Friday, April 13, 2018

4-13-18 Briefs

The $23,000 Fine That The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) Levied against the AZGOP for improperly reporting some expenditures 4-12-18-briefs is drawing some interesting commentary. According to the Yellow Sheet Report, AZGOP Executive Director Matt Kenney emphasized the problems occurred Jonathan Lines 2before he and Chairman Jonathan Lines were in their current positions. Some folks are quick to point out that Lines was the AZGOP Treasurer while former Chairman Robert Graham held the gavel. That was before Lines became the AZGOP Chairman. Shortly after Lines became AZGOP Chairman, he announced that Graham had lrobert grahameft the AZGOP with roughly $200,000 in legal debts. Debts that Lines, as the former treasurer claimed he knew nothing about. Here we are - one year later - with a $23,000 fine levied against the party for errant reporting that surfaced during an audit. Kenney told the Yellow Sheet that the AZGOP had paid off $10,000 of the current fine. Ironically, there is an expenditure of $10,000 for “Administrative Fines” on Treasurer Bob Lettieri’s March 31, 2018 Treasury report. Which brings us to wonder if any of the State officers, State Committeemen and County Chairmen, making up the AZGOP Executive Committee, questioned the $10,000 “Administrative Fines” expenditure during last Saturday’s “closed door” ExCom meeting in the West Valley???  - ft

tristan manos  2017Maricopa County Election Integrity (MCEI) Executive Director Tristan Manos: “I've been planning to make my first post here on Briefs (and elsewhere) the exciting announcement of the new MCEI website, introducing MCEI’s overall Internet presence and more (presently a work in progress). However, seeing the following AZCentral article posted yesterday (4/11/18), "Voting in 2018 might go faster than ever before, county elections chief says," and seeing how it's directly related to election integrity, I believe it's too important to pass it by without making some important observations, calling attention to some important points, and asking some important questions. Imagine this: there's more to the overall story than represented in the AZCentral article.” Read more HERE.

Oath Keepers is co-hosting the National Second Amendment Rally scheduled at 11 am., Sat., April 14 at Paradise Valley Park, 14642 N. 40th street 40th Street and Union Hills in Phoenix instead of the State Capitol due to two other events scheduled at the Capitol. Participants are urged to dress in accordance with the weather (mid-80s, but sunny). Bring water, shade (pop up tent might be in order), and chairs. Police have asked participants not to bring long guns. If you do bring one, they ask that the magazine not be placed in the rifle. Tasteful open carry of side-arms is encouraged, according to Mike Primiano, Oath Keepers – Maricopa County Coordinator.

AzCDL Update: Second Amendment Rally: The National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans (NCCPA) is calling for Second Amendment rallies throughout the nation on Saturday, April 14.  Oath Keepers is also involved. Patriot Movement AZ (PMAZ) has taken the point on scheduling a rally in Phoenix.  Since the March of Dimes is also conducting their March for Babies rally at the Arizona State Capitol on April 14, dave kopp  2the PMAZ Second Amendment Rally will be held at Paradise Park located at 17642 N. 40th Street in Phoenix. The rally will begin at 11 AM.  Contact: Lesa Antone at AzCDL's president, Dave Kopp, has been invited to speak at the rally.  While you are there, stop by the AzCDL recruiting table.  Join or renew your AzCDL membership at the rally and receive a $10 discount.  It's almost like getting paid to attend.

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.

bob burnsArizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns has been recently appointed to serve as the Commission’s representative at Peak Reliability.  Peak Reliability is currently the reliability coordinator for the western electrical grid that includes 14 western states, British Columbia and the northern portion of Baja California, Mexico. Burns believes the electricity markets are currently in a dynamic state of change due to all the advancements in power generation technology combined with the electrical grid advancements and how the electrical grid is now a two-way street, i.e., energy not just flowing from utilities to the customers, but also flowing from the customers to the utilities.  Burns states, “I look forward to this exciting opportunity to represent the interests of Arizona’s electricity customers at Peak Reliability.  Now, more than ever, Arizona needs to be involved in all aspects of issues that involve the western electrical grid as it continues to modernize.” The PJM-Peak Market Business Plan can be found here

Diane Douglas Supt of EdAZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will be attending the Gila County Republican Committee candidate “Meet and Greet” event on Saturday, April 14 at the Payson GOP Headquarters. The event will be in conjunction with the Rim Country Chamber of Commerce’s Business Showcase and Life Style Expo in the same shopping center that the Republican headquarters is located. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the event.  Both events will take place at 307 South Beeline Highway in Payson,  from 10am-5pm.

