Sun Lakes Republican Club April 13 Meeting

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature “Election Year Insights” with candidates for Governor, U.S. Senate, and Attorney General at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, at 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., in Sun Lakes. The public is invited! Please bring your neighbors and friends! Our mission is “Education for an Informed Electorate.”

Former Congressman Matt Salmon and Steve Gaynor will participate in a Gubernatorial Forum as candidates for Governor of Arizona.

Raised in Tempe, Matt Salmon attended public schools, graduated from Arizona State University, and later earned a master’s degree from Brigham Young University. He worked as an executive with a major telecommunications firm in Arizona. Matt’s career in public service began in 1990 when he defeated an incumbent member of the Arizona Senate. Four years later, he was elected to represent Arizona’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives where he served for six years. He kept his term limit pledge and left Washington, D.C., in 2001. After running his own successful small business for several years, Salmon was twice-elected to represent Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District.

Steve Gaynor was born in New York where he met his Tucson-born wife while they attended Harvard Business School. He is a successful businessman who built several successful businesses here in Arizona, including a small commercial printing business that became one of the leading printers in the southwest. In 2018 Steve became the Republican nominee for Arizona Secretary of State, with a focus on election integrity, which has become a key issue in our state. In 2019 Steve founded Fair Maps Arizona, a non-profit organization focused on redistricting.

Blake Masters will speak on his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Blake Masters grew up in Tucson, Ariz. He attended Stanford University and Stanford Law School. Blake runs Thiel Capital, a multi-billion-dollar firm that invests in new technology companies, and the Thiel Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that promotes science and innovation. The Foundation’s Thiel Fellowship Program has paid 225 young people to drop out of college and instead create new companies, which are together now worth more than $45 billion.

Attorney General candidates Lacey Cooper and former AZ Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould will speak about their proposed solutions for many of the key issues of concern to Arizona voters, including how to handle the rise in human and drug trafficking across our southern border, as well as how to ensure that all future Arizona elections will legally conform to the requirements set forth in our Arizona Constitution.

Arizona State Senator JD Mesnard will be first on our agenda with a legislative update on the current AZ session. For more information, visit our website or contact Mike Tennant at 262-880-4620.