Wednesday, February 8, 2012
For those of you who don't know, my name is Tyler Mott & I was just elected as the new Chairman of the Pima County Young Republican Club during our January 10th meeting. I am honored by this opportunity & strongly believe that this will be a great year for Republicans in Arizona & nationally. The other club members elected to help lead our club are Michael Cole as Vice Chairman, Absalom Hall as Treasurer, and Kevin Hartung as Secretary.
We have exciting plans for this coming Election year & we have a lot of work to do. With a Presidential Election, an election for US Senate, a number of Congressional seats up for grabs, new State Legislative Districts to fight for, and a number of county and other elections, our candidates need as much help as we can give them. It's going to take a lot of work, and the Pima County YRs plan to have a very busy year that will allow for our members to actively engage in this election cycle.
We are starting things very early this year due to the tragic events of last year's shooting in Tucson that killed 6 innocent people and wounded 19 others including the critical injuries suffered by Congressman Gabrielle Giffords. Rep. Giffords has decided to step aside to focus on her recovery. We hope the best for her and her family and pray that she can fully recover. The effects of that madman's rampage will be felt here for a very, very long time. Rep. Giffords' resignation means that we will have an early Special Election to replace her in Congress.
The YRs will be inviting the Republican candidates for Congressional District 8 the opportunity to share their positions with our members, and we hope that they will all be able to join us at one of our upcoming meetings. I will get you all more details as I have them.
We had invited former State Senate President Russell Pearce to speak at our January meeting, but he had unforeseen events that forced him to have to reschedule. Senator Pearce is tentatively slated to be our main invited speaker at our February 20th meeting. I will be getting all of the details out in the next couple days for everyone.
On a final note, I encourage everyone to come back here to our blog & to visit our website www.pimayrs.com often to be able to see updates from the club. We will be updating both of these very soon & as often as possible.
Thank you once again for your support, and I look forward to serving all of you.