Republicans Waging War In LD-28 – Against Fellow Republicans

Plenty of drama continues to unfold in Arizona’s 28th legislative district.

This time, Republican candidate Matt Morales delivers a robodial urging voters to only vote for Republican Mary Hamway.

There are two Republican candidates running against one Democrat in LD-28. Two seats, three candidates, two Republicans, one Democrat.

This should be easy.

But not in LD-28 where warring Republicans are urging a single-shot strategy because they assume a Democrat will win. It’s a complete rollover.

Now Matt Morales is a friend of ours but we cannot understand why he’s wrapped up in this every-woman-for-herself election strategy, especially if he plans to run for

Republicans should be holding tight and voting THE REPUBLICAN TEAM in LD-28 and not assuming the Democrat is going to win. These are real votes when it comes to passing a Republican agenda in the House. Every Republican vote helps.

Our reality is that we’re not big fans of Mary Hamway but when House leadership needs an “R,” they’re not gonna find it in a Kelli Butler.”

Republicans can elect center-right Republican Maria Syms and moderate Republican Mary Hamway in LD-28; Or, they can elect a Republican and a leftist Democrat to those two House seats. The result will be an easier legislative path or a harder legislative path. That’s the end game.

Our recommendation: More Republicans, less drama please.

 

Lipstick on a Pig in LD-28

By Farmer Ted

For the past several weeks the entire state has been inundated with campaign commercials mostly from the Beltway power brokers. For individuals in state legislative races, opposition research teams are publishing past voting records and mailing them to registered voters.

Sometimes you can tell who is losing and who isn’t when the hate email arrives in your inbox. Perfect example: Mary Hamway, a “Republican” candidate for Legislative District 28.

Mary Hamway

Mary Hamway

Mary is a tax and spend liberal and continues to run from her liberal voting record on Paradise Valley Town Council. If she knew she was going to be a career politician with higher aspirations than the town council she should have made sure those closed-door executive sessions didn’t amount to her voting for tax increases.

As Hillary Clinton likes to say: she has a public and a private persona. Hamway definitely seems to be taking a page from Clinton’s playbook. In Mary’s case, her mail pieces in the primary touted she was a “conservative.” Now, in this month’s public forums sponsored by district school boards and the valley interfaith community, Hamway tells the left-leaning crowd how she is proud to have raised Paradise Valley’s taxes even though those tax dollars generated were for the general fund (i.e., new marquees for the town), not for public safety as she tries to lead others to believe.

In these same public school type forums, Mary never discusses how she and her husband had the financial means to send their son to a private school and did. Unfortunately, for those voters who live in a lower socioeconomic part of the district, Hamway wants your family to suffer if you’re relegated to a D or F-rated public school. She is okay with Peter robbing Paul to pay Mary, though, so look for her to support tax increases.

Interestingly enough when an independent expenditure committee mails literature to educate voters, Hamway’s tentacles light up, including her campaign chair, Kathy Petsas. Petsas attacks anyone who is against Mary. Add Scott O’Connor, former legislative district 28 chairman, to the mix.  O’Connor seems to think anyone against Mary is coordinating with an outside political committee. It is a pattern with Scott. It is unfortunate to see it continue into another election cycle.

Hamway often calls on Scottsdale Unified School District school board member, Pam Kirby, to spread lies about her Republican opponent. The emails sent around Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Madison School Districts are deplorable and Kirby and her busy body parent council Moms should be ashamed of themselves. You would think Kirby would attack the Democrat, but she attacks the second Republican in the race. Did the Democrats recruit Hamway to run to shore up the second seat in 28?

Not so proud, Mary, but these Alinsky-style tactics are what voters in 28 should expect if they elect Hamway. Not only does Mary want to take away your guns, but she also wants to stifle your speech.

As November 8th nears, it is certain Hamway cannot handle the pressure. Even worse, her liberal tendencies have shown true blue as she was proud enough to post a photo on October 17th on her Facebook page with Deb Stark, the Democrat who is finishing the rest of former Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates’ council term. Sorry, Chris DeRose, she doesn’t back the only Republican in the city council race!

