Author: Clair VanSteenwyk

Cowardly AZ State Officials!

AZ’s Governor and Legislature decided to give Teachers a raise. I thought PROP 123 passage settled the Salary Issue; according to the Ads and the Speeches the Legislators gave at LDs when selling PROP 123.

Consider Secretary of State Reagan not mailing out some-400,000 voter information pamphlets on PROP 123 until 8 days after the Early Ballots, and Attorney General Brnovich doing nothing about it–which I believe was to assure PROP 123 a win—and the $5,000,000 spent on Ads to sell the Big Lie by all of them. Our then-AZ State Treasurer and I warned the LDs PROP 123 was Illegal and wouldn’t deliver. They said we were wrong, and when we asked why there wasn’t a requirement to guarantee teachers a raise, their Excuse was, the way monies are allocated is up to Local Superintendents–it’s a Local Matter.

So, now that the Teachers didn’t get the promised raises, Federal Courts ruled PROP 123 Illegal–it’s very likely the Hundreds of Millions taken will have to be repaid–they come back to us for more Money.

Let the Governor tell the Teachers it’s a Local Matter and have them picket the Superintendents and Boards in each School District, not the State, which doesn’t have the Political Courage to do the Right thing in an Election Year.

The Teachers Deserve a Raise, however, not by our Governor and Legislators pouring more Dollars down a Rat Hole without spending controls on how All the Monies are spent by Local Districts–they have a poor record on spending decisions. And, just because we have what they call a “windfall” doesn’t mean we should hand it over to them. After all, we also have a State Debt to pay; along-with just more Irresponsible State Elected Officials.

I do believe the State should get more involved but would have to change laws to do so, these boards have a great deal of power and far to often are nothing more than rubber stamps for the Superintendents and this is where the Teachers & Parents need to focus their attention, and not at the State Capitol.

The Real Game Changers in this must and should be the Parents / Voters, they must force those on Local School Boards to do their jobs and not be Rubber Stamps for the Dist. Superintendents, these are their Local Schools each one different than the next, all of them need a Basic Financial Foundation.

Parents mustn’t allow the State & Federal Government to dictate to them for if they do, then the Local School System will no longer exist, and this is what made America’s Education the Best in the World giving all of us a Shot at Success, time to return the Power to the Parents.

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

For more Information Link:http:vote4van.com/about-van/education/

Birth Right Citizenship, Secure Borders, Merit Immigration, Illegal Aliens

Positions on Natural Born, Birth Right Citizenship, Merit Immigration & Illegal Aliens / Low Cost Labor

The US Constitution clearly requires the Federal Government to Protect the States from Invasion, with at least 1 million Illegal Aliens coming across our southern border into the States each year it’s clearly and invasion. In 1954 President Eisenhower stated if you have people within you borders and don’t know who they are, it’s called an Invasion.

Ike also Protected and Defended America as Our European Commander during WW II), (deporting plan in June of 1954), take a lesson from a Real Commander in Chief who saw the danger of an invasion by Non Citizens into the US and ended it by repelling and deporting millions of illegals as did Truman & Hoover before him.

United States National Security and Immigration are basically one in the same and must be dealt with by keeping those Facts in Mind. This can be accomplished by implementing some very basic changes, 1st by having the Opening session of Congress introduce an Enforcement First Bill* requiring the immediate enforcement of all our Immigration Laws and Securing all Our Borders.

Begin by building Walls or Double Fences where terrain allows, and where they can’t be built install Technology, and the Border Patrol and the Military guarding our Land Borders, just as the US Air Force and Navy guard our air space and coastlines from invasion.

This new system will be co managed by Law Enforcement, National Guard , (The US Constitution prohibiting posting US Troops on the Border is a Myth), and the US Constitution clearly states the Opposite, Article 1 Section 4. States must protect themselves if Federal Government won’t Read: Article 1 Section 10 Clause 3, clearly states what Governors can do, none have as they climb their Political Party Ladders and won’t upset the apple cart of Politics as usual.

States will have the authority to take over the systems if Federal Government for any reason ends or suspends the program.

State and Local law enforcement agencies will arrest within their jurisdictions and turn over illegals to ICE Agents. Costs incurred by state and local authorities will be reimbursed by the Federal Government assuring cooperation. No Federal Aide will be given to any Sanctuary Localities.

Step 1. Build a WALL where terrain allows with the Border Patrol monitoring the Points of Entry into the United States, Technology like that at Nevada’s Area 51 not breached in over 50 years, Drones, Earth Quake Tech for under ground movement.

We have all the technology and skills needed to Protect the U.S. from any form of invasion and it’s time we put it to work in the U.S. to protect Our Citizens and Freedoms.

Article 1 Section 8 Clause 3, clearly lays out the authority, and none of the 3 Branches of Government has Constitutional Authority to change that simply by Executive order, decree or ruling, there’s a process that must be followed.

If we’re truly a Nation of Laws, no more Executive Orders or Extending them such as DACA. National Security is part of any Worker or Visitor Visa program with all Nations. You don’t make deals with the DACA Group to get funding for National Security as that’s nothing more than a Bribe, what’s the President thinking when making such and offer, this isn’t some Hotel or Golf Course he’s building it’s our future.

The one and only concession to the DACA Group would be we’ll allow you to apply under the new Merit System and if you qualify to return to the U.S. then you’ll be welcomed with open arms, but no Special Deal for you and certainly None for the Parents or others who Violated Our Laws to bring you here.

