Friday, May 19, 2017

5-19-17 Briefs

Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) members will elect new Executive Committee officers at their annual Convention between 2-4- pm., Sat, May 20, at the Paradise Valley Community Center, 17402 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032. (Registration between 2-2:30 pm). They will also be voting on new bylaws that were modified and approved by the Board of Directors during a day-long May 6 meeting in Mesa. All paid members are eligible to vote. The AZRA Board consists of the Executive Committee, all Chapter Presidents and all State Directors. AzRA is preparing to increase its membership among conservative Republicans to become again a force in Republican politics in Arizona.  For many years, AzRA was reportedly the most influential organization in party politics – electing candidates and influencing legislation. AzRA regrouped in 2014 and has rapidly grown to more than 400 members.

Officer candidates (floor nominations accepted) are:

    · President - Jim O'Connor, Scottsdale/Fountain Hills Chapter

    · Secretary - Walt Steiner, West Valley Chapter

    · Treasurer - Ardith Hildebrant, Scottsdale/Fountain Hills Chapter

National Director (vote for 1):

     · Linda Brickman, North Central Phoenix Chapter

     · Irving Scott, West Pinal/Casa Grande Chapter

     · Butch Kuentzler, West Valley Chapter

Conservatives wanting to become part of an action oriented organization can contact AzRA at azrepublicanassembly1@zoho.comAll new applicants will be vetted.

Immediate past AzRA officers Thayer Verschoor and Lori Urban have taken positions with the Trump Team in Washington, DC. Phil Mason has retired and moved to Colorado.

A Gathering Of Friends Will Celebrate Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s 85th birthday between 5-8 pm., Wed., June 14 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, hosted by Dave & Liza Alcorn, Cindy Love, Alex & Robert Meluskey, and Tom & Kris Morrissey. RSVP by June 8 to

AZGOP State Chairman Lines will address the AAARC at 6 pm., Thurs., May 25 at GOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. Contact Chr Rev Clyde Bowen 602-309-6015

LD10 Rep Todd Clodfelter is holding a town hall at 10 am, Sat. May 20 in the Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd Street, in Tucson. He will present an overview of the 2017 Legislature’s accomplishments. Contact:

The Wickenburg Republicans will not meet Mon., May 22, according to Chairman Frosty Taylor.

The Colorado River Tea Party meet with Carol Brooks last night where she spoke on “Yuma History: ‘The Good Guys and The Bad Guys.”

Coconino County Republicans are participating in the Flagstaff “High Country Stand Down” between 10 am-3 pm., Fri., May 19 at the Flagstaff Armory, 320 N Thorpe Road (near downtown Flagstaff). Help is available to NAZ veteran – especially homeless veterans. Individuals may appear without fear of being arrested if they have any outstanding warrant. If a veteran has a warrant out of a participating court they can come and ask that it be cancelled. Bring your court paperwork to the Stand Down. Attorneys will be available to answer questions. Contact Maria Rodriguez at 928-679-7675 if you have any questions. Contact: Kendra Crawford 928-679-7164

You Are Invited to join with other Conservatives for the Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Flagstaff at 11 am., Sat. May 20. If you want to march in the parade contact Merle Henderson by email for staging information.

LD9 Chairman Brad Johns is asking Pima County Republicans to pick their red and white “Vote No” signs and bring them to the Pima GOP Booth between 9 am and noon, May 27 during Family Day in Rita Ranch Purple Heart Park. Call 250-5073 for sign pick up. LD10 Rep Todd Clodfelter and Tucson City Council candidate Mariano Rodriguez will be at the booth.

Former LD13 Chairman Robert Branch: Republicans are Cowards! Republicans are afraid to lead! They have the House, Senate, White House, and a conservative Supreme Court and all they can do is fight with each other. It is 2000 – 2006 all over again. They are doing nothing but destroying America. I stand with Pres. Trump. Cowards all!

The Fountain Hills Republicans "GOP Social" starts at 6 p.m., Tues, May 23 in the Fireside Grill inside the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268.  Social event – no speeches. Contact Boe James at or visit

Pima County Republicans will conduct at “Honoring the Fallen” Memorial event and Flag Retiring Ceremony at 5 pm., Sun., May 28 at Desert Christian High School, 7525 E Speedway Blvd., in Tucson. Contact: or call her at 520-867-5767

Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas will be the speaker at the 9 am., Sat., May 20 Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  Check-in/Meet & Greet/Social Period with breakfast snacks at 8:30 a.m.  County Attorney Bill Montgomery will be featured June 17.

The Annual Fountain Hills Republican Club Picnic And Rally is scheduled for Sat., Oct 21. All elected officials and 2018 candidates are invited to participate. Details tba.

Congressman Chaffetz sent his intention to resign from Congress effective June 30, 2017 to the Utah Governor. chaffetz-announces-resignation-at-the-end-of-june-report

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 22 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix to view some of FOX News anchor Greg Gutfeld’s show tapes. Contact Ron Ludders.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club's first annual Gun Raffle is still 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 Fountain Hills Republican Club picnic on Sat., Oct 21.  Contact: Secretary Boe James at or visit

LD9 First Vice Chairman Ana Henderson urges LD9 Republicans to attend Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas’ AZ-Kids-Can’t-Wait-2017 K-12 Education meetings scheduled between 6 -8 pm:

     Tues., June 13 – JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, in Tucson.

