More on the Passing of Scott Stewart

Scott was a kind person with a mild manner and a keen sense of duty and political instinct. He worked hard and loved the Republican Party. I knew him for many years, but got to know him well about 5 years ago after I was elected the County Treasurer. At the time, the County was in transition and I was determined to update the financial system and keep the books and filings on track. For consistency and continuity, I kept all the records at the headquarters. There were many times when Scott held my hand through long hours of an FEC nightmare or some computer glitch that only he could fix. When I was convinced it could not get worse – Scott calmly told me otherwise and helped me sift through the world of federal, state and local fiscal accountability – and he always did it with a smile on his face.
I am grateful for Scott – for all he knew, for all he did and for all he was. May God bless you, my friend.
The following is the obituary that will be in tomorrow’s paper:

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Scott Stewart joined his Lord on July 28, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona. Scott
was born in 1963 and was a graduate of Cactus High School in 1983 and
Northern Arizona University in 1989. Scott was preceded in death by his
father Wally Stewart.

Scott was active with the Arizona and California Republican parties and
served both over the past twenty years. He is survived by his mother,
Marlee J. Stewart of Peoria, Az. and his brother Randy, niece, Hannah,
nephews David and Jonathan of Roslyn, New York.

A memorial service will be at Sovereign Grace Church, 1280 N. Cooper Rd.,
Gilbert, AZ. 85233 at 11:00 a.m. on August 2, 2007.

The Family has requested donations in lieu of flowers be made to Sovereign
Grace Church (1280 N. Cooper Rd., Gilbert, AZ. 85233) or Kids Chance of
Arizona Organization (P.O. Box 36753, Phoenix, AZ 85067-6753).


Comments

  1. Bob J.: Are you one of these people who go funerals and protest? Do you sit in the audience at a memorial service and heckle the speakers during the eulogy? If you did, you would be forcibly removed.

    Your post was thoughtless and rude. If the moderators had any decency they would remove your post.

  2. If you have some kind of problem with someone, a eulogy is hardly the place to vent your spleen. That’s disrespectful at best!

    Moderators: Remove that post!

  3. Moderators? Anyone out there?

  4. Meghan Cox says

    Scott Stewart was a good friend to a lot of people. Scott has been involved in Republican politics for over twenty years.

    Moderator(s): Please remove Bob’s post.
    Bob J: Whoever you are: This was completely uncalled for and you should be ashamed of yourself. How dare you!

  5. Novangelus says

    Shame on Bob J. for his posting. One does not show respect for life by impugning the chararacter of the so recently deceased. You have taken political disagreement to low and shameful levels. Has our party become so low and debased that you feel justified in baseless and ad hominem attacks on the dead?
    You may have sniveling and petty grievences with Scott, but that man put in thousands of extra hours in behalf of the party–I doubt you can point to such a record.
    And only a committed fault-finder would find ill-intentions in LauraK’s post. She was honoring a friend. Is it not enough to slander the dead!

  6. Scott Stuart helped many people and candidates in his career. He was dedicated, hardworking and generous with his time. He will be missed and we mourn his passing. Our respects to his family and prayer for their comfort.

    P.S. I, too, hope that people who wish to be mean would not post and allow those of us who are grieving to have a place to commiserate.

  7. Bob J.: Now is not the time or place. It is not that your post is without merit. It certainly has merit. But what Scott did or didn’t do was a discussion that we had while Scott was alive. Like Scott, we’ve all done things that we are not proud of and I would like to think that when my time comes people will remember the good that I did rather than the bad. If the salutes and honors seem too extravagant for the Scott Stewart you knew, be the bigger man and let it slide. The destiny of most men is that they are forgotten in the passage of time. It will be so for Scott as it will be for you and me and likely everyone posting here. So allow Scott and his friends their moment, even if just in the hope that people will allow you and yours the same pleasure when your time comes. Rest in peace Scott.

  8. Sonoran Alliance says

    We thought it appropriate to remove BobJ’s comment. This is certainly one of those time to display respect, charity and civility despite any disagreements with the deceased.

  9. Moderators:
    Thank you for removing the offensive post.

  10. Moderators:
    Thank you for removing the offensive post.

    Scott Smith indeed was tremendously helpful to many people. He will be missed and remembered fondly by many.

