Thursday, March 29, 2018

3-29-18 Briefs

Action alert: AzCDL Update: We just learned that on Thurs, March 29, that the Senate Committee of the Whole (COW) is scheduled to debate AzCDL-requested bill HB 2211.  We apologize for the late notice - the Legislature tends to post their hearing calendars at the last minute. HB 2211 would add a personal exemption for firearms to the state's bankruptcy statutes.  Currently there is no specific bankruptcy exemption for your personal firearms. We have prepared an email for you to send to your Arizona State Senator urging them to support HB 2211 during COW and Third Read. Click take-action too send your email. Thanks for taking the time to make a difference!

azraAZRA President Cid De Le Fuente, left, and AZRA West Chapter president Butch Kuentzler hold the framed letter of thanks form the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Photo by Lyle Tuttle.

Presidents of the Arizona Republican Assembly and the AZRA West Chapter recently accepted an Appreciation Award from Phoenix Children's Hospital for the work their groups did with the young patients over Christmas. Gifts bags and toys were collected and delivered to the children by AZRA members.  Donation collection boxes and signs explaining who would be receiving the toys were placed inside Culver's, 5127 N 99th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305.  AZRA members and the public were invited to donate toys or other items for young hospital patients.  Culver's gave out a free scoop of ice cream for every toy or gift item donated by their customers.  Each young hospital patient received a toy or a gift bag delivered by ,his wife and their son.

jim waringPhoenix City Councilman Jim Waring and City of Phoenix Aviation Director Jim Bennett will meet with nearby residents at 6 pm., Thurs., March 29 at the Paradise Valley Community Center - 17402 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ (Map). Bennett will present an update on the Aviation Department and the lawsuit the City won against the FAA.

Republican Women of Prescott will host all Republican candidates running for Arizona Secretary of State at their Tues., July 10 luncheon in the ballroom at the Prescott Resort. Door open at 10:30 am., luncheon at 11:30 am. Display tables will be set up outside of the ballroom. For table space call Anita at 928-443-0464 RSVP for the luncheon to Elsie at 928-778-0235. Contact: Sherrie Hanna, 1st VP programs 928-533-2925

Floating Around The Internet: This example shows the importance of accuracy in your tax return. The IRS has returned the tax return to a man in New York City  implying that he answered one of the questions incorrectly. In response to the question, "Do you have anyone  dependent on you?” the man wrote: "7.1 million illegal immigrants, 1.1 million crack-heads, 4.4 million  unemployable scroungers, 80,000 criminals in over 85  prisons, at  least 450 idiots in Congress and a group that call  themselves politicians." The IRS stated that the response he gave was unacceptable. The man's response back to the IRS was… "Who did I leave out?

sheriff joe arpaio  4Senate candidate Joe Arpaio will be featured at a “Meet ‘N Greet” at 6 pm., followed by an ‘Evening with Joe Towne Hall’ for the long-time former Maricopa County Sheriff aka the “Toughest Sheriff in the Country” at 6:30 pm., March 30 at the Rowley Simmons Adult Center, 1280 E East Rosser St., in Prescott. The event is hosted by LD1 Reps Noel Campbell and David Stringer. Contact 928-910-2207. Free to all public.

A Phoenix City Council Election Date Hearing will be held at 5 pm., Tues., April 3 in the Paradise Valley Community Center - 17402 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ (Map). It will be followed by a Community Budget Hearing at 6 pm.

