Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4-18-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor     Web Master John Strasser

The National Federation of Republican Women will launch its redesigned website at next week.

Scottsdale Businessman And Former California Congressman Frank Riggs will file his candidacy for the Arizona Supt of Public Education this morning. Scroll down to “Candidate Statements” to see what he has to say. Who is Frank Riggs? He is, a U.S. Army veteran and former police officer, is a businessman and owner of his own real estate investment business. He studied at Saint Mary’s College of California and the University of Maryland and graduated summa cum laude from Golden Gate University where he received the Associates Award as “The Outstanding Graduate of the Baccalaureate Program in the College of Business and Public Administration.” Riggs and his wife Cathy have been married 37 years and Scottsdale homeowners for 15 years. The Riggs’ have three married adult children and four grandchildren. Campaign’s contact

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Activist Ron Gosselin: Just watch this short video and think back over the years. This is an incredibly great video.  It humbles you down to your toes.  I will pass this to all I can as it is one of the finest tributes I have seen. A Soldier's Pledge

Mark Lewis, VP Engineering Water Resource Institute: I am so happy to report that the DOE has been listening to AZ stakeholders on the excess wind and solar on the western grid.Excess renewables harms existing coal and nuclear power plants. Trumps energy Sec Rick Perry ordered investigation into price fixing by California and other states, that use tax payer subsidized solar and wind to harm base load coal and gas plants. This is in response to our nonstop complaints to the new leaders in the Trump Administration, that base load energy is important, because solar doesn’t work at night. rick perry's memo Great news while Trump continues to drain the $179 billion dollar solar and wind subsidy swamp. See electric-grid-study-ordered-by-u-s-energy-chief-to-boost-coal rick-perry-wants to know if solar-and-wind-are killing-coal-nuclear

Ahwatukee Foothills presents the Spring Festival of Lights Wine & Beer Tasting Festival at Rawhide Western Town on Saturday, April 29, 2017. There will be over 50 Wines & Beers, Food Sampling, Silent Auction and Live Music! Tickets are available at

LD21 meets at 7 pm., Thurs., April 20 at the West Valley Republican Office, 10050 W Bell Road in Sun City. Scheduled speakers are AZ GOP Voter Registration Committee Chair Irene Littleton and Rick Gutridge .

Farhana Ahmed, Chairperson AZGOP Asian American Coalition, is the newest member of the AAARC Advisory Council. She joins current Advisers Past Chairmen Robert Graham, Past Tom Morrissey, Tom Kouts, and Professor & Attorney Mathilde Genovese, according to AAARC Chairman Clyde Bowen.

Donations Are Needed to help with the 100th birthday celebration for long-time conservative Jeanne Tirpak of Wickenburg scheduled July 15 in the Wickenburg Community Center. Collections cans are placed at The Mecca and Fast Mart. Donations can also be made to Tirpak, a colorful, long time resident, is well recognized by patriotic costumes, walking all over town – including the full length of the Gold Rush Days Parade a year or so ago. The retired veteran is also known for her outspoken patriotism and grit, including bending the ear of any politician that shows up in Wickenburg.

The Maricopa County Republicans Lincoln Day Luncheon is currently sold out. To be added to a waiting list, contact

LD16 will have SOS Michelle Reagan as their speaker at 7 pm., Thurs., April 20 at the Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212. Meet N Greet at 6:30pm. Contact: Kay Reardon, LD16 Cor Sec, 602-882-6507

Mobilization of Conservatives (MOC) in Prescott is planning a counter demonstration to support  President Donald Trump between 1-2 pm on Tues., April 18 at 122 N Cortez Street (Bulleri Bid).  This is a counter demonstration to the Anti-Trump “Resist Trump Tuesdays. Please bring your pro America and Pro Trump gear and signs. Contact: Myrna Lieberman at

US Sen John McCain will join leaders from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Phoenix VA Health Care System and CVS Health at 12:15 pm., Tues., April 18 to announce a new initiative that will expand access to high quality and convenient health care services for veterans in Phoenix and surrounding communities at MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, Through this initiative, nearly 120,000 veterans who are enrolled in the Phoenix VA are now able to be referred to 24 Phoenix-area MinuteClinic locations for acute health care services.