  11. The California Republican Party’s Chairman Ron Nehring wrote a very nice tribute to Scott Stewart today. Perhaps the Arizona Republican Party (where Scott worked for a number of years) will follow suit.

    http://www.cagop.org/blog/

    Sunday, July 29, 2007Report from College Republican Conference at Reagan Library Our California College Republicans are one really impressive group.

    This morning I enjoyed speaking with the CRs on a variety of issues, including Iraq, the Global War on Terror, the 2008 campaign, and the important role College Republicans have played in campaigns throughout California. They just wrapped up a two day statewide conference in Simi Valley.

    Last year, the CRs were critical to victory in several special election campaigns where Republicans won, including the 50th Congressional District election, and the San Diego City Council District #2 election where victory added a Republican to that council.

    In addition to providing ground troops to supplement the local Republican ground operation, CR chapters are helping to give the next generation of Republican activists and leaders the practical experience that gives them an advantage when they choose to remain politically active after college.

    Nationally, the California College Republicans are among the best organized in the country. Ryan Clumpner and his team continue to take the group to the next level, following in the footsteps of his predecessors Stephen Puetz and Michael Davidson, who really raised the bar.
    posted by Ron Nehring at 12:43 PM

  12. Sorry: here is the correct posting from Ron Nehring:

    CRP Mourns Loss of Scott Stewart One of the brightest stars of last year’s successful campaign was Scott Stewart, who served in effect as the Chief Information Officer of the Victory campaign. Scott suddenly passed away this week in Phoenix.

    I remember spending what seemed like hours in the Burbank headquarters talking to Scott about all facets of database design and management, which was a huge part of our campaign last year. Scott had a keen understanding of both technology and politics, and a personality that made it easy to discuss either.

    Below is Scott’s obituary. Please take a moment to remember someone whom we truly valued as a member of the CRP family.

    Scott Stewart joined his Lord on July 28, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona. Scott was born in 1963 and was a graduate of Cactus High School in 1983 and Northern Arizona University in 1989. Scott was preceded in death by his father Wally Stewart.

    Scott was active with the Arizona and California Republican parties and served both over the past twenty years. He is survived by his mother, Marlee J. Stewart of Peoria, Az. and his brother Randy, niece, Hannah, nephews David and Jonathan of Roslyn, New York.

    A memorial service will be at Sovereign Grace Church, 1280 N. Cooper Rd., Gilbert, AZ. 85233 at 11:00 a.m. on August 2, 2007.

    The Family has requested donations in lieu of flowers be made to Sovereign Grace Church (1280 N. Cooper Rd., Gilbert, AZ. 85233) or Kids Chance of Arizona Organization (P.O. Box 36753, Phoenix, AZ 85067-6753).
    posted by Ron Nehring at 7:23 AM

  13. Julie:

    Leading instead of following, as we have now come to expect of them, Randy Pullen and the Arizona Republican Party made their statement a day earlier than the California Republican Party. It is posted on the home page here on Sonoran Alliance. I am copying it to this thread for your benefit and the benefit of other readers:

    The Arizona Republican Party issued this statement today:

    A FAREWELL TO SCOTT STEWART

    “The Arizona Republican Party pays tribute today to Scott Stewart who passed away yesterday.

    “For those who had the honor to know and work with Scott during his distinguished career, we will remember a gentleman and patriot who loved his family, his party and his country. Scott Stewart served the Republican Party in both Arizona and California with tremendous dedication and brought to the party an energy and enthusiasm that will not be forgotten.

    “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Stewart family and friends.”

    Randy Pullen

  14. Julee in Tucson says

    Scott Stuart was a man in possession of many qualities, among them patience, wit, persistance and a loving heart… God Bless you Scott..The world is a better place because you were here

  15. Roger - Secretary, PRBC says

    Wow! When I read his obit I was shocked. I read all the praise he gets for his political savvy, but he was also a huge hockey fan. I met him when he was involved with the Phoenix Roadrunners Booster Club. Seeing him at the majority of the games was great. He could talk hockey with the best of them and he even remembered the older Roadrunners from the 80’s & 90’s. He will be missed by all of us still involved with the Roadrunners and I know he’ll be watching all the games from above. Rest in Peace Scott!

  16. scott was my brother, we shared the same mother but his father took custody in the divorce. i only met him a few times in my life. i am just now learning of his death and in a state of disbelief.

    my dearest brother, i wish i had known you like a brother should. when mom spoke of you her eyes lit up and she spoke loud and clear so all knew how proud she was of you. im so very sorry we never got to know one another.
    your loving brother john

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