Public Law 414, established the law and the intent of Congress regarding the Immigration and Nationality Act also known as the McCarran / Walters Act (Both Parties voted for it and also over rode a veto by President Truman) passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality for the United States, which must be enforced.

The Immigration of Aliens into the US remains in effect to this day, and must be enforced to keep any member of any group teaching the overthrow of the US Government, this Act it far better at protecting us than any Vetting system can ever be.

Citizens of Countries that sponsor terrorism or espouse the overthrow of our form of government will undergo Extreme Vetting and will not be issued a Visa until the Vetting is 100% cleared the applicant.

Among the many issues covered, one in particular found in Chapter 2 Section 212, the prohibition of entry to the US if the Alien belongs to an organization intent on overthrowing the Government of the United States by “Force, Violence, or other unconstitutional means.”

A congressional report shows without a mass immigration bill, the foreign-born population is expected to rise to 60 million within ten years, Reform the Naturalization process to a 5 year time frame for those who want to become citizens, and allow only their immediate family members (wife, husband and minor children only) to Immigrate under the New Merit Program.

“The Gang of Eight McCain / Flake plan for Amnesty or Legal Status” can’t be given to illegal entrants or those who overstayed a Visa, and never a Pathway to Citizenship”.

All Immigrants that decide for whatever reason they don’t choose to become Naturalized Citizens will then be required to leave at the end of the 5 year period, and will have 90 days to leave and return to their home country.

2nd Choice, We the People Surrender and Give them the Pardon the Dreamer are Demanding in Our Streets or Amnesty like President Reagan.

President Reagan’s Amnesty hasn’t worked out for US Citizens, your choice will be made by those you support, if those in office believe we’re to weak to take a Stand then they’ll Surrender for US.

Put a Freeze on H 1 and 2 Worker Visas, H-1B Visas presently replaces 65,000 American workers annually, H-1 B Congress was planning to increase by 10 = 650,000 yearly allowing outside contractors at lower wages, they use H-1 & 2 B Visa programs to obtain cheaper labor.

A freeze on H-1 and 2 B Visas will only be lifted when Unemployment in a specific field is under a Provable 4% or less, otherwise scrap the entire flawed systems and start with a new one better designed for the future of America not the past.

We must also end a program called (OPT) “All Optional Practical Training” program. This is supposed to be a jobs program for foreign students currently about 130,000 foreign students given temporary work permits from one to two years.

The program is a scam, since no “training” is given to anyone, simply more foreign workers replacing American Students, new rule would add more than 500,000 foreign students totaling 700,000 result more difficulty for our children to gain employment, this program must be Permanently Ended.

All Employers will be notified immediately to begin giving All Job Opportunities to American workers first, and terminating the employment of all Illegal Aliens whether overstayed Visas or Illegally entered the U.S., as US Citizens replace the Illegals.

30 to 180 days after the job opportunities will be opened to those with Valid Worker Visas who meet the New Merit System Standards, as replacements are found the Illegals presently employed will be dismissed and await deportation.

The new method will end the complaint of disrupting businesses, if illegals self deport they may request a New Visa to return under the new Merit Immigration system, if we have to deport them no return allowed.

We’ll have No Exceptions to the New System, No Visas for Family / Chain Migration etc., and we’ll only issue Visa’s for workers when they meet the Qualifications and Unemployment in that field is 4% or less.

There will be an E- Verify System put in place immediately with substantial fines with a minimum of $1,000 per employee for employers found in Violation of the Immigration and Worker Visa Programs, no Exceptions.

Step 2. Restructuring our entire Immigration system into a Merit System with specific qualifications for all applicants beginning with: Financially Self Supporting, Health, Age, Education, Speak & Read English, these will be the Foundation of the system for each immigrant group applying no matter the category such as; Worker, Visitor or Student.

There’ll be specific qualifications and limits according to the category they fall under No Exceptions, No Family / Chain Migration Visas etc. such as a Student Visa will apply to a specific School, Degree sought, and proof of enrolling.

The time allowed will be as follows, a student Visa will be issued for two semesters only and then may only must reapply if the student has passing grades in all classes no exceptions, and no Immigrant Students are allowed to compete with U.S. Citizens for summer employment.

The New Merit Immigration system will put a Permanent End to All Chain, Lottery and Diversity Migration once and for all.

All Visas will have strict penalties, if you fail to leave on time, when apprehended immediate deportation, fines and no Visa reissued for no less than 5 yrs. and can be permanent depending on any other violations.

The present system hasn’t been up to the task of tracking any of the previously mentioned categories, to prove that point.

“We meaning our department of Immigration lost track of over 525,000 Visitors, who failed to report to leave and no one in ICE knows where they are, and 25% of them are from a Middle East Country”.

All applying for any Visas will be completely Vetted before entering the United States No Exceptions, America’s National Security First.

All applying for Visas will be required to post a Bond which guarantees their leaving the US as specified in issued Visa or forfeit bond when apprehended and will be deported losing and future Visa privileges permanently.

Step 3. We must clarify what a Natural Born or Birth Right Citizens are: the original intent is shown in the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution.

The Constitution isn’t an international document meant to apply to non citizens but to citizens only. There are many who erroneously claim that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees citizenship to anyone born on American soil, that isn’t the law and never has been Law.

Current immigration law found at 8 U.S.C. s1401 (a)-specifies that a baby born on American soil to (1) a foreign ambassador, (2) head of state, or (3) foreign military prisoner is not an American Citizen.

