Monday, June 23, 2008

Bucks for Tim Bee

Bucks for Bee!!

The Tim Bee for Congress campaign is having an End of the Quarter Call Night

And the campaign would like fellow supporters to join the campaign for its final fundraising push of the quarter!


The campaign has had a great 2nd quarter fundraising & wishes to finish off strong in order to let Gabby Giffords know that CD8 belongs in the REPUBLICAN column and that Tim Bee has the right answers for Southern Arizona voters!

Phones will be available, but the Bee for Congress campaign wants to remind you not to forget your cell phone in order to make personal fundraising appeals from your rolodex!

This phone calling event will be held from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, so for those of you who would like to be involved, please come by & help as much as you can BEFORE MAKING SURE TO ATTEND OUR MEETING with Brad Roach that evening @ El Charro CafĂ© downtown.

Here’s some further details about the Tim Bee for Congress phone calling event:

It will be held @:

Jim Click Hyundai Automotive Park

6420 E 22nd Street

On the SE corner of 22nd & Wilmot

Parking is best available across the street at the shopping center.

For questions and to RSVP, contact Pam Ronstadt at or by phone at 520-481-8626.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Open House for new Northwest Pima County Republican Office

The Arizona Republican Party will be holding the Grand Opening of its Northwest Pima County Office on Friday, June 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The office is located @ 1171 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.#111 (cor. Sun City Blvd in Oro Valley, Arizona.

Please call Linda White (520) 825-0334 to RSVP.

Refreshments will be served.

And you can meet your candidates!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Save the Date! July 12 - AZ YR State Convention

This is just a heads up for everybody to save the date. Our annual State Convention of the Arizona Young Republicans will be held on Saturday, July 12th. I will send out more details as I get them. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Tyler at

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Brad Roach to speak @ June 26 YR Meeting @ El Charro!

We are pleased to announce that the Pima YRs will be having its next meeting Thursday, June 26 @ 7:00 p.m. at El Charro downtown @ 311 N Court Ave. Speaking at the June 26 meeting will be Brad Roach, candidate for Pima County Attorney.

For more information on Brad Roach's important campaign to defeat our incompetent current Pima County Attorney, please visit Brad's campaign website @

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sacrifices Made by Members of our Club

There have been many sacrifices made by servicemen & women and their families across the country and throughout Arizona. For that we will be forever in their debt.

The following is a link to an article talking about the sacrifices made by Pima YR club member and former club Vice Chairman Rebecca Isaac Esposito and her family. Rebecca was just married to her husband in April, and Staff Sgt. Ed Esposito is now deployed with the with the Air Force in southwest Asia.

Staff Sgt. Esposito is a member of the 563rd Rescue Group. Most of the deploying airmen are members of the 55th Rescue Squadron, a subsidiary unit of the rescue group that specializes in aircraft maintenance and combat rescue operations.

Here's the link to the article in the Arizona Daily Star:

As a club, we thank Rebecca and Ed for the sacrifices that they have made and are making for to support our troops in harm's way.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fallen Tucson Police Officer

Tucson lost one of its heroes Monday June 2,2008. Officer Erik Hite succumbed to injuries he sustained in a gunfight while in pursuit of a suspect that had already shot a Sheriff's Deputy and maliciously fired indiscriminately into occupied dwellings. Officer Hite served 21 years in the Air Force before joining the Tucson Police Department (TPD). Officer Hite is survived by his wife, a one year-old daughter, and a son who is serving in the military.

The Tucson Police Officers Association (TPOA) has set up a fund for Officer Hite to go directly to his family - Wells Fargo Bank, account #2475164071, named TPOA/Officer Erik Hite Benefit Fund. Please let everyone know, thanks.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Local Republican Updates

County-Wide News


The Northwest office of the Arizona Republican Party will hold an Open House on Friday, June 20, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The purpose is to introduce the residents of Northwest Pima County and Southern Pinal County to our (respective) candidates, announce our presence in these districts and recruit volunteers for the office, campaigns and voter registration.


