Meet the Team: Lisa Gray

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Lisa Gray

Candidate for Chairman
Lisa Gray
I am running for Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman because I love our Party, our Principles, and want future generations of Americans to enjoy the same freedoms that we have. My goal as your Chairman is to get back to the basics and BUILD OUR PARTY! We are desperately in need of a reboot and my team and I are the leaders with the experience and PROVEN track records to do this. Words on a resume don’t mean anything if results and accomplishments don’t back them up.

When you review my resume you will see that I have been very committed, involved and elected to many leadership positions. In each position that I have been fortunate to serve in, I had a plan and a unified team with a vision that worked to make each organization more effective. I have also been recognized through various awards for my leadership, hard work and dedication.

As I have visited with Precinct Committeemen, District leaders and elected officials across the County, a common thread that I see, is that there are amazing people in our Party, who want to work together and WIN elections. TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS!

I would be honored to serve as your Chairman, and I ask for your vote on January 12th.

Positions Held
• Chairman, Legislative District 21
• Grassroots Campaign Coordinator, FreedomWorks
• Save Our Vote/No on Prop 121 Committee Member
• MCRC Executive Guidance Committee Member
• Ex-officio Arizona State Republican Party Executive Committee
• State Committeeman
• Precinct Committeeman
• Chairman, Legislative District 9
• 2nd Vice Chairman, Legislative District 9
• Delegate, Legislative District 9 Arizona State GOP Convention
• President, Sun City Republican Club
• President, Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots
• Co-leader, Northwest Valley Tea Party Patriots

Learn more about my experience and background by clicking here.

Meet the Team: Paul Brierley

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Paul Brierley

Candidate for 1st Vice Chairman

I am running for 1st Vice Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee because I know what our party can be if we work together for a common cause – electing Republicans! My style of leadership can be summed up in a few words: Thorough, Fair and Effective. As Graham County Chairman, I started a trend of increased Republican registration and Republican office holders, and we were named “Most Improved County” by the AZGOP. As the LD21 (Chandler) Chairman, we raised money, trained and equipped PCs, and were named “Best District” by the AZGOP.

Leadership is about equipping our Precinct Committeemen to be the best activists they can be, no matter what stripe of Republican they might be. When our leaders are bent on being activists themselves, they automatically divide the party. When our leaders fundraise and train and equip our PCs, we unite behind a common cause. I am thrilled to be on the Arizona Party Builders team, because Lisa Gray and the entire team have proven themselves with this style of leadership. Elect our team, and you WILL SEE RESULTS!

I look forward to serving as your 1st Vice Chairman, and I ask for your vote on January 12th.

Positions Held
• Chairman, Legislative District 21
• 1st Vice Chairman, Legislative District 21
• MCRC Executive Guidance Committee Member
• Member-at-Large (CD5), AZGOP Executive Committee
• Chairman, Graham County Republican Party
• State Committeeman
• Precinct Captain
• Precinct Committeeman

Learn more about my experience and background by clicking here.

Meet the Team: Rene Lopez

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Rene Lopez

Candidate for 2nd Vice Chairman

Hello, I am running for re-election as your MCRC 2nd Vice Chairman. Per the bylaws, my primary role is to be our liaison to Republican Clubs and Organizations. I have created out of whole cloth a Clubs and Organizations database, which has allowed us to reach out and get them working with their legislative districts.

I plan to continue building our county party into a frequently sought-after resource for all districts, clubs and organizations. Having been involved now for 4 years, most recently as LD17 Chairman, I believe that I offer experience and a fresh perspective to ensure we work smarter not harder.

PC Training is the primary passion that started my involvement with the grassroots of the Party. When elected I look forward to working with the MCRC team to deploy a countywide PC Training effort.

As a second and a half generation native Arizonian born in Mesa, and a U.S. Naval Officer Veteran I am proud to be part of the AZ Party Builders team, bringing the leadership we need to the county. I would be honored if you would consider re-electing me as your 2nd Vice Chairman, and would appreciate your vote.

Positions Held
• Current 2nd Vice Chairman, MCRC Executive Guidance Committee
• Chairman, Legislative District 17
• MCRC Executive Guidance Committee Member
• AZGOP Executive Committee Member
• State Committeeman
• Precinct Committeeman
• 1st Vice Chairman, Legislative District 21
• 2nd Vice Chairman, Legislative District 21
• Operations Committee Chairman, Legislative District 21

Learn more about my experience and background by clicking here.

Meet the Team: Walter Dudley

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Walter Dudley

Candidate for Treasurer

I am excited to make a positive difference as Treasurer of the Maricopa County Republican Party. I look forward to working with the AZ Party Builders team, the Chairmen of all the legislative districts, and all the Precinct Committeemen. In particular I look forward to demonstrating to the many contributors that they will be able to have confidence in our ability to keep our ship on course and work to get Republicans elected.

