Sun Lakes Republican Club to meet November 14

Carolyn McCorkle

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature “Tax Reform and the State of our State” at its regular meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 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. We are presenting three special speakers this month!

Tom Jenney, Senior Legislative Advisor to the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity, will present “Go Big or Go Home: Congress Must Pass Tax Reform.” Jenney will offer evidence that comprehensive tax reform is critical for our economic growth and that lowering our nation’s high corporate tax rate is the most effective way to make America more competitive in the global economy. He will also present evidence in favor of lowering personal income tax rates to allow families to keep more of their hard-earned money and to allow small businesses to make productive investments that expand opportunities for all Americans.

Arizona State Senate President Steven Yarbrough and Speaker of the Arizona House Javan D. Mesnard are our next two speakers. They will address the “State of our State” providing a review of the accomplishments of the past legislative session, as well as a forecast of what we can expect in the upcoming legislative session commencing January, 2018. We are most fortunate to have both the Senate President and the Speaker as our elected representatives right here in Sun Lakes.

Senate President Yarbrough earned his JD from the ASU College of Law and practices law in Tempe and Chandler. For the past 19 years, he has been the Executive Director of the Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has provided scholarships to thousands of Arizona students to attend the school of their parents’ choice. First elected to the House in 2002, Yarbrough was elected to the State Senate in 2010. He previously served on the House Education, Appropriations, Judiciary and Ethics Committees. He served eight years as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, including four years as Vice-Chairman and two years as Chairman. Yarbrough was House Speaker Pro Tempore for the 49th Legislature.

Prior to running for office, Speaker Mesnard spent eight years at the Arizona Senate where he served as a policy advisor and was Senate Coordinator for the “Legislators Back to School Program.” The program was designed to motivate students to engage in politics and to help build personal links between schools and legislators. J.D. holds two master’s degrees, in Business and in Public Administration from ASU, exemplifying his interest in both the public and private sectors. He is currently adjunct professor teaching political science at Mesa Community College. J.D.’s compassion for those less fortunate led him to help establish Voices of the World, a non-profit Christian charity whose mission includes providing humanitarian aid to the poor and destitute of the world.

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