Republican Club news – September 2014

Steve Smith, Wayne Larroque and Scott Bartle

Steve Smith, Wayne Larroque and Scott Bartle

Roger Bogard

At the SaddleBrooke Republican Club’s August 13, 2014, General Meeting, a forum was held featuring the two GOP candidates that are running for LD 11 Senate position. They are Scott Bartle and House Representative Steve Smith. Each was asked five questions concerning where they stand on major issues by the moderator Wayne Larroque plus questions from the audience. Their responses to the questions concerning the border, education, common core and Medicaid expansion were insightful and provided a good understanding of their positions on a variety of significant issues.

Chairman Anthony Smith of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors attended with the new County Manager Greg Stanley to update our members on what is happening in Pinal County. They talked about the following topics.

Impacts of cancelling the ICE contract

Update on local projects, including: Pinal Airpark Improvements, status of commercial shopping project at Oracle Road and SaddleBrooke Boulevard and planned expansion of Biosphere 2

Introduced our new Strategic Plan

Update on our latest economic development activities including; Tractor Supply Company (TSC), Phoenix Mart, etc.

Major Surface Transportation Corridors for Pinal County

The next meeting of the SaddleBrooke Republican Club will be held on October 8 starting at 4:15 p.m. in the MountainView East Ballroom. Dr. Carl Goldberg will address the topic: What non-Muslims should know about Islam and why. Also, please mark this date on your calendar and plan to join us for an educational and interesting presentation.

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