Guest Opinion: Single Shot Syms

By Cactus Cantina Chats

With ten more days remaining until the August 30th primary election let’s focus on Legislative District 28 (LD 28).  Republican primary voters have a real chance to nominate a successful, well-educated female candidate to serve on their behalf in one of two legislative House seats for the next two years.  Maria Syms is the only candidate running in LD28 with the potential to win in November and serve honorably for the State of Arizona.  Please use your two votes to push her through the Republican primary.

Let’s take a look at Syms’ competition for the two House seats, and then evaluate Syms’ impressive background:

Ken Bowers, Jr. is the final candidate running for the Arizona House. It is quite difficult to know too much about who he is and where he stands on the issues because he has also decided to ignore candidate surveys issues by different associations and groups representing causes or industries throughout Arizona. He seems to only care about reforming Arizona’s correctional system and hasn’t given much thought to the broader issues facing Arizona’s future.

Alberto Gutier, III is an active PC in LD28.  Unfortunately, he has not taken the time to fill out any candidate surveys or set up a website sharing his viewpoints on the issues. Nice guys typically don’t finish first in a competitive legislative race.

Mary Hamway is an uber liberal Republican In Name Only (RINO) candidate who is a retread from the 2014 election cycle. Hamway has spent so much time as a Paradise Valley town councilmember raising taxes and cutting funding for cops that she single-handedly jeopardizes a prosperous future for Arizona.  Since Mary lacks the spine to vote publicly she and several of her other Big Government crony councilmembers rely on closed door executive sessions so they don’t have to truly make a public statement of town council matters.  Hamway talks out of both sides of her mouth if you can bear to listen to her speak.  Hamway has been an arduous proponent of Medicaid expansion and common core over the past several years.  Hamway self-funded her 2014 loser campaign to the tune of nearly $100,000. After she lost to Bolick, she had her husband make a $500 campaign contribution to liberal pro-choice Democrat Eric Meyer. It is not surprising Hamway has been endorsed by the former Mayor of Paradise Valley, Scott Le Marr, who once served on the Planned Parenthood board.

Matt Morales is a moderate Republican precinct committeeman (PC) in LD28 who has been a registered lobbyist on behalf of the vaping and gaming industries.  Need we highlight any more of his resume to illustrate that he is not a conservative choice.  Morales likes to tell his fellow Republican voters how he encouraged Kate McGee in 2010 to use her maiden name “Brophy” to get elected to the Arizona House of Representatives.  In 2014, Morales boasted of being Adam Driggs’ campaign manager.  At the same time Morales worked on an Independent Expenditure (IE) to benefit only McGee and Driggs in the general election.  Considering there was one additional Republican on the ballot for the other House seat this speaks volumes to Morales’ lack of character in electing Republicans to two House seats. One last point: it is laughable that Morales’ campaign signs say “conservative” and “personal freedom.”  He answered the Arizona Voter Guide’s survey which is sponsored by Center for Arizona Policy as supportive of a living Constitution.

Maria Syms

Maria Syms

Fortunately, LD28 has Maria Syms as their only conservative choice!  She has taken the time to thoughtfully share her views on the issues in support or opposition against many policy issues facing Arizona.  Syms has served honorably on her short time on the Paradise Valley Town Council.  There aren’t many city elected officials who don’t vote in lockstep to vote for a tax increase, but Syms is one who has encouraged thoughtful conversation while holding the line on tax increases. If she wasn’t running for the Legislature she would be a perfect addition to Arizona’s Justice system.  Her past job titles include: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Senior Adviser to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich plus she is a Mom of three children spanning the school choice spectrum so she fully grasps education and opportunity for all!

When you vote by early ballot, or vote in person on August 30th please only vote for Syms! She is the real deal and the only choice to represent LD28 honorably.

Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsement from Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery

Shawnna Bolick

 

Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsement from Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Phoenix, AZ- May 30, 2014- Today, Shawnna Bolick, Republican candidate for Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28, received the endorsement of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

“Shawnna is a firm believer in the rule of law. She has a strong backbone and will stick to her principles in forging responsible public policy. This combination makes Shawnna a great candidate for state house,” exclaimed Montgomery.

“Bill has been a strong advocate for crime victim’s rights in our state and is a tough, yet fair prosecutor and a graduate of West Point,” stated Bolick. “I look forward to working with Bill and others as we continue to further shape legislation to reform Child Protective Services and protect victims of crime.”

