Friday, March 18, 2016

Gregory Edgar Appointed Arizona Lottery Director By AZ Govenor Ducey

Join us to Welcome Donald Trump to Arizona! March 19

New Time and Address
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Admission begins at 8:00 AM
Fountain Park
2925 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Thursday, March 17, 2016

FHRC Breakfast, 9 a.m., Saturday, March 19th will feature AZ GOP Chair Robert Graham

Tickets are still available for The Fountain Hills Republican Club' annual Fundraising Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 19th featuring AZ GOP Chair, Robert Graham as the keynote speaker.  Due to the late date, all additional tickets will be sold at the door at $18 for all over 12.  12 and under are free.  

The breakfast will be in the Fellowship Center of the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 N Fountain Hills Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   The Fellowship Center is towards the rear of the church property.  Both driveways lead to a back parking lot which has a ramp to the hall.  Parking is also available in the 2 front parking lots.  

The Trump campaign rally in Fountain Park (less than a mile away) will not interfere with the FHRC breakfast which will go on as scheduled.   Donald Trump is not expected to speak before 11.  His campaign has been asked to have him stop by the FHRC Breakfast for a few moments if he arrives in Fountain Hills much earlier than that.  If he speaks at 11, then there is time to attend the breakfast and then go to the rally.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club welcomes Donald Trump and his supporters to Fountain Hills and invites all Republican candidates and all Republicans to visit Fountain Hills in the future.

Boe James
Fountain Hills Republican Club

Join us to Welcome Ted Cruz to Arizona! March 18

Join us to Welcome Ted Cruz to Arizona!
March 18
with Carly Fiorina, Glen Beck, Rick Perry
6 pm
Arizona Christian University - Student Activity Center
2625 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Scottsdale Art Is Dead; Long Live Scottsdale Art

One major element of Scottsdale’s special character has always been our reputation as a mecca of the arts. Sadly, as a recent expose (Scottsdale Art Is Dead; Long Live Scottsdale Art) makes clear, our current city administration is encouraging and even subsidizing the destruction and decay of the Scottsdale arts scene. Every year they give 4.5M taxpayer dollars to a special-interest to run a theater with declining attendance, a museum almost no one attends, and a declining public art program. They have encouraged the largest concentration of bars in Maricopa County to develop in Downtown right next to established businesses and residential areas, bringing noise, crime and traffic. And they have allowed so-called “special events” to undercut established galleries and brick-and-mortar businesses Downtown.

This is another example of why I am running for Mayor – to provide the new leadership our city needs to retain its special character and high quality of life.

If you agree with me that Scottsdale needs new leadership click here for details about how you can help my campaign for Mayor.
Help Me Keep Scottsdale Special!
If you have any questions or would like more information about my campaign my web site is and my phone # is 602-228-9145.
Bob Littlefield

