Tuesday, May 1, 2018

5-1-18 Briefs

Paula 5Maricopa County Republican Chairman Chris Herring presented LD23 precinct committeewoman Paula Linker with the coveted Lincoln Lifetime Achievement Award during Saturday’s Lincoln Luncheon honoring PCs. Rae Chornenky holds the plaque that memorialization remarks made on the floor of the U. S. House of Representatives, and thus entered into the Congressional Record, by Arizona Congressman David Schweikert recognizing the extensive personal efforts made by Linker in service to our community and our State.  Bruce Linker and Lori Stefanovich (seated) are on the right hand side of the photo taken By Timon Harper. Paula, who moved to Arizona in 1996, has been a GOP activist for 45 years.

Jodi RooneyLD1 House candidate Jodi Rooney will kick off her campaign between 5-7 pm., Tues., May Day at the Rafter Eleven, 2985 Centre Court, Suite B in Prescott Valley. Rooney is a Prescott Valley council member, an11 year resident of the town, a mom and grandmother. This first generation college graduate has a long history of public service, is a Flinn-Brown Fellow for Civic Leadership; and, recently received the “Woman of the Year” award from Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS Phoenix Chapter). Hors devours will be provided; no-host bar. Contact:,

Job Creators Network, JCN, is bringing their bus tour, "Tax Cuts Work" to downtown Chandler on  Commonwealth Ave in-between CRUST and San Tan Brewery,  Tues, May 1. The ceremony will kick off promptly at 6 pm with Congressman Andy Biggs, Reps Jeff Weninger and Jill Norgaard, Chandler Councilmember Mark Stewart and small business owners from around the community.

kelli ward 2018LD15 will host US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward at 7 pm., Wed., May 2 at the Agribusiness Center High School in Phoenix, AZ. Contact: Zachery Henry at 409-370-6116 Twitter: @PressSecHenry

The Maricopa County Republican Executive Committee will meet tonight at 7 pm., at the AZGOP HQ, 3501 N 24th St. in Phoenix.

david schweikert (2)Congressman David Schweikert’s Coffee Cup Club will host Congressman Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Thurs., May 3 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road in Paradise Valley. A Round Table Discussion is scheduled at 4 pm for $250 per person. The Coffee Club Reception will start at 4:45 pm at $50 person. Business casual attire. RSVP to Tysen Schlink at (480) 789-9869 or

Lynne BreyerThe AZRA Annual Convention is scheduled at 10:30 am., Sat, May 5 at the Granite Reef Senior Center Auditorium, 1700 N Granite Reed Road in Scottsdale (just W of the 101 at McDowell exit). This year, the Convention will be a delegation convention due to a change to the Bylaws in May 2017.  Chapters have elected 64 delegates and varying alternates to attend the Convention. “We know many of our members in good standing are not directly connected to chapters or did not have an opportunity to be an elected delegate.  The Executive Committee is opening up the convention to all members whose dues are up to date to attend and experience a new kind of Convention,” according to Executive Vice President/Convention Chair Lynne Breyer. Space is limited and reservations required. RSVP to and put Convention in the subject line.  Space will be allotted on a first come basis.  More details are available by sending a message to our email address.  Reservations deadline is Wed at 5pm so we can order lunch for you. All paid members welcome.


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Mark LewisActivist Mark Lewis to State Legislators: Be Aware - Democrat Elections Directors throughout the nation are reportedly using their election data base, to clean the lists (good) and find the list of liberals not yet registered and convert them to liberal voters at the last minute. (bad) Democrats are cleaning the election lists with a national data base, and then turning over the list of non-registered liberals to NGO's to get them to register last minute. Amid-Voter-Id-Fight-And-Misleading-Mailings-Voting-To-Begin-In-Battleground-Va 

This could add 500,000 new voters to the AZ voter lists within 2 weeks after the July voter registration cut off in Federal races. Once again the democrat county recorders are using their data base to promote liberal agenda, while the county board of supervisors do nothing for election integrity. I can’t see any reason why the County board cannot replace the Elections office with a professional staffer instead of a liberal with an anti-Trump agenda. This one event, could change control of the US senate, and put Kirsten Sinama into the Senate. And Ducey would lose the Governor’s office to Garcia. Other states are using these updated data base's to automatically register non-voters at a time targeting young liberals and avoiding homeowners who pay taxes. The Liberals at the PEW Foundation are promoting this program with grants for mailings to states. Notice that most of the states in this plan are Blue liberal states. Trump is the target for 2020. Let’s have the MC board replace the Elections officer with a paid professional officer.

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Lynne BreyerAZRA Executive Vice President Lynn Breyer: We were very impressed with the story about Clint Hickman family's experience at the Easter Egg Roll at the White House.  This is a great way to teach our children about our government and the history of this great county in a fun and engaging way.  Kudos to the Hickman's for being great parents and getting their children educated about our President and the history of the White House.  They will surely grow up to be good citizens and will remember this experience for a lifetime. And how fitting that the menu contained eggs!