A Phoenix Community Budget Hearing is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., April 17 at the Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center - 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Phoenix, AZ (Map)

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors District 1 is looking for folks to fill vacant seats on the Maricopa County Library District Citizens’ Advisory Committee and the MC Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC). The library committee meets at 11 am, the 2nd Tuesday of the month, except August and December. CDAC meets at 6:30 pm., the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Volunteers should contact Chief of Staff Candice Copple at or call (602) 506-1776

sheriff JoeA Meet & Greet Fundraiser For US Senate Candidate Joe Arpaio is scheduled between 5:30-7:30 pm, Mon., April 16 in the Prescott Country Club HOA office meeting room, 1103 Old Chisholm Trail, Dewey, AZ 86327 Hear “American’s Toughest Sheriff” plans as a US senator. Hot dogs, chicken, salad will be available for sale. Limited seating for 70. RSVP to or

Be Aware: More planned and organized protests coming up... Who is behind them? Whose financing them? See rally

gorka and wardDr. Sebastian Gorka, Washington CD insider, will address “Making America Safe Again” gatherings for US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward in Scottsdale on March 29 and in Prescott on March 30. They will be featured at a 5:30-7pm at a reception, followed by the Gorka’s speech at 7pm at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Doors to the main event open at 6 pm. Tickets available at Dr-Sebastian-Gorka Transportation from Pima County is available at Transportation From Pima County Gorka and Ward will also appear at a VIP reception between 7-8 am, followed by Gorka’s speech at 8 am in the Cottonwood Room of the Prescott Resort & Conference Center, 1500 Arizona Hwy 69, Prescott, AZ 86301. Doors to Gorka’s speech open at 7 am. Tickets: Gorka-Prescott

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Mesa Republican Women will be hosting Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates “round-table” (speed date format) at 11 am., Thurs., April 5 at 1900 E University ,Suite 11 in Mesa (NW corner of University and Gilbert). Candidates will be answering questions at each table. For reservations RSVP to Jennifer Hill no later than April 2.  $10 members; $12 for non-members.  Doors open at 11am, concludes at 1 pm. Other non-featured candidates wishing to speak for 2 minutes must request to do so by April 2nd.  Email Nancy Cottle at

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., April 7 in the Quail Room of the Foundation, 14465 R Michele Reagan 2017 SOSH Johnson Blvd., in Sun City West with Secretary of State incumbent Michele Reagan and candidate Lori Klein CorbinLori Klein Corbin 2017Both candidates have impressive resumes and have served our state in many capacities. Donuts and coffee will be available - a $2.00 donation, please, to help defray the cost of the room rental.  All Republicans from the Sun Cities and surrounding areas are invited to attend their informative meetings. Since this is an election year, SCWRC will continuing hosting question and answer forums for  candidates for state offices.  Contact: Clair Van Steenwyk at 623-322-9979 or publicity chaimran Jean Goncalves at  623-214-8010

Steven SensmeierSteven Sensmeier, Yavapai County Field Organizer is calling for Yavapai county volunteers to help CD8 special elections candidate Debbie Lesko phone banks between 5:30-7:30 pm., Thurs., March 29 at the Yavapai County Republican Headquarters, 112B Union St., in Prescott. He notes “The Democrats are pouring money in to try to beat her. Help keep Arizona red by phone banking for Debbie.” RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. Please plan to bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop if you can. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. Please plan to bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop if you can. Contact: or (928) 460-3028.

Moses SanchezVolunteers Are Needed by Phoenix mayoral candidate Moses Sanchez who will participate in the Ahwatukee Easter Parade and Spring Fling on Sat., March 31. The parade runs from 9:45-11 am, followed by the Spring Fling from 11am-5 pm at Ahwatukee Community Park, 48th Street and Warner. You can walk with Moses during the parade or sign up for a two-hour sift at the Fling, where volunteers will sign up supporters and share information about his campaign. RSVP to Also see

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has released the 2018 signature requirements for congressional, statewide, and legislative candidates. Signature requirements, established by a formula set in state statute, are based upon state and local voter registration figures as of March 1, 2018.  Candidates seeking to qualify for the 2018 ballot must submit their nomination petitions to the Secretary of State's Office.  The first day to file these forms with the Secretary of State’s Office is April 30, 2018 and the deadline is May 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Visit for more information.