Arizona: Open Letter To The Scottsdale City Council

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Shirley Cordasco
Speaking from a Realtors viewpoint, I am appalled at the manner this council uses Scottsdale Association, also known as SAAR, and how our CEO Rebecca Grossman is called upon. She is being used and isn’t aware of this, this woman believes in her heart that she has a role to play in Scottsdale politics, and that she can speak for all the members.
Her role is to educate not represent her views on the members.
These councilmen call upon her to attend council meetings and bring one or two members to speak on behalf of an 8ooo member strong association. None of these opinions represent me or 7600 or more realtors, most members aren’t aware of being spoken for and don’t know of many changes coming to our town.
The Scottsdale Association of Realtors, SAAR, very recently took a survey which was sent out to all members to respond to the question regarding light rail. The response count was 47, not 407, 47 members responded and we were not told what the response was. For or Against!
Rebecca Grossman is being treated and used like a union boss, one of the biggest and strongest unions in our town with 8000 dues paying members. Rebecca is the decision maker when called upon by Virginia Korte and Linda Milhaven. Whether the issue is light rail, height restrictions or LGBT issues. Rebecca is never left out of the loop. We already are aware of Councilman Kortes decision to push back on this cause now, since she is running for re-election.
The pledge that our council voted on prior wasn’t strong enough, after all an ordinance/law is stronger, carries more issues. Much stronger if any town resident
balks, its political correctness in our face once more. This was moving very fast, the big push was on and just recently our council abandoned this non-discrimination law.
Korte was quoted as saying: “it was not particularly do-able now. My thoughts are that after our city election, it will re-appear and surprisingly, it will be do-able. That’s politics.
My personal thought for MS Korte, if this is the platform you brought to the table, then use it, work it, if this is your belief from a personal struggle, I would think more of you if you stood tall and used in your campaign for re-election, wear it as a badge of honor, this personal struggle is recognized by many.
This was one of the issues you had the CEO of SAAR show up at a council meeting and speak for all the members of SAAR, they welcomed this change to our town ..
To quote the two or three realtors that spoke,” we speak for all of our members”. No, they don’t, NO, they didn’t, and they didn’t speak for 90% or more of our dues paying members.
They had no idea that those few were representing ALL of our membership. No idea that they were being spoken for at that meeting on that night, if so, maybe more of the LBGT movement may have showed up. Surely we have Realtors who would fight the good fight for that cause. The 47 members that responded to the query that was sent to all members would have shown up, but they weren’t told, and that’s how it goes, a few
people know about a few things and speak for everyone, but not me! Search the audience at any council meeting any night; tell me how many Realtors are there, I will tell you, not many, maybe not at all!
I can continue about the changes this liberal council is pushing, Downtown Entertainment District, which brings people that would never waste their time in our town. They bring total disregard and disrespect with them for our town and it usually shows up after midnight..
Oh yes, the DDC, otherwise known as, the Desert Discovery Center on the preserve Gateway hiking trails …SAAR supports that issue also, according to our CEO. Only two million spent just to explore building the 80 million dollar DDC.
Rumors abound over THE TOWERS now, the towers that will break every height restriction ever implemented, Thousands of apartments from South Scottsdale to North Scottsdale. What was our council thinking when they put all those apartments in North Scottsdale…..? They are thinking “light rail”. Could that be possible?
To quote our councilman Milhaven, “it’s for the Millennials”, that seems to be the biggest push of the year. We are doing this for them; they don’t want homes, or cars, the want a walking community, she continues to represent, this certain group of voters! Show me a Millennial that walks down Scottsdale Rd. to meet a friend on an August afternoon, at 115 degree weather, I will show you a stroke victim!
This councils opinion of where we are, who we are movement denigrates all the fine citizens that put this town on the map, the disrespect for the horse community, our elders, the Artists that gave this town the breath to be considered a destination city! Most of you should be voted out before this town becomes another Los Angeles. I spent sixteen years of my life there and watched the demise of a paradise lost. The Eagles wrote a song once about a California city called ‘Paradise’’ some of the verse…it was a paradise, once everyone came, it wasn’t Paradise anymore. That’s the direction Scottsdale is going thanks to many liberal councilman, past and present, working for the developers and the money people.
It started when they ripped down one piece at a time, against The West’s Most Western City…This same process destroyed many cities before us and is tearing at the very fabric of our country.

Shirley Cordasco

The Remarkable Revitalization of Southern Scottsdale

The Remarkable Revitalization of Southern Scottsdale
As you probably know, my family has deep roots in Southern Scottsdale – for most of 30 years we operated a Chevrolet dealership on the corner of Scottsdale and McDowell Roads.
Ray Korte Chevrolet, a family owned dealership, was a long-time Scottsdale business engaged in the community.  Virginia Korte was Dealer/General Manager.

I have taken a special interest in helping revitalize the area and am proud of the progress being made -- including the springing up of new businesses and the sprucing up of older neighborhoods. The restoration of Southern Scottsdale has been remarkable.

It is an ongoing process.  So I want to express my appreciation to those who are investing in improving the area.  Thank you for all that you are doing.

Recently, the first pop-up art gallery on McDowell Road was created by Jeff Berghoff.  Jeff had already done a spectacular job of re-purposing the old Scottsdale Nissan car dealership into his landscaping business, Berghoff Design Group.  Now he has taken what was once the showroom of the former dealership and converted it into a 5,000 square-foot gallery.

There are also important efforts happening in education.

Southern Scottsdale resident Dana Close is working to increase the community’s awareness of how volunteers can help Coronado High School students excel.  In addition, the Scottsdale Firefighters Association is a principal sponsor of Coronado’s Jobs For Arizona’s Graduates program in which 40 students are being taught special skills of how to become workforce-ready.

Several weeks ago, Business United for Scottsdale Schools (BUSS) held its “Business & Education Partnership Breakfast” at SkySong.  BUSS is a new organization committed to building a bond between our business and education communities.

I urge everyone who is contributing to the revitalization of Southern Scottsdale to keep up the good work.  I am proud to be a part of their efforts.