Steve Slaton 2Navajo County PC Jill Skaufel: "Correction: Steven Slaton responds to LD14 PC Bruce Piepho - 2Bruce Piepho 4-27-18-briefs This is to correct the statement of Mr. Slaton that Jill Skaufel is no longer an appointed PC. That is not accurate.  Please check the Navajo County Website where I am listed as an Appointed Republican Precinct Committeeman.  I am active with the NCRC and currently serve as assistant to the NCRC Secretary.   Departments/Elections Wouldn't it be great if we could all join our efforts toward what really counts right now, that is, getting Republicans that support President Donald J. Trump's agenda elected in November? The future of our Country is at stake."

archie dicksionActivist Archie Dicksion: Soon you will be voting on the state budget for the coming fiscal year. I would presume that the budget will include some or all of the provisions for the pay raise for teachers and support staff. I know that there are a number of members of the legislature who are either teachers or have a close relative such as a spouse, child or sibling that is a teacher. For those people to vote on that budget that gives themselves or close family members a raise constitutes a conflict of interest. I presume that the Senate and House Rules preclude a member from voting on a measure in which they have a direct interest financial or otherwise. Hopefully each of you will be bringing this issue before your respective bodies before a vote is taken on this matter. One of our former Supreme Court Justices in rendering a decision included the statement involving persons acting in a fiduciary capacity; “it is not the morals of the market place, but the punctilio of an honor.” That would certainly appear to be applicable here for certain of our legislators, Thanks for your consideration.

dave kopp  2AZCDL Update: Dave Kopp - President, Arizona Citizens Defense League. You’ve Made a Difference, Keep it Coming! Senator Steve Smith. We believe the plan still focuses too much on taking guns away from bad people, and not nearly enough on arming good people. However, we are assured by the Governor's staff and legislators that amendments to the plan will be filed to address issues that we have raised. The opposition is not happy. Groups like Giffords and Moms Demand Action believe proper due process procedures make it much too difficult to take people's guns away, and want so-called "Universal Background Checks" too." This plan does not do enough,” said Peter Ambler, Executive director of Giffords gun safety group. “[It] creates an unreasonably long, cumbersome and loophole-ridden process.” This will be a long tough battle, and it is far from over. Continue to make your voices heard and donate to our cause to support pro-rights legislation. Your continuous support and contributions make all the difference in our success. A new improved version of Ducey’s “Safer Arizona Schools” proposal has been introduced by

Bruce Piepho - 2Bruce M Piepho,Cochise County PC/SC:  Mr Steve Slaton,Steve Slaton 2 I supported you before getting the facts and I was wrong. I have been a political governmental activist for over 45 years.  As a Jaycee was recognized with first place national honors for governmental involvement.  Mr. Slaton, there have been many mistakes made in Navajo County Republican politics.  The worst mistake is not getting the NCRC by-laws correct.  That mistake has to be corrected in order for the NCRC to be valid.  The Navajo State Committeemen/women should be banned from all state mandatory or statutory meetings until NCRC by-laws are in compliance with the State by-laws. There are three serious mistakes in the 1/5/2017 by-laws; 1) elected officers shall include Treasurer and Secretary, 2) QUORUM of PCs not officers and 3) Removal of officers. The Statutory officers must include the Treasurer and Secretary as elected officers. If no PC is elected, a volunteer can temporarily assist the Chair to produce minutes and meeting announcements.  No Treasurer? Pass a motion to temporarily require both Chair and First Vice Chair to sign checks.  When a PC volunteers - hold a monthly meeting election to fill the vacant officer position. NCRC PCs must change the bylaws to comply with the definition of Statutory Elected Officers. Statutory Law and Legal Definition. Statutory means relating to statutes, which are laws enacted by a legislature or other governing body. The written statutes can be used as authority to govern resolving the disputes they address in many cases, rather than case law or judge-made law, constitutional law, contract law, etc.

    No official Republican county committee can conduct business without a quorum of the PCs; not just the officers.  PCs change the by-laws to correct the meeting quorum requirements. A by-law change needed is the removal of officers, as suggested: An Elected Officer of the NCRC may be removed at any time by a vote to that effect at any meeting as defined in ARTICLE III-MEETINGS by three quarters (¾) of the Voting Members of the NCRC, but may not be removed at a Special Meeting unless the proposed removal is set forth in the call of the Special Meeting as one of the items of business for such meeting. Appointed officers serve at the discretion of the County Chairman and may be removed at any time without notice.

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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

May 5

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.

May 7

The Lincoln Republican Women will meet for dinner at 5:30 pm., Mon., May 7 at the New McCormick Resort, 7401 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale with LD20 Senator Kimberly Yee, who is currently running as a candidate for the State Treasurer position. $35 per person. Spouses welcome. 5:30 social, 6 pm meeting, 6:20 pm dinner, 7 pm program. Checks accepted made out to “LRW” or bring cash. RSVP - Pat Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250,.. phone 480-368-2777 or 602-214-2114.


The Sun Lakes Republican Club will meet at 6:30 pm., May 8 in the Arizona Room at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S Sun Lakes Blvd in Sun Lakes with US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward and AZ Speaker of the House J D Mesnard. Ward will provide an update on her campaign and Mesnard will give a legislative update and talk about his candidacy for the AZ senate. Contact: Mike Tennant, 480-802-0178.

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