Senate President Andy Biggs Endorses Robert Graham for Chairman of Arizona Republican Party

PHOENIX – Today Senate President Andy Biggs endorsed Robert Graham for a second term as Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. Graham is actively campaigning in an election to be held at the biennial meeting of the State Committee on January 24, 2015 at the Grace Community Church in Tempe.

President Andy Biggs said, “Conservatives are poised to work with our new Governor Doug Ducey to eliminate waste, shrink government, and work for the liberty of Arizona residents. We are grateful to have a partner in Robert Graham. Robert’s door is always open and he helped us bring Sylvia Allen back to the Senate, strengthening our caucus. Please join me in supporting Robert Graham.”

Responding to the endorsement Graham said, “President Biggs has been a major force in the conservative movement in Arizona politics for many years, and I am proud to stand with him in our efforts to support our party’s cause on behalf of the taxpayers.”

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Andy Biggs

 

Commissioner Tom Forese Endorses Robert Graham for Chairman of Arizona Republican Party

PHOENIX – Arizona Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese today endorsed Robert Graham for a second term as Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. Forese was recently elected to statewide office after serving four years in the state legislature. Graham is up for reelection at the biennial meeting of the State Committee on January 24, 2015 at the Grace Community Church in Tempe.

Forese said, “I am proud to support Robert Graham for a second term as state party chairman. As Doug Little and I won the primary and entered an incredibly hostile race against the Democrats, Robert was there every step of the way putting time, strategy and resources behind us. Under Robert’s leadership, the Republicans in Arizona won every statewide office. Looking to the 2016 elections we must hold a U.S. Senate seat and elect a Republican president of the United States. Robert is the man for the job! I look forward to working with him to keep Arizona red.”

Responding to the endorsement Graham said, “I’m incredibly grateful for Tom Forese’s support. Tom showed real grit on our tours around the state, working tirelessly to meet voters. He showed real caring and concern for all the voters he met and his message of growing our economy, and of his ancestor’s coming to this country in search of the American dream resonated with all audiences. Tom helped our entire ticket by his work ethic and the respect he displayed to grassroots activists, donors, and every voter he encountered across Arizona. I’m grateful to have the support of leaders like Tom.”

Tom Forese Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission

Tom Forese Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission

Endorsements

Bruce Ash

National Republican Committeeman

Diane DouglasSuperintendent of Public Instruction-Elect

Sharon Giese

National Republican Committeewoman

Seraphim Larsen

Pinal County Republican Committee Chairman

Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County Sheriff

Delos Bond

Apache County Republican Committee Chairman

Russell Pearce

Former Arizona Senate President

Jonathan Lines

Yuma County Republican Central Committee Chairman

Gary Morris

Gila County Republican Committee Chairman

Eric Morgan

Legislative District 22 Chairman

Rim Country Republican Club Joan LangPalo Verde Republican Women President
Representative Brenda BartonR-Payson

Donna Alu

Tucson Republican Women President

Lolly Hathhorn

Gila County Republican Committee Vice Chairman

Jeff OravitsFlagstaff City Council Member
Representative Warren PetersenR-Gilbert

Andy McKinney

Star Valley Town Council Member

James DuttonYavapai County GOP Chairman

Jean McGrath

Maricopa Community College District Board Member

Republican Women Leaders Endorse Robert Graham for Second Term as AZGOP Chairman

PHOENIX – Robert Graham today received endorsements from two longtime Republican Party women leaders who have been active in their support of the party and our candidates. Both voiced support for Robert Graham’s quest for a second term as Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. Graham is up for reelection at the biennial meeting of the State Committee on January 24, 2015 at the Grace Community Church in Tempe.

Joan Lang, President of the Palo Verde Republican Women and a Precinct Committeeman in Legislative District 23, said, I first heard of Robert Graham about two and a half years ago when he announced his run for State GOP Chair. I did not know him at all, but I did know that Arizona needed to elect a strong leader for that position. We needed a person who could fundraise,  a person who could help bring the State into the IT world, and a person who could speak well and represent our State with honor.  I found that Robert had all of these qualities and more.