Please see my bio on the AZ Party Builders website for details on my background and experience. I have had the pleasure of working with many elected officials as campaign treasurer and on legislative matters. I have chaired a National Political Action Committee and have been an LD treasurer. I am a team player and recognize how working together generates a synergistic effect. Our team welcomes all Republicans because together we can accomplish more.

I ask for your vote for me as treasurer and for the entire AZ Party Builders slate. We have a strong team and look forward to helping guide our Republican Party.

Positions Held
• First Vice Chairman, Legislative District 7
• Second Vice Chairman, Legislative District 7
• Treasurer, Legislative District 7
• Precinct Committeeman
• State Committeeman
• Campaign treasurer for a number of legislative candidates
• NFIB/AZ Leadership Council Member
• NFIB/AZ SAFE Trust Committee Member
• President, Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants
• Legislative Chair, Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants

Learn more about my experience and background by clicking here.

Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio Endorses Lisa Gray for Maricopa County Chairman

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Phoenix – Phoenix City Councilman and fiscal conservative, Sal DiCiccio, is known for being a champion of the taxpayer, exposing waste, favoritism and the way public unions spend taxpayer dollars has endorsed Lisa Gray for Maricopa County Chairman.

“I know how important leadership is in accomplishing our conservative goals, and that’s why I’m endorsing Lisa Gray for Maricopa County Republican Party Chair. Her experience fighting for transparency, accountability and conservative values, as well as her proven leadership experience, will help set the Republican Party up for success in the coming years. I encourage all Precinct Committeemen to join me in supporting Lisa.”

“I am thrilled to have Sal’s support,” said Gray. “Sal is a role model to me in his willingness to go against the flow and do what is right regardless of the opposition he faces. He is a steadfast conservative who is well respected by not only members of our Party but the people of Phoenix as well. It is an honor to have his endorsement.”

About Lisa Gray
Lisa is a grassroots, conservative leader in the Northwest Valley, working with Republicans, and Tea Party Activist. She has served as LD9 and LD21 District Chairman, LD9 Second Vice Chairman, Sun City Republican Club President and Northwest Valley Tea Party Co-Leader. Lisa continues to garner support from many conservative leaders across the County including Speaker Pro-Tempore J.D. Mesnard, Rep. Debbie Lesko and Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash. 

To learn more about the candidates and details of their plan, please visit www.AZPartyBuilders.com.

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Meet the Team: Colleen Lombard

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Colleen Lombard

Candidate for Secretary

I am excited to be the candidate for Maricopa County Republican Committee Secretary and part of the AZ Party Builders Team. We are united and cohesive. We share a passion and dedication to Republican goals and values. Our team members are grass root leaders who have the vision and leadership skills to lead the County in 2013 and beyond.

As we all know, the PC is the heart, backbone and soul of the Party. We are the ones who walk the precincts bringing news from the Republican Party to our neighbors. It is our duty to maintain liberty, freedom and the US Constitution for future generations.

When I became a PC, training was almost non-existent. In time I was elected 1st Vice Chairman and held topic specific training sessions for district PCs. My goal has always been to learn as much as I can and pass that knowledge on to others. First class training and resources for Precinct Committeemen is one of our priorities. I have also served the Party as a member of Legislative District and MCRC Tally & Credentials, Nominating and By-Law Committees.

I would appreciate your support and ask for your vote. Please plan to attend the January 12, 2013 MCRC Statutory Meeting – and Vote for Arizona Party Builders – “Building the Party with Conservative Values”.

Positions Held
• First Vice Chairman, Legislative District 6
• Precinct Committeeman
• Precinct Captain
• State Committeeman
• Delegate, Legislative District 6 AZ State Convention
• Chairman, Legislative District 20 Credentials & Tally Committee (Special Election)
• Member, Legislative District 6 Bylaw Committee
• Member, 2012 MCRC Mandatory Meeting Nominating Committee
• Member, Tally & Credentials Committee for 2011 Statutory and 2012 Mandatory Meetings

Learn more about my experience and background by clicking here.

Former Maricopa County Republican Chairman Larry Pickard Endorses Lisa Gray

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Former Maricopa County Republican Chairman Larry Pickard Endorses Lisa Gray for County Chairman 

Phoenix – Larry Pickard, a successful Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party, knows what it takes to build an effective grassroots party that gets candidates elected. “I have watched Lisa Gray in action as she built an award-winning district, led successful fundraising and get-out-the-vote efforts, and helped the No-on-121 committee soundly defeat the Top Two Primary initiative in Arizona,” said Pickard. “This is the kind of party building that we need in Maricopa County! Please join me in supporting Lisa and her Arizona Party Builders Team at the Maricopa County Republican Statutory meeting on Saturday, January 12th.”

