Wednesday, September 13, 2017

9-13-17 Briefs


Activist James Albert: Thank you Arizona state Rep. Bob Thorpe for your demand that McCain needs to start showing constituents more respect. Rep. Thorpe is the only state official, to my knowledge, to speak out about McCain's poor leadership…

Clarification: Sen Sylvia Allen says she did not take over the Navajo County Republican Committee (NCRC) four years ago. “It was taken over by Dara Vansessia, who was chairman.  She is the one being investigated by the County Attorney’s office. I had nothing to do with that committee,” Allen said. Allen was referring to NCRC’s Chairman Steve Slaton’s 9-12-17-briefs commentary on a newly formed “Republicans of Navajo County Club” in which Slaton referred to “Allen’s group.” -ft

Sen Sylvia Allen Responds To Navajo County Republican Chairman Steve Slaton: 9-12-17-briefs First, a group of PC in Navajo County wanted to take a different direction from where Steve is taking our party in Navajo County.  They never intended to REPLACE the Navajo County Republican Committee they just want to go a different direction.  They call themselves Republicans of Navajo County, they are a Club.  They do not need to register to be a Club they are not going to raise money or have fundraiser or give money to candidates.   They will not interfere with Mr. Slaton and what he is doing.  But, they do not want to fight with other Republicans they only want to teach our founding principles, increase Republican registration and help Candidates.  They don’t need to be registered to do so, however, they did register their logo.  Steve is still the official Committee working with the State committee.  If you check with the SOS you will see he has never register either. 

     I am not an officer of this new Club but I support them because I only want to work with growing our party and teaching correct principles I do not want to fight with other Republicans.  You can call Jim Vance who is the President of the Club.  Years ago we have three different Republican clubs in Navajo County along with the Committee.  The more who are working the better.

     Second.  NEVER, NEVER, did I promise to switch with anyone.  How would Steve know this?  He was not even around when Chester, Brenda and I were serving together.  The voters are the ones who have asked for term limits and this game we play as Legislators to switch all the time is not in the spirit of the law.   I am not termed out and I am not obligated to switch.  If the voters do not want me to continue to serve they are the ones to say so.

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

UPDATE: Yavapai County PC Richard Hennessey to Yavapai County Chairman Mark Sensmeier: It has come to my attention that you allowed Jonathan Lines to ignore the bylaws and place three people as state committee replacements that didn't even run. This is a clear violation of the bylaws! I would highly recommend that you read the bylaws and correct your mistake. Lines is trying to stack the deck to save himself from removal. It's not going to work. If you don't fix this I am prepared, along with others, to go on a press campaign against you and Lines. Editor’s Note: According to a response Sensmeier sent to Hennessey, Sensmeier pointed out that he had sent the top three Yavapai County PCs elected replacements name to Lines. Sensmeier wrote that Lines rejected Sensmeier’s submittal and appointed three people who hadn’t run for Yavapai County Committeemen. At 8:54 pm., Monday, Sept 11, Sensmeier sent Hennessey another message that says Sensmeier is working on a “several-pronged approach” to convince Lines to recall the Lines appointees and to appoint the three approved Yavapai County PCs as Yavapai County State Committeemen as recommended by Sensmeier. Briefs has sent a message to Lines asking for his explanation as to why he rejected Sensmeier’s recommendation and appointed PCs who hadn’t run for state committeemen. Lines has not responded at post time.

Navajo County Activist Jill Skaufel: "In response to the 9-12-17 Briefs post by NCRC Chairman Steve Slaton:  Rather than address each and every accusation presented by Slaton, I shall just say that it is full of misinformation.  If anyone wants to know about our informal group, Republicans of Navajo County, we would request that you direct your questions to either Jim Vance at 928-243-3100 or Jill Skaufel at 928-242-4542.  We truly wish to focus on the positive as we move forward into 2018 and we hope that Steve and his committee will do the same. The goal of our group is to provide a positive atmosphere where people can learn and freely discuss the issues and principals of the Republican party and concerns of our community as we move forward into the 2018 elections.  We do NOT claim to be the official committee of the AZGOP.