Shawnna Bolick has lived in Legislative District 28 for 13 years. Shawnna and her husband, Clint, have two children, Ryne (12) and Kali (9), plus their six year old rescued greyhound, Beary Goldwater, living in the shadows of Squaw Peak.

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Shawnna L.M. Bolick can be reached via email at info@bolickforarizona.com, or via cell at 602-842-1912. For more information about her campaign please visit www.BolickforArizona.com.

Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsement from Former U.S. Congressman John Shadegg

Shawnna Bolick

Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsement from 

Former U.S. Congressman John Shadegg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phoenix, AZ- May 21, 2014– Today, Shawnna Bolick, Republican candidate for Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28, received the endorsement of former U.S. Congressman John Shadegg.

“Arizona needs smart, principled, and sensible leaders, and that’s why I enthusiastically endorse Shawnna Bolick for the State Legislature,” stated Congressman John Shadegg.

“I am thrilled to have Congressman Shadegg’s endorsement,” exclaimed Bolick. “Congressman Shadegg served Arizona well during his tenure and I hope to bring the same level of constituent service to our legislative district once elected.  Shadegg and I share many of the same conservative values including keeping government limited and reducing government waste.  I can’t help but wonder what our country would look like today if Congressman Shadegg had been elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.  I look forward to having Shadegg’s advice in solving state-federal issues.”

Shawnna Bolick has lived in Legislative District 28 for 13 years.  Shawnna and her husband, Clint, have two children, Ryne (12) and Kali (9), plus their six year old rescued greyhound, Beary Goldwater, living in the shadows of Squaw Peak.

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Shawnna L.M. Bolick can be reached via email at info@bolickforarizona.com, or via cell at 602-842-1912.  For more information about her campaign please visit www.BolickforArizona.com.

Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsement from Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek

Shawnna Bolick

Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsement from 
Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phoenix, AZ- May 20, 2014– Today, Shawnna Bolick, Republican candidate for Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28, received the endorsement of Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Andy Kunasek.

“Shawnna has worked tirelessly to bring national and corporate resources to Arizona to help low-income kids gain a better education,” exclaimed Supervisor Kunasek.  “Her drive and leadership are necessary to promote higher educational standards and a better educated workforce. I’m confident Shawnna is the right person for the job because she is very committed in working with local officials to further streamline the permitting process and attracting high skilled jobs to Arizona.  Shawnna would be a terrific addition to the Arizona Legislature because she firmly believes in keeping taxes low and improving government efficiency – the right combination to attract and retain employers.”

“I look forward to working with Supervisor Kunasek when I am elected,” stated Bolick. “His leadership during the Great Recession enabled the Board of Supervisors to rise above politics and be a good steward of our taxpayer’s resources.  A fiscal and responsible government closest to the people helped Andy during these trying times without seeking tax increases.  He continues to serve us well each day and I’m thrilled to have his endorsement.”

Shawnna Bolick has lived in Legislative District 28 for 13 years.  Shawnna and her husband, Clint, have two children, Ryne (12) and Kali (9), plus their six year old rescued greyhound, Beary Goldwater, living in the shadows of Squaw Peak.

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Shawnna L.M. Bolick can be reached via email at info@bolickforarizona.com, or via cell at 602-842-1912.  For more information about her campaign please visit www.BolickforArizona.com.

Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsement from Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri

 Shawnna Bolick

Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsement from Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri


 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Phoenix, AZ- May 12, 2014– Today, Shawnna Bolick, Republican candidate for Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28, received the endorsement of Maricopa County Supervisor, Steve Chucri.

“Shawnna will be a prominent voice for families and business across Arizona,” said Supervisor Chucri. “She is dedicated to K-12 education policy and knows what it takes to make sure our children have opportunities to receive the best education. As a county supervisor, I understand the value of working with individuals in our State Legislature who are not only passionate, but understand the need for a common sense approach when it comes to regulatory burdens, smart tax policy and making Arizona competitive. Shawnna will represent the Arizona taxpayer well and I look forward to working with her once she is elected.”

“I am honored to have Mr. Chucri’s endorsement,” stated Bolick. “Steve and I share many conservative beliefs including the need for more government efficiency, transparency and accountability at all levels of government. Steve is a hard worker and a terrific public servant who uses common sense to resolve problems. Together, I know being prudent with our constituents’ limited resources will further help us tackle streamlining the permitting and regulatory processes in order to create the best business climate. I look forward to working with Steve to further these efforts at the local and state levels. As an active communicator I believe we will also make a great team.”
 