“After speaking to him and hearing what his plans were, I decided that he was the right person for the job. I do not believe that I was wrong with my opinion. Robert has done everything he told me he would do as Chairman.  Under his guidance Arizona did use the internet to keep up with the Democrats, beating them at their own game. He raised much needed money. He went out and got involved with minority groups here in Arizona and showed them why they should look at the Republican Party for the change they need within their neighborhoods. He built up a good reputation in the State and has always made us proud.

“Ultimately, Robert’s accomplishments can be summed up by looking at the election results for 2014. The Republicans won the State by big margins. We gained a Congressional seat. Arizona went from purple to red. We are looking at another difficult campaign in 2016….why in the world would we change horses mid stream? Robert has the momentum, let’s let him continue the job.”

Donna Alu, President of the Tucson Republican Women and former Chair of Legislative District 9 Republican Committee, said, “I am supporting Chairman Graham in the upcoming election. Because of his leadership, Republicans have retained all six statewide offices. As Chair of Legislative District 9 during the past election, I have observed the cooperation southern Arizona received from the state party: the state office, the telephone system set up in Pima County Headquarters where over 40,000 calls were made. I believe this was a key factor in the election of Martha McSally, only the second candidate to be elected to Congress from southern Arizona since statehood.”

Joan Lang President, Palo Verde Republican Women

Joan Lang
President, Palo Verde Republican Women

Donna Alu President, Tucson Republican Women

Donna Alu
President, Tucson Republican Women

State Senator Kelli Ward Endorses Lisa Gray and Jeni White for Maricopa County Republican Party Leadership

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Phoenix, AZ
 – State Senator and incoming Chairman of the Senate Education Committee Kelli Ward has endorsed Lisa Gray and Jeni White for Maricopa County Republican Party Leadership.

“While I don’t live in Maricopa County, what happens in Maricopa County affects the entire state and with the 2016 Presidential election right around the corner we need strong leadership at the helm of Maricopa County,” said Ward. “That’s why I’m fully supporting Lisa Gray for Chairman and Jeni White for First Vice-Chair. These two women are dynamite and you couldn’t ask for a better team. Both are not only solid conservatives but they also have a proven track record of getting things done and our state would greatly benefit from these two leading Maricopa County.”

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Lisa Gray and Jeni White have been deeply involved in grassroots politics for years.  Both have a long list of concrete accomplishments and leadership positions held, including serving as Legislative District Chairmen, and a proven track record of working together. To learn more about the candidates and details of their plan, please visit www.TeamRed.GOP

State Senator-Elect Debbie Lesko Endorses Lisa Gray for Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party

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Phoenix, AZ – Legislative District 21 State Senator-Elect, Debbie Lesko has endorsed Lisa Gray for Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.

“I wholeheartedly support Lisa and her candidacy for Chairman of our County Party. Lisa is a proven leader, full of energy and passionate about the Republican Party,” said Lesko. “Being in the same district as Lisa, I have witnessed first hand how she works tirelessly organizing precinct walks, fundraising events, PC training, and GOTV efforts. I know that she will lead Maricopa County with the same energy and passion as she has in the West Valley. I encourage all Precinct Committeemen to join me in supporting Lisa Gray.”

“I’m honored to have Senator-Elect Lesko’s support,” said Gray. “Debbie is a staunch conservative and a strong supporter of limited government and fiscal responsibility. Debbie also isn’t afraid to stand up for what is right even when it isn’t popular to do so. I have a lot of respect for Senator-Elect Lesko.”

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Lisa has been deeply involved in grassroots politics for years in Arizona. Most recently she was the campaign manager for State Treasurer-Elect Jeff DeWit and coordinator for the AZGOP Super Saturday statewide GOTV effort. She has a long list of leadership experience including serving as a Legislative District Chairman, First and Second Vice Chairman, Sun City Republican Club President and Northwest Valley Tea Party Co-Leader. To learn more, visit www.TeamRed.GOP

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Endorses Aaron Borders for Maricopa GOP 2nd Vice Chair

Aaron Borders

(Phoenix) – Today, Aaron Borders announced the coveted endorsement of Sheriff Joe Arpaio in his run for 2nd Vice Chair of the Maricopa County Republican Committee. Sheriff Arpaio, known nationally for his stubborn commitment to enforce immigration laws against growing odds, is a highly respected voice amongst conservatives in the Republican Party.