These 3 categories indicate they’re in the country legally and still not allowed to be citizens by birth.

We must bring Clarity to this issue settling it once and for all, both Anchor Babies and children born to visitors with Visas legally in the country, we as Americans can’t allow those in government agencies or courts to set the laws as they have no Constitutional Authority to do so.

In Closing Election Cycles are Critical for Our Nation and States as to whether we sink deeper into a Socialistic Nation or Restore Ourselves to a True Republic form of Government.

The choice is clear, never support those voting against or compromising the US Constitution and Our Freedoms, I actually believe this is what most of us are hoping for and the Elite Power Brokers are afraid of: (Time to Drain All Political Swamps is at Hand) . . .

God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk
Originally posted by Clair 9/11/2011 Updated 7/17/2015

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God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk

Originally posted by Clair 9/11/2011 Updated 7/17/2015

AZ GOP Republicrats in Charge!

LD 22 PC & Former Candidate 4 DC 8’s Open Seat Clair Van Steenwyk; The Maricopa County Briefs March 9th points to the behavior of so called conservative legislators, and we need to look at what they mean by Conservative as it’s not what some may think, but an entirely different meaning by their Political Standards, as they’re trying to Conserve Politics as Usual in AZ.

My comments written and stated during CD 8 Primary about former Gov. Brewer bringing us Common Core, Obama Care and a Tax Increase meant for Education ending up in the General Fund, but the Press and GOP Elites didn’t mention this Fruad to AZ Voters. We had Former Sen. Lesko brag about being endorsed by former Republicrat Brewer and most have no memory of what Brewer really did or for that matter most of Lesko’s votes as well. I’d also like to remind all of you if the bad news about Lesko would have come out in late Jan. we may have had an entirely different result and also recall 65% of the the Voters didn’t Vote 4 her as well, a good place to start a Campaign against her for August of 18.

The Battle to cut back or eliminate the Proxy system at all Levels Local is a long one, and seems the GOP won’t give up the One Tool used to Control how the AZ GOP is run, and this proves how Corrupt the GOP truly is.

I observed in the CD 8 race one Candidate was attacked for his vote on the NPV, while at the same time LD 13 appointed someone to take Lesko’s vacated seat with someone who’d done the same thing, and will probably elect him back in and most the Voters in LD 13 won’t even hear about it.

I hope if we lose this one the PC’s will revolt this time and find Candidates to run against these Republicans who’s so called Conservative Credentials are really to Conserve Politics as Usual in AZ.

I do believe if the People will just take a solid stand against these Talking Heads we’d be able to defeat them, but need to take a Stand in the Election Cycle and in that lies the problem as most don’t and many won’t as they believe we must be United, well United in what more of the same?
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

AZ CD 8 Career Politicians Trash Talk!

Candidate for CD 8 Clair VAN Steenwyk Comments: The CD8 Race Heats Up: Getting Ugly, Election Tuesday – Here are some Links:
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/02/21/debbie-lesko-accused-moving-50-k-campaign-pac-backs-lesko/361429002/
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2018/02/23/steve-montenegro-ignores-text-scandal-accuses-debbie-lesko-funding-scheme/369032002/ https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2018/02/22/cd-8-s-debbie-lesko-phil-lovas-ill-sue-you/363744002/

The Race for the House seat that Mr. Franks recently had to resign due to his behavior towards staffers in DC seems to be on the rise not only in DC but also in AZ with Mr. Montenegro’s behavior as well, and now Ms. Lesko’s lose behavior with what seem to be violations of the Financial Standards of both AZ and the FEC.

It appears the so called front runners former buddies still Trashing one another when opportunity knocked to demonstrate just how much they Covet this Federal Seat and will do almost anything to win this race for a Guaranteed Career in Politics that all deny they want.

I’ve spectated most of my life in politics by volunteering and doing talk political radio, until I ran the 1st time in 2012 against Flake and then 14 and 16 vs. Franks, however don’t recall this much political poison in a US House seat specially between those who were joined at the Hip and actually support Franks stating they still Respect him and his voting Record.

I also hope the participants in this GOP Race realize this Dirt will be revisited on them if one of them wins and again in August Primary. I hope this gets settled on Feb. 27 with none of them winning, as it could cost US a GOP seat which we can’t afford to lose now or in Nov.

Jean and I thank all who’ve supported us and lets hope to change History in AZ on Election Day, Remember Your Votes are your Voice.
God Bless You All; Clair & Jean Van Steenwyk

AZ GOP Career Politicians Can’t Be Trusted!

Clair Van Steenwyk’s Comments: I read the comments in the Briefs about 3 of the 4 Career Politicians I’m running against, and realize I’ve been the brunt of some comments about my abrasiveness as well, however not about being truthful and agree the records of Lesko, Lovas, Montenegro and Stump aren’t what they pretend, I believe a Primary brings out their Real Moral Character in how they run their campaigns and who’ve they’ve supported as well.

Lesko voted to strip the AZ Supt. of Public Instructions Authority at the direction of Ducey thru Sen. Biggs, twice with HB 2184, and then SB 1469, also Unconstitutional, Violating her Oath.

 Lesko  stooped to enlisting others to Lie on Robo Calls,  I received one from  former President of PORA in SCW stating Lesko is the only Candidate who fought EPCOR, Lesko knew it’s a Lie,  I corrected her at a Forum a week ago,  just how bad does Lesko a Career Politician want this job, she Lies to Voters to get it, Trump named his Opponents most enjoyed, so here’s one not quite as bad as Lying Ted, being polite “Misleading Lesko”.

