Sun Lakes Republican Club news

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature guest speaker AZ State Senate President Andy Biggs at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Senate President Biggs will present his State of the State of AZ legislative analysis, as well as share his vision for protecting your Constitutional liberties as a candidate for U. S. Congress from Congressional District Five. Congressman Matt Salmon will be retiring as our current U.S. Congressman, and he has endorsed Andy Biggs for the District 5 Congressional seat.

Senator Andy Biggs is an Arizona native and retired attorney. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies, a M.A. in political science from ASU, and a J.D. from University of AZ. Andy served in the AZ House of Representatives before being elected to serve in the AZ Senate in November 2010. He has lived in Gilbert with his family for the past 30 years and is married to Cindy. Tthey have six children and four grandchildren. Senator Biggs has also been endorsed by U.S. Representative Trent Franks, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, County Supervisor Denny Barney, and Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio.

Senate President Biggs has been designated a Champion of the Taxpayer by Americans for Prosperity, a Friend of Liberty by the Goldwater Institute, a Guardian of Small Business by NFIB, and received the Conservative Excellence Award from the American Conservative Union. He has 100 percent voting records from the Arizona Small Business Assn., Arizona Citizens Defense League and Center for Arizona Policy. He has a 95 percent lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union and a 93 percent rating from the National Rifle Assn.

Also on the program at this meeting, you will have the opportunity to meet and hear from the four Republican candidates running for AZ Corporation Commission. Similar commissions in other states are called the public utilities commission, due to the nature of their business. The Corporation Commission oversees the utility monopolies in the state and conducts rate setting hearings to fairly set utility rates. In addition, the Commission oversees business regulations on corporations. Current Commissioner Bob Burns, U.S. State Rep Rick Gray, former State Senator Al Melvin and former Speaker of the House Andy Tobin will share their credentials and answer your questions as they compete for your vote for the three available seats on the Commission. The State Primary date is August 30.

For more information visit our web site at or contact Chairman Mike Tennant at 480-802-0178.