16th Annual Dinner/Auction, August 2, 2008 from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at Westin La Paloma Resort at 3800 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson AZ. Reserve early: Linda, 520/887-7970 or Lois, 520/747-5709


Candidate for Pima County Attorney General Brad Roach will be on the John C. Scott talk show (KVOI 690 AM) Wednesday, June 4, 11 a.m.


"Putt Softly and Carry a Big Stick" July 19, 2008 Four Person Scramble at Quail Creek Country Club Hosted by: SPARC with a luncheon by Quail Creek Republican Club and a raffle by Southern Pima Arizona Republican Club Ladies. The Guest Speaker at the Luncheon is John Munger, former Chairman of the Pima County Republican Party. Luncheon is open to non-golfers. 7:30 am shotgun start. The luncheon will begin at 1:00 pm. For more information or an entry form: Call or email Christi Tucker at 207-5754 or



Join Senator Tim Bee and Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup at a reception welcoming the Honorable Eric Cantor, Chief Deputy Republican Whip, US House of Representatives (VA) on Sunday, June 8, 2008, 1 p.m. at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. Saint Andrews Drive, Tucson AZ 85718. Suggested contribution: $500, Maximum contribution: $2,300.
RSVP: Kristin Young, or (860) 916-5527

Be a part of the Grassroots efforts and sign up today!
Call Barbara Bathen (520)979-8667 or email

News From The Legislative Districts


- From the Al Melvin for the State House 2008 campaign:

Telephone Campaign: Al Melvin's campaign will be conducting a special two week telephone campaign from May 27 until June 12. Anyone who would like to help in this important effort is requested to contact Al at or 825-2894 or 429-8083. Please check out

- From the Marilyn Zerull for the State House 2008 campaign:
On June 11 Marilyn will address the Saddlebrook Republican Club. Various other neighborhood gatherings are scheduled throughout the summer where she will have an opportunity to field questions and concerns from the voters.


Jon Justice (FM 104.1) will be the keynote speaker at the June 7th LD-28 meeting at Republican Headquarters. The meeting will start at 9AM sharp. I would strongly encourage any candidate and campaign manager that is running for, or is interested in, running for office to attend as the focus will be on the proper way to prepare and interview on TV and radio.

There will be a no holds barred Q&A after Mr. Justice's opening comments. If you are interested in how the media works you are welcome to attend. If you wish to make an appointment to be on Jon's show this is your golden opportunity.



A Republican Round-up is scheduled for June 13th at 5:30 pm at the Cow Palace Restaurant in Amado, AZ

A buffet with chicken and beef and all the trimmings.......$25 per person soft drinks and tea included. No host bar. This event is hosted by: SPARCL, SPARC and QCRP (Quail Creek Republican Party). Please mark your calendar for this event. Contact: Sue Mayes 207-8559, Darren Venters 207-3382 or Cathy Graf 625-1742.

The Republican Party of Southern Pima County is making wonderful plans to unite our party and having fun doing it!!


Pima County Republican Club Meets Tuesday 11:30. Public Welcome Sabbar Shrine Center, 450 S. Tucson Blvd. Linda Barber, President, 887-7979

June 3 – Dr. Dana Willems, Ret Professor of Columbia University, “The 2008 Election.” 393-0881.
June 10 - Pat Kilburn, Candidate for AZ Rep Dist 29. Res 722-2790, cell 907-8792.
June 17 - David McGowan and Doug Esposito, Candidates for AZ House of Representatives, LD 30, invited.
June 24 – Frank Antenori, Candidate for AZ House of Rep LD 30, 749-9299.
July 1 - Pete Hershberger, Senator and Candidate for AZ State Senate, 247-7903.


Just a friendly reminder that you still have time to get tickets to our annual "FunRaiser" on June 14th at El Parador Restaurant, 5:00 to 9:00 PM.

A fun night of food and gaming is planned. Tickets are $50 which includes lots of food and $50 worth of gaming chips. You can use your winnings, save your chips or purchase additional chips to bid on some great silent auction items. Also, there will be Salsa music and dancing after the event.

Please contact CeCe Stevens - 907-0102 or Mary Preble 409-9269 for tickets.