Chips N Salsa Show hosts George Ortiz & Alice Lara will interview Phoenix Mayoral candidate and Navy Veteran Moses Sanchez at 5 pm., Sat., April 14 at .  Prather Point with Jeff Prather plus the Cocotaso and Whole Enchilada awards will also be featured.

Gov Doug Ducey 2015 2The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family is searching for inspiring youth leaders from Arizona high schools to serve on the 2018-2019 Governor's Youth Commission (GYC). If you know a student that will be a high school sophomore, junior or senior during the 2018-2019 school year and has a heart to serve others, please share this unique opportunity to serve as ambassadors in a nationally recognized leadership program. Openings are still available for students living in Mohave, Santa Cruz, Navajo, Gila, Yavapai, Greenlee and Cochise counties have one more week to apply. Apply Here

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Kelli ward 2015US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward spoke out on FOX News on California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to work with President Trump and send 400 Nationals Guard troops to the US-Mexico border CA Gov sends troops to border . Ward also discussed the Arizona Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that DACA recipients will no longer be eligible for cheaper in-state tuition costs.

Marc Bretz 2Marc Bretz, field organizer for LD1, is calling for help this weekendDebbie Lesko for our National Day of Action. You are invited to come out to the West Valley GOP Office at 10050 W Bell Rd, Ste 50, Sun City, AZ 85351 for shifts stating at 9 am., and 1 pm., Sat, April 14. CD8 candidate Debbie Lesko will be in attendance. Lunch will be provided to the volunteers who join us. Contact Bretz at or (623) 396-7415

Robert Branch  2Robert Branch, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, will be speaking at the Pima County Republican Candidate Forum at 9:30 am., Sat., April 14, at the Pima Community College - Northwest campus (Room NW Classroom -G-105), 7600 N. Shannon Rd., Tucson AZ. Branch is campaigning to “Make Education Great Again.” He stands to dismantle the U.S. Department of Education. Contribute to my campaign and sign my nomination petition  at

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.

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tom morrisseyFormer AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey: “Reports Have Been Confirmed that the robert grahamFederal Election Commission has fined the AZGOP $23,000 for reporting issues during the 2016 election cycle when AZGOP Robert Graham was the AZGOP Chairman. Current AZGOP chairman Jonathan Lines was the AZGOP treasurer for Graham during the 2016 election cycle.” 4-12-18-briefs. And Arizona is in Big Trouble - Chew on this Having been the AzGop Chairman, I became familiar with the complexities inherent in the financial reporting of funds. It was incumbent upon me as Chairman, the elected Treasurer, the bookkeeper and the legal counsel, to follow very Jonathan Lines 2strict reporting rules at the state and federal levels. A substantial amount of money is handled by this organization and requires careful oversight.  An independent audit of the books is required anytime there is a change in leadership - either Chairman or Treasurer. This protects the organization and the leadership and keeps the handling of funds transparent. Whatever led to this fine has not as yet been revealed, however, I did find Mr. Kenney's statement as written by the Yellow Sheet rather disingenuous when stating that "...the problems occurred before he or Chairman Lines were in their current positions." In fact, Mr. Lines was the Treasurer during the time covered by the audit. I do not think you can get any more involved than that. For this reason, I do not think our organization should ever allow a Treasurer to immediately follow a Chairman or vice versa into either of those offices. Otherwise, costly errors can be carried forward without the prescribed checks and balances. I offer this as just my humble opinion.

