Republican Club to meet September 8

Carolyn McCorkle

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature “Economic Literacy,” with the “Free Market Warrior” Loren Spivack at its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. The public is invited. Loren Spivack is a popular national speaker who makes even the most complex economic concepts simple, straightforward and fun! You will also have an opportunity to hear an update from Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney.

Do you understand enough about economics to intelligently participate in our Constitutional Republic—a government of the people, by the people and for the people? Every four years, millions of Americans go to the polls with little understanding of how a free society is organized. Loren Spivack has delivered this presentation to hundreds of groups all over America. He demonstrates how far our country has strayed from the economic principles which created our prosperity. You will never think about economics the same way again. Please plan to bring a friend and join us for an engaging presentation!

The Free Market Warrior was born and raised in Massachusetts and spent most of his adult life in New York City. Before becoming active in politics, Spivack worked for several non-profits and as a management consultant for both profit and non-profit companies. Spivack founded Free Market Warrior in 2009 in an effort to make a positive difference in American politics and economics. His background includes the readings of Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Ludwig von Mises, and Thomas Sowell. Spivack has conducted his famous Economic Literacy seminars across the country to over 100 groups in 14 states.

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1986 (BA Political Science), Spivack directed that University’s Alumni donations program (Telefund) until 1987 when he moved to New York and directed the telephone branch of Brooklyn College’s capital fundraising campaign and then the Telefund program at Columbia University through 1989. In 1990 he was hired by UJA-Federation of New York to create an internal telephone fundraising department which grew over the next 12 years to 25,000 donations per year while generating up to $6 million annually. Spivack left the UJA-Federation in 2003 to pursue private consulting over the next five years in both fundraising and for-profit work.

Supervisor Barney will present a “state of the County update.” He was elected in 2012 to a four year term on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. He served as board chairman in 2014. In his role as Supervisor, Denny is focused on carrying out Maricopa County’s constitutional mandates, including public safety. He has prioritized making improvements to county regulatory agencies, including decreasing regulation where appropriate. Supervisor Barney is a sixth generation native of Arizona and lives in Gilbert with his wife, Nichole, and their four children.

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