Saturday, January 27, 2018

1-27-18 Briefs

Anti-Proxy Resolution Author Archie Dicksion is asking for state committeemen to sign his petition starting at 7 am in the parking lot as they arrive at the AZGOP Mandatory meeting this morning, in an effort to get his resolution onto the floor for discussion. Dicksion will be in the small parking lot with the barriers at the front of the church. Contact: Dicksion at 949-233-0009

Those Trying To Obtain Enough State Committeeman Signatures to get their issues brought to the floor at tomorrow’s AZGOP Mandatory meeting need to remember that at least 20 percent of state committeemen, representing at least four counties at the meeting, have to sign the petition to get an issue on the floor. The AZGOP has 1,245 state committeemen statewide.

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AZGOP has OUTDONE Themselves For The Mandatory Meeting - Take a look

Notes From Readers

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: Here are the results to the questionnaire for the 15 county chair and 5 former chairs.

1. Are you satisfied with the way the AZ GOP is being handled?  Yes______  NO___4_     Don’t care (no response) _16____

2. Do you think the AZ GOP bylaws need updating?   Yes ___4__     No ____     Don’t care (no response) __16___

3. Would you be willing to met with the other chairs just prior to the Mandatory Meeting to discuss items above?  Yes __2___    No ___1__     No response __1__

4. Would you be willing to chair such a meeting?  Yes __3__     No__1___

5. Mandatory meeting, when it comes to ‘other business’ would you be willing to move that the results of the chair’s meeting, if there was one, be discussed?  Yes__2___     No __1___     No response__1___

There you have it!  Summary!  First, looks like the AZ GOP is controlled by a non-elected, high paid Executive Dictator who apparently ignores the current by laws as evidence by mailing an unsigned call letter bypassing the party secretary, what looks like a leaderless state chair that showed no backing of a censure by the State Committeemen of Senator McCain who later ran and won reelection, and now we have only 4 of the 20 chairs, and former chairs, willing to step forward and represent WE THE PEOPLE.  If the questionnaire had of been requested by the non-elected, high paid Executive Dictator, just how many chair would have responded? Consider, the chairs were elected by popular vote of WE THE PEOPLE.  That means that they represent the values of the majority of their constituents.  When the chairs seemingly don’t give a damn and not even bother to answer a questionnaire, one must assume that also represents the value or feeling of their constituents.  Therefore, we have to assume that WE THE PEOPLE don’t give a damn.  Who the hell cares???? We’ll see what happens at the mandatory meeting today!

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: This is what one gets when a political party is run by a non-elected, high paid Executive Dictator, a self aggrandizement, non elected parliamentarian, laid back county chairmen, and a non-plus state chairman!   The bylaws thing has been ‘snafu’ from the start.   From the  Arizona Freedom Alliance, “our recommendation that everyone vote NO on ALL bylaws questions.  There are some very bad ones in that list that look OK until you examine the actual language which most people won't do” vote no on any/all votes on bylaws

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Complaint Filed for Declaratory Judgement in Bundy Case. Bundy’s intend to sue and claim title for People of Nevada to his Ranch, arguing the Federal Government lacks jurisdiction to trespass at Bunkerville. See

Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk is the newly elected Chairman of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. Safford Police Chief Joe Brugman is the new vice-chairman. Both positions are for two year

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US Senate candidate Kelli Ward: The White House cannot fall into the trap laid by amnesty politicians like Sen. Jeff Flake and Rep. Martha McSally of Arizona. The need to secure America's southern border and end the inducements leading to illegal immigration is now more important than ever. For this reason, I respectfully but strongly disagree with the White House's immigration framework. Nothing should be on the table until the border is fully secured, otherwise, we will find ourselves in this same situation again in a few years. In granting amnesty in 1986, President Reagan trusted Congress to secure the border, which they failed to follow through on. This time, we must ensure the border is secured first. I stand by my proposal that only temporary status should be on the negotiating table until five clear steps are completed: funding and construction of the border wall, ending the visa lottery system, eliminating chain migration, defunding sanctuary cities, and instituting a mandatory e-verify system. I certainly appreciate the president's sincere desire to get a deal done, but he was elected largely on this issue, and I am confident that if he remains firm on what he campaigned on, he can achieve the reform we need without planting the seeds for future immigration problems."


Candidates Are Invited To Participate in the Fountain Hills Republican Club “Meet the Candidates” between 9-11 am, Sat., March 17 in the Fountain Hills Community Center 13001 N. La Montana, Fountain Hills. Complimentary coffee and light breakfast snacks will be served.  A limited number of candidate tables will be available at $25 each.  The club includes members from Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, the Verde Communities and north Phoenix. RSVP to First Vice Chair/Program Chair Leona Johnston,; 480-837-6068 or 480-215-6635 to reserve a table (first come, first served), or to schedule an appearance at another meeting, candidates.

The Yuma County Republican’s Annual Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled Fri., Feb 16 at Arizona Western College featuring Gov Doug Ducey. Contact Russ Jones (928) 580-8996 or Bonnie Knight (928) 210-0179.

