Wednesday, April 11, 2018

4-11-18 Briefs

Republican Candidate for Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court Steve Parsons will speak at 7 pm., Wed., April 11 at the LD18 meeting scheduled in the Mountain view Lutheran Church, 11002 S 48th St., in Ahwatukee.

Clint Hickman, #4 Bd of SuperMaricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman, the Maricopa County Farm Bureau and Maricopa County Cooperative Extension will host a catered breakfast between 7-9 a.m., April 17 at the Kerr Ranch, 8200 S Dean Rd., in Buckeye. Your local farmers and ranchers will be there to answer questions about farming practices and what is grown in the county. Guests will have the opportunity to raise their own issues and are asked to bring canned goods or non-perishable items to donate to the United Food Bank. RSVP required to Liz Foster by April 13 at The West Valley is trying to exceed the 78 pounds gathered at the recent East Valley breakfast.

Donald T. Critchlow, Katzin Family Professor and Co-Director of Program in Political Thought and Leadership is hosting Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board in a discussion on the “ongoing Washington., DC investigations at 6 pm., Fri., April13 in Neeb Hall on the ASU Tempe Campus. Strassel, a 2014 Bradley Prize recipient, is a regular contributor to Sunday political shows, including CBS's "Face the Nation," Fox News Sunday, and NBC's "Meet the Press." She is the author of "The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech," which chronicles recent attacks on conservative nonprofits, businesses and donors.

Andy BiggsCongressman Andy Biggs has received the American Conservative Union (ACU) Award for Conservative Excellence, which is the organization’s highest award bestowed to lawmakers who vote to uphold conservative principles. Biggs said, “I am honored to receive the Award for Conservative Excellence. Throughout my first term in Congress, I have remained true to my promises to repeal Obamacare, cut taxes, reduce onerous regulations, secure our border, and defend life. It is a privilege to stand alongside the American Conservative Union in fighting for these principles. I look forward to continued collaboration with ACU to restore the constitutional fundamentals that made our country great.”

Wendy Rogers 2014CD1 candidate Wendy Rogers will be making three stops in Apache County on Sat., April 14 at:

· 1 pm, Trailriders Family Restaurant & Bar, 140 N Main St in Eagar,

· 3 pm., Sanford General Store, 4 8235 in Concho and

· 4 pm., at The Bull Market at Concho Creek meeting room, 7 CR 5100 in Concho.

She also needs to collect 2,000 signatures by the end of May. Petitions available on-line. I also need to collect 2,000 signatures by the end of May. Petition Online She needs contributions to take this seat back from the Democrats. Rogers is a retired US Air Force Lt Col whose mailing address is 2700 S Woodlands Village Blvd #300-240, Flagstff, AZ 86001.

U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (USCIS) Has Launched Of A New Website, This is the authoritative source for information on electronic employment eligibility verification. is for employers, employees and the general public. The user-friendly website provides information about E-Verify and Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, including employee rights and employer responsibilities in the employment verification process. allows employers to enroll in E-Verify directly and permits current users to access their accounts. Individuals with myE-Verify accounts can also access their accounts through“For the past decade, E-Verify has been the cornerstone of our continued commitment to helping employers maintain a legal workforce,” said USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna. “ now allows users to better understand and navigate through the employment verification process.” E-Verify is a free, easy-to-use internet-based system. Employers can access E-Verify anytime, anywhere directly from a web browser. Nearly all employees are confirmed as work-authorized instantly or within 24 hours. The system, which has nearly 800,000 enrolled employers, compares information from an employee’s Form I-9 to records available to the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to verify authorization to work in the U.S.On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the Buy American and Hire American executive order to help reduce illegal immigration and preserve jobs for U.S. workers. To support these objectives, USCIS encourages all U.S. employers to verify all new hires through E-Verify.  For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit or follow us on Twitter (@uscis and @EVerify), YouTube (/uscis), Facebook (/uscis), and Instagram (@USCIS).

Floating the Network: Somebody finally explained politics to me in a way I can understand. Right or left doesn't matter. It is really up or down in politics. When top level people look down, they see only sh*t-heads; When the bottom level people look up, they see only a**holes. You will never see another Flow Chart that describes politics so clearly.

LD17 PCs will be walking in support of CD8 candidate Debbie Lesko on Sat., April 14. Those carpooling should meet at 8am in the parking lot of Crossroads Church, (NE corner of Ray and the 1o1). Google maps click here sign up here Contact: Linda Murtha.

