Arizona Republican Leadership and Grassroots Support Mark Brnovich for Attorney General

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Arizona Republican Leadership and Grassroots Support Mark Brnovich for Attorney General

“I’m continually humbled by the level of support and encouragement our campaign receives. I can’t thank these folks enough for their dedication and their support in me as a candidate. I will not let them down.”

Today, Republican candidate for Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the support of Republican grassroots leaders and party leadership from around Arizona. The first round of supporters includes:

  • Mickie Niland – Congressional District 5 Member-at-Large & Legislative District 12 Chair

  • Daniel Grimm – Congressional District 5 Member-at-Large

  • Haydee Dawson – Congressional District 5 Member-at-Large

  • Laddie Shane – Congressional District 6 Member-at-Large

  • Marcus Huey – Congressional District 8 Member-at-Large

  • Bill Baxter – Congressional District 9 Member-at-Large

  • Michelle Arnett – Mohave County GOP 2nd Vice Chair

  • Ray Sweeney – Maricopa County Member-at-Large

  • Donna Alu – Legislative District 9 GOP Chair

  • David Henderson – Legislative District 15 GOP Chair

  • Jerry Clingman – Legislative District 16 GOP Chair

  • Sandi Bartlett – Legislative District 17 GOP Secretary

  • Jeni White – Immediate Past Legislative District 18 Chair

  • Eric Morgan – Legislative District 22 GOP Chair

  • Paul Whetten – Legislative District 25 GOP Chair

  • Charlie Ellis – Legislative District 29 GOP Chair

  • John Wilson – Legislative District 29 GOP 1st Vice Chair

  • Jared Gorshe – Arizona Federation of College Republicans

  • Lilia Dashevsky – Arizona Teenage Republican Chair

  • Dylan Lefler – President, Northern Arizona College Republicans

  • Carlos Alfaro – President, Arizona State University College Republicans

  • Steven Lee – Vice President, Arizona State University College Republicans

  • Zoey Kotzambasis – President, University of Arizona College Republicans

What people are saying about Mark Brnovich:

“Mark Brnovich has been prepared to stand up professionally and boldly for Arizona. With his strong love for our state and its citizens, we will be in good hands. I am very enthusiastic about standing behind a man of such integrity!”

– Mickie Niland, LD12 Chair

“Integrity is something that is extremely important to me and the good people of Arizona. I support Mark Brnovich because, not only is he qualified for the position of AZ AG, he comes without “packed baggage” of scandals and investigations. Character matters. Integrity matters. Arizona deserves only the best.”
– Michelle Arnett, Mohave County 2nd Vice Chair
 
“Mark Brnovich will bring competency and integrity to the office of Attorney General. His experience and background will be beneficial in this position.”
– Sandi Bartlett, LD17 Secretary
 
“As the legal counsel for the state, the Attorney General of the State of Arizona must be a person of the utmost integrity. In Mark Brnovich, we find a unique combination of tenacity, qualification and the highest principles, making him the perfect steward.”
– Eric Morgan, LD22 Chairman

 

Mark Brnovich remarked: “I’m honored to receive the support of these hardworking activists who comprise the backbone of our party. These individuals represent a broad coalition of grassroots and party leadership support from around the state. These are the boots on the ground that win elections. I’m continually humbled by the level of support and encouragement our campaign receives. I can’t thank these folks enough for their dedication and their support in me as a candidate. I will not let them down.”

 

ABOUT MARK BRNOVICH

Mark Brnovich is a Republican candidate for Attorney General. He is challenging Tom Horne in the August Republican primary. Raised in Arizona, Mark Brnovich is a graduate of Arizona State University. Mark is an experienced federal and state prosecutor as well as previously endorsed by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Congressman Trent Franks. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Mark4AZ

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Representative Bob Robson – Release HB2026 & HB2330!

Conservative activists Marcus Huey just released the following email:

US House Representatives Franks, Schweikert, Salmon and Gosar have sent a letter to Arizona House Speaker Tobin, urging him to debate and vote on the union reform bills currently proposed in the legislature.

As of today, Tobin is still holding these bills. The logic (excuse?) Tobin seems to be using is to wait and see if the AZ Senate passes any union reform bills. If the Senate does not pass union reform bills, then why should the House be bothered?

UnionsThis is not true leadership. A real leader would be working for the distressed taxpayer and rallying his membership to get behind union reform. Passing off excuses and hiding behind the Senate is cowardly and WILL have consequences. If you are a government union supporter then man up and publicly admit it, stop using the system to hide. What happens at the legislature no longer stays in the legislature. Those days are gone.

Please help get Representative Ugenti’s HB2026, Paycheck Protection, and Representative Montenegro’s HB 2330, Union Transparency, moved out of Robson’s Rules Committee so that these important bills can be debated and voted on on the House floor. This is how true Democracy is supposed to work.

Please Email Rep. Robson at: brobson@azleg.gov | 602-926-5549

Also, let’s call Tobin’s bluff and get Senator Griffin’s Paycheck Protection bill SB 1182 approved in the Senate. This bill will be voted on at the beginning of this week. The vote is EXTREMELY close.