Candeo Schools Special 10th Anniversary and Auction is being held from 6-10 p.m. on April 27, 2018, at the Blackstone Country Club with a evening of gourmet dining, auction items entertainment, and dancing. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails, mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails), and silent auction items, followed by an artisan dinner created by Executive Chef, Stephen Duarte. Entertainment for the evening includes musical performances by Candeo teachers, as well as live and silent auctions and a DJ for a night of dancing. Matt Bullock, Master of Ceremonies for the evening, promises plenty of laughs from his days as a Mixed Nuts comedy troupe member. Bullock is currently candidate for the LD House seat and a past member of the Peoria Unified School District Governing Board. All proceeds from this event directly support the school. For tickets or sponsorship information contact the Candeo office at 623.979.6500.

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women will visit the legislature between 10:30am – 2 pm., Wed., April 11 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix. $20 includes lunch. Remember to wear red. Register here You can still pay by credit card. Email your registration form to: and call Cindy Casaus at 602-300-4185 with credit card information for processing. Credit/debit payments will be charged 4%.

The Yavapai County Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Sat., April 21 at the Prescott Resort. Social hour – 5:30 pm. Speakers include Gov Doug Ducey and US Senate candidate Martha McSally and Dr. Kelli Ward. Tickets at  Or 928-776-4500

Secretary of State Michele Reagan and “King” dressed in Easter attire will attend the Wigwam Resort’s Easter Eggroll between 9 am and noon, March 31, 2018. Proceeds will benefit the Millennium High NHS Scholarships.

The Colorado River Tea Party will host a registration booth between April 3-8 at the Yuma County Fair. Contact Chr Sally Kizer at

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Latest Legislative Activity From Jose Borrajero

Latest Call-to-Action: azrrt-call-to-action-az-legislature-week-beginning-mon-032618

Latest How-They-Voted Report:azrrt-how-they-voted-report-week-ending-fri-032318

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mark lewis  (2)Mark Lewis, Director - Central AZ Project: Enclosed is the ballot measure that has a new approach to 50% renewable energy mandates on voters. See senate hearing This measure will also cost $500 per house and should be considered another type of solar tax mandate.This version of the 50% solar mandate has an escape clause that allows the commission to determine if this massive mandate is too expensive on homeowners they can change it or cancel it. I am disappointed that both 50% solar ballot measures do not include non-carbon nuclear energy as a renewable resource like they do in France. I will ask for changes to allow nuclear at Tuesdays’ (March 27) hearing. In addition, 50% is too high a bar for renewable's they should be limited to 30% if nuclear is not in the mix. We should leave exiting coal power in place until 2050. The net effect of both ballot measures is the mandate to pick winners and losers in energy resources. I support an all of the above energy portfolio like we have now. Both bills will cost rate payers higher power bills of $500+ per year. Both bills will subsidize Asian solar panel makers that have violated US free trade agreements hurting American solar panel manufacturing like those at First Solar in Tempe. HCR 2017 is the least worst solution to our energy needs, and has the most options to stop these massive rate increases for solar mandates. Please support HCR 2017, and lets start talking about this on the campaign trail for Nov. 2018. See utility-writes-its-own-renewable-energy-ballot-measure Editor’s Note: Lewis’s letter came in before the hearing, but due to the back log of letter, Briefs did not see his letters until last night. –ft

Mark Lewis, Director - Central AZ Project to Congressional Delegation: I support your Move to open CRS reports spotlights agency's climate debate -- Using these key congressional research reports to craft state legislation is very important. Please don't let the green agenda take this government research reporting process out of policymakers hands. See Move To Open CRS Reports Spotlights Agency's Climate Debate

Bruce Piepho - 2Bruce M Piepho, Cochise County PC/SC To AZRA Members: Former Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman Lyle Tuttle stated for good reason in reference to Martha McSally:"If you live in CD2, I urge you to get rid of her!!!"  Ah so - she is running not in CD2 but for the senate.  All voters in Arizona should think about voting for the RINO Martha McSally.

