Sunday, April 29, 2018

4-29-19 Briefs

award winners


Congratuations to all of the winners of the Maricopa County Republican  Awards. LD23 PC Gina Swobodam holds her recognition certificate as one of the “Precinct Committeemen of the Year”. Other PCs of the year are listed on the program above. Jim Jordan, potential Speaker of the US House for next year, spoke to the attendees.

The  top winners are Barry Goldwater Service to Arizona Award - Michael Jeanes, Maricopa County PCs is the Year- Shawnna Bolick and John Heep, Reagan Leadership Award- Julie Lind and Lincoln Lifetime Achievement Award- Paula Linker, according to Chairman Chris Herring.  All winners are welcome to e-mail their photos with their awards for posting in the Briefs. At post time, this is all the information Briefs had received. - ft

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Opinions expressed by readers are not necessarily those of the Briefs. Commentary running over 400 words is subject to editing. Briefs posts candidate announcements, but does not endorse candidates, nor do we post endorsement statements. - ft.

Richard W Hawkins, Lake Havasu City: What our legislators and Gov should be doing is reviewing the merits of other taxpayer funded schooling models as well as a review the effectiveness of Federal and AZ mandates.  Our current socialist monopoly is the highest cost form of ‘education’ as well as a proven failure for producing young adults able to sustain a constitutional republic.  Answers are required.  Are the unconstitutional Federal mandates underfunded?  If so, abandon them.  Do the unconstitutional Federal mandates violate our privacy?  If so, abandon them.   Are the Federal and AZ mandates weakening our constitutional republic due to either omission or commission?  If so abandon the Federal mandates and correct the AZ mandates.  Didn’t the Gov and our legislators take an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution?  If so, they should have abandoned all unconstitutional Federal mandates ages ago.  Do the Gov and our legislators even know what public funded education is to be about?  Obviously not…either replace them or educate them. 

Jane Schutte 2Jane Schutte: Frosty, I agree with you on Gov. Ducey.  My thought they need to bounce some of these administrators back into the classroom.  That would save money.  They also need to consolidate school districts.  That would save money.  Finally schools need to live within their budget.  As a teacher I support good teachers and our kids; however, teachers keep asking for money and they keep getting money from the taxpayers and apparently none of the money is going to them (teachers).  Why?

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April 28

The Maricopa County Republican Lincoln Day and Precinct Committee Recognition Luncheon is scheduled at 11:45 am, Sat., April 28 at the Camby, 2401 E Camelback Road in Phx. Congressman Jim Jordan, co-founder of the US House Freedom Caucus will be the speaker. PC tickets-$60. Non-Pc tickets - $75. 10:30 am VIP Reception - $250. Purchase Tickets


The Payson Tea Party meets at 6 pm., May 1 (each Tuesday) at Tiny's Restaurant in Payson. That organization also welcomes candidate speakers. Contact Darlene Younker at 858-395-1850.

America First Policies will meet in Phoenix on May 1 with Vice President Mike Pence. Speakers will discuss President Trumps Tax cuts and Jobs Act and what the tax cuts mean to your family. RSVP here

The Pima County Tea Party Patriots CD2 Republican Primary Candidate Debate is scheduled between 6-8 pm., Tues., May 1 at Pima Community College Northwest, 7600 N Shannon Road#G-105 in Tucson. The event will be moderated by Garret Lewis of KNST. Tickets required. Pre-registration and picture ID required. Limited seating. All 5 candidates are invited. Submit your questions to

Donation to cover facility cost accepted at door.

The CD 2 Congressional Republican Primary Candidate Debate scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., May 1 at Pima Community College Northwest in Tucson, will be moderated by Garret Lewis of KNST. Pre-registration and photo ID required. Limited seating. Register click here Submit questions to Contact: Donations to cover facility cost accepted at the door.


The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., May 3 with Judge Larry Kenworthy who will address “Gerrymandering – the Districts” in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Contact Chr Sally Kizer at

Mesa Republican Women will meet at 11 am., Thurs., May 3 at a new location - The Silver Star Theater, 5247 E. Brown Rd. Mesa, AZ 85205 to hear Congressman Andy Biggs. Other candidates wishing to speak for 2 minutes should email Lunch cost for members is $15 and $17 for non-members with RSVPs to Jennifer Hill no later than April 29th.

Concerned Citizens For America (CC4A) will host LD6 candidate Walter Blackman, LD6 incumbent Senator Sylvia Allen, Yavapai County Field Director Steven Sensmeier and Yavapai County Area 3 Director Niles Haton at 6:30 pm., Thur., May 3 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona to discuss the Democrats, the media and some Republicans and their relentless attacks on President Trump, Conservatives, and the Constitutional Republic. All voters welcome. Desserts provided. Contact: Andrea Kadar

Central Republican Women of Phoenix invites all Republicans to their next meeting on Thursday, May 3rd as they host an AZ State Treasurer forum.  Confirmed candidates attending are AZ State Senator Kimberly Yee and JoAnn Sabbagh.  Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Moses Sanchez will also be in attendance for some podium time.  The cost is $20 for hearty appetizers and beverage at Aunt Chilada's Squaw Peak Mexican Restaurant, 7330 N. Dreamy Draw Dr. Phoenix.  Social – 5:30 pm. Meet at 6:15 pm. RSVP to or Jan Webb at 318-1010.

County Coffee with Supervisor Bill Gates is scheduled at 8 am., May 3 at Over Easy - Paradise Valley (patio), NE Corner of Shea Blvd. & Tatum Blvd. 10637 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85028 LD28 Senator Kate Brophy-McGee will be in attendance. Contact Gates: 602-506-7562


Gov Doug Ducey’s “Youth Leadership Day” is scheduled May 4 at Grand Canyon University where high school leaders will attend leadership workshops, hear inspirational speakers and network with their peers. This event is free for high school students. Lunch will be provided! Please have one person per 45 students register the entire group. Register Here


The Arrowhead Republican Women’s Silver Anniversary Fashion Show and Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Sat., May 5 at the Briarwood Country Club, 208001 N 135th Ave in Sun City West. Doors open at 10:30 am for purchase of Calle Rose fashions, jewelry and accessories.. A portion of the proceeds will support club projects such as veteran support and scholarships for women. Shopping is available all afternoon featuring clothes, jewelry and accessories. Tickets - $35 each. Calle Rose items. For tickets contact Treasurer Donna Stawicki at or 623-455-8850. Credit cards are accepted! RSVP deadline is April 30. If you can’t attend the fashion show/luncheon, shopping will be available between 2-5 pm., Fri., May 4 with 20% of all sales credited to ARW.

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am, Sat., May 5 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd., with US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward. Ward, who served three terms as a legislator, is in private practice and emergency services in Lake Havasu City and Kingman. Secretary of State candidate Steve Gaynor is also on the agenda. Candidates Joe Arpaio and Martha McSally declined their invitations. Doors open at 8 am. Donuts and coffee will be available - a $2 donation to help defray the cost of the room rental.  All Republicans and Independents from the Sun Cities and surrounding areas are welcome to attend. Contact: Publicity chr Jean Goncalves, 623-214-8010, or

LD27 aka South Mountain GOP is planning a Grassroots Republican Cinco de Mayo between 11 am and 2 pm., Sat., May 5 at El Prado Park, 6428 S 19th Ave. in Phoenix. Voter registration will be available, along with food and a bouncy house for the kiddies. Candidates are welcome to ‘meet and greet.’ Contact VC2 Ron Harders at 602-243-0111.

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