Please email and urge the following Senators to vote YES on SB 1182:

Senator Biggs: abiggs@azleg.gov | 602-926-4371

Senator McComish: jmccomish@azleg.gov | 602-926-5898

Senator Crandall: rcrandall@azleg.gov | 602-956-3020

Senator Worsley: bworsley@azleg.gov | 602-926-5760

Time is short – we need to get this done in the next few days or these bills will die!

Grassroots leaders push to reform city government

March 8, 2011
          
Hon. Russell Pearce
President
Arizona Senate
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Hon. Kirk Adams
Speaker
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Re:  Municipal managed competition reform (SB 1322)

Dear President Pearce and Speaker Adams:

We are writing to you and to the members of your chambers to ask for your support in passing Senate Bill 1322, the municipal managed competition reform. 

SB 1322 would require Arizona cities with populations of 500,000 or more to open up city services to competition from the private sector.  The bill has three main policy objectives:

• Create jobs.  By requiring an open and competitive bidding process, SB 1322 will allow private businesses, public-private partnerships, and city employees to compete to provide services to city residents at the lowest prices compatible with the highest quality and most reliable performance.  Competitive bidding will help to moderate the costs of all productive factors, including labor, thus allowing thousands of new workers to be hired.  (For example, in Fiscal Year 2010, the City of Phoenix paid its average worker a salary, benefit, and overhead package of $97,707.  That was up from $83,231 in FY 2007—a 17-percent increase in just three short years, at a time when private-sector workers were suffering pay cuts and layoffs.  Even if we take out police officers and firefighters—who would be exempt from SB 1322—competitive labor costs could allow the Phoenix economy to employ one and a half times the current number of city workers, at the average private-sector salary-and-benefit level.) 

• Save money for city governments and city taxpayers.  By saving money on maintenance and operations costs, SB 1322 would free up scarce budget resources at a time when cities are facing tough budget constraints.  The combined savings in Phoenix and Tucson could soon be over $500 million a year—savings that could be passed on to taxpayers through rollback and repeal of recent tax and fee hikes.     

• Create opportunities for small business.  SB 1322 will help to inject hundreds of millions of dollars a year into the local economies in Phoenix and Tucson.  By requiring those cities to bid out services costing above $75,000, SB 1322 would create opportunities for dozens of small businesses to win contracts to perform city services. 

SB 1322 gives city councils opportunities to disapprove statements of work presented to those councils by city managers, and allows city councils to award longer-term contracts to independent contractors and public-private contractors that provide significant capital investments to the cities. 

SB 1322 includes several key protections for taxpayers and several provisions designed to ensure that contractors serve as faithful stewards of public resources:

• Transparency in bidding and performance.  SB 1322 stipulates that all bid-related communications and supporting materials submitted for consideration by the affected cities shall be public records, and mandates that the city managers and all city departments of affected cities shall conduct annual performance audits for contracted services, the cost of which must be accounted for and incorporated into all bids.  SB 1322 requires city managers of affected cities to seek independent performance audits every five years to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of the municipalities’ performance audits, and stipulates that all performance audits shall be public records.

• Protection of city resources.  SB 1322 requires that all bidders, public or private, must be able to provide bonding or other forms of security to adequately protect cities, and requires that all bidders maintain an adequate level of liability insurance consistent with the city risk management requirements.

• Public safety provisions.  SB 1322 requires that independent contractors have appropriate safety policies and procedures in place to protect the public and its employees, and requires that independent contractors perform background checks on employees performing any service for which the affected cities require background checks of municipal employees.

• Breach-of-contract protections.  SB 1322 mandates that independent contractors acknowledge that the affected cities may rightfully terminate and rescind contracts awarded to independent contractors in the event of material breaches of those contracts.

• Term limits for service contracts.  SB 1322 provides that service contracts may not have terms longer than five years, with three one-year renewals, before the related services must be submitted again to open and competitive bidding.

• Term limits for capitalization projects.  To address policy concerns voiced in committee, the proposed floor amendment to SB 1322 allows for longer terms to be awarded for contracts with independent contractors or public-private partnerships that involve significant capital investments.  But the proposed amendment also limits the terms of those contracts to the length of the amortization schedules prevailing in those industries.

Given the wide latitude allowed to city councils and city managers in designing service contracts, SB 1322 includes a taxpayer standing clause that allows taxpayers residing in the affected cities to bring special actions in court to enforce the protections afforded in the legislation.

Once the success of this managed competition reform has been demonstrated in Phoenix and Tucson, it is our firm hope that future Legislatures will expand the reform to include all of the municipalities and counties in Arizona, thus providing its protections to all Arizona taxpayers. 

Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the draft floor amendment which incorporates changes suggested during the Senate committee hearings and changes suggested by stakeholders. 

Signed,

Sal DiCiccio     
Phoenix City Council     

Tom Jenney    
Americans for Prosperity – Arizona    

Lee Earle
Arizona 2012 Project

Steve Voeller    
Arizona Free Enterprise Club   

Vera Anderson   
Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots

Michael Davis
Deer Valley Tea Party

Farrell Quinlan       
National Federation of Independent Business – Arizona     

Wesley Harris
North Phoenix Tea Party

Honey Marques   
Tea Party Patriots of Scottsdale  

Marcus Huey    
Tea Party Patriots of Glendale

Shawnna L.M. Bolick
Grassroots Organizer