Robert BranchSuperintendent Of Public Instruction Candidate Dr Robert Branch will speak to the YacGOP Precinct Committee between 5-8 pm., Wed., April 11 at the Adult Center of Prescott, 1280 East Rosser St.  Prescott, AZ. Branch said, “If you a Conservative Republican in the area, I do hope that you take the time to hear me speak. I support President Trump’s agenda, I stand to ‘Dismantle the U.S. Department of Education,’ and our campaign is to ‘Make Education Great Again’” Contribute Sign my nomination petition

The Leisure World Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Mon., April 16 at 908 S Power Road in Mesa with US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward, Supt of Public Instruction candidate Frank Riggs, candidate for Clerk of Court Jeff Fine, Corporation Commissioner Justin Olson and Aaron Flannery. Free refreshment and a 50/50 drawing. Contact: Diane Andersen at 480 395-5515 or

sheriff joe arpaio  4Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a current US senate candidate, will be featured at 5:30 pm., Mon., April 16 fundraiser at the Prescott Country Club HOA Office Meeting Room, 1103 Old Chisholm Trail, Dewey, Az 86327 Hot dogs, chicken, salad and bottled water available for purchase. Limited seating – 90. Bring chairs. RSVP required. Contact: Sue Goodchild at

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The Paradise Republican Women will meet in May with Secretary of State incumbent Michele Reagan and State Treasurer candidate Kimberly Lee. Details to be announced.

Pima County Republican ExComm Member-At-Large Kuuleme Stephens is heading up the volunteers for their booth at the Pima County Fair scheduled Mon, April 23 –Thur, April 26. The shifts are 2 - 4 hours long between 1pm-10 pm. Parking will be provided. Any time you can commit to being there would be appreciated. For details or to volunteer, please contact Kuuleme at

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The Clerk of the Maricopa County Clerk’s regional offices will be open between 9am-3 pm., for the next two Saturdays

· April 14 - Clerk’s Northeast Regional Center, 18380 N. 40th St. in Phoenix

· April 14 - Clerk’s Southeast Court Center, located at 222 E. Javelina in Mesa

· April 21 – Court Center, 601 W. Jackson St. in downtown Phoenix.

Contacts: For more information on passports, see the Clerk’s website at

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors District 1 is looking for volunteers 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.

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marsha hill 2Activist Marsha Hill: Good grief. . . are we back to voting for the lesser of 2 evils again. With Trump's election, I finally felt I was voting for the very best and hoped this was an indication of elections to come. BUT alas! We are now back to the same thing. McCain backing Lesko? His "good friend".. my hackles are raised. 4-10-18-briefs Too bad he didn't say all this during the recent election so someone else could have won. Now, we are back to making sure we keep the Republican seat from the Dems and that leaves Lesko ~ back to the lesser of the 2 evils. We've managed to keep the Rep seat in the Senate and look what we have, McCain. Are we willing to do it again or will another come in to run at the last minute who is truer to the Republican platform and not sided with McCain. For those with the early ballot, you only had a choice of a Rep or Dem, but the election prior to it, we had loads of choices. Still, many people didn't vet candidates. If the voter (misinformed as they are) "likes" a candidate OR has met or "known" them, they vote for that person instead of vetting them.I am truly concerned for the state of Arizona. No more McCains, Flakes, PLEASE!!!So Republicans we will vote Lesko. I am less than thrilled McCain endorsed her, worried to the point of illness truth be told, but we will be watching her like a hawk.

Rick Thomas - College Reps United 480-437-4018Rick Thomas, President College Republicans United, responds to Derrik Rochwalik 4-10-18-briefs. If Derrick or anyone would like to challenge the claim that College Republicans United has become the largest conservative group on campus, I suggest they look at the social media pictures of both clubs showing the size differences week to week. The only time the College Republicans show any significant activity is around election time when Greek Life is brought in to rig the vote in favor of their endorsed candidates, otherwise CRs maintain single digit participation rates throughout most of the year. The sad truth is the College Republicans have a reoccurring problem nationally with establishment RINOs and corruption. Which is often said to be a perfect microcosm for the dysfunction in the federal capital. At Arizona State University, the College Republicans for the past year has waged harassment campaigns against any challengers by calling candidates alt-right, anti-semetic, misogynistic, and other kinds of social justice buzzwords. They have even employed two fake twitter accounts named Kelli Astron and Stacy Jarvis to doxx journalists and students to ANTIFA. During the most recent election cycle Jennifer Custis, the former CR President, demanded that her handpicked successor be unopposed and raged when Kirkland, Austin, and Arif challenged her authority. Prior to this, Jennifer banned two CR members for voicing their concerns about the club bylaws being ignored and used expletives towards the club adviser, Donald Critchlow, when he attempted to mediate. Unfortunately Mr. Rochwalik and his colleagues are just putting unnecessary jealousy towards a group that has outshined his colleagues. Mr Rochwalik's pet project, the MCYR and Teenage Republicans have come under fire when their Chairman resigned due to his support of controversial gun control laws - arizona-teenage-republicans-chair-quits-amid-gun-violence-protests College Republicans United has become a successful club primarily because we don't endorse candidates or ban speakers like Kelli Ward as Rochwalik's associates have have done.

