Tuesday, October 31, 2017

10-31-17 Briefs


Have A Safe And Happy Halloween

Condolences To The Family of former State Board of Education board president Greg Miller, who passed away several days ago. Services will be held at 3:30 pm., Sat., Nov 4 at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. After a career in the corporate world, Greg and his wife Pam founded the Challenge Charter School in 1996 as the first official Core Knowledge School in Arizona. Their school has received numerous honors and awards, including recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School and the National Charter School of the Year by the Center for Education Reform. Challenge Charter School has ranked among the state’s top public schools. Greg and Pam were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Arizona Charter Schools Association in 2015. He was appointed by Governor Jan Brewer to serve on the Arizona State Board of Education in 2010 and reappointed in 2014. He served multiple terms as Vice President and President.

All Current Members Of Ahwatukee Republican Women (ARW), Chandler Republican Women (CRW), Mesa Republican Women (MRW), and Tempe Republican Women (TRW) are invited to participate in a regional event scheduled for Fri., Nov 3 at the Arizona State Capitol.  ARW Member and LD18 Rep Jill Norgaard will be their special capital tour host and conduct a “mock” legislative session.  Meet at the House of Representatives Building, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix.  Parking is available at Wesley Bolin Plaza.  Tour begins promptly at 11:30 am.  RSVP to your respective club presidents no later than Oct 30th.  Associate members are also welcome space permitting.  Contact Region Vi Director Nancy Cottle at

Coconino County Republican Committee chairman Jeff Oravits has announced that the AZGOP Victory Tour will be in Flagstaff at 1 pm., Fri., Nov 3. AZGOP Chr Jonathan Lines will be offering lunch to visitors at the Fourth Street Professional Building, 2501 N. 4th St., in Flagstaff.

It’s Been Pointed Out By Several Readers that while demanding the swamp in DC be cleaned out … perhaps we need to cleanse the hallowed halls of the Arizona State legislature as well. Stories have circulated for several years about the misbehavior of some esteemed lawmakers during drunken escapades. It’s no secret one drunks so much during working hours that he can’t make it to committee meetings. He was reportedly falling down drunk in the parking lot and had to be taken home a year or so ago. Another story circulates that he made such a mess of himself one evening that his compadres had to take him outside and hose him off before wrapping him in a sheet and to take him home. We’ve read stories about Hollywood’s famed “casting couch” and the “rushin ‘ hands and roman fingers’ of perverted lawmakers and pedophiles in DC but little has been publicized about the escapades of our own state lawmakers. Recently Arizona State Rep Michelle Ugenti-Rita says she was sexually harassed by male colleagues and has faced retaliation for reporting her experience. In reality, it’s nothing new. Over 30 years ago, I remember the anguish of one woman as she told me of a teenage daughter coerced into an affair with one of our lecherous state lawmakers. Women aren’t the only victims. “Boy toys” seem to be the preference of some of our religious and political elite. The stories go on and on and on. It’s time to clean up the home front of its grab-ass power brokers, who prey on innocent victims. – ft

LD13 Chairman Ben Boon told Briefs this morning, “There will be a letter going out. Matt King will be acting chairman until the election which should be happening soon. The county chairman will be helping the current board organize the election along with Kim Owens. Which I expect to happen soon.  I was offered a job with CLAAS North America which required an immediate relocation to Omaha, NE. I had little time to be able to wrap things up in Arizona. I will be in and out frequently over next seven months. It was a pleasure getting to know everyone and I wish everyone the best moving forward.”

Author Tom Morrissey reports that Amazon has fixed the distribution glitch with “Way of the Shadow Wolves.” It’s available in e-book and print formats.

AzRA Chairman Jim O’Connor filed for a position on the Arizona Corporation Commission last Friday. O’Connor is the past LD23 chairman.

Arrowhead Republican Women are looking forward to hearing from former Gov Jan Brewer at their Nov 8 luncheon. Brewer was one of the club’s earliest members.

AG Mark Brnovich will address the Center for Arizona Policy’s Fall Breakfast at 7:30 am., Thurs., Nov 9 at the Embassy Suites Scottsdale, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road.