JD Hayworth Is Back: ‘JD Hayworth on Newsmax TV’ will be seen weekdays from 7-9am, AZ Time. Prism TV carries THE channel. Watch on your computer

A “Red, White & Blue” Unity Rally is scheduled between 11 am -4 pm., Sat., April 22 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1600 W Washington in Phoenix with food, vendors and speakers. Speakers include political talk show host Clair Van Steenwyk, national political activist Darla Dawald, US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward, activist Frank Schmuck, Donald Trump support Hope Cole, Dobson High School student Jacob Martinez, Riders USA Jim William, Viet Nam War veterans Mark Del Maestro, HollowNet Podcast host Mark Holloway, activist Michael Loverine, Evangelist Reggie Jackson, anti-illegal immigration activist Steve Ronnebeck (father of Grant Ronnebeck who was murdered by an illegal), Sen Steve Smith, Rep Vince Leach and singers Terry Kerr and Dominic Maccaroli. See rally info

The Ben Avery Shooting Facility will host the Wed., April 19 “Shot Heard ‘Round the World Day” where recreational shooters can join together to symbolize the first shot fired in 1775 to mark the beginning of the American Revolution, while enjoying a fun shooting event. As recreational shooters check in and visit BASF’s small bore range from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., they will be connected to recreational shooting mentor groups and shooting industry manufacturers and retailers inside the nearby indoor air gun and archery building. See or visit

US Sen John McCain will speak at the 8th Annual Arizona Statewide Symposium at 9 am., Wed., April 19 at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix in support of service members, veterans, and their families to launch the “Be Connected” program, which aims to eliminate veteran suicide by increasing access to training, support and resources. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act, legislation sponsored by McCain and signed into law in 2015, calls for a collaborative community-based response to veteran suicide focused on prevention and increased coordination of resources. The State of Arizona was designated as a pilot site in 2016 and is now the only statewide collaborative effort in the nation.

The Arrowhead Republican Women will host a Victory Celebration Picnic between noon and 4 pm., Sat, April 29 at Beardsley Park, 20011 N. 128th Ave., Sun City West. Tickets will be available at the event for $10 which includes a meal of sloppy joes, potato salad, coleslaw, cookie, and water or soda. No advance reservation needed. Ticket includes a door prize opportunity for golfing at Briarwood Country Club. Raffle baskets available for an additional ticket price. Confirmed speakers include Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, senators & representatives from LD21 & LD22 with many more invitations in process. Voter registration available at the event.



An Arbor Day Celebration, sponsored by the AZ Dept of Forestry, is scheduled from 10 am until noon, April 18 at the Arizona Capitol Museum, 1700 W Washington St., in Phoenix where a tree will be planted and awards will be given for the “My Favorite Tree and Me” poster display competition. Posters will be displayed between April 11-28. This event is sponsored by the Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Arizona Public Service, Trees Matter, Arizona Nursery Association, Society of American Foresters – Palo Verde Chapter, and the Arizona Community Tree Council.

Mobilization of Conservatives (MOC) in Prescott is planning a counter demonstration to support  President Donald Trump between 1-2 pm on Tues., April 18 at 122 N Cortez Street (Bulleri Bid).  This is a counter demonstration to the Anti-Trump “Resist Trump Tuesdays. Please bring your pro America and Pro Trump gear and signs. Contact: Myrna Lieberman at

LD 10 will meet at 6 pm., Tues., April 18 at the Wilmot Public Library, 530 North Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85711. Credentials open at 5:30 pm. Contact Chairman Mariano Rodriguez at with questions

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.

The Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm, Tues. - April 18 at the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) The speaker will be Mark Spencer, Southwest Projects Coordinator for Judicial Watch, whose motto is "Because no one is above the law."  Spencer will speak about the mission of the organization and how we can help advance transparency in government.  There will be ample opportunity for Q&A.  All interested parties are invited to all of our meetings.   Admission is free. Donations are appreciated to help offset expenses.  Contact:  Chr Richard Rutkowski  or

The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will be meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., April 18 on in the Quail Room of the Sun City West Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. All interested parties from the Sun Cities and Surprise and surrounding areas are welcome to attend our meetings. There will not be a speaker at this meeting, but an interesting, informative video will be shown with group discussion following. Contact: Jean Goncalves 623-214-8000 or

The Phoenix Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter will meet with with Judge Alex Kozinski, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Paul Avelar, Senior Attorney - Institute for Justice April 18 at the Camby Hotel in Phoenix. Reception 5-6 pm with open bar and appetizers served. Discussion 6-8 pm, moderated by Paul Avelar with Q&A. This event will qualify for 1.5 HRS of CLE credit. Registration available online only. Click here to register

Heritage Action is hosting a thank you/support rally for Congressman Andy Biggs at 10:30 am, Tues., April 18 outside Biggs district office at 2509 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209. Attendees are encouraged to make signs thanking Biggs for his stand to fully repeal Obamacare. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided. RSVP: thankyouandybiggs. Contact: Nathan Duell, SW regional coordinator 202-438-4201 or

Yavapai County Republicans - 5:30pm, Yavapai GOP Headquarters, E. 112A Union St. Prescott, AZ 86303
LD 22 - 6:30pm, Westbrook Vistas Rec. Center, 18825 N. Country Club Pkwy Peoria, AZ 


Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 am, Wed, April 19 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.  $30 per person.  RSVP required before midnight, Thurs, April 13 at They take check, cash or credit card at the door.

