Tuesday, January 9, 2018

1-9-18 Briefs


UPDATED: LD17 reports, The Proxy sent out with the (Maricopa County Republican Committee Jan 13 meeting) Call Letter was INVALID because it omitted mention that a proxy carrier MUST be from the same voting precinct as the person for whom the proxy is carried.”  CLICK HERE for the official Jan 13 Mandatory Maricopa County Republican proxy form.  Chairman Bert Moll has confirmed the county will accept the LD17 proxy form sent out with recent LD17 emails even though the mandatory meeting is referenced as a meeting of the Maricopa County GOP.

Isn’t It Amazing that precinct committeemen can’t get an e-mail list of their LD PCs, while PACs manage to send out professionally composed “member-at-large candidate flyers” to PCs throughout Maricopa County??? - ft

Canceled: The Jan 9 Arizona Republican Assembly sponsored PC Day at the Capitol has been canceled due to heavy rain forecast and a Jan 9 morning mandatory legislative meeting. A reschedule date has been NOT been announced.

Governor Doug Ducey delivered his 2018 State of the State address yesterday afternoon at the Arizona Capitol.

US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward attended opening day session at the State Senate in Phoenix yesterday.

royce flora - MCRC treasAccording to the Maricopa County Treasurer Royce Flora’s office, this statement was on the Treasurer’s website last week and the public should be made aware of the positive change.  “Property tax collected by the County Treasurer is invested and schools receive additional money from portfolio earnings.  The average earnings for the previous five years is about $16 million per year.  Because of federal policy changes initiated by the Trump administration, earnings are expected to exceed $60 million for FY 2018. Please see the Treasurer’s website for ‘Understanding your taxes’ and ‘Tax Guide’ for more information.”

Klayman: Time to Fire Your Worthless Lawyers, Mr. President! Go to to Sign Petition and Support Removal of Mueller!

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

Frank Riggs 4Supt of Public Instruction Frank Riggs regarding Francine Romesburg 01_08_18 Briefs  statement.: Mrs. Francine Romesburg told me the Sept Grassroots Tea Party meeting started at 6pm and I arrived promptly after traveling some distance in evening commute traffic. There were four people present at 6:30pm including Mrs. Romeburg and her husband.  They weren't ready to start the meeting and gave me no explanation or apology.  When I left at 6:50 the meeting still had not started and Ms. Fisher had not arrived.  This is completely fabricated by Mrs. Romesburg who is supporting another candidate in the SPI race.  It's certainly her right to support another candidate but that doesn't excuse her intentional rudeness to me or the inconvenience she caused me when I could have been using my time productively.  

Pinal County State Committeeman Barbara Manning - No Surprise, Business As Usual: With the assistance of the Bylaws Committee “business as usual” is keeping State Committeemen in the dark. The bylaws committee stifled my proposed amendments which would have enhanced transparency and solved problems within AZGOP which led to the attempt to remove the Chairman Lines. How demanding of me to submit an amendment requiring periodic financial reports to be emailed to all state committeemen. How absurd of me to suggest that the minutes of all Executive Committee meetings be sent to all state committeemen.

     Realizing that the actions of the Bylaws Committee to stifle proposed amendments is illegitimate I forwarded my proposed amendments to AZGOP Secretary to be included in the call to the meeting for your review. These are posted on www.SpeakUpSaveAmerica It is time for the membership to require AZGOP leadership to abide by its own bylaws which state that anyone can submit a proposed bylaw amendment. The AZGOP Bylaws do not require the approval of the Bylaws Committee. The membership must challenge the hijacked power of the Bylaws Committee. State Committeemen at the January Mandatory meeting have no recourse but to table all bylaw amendments put forth illegitimately by the Bylaws Committee- in other words prevent a vote at all costs. Force AZGOP leadership to allow all proposed amendments to be voted on by the membership in the future. AZGOP bylaws do NOT permit amendments by a bylaws committee. To vote would be to confer credibility on illegitimate actions.

