Saturday, November 8, 2014

Newly Elected AZ AG Mark Brnovich Announces Transition Team

Arizona Attorney General-elect Mark Brnovich announces his Transition Team,
which will assist in the orderly transfer of authority and make recommendations regarding personnel and operational matters, as necessary. The Transition Team is comprised of community leaders and some of Arizona’s premier experts in law enforcement, public policy and victim’s rights.
The Transition Team includes:
* Karrin Kunasek Taylor –
Executive Vice President, DMB Associates; attorney and former Principal, Biskind, Hunt & Taylor; former Chairwoman of the Board, Valley Partnership; member, Phoenix Suns Charities;
* Bill Montgomery –
Maricopa County Attorney; decorated military veteran; Advisory Board member, National Organization for Victim Assistance; graduate, U.S. Military Academy at West Point;
* Kurt Davis –
Founding Partner, FirstStrategic Communications & Public Affairs; former VP of Public Affairs and Marketing, NAU; former senior aide, Governor’s Office and Attorney General’s Office;
* Steve Twist –
VP and General Counsel, Services Group of America; former Chief Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General’s Office; leading national figure on victim’s rights and legislation.
“We have a big task ahead of us over the next two months,” said Attorney General-elect Brnovich. “I will be reaching out to Attorney General Horne to assure a seamless transition, and am grateful to these top-notch transition members who have agreed to give generously of their time and talent to assist in this effort. The threats to Arizona are real, and we must have an Attorney General’s Office that is ready on Day One. Arizona families deserve nothing less.”

Karrin Kunasek Taylor said she looks forward to assisting in the transition effort.

“It’s critically important that the Attorney General be surrounded by the best Arizona has to offer when it comes to prosecutors and management staff,” Kunasek Taylor said. “I am honored to participate in this effort, and look forward to working with Attorney General-elect Brnovich as we move forward.”

Friday, November 7, 2014

We did it! Michele Reagan Elected AZ Secretary of State

For the past thirteen months, I have been traveling our beautiful state meeting residents, listening to their concerns and promising to provide them with open and honest elections.  
On Tuesday, all that hard work paid off!
With your help, we came out victorious in our bid for Arizona Secretary of State.  I cannot thank all of you enough.  It was your support, energy and spirit that took us across the finish line. It has been a long journey but the friendships I have made make every moment worth it.  
My family, friends and supporters celebrated our victory briefly but it's time to get to the real work.  I promised Arizonans transparent, open and honest elections and I intend to fulfill that promise.
From the bottom of my heart....thank you! I have the best supporters in the state and this couldn't have been achieved without your help.



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Mark Brnovich We did it!

Attorney General’s race: Statement from Mark Brnovich

“This election was the culmination of more than a year’s worth of work that began with a simple idea: Arizona can do better. It is gratifying to see that so many voters feel the same.

“I am grateful to my family for their support and patience through this campaign. I also extend best wishes to Felecia Rotellini, who was a worthy opponent and gracious in personally calling to concede this evening.

“Most of all, I am thankful to Arizona voters for entrusting in me this humbling responsibility as Attorney General. I will not let you down.

“In the days ahead, I will assemble a transition team. Arizona faces real threats. It is my commitment that our Attorney General’s Office will be up to the task.”

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Kate Brophy McGee VICTORY!

Thank you for your vote of confidence returning me to the Arizona House.  It is an honor to represent you as we tackle challenges, both ongoing and new, for Arizona.  Please keep talking to me with your questions, concerns and milestones.  I will work hard in my district and throughout Arizona on your behalf.

Thank you!

Housekeeping note:  I so appreciate everyone’s patience with political signs! There are hundreds of Brophy McGee signs throughout the district and I’d like to gather those up as quickly as possible.  I have campaign workers and volunteers hustling to clear all of them out.  Please let me know the location of any signs that aren’t picked up in the next few days.
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Linda Milhaven Scottsdale City Council Victory

I am honored and humbled to have earned your vote and four more years to serve you on the Scottsdale City Council. Many thanks to all of the supporters, volunteers, candidates and, most all, the voters. 

As I look back over the past year, I have made many new friends and enjoyed the vigorous discussion of the issues.  As I look forward, I promise to continue the dialogue and to build a positive and prosperous future for Scottsdale.  Together, we can get things done.  I look forward to the task. 

Thank you for allowing me to serve you! 

Linda Milhaven
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Thank You, Arizona

In February, I launched this campaign pledging to give this race everything I had in me and work harder than everyone else.  We made it through a tough primary and last night, the months of hard work paid off.

Your confidence helped me across the finish line and I wouldnt be here without you.

Now, the real work begins.  Throughout the campaign I pledged to be governor of all Arizonans.  I truly mean it.  I look forward to working to ensure every single citizen of this state has the opportunity to succeed.

If you missed my victory speech last night, you can read it, here and watch it, here

Thank you for putting your faith in me and trusting me to lead the great state of Arizona.

It will be an honor to serve you as governor,


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Our PRWC Election Winners!


