Sun Lakes Republican Club  June 9 meeting

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature The State of Our State with AZ State Senate President Andy Biggs at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 9 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!

Our Senate President will provide us with his perspective on the State of our State and the successes and failures of the recent legislative session. He also will be discussing his newest book, The Con of the Con Con, The Case Against the States Amending the U.S. Constitution.

Many Americans believe that our national government is on a path to self-destruction. They think that the political parties are controlled by a powerful group of politicians who prevent meaningful change in government. They find little satisfaction in electoral outcomes. They argue that the only thing we can do to restore America is for the States to invoke a constitutionally permitted process to change the U.S. Constitution.

Andy Biggs makes a compelling case that the procedure for changing the Constitution is fraught with hazards that will likely leave Americans worse off than they are now. The Senator demonstrates that there are other alternatives to restrain the national government and protect our freedom.

Senator Biggs served the old Legislative District 22 in the State House of Representatives for eight years before being elected to the State Senate in November of 2010. As a freshman in the Senate, he chaired the Appropriations Committee and was the Vice-Chairman of the Government Reform and Judiciary Committees. Andy also served on the Rules Committee. Later in his freshman term, Senator Biggs was chosen by the Republican Caucus to be the Senate Majority Leader. In 2012, Senator Biggs was re-elected to the Senate to represent Legislative District 12 and was chosen by his caucus to be the Senate President. In addition to his role as Senate President, Senator Biggs chairs the Rules Committee.

Andy has earned the designation Champion of the Taxpayer from Americans for Prosperity for his cumulative service in the state legislature, has been honored numerous times by the Goldwater Institute as a Friend of Liberty and has received the Guardian of Small Business Award from NFIB for his career-long championing of small business interests. Senator Biggs is an Arizona native and has lived in Gilbert with his family since 1986. He is married to Cindy and they have six children.

Please plan to join us for this very important meeting, our last program of the season. Sun Lakes Republican Club will not be meeting in July and August. We will resume our monthly programs in September.

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