“I am honored to have a former Maricopa County Chairman of Larry’s stature join the growing numbers of those supporting me and my team,” said Gray. “Larry is a Precinct Committeeman in my district and has witnessed my work ethic and passion that I will bring to this position.”

Lisa Gray and her team, Paul Brierley, 1st Vice Chairman; Rene Lopez, 2nd Vice Chairman; Colleen Lombard, Secretary; and Walter Dudley, Treasurer, represent a broad segment of the County and have a combined 45 years of grassroots Republican leadership experience. Known as the Arizona Party Builders because their focus will be on building the Party to win elections.

About Lisa Gray

Lisa is a grassroots, conservative leader in the Northwest Valley, working with Republicans and Tea Party activists. She has served as LD9 and LD21 District Chairman, LD9 Second Vice Chairman, Sun City Republican Club President and Northwest Valley Tea Party Co-Leader. She was also a plaintiff against Proposition 121, which was not only detrimental to the Republican Party, but also to all Arizona voters. Speaker Pro-Tempore JD Mesnard, Rep. Debbie Lesko, and Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash are just a few of the conservative leaders who have endorsed Lisa and her team to lead the Maricopa County Republican Party.

To learn more about the candidates and details of their plan, please visit www.AZPartyBuilders.com

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JD Hayworth Endorses Robert Graham for Arizona Republican Party Chairman

Robert Graham
“Robert Graham is someone who has demonstrated, through his activism and strict adherence to conservative principles, that he is a true conservative warrior.”
PHOENIX — Today, JD Hayworth, former U.S. Congressman and prominent conservative radio personality, endorsed Robert Graham for chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.

“Robert Graham has demonstrated, through his activism and strict adherence to principles, that he is a true conservative warrior. As a citizen-statesman, he has battled in the trenches while running a successful business. The Arizona Republican Party can benefit from Robert’s experience as a skilled entrepreneur and investor, so I ask fellow party members to join me in supporting Robert Graham as our next state chairman.”

“I have been friends with JD for a long time, strongly supporting him throughout his career,” said Graham. “JD is a true conservative, taking on the difficult issues before it was popular to do so. America is better off because JD served in Congress and I am grateful to have his support and counsel in my race for chairman.”

To learn more about Robert Graham and his plan for Arizona’s Republican Party, please visit his website at www.GrahamForArizona.com or his Facebook page. 

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About Robert Graham

Robert Graham is a conservative activist and AZ business leader. He was a leader in the fight against taxes and the destruction of our party system, successfully working with the grassroots to defeat Propositions 121 and 204. Majority Leader David Gowan, Speaker Pro-Tempore JD Mesnard, Rep. Justin Olson, Rep. Steve Montenegro, Maricopa County Chairman Rob Haney, and numerous Arizona conservative leaders have endorsed Graham to lead the Arizona GOP.

Chairman Gary Pierce of the Arizona Corporation Commission Endorses Robert Graham for Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party

Robert Graham

“Robert Graham is the man who can bring PC’s, state committeemen, money, and voters together.” 

PHOENIX — Today, Gary Pierce, Chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission, endorsed Robert Graham for chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. Commissioner Pierce, who lives in Legislative District 25, is serving his second term on the Corporation Commission, where he has consistently led the fight for the principles of the conservative platform.

“I have known Robert Graham for many years,” said Pierce, “and he has always been a true conservative warrior. Under Robert’s guidance, I fully expect the Arizona Republican Party to become a united, well-funded party. We have the tools to sustain Republican success for decades, now we need a leader. Robert Graham is the man who can bring PC’s, state committeemen, money, and voters together to enjoy many Republican victories for years to come.”

“Gary Pierce is a well-respected Arizona Republican,” said Graham. “I am excited to have his endorsement, and I look forward to working with him to help ensure future GOP success. Arizona is fortunate to have a man of Gary’s caliber furthering the conservative cause.”

To learn more about Robert Graham and his plan for Arizona’s Republican Party, please visit his website at www.GrahamForArizona.com or his Facebook page.

 

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Rep. Artur Davis Endorses Vernon Parker for Arizona CD9

Artur Davis is a former Democrat Congressman from Alabama. He caused quite a stir when he changed his registration to the Republican Party, and he delivered an outstanding speech at the Republican National Convention.  Davis is an eloquent spokesman for conservative priniciples that used to be held by all Americans, but which Democrats have largely abandoned.  You can hear more about his inspiring story at this link.

In the video below, recorded October 23rd, Rep. Davis endorses Vernon Parker, former mayor of Paradise Valley, for Arizona Congressional District 9 Representative.  Parker is another rising star within the Republican Party who is running against a self-described “Prada Socialist” with many questionable ties.  CD9 voters could hardly have a clearer choice.

More than just an endorsement, Davis’ remarks also deliver some important messages about the need to change the view that minorities have about the Republican Party.