by Shawnna Bolick
Phoenix, AZ- March 12, 2018- Today, a group of like-minded education reformers endorsed Shawnna Bolick for an open seat in the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 20. Here is what they had to say about candidate Bolick:
"We need elected officials who will put parents first over bureaucrats. Shawnna Bolick has been a passionate voice for parental school choice for over two decades. Her dedication to ensuring parents maintain control of their school children's curriculum is paramount. I know Ms. Bolick will represent parents well once she's elected to the Arizona Legislature."
~ Jared Taylor
Member, State Board of Education
Gilbert Town Councilman
"In order for Arizona to prosper we need to return to the founding principles of our country - individual liberty, fiscal responsibility and free enterprise. Shawnna Bolick is dedicated to these principles and she has common sense. If we are going to win this battle over fiscal responsibility, we need more citizens like Shawnna serving in the Arizona Legislature.”
~ Jean McGrath
current Member of Maricopa Community College District's Governing Board, District 4
former Central Arizona Project Board of Directors
former Arizona legislator
“I heartily endorse Shawnna Bolick for the Legislative District 20 State House of Representatives because of her conservative philosophy and experience in all areas of education. Her contributions to the legislative decision-making would resolve long-standing problems we now face. She knows her stuff!”
~ Johanna Haver
current Member of Maricopa County Community College Governing Board, District 3
Bolick stated, “I am thankful for our continued support for our legislative run. I have gotten to know these fine individuals through my community involvement. I got to know Mr. Taylor while serving on the Arizona State Board of Education’s Standards Committee and value his insights.” She added, “from Kindergarten to the community college level I believe we can give the power back to the consumer and away from the bureaucrats trying to control each and every decision meant for parents, teachers and students.”Read more
By Virginia Korte
The lack of a robust public transportation system in our city is one of the reasons the new bike share program is an overwhelming success – which, I believe, is a creative way to address our mass transit shortcomings.
Citizens’ participation in the program is nothing short of amazing. In just the first three and a half months since it was initiated, there have been approximately 110,000 what the bike companies call “rides.” In fact, during the Parada del Sol Parade earlier this month, they tracked about 4,000 rides.
It’s these kinds of statistics that have made Scottsdale one of the most successful markets in the country for bike share, according to the bike companies.
Admittedly, the rapid success of bike share has created several challenges. But none of them are insurmountable. While it’s the responsibility of the bike companies to ensure that bike share works efficiently, our city staff is working closely with the companies to make sure the program meets our community’s standards and expectations.Read more
By Bolick for Arizona
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shawnna Bolick Earns Strong Support from Arizona Legislators
Phoenix, AZ- February 23, 2018- Today, Shawnna Bolick received over a dozen endorsements for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 20.
"I am honored to have the early backing of so many fantastic sitting members of the Arizona Legislature," stated Bolick. "I very much look forward to tackling the toughest issues facing Arizona, ensuring we leave Arizona in a better place for future generations to come," exclaimed Bolick.
The following members of the Arizona House of Representatives and Arizona Senate have endorsed Shawnna Bolick today:
Representative David Stringer, Prescott (LD-1)
Representative Mark Finchem, Tucson (LD-11)
Representative Travis Grantham, Gilbert (LD-12)
Representative Darin Mitchell, Goodyear (LD-13)
Representative Jeff Weninger, Chandler (LD-17)
Representative Jill Norgaard, Phoenix (LD-18)
Representative Anthony Kern, Glendale (LD-20)
Representative Kevin Payne, Peoria (LD-21)
Representative Ben Toma, Peoria (LD-22)
Representative Jay Lawrence, Scottsdale (LD-23)
Representative Maria Syms, Paradise Valley (LD-28)
State Senator Warren Petersen, Gilbert (LD-12)
State Senator Rick Gray, Sun City (LD-21)
Phoenix Initiative, Co-Chaired by Councilman DiCiccio and Former Congressman Chaffetz, on Track to Make August Ballot
|February 13, 2018
PHOENIX - Responsible Budgets, a Phoenix ballot initiative being supported by Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio and former U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz, announced today that they have now gathered more than 13,000 validated signatures, and are on track to turn in over 32,000 signatures – far more than the 20,510 needed – in time to place Responsible Budgets on the ballot this August.
With pension costs for cities soaring nationwide, and with Phoenix recently being named one of cities with the worst pension deficits, now is the time to act," said Councilman DiCiccio. "It’s just like your credit card, the longer you let that balance keep building up, the more it costs to pay it off." DiCiccio continued, "Pretty soon these deficits are going to start taking away our ability to pay for things like street maintenance, public transportation, libraries, police and fire – the stuff that really really matters to our citizens. Responsible Budgets is a major step in heading off that disaster."
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Gateway Trailhead
By Solange for Scottsdale
Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve is the largest urban preserve in the nation! As a Councilwoman, I will ensure that a Desert EDGE/DDC in the Preserve requires voter approval.
After all, the Preserve came into being at the ballot box and voters should have the final word on any major changes involving the Preserve.
I think Scottsdale voters will decide to keep the Preserve.... preserved.
If that is the decision, we should celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Preserve’s Gateway Trailhead with a small plaque that reads:
THE PEOPLE OF SCOTTSDALE PROTECTED THIS LAND TWICE
Which may cause some to wonder, "How did this land get protected the first time?" And, "Who is 'Carla' anyway?" Let me share a bit of history.....
