December 6, 2012, 11:40 p.m.
Tonight at the monthly meeting of the Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee, one of the Legislative District committee chairs introduced a resolution calling on House Speaker John Boehner to re-appoint Arizona Rep. David Schweikert to the House Financial Services Committee:
Resolution to Re-appoint David Schweikert to the House Financial Services Committee
Whereas, the Republican Party needs experienced leaders who follow Republican Party Platform principles of smaller government, less spending, lower taxes, pro-growth free enterprise, and fiscal responsibility with the priority to strive for a balanced budget; and
Whereas, the experience of David Schweikert should not be disregarded, including
being elected Majority Whip in the Arizona State House of Representatives where he sponsored one of the largest tax cuts in Arizona history (ushering in two of the shortest and most successful legislative sessions by cutting spending to reduce the size of state government) and as Chairman of the Arizona State Board of Equalization where he oversaw billions of dollars from Arizona citizens and businesses, and as Treasurer of Maricopa County (one of the largest counties in the United States) where he protected billions of taxpayer dollars and earned over $300 million in investment income without running a deficit during difficult economic times; therefore, be it
Resolved, that the Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee hereby whole-heartedly endorse recently re-elected David Schweikert of Congressional District 6 to be re-appointed to the House Financial Services Committee by House Speaker John Boehner.
Chairman, LD1 (Maricopa County)
LD1 includes Congressional Districts 4, 6, and 8
I spoke briefly in favor of the resolution, and asked all of the legislative district chairmen in the audience to introduce similar resolutions at their committee meetings. Another member made brief remarks in favor of the resolution. No one rose to speak against it.
The resolution was passed on a unanimous voice vote. Our chairman asked for nays; none were heard.
Prior to the introduction of the resolution, AZ GOP Chairman Tom Morrissey read a letter to the Committee he had written and sent to John Boehner also calling for Rep. Schweikert's re-appointment.
The AZ GOP posted a short statement on FaceBook about Chairman Morrissey's support for Rep. Schweikert:
Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey Reaffirms Support for Congressman David Schweikert. PHOENIX – Tom Morrissey, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, today issued a statement in support of Congressman David Schweikert after party leadership in Washington, D.C. removed Schweikert from his position on the House Financial Services Committee.
"Congressman Schweikert is not only a pr
incipled conservative but he is exceptionally qualified to continue his service on the Financial Services Committee. In these particularly pressing times it is essential that our party use every available ounce of talent, experience and fiscal responsibility to lead our nation back into prosperity, and we are counting on every one of Arizona's representatives in Congress to do just that."
I hope you will consider becoming a "voting member" of the Republican Party in your precinct.