Activist Sandi Bartlett: Wow! Woman who lost her brother on 911 was thankful that President Trump said that their loved ones were "murdered." She said it was refreshing and the 1st time a president used those words. President Trump said "his people" told him not to say it but he did anyway. It is refreshing to me to have a president who will be honest and do what's right rather than what his "handlers" tell him to do or say. Borrowed from Bartlett’s facebook.

Radio Talk Show Host Clair Van Steenwyk: Apparently ASU Pres. M. Crow is willing to do whatever he deems necessary to make it possible for DACA Students to continue going to ASU no matter the cost to Our Children and their future by using these same funds to lower the costs which I believe by law he's mandated to do. This is of little surprise to most as he and other Elites in the College system don't serve America but only their own Political Agendas.

Van’s Crossroads will be discussing Michael Crow’s support of DACA students at 3 pm., Wed., Sept 13 at Call In w/ Questions or Comments: 657-383-1673 LINK to Listen In: Blog on this weeks show: Blog for this weeks Show: Van's Website w/ Blogs & More:

Talk About Last Minute Cancellation: LD13 secretary Kari King sent out a message cancelling the PCs Tues., Sept 12 meeting mid-morning of Sept 12. King’s message was followed by a message from LD13 Chairman Ben Boon, saying they are working on a combined LD13 & LD19 meeting later in the month.

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.

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

Senator John McCain received an MRI at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland Monday. Following the advice of his doctors, McCain will continue to receive targeted radiation and chemotherapy treatments at NIH while maintaining a regular work schedule in the United States Senate, according to McCain spokesman Julie Tarallo.

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.

Dr Robert Branch and Frank Riggs, both candidates for the Arizona State Superintendent Of Public Education position, will be participating in the Joint Governing Board Meeting of all school districts in the Verde Valley at 6 pm., Wed, Sept 13, at the Sedona Red Rock High School Cafeteria and Auditorium, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona.

Lydia Labril of Wickenburg is hosting a “Believers for Trump” meeting at 6 pm., Thurs., Sept 21 at Lydia’s Restaurant, 2027 W Wickenburg Way for the showing of Trevor Loudon’s documentary “Enemies Within.” Labril 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.

Frank Riggs, candidate for Superintendent of Public Education, will speak to LD2 Republicans at 9 am., Sat., Sept 16 at the Kino Conference Center, 2055 E Quail Creek Crossing in Green Valley. He will have a booth at the Constitution Fair between 6-9 pm at the Gilbert Civic Center, 50 E Civic Center Drive, in Gilbert. The Constitution Fair is the beginning of Gilbert's Annual Constitution Week and the nation's largest celebration of the U.S. Constitution (

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.

Congress Is Back In Session and the House is only scheduled for 44 legislative days through the rest of 2017.

Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives Early yesterday morning, a convoy of 46 linemen and 26 vehicles from 15 Iowa electric cooperatives set out for the Florida-Georgia line to assist Okefenoke REMC with their power restoration efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will attend the SPED Award Ceremony and Animal Therapy Fair between 9:30-10:30 am., Thurs., Sept 14 at the Austin Centers for Exceptional Students, 9000 W McDowell Road., Phoenix, AZ 85037.

