amount of a sexual harassment settlement. The bill also requires any reduction in salary as a result of a harassment claim be made public. “Sexual harassment and sexual assault are always wrong,” said Sinema. “In Washington, the system in place today allows this inappropriate behavior to be hushed up with taxpayer dollars. I expect more from members of Congress, and I know you do too. That’s why we introduced this legislation to hold people who engage in sexual harassment or sexual assault accountable and protect Americans’ tax dollars.”

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that CD8 candidate Steve Montenegro “has the guts and backbone we need in Cogress, and he’ll show those wimps back there how it needs to be done.”

Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet at 6:30 pm., Wed., Dec 13 with Great America PAC Executive Director Brent Lowder, team leader for the Kelli Ward for Senate Campaign, in Denny’s Restaurant Banquet, 9030 N Black Canyon Hwy in Phoenix. Doors open at 6 pm for dinner, meeting starts at 6:30pm with speaker at 7 pm. Contact Francine Romesburg

Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey and actor Steven Seagal’s latest book “The Way of the Shadow Wolves,” has hit the #1 spot on Amazon's Kindle "Government Corruption Fiction" Genre (1387 books) Shadow-Wolves


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

LD23 PC Boe James: Thanks for publishing the comments on John Strasser in the 12/12-12-17-Briefs He well deserves the accolades.

Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey: As a brief reminder for those who forgot or for many that didn't know. Here is what happened, quietly, on Jan 1, 2016:

1. Top Income tax bracket went from 35% to 39.6%.

2. Top Income payroll tax went from 37.4% to 52.2%.

3. Capital Gains tax went from 15% to 28%.

4. Dividend tax went from 15% to 39.6%.

5. Estate tax went from 0% to 55%.

6. 3.5% Real Estate transaction tax was added.

Remember these facts:

a)  These taxes were all passed solely with Democrat votes.

b)  Not a single Republican voted for these new taxes.
c)  These taxes were all passed in the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

Bruce Piepho - Sierera VistaBruce M Piepho, Cochise County PC/SC to Navajo County Republican Committee elected officers: YOU will win! I support Steve, Karen and Angela 100%+ in standing against Lines and Allen and Vance. Unfortunately bylaws are confusing to everyone including lawyers. I am not an expert but fighting the elite AZGOP leadership has taught me several lessons. I down loaded the NCRC bylaws dated Jan 5, 2016. The problem is not if it was a meeting or a special meeting in violation of the NCRC bylaws. There are only 3 types of meeting definitions; statutory, mandatory and special meetings. The issue about special meeting procedures is clear - it was not called and Vance admitted that. His citation of bylaw changes at any meeting missed the point of who can call a meeting and the proper procedure or agenda of that meeting. NCRC bylaws do not call for regular monthly meetings. In fact only Statutory, Mandatory and Special meetings are defined. Regular or monthly meetings are not mentioned until - G. Order of Business.


A. Statutory Meeting,

B. Mandatory Meeting. {January of even numbered years - so next mandatory is January ?, 2018 - right?}

C. Special Meeting.

D. Quorum.

E. Proxies..

F. Manner of Voting.

G. Order of Business.
5. Regular Meetings. — The order of business for monthly meetings shall be: a. Meeting called to order by County Chairman.

     Only a Special Meeting could be called by Allen and Vance. They did not do so. And the bylaws require all NCRC meetings be called to order by the Chairman. (If absent the responsibility then passes on down to the First Vice Chair, etc.) Steve - So call your mandatory meeting for January 2018 with a call letter and a definition of the Executive Committee meetings. I noticed there is no definition of the NCRC Executive Committee.

ARTICLE III—MEETINGS. H — Executive Committee. The elected officers plus the appointed Secretary and Treasurer of the NCRC shall constitute the NCRC Executive Committee. This committee shall supervise NCRC business at monthly regular meetings, approve an annual budget and formulate proposals to be presented to the next NCRC meeting. The NCRC Executive Committee shall meet at least quarterly at the call of the County Chairman or by a call initiated by the Secretary upon written request of a majority of the Executive Committee members.

     Steve Slaton has many additional reasons to prove Allen and Vance did not hold a NCRC meeting.

Russell Sias -LaPaz  co chrRussell Sias, La Paz Republican County Chair: WE ARE BEING DUPED! PART 3 - Ayn Rand said: “There are two potential violators of man's rights: the criminals and the government. The great achievement of the United States was to draw a distinction between these two — by forbidding to the second the legalized version of the activities of the first.

     Our constitutional form of government cannot survive if we continue to allow special interests too ignore our law, hide behind a veil of secrecy, and control our system of government. Presently here in the state of Arizona, we have the Republican party attempting, successfully I might add, exercising manipulative control of its members. They demonstratively show that it is okay to hold closed door meetings, not allow locally elected leaders to participate, deny state level outsiders to not have records adequate to function in their elected positions; they deceive their grass root members, and manipulate or otherwise simply ignore their own rules of conduct.

     The above statement includes the ignoring and our state party bylaws by the present bylaws committee! We must think through why. We must stop this autocratic and authoritarian behavior. We need to ask why a bylaws committee needs to be conducted in secret? Why would a confidentiality agreement be required to participate in the group, when appointed or elected via county chairman or a local LD meeting? Why would a bylaws committee chair prevent someone sent to represent their county or LD from attending? Even more pertinent, why would committee members themselves, be denied the ability to communicate with one another? Who actually is on the bylaws committee? The cabal won’t tell you! Why not?