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Paul Gosar 2016Congressman Paul A. Gosar, Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus and the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, released the following statement following the Cabinet Secretaries’ Memorandum of Understanding with President Trump on the goal of improving and streamlining environmental reviews for major infrastructure projects: “For more than four decades, our inefficient environmental review and permit processes have killed jobs and prevented critical infrastructure projects from moving forward. Communities around the country have suffered, including those in Arizona that have waited more than 10 years for an important freeway to be completed. The Trump Administration’s work to streamline this halting process will help rebuild America.”



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%.

Andrea Kadar of the Coalition Against Human Trafficking - Northern Arizona will address the Arrowhead Federation of Republican Women’s April 11 luncheon at Briarwood Country Club - 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West, 85375. $20 per person. Adults only. RSVP to with your food choice. Or contact Lezlee at 602-885-2939 (new number) by April 8. Check-in begins at 10:45am, meeting gavels at 11:30am.

A Meet & Greet  For US Senate Candidate Joe Arpaio is scheduled between 2-6 pm., Wed, April 11 At the TRUMPED Store, 1041 E Deuce of Clubs, In Show Low AZ. Come Talk to American’s Toughest Sheriff”.  Emalees Carniceria Mexican food truck will be at the Store for your dining pleasure. For Information e-mail Steven Slaton at, call 602-300-5376,, Facebook- The Trumped Store. Look for all of the Trump flags.


Grassroots Tea Party Activist will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., April 12 at the Paseo Verde Christian Church, 7569 W Greenway Road in Peoria.with Bradley Dean. $2.50 suggested donations per person to help cover expenses. There will be books, DVD, CDs, etc. for sale and he will do book/DVD/CD signings. Contact facilitator Francine Romesburg at 602-499-9553

A Reception For Incumbent Attorney General Mark Brnovich, chaired by Cheryl & Michael Pollac, Jordan & Jason Rose and Tracy & Anil Vazirani is scheduled between 5:30-7 pm., Thurs., April 12 at Rose home in Paradise Valley. Address provided upon RSVP. Co-Chair - $5,100 per person, Host Committee- $1,000 per person, Friend - $500 per person, Attendee - $250 per person. RSVP bY Mon., April 9 to Michelle Hyde or Corinne Lovas,


April 13 is the deadline to make reservations for the the Arrowhead Republican Women’s  “New/Prospective Member Luncheon & Tea” that is scheduled at 11 am., April 18 at the home of President Arlene Goldblatt. Speakers include AzFRW President Loraine Pellegrino, Second Vice President Cyndi Love and former national President Rae Chornenky. RSVP to Goldblatt at 623-583-7738 by April 13.


Ahwatukee’s Festival of Lights Committee’s 23rd Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Festival is scheduled between 6:30-10:30 pm., Sat., April 14 at Rawhide Western Town, 5700 W North Loop Road in Chandler. Advance tickets are $50 and be purchased at any Safeway in Ahwatukee or at $60 at the door. Proceeds go toward the millions of lights glowing along Chandler Blvd during the Christmas season. Volunteers are needed. Interested persons can attend committee meetings at 6:30 pm., April 3 and April 10 at the Desert Foothills United Methodist Church. Contact:

LD14 will meet at 9 am., Sat., April 14 at Benson City Hall. LD14 covers three full counties and Eastern PIMA and their meetings are open to all Republicans or Independents. Contact: Bruce Piepho at

LD9 And 11 Republican Committees Public Forum for State Supt of Public Instruction will be held April 14 at Pima Community College, NW Campus, 7600 N Shannon Road Conference Rm G10 in Tucson. Sign-in and coffee at 9 am., forum at 9:30 am. Brad Johns will serve as the moderator for candidates Dr. Robert Branch, Jonathan Gelberty, Tracy Livingston, and Frank Riggs. See agend at LD9 forum agenda

The Gila County Republican Committee will host candidate “meet and greet” between 19 am – 5 pm., Sat., April 14 in conjunction with the Rim Country Chamber of Commerce’s Business Showcase and Life Style Expo - in the same shopping center as the GOP HQ, 307 S Beeline Hwy in Payson.Tables will be provided for campaign materials and petition gathering. Several food venders will be in attendance. The food court canopy will be located at their front door. Contact Gila County Republican Chairman Gary Morris at 928-478-8186.