Shawnna Bolick has lived in Legislative District 28 for 13 years.  Shawnna and her husband, Clint, have two children, Ryne (12) and Kali (9), plus their six year old rescued greyhound, Beary Goldwater, living in the shadows of Squaw Peak.
 

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Shawnna L.M. Bolick can be reached via email atinfo@bolickforarizona.com, or via cell at 602-842-1912.  For more information about her campaign please visitwww.BolickforArizona.com.

Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsement from Former Congressman Ben Quayle

Shawnna Bolick

Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsement from Former Congressman Ben Quayle

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phoenix, AZ- May 7, 2014– Today, Shawnna Bolick, Republican candidate for Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28, received the endorsement of former Congressman Ben Quayle.

“In politics, there are talkers and there are doers.  Shawnna is a doer and that is why I proudly endorse her candidacy for our legislative district.  I have seen Shawnna’s passion for education reform that will allow our students to reach their full potential.  She believes that all children should have access to a top notch education, because it is the key to a prosperous future.  This dedication was also evidenced when Shawnna successfully mobilized a broad coalition of parents at her son’s school that resulted in tens of thousands of dollars for classroom grants.  Shawnna’s keen ability to bring stakeholders together will be an enormous asset in our state legislature.  Arizona can lead into the 21st century, but we need to elect people like Shawnna to make that a reality.”

“It is an absolute pleasure to receive Mr. Quayle’s endorsement,” declared Bolick.  “Ben represented our Congressional district well during his brief tenure in DC.  After Ben was elected I worked with him and his office on issues that might affect charter school expansion and he came to the table prepared.  He truly understood the need for local autonomy and governance in our educational system. He also has a keen ear for small business needs and wasn’t afraid to take on President Obama.  We need more elected officials willing to protect the states from further federal overreach.”

Shawnna Bolick has lived in Legislative District 28 for 13 years.  Shawnna and her husband, Clint, have two children, Ryne (12) and Kali (9), plus their six year old rescued greyhound, Beary Goldwater, living in the shadows of Squaw Peak.

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Shawnna L.M. Bolick can be reached via email atinfo@bolickforarizona.com, or via cell at 602-842-1912.  For more information about her campaign please visitwww.BolickforArizona.com.

Former Speaker Kirk Adams Endorses Shawnna Bolick for LD28

Shawnna Bolick

Shawnna Bolick Receives Endorsement from 
Former Arizona Speaker Kirk Adams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phoenix, AZ- April 28, 2014- Today, Shawnna Bolick, Republican candidate for Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28, received the endorsement of former Arizona Speaker of the House, Kirk Adams.

“Shawnna exhibits all of the right qualities that encompass what a good public servant should possess: strong principles, a hearty work ethic and the ability to communicate with fellow travelers as well as her foes. Shawnna has been passionate about education reform long before she became a Mom. It is noteworthy that she wants each child regardless of zip code to have the opportunity to have the best education possible. Along her journey she has successfully reached across the aisle to promote school choice in this country even in Congressman Chuck Rangle’s congressional district.  She has what it takes to build relationships so Arizona’s future shines for years to come.”

“I am honored to have Speaker Adams’ endorsement,” stated Bolick.  “Kirk led Arizona to one of the largest permanent tax cuts in state history of which all of Arizona should be proud.  While serving Arizona, Kirk not only opted out of the elected officials retirement plan which I also intend to do, but he also authored initial steps in order to begin reforming public pension before it became a headlining issue to tackle.  Because of Kirk’s leadership Arizona was able to witness some much needed bold strokes in this arena and I hope to help further these necessary reforms.”

Shawnna Bolick has lived in Legislative District 28 for 13 years.  Shawnna and her husband, Clint, have two children, Ryne (12) and Kali (9), plus their six year old rescued greyhound, Beary Goldwater, living in the shadows of Squaw Peak.

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Shawnna L.M. Bolick can be reached via email at info@bolickforarizona.com, or via cell at 602-842-1912.  For more information about her campaign please visitwww.BolickforArizona.com.

Building Lasting Momentum; Recap of Bolick Endorsements

 

Shawnna Bolick

 

Building Lasting Momentum

April 17, 2014

Our campaign has been diligently reaching out to our fellow Republican neighbors in Legislative District 28 to listen to concerns affecting the future of Arizona.  Each and every day we are greeted with positive enthusiasm for our strong message of growth, prosperity and opportunity.