Former LD18 Chair Jennifer Szatkowski: I was not on the bylaws committee, ever. LD 18, when I was chairman, appointed Jeni White. The new chairman, Ed Pellegrino, can answer any further questions. Editor’s note: Szatkowski’s name has been removed from the list in the 1-8-18-Briefs. posting

Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party Chair Richard Rutkowski: Add my appreciation for all of your work on the  or

LD22 Activist Lori Hack: Thank you, Frosty, for your continued efforts with the Briefs. We believe changing the culture starts with the family. My husband, Randy Hack, and I are running for MCR Members at Large this January 13. Contact:

gina swobodaGina Swoboda, Election Integrity: The Maricopa County Recorder has presented a draft of his election plan for the CD8 Special Election to fill Rep. Trent Franks seat to the County Board of Supervisors. There will be a public meeting to hear comments from voters in CD8, please see the Eventbrite link below. There will also be an online comment form, that link is not yet available. I will provide it as soon as it is up. Please be aware that although we have ensured poll workers WILL be checking photo ID for this election, there is still no solid confirmation that machines to tabulate Election Day ballots will be provided at all precincts. I continue to push for that for ALL our precinct polling places. In addition, our precinct polling places are in effect for this election, but not all will be opened, and several Vote Center locations are being planned. Prior to the election I will make sure Frosty has a list of open precinct polls to make sure we are able to Get Out the Vote!! The Maricopa County Elections Department will be having a public meeting regarding the polling places for the CD8 Special Election. The purpose is to gather public comments on the proposed polling places.The meeting is between 5-7 pm., Thur., Jan 11 in the Surprise City Hall, Council Overflow Room (16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374) RSVP: This is an open meeting designed to give the residents of AZ-Congressional District 8 the opportunity to submit public comments and ask questions about the polling places available for the upcoming special election.

     ·        There will be no formal presentation. The voting site maps will be available to look at, election staff will be on hand to answer questions, and there will be public comment cards available to fill out. Space is limited in the room.

     ·        If you are unable to attend, there will be a public comment form available on the Maricopa County Recorder's website. A link will be made available this week. Public comment will close midnight on Monday, January 15th, 2018.

Maricopa County Treasurer Royce Flora: “Schools do not pay property tax.  If values go down, districts increase the tax rate to match the levy.  The levy is the source of revenue to fund the budgets of each school district after other revenues are determined. The school district budget is controlled by statute.  Property tax collected by the County Treasurer is invested and schools receive additional money from portfolio earnings.  The average earnings for the previous five years is about $16 million per year.  Because of federal policy changes initiated by the Trump administration, earnings are expected to exceed $60 million for FY 2018. Please see the Treasurers website for ‘Understanding your taxes’ and ‘Tax Guide’ for more information.”

Russell Sias -LaPaz  co chrLaPaz County Chr Russell Sias - We Are Being Duped #9: Frosty, thanks for posting the list of the illegally formed bylaws committee. I probably shouldn’t have been on it, as Bylaws Committee Chairman Kathy Petsas has refused my admittance to the committee. According to Petsas, she denied me access because I hadn’t signed the confidentially agreement. Who ever heard of a bylaws committee that one had to sign such an agreement? What has this party come to? I have since learned that other members were allowed onto the committee when they didn’t sign the agreement either. Which begs the question, why was I singled out? Apparently, one must agree with Petsas, or risk getting kicked off the committee! No matter, for it’s an illegally formed committee in the first place. It’s just one more instance of the cabal running OUR party anyway they want, in spite of existing bylaws. In this case, the pertinent bylaw reads: “B. Method of Amending Bylaws - An amendment to these bylaws may be proposed at any meeting called in accordance with these bylaws. A copy of the proposed amendment together with a statement explaining the purpose to be achieved and the reasons in support thereof shall be mailed to each member by the secretary with the notice of call for that meeting. A two-thirds vote of the members present in person or by proxy shall be necessary to pass any motion to amend.”

      Our bylaws makes no suggestion of forming a bylaws committee. The process is clearly spelled out. One must assume a couple of things. The cabal decided, for reasons unknown, that they didn’t care to follow our existing bylaws, so they established an independent process. Second, when thinking about the confidentially and secrecy that was required, even within the committee itself limiting communication among its members, that something nefarious was planned. Third, following the cabal’s apparent plan, I wouldn’t be surprised that at Mandatory Jan 27 meeting, we get asked to accept the fake bylaws committee report, WITHOUT the appropriate review, and in total. Accept the report, with a 50% vote no less, and presto, our bylaws will have changed. I mean, considering that they don’t follow existing bylaws anyway, why not? It’s for this reason, I’ve submitted a complete new set of bylaws, restoring control of our party back to our members. Whether they get considered at our meeting or not remains to be seen. You can view them at:


Candidates Are Welcome to e-mail their announcements and a photo to Briefs at or for posting so readers can learn who the candidates are. Editor’s Note: Please keep announcement at 400 words. Longer announcements subject to editing to conform. - ft.