Lovas knowingly left something out when Montenegro questioned him on the Fund Raising by his wife, Lovas explained she also raised funds for charitable causes which is true, however left out one very important legal client Sen. J. McCain, why wasn’t that included in the comments, FEC reports show substantial monies are paid to Lovas Co. for doing so, not something you want to go public with especially as a Trump supporter. So we’ll call it “Leave Out Lovas”.

Montenegro’s support 4 the National Popular Vote speaks volumes, regardless of his Excuses. So let’s name him ” Managed Montenegro”.

Stump’s record with the AZCC speaks for itself with his support of EPCOR problems he helped to bring to the residents in SC, SCW and Youngtown. So we’ll just call him ” Stumped”.

My Career Political opponents stating  they respect  Mr. Frank’s record, we must question his Votes to Raise the Debt Ceilings, CRs, CISPA, NDAA, which are causing trouble for President Trump and others, guess when you need votes he has held over a Decade don’t want to rock the boat, as voters have no idea how he really voted.

The other important issue is Frank’s Sexual Harassment & Retaliation, although my opponents and Franks supporters don’t accept that view, try that approach in GM, Ford, GE, ABC, Amazon, US Steel, McDonald’s, get the picture? I hope Franks has made peace by coming to grips with it.

Question to all with mothers, sister, wife, daughter etc. what would you do if her boss asked her to have sex to have a baby? Sex outside of your marriage no matter the reason is wrong and most believers would agree, except for those wanting to defend this, assuming they’d do the same if their sons, husbands etc. did this.

My Career Political Opponents stated at a Candidate Forum at Palm Ridge in SCW have the greatest respect for Franks in spite of his having to resign because of misconduct, and they’re all pandering to pick up former supporters, who’ve also apparently over looked Franks Soliciting Sex, call it what you will if that hadn’t happened he’d still be in DC, and we wouldn’t be running to Fill the Vacant Seat in CD 8.

Point in Fact, if you’ll Lie to get Elected who will you really serve if you are elected? Does anyone trust Candidates who’ll Lie to start with, believe they’ll be Truthful once in Office?

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

AZ is CD 8 For Sale Yet Again?

 Yes it is and just need to look to see it.
There are signs on almost every corner the Career Politicians own the Real Estate at some places Signs on all 4 Corners. We’d  installed 170 signs by Jan. 4th and stood alone for 10 days, then the Invasion started.  Career Politicians are putting up  2nd, 3rd and 4th stage of their signs.
Considering the cost of signs, Installation,  Robo Calls, Mailers, Social Media Ads and TV,  they’re Buying a Seat in CD 8 by the Career Politicians, certain none are self financed.
I knew this is a blood sport, but really a 4 x 3 signs on corners in SCW even worse putting yard signs on mediums, side streets plus illegally attached to rails by drainage canals, no matter, Flaunt it.  Residents in SC and SCW communities it’s Sign Litter nothing more.
Running against Franks in 14 & 16 was bad as out spent , on both $17,500  to $525,000 to win and since resigned which ended  investigation and now defended even by my opponents, and I suppose they want his fans they need their Votes.
The Presidential Race Clinton out spent Trump, however we won the Electoral Votes, but  Senate or House Races  is all about the Money as indicated in the Polls, strategy of course not yet proven, as votes not yet counted to see if strategy worked.  Lesko, Lovas and Montenegro join in the Free Wheel Spending of $$$$$$$$$$$ loaned them to run, Stump doesn’t appeared to be favored by similar Loaners etc.
PACS, LOBBYISTS and  GOP Elites never DONATE, basically  Loan buying the ears and Votes of  the Politicians, bad for our Republic.
If voters reject Career Politicians, if not losing Career Politicians may run in August, as all about Numbers if they win without a clear majority we’ll see Round 2, and if I win certain to be challenged as we’ve been told by GOP Elites never want me in office, as certain they wouldn’t have my ear let alone my vote.
When  $$$$$$$$$$$$’s  buy seats of government, we get bad government, not unlike the latter days of the Roman Empire, you bought a seat in Government, which lead to it’s eventual downfall and this will lead to ours, those who’ll sell their souls, will also Sell Our Freedoms.
God Bless You; Clair VAN Steenwyk

AZ’s Career Politicians Can’t be Promoted!

AZ’s CD 8 here’s the Last Candidate Forum take a look and let us know what you think!

I was surprised by my Career Politician Opponents actually attacking one another’s records so openly, for over the yrs. when I exposed the Bad Votes of Lesko, Lovas or Montenegro I was accused and attacked of speaking against fellow Republicans, my how the Worm has now turned.
I suppose if you are a Career Opportunist Office Holder / Seeker it’s Okay, but if you’re just trying to get the Truth out whether one of my opponents on stage or McCain, Flake and others in the GOP, and not in or running for office then it’s an attack.

I wish those in the LD’s that have attacked me over the yrs. would ask themselves doesn’t this sound more like Fans then PC’s who are suppose to Represent Voters and Hold those in Office Accountable for their Bad Voting Records.

I’ve talked about so many different bills, all 3 of them supported PROP 123 and most PC’s in their LD’s didn’t costing AZ Land Trust Billions nor did Dewit, Lovas not truly responding to Montenegro’s comment about the Lovas Co. Fund raising, as left out the work done 4 Sen. John McCain, or Montenegro’s taking orders to vote 4 the NPV, and yes Lesko on the Ward amended HB 2184 and final Vote on SB 1469 stripping LD 22’s Diane Douglas of the Constitutional Authority given the Office in AZ’s Constitution over the Employees and handing it over to the Governor’s self appointed and rubber stamped Board of Education, and we all know there’s much more or should know.