Grassroots Tea Party Activists of Arizona will hear local Arizona Co-Ordinator of OathKeepers Randy Miller add “Russia, Crimea, Ukraine, US/EU Connection” at 6:30 pm, Wed, April 19 at Denny’s Restaurant Meeting Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Highway,( Access Road of the I-17/Dunlap Rd.) Facilitators: Francine and David Romesburg


LD17 will meet at 7 pm, Thurs. April 20 with Congressman Andy Biggs in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. Contact Chr Bert Moll at

The Tea Party Scottsdale will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., April 20 with Congressman David Schweikert at the Venue 8600, 8600 Anderson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Schweikert will update the group on tax reform, free markets issuses, etc. Contact: teapartyscottsdale or Elizabeth Brantley

Phoenix City Councilman Sal Diciccio says registration for 2017 summer camps, classes, and sports starts Thursday, April 20th at 6:30 p.m. Registration is available online:

The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) will meet at 7pm, April 20 at the Charles K Luster Building (formerly the Mesa Utilities Building) , 640 N. Mesa Dr. Mesa, AZ. AZGOP chairman Jonathan Lines is the speaker. Contact: Chr Ian Murray (602)524-7786.

LD 25 - 6:30 pm, Charles K. Luster Bldg., 640 N Mesa Dr. Mesa, AZ

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6pm., Thurs., April 20 at the Community Christian Church 6480 E. Hwy 95 in the last building behind the church. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer

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
LD 16 - 7 pm, Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S. Power Rd. Mesa, AZ 85212
LD 21 – 7 pm., AZGOP West Valley Office, 10050 W. Bell Rd. Ste. 50, Sun City, AZ 85351
LD 24 – 7 pm., Arizona Republican Party Office, 3501 N. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016. Former Congressman John Shadegg is scheduled to speak.


US Sen Jeff Flake will meet with Yavapai County PCs only at 8 am., Fri, April 21 in a “Private Meet ‘N’ Greet” at the Yavapai GOP Headquarters, 112-B E. Union St in Prescott. Contact: YCRC Chair Dr Mark Sensmeier or


A “Red/White & Blue Revolution” Rally is scheduled between 11 am-4 pm, April 22 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix in support of President Donald J Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. This is a nationwide movement.

Pima County LD3 & 4 – 9 am., Kettle Restaurant, 748 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Tucson.

AzRA West Chapter will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., April 22 at Culver's, 5127 N 99th Ave., in Glendale to discuss how AzRA West Chapter will play a part in an program in giving out Scholarship's to children in Elementary, to High School level. Culver's like always will have their $5 special. Contact: Pres Cirilo ( CID ) De La Fuente at (623)312-7054.

Monday, APRIL 24

The Tempe Republican Women will meet with Maricopa County Republican Chairman Chris Herring at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 24 at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 S Southern Ave in Tempe, according to Chairwoman Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545.

April 25

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 Fountain Hills Republican Club "GOP Social" starts at 6 pm., Tues., April 25 in the Fireside Grill inside the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268.  NO Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks (with optional food). Everyone welcome. Socials are held the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Contact: Boe James at or  

“Keep It Red – East Valley” is sponsoring an event at the home of Denny & Nichole Barney in Gilbert at 5:30 pm., April 27. RSVP by Tues., April 25 to Teresa Wright, 623-498-7999 or Contributions here. Host committee Contact us.


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Frank Riggs: Supt Of Public Education Candidate: Riggs said, “I will be a tireless advocatefor a high-quality education to help every child reach their full potential, regardless of where they live or their socio-economic circumstances. I intend to make the Arizona Department of Education fully transparent, responsive and accountable to parents, educators and taxpayers, and I will demonstrate the integrity, competence and leadership we should expect from our state’s schools chief.” Riggs notes he’s a proven education leader, from president of a public school district board to U.S. Congressman to nonprofit education CEO. Riggs helped pass Arizona’s first in the nation law requiring high-school students to pass a Civics test to graduate and was a co-chairman of the Prop. 123 initiative giving Arizona public schools $3.5 billion in new funding over the next decade.

In Riggs’ three terms in Congress, he served on the House Education and the Workforce Committee and chaired its Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and Families (aka the Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee). He authored key education-related legislation, including the Charter School Expansion Act; Individuals With Disabilities Education Act; and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Riggs was named “National Head Start Legislator of the Year” and was recognized for his dedication to children with disabilities by the Special Education Administrators Association. “Quality education means focusing on classroom teaching and learning, and on recruiting and retaining the very best teachers for Arizona’s kids said. “We need to concentrate our efforts and resources on what matters most: great teachers and leaders for every student and school. I will work every day to strengthen Arizona’s public education system by increasing student learning and improving our under-performing schools, and by closing the achievement gap on the part of disadvantaged students. I will strive to be a Superintendent that every Arizona family can trust knowing I will always put the future of Arizona and our kids first.”


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