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rene lopezRene Lopez -Chandler City Council: With the first quarter of 2018 coming to a close, I am approaching an important deadline on Saturday, March 31, and I need your help.I am short $2,000 from my Q1 fundraising goal. Can you help me close the gap? By reaching my goal, I will be on pace to send out mailers, put up street signs, and purchase online advertising that targets undecided voters across the entire City of Chandler.But I can’t do it without you. Chip in and together we will be in a strong position to ensure Chandler continues its track record of success into the next four years and beyond.Thank you,

Moses SanchezPHoenix Mayoral candidate Moses Sanchez: Every day across Phoenix, thousands of small business owners open their shops and stores to provide value to our community. These owners create jobs for our residents and proudly serve their customers. I am proud to be one of those small business owners in Phoenix that creates jobs and opportunities for our community. My daughter Shannon and I have built a digital marketing business from the ground up, starting in 2013 with just the two of us. Now, we are proud to have built a staff of 12.I know what it means to manage a budget, sign both sides of a paycheck and deal with overbearing regulations. And I'm running for Mayor of Phoenix because we need someone with business experience at City Hall Send a Small Business Owner to City Hall! Just like when I started my business, this campaign is starting from the ground up. But with your help, we are continuing to grow and spread our message of sending a small businessman to shake up the status quo at City Hall.Join our campaign and help me bring my business experience to City Hall. I will fight for you, for Phoenix families and for the thousands of small business owners that represent our community.

Martha McSally 3Senate candidate Martha McSally recorded this video just for you to listen to before midnight on March 31st. It will only take a minute to watch and we hope you will do so right now. We've got so much enthusiasm here on the ground in Arizona, and we are so close to hitting our goals for the quarter... please watch Martha's short video message right now. – McSally WAR ROOM

Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward is a true conservative, grassroots candidate for Senate in Arizona.kelli ward 2018 a She is in a tough primary fight. Democrats and the retiring Senator Jeff Flake are attacking her! Kelli Ward is running for Arizona Senate to help true conservatives fight back against the establishment. Jeff Flake, the retiring never-Trump GOP Senator does NOT want Kelli Ward to win.  Jeff Flake would rather see Democrats take this Senate seat than a true conservative and supporter of the President. It's clear Kelli is the best choice to uphold conservative values.  – The War Team

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Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Washington CD insider, will address “Making America Safe Again” gatherings for US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward at 7 pm., March 29 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. A VIP reception will be held between 5:30 – 7 pm. Tickets available at Dr-Sebastian-Gorka Transportation from Pima County is available at Transportation From Pima County Doors for the main event open at 6 pm.

Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring invites the community to join him in a meeting with City of Phoenix Aviation Director Jim Bennett for a update on the Aviation Department, the lawsuit the City won against the FAA, and take questions, at 6 pm., Thurs., March 29 in the Paradise Valley Community Center - 17402 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ (Map) If unable to join them, watch the latest episode of "On The Issues" with Jim Bennett here.

A Fund Raiser Reception for LD20 House candidate Shawna Bolick is scheduled between 5:30- 7 pm., Thurs., March 29 at Antique Gatherings, 3601 E Indian School Road in Phoenix. Registration required. RSVP to Bolick at 602-842-1912, or

College Republicans United and the Young Americans for Liberty are hosting Dick Heller at 6 pm., Thurs., March 29 at the ASU Tempe Campus , 976 South Forest Mall , COOR-170, Tempe, AZ 85287. Tickets at asu-students-for-the-2nd-amendment-tickets


Dr. Sebastian Gorka, national recognized speaker and terrorism expert, will appear in behalf of US Senator candidate Dr Kelli Ward at a VIP reception between 7-8 am, followed by Gorka’s speech at 8 am in the Cottonwood Room of the Prescott Resort & Conference Center, 1500 AZ Hwy 69, Prescott, AZ 86301. Doors open to Gorka’s speech at 7 am. Tickets at Gorka-Prescott