With Congresswoman Martha McSally (R) running neck to neck with wanna be congresswoman again Ann Kirkpatrick (D) both are trying their darnest to raise funding to fight their way into Sen Jeff Flake’s seat.

Martha-Mcsally-Looks-In-Line-To-Battle-Kelli-Ward-In-Arizona-Senate-Race Rep. Martha McSally is taking steps toward launching a challenge to Kelli Ward for Sen. Jeff Flake's seat next year, a move that would set up another scorched-earth primary battle between establishment Republicans and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Former AZGOP Chairman And US Lawmaker Matt Salmon is said to be to be among those the Establishment may be considering backing for the senate seat.

AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines starts a Victory Tour of the state tomorrow ending up with a rally on Nov 6 in Phoenix.

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

Long-time activist Jane Schutte: Here the Arizona Republicans go again trying to find someone to run against Kelli Ward.  FOR ONCE get behind ONE candidate which is Kelli Ward.  If all Republicans voted for her I feel she could win over Kyrsten Sinema.  Kelli Ward on her part needs to make sure she stands up for the people and this great Country.  She needs to make Laura Ingraham and President Trump proud by supporting President Trump’s agenda which is to make America Great.  All these other possible candidates appear to be establishment candidates. 

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: Taken from the 10-29-17 Briefs : “Activist Michael P Ward : "Martha McSally, Jeff DeWitt, Dave Schweikert, Paul Gosar, Matt Salmon, Doug Ducey, Joe Arpaio, Trent Franks, Robert Graham – all these Arizona politicos have in common is that they are a sampling of the names being thrown around to run for Senator Jeff Flake’s seat in 2018, now that Senator Flake has decided he won’t seek re-election, preferring not to get his hide tanned by Kelli Ward. But what do all of these politicos also have in common besides being tapped by insider Establishment Republicans? They all, despite how much some of them profess their love and devotion to President Trump, didn’t have the stones to run against Jeff Flake and will have made the “brave” decision to run for Senate only after Flake decided he wasn’t going to run." Editor’s Note: Michael is Kelli’s husband.”

And there will probably be more “wannabees” crawling out of the woodwork before next primary.    Be it known that every known candidate is known personally, their record of voting has been thoroughly researched, their honesty is beyond question, all are great conservatives, all are devout Republicans, every campaign speech by all has been checked for facts, and now the name of the next Republican primary winner, JOE SNOZ!!!

The point being, how many of the average voters in the primary know how much about the candidates??    Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “A political party (from Latin: pars, Genitive partis, "part", "portion") is a political organization that typically seeks to influence, or entirely control, government policy, usually by nominating candidates with aligned political views and trying to seat them in political office.[1] Parties participate in electoral campaigns and educational outreach or protest actions. Parties often espouse an ideology or vision, expressed in a party program, bolstered by a written platform with specific goals, forming a coalition among disparate interests”

We know that the AZ GOP is derelict in providing background information relative to aligned political views  for all Republican candidates for the edification of Republican voters before they go to the polls.   Yes, the secretary of state normally publishes and mails a bio of each candidate to the voters.  But, that’s a neutral publication.  Since the AZ GOP will not effectively assist the party with information on every candidate, it seems that the County Chairs would get together and using information about the candidates and inputs from the Precinct Committeemen, give the voters a rundown on all candidates, including voting record, just prior to the primary.   Is there a leader that will initiate this???

Former LD13 Chairman Dr Robert Branch and his wife Adele are hosting their annual 1-5 pm., Sat., Nov 11 Veteran’s Day BBQ fundraiser to benefit local Veterans in conjunction with Fighter Country Partnership and Fighter Country Foundation (Luke AFB). This event will also honor the Families of Luke AFB. They are counting on 300 -500 people to attend.  No admission fee, nor food charge; however, a donation to the Fighter Country Foundation is encouraged. They have a BBQ smoker that can easily feed over 1000 people, and their home is next to a seven-acre park. This is a Veteran’s Day – no campaigning although elected officials are welcome to join in the honoring of veterans. However, participants are asked to bring their own lawn chairs.

National Boycott of the NFL set for Sun., Nov 12, Veterans Day Weekend.