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.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet with Nancy Arnold and Jim Manley, senior attorney for the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, at 9 am, Sat., Sept 16 in the Fountain Hills Community Center in recognition of the Sun., Sept 17 Constitution and Citizenship Day, commemorating the signing and adoption of the Constitution of the United States by the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia on Sept 17, 1787. Manley will discuss the Goldwater Institute’s model for Free Speech legislation that has currently achieved approval most recently at the North Carolina State Legislature.  Appearing as Martha Washington, Arnold will bring the early colonists, Founding Founders, and Western settlers to life during her presentation. Social Time with complimentary coffee and light refreshments begins at 8:30. Contact: Sec Boe James at



Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman Chris Herring will address the Arrowhead Republican Women Wed., Sept 13 at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave, Sun City West. Registration begins at 10:45am, meeting starts promptly at 11:30am. Cost is $20 payable at the door, including lunch. Reservations are required and may be made via their website at or contact Lezlee Alexander, communications chr, at 602-354-5224.

The Recorder's Office will be conducting public meetings on “Reprecincting” starting at the 6 pm., Sept 13 LD23 meeting at the Scottsdale Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 4425 N. Granite Reef Scottsdale, 85251.  No RSVP required.

Candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr Robert Branch and Frank Riggs, will participate in the 6 pm., Sept 13 round table discussion with the Verde Valley Joint Government Board – consisting of Beaver Creek Elementary School District, Camp Verde Unified School District, Clarkdale-Jerome Elementary School District, Cottonwood Oak Creek School District, Mingus Union High School District and the Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education JTED in the Sedona Red Rock High School Cafeteria and Auditorium, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona, Arizona  86336.


The 10 am., Thurs., Sept 14 Family Health Talk Show will address “Healing Harvey” featuring Dr Jean Robey, Dr Jennifer McQuade and Dr. Regina Troxell, on KXXT1010AM. One line Online – Call-in phone number: 602-977-1010The trio are members of “Physician Moms” and have been working in the Houston, TX hurricane recovery efforts, according Executive Director Fred Taylor.


A Reception Is Planned For LD18 Senate Candidate Frank Schmuck at 5:30 pm, Fri., Sept 15 at the home of Whitney and Jason Sturges. Casual attire. RSVP


The Prescott Chapter of AzRA is sponsoring a class on Roberts Rules and Parliamentary Procedures between 11 am-1 pm., on Sat, Sept 16, at the VFW Post 10227, 2375 N. 5th St., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314. The class will be taught by Professional Registered Parliamentarian Michael Peck of M&M Consulting & Training. All Republicans are welcome to attend this free class (space is limited). A limited lunch menu will be available for $8. RSVP to L.G. Mace at or 928-237-7240 by Sept. 14.

The AzRA West Chapter will meet at 8:30 am, Sat., Sept 16 at Culver’s 5127 N 99th Ave Glendale, AZ. 85305. They will be preparing for their scholarship program and “get out and meet your LD” activities. $5 combo meals. Contact:

The Pinal County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., Sept 16 at the Florence School District Auditorium, 1000 S Main St Florence, AZ 85132. The guest speaker is U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ CD4). Contact Gilberto Mendez at .


Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates will meet with New River/Desert Hills/Anthem area constituents between noon and 2 pm., Tues., Sept 19 at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department , 43814 N. New River Road in New River.

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:

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.


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


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Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio: The Phoenix City Council voted Sept 13 to stop an effort by protestors to persecute the brave men and women of the Phoenix Police Department for their actions surrounding the protests of Aug 22nd. "We already have extensive civilian oversight of our police department," said DiCiccio. "This was a witch hunt, pure and simple. The hunt is over. Our officers performed brilliantly that night under tremendous duress, tonight the Council demonstrated our faith in Chief Williams and our incredible men and women in blue. The choice that night was between chaos and control. Cities that have chosen chaos have paid an enormous price in violence and destruction. Our officers and their response spared us that, and we need to be thanking them, not attacking them. This is a win for law and order." Unfortunately, the Council voted down DiCiccio's alternate motion that would have ended the ongoing effort to target police officers who already work under significant civilian oversight. "The Council made a mistake in turning down my substitute motion, This issue isn't going to go away until the Council stands together behind our police department. The protestors pushing this initiative don't want the police to be able to do their job, we have to stand up and put a stop to this."


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