Sun Lakes Republican Club to meet January 12

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature “Corruption and Public Office” with Judicial Watch Southwest Projects Coordinator Mark Spencer, at its regular meeting Tuesday, January 12 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 and encouraged to attend.

Judicial Watch, Inc., a non-partisan educational foundation, promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law. Through its educational endeavors, Judicial Watch advocates high standards of ethics and morality in our nation’s public life and seeks to ensure that political and judicial officials do not abuse the powers entrusted to them by the American people. Judicial Watch fulfills its educational mission through litigation, investigations, and public outreach.

Our special speaker, Mark Spencer, has been the Southwest Projects Coordinator for Judicial Watch since 2012. Mark facilitates investigations, development and community outreach, media relations, FOIA requests and litigation support for the non-partisan, non-profit government accountability group. He has been interviewed by local, international (CNN), and national (Fox National News) cable news outlets, has been quoted in numerous print publications (The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Magazine) and has participated on radio talk shows across the country; some topics discussed included illegal immigration, police suicide and border violence. While still a sworn first-responder, he partnered with F.A.I.R. (Federation for American Immigration Reform) and Judicial Watch to provide front-line law enforcement perspectives on illegal immigration and government corruption.

Mark Spencer has lived in Phoenix Arizona since 1975, graduated with honors with a finance degree from Northern Arizona University in 1985, met his wife Shannon in 1986 on a summer project in Bangkok, Thailand, and was the top overall police recruit from the Phoenix Regional Police Academy in 1987. In 1993 Mark completed his graduate degree in exegetical theology from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. During his police career he received the Phoenix Police Department’s Medal of Merit, the Police Chief’s Unit Award and the Protect and Serve community leadership award from For 14 years Mark was an executive board member of the largest police association in Arizona, the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA). He was the president of PLEA from 2007 until 2011 and, along with the PLEA board of trustees, served over 2,300 rank-and-file Phoenix Police Officers and Detectives. His retirement from the Phoenix Police Department in January 2012 ended a 25 year career in which Mark and the PLEA team cultivated powerful community partnerships and facilitated unprecedented bipartisan support for rights of Arizona law enforcement.

Mark is the author of A Moment in Time and is the founder and co-director of Bema Investments (, a non-profit corporation which teaches Judeo-Christian leadership principles and facilitates charitable outreach efforts.

Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney will provide his report on the state of our county.

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