The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will sponsor a Meet & Greet between 2-5 pm., March 31 for internationally known author, filmmaker and speaker Trevor Loudon at the American Legion Post 19, 2575 S. Virginia Dr.-Yuma, AZ 85364. Other speakers include Congressman Paul Gosar, US Senate candidate Kelli Ward, LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell, LD13 Senator Sine Kerr , CD3 candidates Sergio Arellano & Nick Pierson. Contact:

LD17 is hosting a ‘State Of The Union Watch Party’ starting at 6:45 pm., Jan 30 at Tri-City Baptist Church (where we usually meet) 2211 W. Germann Road, Room 140. Open to President Trump supporters outside LD17. Food and drink provided. RVSP for free admission. Only 100 tickets available. Contact Chr Bert Moll at

Pima County Republicans will host a pizza and “State of the Union” watching party between 6-9 pm, Tues., Jan 30 at Pima County GOP Headquarters, 1740 East Fort Lowell Road #140 in Tucson. View Map

CD8 candidate Richard Mack, former Graham County Sheriff, will address the Grassroots Tea Party Activists at 6:45 pm, Wed., Jan 31 at Denny’s Restaurant Meeting Room, 9030 N Black Canyon Hwy Access Rd @ Dunlap Ave exit off I-17.  Mack is a national speaker, known for winning the monumental Supreme Court case that restored the Tenth Amendment (Mack/Printz vs USA), stood up those at the Bundy Ranch Standoff and much more. Doors open at 6 pm, meeting at 6:30 pm. Contact: Francine Romesburg

Riders USA Is Sponsoring A Rally Supporting The Second Amendment on Sat, Feb 17 at the Arizona State Capitol between Noon and 2 PM.  Open to the public. A motorcycle procession will start at Encanto Park and travel to the State Capitol to open the event.  Participants can register with Riders USA. More information at Riders USA's website and their Facebook page. Or email Mike Sullivan (  The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) president Dave Kopp, has been invited to speak. Join or renew your AzCDL membership at the rally and receive a $10 discount.

Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson will lead a workshop at 10 am., Wed., Jan 31 at The ACC office, 1200 W Washington St in Phoenix, to discuss the impact of federal tax reform on current utility rates. The recent passage of federal tax reform changes the tax liability for corporations and pass-through business entities which could benefit utility customers when they open their monthly bill. The federal tax overhaul affects every regulated utility that maintains a corporate tax liability as an element of its revenue requirement. Olson’s workshop will address the potential this legislation has on lowering customer’s utility rates. Regulated utility companies were instructed to file their comments or proposals to the Corporation Commission docket by January 20, 2018 ahead of the public workshop. The workshop will be streamed live at The docket can be viewed at Go to eDocket and enter docket number AU-00000A-17-0379.

The East Valley “State of the Union Watch Party,” hosted by the and The Republican Party of Chandler, Sun Lakes & Gilbert is scheduled at 6:45 pm., Tues., Jan 30 at 2211 W Germann Road (Seminary Building South of Parking Lot), Chandler, Arizona 85286. See Map Tickets at


JAN 27

Arizona Republican Party Mandatory Meeting at the Church for the Nations, 6225 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. Credentials/Sign-in: Starts 7:45am, Ends 9am. Meeting time: 9am.

JAN 29

LD 3 & 4 will meet at 9 am., Sat., Jan 29 with Supt of Public Instruction Candidate Tracy Livingston atPima GOP headquarters, 1740 E. Ft Lowell Rd in Tucson.

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women will be sponsoring a table at the Arizona for Life - Arizona Life Coalition March & Rally scheduled Sat., Jan 29 in downtown Phoenix. Gather at 11 AM. March begins at 11:30 AM at Cesar Chavez Memorial Plaza (2nd Ave. & Washington). Rally at Wesley Bolin Memorial Park from 12:30-2 PM. This will be a family-friendly event with live music, entertainment, food available at the march launch site, and inspiring speakers, including international pro-life advocates Pam Tebow and Stephanie Gray. Volunteer contact: President Loraine Pelligreno


The Colorado River Tea Party will meet with CD3 candidate Sergio Arellano at 6 pm., Thur., Feb 1 at the Community Christ Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Arellano is challenging Democraft incumbent Raul Grijalva.


The Sun City West Republican Club is planning Candidate Forums starting at 8:30 am. Feb 3, 2018 Candidates interested in participating should contact SCW VP Clair Van Steenwyk or call @ 623-322-9979  for scheduling.


The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club dinner meeting is scheduled at 6:15 pm., Mon., Feb 5 at the Millennium -McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Spouses invited. 5:30 pm – meet and greet, 6 pm – business meeting, 6:15 – dinner, and 7 pm program featuring Secretary of State Michele Reagan. $35 per person. Checks made out to LRWC should be mailed to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, RVSP by Feb 1. Contact: 480-368-2777 or

Feb 8

The Arizona Corporation Commission Workshop on Code of Ethics is scheduled at 10 am., Thur., Feb 8 in Hearing Room One, Arizona Corporation Commission, 1200 W Washington St, First Floor in Phoenix. For a live broadcast feed or archived videos:

FEB 9 & 10

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.


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