June 20th - "Breakfast with the Candidates", 8:30 am at the Madera Clubhouse in Quail Creek. LD30 Representative candidates Frank Antenori, Sharon Collins, David Gowan and Doug Sposito will be at the breakfast meeting. Cost of the buffet breakfast is $10.00 which includes waffles, strawberry topping, syrup, orange juice, coffee, tip and tax. For reservations or more information contact Darren Venters at 207-3382.
July 19th - Theodore Roosevelt Golf Tournament at Quail Creek County Club. The 7:30 am shotgun start is a four person scramble of Men's, Women's and Mixed teams. John Munger, former Chairman of the Pima County Republican Party, is the keynote speaker at the luncheon to follow the golf tournament. Cost: $70.00 golf tournament & luncheon. Luncheon is open to non-golfers, cost $20.00. This event is being hosted by SPARC, QCRC and SPARCL. For more information or an entry form contact Christi Tucker 207-5754 or


Hi Everyone! We want to let you know what is going on with SAZ TARS... We have been working really hard to raise money for our DC trip! We would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have generously contributed to our fund. We only need $1000 more to send everyone! This is a great opportunity to invest in Americas Future. We only have two more weeks to raise money!! If you are interested in sending a TAR to DC please make your check payable to SAZ TARS and send your contribution to SAZ TARS c/o Ashley Hepler 3560 S Frick Ave, Tucosn, AZ 85730. Also, check out our website to see what we've been up to!!

Thanks again for your support!

Ashley Hepler SAZ TARS Chair

The Southern Arizona Teenage Republicans is holding a FREE seminar on "How to Deal with Difficult People" presented by Jack Harris on Tuesday June 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Clements Center at 8155 E Poincianna (Just South of Pantano/Escalante) in the Meeting Room.


June 14th - SPARC Board Meeting 9:00 am at Green Valley Republican Headquarters in the Green Valley Mall. The meeting is open to the public. Following the meeting SPARC will be manning the headquarters, volunteers needed to help work on SPARC mailer after meeting. Contact: Cathy Graf 625-1742
July 12th - SPARC Board Meeting 9:00 am at the Green Valley Republican Headquarters in the Green Valley Mall. The meeting is open to the public. Following the meeting SPARC will be manning the headquarters, volunteers need to help prepare for July 19th Theodore Roosevelt Golf Tournament. Contact: Cathy Graf 625-1742


"Republican Round-Up" on June 13th at the Cow Palace restaurant in Amado, AZ, just south of Green Valley. Barbeque chicken, beef with all the trimmings. Will start at 5:30, soft drinks and tea included with the meal, cash bar. I am contacting all candidates running for office to generate interest in attending. Event is being sponsored by Quail Creek, SPARC and SPARCL Republican parties.

Congressman Eric Cantor visiting the Old Pueblo!

This coming Sunday, June 8th, for any club members who are interested, Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup and Arizona Senate President Tim Bee are hosting a fundraising reception for a reception Congressman Eric Cantor (VA).

Congressman Cantor is the Chief Deputy Republican Whip in United States House of Representatives. Anybody who would be interested in attending and helping raise money for our Republican candidates should (VA) RSVP to Kristin Young ASAP. You can reach Kristin @ or by phone @ 860-916-5527.

The Cantor for Congress campaign has suggested contributions of $500, with a maximum contribution $2,300 per person.

Monday, June 2, 2008

June 9 Meeting will feature Victor Williams

Hey everybody, we had a great May meeting with Joe Higgins. Our next meeting will be next Monday, June 9 @ 7 pm. We will back @ Shogun Sushi & our exciting speaker will be Victor Williams, who is running for the Arizona State House of Representatives in District 26.

Victor Williams has been a local Republican activist. He helped run the Get-Out-the-Vote Program for the Pima County Republican Party in 2006. Vic was elected Treasurer of the Pima County Republican Party in 2006 & currently serves as Vice Chairman for Republicans in LD26.

You can find more information about Vic and his campaign on his campaign website @

If you will be able to make it to the meeting, please contact Tyler Mott. See you all there.