     Wed., June 14 - Empire High School (Library), 10701 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way, in Vail. Contact Henderson at 520.225.7139

Attorney General Mark Brnovich will be returning to his Alma Maters to give commencement speeches. He will speak on Saturday at the University of San Diego’s Law School and at the May 25 Shadow Mountain High School graduation ceremony, 32nd Street and Shea Blvd in Phoenix.

President Trump tweets that the Russia investigation is the ‘greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history,’ after a special counsel was named to oversee the probe. Trump-Rails-Against-Witch-Hunt-Amid-Special-Counsel-Appointment

Last Minute Tickets Are Still Available to the Pima County Republicans “Border Security Panel Luncheon” featuring Pima County Sheriff Napier, Pinal County Sheriff Lamb and Cochise County Sheriff Dannels at 11:30 am., Sat., May 20. $32 per person or $60 per couple at the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E El Dorado Circle I Tucson. Tickets are

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., May 20 at the Old Court House on Pinal St. in Florence to hear Secretary of State Michele Reagan. Contact Irene Littleton

The Ahwatukee Republican Women will meet with Maricopa County School Supt Steve Watson at 7 pm., Wed., May 24 at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 4th St, Phoenix, AZ 85044. Contact: President Cindy Casuaus or 602-300-4185.


MAY 20

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., May 20 at the Old Court House on Pinal St. in Florence to hear Secretary of State Michele Reagan. Contact Irene Littleton

LD18 will meet May 20, 2017. Contact: Contact Chr Jennifer Szatkowski 602-281-0939

The Pima County GOP “Border Security Panel Luncheon”, featuring Pima County Sheriff Napier, Pinal County Sheriff Lamb and Cochise County Sheriff Dannels, is scheduled at 11:30 am., Sat., May 20 at the Mountain Oyster Club, 6400 E ElDoprado Circle in Tucson. $32 per person or $60 per couple (includes lunch). Tickets on at

LD2 Republicans will meet at 9 am., May 20 at 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd. in Green Valley.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet at 9 am., Sat., May 20 with AZ Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas. Check-in with breakfast snack at 8:30 am at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr, F.H. 85268 Contact Sec. Boe James at or visit

MAY 22

LD1 – 7pm., at Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85086.

Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., May 22 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave to hear Gregory Wirth, author of Iconic Freedom: Living Your Life at No Cost to Others Without Their Consent Election of delegates to the October AzFRW State Convention will be held. Contact Chairman Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545.

The Wickenburg Republicans will not meet May 22, according to chairman Frosty Taylor.

Federal Marshall David Gonzales will speak at the Cancer Support Community Arizona’s “Rise for a Reason” inspirational breakfast at 7 am., Fri., May 22 at 360 E Palm Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Gonzlaes will share his story of the loss of his mother to cancer, leaving sevean children, when he only 11 years old. RSVP by May 4 to Michelle Osife at

MAY 23

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., May 23 in the sanctuary at Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. Map Here Maricopa County Republicans Chairman Chris Herring will address “Keeping Arizona Red.” A precinct committeeman (PC) training session will be held at 6 pm with 2nd Vice Chairman/trainer Scott Ottersen. Contact Chairman Bert Moll

The Yuma County Republican Committee meeting is scheduled at 7 pm., May 23 - the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Goodwill meeting room at 3097 S 8th Avenue in Yuma.

The Arizona Republican Lawyers Assoc will meet at 11:45 am., Fri., May 23 at Polsinelli, One E Washington #1200 in Phoenix with Congressman David Schweikert to discuss President Donald Trumps first 100 days in office. $20 per member. $35 for non-members. Pay at the door. RSVP to

Yuma County Republican Chairman is scheduled at the Tues., May 23 Yuma County Central Committee meeting. Potential candidates are reportedly Russ Jones, Connie and Russ Clark.

MAY 24

Representatives Noel Campbell and David Stringer will host a campaign kick-off party for Prescott Mayor candidate Mary Beth Hrin between 5-7 pm., Wed., May 24 at Cuppers Coffee Bistro, The Shops at Prescott Gateway (near Trader Joe’s), 258 Lee Blvd, in Prescott. RVSP: Brenda Dickinson, campaign manager, 928-772-2835 or 928-925-1549.

LD4 – 6:30 pm., Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 S. Estrella Pkwy. Goodyear, AZ 85338.


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Congressman Paul A. Gosar after the House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing on two bills to increase federal transparency, safeguard private and state water rights, and provide certainty to water and power users. One of the bills examined was Gosar’s Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act, H.R.2371, which requires the administrator of the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to establish a pilot project to increase transparency of the agency’s costs and rates: “For far too long, the Western Area Power Administration has demonstrated an utter lack of transparency and accountability with regards to costs, rates and expenditures – that ends now,” stated Gosar. “No longer will this unbridled agency continue to rack up millions of dollars in wasteful expenses leaving ratepayers and customers to foot the bill without so much as a receipt. That dog just don’t hunt. I am proud to team up with Ranking Member Huffman, Congresswoman Sinema, Senators Flake and McCain as well as countless other stakeholders and colleagues in the West to inject much-needed transparency into the agency. Even WAPA supports the bill. Let’s give the customers what they want – good customer service.” An archived broadcast of the hearing HERE.

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