Lori HackRandy HackLD22 State and Precinct Committeemen Randy and Lori Hack: We believe changing the culture starts with the family. Therefore, we are running for Maricopa County Republican Committee Members-at- Large at the Jan 13 mandatory meeting. this Your vote is greatly appreciated. Contact:


LD 27 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Jan 9 at the Mountain Gate Clubhouse, 9629 S 14th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041 with radio host James T Harris, the new afternoon host for KFYI who recently relocated from Tucson. Contact Chairman Brandon Jones at

Sun Lakes Republican Club will meet with Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick at 6:30 pm, Jan 9 in the Sun Lakes Country Club-Arizona Room, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248.

The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Mon., Jan 15 in the Ballroom at 908 S. Power Road in Mesa. Speakers will be AZRA President Jim O’Conner, a candidate for Corporation Commission; Tim Horn who will address the National Popular Vote and Joe & Jinny Perron with the East Valley Pro Life Alliance. Free refreshments and a 50/50 drawing. Diane Andersen,, 480 395-5515.

CD8 Special Election Information Meeting between 5-7 pm., Thur. Jan 11 in the Surprise City Hall, Council Overflow Room (16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374) RSVP:

Tea Party Scottsdale will meet at 6:30 pm.,Thurs., Jan 18 at 8600 E Anderson Drive in Scottsdale featuring 2016 Senate Primary Candidate, Arizona State Fair Tax Director and Radio Personality Alex Meluskey Contact: Pat Shaler: (480) 946-8069.

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Jan 23 in the Heritage Chapel, Rm 140 of the Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler.

Fountain Hills Az Tea Party. (3rd Thursday - January 18) 6:30 PM, Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.): This month's meeting on Thursday, January 18 will address the state legislative session with LD23 State Senator John Kavanagh, State Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, & State Rep. Jay Lawrence. They will provide a preview of upcoming issues in the state legislature.  As always, there will be ample opportunity for Q&A.  All interested parties are invited to join your neighbors and bring a friend to this and all of our meetings.   Admission is free; donations welcome. Richard Rutkowski   or

The Emancipation Proclamation Observance 6 is scheduled at noon, Sat., Feb 24 in East Lake Park, 16th Street/Jefferson in Phoenix, according to Rev Clyde Bowen, chairman of the AZ American African Republican Committee

Review The Proposed Maricopa County Republic Bylaws Amendments at /MCRC-Bylaws-Proposed-Amendments-10-03-17.pdf Precinct Committeemen will vote on them at the MCRC Jan 13 Mandatory meeting. Questions should be directed to your LD chairman.

Maricopa County Republican Committee Mandatory Precinct Committeeman Meeting proxy’s forms are available HERE

Procedures For Submitting Nominations to AZGOP Executive Committee Office for the Jan 27 Mandatory meeting  here

To Sign Candidate Petitions Here This link leads you to the Secretary of State office form

LD4 and the Estrella Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Jan 24 in the Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 Estrella Parkway, in Goodyear with US senate candidate Dr Kelly Ward. Guest are welcome.  Contact: Dick Newcomer 623-398-5638.

The Jewish National Fund is hosting the Annual Arizona Breakfast for Israel, featuring Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon at 7:30 am, Fri., March 9 at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, 2400 E Missouri Ave., in Phoenix. No cost to attend. 7am registration. RSVP by March 2, 2018 to or 480.447.8100 x932. Event Co-Chairs- Shira and Joshua Offenhartz, and Kim and Lynton Kotzin. Sponsorships Available - Contact Leila Nouri at or 480.447.8100 x932.

The Paradise Republican Women's Club will meet with John Hansen, author of "The Bluesuit Chronicles", who transitioned from Vietnam Navy to police officer in July 1970. Today he volunteers in law enforcement for Search & Rescue work on horseback with Maricopa County Mounted Sheriff's Posse in Phoenix, AZ. Travel back in time as John shares his experiences in two careers wearing THE BLUE SUIT at an 11 am brunch, Sat, Jan 13 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. Penny Miller, a social worker the Health Care for Homeless Veterans programs for the Phoenix VA HealthCare System since 2008, will also speak. She has served as the Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC) Coordinator since November 2016, where she values the opportunity to work with a diverse team to serve homeless and at-risk Veterans. Prior to the CRRC, Penny had served with the Veterans Justice Outreach Program since 2009. $28 per person. Click here to RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170.