Congratulations to Our
Paradise Republican Women
Elected Officials!  
Sen. Michele Reagan
AZ Secretary of State
Rep. Michelle Ugenti
LD23 House

Kathy Littlefield
Scottsdale City Council
Linda Milhaven
Scottsdale City Council


Pam Kirby
Scottsdale Unified
School Board

Elected Associate & Auxiliary Members !!

Doug Little, AZ Corporation Commission   

Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, LD 28 
Jay Lawrence LD 23
David Smith, Scottsdale City Council

 Congratulations on Races Well Run
Shawna Bolick, LD 28
Jennifer Petersen, Scottsdale City Council
Dennis Robbins, Scottsdale City Council
Laddie Shane, Scottsdale Unified School Board
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November Celebrate Veterans Meeting

 Dynamic Republican Women  
 Making a Difference!
 Be a part of the Republican Revolution!
November General Meeting
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Gainey Ranch Golf Club
7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Agenda Change for November!!
10:30 am Social   11:00 am Speaker with Meeting to Follow  12:00 Noon Luncheon  
Help Us Honor Our Veterans by Bringing One to Our Meeting Where They Will Receive a Special Gift! All Attendees are Invited to Attend Veteran Day Activities At Salt River Fields Following Meeting 
Featured Speaker
Jerry Iannaci, Volunteer CEO of Operation American Patriot Which Assists Veterans and Their Families Past and Present. Appointed by Senator John McCain in 2010 to Assist with Veteran's Issues. Former Homeland Security Special Advisor .    
Annual Meeting to Elect 2015 Officers will Follow Speaker
Christmas Caring For America Collection to Provide Christmas Gifts For Two Veteran Families 

Basil Soup with Orzo Pasta 
Roasted New York Sirloin with Mashed Skin On New Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and blue cheese demi 
Fresh Fruit Tartlet with Raspberry Sauce 
Saffron Israeli Couscous with Steamed Spinach Tomato Basil Coulis 

Mail your check and reservation to: 
Rosalie Barley, PRWC Treasurer 
P.O. Box 14425 
Scottsdale, AZ 85267
Click to BUY NOW 
 Reservations should be made by Thursday, Nov. 6th !
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Monday, November 3, 2014

Don't blame Arizona lawmakers for the state's budget mess

Arizona House Republican Caucus

Arizona House Republican Caucus

Don't blame lawmakers for the state's budget mess

As a 10th-grade teacher and a state representative who sits on the House Education committee, I'd like to discuss the state of education along with our budget realities in Arizona.
From fiscal years 2008-12, Arizona faced a collective $13.4 billion shortfall. Yet only 25 percent of our solutions included permanent spending reductions. This means we did all we could to protect state budget priorities, with K-12 at the top of that list.
Education spending has increased over the last three years. With a little more than one million students in Arizona, total K-12 spending per student increased from $8,803 to $9,169 during fiscal years 2012-14.
The Legislature even voted to refer a 1-cent sales tax to the voters with a focus of protecting education. Upon full implementation, this raised nearly a billion dollars annually, with two thirds going towards education.
This was remarkable given the Republican legislature's aversion to any tax increases. Also, in spite of the concerns many legislators had with the president's stimulus bill, we accepted these federal dollars to help backfill any cuts to education we otherwise would have had to implement.
There's even more limitations.
The Arizona Legislature can only manage 31 percent of our budget, according to Arizona's non-partisan budget staff. A third of all state spending is earmarked for voter-protected programs ($3.6 billion), and another third is driven by statutory considerations.
This means the state must fund:
-- K-12 education, which currently sits at 42 percent of all state spending
-- The locking up of inmates
-- Health care, where one in five Arizonans are on state managed health care (AHCCCS), and
-- Child caseloads in the new Department of Child Safety, as a few of several examples.
The next governor and the Legislature have tough decisions immediately beginning in January. We must address a $186 million shortfall for the current fiscal year and a $650 million dollar shortfall next year.
Additionally, the courts are considering requiring the state to pay $1.3 billion for K-12 inflation costs for prior fiscal years with one judge already ruling the state must pay an additional $336 million each fiscal year. We don't have final answers in this lawsuit yet, but the total additional cost could be a multibillion-dollar expense.
For some context, all state spending stands at $9.3 billion. We have few options, but no good ones.
Should we begin by cutting funds to the new Department of Child Safety? Should we let inmates out early, as California has? Should we raise taxes in a difficult fiscal climate and further exacerbate Arizona's struggling economy? Should we pull out the rug from under businesses that have counted on a predictable and stable tax structure?
None of these solutions are desirable or prudent.
Yet while we struggle to grow our economy, there's much we can do to immediately have a lasting impact on public education.
We can and should protect education by hiring and retaining high-quality teachers, ensure more money gets into the classrooms, and fund schools with wait lists that have demonstrated clear success.
Republican state Rep. Paul Boyer represents Legislative District 20 in Phoenix and Glendale.
Arizona House Republican Caucus
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