     We must start to take control of our party AND ACT, or it will soon not be “our” party – at all. Adolph Hitler said: "How fortunate for governments, that the people they govern don't think"! We must ponder what is occurring. Bylaws that allow the behaviors I have cited have to change. The Republican Party is ours. Of the people. It exists to support republican principles. Not special interests. If we don’t take control of OUR party, it soon will be THEIR party. Is that what we want?

     I have a solution, and I am going to give each of us a chance to change the cabal’s control of our party. In the meantime, read/understand our bylaws! Stay tuned for Part 4.

Candidates Are Asked to e-mail their announcements and a photo to Briefs at or for posting so readers can learn who the candidates are


Dec 14

The Arizona Chapter of Americans for Prosperity is gearing up for the 2018 session of the Arizona Legislature with a series of (free) dinners in which the AFP-Arizona will discuss its draft 2018 Legislative Agenda with grassroots activists. To sign up for one of the sessions go to: Thurs, Dec 14 in Prescott Valley To set up agenda planning meetings in other locations contact Tom Jenney at

DEC 15

The Arizona Tenth Amendment Center will present the 2017 Bill of Rights Day Celebration, Fri, Dec 15 at the Orange Tree Resort, 10601 N. 56th Street in Scottsdale. The 226th anniversary celebration kicks off with a cocktail hour before the reading of the Bill of Rights, followed by the speaker by Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick. Other guest speakers include Joe Wolverton II, Constitutional attorney Michael Gibbs, deputy director of the Arizona Tenth Amendment Center, and a special appearance by Patrick Henry, portrayed by Dr. Lance Hurley. Musical entertainment provided by The Rolling Cajonez. Advance Tickets are required and are $25 for adults, $15 for children 5- 12. Under 5 years are free.  Appetizers and a hot buffet are included, cash bar. Limited seating. Tickets:

Dec 16

Radio Talk Show Host Mike Broomhead is Scheduled To Speak At The Dec 16 Fountain Hills Republican Club Potluck Christmas breakfast. Guests are asked to bring a breakfast dish and donations for “Toys for Tots.” The Fountain Hills Toymakers will probably be on site to sell toys for donation to the Toys for Tots program or as Christmas gifts.  Contact club secretary Boe James at

The Arizona Chapter Of Americans For Prosperity 2017 Awards Dinner starts at 6 pm., Sat., Dec 16 at the Christ Lutheran School in Phoenix where Americans for Prosperity- Arizona (AFP) will present their coveted “jackalope” awards to the legislator and to the local government official believed to have done the most to defend liberty this year.  Volunteer activists will also be honored at the free buffett. Please RSVP here so they can order enough food for all attendees. A second award event is scheduled Mon., Jan 15, 2018 in Tucson/OroValley for those in Pima County. Contact: Tom Jenney, Senior Legislative Advisor at

The AZRA West Chapter meeting & Christmas Social is scheduled between 9 am-noon, Dec 16 at the Goodyear Community Center, 420 E Loma Linda Blvd in Goodyear. ( NEW location) Contact:


Kelli ward 2015US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward: “I applaud President Trump for having the vision and courage to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the united and eternal capital of Israel. “This move is long overdue. There is no doubt Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and the Jewish people have a unique and special connection to this city that spans thousands of years. The Knesset and many government ministries are in Jerusalem, which makes the president’s decision to recognize it as Israel's capital a realistic and appropriate one. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, which saw a city that was divided by war and stalemate for nearly 20 years brought back together, and next year we will join our Israeli friends in celebrating the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding. I recently returned from a two-week trip to Israel and was inspired by the history of this great country and the resilient spirit of the Jewish people. The alliance that America shares with Israel can never be broken, and we should continue to strengthen the bonds that we share with our greatest friend and ally in the Middle East as all parties strive toward achieving lasting peace in the region.”


Martha McSally 3Congresswoman Martha McSally: With the year rapidly drawing to a close more and more attention is being given to my campaign, because it has become apparent that the fate of Republicans and the America First agenda in the 2018 elections will be determined right here in Arizona. Make no mistake, the result of my fight will determine if Republicans hold the critical majority in Washington, or if we let it slip through our grasp and return to Democrat control. We need to stand together now and make certain Republicans hold the line. Our country cannot afford to halt the progress we are making to return to failed Democrat policies now. Just over a year ago when Republicans won the House, Senate, and White House we only stopped the bleeding. The real work of repairing our nation has just begun. What would happen if we fail to step up now and the Democrats once again control Washington? According to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer:

· The Government would be given even more control over healthcare

· Our right to bear arms would be restricted

· Businesses would be slapped with even MORE job-killing regulations.

· Our religious freedoms would be tampered

· Oh, and don't forget, they will take more of your hard earned paycheck to pay for it all!

We are just now starting to get our country back on the right path - we have stopped the bleeding and are finally starting to repair the wounds the Obama Administration dealt to our nation. But the Left is doing everything they can to take back control, and it could all come down to how things turn out here in Arizona. The Democrats have moved me up to the TOP of their targeted list. They will spend MILLIONS in Arizona in the weeks and months ahead with the sole goal of shutting me out of Washington, so they can take back control and halt the America First agenda. I am determined not to let that happen. Help Me Hold The Line For Republicans


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