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Rob Haney throws his hat in the ring following two years of outstanding accomplishments

A m e r i c a n  P o s t – G a z e t t e

Distributed by C O M M O N  S E N S E , in Arizona
December 23, 2010

It’s right before Christmas, and we think it’s stunning

For County Chairman, Rob Haney is running

Rob Haney throws his hat in the ring following two years of outstanding accomplishments:

It has been my honor to serve as your Maricopa County Chairman these past two years.  I am running for reelection and ask for your vote on Jan 8, since the job of implementing the grassroots conservative message remains ongoing.  My political ideology has not changed since 1964 when as a student at Penn State I backed Barry Goldwater for president.

Unity in the Republican Party must be based upon support of Constitutional and Republican Platform principles of limited government or we become but a wing of the Democrat Party.

As precinct committeemen (PCs), we do not lose our first amendment right to free speech in advocating for or against political policies.  This is especially true when a policy proposed by a Republican Representative is clearly in opposition to the Constitution and is opposed by the majority of Republicans.     

During the last two years while I served as your Chairman we have:

·          Increased Maricopa County Republican new voter registrations by 59,212

·          Increased Maricopa County Republican PC rolls by 40% from 2,079 to 2,884 under the direction of Executive Director Tom Husband and Member-at- large Dan Schultz, which helped fuel the massive and historic Republican victories of 2010

·          Closely monitored expenses and operated on a sound financial basis

·          Provided resources by which PCs could receive a concealed carry permit

·          Provided resources by which PCs could receive training in Founders’ Principles and the meaning of the Constitution

·          Provided line-by-line Maricopa County Republican Committee Bylaws training for District Chairmen elected in 2008

·          Provided hard copy Republican Platform booklets for fund raising & PC education

·          Provided website where PCs could obtain copies of the County and State Bylaws

·          Provided County Office service through the volunteer office staff directed by Karen Thomas

·          Provided County Briefs and Events Calendar through the volunteer talent of Communications Director, Frosty Taylor

·          Provided GOP County website service through the volunteer talent of Kevin Myers

·          Provided voting ballot and computer tally services at a significantly reduced cost for District

·          Reorganization Meetings through the volunteer talent of George Teegarden

·          Established working relationships with TEA Party organizations to encourage their enthusiastic participation in the Republican Party

·          Provided PC training when it was not available in the Legislative Districts

·          Walked precincts in LDs 23 (Avondale, Tolleson) & 25 (Tonopah) recruiting PCs and district officers where they never before existed, aiding in Republican upset wins in 2010.

Rob Haney BIO

Education…..1964, Business Management, Penn State University

Military……….1964-1968, Captain, USAF

Employment.1969-2002, IBM Corp, various staff and management positions

Politics………1996-2010, PC, State Committeeman, County and State Member-at-Large,

                      Lincoln Bust Award, District Chairman, County Chairman

Family………Married to Marne for 43 yrs: Daughters, Kathleen Haney Bufkin and

                      Sister Karol Marie Haney, (Carrie)

Membership..Mesa Right-to-Life, Focus on the Family, American Family Association, AZ

                      Citizens Defense League, National Rifle Association, Pachyderm Coalition,

                      Goldwater Institute, TEA Party, American Citizens United, AZ Republican

                      Assembly, Pachyderm Member of the Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club,

                      American Legion Post 75, Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

Other………..AZ Capitol Times in Dec. 2008, referred to me as the man seen as the leader of

                      Arizona’s Grassroots Republican movement.

Endorsed……By Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Senator Russell Pearce, President of the AZ Senate

Questions….. , 602-996-1004

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          There was much fanfare this week as the Census Bureau unveiled the official Census figures before the end of the year, as required by law. Everyone here in Arizona was paying particularly close attention.  There was certainty that Arizona would pick up one legislative seat to nine, and who knows perhaps a 10th?

          Of course, as has been well detailed, there was a slowdown in settlement here in Arizona by illegal aliens after the 2004 proposition requiring employer sanctions for hiring illegal aliens and requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration. This law perhaps single handedly derailed any opportunity, in fact most certainly prevented Arizona from picking up two additional seats instead of just one.

          What can’t be explained however, is the incredible drop in population from the July 2009 estimates from the US Census Bureau when contrasted with the Official Census as of April 1, 2010; the figures that were just released this week.  Here are the gory details:

          According to Quick Facts, Arizona’s estimated July 2009 population was 6,595,778. The population change was 28.6%, a very healthy increase.  HOWEVER, the “Official” Census figures showed Arizona’s population on April 1st this year to be only 6,392,017!  This is a precipitous drop of over 203,000 people in Arizona, and only a 24.6% change from 2000!  Now when you compare the difference for any other state in our region, or across the country, no other state had any population drop! Oops! The exception is Michigan, which did show a loss of 83 thousand people in the same time. That’s not surprising, since the auto industry has been demolished by the Obama and the Unions. Now just NW of Arizona in Nevada, the fastest growing state in the nation; in spite of the Nation’s highest unemployment rate at 14.3% STILL gained 57 thousand people in this same time that Arizona lost.  The facts don’t lie, so WHY would there be such a change? Don’t take my word for it look at the websites and compare the figures for yourself.

          Well, obviously the answer is wrapped around the most significant legislation in 2010, SB1070, which required the state police departments and County sheriff’s offices, to verify identity and citizenship of anyone who is stopped for some other violation.  Certainly this legislation pushed the Illegal Immigration battle to the forefront of the National debate.  However, the Legislature did NOT EVEN PASS the law until April 19th and the governor signed it on April 23rd! So IF the Census bureau figures are based on April 1st population and they show such a huge drop in population BEFORE April first, ISN’T it the cruelest of April Fool’s jokes?

          Now, WHO would EVER question the integrity of the Census Bureau? Well let me remind you of one crucial fact: The Obama administration took the control of the Census away from the Commerce Department, moving it to the White House.  So I ask, WHO would EVER question the integrity of the White House!!??

          Yes, there were recent news reports that we’d lose population due to SB1070, perhaps as much as 100K  (Many in Arizona might say, ‘Good Riddance!’).  But 200K? And BEFORE the bill even passed? Give me a Break!  Why should we trust a bureaucracy and the Political Party that encourages IRS to investigate Non-Profits who oppose abortion, and prosecutes actors while ignoring the Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner? This is the administration that is ready to hire over 16,000 new IRS agents to enforce the Health Care bill, threatens to shut down the Internet and demands that Fox News and Glenn Beck to be silenced. Why WOULD we trust anything they tell us?

          SO, while we were indeed in the hunt for that elusive tenth Congressional seat, perhaps even passing Washington, and having indeed passed Massachusetts and Indiana in population; this White House controlled Census now shows us losing 203K in nine short months. All BEFORE SB1070 became law. Who woulda thunk it!?