Activist Nancy Plencner: do you have any polling data for the US Senate Republican Primary Race? Here's the bottom line, the Republican who comes out of the Primary must be able to beat the Democrat Ms. Sinema. While we may favor one Republican candidate over the other based on support for the President's Agenda, if we lose the Senate seat to the Democrat because we have fielded the weaker of two candidates that would be a huge loss for President Trump. I am focusing only on McSally and Ward because I don't accept that Sheriff Joe is a viable candidate. So any information you are able to provide to your readers will be helpful in making informed decisions. Editor’s Note: I am not aware of any Senate candidate polls.- ft

Navajo County Republicans Chairman Steven Slaton To White Mountain Independent: Here is breaking news.Reports have been confirmed that the Federal Election robert graham 2012Commission has fined the AZGOP $23,000 for reporting issues during the 2016 election cycle when AZGOP Robert Graham was the AZGOP Chairman. Current AZGOP chairman Jonathan Lines was the AZGOP treasurer for Graham during the 2016 election cycle. 4-12-18-briefs. And Arizona is in Big Trouble - Chew on this This is what we have been fighting, and you wouldn’t publish the facts. This is also what Senator Sylvia Allen has been protecting!!! And your paper wouldn’t believe us. This is what, as well; Sylvia Allen and her band of Minions have been circling the wagons to keep from exposing the Truth. Sylvia Allen has a problem with telling the Truth. Jim Vance, Dustin Graham, Jill Skaufel, Kellee Hunt tried to take over the Jonathan Lines 2NCRC to keep this corruption covered up. There’s still legal question going on with them. Now that Brenda Barton is going to Challenge Sylvia Allen for the Senate Seat in LD-6, Brenda will expose Sylvia’s lies on the ABC Campaign, Making Laws To Benefit Her Charter School, And The Nepotism She Does For Her Family Members. We will be doing everything possible to get Brenda elected to represent LD-6 in the Senate. Brenda is a truthful hard working representative who will serve us will. Editor’s Note: Jim Vance also claims to be the NCRC Chairman. As far as Briefs knows, the issue is still in the courts. –ft

Ken Bowers 2LD28 Senate candidate Ken Bowers: I want to correct the American Post Gazette piece on 4/12/18 which states that Senator Kate Brophie-McGee has no expected opposition in the 2018 race for the Az Senate from District 28. I intend to run for this post and I will file my petition signatures on April 30. I am a Navy veteran, a President Trump supporter, and an advocate for prison reform. Hence, I am very different from Senator McGee. See my website at (and sign my petition from the link on the Home Page) Thanks, Ken Bowers

Dale GohrDale Gohr of Clarkdale: Republican Congressional Survey - The envelope return address simply shows Speaker Paul Ryan, which sparks me to this Open Letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Sen Mitch McConnell and other Washington, DC based wishy-washy weasels like our AZ Sen. John McCain and Jeff Flake. Mr. Ryan; in my answers to the survey questions I chose “Unsure”; rather often, because some of your questions indicate a joint, coordinated effort between President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress, which has little more than a nickname of truth. The So-called Republican-controlled Congress is divided - the chasm is wide and deep; on the one side stands President Trump and his loyal constituents on the other side stands the Establishment Republicans, RINO’s, and the Swamp RepublicRats, about half of whom may as well caucus with the Democrats, Socialists and/or Communists of the New World Order. Unfortunately, You, McConnell, Flakey Flake, Flakier McCain and your likeminded lock-step lunk-heads may just as well join Charles Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff and the rest of their “Lemming-like followers”. You evidently learned from Pelosi how to pass a law; without allowing anyone to read and comprehend anything about the NEW LAW; albeit you failed to recite her Quotable Quote as in “We Have To Pass It (The Bill), In Order To Find Out What Is In It” Adding that would have made it almost identical to the disastrous ObamaCare Fiasco. I am disappointed that President Trump did not VETO that Omnibus spending bill and tell you corruption copycat conspirators to get off of your lifeless donkeys and get a budget together like you are supposedly required. When are our elected government employees going to start doing the work they were elected to do? Just noticed on TV that You: Mr. Speaker Ryan are not going to run for re-election. Good; I do not agree with President Trump heaping accolades on your performance as Speaker; but I guess it is best for Public Opinion.

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Diane Douglas Supt of EdSuperintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas on Proposed Teacher Pay Raises: “I have long been an advocate that Arizona teachers receive substantial salary increases. I’m pleased to see leadership at the Capitol focusing so intently on this incredibly important issue. I am confident that the Governor and the Legislature will reach a positive outcome for teachers and Arizonans. I would be happy to support those efforts in any way that I can.”