The Scam being played on the AZ CD 8 Voters is shameful, and those who hold office in these LDs should be out exposing these and other votes and actions to the voters and that’s what a Representative Government is all about, it’s not the Cheer Leaders at a HS football game.

I know that I and others wrote a Bill to protect the Children in the Common Core misrepresentation and Lovas wouldn’t carry it, and now some of those who were so angry are supporting him, this isn’t how you correct bad service it’s how you invite more of it, and shame on you for knowing to do the Right thing and not doing it, remember you’re a Representative to and have no Right to misinform voters.

The Political Safe Zones must be Torn Down, and most didn’t know me in my business career, but that’s what I did for a living and was very successful at fixing mismanaged businesses, that to me is what this is, the difference is in business when you fix a business you get praised by the jobs you save and create not to mention the Financial Success for all, but in Politics when you Expose Bad Votes you get reviled, guess it only works when you have the $$$$$$$$$ needed to self fund, remember President Trump exposed the Incumbent SWAMP and now you’re protecting the AZ Septic Tank Managers.

I hope some who read this will start asking the important questions they should be asking, like what about their Voting Records, Where’s the Money Coming From, Why didn’t they finish the Contracts they all had with the Voters, when they ran and promised to serve them, if they’d vote 4 them or don’t verbal contracts matter, because if they don’t then you can’t and shouldn’t believe a word they say and especially true on any Money issue in the Light of PROP 123.

They now are all attacking one another some openly at Forums but much worse with the ROBO calls we’ve gotten from the 3 of them, just questions worth asking as someone has to be the Horn Blower and guess that’s My Role one more time, you know the old saying Old Political Soldiers Never Die but most hope they’ll eventually go away, Not going to happen there are Warning Labels on Food Products & Drugs and remember I worked in the Food Industry where we Protected Our Customers from harm.

I realize once again this will just encourage some in these LD’s to work harder against my candidacy then they already are, but that being said I don’t believe any of them didn’t expect that I’d eventually expose the SCAM the GOP is pulling on CD 8’s uninformed and misinformed voters, in closing this is how they and now you Built the SWAMP in DC and continue building the SEPTIC TANK in AZ.

God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk
Video of Candidate Forum: https://www.facebook.com/azcentral/videos/10155579108964032/?fref=mentions

Surprise Chamber of Commerce CD 8 Candidate Forum

CAREER POLITICIANS SIDE STEP VAN’S COMMENTS!

Candidate 4 CD 8 Clair Van Steenwyk: I enjoyed the Forum last Saturday, as my Career Political Opponents actually attacked one another on several fronts such as the comments some made about Trump and who they supported in that primary, National Popular Vote, etc., the excuses given by them didn’t work.
I brought up votes on HB 2184 & SB 1469 stripping authority from the Supt., and handing it over to the BOE, or PROP 123 and the theft of Billions of Dollars from AZ Land Trust which Lovas, Lesko and Montenegro all supported no defense given.
I commented on the Career Politicians seeking higher paid jobs and no rebuttals, then Sen. Lesko stated that only she fought against EPCOR, and then retracted the statement, I responded that I’d been and am fighting EPCOR, but no time to reveal to the Voters that; ( COMPLAINTS FILED WITH THE AZCC February 25, 2014, customers from Cross River, Dos Rios, and Coldwater Ranch delivered over 100 letters to the Commission asking them to investigate their rates for water/wastewater service. Included was a letter from LD 22 State Representatives Lovas, Livingston and Senator Burges. The Legislators’ letter states that there’s a great discrepancy in rates between various communities in northwest valley. It points out the water/wastewater rates for the EPCOR Agua Fria District are nearly $100 more per month than for the EPCOR Sun City District and nearly $75 more than rates for several city water services. The letter asks AZCC to review the water/wastewater rates for this area. The letter also states the communities of Cross River, Dos Rios, and Corte Bella are geographically distant and physically unconnected to the Agua Fria Water District and that they use the NW Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility even though they are paying for the White Tank Facility. The letter ends with a series of questions which it requests the Commission to investigate). What were LD 22 Legislators Thinking? This helped bring higher Rates 4 SC & SCW. September 2017.)
It appears LD 22 Legislators weren’t serving Sun City West Voters or for that matter the Citizens of AZ, but outside interests and when asked to make a public statement they refused, I hope this in a future Forum this gets discussed.
My point is they attack one another, but don’t respond to Facts about Records vs. just comments they’ve made and their Records vs. Rhetoric caused the damage, but there’s no defense for their Records and don’t want Voters Informed, so Ignore the Facts. I know most Career Politicians practice the Art of Avoidance and if they don’t respond to a comment made or question asked the process is that it will just go away and they can get away with not telling the Truth again, this is why the US is in Debt and losing what little Morality we have left.
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

CD 8 & AZ Wake Up to the Political Games Going On!

AZ CD 8 Rigs CD 8 Forums?
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Sheriff Mack stated in the MCRC Briefs: We are supposed to be the political party that is against picking winners and losers, but the Establishment just can’t help themselves. Only their crony friends with massive donors are allowed to play in what they always think is their own sandbox.