Carla, famously with no last name, was one of the first people to dream of a McDowell Sonoran Preserve and then ACT on it! She devoted over a decade of her life, inspiring leaders and fellow citizens to join her in an effort to preserve a large swath of arguably the most expensive and beautiful desert in all of Arizona. Scottsdale voters supported the vision and approved multiple tax hikes to acquire and protect the land forever. The creation of the Preserve is almost as miraculous as the desert it encompasses and our community has a miracle maker named Carla to thank!Read more
Race Already Has A Stalwart Candidate In Steve Smith
Republican Wendy Rogers Announces Congressional Run to Unseat Tom O'Halleran
Flagstaff, AZ - Wendy Rogers, a conservative entrepreneur and retired Air Force officer who supported Donald Trump in the primaries, announces her run for the United States House of Representatives in the 1st Congressional District of Arizona.
A copy of the announcement video can be found on Wendy Rogers' Facebook Page.
A full text of her speech is below:
"Good afternoon, I’m Wendy Rogers . . . a conservative Republican.
I come to you now, running the race to serve as your congresswoman for Arizona's 1st Congressional District . . . in Sedona, home of our current Democrat congressman.
Thanks to President Trump, our nation, and its economy are reviving. Yet there is more to do and I want to help!
We must repeal Obamacare for the sake of our nation’s health and resolve illegal immigration, which threatens national security. We must build the Wall and end sanctuary cities once and for all. Respect for the rule of law has eroded. Our nation’s very identity and history are under attack, with liberals trying to erase Columbus, Washington, and Jefferson.
It’s up to us to protect the most vulnerable - our unborn and the elderly; as well as our very own families with our God-given right to keep and bear arms under the 2nd Amendment. Our strained, but steadfast, military is our last bulwark. America’s veterans are precious. I swore my life’s oath to secure the United States against "all enemies, foreign and domestic". I will do this again as your congresswoman.
As a 5th generation career military officer, I was privileged to serve as one of the Air Force‘s first women pilots. I’m now a successful business entrepreneur.Read more
I want you to be one of the first to know about the new commitment I am making to Scottsdale – because I believe you should hear it directly from me.
For nearly 30 years, I have dedicated myself to helping maintain our wonderful quality of life. I have always worked to put Scottsdale first.
Now I believe it’s time for me to make the ultimate commitment to helping shape the vision and provide the leadership for our city.
I am planning to pursue the office of mayor.Read more
By Joe Arpaio
I filed the paperwork to run for United States Senate in Arizona to fill the seat that Jeff Flake is leaving behind.
I have thought long and hard about this decision. And I did not make it without many discussions with my wonderful wife of over sixty years, Ava. And Ava agrees with me. We cannot sit idly by while our nation faces unprecedented challenges. President Trump needs my help in the Senate. He needs a conservative vote he can count on, and a voice in the Senate who knows first hand the threats our nation is dealing with.
And, that's why I'm running for United States Senate.
As the Sheriff of America's fourth-most populous county for two decades, I witnessed every day the danger our streets and neighborhoods are facing. As Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, my deputies and I locked up violent drug dealers, callous human traffickers, and thousands of criminal gang members that were in this country illegally.
Friend, with many of President Obama's failed and dangerous policies still in place, our nation is not safe - at least not yet. President Trump is working around the clock to make America great again, but he can't do this alone - he needs our conservative voice and my vote in Washington.
Compared to when I was growing up in Springfield, Massachusetts as the proud son of Italian immigrants, our country today is barely recognizable. You know exactly what I'm talking about...
- Sanctuary cities like San Francisco are literally refusing to hold illegal immigrants accountable for their actions, just to further their politically correct, pro-Amnesty agenda.
- The once bedrock American commitment to paying our bills has been replaced by over $20 Trillion in national debt.
- The liberal Left attacks the rights of law abiding gun owners -- but doesn't even bat an eye while so-called "doctors" slaughter millions of unborn children in their mother's womb every single year.
- Millionaire athletes are lionized by the fake news media as "heroes" for disrespecting the American flag and refusing to stand for our national anthem.
Enough is enough. I'm running for Senate because I want America to be great again.
I know this isn't going to be easy. I know I'll be attacked by the far left, the establishment right and of course, the liberal media. The media is going to say every nasty thing they can think of and try to break me. But, Friend, I have never been one to shy away from a fight - and I can't in good conscience sit back in retirement knowing that my grandchildren will inherit a country worse off than the America I've spent my entire life defending.Read more
By Jim O'Connor
Recently, several friends suggested I clean up the Arizona Corporation Commission. They experienced significant ACC approved increases in power and water rates and they are looking for change.
Although retired, I have robust corporate experience worthy of the office.
I am running as a Clean Elections candidate so that I can fairly execute the responsibilities of the job, free from special interest influence.
But there are two requirements before I can fight for you.
First, I must collect 8,000 nomination petition signatures from Independent and Republican voters statewide. Please sign the online petition.
Second, I must collect 1,800 five dollar ($5) qualifying contributions from registered Arizona voters of any party. These will be paid to the Arizona Clean Elections Fund.
To help me, click the two links below, fill out the form and look for the name, James "Jim" O'Connor.
And thank you for your support.
— Jim O'Connor
By Sal DiCiccio
I’m writing today on behalf of Phil Lovas, who is running for the 8th Congressional District seat.
I’ve known Phil for years and truly believe he’s the best choice to send to Congress. I also believe he has the best chance to win the special primary election on Feb. 27. Phil is a smart, dedicated, family man who believes the best government is a small government. He is committed to draining the swamp in Washington and protecting America. Phil supports term limits, ending pensions for members of Congress and making Congress live by the same laws they pass for us. He is a secure border advocate who also believes in a strong defense.
Phil previously served as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives. While there, he repeatedly voted to cut taxes and reduce the big hand of government. I’ve seen him in action defend small businesses from burdensome regulations while in the legislature and I have no doubt he will fight against big government as a member of Congress.Read more