AZ State Senate Launches Arizonans for Voter ID Act – VOTER ID REQUIRED No Matter How, When, Where Ballot Is Cast

Gateway pundit:

Today, Arizona State Legislators will announce the launch of the Arizonans for Voter ID Act.

This new initiative will require all voters to have proof of registration regardless of how, when, or where their ballot is cast.
Today, at 1:45 p.m. MST, a press conference will be held with State Senator Warren Petersen, Senator J.D. Mesnard, Rep. Ben Toma, and Rep. Jake Hoffman, at the Arizona State Capitol.

Prominent Gila County Republican Passes

DON ASCOLI 1946-2021

Prominent Gila County Republican Passes

The Gila County Republican Party, as well as the State Party, lost a long time and prominent Republican with the passing of Don Ascoli the first week of August.

Don’s dip into Republican politics started early as a young man. Before moving to Payson, a decade ago, he was very active in Republican politics in the Valley and chairman of a legislative district in the Ahwatukee area of southeast Phoenix.

The Gila County Republican Party wasn’t very active in 2010 when Don was elected chairman. He immediately went to work growing the Party. He got the Party’s first website up, came from 14.9 percent behind Democrats in voter registration to just crossing into a Republican majority two years later, then got the first Republican elected sheriff since statehood in the 2012 election.

Don set the standard and direction for the Gila County Republican Party. Today Republicans are 73 percent ahead of Democrats in voter registration, Republicans hold all but three of the county elected offices and all three of the Arizona legislators in both legislative districts 6 and 8 are Republicans.

Don was a great mentor and tutor for the growing leadership of the Gila County Republican Party and many of the Party’s successes can be attributed to Don.

God received a Christian man and a good man.

Don Ascoli’s memorial service will be Saturday, September 25th at 11:30am followed by a luncheon at Don’s church, the Rock of Ages at 204 W. Airport Rd. in Payson.

GARY Morris, Chairman Gila County Republican Committee

 Rim Trail Domestic Water Improvement District

It is with great sorrow that I must inform you of the death of Don Ascoli, Rim Trail’s water manager. He and his son Mario, the water operator, were tested positive for Covid last week and went into isolation. Mario is recovering but Don has passed away. Don was well known and liked in the community and will be missed. Recently I learned that he would be attending a conference of the Rural Water Association of AZ later this month, and that they were seeking nominations for their Tribute to Excellence Award. I submitted his name for the Manager of the Year Award. This is what I wrote about Don, and it will be my tribute to him.

Bruce Johnson, Chairman, RTDWID

Having worked with Don Ascoli, Manager of the Rim Trail Domestic Water Improvement District for the past six years, I wholeheartedly endorse and nominate him for the Manager of the Year Award. As Chairman of the Board for the district it has been my pleasure to observe his performance and monitor his activities on an almost daily basis. His extensive training and expertise would be difficult to document but is evident in each action he performs for the benefit of the community. He continually increases his knowledge of the industry through membership in most of the water associations and by taking advantage of the educational opportunities they offer. In countless ways he economically operates the district and manages its finances for the resident owners. Don knows most of the residents personally and it is obvious that he regards them as neighbors. It is evident that service is his primary motivation by the many improvements and upgrades he has made to a fifty-year-old water system. He is dedicated to the industry and strives to continually improve the quality of the water delivered to the residents. In summation, the district never had it so good!

Thanks, Don

Mark Finchem for Secretary of State in Arizona

Living outside of Kalamazoo, Mark worked as a farmer and rancher in a small rural community. When he retired, Mark moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he worked in leadership roles in both small business and a multi-million dollar software company. In the private sector he earned a Six Sigma Certification in process excellence. Originally elected to serve in the 2015 Legislature, Mark is now in his 4th and final term. Arizona has term limits, and Representatives are allowed 4 consecutive terms.

Mark graduated summa cum laude from Grand Canyon University with a BA in State and Local Public Policy, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in law and economics at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers School of Law. Mark and his wife of 16 years, Tanya, are proud parents of 4 adult children. “I appreciate your support and am eternally grateful for your your prayers and donations. Running for public office is never an easy thing, but having a support team with folks like you, it becomes just a little easier. As you may have heard, I am fighting for election integrity in Arizona, and as Arizona goes, so goes the nation. If you would like to stay up to date on the progress we are making concerning the Maricopa County Forensic Audit you can subscribe at Journal. And please, consider telling your friends about the Journal and our fight to save free and fair elections. Arizona is ground zero right now for exposing fraud!   This is going to be a $2 Million race, but I am not afraid!   If you are by chance a registered Arizona Republican voter –one should never assume– you can also help me by signing my nomination petition, click PETITION to do that.     And, if you want to turn your contribution into a recurring monthly donation, you can do that at the link. The fight for our republic will never end, the forces of darkness will constantly attempt to tear down good, and that is the fight before us.”   Mark Finchem
Candidate for Arizona Secretary of State