Voters agree that a strong education system encourages a better workforce with more highly skilled jobs for our high school and college graduates.  As an individual who had an awesome public school education I also know that education shouldn’t be a one-size-fits all model.  Instead, one that works best allows parents the right to choose how to best educate their children.

Working for a better tomorrow has also encouraged the support of many of our fellow Republicans from across the state.  I am thrilled to have the support from so many wonderful current and past elected officials who continue to further Arizona to a more prosperous future.

This is what my fellow Republicans have had to say about why they are supporting me for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28:

“With so many serious challenges facing the State of Arizona, her bold ideas in education reform and steadfast common sense are two things I admire most about Shawnna.  She has the potential to help lead Arizona into a brighter future – one that is more self-reliant, and one that holds to its independent values that I love so much about this state.  Shawnna’s pro-growth, free market, and fiscal conservative ideas are the ones this state needs to get our fiscal house in order.  She will bring a fresh, yet bold and principled leadership the Republican Party lacks.”

– Former U.S. Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr.

“Shawnna’s knowledge and expertise in critical policy areas affecting the State of Arizona are hard to come by.  I know Shawnna has what it takes to be an effective legislator and a strong communicator. She is not only committed to understanding the big picture but is willing to delve into the weeds to craft sound public policy.”

– Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Stump

“Shawnna is a strong fiscal conservative who will prioritize the needs of Arizona. Watching her raise her two children I know how important education and the future of the state are to her.  Shawnna is a quick study and eager to roll up her sleeves to find the right mix of pro-growth ideas benefiting the state.  Arizona should be so lucky to have her willing to serve us in such a capacity.”

– Arizona Corporation Commissioner Brenda Burns

“As a former State Senator I know how important it is to have elected officials who truly represent the people of Arizona but more importantly, listen to its citizens. Shawnna not only has the passion to help lead Arizona, but she is a do-er who is not afraid to engage with her neighbors. I believe Shawnna is prepared to make tough decisions no matter how big the challenge.  I predict Ms. Bolick will be a linchpin in the Legislature in halting the federal government’s encroachment and I look forward to working with her to help advance sound fiscal policy that benefits all Arizonans.  These are just a few reasons why I believe she is the right person to represent Legislative District 28.”

– Vice Mayor of Phoenix, Jim Waring

“So much of what we have achieved here in Phoenix—from pension reform to competitiveness to government transparency and accountability—has to echo at the state level or our gains will mean little.  We need smart, tough legislators who are willing to fight for the people who pay the bills.  As a tireless advocate for school choice, small business, and the taxpayers, Shawnna demonstrates on a daily basis that she has the vision and backbone we need at the State Capitol.  That is why I give my unqualified support to Shawnna Bolick, candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 28.”

– Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio

“Shawnna understands the importance of improving government efficiency. Her past public policy experiences at the federal and state levels will help her hit the ground running once she’s elected to office. Her background is steeped in free market and civil society solutions coupled with the need to bring prosperity to the state of Arizona by rolling back the regulatory system and lowering taxes. We are in desperate need of electing common sense individuals willing to roll up their sleeves to find savings to taxpayers. It’s not an easy job and I think Shawnna is the best choice in Legislative District 28 and I look forward to helping her get elected.”

– Arizona House of Representatives Majority Whip Representative Gray

“Shawnna’s energy, dedication, extensive policy background and desire to honorably represent our legislative district and State are the admirable qualities she will bring to the Arizona House of Representatives once she is elected.  From the many years of actively engaging in her community, her children’s public charter schools, and working on issues critical to Arizona she values the importance of studying the policy, its potential impacts and evaluating all considerations before making an objective and informed decision.  Wanting nothing less than the best for her children and yours is the conviction that fuels Shawnna’s passion to work hard for Arizona and be a strong advocate for her constituents.”

– Former Arizona House of Representative Amanda Reeve

But I still need your help.  We have quite the momentum, but in order to run the best campaign we need your financial assistance, too. Your donation today will help me continue spreading our positive message as we crisscross the district.
Please visit my website today and make a donation of $25, $50, $75, $100, $150, or $250 or more to help me reach April’s fundraising goal.

Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Shawnna