The Colorado River Tea Party ‘Meet and Greet Candidates’ with author, filmmaker and public speaker Trevor Loudon is scheduled between 2-5 pm., Sat., March 31 at the American Legion Post 19, 2575 S Virginia Dr in Yuma. Loudon appeared at the Conservative Conference in Phoenix over this past weekend Donations to the Tea Party accepted. Other guests include Congressman Paul Gosar, US Senate candidate Kelli Ward, LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell, LD13 Senator Sine Kerr, CD3 candidates Sergio Arellano and Nick Pierson, and more. Contact Chr Sally Kizer at

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists will hold an open discussion on getting back to basics and their disgust with the way politicians are running their parties when they meet at 6:30 pm., Wed., March 28 at Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room, Access Rd, Dunlap Ave off the I-17 exit. Facilitators Dave and Francine Romesburg. Speakers include Archie Dicksion, Marianne Ferrari, Francine Romesburg, Senate Candidates Randy Miller,Charlie Loftus, Brian Lesinsky. PCs, Tea Party members and voters are


The Lincoln Republican Women will meet with Republican Asst. Deputy County Recorder Matthew Morales to discuss “Integrity of Maricopa County elections’ and conduct an Arizona Corporation Commission panel debate with candidates Neil DeSanti, Rodney Glassman, Justin Olson, and Eric Sloan at 6 pm., Mon., April 2 at the The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. 5:30 pm – meet ‘n greet, 6 pm – business mtg, 6:20 pm – dinner and 7 pm., program. $35 per person. Spouses welcome. Reservations required. RSVP by Fri., March 30 to Pat Kaufman, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, call 480-368-2777 or 602-214-2114 or email her at

Grassroots Tea Party Activist will join with The Arizona Project at 6:30 m., Mon., April 2 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix to listen to a presentation by Heidi Mund from Frankfurt, Germany – a Freedom Activist fighting against Islamic terrorist takeover in Europe. Contact Tea Party spokesman Francine Romesburg at or Ron Ludders

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The Payson Tea Party meets at 6 pm., April 3 (each Tuesday) at Tiny's Restaurant in Payson. That organization also welcomes candidate speakers. Contact Darlene Younker at 858-395-1850.


The Chips N Salsa Show Broadcasts Saturdays LIVE At 4pm with Hispanic hosts George Ortiz & Alice Lara offering a Republican review of headlines and politics.  Don't miss the Prather Point with Fast & Furious Whistleblower Jeff Prather reporting his political pulse on the dark state. This week's guests include Marine Veteran Robert Garcia from Sergio Arellano’s congressional campaign and Wickenburg City Council candidate Nohl Rosen with his take on recent protests attended.  Who will win the coveted COCOTASO & WHOLE ENCHILADA AWARDS? Listen/watch on FACEBOOK livestream or

Concerned Citizens for America (CC4A) will host LD6 House candidate Stuart McDaniel, who is running to fill the seat of termed-out LD6 Rep Brenda Barton, at 6:30 pm., Thurs., April 5 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road in Sedona. Andrea Kadar will address “The Abuse of Marijana, Opioids, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Heroin and Fentanyl in Arizona: What is our Solution?” and answer questions at a Q&A regarding “pot” and other drug related inquiries. All voters welcome. Desserts provided. Contact: Andrea Kadar

The LD9 Republican Leadership Initiative Training session will be held between 5-7 pm., Thurs., April 5 at 1740 E Fort Lowell Road in Tucson. View Map Contact: Erik Schoenecker/ AZGOP Regional Field Director

Central Republican Women of Phoenix will be hosting a candidate forum for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction at 6:15 pm., Thurs, April 5 at Aunt Chilada's Restaurant,  7330 N. Dreamy Draw in Phoenix.  Social hour is at 5:30pm. $20 includes food and beverage. Confirmed candidates: Superintendent Diane Douglas, and candidates Tracy Livingston, Frank Riggs and Jonathan Gelbart.  All Republicans welcome! RSVP to

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