WED -Nov 1

Maricopa County Board of Supervisor Bill Gates begins his quest to conquer the entire 315-mile Maricopa Trail during his first term in office starting at 6:30 am., at the Andy Hunasek Trailhead at Spear S Ranch Trailhead E. Linda Ln., New River, AZ 85087. Join Gates one-way 2.9-mile hike. Sign up for your own 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge at Contact Gates at 602-506-7562.

East Mesa AZRA Chapter will meet at 6 pm., Wed., Nov 1 at the home of Kay and Jerry Clingman, 1744 N. 93rd St. in Mesa. No speaker. Contact Clingman, President at 480-861-4958


Lydia Abril Hosts The Wickenburg “Believers For Trump” prayer meeting every Thursday evening at 6 pm., in the suite adjacent to Lydia’s La Canasta Restaurant, 2027 W Wickenburg Way in Wickenburg.

The Trumped Store is hosting a meet and greet for Dr. Kelli Ward, candidate for US Senate, between 2-6 pm., Thurs., Nov 2 at 1041 E. Deuce Of Clubs in Show Low. Refreshments on the house!

Central Republican Women of Phoenix (CRWOP) meets 6:15 pm., Thurs., Nov 2 at the University Club, 39 E. Monte Vista in Phoenix. Social Hour 5:30 pm. Full dinner with beverage & desert $30 - RSVP to Jan Webb

The Arizona Summit on Volunteerism & Civic Engagement Workshop is asking for proposals for its Nov 2 & 3 session at the ASU West Campus in Glendale. Details: 2017 Summit Workshop Request for Proposal

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Nov 2 at 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Contact: Cora Lee Schingnitz, Secretary

Concerned Citizens For America hosts “An Evening Of Conversation With Judicial Watch Southwest Project Coordinator Mark Spencer” at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Nov 2 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona. Spencer, the top overall police recruit from the Regional Police Academy in 1987, member of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and the Arizona State Coordinator for Judicial Watch will address the latest court battles and FIOA requests initiated by Judicial Watch to expose the “Deep State”, Hillary, Bill, and Loretta and corruption in Arizona. Desserts provided.

FRI - Nov 3

Tempe Republican Women’s fundraiser garage sale is Nov 3 and 4 at 2009 E Caroline Lane in Tempe. Contact to setup a time to drop off.

THE AZGOP Victory Tour Bus will be at the Gila County Republican headquarters, 307 S Beeline Highway in Payson at 8 am., Fri., Nov 3 it tours throughout the state as part of a one-year countdown toward the November 2018 mid-term elections. Coffee, juice and donuts will be available. Local, county and state elected officials have been invited. For information call the Gila County GOP headquarters phone at 928-478-8186.

SAT - Nov 4

MRC Chairman Chris Herring has announced that the 2018 election cycle kickoff is scheduled between 8am and noon, Sat, Nov 4.Volunteers are asked to help participate in neighborhood canvassing, voter registrations, and collecting non-perishable food items for a local food bank. Volunteers should contact contact your LD Chairman or

The Sun City West Republicans meeting is scheduled at 8:30 am, Sat., Nov 4 in the Quail Rm of the SCW Foundation Building with Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns. Burns - who will address regulation of Arizona’s private water, wastewater, electricity, gas and telecommunications companies, among other things. Burns is a former state representative, state senator, Central Arizona Water Conservation District Director, and Senate President and Appropriations Chairman. Coffee/donuts served at 8 am. A $2 donation helps defray the rental costs. Contact: Publicity chairman Jean Goncalves at 623-214-8010.

MON - Nov 6

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet with AZ State Representative Jay Lawrence, Chair of the AZ Veterans Committee, and Penny Miller, Coordinator for the Veterans Administration Community Resource & Referral Center for homeless Vets, at 6 pm., Mon., Nov 6 at the New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, 7401 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Meet and Greet at 5:30 pm., meeting at 6 pm., program at 7 pm. $35 per person, spouses invited. Reservations required – Nov 2 deadline. Send check made out to LRS to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale. Or bring cash Contact Kaufman at 480-368-2777 or


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