Van’s response, I’m no Crony Friend of GOP or Special Interest Donors, Lobbyists or Career Politicians, and learned running against Flake in 12 and Franks in 14 & 16, as not invited and also not allowed to speak at several events & LD’s, fought at LD’s, County & State, changes must be made by PC’s, will never be done by the Elites and Career Politicians.

I didn’t know invitations were sent in stages, my plan was to file 1st attaining our goal of 1,200 signatures by Dec 23rd, in just 12 days and filed on Dec. 29th after Christmas, and could have gotten more but then wouldn’t have achieved my goal to get press coverage, my strategy worked after filing 1st I contacted the AP in NY, then local AP called and got on 5 pm news, and in Robo calls, which we’d been excluded from, as Robos calls promoting party favorites the trusted Career Politicians so voters will believe only they’re relevant.

The Parties need proven followers promoted, by Party Leadership or Lobbyists, you know those who voted for these bills like the National Popular Vote Montenegro, HB 2184 and SB 1469 removing AZ Supt. Authority, giving it to Ducy’s hand picked BOE Lesko, and put PROP 123 on the ballot in a Rigged System supported by Lesko, Lovas and Montenegro, which didn’t deliver teachers promised raises with a rigged election.

The AG admits the election wasn’t properly carried out however refuses to deal with it, my Opponents claim to be conservatives, I believe they maybe Moderates, as conservatives don’t rob Peter to pay Paul and then say they want balanced budgets, and Dewit opposed PROP 123 and told them so, but the Deal had already been cut with the Governor and you don’t want to disappoint the BOSS in AZ Politics.

Where are the $$$$$$$$’s coming from supplying my 3 Career Political Opponents with all their signs, sites, handouts, and paid staff etc.? We had our signs up by Jan. 3rd and now 10% of our signs are gone as in my previous campaigns against Incumbent Career Politicians, and I don’t believe it’s the Dems as my opponents signs are still up next to where ours were.

I hope this clears up the issue at hand, however as long those running have built in Fan Clubs that don’t really do the research on their votes, but believes the Rhetoric vs. Records this type of behavior will continue.

I believe most know Einstein’s definition of Insanity, so here’s my Political Twist, Keep Voting for Career Politicians expecting a different result is Political Insanity, and if you think not, why is AZ still at the bottom of the Barrel in Education as the Gov. & Legislature have the Real Power to fix it, but don’t want to rock the gravy train of those who profit from the broken model. You don’t continue to pour gas into a Steam Engine expecting it to start, which is what they’re doing in and Out of Date Ed system top to bottom.

President Trump stayed alive because of his $$$$$$$$’s, and we’ re glad he did, but there hasn’t been any effect on removing the Career Politicians in DC, Phoenix or elsewhere demonstrated and for any concerned our Republic is at Risk if this type of Politics as usual continues.
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

“AZ GOP VOTER FRAUD”

“AZ GOP Voter Fraud”

AZ’s Legislators Violated the AZ Constitution and Their Oaths!

The following Facts will hopefully Open the Eyes of AZ Voters in CD 8 as to the real Records vs. Rhetoric of Lesko, Lovas and Montenegro, despite the claims of being conservatives they’ve all Voted for Bills that at the very least don’t serve the Voters and some Violate the Oath taken by them to Protect and Defend the Constitution, meaning they’ve Violated their Oaths.

In 2015, Republican Executive & Senate leadership led the Senators into blatantly violating the AZ Constitution and Statutes when they added the Biggs Floor Amendment to SB 1469—the general appropriation bill—to create and fund a pseudo-state board of education as a state agency, separate from the department of education and the state superintendent’s constitutional authority, and suspended it in unconstitutional limbo. They had tried this previously with Sen. Ward’s amending HB 2184 passed the Senate, but was killed in the House.

With the passing of SB 1469, the Senate usurped executive powers to create an agency in the Executive Department and to give that “agency” authority to hire eleven full-time employees.

SB 1469 was passed as a general appropriations bill, which cannot be used for anything but certain appropriations for specific state entities (AZ Constitution, Art. IV. Part 2.Sec.20).

Tax monies were Misappropriated by SB 1469 and taken from the Dept. of Education immediately—about four months before the SB 1469’s effective date.

[The Act violated at least Articles III, IV,V&XI of the AZ Constitution, and sections of at least Titles 15&41 of the AZ Revised Statutes.]

In 2016, the legislature passed HB2620, intending to strip remaining constitutional power from the state supt’s office. But, you can not change the nature of a constitutional entity without a constitutional amendment!

Why did Senator Lesko Vote for both of these while claiming to be a conservative? The simple answer is Senator Lesko did what Career Politicians do, they follow the orders of GOP Leadership better known as the SWAMP Managers, even when it means Violating the Oath she took to Protect & Defend the Authority Inherent in the Constitutional Office they were taking the Authority from, as well as the office she held as an AZ Senator and now seeks as a US Representative to Protect & Defend the AZ Constitution rather than follow orders. The final response to this and other votes is quite simple Career Politicians seeking to remain in office and seek higher office must go along if they expect any support in the future from the Party, and remember they all claim to be Conservatives but very seldom talk about the following the AZ or US Constitution, as that would open them up to be exposed for Violating their Oaths.

GOP Platform 2016

Honest Elections and the Electoral College
We oppose the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and any other scheme to abolish or distort the procedures of the Electoral College. An unconstitutional effort to impose National Popular Vote would be a grave threat to our federal system and a guarantee of corruption, as every ballot box in every state would offer a chance to steal the presidency. We urge state legislatures that have voted for this proposal to rescind their approval.