Sat, Jan 13, 2018Maricopa County Republicans Mandatory Meeting: All Precinct Committeeman encouraged to attend In-person or by Proxy at the Church for the Nations, 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix. Credentialing: Starts 7:45am, Ends 9 am. Meeting time: Starts 9 am, Ends (planned) 2:30pm. Agenda: Hear update from MCR chair and from Elected Officials, Elect 5 Members-at-Large to Executive Guidance Committee of MCR, vote on Bylaws changes, review proposed Resolutions, meet Candidates and mingle with fellow Republicans. More info; website:

Fri, Jan 26, 2018 AZGOP Chairman’s Awards Dinner recognizing Republican outstanding PCs and volunteers throughout the state. Cost: $60 for PCs (discounted price; regularly $100 for public) at the Camby Hotel (formerly Ritz-Carlton), 5:30pm Reception, 6pm Dinner/Program, 2401 East Camelback Road, Phoenix.

Sat, Jan 27, 2018Arizona Republican Party Mandatory Meeting. All State Committeeman encouraged to attend - In-person or by Proxy at the Church for the Nations, 6225 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. Credentials/Sign-in: Starts 7:45am, Ends 9am. Meeting time: Starts 9am.

CD1 House candidate Kevin Cavanaugh and author Dinesh D’Souza have teamed up for a “Republican Revolt Against Globalism and Leftist Ideology” evening on Feb 15, 2018 at the Mesa Center for Performing Arts in Mesa. General Seating Tickets - $39. Collegle Student Tickets - $25. VIP Reception - $500. Private Dinner With Dinesh -$2,700.

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s Club Winter 2018 Board of Directors meeting is scheduled Feb 9 and 10 at the Radisson Suites in Tucson.


Jan 9

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER FORECASTS : The Arizona Republican Assembly sponsored PC Day outdoor luncheon at the Captitol.

The Huachuca Area Republican Women will meet at 10:30 am. Jan 9 at the Pueblo Del Sol Country Club, 2770 Saint Andrews Dr., Sierra Vista, 85650. Kathy Jones, President

The Kingman Republican Women will meet at 12:30 pm., Tues., Jan 9 at the Dambar Steakhouse, 1960 E Andry Devine Ave in Kingman with author Larry Schweikert.

Sun Lakes Republican Club will meet with Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick at 6:30 pm, in the

Sun Lakes Country Club-Arizona Room, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248.

Jan 10

The Arrowhead Republican Women will host AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines at their Wed., Jan 10, 2018 luncheon 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. Reservations are required; via our or by contacting Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224.

JAN 13

Sat, Jan 13, 2018Maricopa County Republicans Mandatory Meeting: All Precinct Committeeman encouraged to attend In-person or by Proxy at the Church for the Nations, 6225 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. Credentialing: Starts 7:45am, Ends 9 am. Meeting time: Starts 9 am, Ends (planned) 2:30pm. Agenda: Hear update from MCR chair and from Elected Officials, Elect 5 Members-at-Large to Executive Guidance Committee of MCR, vote on Bylaws changes, review proposed Resolutions, meet Candidates and mingle with fellow Republicans. More info; website:

The Mohave County Republican Committee will conduct its’ quarterly meeting on Jan 13 in Lake Havasu City, under the directorship of Chairman Laurence Schiff.

Jan 15

LD22 Is Hosting A CD 8 Candidate Forum for Republican Precinct Committeemen and party volunteers at 6 pm., Mon., Jan 15 at the Westbrook Village Association Recreation Center, 18825 North Country Club Parkway in Peoria.  LD1, 13, 15, 20, and 21 are all invited. Doors open for PC sign in at 6 pm., program begins at 6:30 pm. RSVP not required. Contact:  Chairman Rae Chornenky at


Martha McSally 3Congressman Martha McSally: Seven years ago yesterday, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was meeting with her constituents when a gunman opened fire – killing six people and injuring 13 more. Today, I led the House of Representatives in a moment of silence honoring the victims of the January 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson. Click HERE or above to watch the moment of silence.  Last year when I led this moment of silence, many representatives could only imagine being the target of a gunman. This year, even more members of Congress have lived that reality. Majority Whip Steve Scalise narrowly escaped with his life, thanks to the quick action of brave Capitol police. Hateful violence against elected officials is not an attack on any particular individual. It isn’t an attack on a party. It is an attack on our representative government and the ideals that underpin our democracy. But I believe our nation can chart a new course. Where there has been division, there can be unity. Where there has been hatred, there can be understanding. Where there has been vitriol, there can be civil discourse. In the aftermath of the 2011 shooting, Tucson united to support the grieving, honor the victims, and commend our first responders. Yesterday morning my hometown dedicated the January 8 Memorial in downtown Tucson. We will always remember those we lost: Christina Taylor Green, Dorothy Morris, Judge John Roll, Phyllis Schneck, Dorwan Stoddard andCongressional staffer Gabriel "Gabe" Zimmerman


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