PS:  Feel free to share my message with your friends and neighbors.  And, please contribute to my campaign -- it’s easy, simply click the “donate” button above and go directly to my secured website.
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Mary Hamway: Recent Moves

Mary Hamway
As you know, Legislative District 28 has been in the news quite a bit lately.

First, Democrat State Representative Eric Meyer announced that he will be running for State Senate. Then, Republican State Senator Adam Driggs decided not to run for re-election, prompting current Republican State Representative Kate Brophy McGee to challenge Eric Meyer for the open Senate seat.

I applaud Adam's commitment to Arizona and losing his experience and leadership at the State Capitol will be tough, but I am confident that Republicans will keep the Senate seat with Kate Brophy McGee.

With all these recent moves, we now have two open seats for State House for the first time since 2006. Republicans have always held one of these two seats during this time, but never both.

The upcoming election is a great opportunity for Republicans to take both seats, and I feel that my experiences serving on the Paradise Valley Town Council, representing our community's tourism interest on the Scottsdale Visitors and Convention Bureau and holding several leadership positions for the LD28 GOP, gives me a unique understanding of our district and a leg up in the race.

Will you consider making a contribution to my campaign?

Any donation amount, no matter how big or small will make a tremendous difference in this race. Every dollar counts, so please make a secure online donation today!

Together, we can take back the State House.

Thank you for your consideration.

With gratitude,

Mary Hamway
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Is Arizona GOP Senator Kimberly Yee Feeling the Bern?

GOP Arizona State Senator is pursuing a strange, populist course of action that puts her in camp with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren- the sort of interest rate voodoo that helped create the financial crisis:
Arizona State Senator Kimberly Yee is not making any new friends among the free-market Republican crowd in Arizona. In a recent Senate hearing, Yee, who has been touted as a rising star in the party, held her fire after a long debate until the voting opened on a financial services bill in her committee. She then unloaded with full ammunition on the financial services industry and their free market principles.

"This bill just doesn't feel right," Yee proclaimed. "I am standing with the poor," while attacking the well-funded groups who were supportive and their consultant class.

Yee went on to explain she has a "strong moral compass" and wants to protect people - that she would possibly consider a bill capping interest rates on loans in Arizona, a position which is specifically prohibited under federal law by Dodd-Frank.  By promoting rate caps, Yew veers left of the Obama Administration.

The issue at hand in last month’s Senate Commerce committee hearing was a proposed consumer lending bill known as Flexible Credit Loans, which would create a new credit product for up to $2500 over the course of a two-year loan term. Yee emphatically stated she could not back the measure before teeing off on its supporters with a blistering rhetoric.

The bill (and ones like it across the country), however, is supported by a broad base from left of center to the far right.  In Arizona, leading free market groups, the Arizona Free Enterprise Club and the Goldwater Institute have spoken out in favor of the legislation.

One conservative Republican interviewed on the subject off the record stated that they were quite surprised at Yee’s comments and mini tirade.  “She sounded more like Bernie Sanders than an Arizona Republican.  I’m not quite sure where all of that came from.”

Original Post on American Action News

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Breakfast with AZ GOP Chair, Robert Graham, Saturday, March 19 at FH Presbyterian Church

The Fountain Hills Republican Club' annual Fundraising Breakfast on Saturday, March 19th will feature AZ GOP Chair, Robert Graham as the keynote speaker.  The FHRC' "Republican of the Year" Award will be presented during the breakfast.  Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for club members and $18 for non-members, or $18 at the door for all.   Youth 12 and under free.
Tickets are still available.  Reservations can be made my mailing a check payable to the Fountain Hills Republican Club to the club's Treasurer at P.O. Box 17814, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269-7814.   Reservations can also be made by e-mail to and paying at the door.  A reservation made is considered a payment commitment. 

The breakfast will be in the Fellowship Center of the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, 13001 N Fountain Hills Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268   The Fellowship Center is towards the rear of the church property.  Both driveways lead to a back parking lot which has a ramp to the hall.  

Reservations not required but highly desired to allow for proper planning.  Program starts at 9 a.m.  Doors open at 8:30.

*Candidate tables (which includes 2 breakfast tickets) can be purchased for $60 each (discounted to $50 for FHRC members).  Contact 2nd VP Leona Johnston (leonajohnston@cox.netfor more information or to reserve a table. 

Boe James
Fountain Hills Republican Club