MCRC Executive Board: “Appointment of an Officer to an Elected Position is Inconsistent with the Bylaws
LD5 PCs Request MCRC EGC Exercise MCRC Bylaws Article I Section 2 Authority
A group of MCRC Legislative District 5 Precinct Committeemen (LD5 PCs) are claiming the LD5 Chair committed acts of maladministration in violation of the LD5 Bylaws when the LD5 Chair issued two pronouncements on the matter of an LD5 2nd Vice-Chairman (LD5 2VC) vacancy. The matter is being brought forth under the authority of MCRC Bylaws Article I Section 2, which states: “ARTICLE I – OBJECT: Section 2 – Authority: The EGC (MCRC Executive Guidance Committee) has the authority to rule on any question brought before it from a MCRC member (Maricopa County Republican Committee Precinct Committeeman, or MCRC PC) concerning the interpretation of county or legislative district bylaws.”
The two pronouncements issued by the LD5 Chair are as follows:
1) “Congratulations to Tracy Donley, as she will be LD5’s acting 2nd vice chair until our election in September. Please thank her for stepping up to assist us with all the challenges we face in leadership. Tracy has been an incredible PC, and I look forward to her contributions as an executive team member.” —LD5 Chair Gina Maloney (7/31/2023)
2) “The manner in which I sought help was not well received by a few of you. Here is a better way to communicate the added position to the LD5 E(xecutive) C(ommittee): With the board’s advice and consent, the Chair created a temporary non-voting officer position (LD5 bylaws, Article V Section 3) to perform the duties and responsibilities normally associated with the 2nd vice chair until the 2nd vice chair is elected.” —LD5 Chair Gina Maloney (8/15/2023)
The MCRC Executive Board (MCRC EB) addressed the matter at a recent MCRC EB meeting, and adopted the following motion, without objection:
“The MCRC EB post a statement on the MCRC website that appointment of an officer to an elected position is inconsistent with the Bylaws.”
This provides a pathway for the matter to go before the MCRC EGC as an agenda item to be moved, discussed, and voted upon at the upcoming December MCRC EGC meeting.
In addition to the 10 voting members of the MCRC Executive Board (MCRC Chairman, 1VC, 2VC, Secretary, Treasurer, and 5 Members-at-Large), the MCRC EGC is comprised of an additional 20 Legislative District Chairs (LD Chairs), making the MCRC EGC, overall, a body of 30 voting members.