Honest Elections and the Right to Vote

Honest elections are the foundation of representative government. We pledge to protect the voting rights of every citizen, as well as their rights of conscience when they are harassed or denied a job because of their contributions to a candidate or a cause. We support state efforts to ensure ballot access for the elderly, the handicapped, military personnel, and all legitimate voters. We urge state and local officials to take all appropriate steps to allow voters to cast their ballots in a timely manner. We are concerned, however, that some voting procedures may be open to abuse. For this reason, we support legislation to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote and secure photo ID when voting. We strongly oppose litigation against states exercising their sovereign authority to enact such laws. In addition, to guarantee that everyone’s vote is counted, we urge that electronic voting systems have a voter-verified paper audit trail. We urge every state to join the Interstate Voter Registration Cross Check Program to keep voter rolls accurate and to prevent people from voting in more than one state in the same election. To guard against foreign involvement in our elections, we call for vigilance regarding online credit card contributions to candidates and campaigns.
The members of our Armed Forces must not be denied the basic rights that they are defending for others. Our troops, wherever stationed, must be allowed to vote in a timely manner. We call upon the entire military chain of command to ensure the voting rights of our citizen soldiers.
The Constitution gives Congress authority to conduct the decennial census “in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.” In order to preserve the principle of one person, one vote, we urge our elected representatives to ensure that citizenship, rather than mere residency, be made the basis for the apportionment of representatives among the states.

AZ Representatives Violated the GOP Platform with this VOTE!

AZ Representatives Recorded Votes On the National Popular Vote!

Will AZ GOP Citizens Vote 4 those that Voted to give the office of President to Clinton? The Democrats voted 4 this knew it meant control of the WH for the next 20+ yrs. The Question to ask the GOP House Members is Why did 20 of them Vote 4 It? This betrayed the people who Voted 4 them. Remember Past Votes / History maybe repeated on this & other issues, but don’t support or vote 4 them again. One Candidate now seeking the CD 8 House Seat Mr. Montenegro not only Voted for this Bill he was a Sponsor of it, we believe as a Direct result of his close Political Ally Lobbyist CQ, who was the Promoter of the National Popular Vote, which by the way if this was Law we’d of had Al Gore and now Hillary Clinton in the White House, can he be trusted not to do this again for a Lobbyist?
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

AZ Legislators Votes on HB2456 National Popular Vote!

House 3rd Reading Votes;: https://legiscan.com/AZ/rollcall/HB2456/id/491283
BILL STATUS VOTES FOR HB2456 – Third Reading, GOP 20 Yes Votes & 14 No’s
Y =Yes N =No EXC =Excused V =Vacant NV =Not Voting Marked with Aqua Sponsored!
Member Name and Vote next to name, check out your Representatives Vote
J. Christopher Ackerley Y John M. Allen Y Lela Alston Y
Richard C. Andrade Y Brenda Barton N Jennifer D. Benally Y
Reginald Bolding Jr. NV Sonny Borrelli Y Russell “Rusty” Bowers N
Paul Boyer Y Kate Brophy McGee N Noel W. Campbell Y
Mark A. Cardenas N Heather Carter N Ken Clark Y
Regina Cobb Y Doug Coleman Y Diego Espinoza Y
Karen Fann N Eddie Farnsworth N Charlene R. Fernandez Y
Mark Finchem Y Randall Friese Y Rosanna Gabaldón Y
Sally Ann Gonzales NV Rick Gray Y Albert Hale Y
Anthony Kern Y Matthew A. Kopec Y Jonathan R. Larkin Y
Jay Lawrence N Vince Leach Y David Livingston Y
Phil Lovas N Stefanie Mach Y Debbie McCune Davis Y
Juan Jose Mendez Y Javan D. “J.D.” Mesnard Y Eric Meyer Y
Darin Mitchell N Steve Montenegro Y Jill Norgaard N
Justin Olson N Lisa A. Otondo Y Warren H. Petersen N
Celeste Plumlee Y Franklin M. Pratt Y Rebecca Rios Y
Tony Rivero NV Bob Robson Y Macario Saldate Y
Thomas “T.J.” Shope Y David W. Stevens Y Bob Thorpe Y
Kelly Townsend NV Michelle B. Ugenti-Rita N Ceci Velasquez Y
Jeff Weninger N Bruce Wheeler N David M. Gowan Sr. Y

House Rules Committee: https://legiscan.com/AZ/rollcall/HB2456/id/491283
House Elections Committee: https://legiscan.com/AZ/rollcall/HB2456/id/489340
List of Sponsors: https://legiscan.com/AZ/bill/HB2456/2016

PROP 123 A Fraud on AZ Tax Payers Stole Funds from AZ Land Trust!
There were 400,000 Voter Pamphlets Not Mailed Out to the Voters until after the Early Ballots were Sent out and therefore the Results were at the very least Tainted or More Possibly Tilted to Bring about the Results the Governor wanted, read the following letter for AZ AG to an AZ Voter who questioned the process.

The Results of the Election were as follows, so you can see if those 400,000 Pamphlets had been mailed in time the PROP 123 very well may have failed and remember our AZ Sec. of the Treasury J. Dewit told the Legislators,which included Sen. Lesko, Rep. Lovas and Montenegro not to do this and campaigned against it as did many of us, but once again they’re following the Orders of the AZ SWAMP Managers was more important than serving the People’s Interests. This was also a violation of a Trust and puts the AZ Land Trust at Risk of being taken over by the Federal Government as they’re one of the signors of the Trust.

