Coconino County Republican PCs Condemn The State Party

28 elected Coconino County Precinct Committeemen sponsored a resolution this week condemning the State Republican Party for leaving elected delegates out of the State Committeewoman selection process. Among those sponsoring the resolution was Coconino County Republican Committee First Vice Chair Drake Mitchell.

Flagstaff Independent Press broke the story earlier this month after a disturbing letter from State GOP Chairman Tom Morrissey surfaced. The letter explained how the state GOP planned to elect the State Committeewoman through the executive committee rather than through the proper delegate process.

Delegates around the state say they were extremely upset when they discovered that they had been robbed of their rightful vote. County and Legislative District party organizations across Arizona are now proposing resolutions showing their frustration with the State Party.

Coconino County Chairwoman Diana Arendt and former Chair Clark Dierks fought very hard to keep this resolution from being allowed on the floor at today’s monthly meeting. They defended the State party and insisted that the State party could do whatever they wanted regardless of the rules.  In the end, they succeeded in blocking any vote on the resolution.

Supporters of the Resolution say they still plan to send it, along with the names of the 28 sponsors, to Morrissey. They want him to know that a large segment of the Coconino County Republican Party organization is unhappy with the corruption at the State level.

The Resolution reads:

RESOLUTION REGARDING THE 2012 ARIZONA REPUBLICAN PARTY QUADRENNIAL CONVENTION  

Whereas The Arizona Republican Party provided a convention to conduct the election of a National Committeewoman to the 2012 Republican National Convention.
(Arizona Republican Bylaws Article 6 Section D as it relates to Article 6 Section A)

Whereas the state party election failed to conduct the runoff election for the National Committeewoman at the State Convention.  

Whereas the state party failed to conduct the runoff election for National Committeewoman via mailed ballots as they promised at the State Convention.  

Whereas the state party has now made the decision to appoint a National Committeewoman via the Executive Committee.  

Whereas the state party has stripped the duly elected state delegates of their duties to elect a National Committeewoman. 

Resolved, the party members of the Coconino County Republican Committee condemn the disregard for the duly elected delegates role in the election of the National Committeewoman position.
(Arizona Republican Bylaws Article 6 Section D as it relates to Article 6 Section A)

The proposed Resolution with a list of elected Coconino County PC Sponsors.

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Written by Flagstaff Independent Press staff.

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