Sheriff Arpaio said, “Aaron Borders will be a welcome addition to the MCRC leadership team, and I highly endorse him for the position of 2nd Vice Chair. His work ethic and conservative principles are needed in our Party in order to win elections in the 2016 cycle. I look forward to seeing what Aaron can bring to the MCRC in the months ahead, and I hope that you will join me in supporting Aaron Borders for 2nd Vice Chair of the Maricopa County Republican Committee.”

“I am so humbled and encouraged by Sheriff Arpaio’s endorsement,” Borders stated. “His conservative leadership in the face of Obama’s lawless administration is admirable and the main reason I pushed to earn his endorsement. The road to Party leadership in Arizona usually goes through the toughest Sheriff in America, and I am blessed to have his support as I move forward to the MCRC elections.”

Aaron Borders is married to Shelly Borders, a fourth-generation Arizonan. They have four young children. Aaron is a business owner, a board member of the West Valley Youth Sports Commission, and a licensed financial specialist. In his limited free time, Aaron enjoys serving at his church, spending time with his family and coaching his sons in football. In addition to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Aaron has been endorsed by Arizona House Majority Leader-elect Steve Montenegro, Arizona House Majority Whip-elect David Livingston, Representative Darin Mitchell, Senator Don Shooter, Maricopa Community College At-Large-elect Tracy Livingston, former LD 16 Chairman Constantin Querard and many other active Maricopa County Precinct Committeemen.

Robert Graham Endorsed by Elected GOP Leaders Throughout Arizona


PHOENIX – Robert Graham today received endorsements from three important party leaders, spanning the state and including both rural and Valley GOP organizations. Party leaders elected by Apache County and Yuma County Republicans joined with the Legislative District 22 (Sun City West/Peoria) leader in Maricopa County to endorse Robert Graham for a second term as Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. Graham is up for reelection at the biennial meeting of the State Committee on January 24, 2015 at the Grace Community Church in Tempe.

Delos Bond, Chairman of the Apache County Republican Committee in northeast Arizona, wrote to Graham, “I want to congratulate you on a very successful campaign season for the Arizona Republican Party and Republican candidates this past mid-term election. Your special leadership and campaign plan, along with your fundraising effort has laid the foundation for Republican success across the State of Arizona. As you are moving forward with your campaign for another term as Party Chairman, I want you to know, you have my personal endorsement and I will continue to support you as Chairman for the Arizona Republican Party for the great State of Arizona.”

Jonathan Lines, Chairman of the Yuma County Republican Central Committee in southwest Arizona, also endorsed Graham.
These two county party chairmen were joined by Eric Morgan, Chairman of Legislative District 22 in Maricopa County. Morgan said, “I am pleased to support Robert Graham for State Chairman of the Republican Party of Arizona. Not only do I know Robert to be a champion for conservative, constitutionally sound Republican principles but I have also found him to a master at positioning our state party exactly where it needs to be. For local committees to make serious headway advancing Republican principles, our party needs infrastructure, knowledge, tools and money. Robert Graham understands this and in two short years has made monumental strides in making readily available the resources local committees need to not only win elections, but promote Republican values among the voters and expand the party in the years beyond a very successful 2014. He has led the forging of new and repairing of old alliances with vastly varying communities of interest across the state, giving us, the volunteers of the party, the opportunities to engage in discussion and advance our message. At the same time, he earned the respect of many important organizations nationwide, positioning Arizona as a model for the nation. He’s done this while respecting the autonomy and direction of the individual districts, counties, and their Republican volunteers. Thanks to Robert and his team, we now have an ever expanding set of resources to allow each of us to continue pushing the needle to the right. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together over the next two years leading to November 2016.