PROP 123
Yes – 50.41% (469,389)
No – 49.59% (461,740) = 7,649,
, Very Slim Margin so Pamphlets Would Have Mattered and only needed to turn around 3,826 Votes to Flip this, who paid who Off? AZ SOS should have been prosecuted by AZ AG, but then they got what they wanted and claim they balanced the Budget, which isn’t True they took Billions out to pay Debt and didn’t replace it, and don’t believe they ever will. The problem is none of our elected officials have solved the Education Problem facing our Kids, and won’t as long as they have someone else to blame, well they write the Laws and Pass the Budgets, so Remodel the Education system before it totally collapses on the Kids leaving them with no hope, but they can’t fall much farther from 47 to 50, then who’s fault will it be, oh I know, those who continue Voting for them to stay in Office.

Election Results: Arizona voters were almost evenly split on Proposition 123 in Tuesday’s special election. The measure backed by Gov. Doug Ducey would pump $3.5 billion into the state’s K-12 school system over 10 years using general fund and trust land cash.
All in all, that means backers like Ducey who hoped for a big win are left wondering where they went wrong, although the governor and the campaign manager for the Yes on Prop 123 campaign, J.P. Twist, said they were hopeful with the lead.

“How can it be a rebuke from voters if we’re winning, if voters are saying `yes’ for more money for education,” Twist said in response to a reporter’s question during a Capitol news conference. “A win is a win, if we win by one vote we win by one vote, we get more money into schools. That’s all that really matters.”

The “yes” campaign spent nearly $5 million to sway voters, much of it on television ads that blanketed the airwaves in the weeks leading up to the election. Ducey acknowledged in a state issued Wednesday that the political environment was a challenge for a voter referral boosting spending. But he said he remained hopeful the measure would pass.

AZCC Rules 4 EPCOR & AGAINST SC & SCW VOTERS!

COMPLAINTS FILED WITH THE COMMISSION on February 25, 2014, customers from the communities of Cross River, Dos Rios, and Coldwater Ranch delivered over 100 letters to the Commission asking the Commission to investigate their rates for water and wastewater service. Included was a letter from LD 22 State Representatives Lovas, Livingston and Senator Burges. The Legislators’ letter states that there is a great discrepancy in rates between various communities in the northwest valley. It points out that the water/wastewater rates for the EPCOR Agua Fria District are nearly $100 more per month than those for the EPCOR Sun City District and nearly $75 more than rates for several city water services. The letter asks the Commission to review the water/wastewater rates for this area. The letter also states that the communities of Cross River, Dos Rios, and Corte Bella are geographically distant and physically unconnected to the Agua Fria Water District and that they use the NW Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility even though they are paying for the White Tank Facility. The letter ends with a series of questions which it requests the Commission to investigate. What were LD 22 Legislators Thinking of? This helped bring about higher Rates 4 SC & SCW. September 2017.)
It appears the LD 22 Legislators weren’t serving SCW but other outside interests and when asked to make a public statement they refused to do so.
P. Lee, Mgr. of The GOP Office In Sun City condensed the final vote on the EPCOR Waste Water consolidation taken on June 13 /2017 AZ Corp. Commission meeting. RINO GOP Commissioners Tobin, Little, Forese and Dem Dunn voted yes or Against US; GOP R. Burns voted No for US. Full consolidation of the five water districts will occur over the next five years, the Increased Costs will be to SCW & SC Residents Only. Meeting was 5 hrs. & 40 min. of consolidation discussion:
1. 16 of 22 parties involved in the 5 Waste Water District (consisting of 7 waste water systems) entered into an agreement to support full consolidation.
2. RUCO – Residential Utility Consumer Office, and the Sun City HOA, and PORA didn’t sign the agreement.
3. Judge Sarah H wrote a 231 page opinion recommending full consolidation. Not 1 Commissioner challenged findings.
4. LD 21 Sen. D Lesko, LD21 Rep. K Payne, Youngtown Mayor M Levault, land surveyor Helmut P, Fred Botha opposed the consolidation.
5. LD 22 Newly Appointed Rep. Ben Toma spoke, But Didn’t Stand with the Voters in SC or SCW on the waste water proposal).
6. SCHOA Governmental Liaison Greg Eisert, sat through the entire proceedings.
7. Mike McKay, Cynthia Swick, Rebecca Blue, Robert (?), Daniel L., Jeff W., Diane S., Roger W., Fran N., Doug Edwards, AIC and others spoke in favor of full consolidation as soon as possible.
8. Craig Patterson placed comments in the record – “Reviewing pages 200-215 in the law judge’s findings – 73% of the comments were opposing consolidation – It is a 76% rate increase for Sun City residents – Sun City residents will provide $22M in subsidies over 5 years – over 10 years Sun City residents will provide $51M in subsidies and over 20 years the subsidy figure is $136M. Consolidation is not in the public interest of the Sun Cities Residents.
9. The Commissioners spent about 90 minutes discussing various aspects of the negotiated settlement agreement, voting to make 3 or 4 changes. (Note: EPCOR will submit their 2016 taxes to the IRS in September 2017.)
AZ LD Senator Burgess, and Rep. Livingston and Lovus submitted a document asking the AZCC to look into why SC & SCW rates were lower, rather than fight the EPCOR Co. they represented them more than the Voters they’re suppose to Represent.
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk

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