Sun Lakes Republican Club March 13 Meeting

Carolyn McCorkle

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature “It Goes Too Far,” with keynote speaker AZ State Senator Nancy Barto (ret.), at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Navajo Room of Sun Lakes Country Club, 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.”

Reasonable people can have different opinions …

One of the hottest topics this election year is abortion. Now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned, the states must decide how to move forward on this sensitive subject. What will Arizona do?

Circulators are promoting a citizen’s initiative right now for the 2024 ballot in November. You may have seen them, and you may have already signed one of their petitions. Do you know what you’ve signed? Find out exactly what the proposed language is and how this initiative will impact women’s health and safety if it is codified in Arizona’s Constitution.

The proposed amendment goes much further than “codifying Roe” in Arizona’s Constitution. The March 13 meeting features a special keynote presentation by Senator Nancy Barto (ret.) with the “It Goes Too Far” campaign. Senator Barto and her husband Joe raised three daughters, and Nancy has a mom’s heart for women. Reasonable people can have different opinions on abortion, but does this proposed amendment go too far?

You will also hear from two outstanding candidates for Arizona Corporation Commission, Christy Kelly and incumbent Lea Marquez Peterson. Kelly has a law degree and Master of Law in Mediation and Arbitration and has been a small business owner for 16 years. Marquez Peterson is a current member of the Commission and the former chairwoman. She has held utilities accountable to ratepayers and has been an advocate for affordable, reliable energy. Lea formerly served as president/CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber.

East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) Board President Shelli Boggs will be speaking as a candidate for Maricopa County School Superintendent. She is a mother, grandmother, teacher, and education leader. Under her leadership, EVIT rooted out corruption, eliminated wasteful spending, and expanded career and educational opportunities without raising taxes. The incumbent Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson and Superintendent candidate Nickie Kelley will be speaking at the April meeting.

William Lichtsinn, CPA, will share his credentials and platform as a candidate for Maricopa County Treasurer.

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