Brian  4LD15 Senate candidate Brian Joseph Lesinski: I agree with the First Principle of Liberty that “The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law.” I am a pro-life candidate that is convinced that life begins at conception. It is hard to believe that seven U.S. Supreme court justices were able to make law from the bench that clearly violated our God-given rights. I don’t think pro-life beliefs are limited to just the unborn child but also our attitude towards the death penalty; all life is worth saving.I do not think that abortion has a place in Arizona and will always endorse alternatives that protect the life of the child. I understand that society will want exceptions and try to keep the practices of abortion available, but we need to afford each child the protection of their natural rights at all cost. We need to support any effort that finds a way to preserve life. Abortion has been tolerated in the U.S. since the early 1970’s, although I loathe abortion, I do not hate any person that had an abortion; I do not know your story, and I will not cast any judgment. I practice the teachings of the Bible to “love thy neighbor as I love thyself.”

     We do not have three equal departments of government and the court system was set up by the founding fathers to have the least amount of power, with the majority of power held in “We the People.” We need to remember that the SupremeCourt only has options and U.S. Presidents in the past have refused to follow those options. The Supreme Court does not control the military to force their option on “We the People.” They do not have under their control a police force to enforce their will on us. The Supreme Court only has authority over us as long as they have our respect and we have to force our elected official to stand up and represent us and help us right a wrong. I understand that monster lives among us, and when these people commit acts of murder, it is natural for us to want to seek revenge and demand an eye for an eye. I don’t think its government’s role to carry out the punishment of death, and I genuinely believe that God has created life and only God should take it. When I was a public school teacher, I taught Forensic Science to high school students, so I understand that humans are capable of terrible things but still, I don’t have faith in man to be flawless in determining the taking of someone’s life. I am so opposed to the death penalty that I want the records to show that if I ever meet an untimely demised at the hands of another that the State cannot murder in my name. I have complete faith that God will take care of administering justice on his terms, not ours. Contact:

Martha McSally 3Senate candidate Martha McSally on Mike Broomhead Show: Action, not obstruction - My constituents living along the border are frustrated with Democrat obstructionism and appreciate the President's decisiveness to finally secure the border. We know that walls work in deterring illegal activity, we've seen the results in our own community, and I will continue to work towards comprehensive legislation providing real and lasting border security to keep communities in Arizona safe. Click HERE or below to listen to my interview with Mike Broomhead.

rene lopezRene Lopez, Chandler city council candidate: The campaign season is off to a fast start as we are now less than three weeks away from candidates being able to turn in their nominating petitions. Nominating petitions determine whether or not a candidate qualifies to appear on the primary ballot. Candidates need to collect a certain number of petition signatures in order to qualify.We’re closing in on our signature goal, but I could use your help to put me over the top.If you’d like to volunteer for the campaign, please sign up today and join me in meeting Chandler voters and asking for their signatures so I can appear on the primary ballot. Or, if you’d like, you can also volunteer to put up a yard sign, knock on doors on my behalf in your neighborhood, or even host a Meet & Greet where I can meet your friends and neighbors to discuss the issues facing Chandler in 2018. It’s almost time to turn in petition signatures. Will you join my volunteer team to help me reach my signature goal?

Frank RiggsSupt Of Public Instruction Candidate Frank Riggs: Make no mistake, Democrats are coming after school choice HARD in 2018. Arizona has been an incredible example on how school choice can dramatically improve education outcomes for our children. In fact, almost half of K-8 students in Maricopa County alone attend a school other than the one they would be assigned to through open enrollment, magnet schools, online schools and charter schools.Yet Democrats want to undo this, and deny parents the right to choose the education that best suits their child’s needs! I’m fighting to protect parental school choice and local control of education, but I need your help. Please make a contribution today, even if it’s only $1, to join my finance team in support of school choice in Arizona. Any amount you can give would go a long way toward helping me spread my campaign message across the great state of Arizona, and letting Republican voters know that there is a proven candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction who is committed to our conservative values of putting parents and students first.

