The SaddleBrooke Democratic Club (SBDC) had their monthly Zoom meeting on May 11. Chesney Richter, head of the non-partisan Rural Arizonans for Accountability (RAZA), was the speaker.
Currently, RAZA is working to recall Mark Finchem, one of two representatives to the Arizona House of Representatives from Legislative District 11, which includes SaddleBrooke. Richter reported that the petition drive is going well, and it is very important to get enough signatures by July 7, in order to have a recall election in November.
The reason RAZA is seeking the recall, she said, is because Rep. Finchem participated in the Jan. 6 event at the Capitol in Washington DC.
Richter said that instead of Finchem, Legislative District 11 needs someone who will follow their oath to protect and defend the constitutions of Arizona and the United States, and not work against them.
Rural Arizonans for Accountability has sponsored recall petition signing events in Catalina, Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke, and throughout Legislative District 11. Petitions to sign still are available within SaddleBrooke by contacting Jeanne Herstad at 520-204-2429 or [email protected] or Edie Crall at 520-404-1005 or [email protected]
Kathy Hoffman, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the SaddleBrooke Democrats’ June 8 meeting. All SaddleBrooke residents are welcome to attend meetings, no matter party affiliation. The club will continue to meet on Zoom during the summer and hopes to meet face-to-face starting in September.
SBDC meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Please contact Mike Nickerson, club chairman, at [email protected] to receive a Zoom invitation for future meetings.