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 10 am, Sat., April 14 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, in Scottsdale with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, College Republicans United President Rick Thomas, and Arizona Corporation Commission candidate Rodney Glassman. Social at 9:30 am, 11 am brunch. $28 per person. Reservations required. Click here to RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact: Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170.

Region VI of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) presents “Speed Date Your Candidates” between 10 am and noon., Sat., April 14 at the Chandler Public Library, 22 S Delaware St., Copper Room -2nd floor) in Chandler. US Senate, CD9 and 5, and all statewide candidates invited to participate. map here Registered Republicans and Independents welcome. You will be asked to provide identification or a voter ID care before admitted. Constituents will be in groups and candidates will move to the next table at the blow of a whistle. Campaign tables will be provided. Candidates will not be attending those tables. Candidates are asked to confirm their attendance by April 10. Confirmed candidates include US Senate candidates – US Rep Martha McSally, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and candidate Dr. Kelli Ward; incumbent Michelle Reagan - Secretary of State; Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese and AZ Senator Kimberly Yee - AZ State Treasurer; Seth Leibsohn and Dr. Steve Ferrar – CD9 candidates; incumbent CD5 US Rep Andy Biggs, Justin Olson and Jim O’Connor – Corporation Commission. Refreshments will be provided.

The LD23 Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held between 8:30-11 am, Sat., April 14 at the McDowell Mountain Ranch McDowell Center, 16116 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road in Scottsdale.  All Republicans are invited. Buffet menu of pancakes, ham, quiche, pastries, fruit, coffee, & juice, for $18 in advance or $20 at the door.  Congressman David Schweikert will be sharing a "D.C Swamp" update and other elected officials and candidates will be in attendance.  RSVPs are encouraged. For details click LD23 pancake breakfast Send checks to District 23 Republican Committee” and mail to Valerie Giramberk, Treasurer, 8776 E Shea Blvd. Suite 106-341, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.


US Senate candidate Joe Arpaio will be featured at a “Meet ‘N’ Greet” fundraiser between 5:30-7:30 pm., Mon., April 16 at the Prescott Country Club HOA office meeting room, 1103 Old Chisholm Trail, Dewey, AZ 86327. There will be food for sale, Vic will be grillin’, Sue Goodchild will be tossin’ side salads. Beverage will be bottled water (or bring your own). Seating limited to 70. RSVP to or Arpaio, the former, long-time Maricopa County Sheriff, is running to replace the Senate seat that Jeff Flake is vacating.

The Republican Women of Prescott will meet at 11 am., Mon., April 16 at the Prescott Resort, 1500 Hwy 69 in Prescott. $20 per person. RSVP to Elsie Tyree,, (928-778-0235 or Pam Calhoon, (928) 778-7157.


The Payson Tea Party meets at 6 pm., April 17 (each Tuesday) at Tiny's Restaurant in Payson. That organization also welcomes candidate speakers. Contact Darlene Younker at 858-395-1850.

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)

Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring will meet with constituents at 5 pm., Tues., April 17 for a “Consolidated Elections Hearing” at the Goelet AC Beuf Community Center, 3435 W Pinnacle Peak Road, followed by a community budget hearing at 6 pm. (Map)

April 18

The Arrowhead Republican Women’s “New/Prospective Member Luncheon & Tea” is scheduled at 11 am., April 18 at the home of President Arlene Goldblatt. Speakers include AzFRW President Loraine Pellegrino, Second Vice President Cyndi Love and former national President Rae Chornenky. RSVP to Goldblatt at 623-583-7738.

The Palo Verde Republican Women wll meet at 11:20 am, Wed., April 18 for lunch in the Fairway House at Gray Hawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway. 11 am social. Speakers for the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Forum, include incumbent Diane Douglas, and candidates Robert Branch, Jonathan Gelbert, Tracey Livingston, and Frank Riggs, hosted by Cave Creek Supt of Schools Dr. Debbi Burdick, Reservations required at: Cost: $35.

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 2 pm., Wed., April 18 for the Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Grassroots Leadership Academy “Communicating Across the Spectrum, at the American Legion Post 19, 2575 S Virginia Drive in Yuma. Contact Chr Sally Kizer at

The Colorado River Tea Party is hosting a “Communicating Across the Spectrum workshop” at 1 pm., April 18 at the American Legion Post 19 in Yuma. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer at

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