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Round Up for AzFRW Summer Board of Directors State Meeting 2022


Six members attended the Summer BOD meeting from QC – STV RWF (pictured below), Kaye Feller, Arlene Stassinos, Kim Snow, Glenda Bird, Kendyl Bird and Cynthia Newwander.

Thursday evening began with the VIP Patriotic Angel Reception that was attended by Arlene and Kaye. This short gathering was followed by Cocktails & Conversation. The speakers for this event were George Khalaf, President, Data Orbital & Managing Partner, The Resolute Group. George, for the last several years has leveraged his political instincts, data expertise and strategic relationships to advance conservative clients and causes throughout Arizona. He works at the local, state and national levels managing several campaigns as well as generating data related to most election races in the state.

His immediate knowledge of the individual races and issues in each of the counties and various districts is interesting as well as invaluable in understanding the trending. George shared with our group that with the exception of the gubernatorial and senate races in the current primary season, about 70% of voters for the remaining races remain undecided at this time. Even the gubernatorial and senate races have about 40% - 45% undecided. The high percentage of undecided voters really leaves all of races open at this time.

We also heard from Jim Lamon and Blake Masters, both running for the U.S. Senate in AZ. Both men have much higher levels of funding for their campaigns than the remaining three senate candidates. This has the two running fairly close at this time. Masters continues to speak about his advantage in understanding all of the "players" in the tech world and how it runs. He believes this level of knowledge of the tech world is extremely important to getting a handle on how the tech world manipulates our lives and our elections.

Friday we participated in several breakout sessions including the latest on Bills, Ballet initiatives and What is coming in November. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko spoke during lunch about how truly awful it is currently in D.C. and why we must take back the Congress in November. Prior to Congresswoman Lesko, Cathi Herrod, President of the Center for Arizona Policy spoke to us. The Center for Arizona Policy is a nonprofit advocacy organization committed to promoting and defending the foundational principles of life, marriage and family, and religious freedom. A total of 174 CAP-supported bills have been passed into law since CAP made its first appearance at the state Capital in 1995.

Following lunch, the second breakout session was All Things Elections: What's in store for 2022. Speaker included Mark Brnovich the current AZ Attorney General and candidate for U.S. Senate, Senate President Karen Fann, Gina Swoboda, the Executive Director fo the Voter Reference Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting transparency and integrity in our elections. Alex Kolodin, who serves as co-counsel for the Arizona Republican Party also spoke.

Friday evening was a continuation of the Cocktails & Conversation where we heard from a representative for Kari Lake, who had a previous commitment, and Karrin Taylor Robson. Both speakers presented their compelling reasons for why they feel they are the best candidate for the job.

Saturday is the general meeting for all attendees. We voted on one Resolution, "KEEP NINE" Constitutional Amendment

We hope more of our members will join us for the Fall Board of Directors meeting September 15th -17th, 2022 at Wild Horse Pass Resort 7 Casino in Chandler.

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