kelli ward 2018 aU.S. Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward has made border security and battling sanctuary cities a key part of her Senate campaign. She is a true conservative, grassroots candidate! Kelli Ward is running for Arizona Senate to solve real problems for Americans in her state and around the country. She's running for the seat vacated by Jeff Flake, the retiring never-Trump GOP Senator who does NOT want Kelli Ward to win.  But on the issues that matter Kelli Ward is the best choice to uphold conservative values! On Wednesday she that she supports President Trump's idea to have the military secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his wall is built, saying it's a "great option" for now. Ward - who has visited the southern border multiple times - said getting from one side to the other is as easy as stepping under a fence in some places."We're supposed to believe that the four flimsy strands of barbed wire, between Mexico and the United States, are supposed to protect our border from the traffickers," she said, adding that 25 miles of the ranch is up against Mexico. Ward argues that "insiders" in Washington, D.C. claim that the border is secure and attack her positions, but her visit to the ranch shows the need for a wall. This is a Senate race conservatives must win. Kelli Ward is being attacked for her America first priorities but she will always fight for We The People if elected! Kelli has experience as a state politician working to better the lives of real Americans, all while she served her community as an emergency room physician. Now she wants to take her service to DC! Kelli Ward will be a loud voice for funding a border wall and fighting against sanctuary cities. She supports tax cuts and is committed to helping middle-class and working Americans. She knows healthcare firsthand and will be a leader in replacing Obamacare.Washington D.C. needs more women like Kelli Ward! Through online advertising and independent expenditures your contribution will support Kelli Ward and give voters a true conservative choice!

April 14



April 13 is the deadline to make reservations for 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.

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.


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

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

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

CD1 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.

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 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

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.

Maricopa 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.

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

Supervisor Bill Gates will discuss updates to the New River/Daisy Mountain Area Plan at 6:30 pm., Wed., April 18 at the Stepping Stones Academy multipurpose rm, 35812 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85086 Attendees will see an overview of current regulatory statutes, an overview of the 1999 Area Plan, and discuss guidelines and a timeline moving forward. Free and open to the public. Contact: or (602) 506-7562.

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


Tea Party Scottsdale will meet at 6:30 p., Thur., April 19 at 8600 E Anderson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255 with Gordon Brown, founder of the nonprofit Team Veteran Foundation to discuss a non-drug approach to suicide prevention and PTS for veterans. Brown is a service-connected disabled veteran who experienced a near fatal Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI ) in civilian life and this affords him a unique perspective on the challenges that face our Veterans and their families associated with this injury. The VA’s focus on psychotropic drugs is one of the leading causes of the 22-30 daily Veteran suicides. Suicidal thoughts is one of the effects of these drugs along with heart, kidney, thyroid and liver damage. Contact: Paul Klein 602-931-0576

Pima County Republicans Nando Zepeda and Sandy Kenney, will host the Pima “Dinner Under the Stars with author and radio host Jesse Romero at 6 pm., Thurs., April 19. A Trunk N’Tusk member Reception will open at 5 pm., Tickets $100 per person or $175 per couple. TNT members - $75 person or $150 per couple. Tickets available at

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., the first and third Thursdays at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. The next meeting is Thurs., April 19. Author, filmmaker and speaker Trevor Loudon from New Zealand will address the group on Sat. 6pm March 31 about the Radical left, Marxist, terrorist movements and their influence on mainstream politics. You can also meet local, state, and national candidates. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer at

Dr Robert Branch, candidate for Supt of Public Instruction, will address the Colorado River Tea Party in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma at 6 pm., Thurs., April 19. Contact Chr Sally Kizer at

Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party. (3rd Thurs - April 19) 6:30 pm, Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.): Speaker: Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Sheriff Joe is one of the Republican candidates for United States Senate in the August primary and will be giving an update on his campaign and probably offering comments on illegal immigration. Follow-up discussion about the proposed new primary property tax in Fountain Hills, which would increase total property tax by about 20%.  Admission is free. Donations accepted to help offset expenses. Contact:  Richard Rutkowski  or visit

Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney, the Maricopa County Farm Bureau and Maricopa County Cooperative Extension will host a catered breakfast and dialogue between 7-9 a.m., April 19 at the Boyle Dairy, 11598 S. Hawes Rd., Mesa. Guests 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

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