 

Delos Bond Apache County GOP Chairman

Delos Bond
Apache County GOP Chairman

Jonathan Lines Yuma County GOP Chairman

Jonathan Lines
Yuma County GOP Chairman

Eric Morgan LD 22 Chairman

Eric Morgan
LD 22 GOP Chairman

Pinal County Republican Chairman Endorses Robert Graham for AZGOP Chairman

PHOENIX – Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, today received an endorsement from Pinal County GOP Chairman Seraphim Larsen, who credited Graham for helping the county party win every contested race in the county. Graham is up for reelection to be decided at the meeting of the State Committee on January 24, 2015 at the Grace Community Church in Tempe.

Larsen wrote“It has been such a pleasure working with Robert Graham on our Republican Get Out The Vote effort this election season. We have never had such an easy time coordinating with the state party.“Chairman Graham set up regional AZGOP Victory Offices all over the state. The staff at the offices in our area bent over backwards to help our county PC efforts in whatever way possible — providing meeting space on short notice, delivering GOTV materials all across the county, and just being available to help.

“Chairman Graham did a fantastic job raising money for the Republican Party, and gladly shared those funds with local party organizations. Our Pinal County PCs are well organized for boots-on-the-ground GOTV work, and with slate cards customized for each local area, designed and delivered by us but paid for by AZGOP, we reached twice as many voters as we have ever done in the past.

“All these efforts produced fantastic results in Pinal County, winning every contested race in the county. I would love to see this fruitful collaboration continue, and I heartily endorse Robert Graham for re-election as AZGOP Chairman.”

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Seraphim Larsen, Chairman of the Pinal County Republican Committee

Superintendent-Elect Diane Douglas Endorses Robert Graham for Second Term as AZGOP Chairman

PHOENIX – Today Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party first elected in January of 2013, received the endorsement of Diane Douglas, who was recently elected Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. Graham is up for reelection to be decided at the meeting of the State Committee on January 24, 2015 at the Grace Community Church in Tempe.

Superintendent-Elect Douglas, who will take the oath of office and begin a four year term in January, said,“I’m happy to support Robert Graham’s reelection as chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. Robert led the Republican team on a successful Victory Tour just days after the primary election. I know that he cared about my campaign and worked tirelessly for the election of our entire state team. Robert is committed to defending conservative principles. Robert stood up for Arizona parents by joining the unanimous vote at the Republican National Committee to oppose the federal intrusion into our state education system and our local schools through Common Core and other federal controls. I appreciate his commitment to our shared values supporting options and choices for parents for their children’s education. Join me in voting to re-elect Robert Graham as our Arizona Republican Party Chairman.”

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Superintendent-Elect Diane Douglas

Graham thanked Douglas saying, “With 1.5 million voters casting a vote for Superintendent of Public Instruction, every vote mattered in a contest decided by a 1 percent margin. Diane worked with our Victory team to travel the state, work with the slate of candidates, and to hold to her solid values and opposition to Common Core. We are lucky to have her as our Superintendent.”

James Dutton, Chairman of Yavapai County GOP, Endorses AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham for Second Term

PHOENIX – The Arizona Republican Party’s Chairman, Robert Graham, today received the endorsement of James Dutton who serves as Chairman of the Yavapai County Republican Committee. Graham is up for reelection at the meeting of the State Committee to be held on January 24, 2015 at the Grace Community Church in Tempe.

In his endorsement Chairman Dutton wrote, “The office of State Chairman requires a multi-talented person with above average character and integrity. Someone who can raise funds without caveats, forge alliances without unsavory contingencies, and who stands unapologetically for the principles and platform of the Republican Party. Robert Graham has proven himself to be this kind of leader, a man of vision, purpose and determination. He is a defender of constitutional government, conservative principles and personal liberty. Please join me in supporting Robert Graham for State Chairman.”

Yavapai County is home to more than 50,000 Republican voters, more than double the number of Democrats registered there. The county also enjoys consistently having the highest voter turnout in the state, most recently boasting a 60 percent turnout in the 2014 general election.