Craig grew up in a very small town in western Kansas and has been a conservative Christian Republican all his life. He attended Kansas State University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and subsequently went to work for General Motors Corporation. He resigned from a GM management position in 1987 and moved his wife and two very young sons to Gilbert Arizona and they have made Gilbert and Chandler their home for the last 35 years. Both sons, their wives and seven grandchildren all live in the Valley of the Sun.
Craig is a retired CEO of an aerospace company where he was responsible for hundreds of employees. He has many years of experience and success solving problems for large corporations like Boeing and Lockheed.
Since retirement Craig has dedicated much of his time to the public/political realm. During the past election cycle, he and his wife hosted three general Republican 2022 Primary meet and greets and several fund raisers. They also worked the polls during the primary and general election. Craig served as MCRC MAL until taking over the MCRC Chair responsibilities. Craig is a pilot and owns and operates a light jet. Besides personal travel, he uses the aircraft to transport disabled military veterans to and from special events and provides Republican candidates transportation to and from campaign events.
Please do not hesitate to contact Craig any time at email@example.com
I plan to:
Work with Chairman to create an election integrity committee that will assist MCRC in developing and implementing our own voter database to maintain local ownership. This will bring flexibility to the LDs to download needed data for their LD, work on voter roll cleanup, and proactively work on PC recruitment and GOTV drives. This committee will also keep up to date on election related activities, communicate concerns to and from our county elections department, and work on election related legislation.
Assist the Chairman in creating a legislative engagement committee composed of PCs from all LDs to actively communicate with our legislators our positions on proposed legislation and initiate and/or support good legislation. Help educate the PCs on how to be citizen lobbyists.
Advocate to create an advisory committee composed of grassroot org leaders that will help increase party reach, communications, and manpower. Create community between the grassroots activists and candidates and the MCRC.
Please do not hesitate to contact Shelby any time at shelby.B@unitedlibertycoalition.com
Tatiana Peña is a native Arizonan Latina Constitutional conservative, educator, musician, and mother who’s passionate about growing the Republican Party in Arizona and protecting the American Dream. Tatiana offers a diverse and new perspective that our party embraces. She lives in the same community she grew up in, South Phoenix, where many immigrants, Latino, black, and other minority groups heavily populate. She is passionate about helping reach out and involve citizens so they can help make an effective impact on their government and elected officials.
Tatiana is well educated with both a bachelor’s in education and a Master’s in Public Administration. She is trilingual- English, Spanish, and German. She is a happily married full-time mom of 5 girls and a part time advocate for a local non-profit in helping families connect to all their School Choice options. She also works alongside many pro-life groups and crisis pregnancy centers. She regularly also participates in helping organize community service projects.
She has been a precinct committeeman since 2017, has served previously as a Legislative District 3rd Vice Chair,, has been a State Committeeman since 2018, just finished serving as AZ GOP Member-At Large, and has run for State Representative both in 2020 and 2022. She has walked miles through neighborhoods, knocked over 20,000 doors, recruited many precinct committeemen, recruited candidates to run, volunteered in multiple campaigns, helped bring Hispanic Outreach Centers to South Phoenix, registered many voters, has been a Spanish speaking spokeswoman for Republicans, has participated and organized several community events, signature gathered, organized electioneering efforts at polling locations, recruited poll workers/observers, and more! Please contact Tatiana at any time at Tatitat311@gmail.com
|In 2020 we learned that a strategy of winning votes loses to a strategy of collecting ballots. That should cause us to rethink our strategy, but that hasn’t happened yet.
I have been a PC only since 2018. Since 2020, I have mostly worked with Liz Harris’ team of volunteers. My relative inexperience at party affairs is a good thing. The Republican party has mostly opposed our work in election integrity. They have denied us data that is ours by statute. They have tried to tell us voters don’t care about election integrity and that we will lose elections if we talk about it. They are now telling us that we lost the 2022 elections because we nominated candidates who fought for election integrity. Most of the PCs who have volunteered since 2020 just want to save their country. Being new permits us to see more clearly the dire state we are in.
I pledge to use my vote on the executive committee to put our party clearly on the side of election integrity. We must pressure our lawmakers. We must be able to clearly see their defects. Once we stand for principle and not for process, we should find it easier to raise money — so that we may be more independent of the national party – and we should find it easier to recruit and retain PCs.
Please do not hesitate to contact Lawrence any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Secretary Daniel Grimm – CONTACT DAN
Dan, an Electrical Engineer with 30+ years of experience in the Valley’s Semiconductor manufacturing arena is a proud graduate of Penn State University, whereupon graduation, he moved to Arizona. He raised his family in Mesa, Arizona (2 sons and a daughter) and currently resides in Tempe, Optimist Precinct of LD12. Dan co-founded the grassroots organization VoCaL (Valley Conservative League) in 2004 with a small band of deplorables, presaging the rise of the Tea Party in Arizona! Dissatisfied with results achieved on the outside, Dan became a Precinct Committeeman to try to incite change from within the Republican Party. Dan served on the Executive Board of LD19 (LD25) from 2007 – 2010 and as an MCRC Member-at-Large from 2008 – 2011. Dan planned and organized the Statutory and Mandatory Meetings from 2012 – 2015. (just look for the guy with the BIG Green Hat!)
Dan received the MCRC Reagan Volunteer Award, as well as the Lincoln Lifetime Achievement award. In 2015, Dan received the AZ GOP Goldwater Volunteer of the Year Award. Dan served on the Executive Board of the East Valley Tea Party from 2013 – 2016. Dan strives to emulate Ronald Reagan’s maxim, “There’s no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.”
Joanie is a Christian Conservative who believes the US Constitution is, and always has been, the bedrock of our Republic and strongly believes the grassroots efforts of Patriots will make our country great again.
As a member at large her goal is to work to vet candidates at all levels of elected positions from precinct committeeman to the governor’s office. She is hoping to work with the MCRC as well as the LD chairs to find strong conservative candidates to fill existing and new positions as we reorganize out of redistricting. She is also focused on improving communication among the MCRC and the LDs as we move forward.
A quote that keeps her motivated is from President Reagan as he said ‘freedom is only a generation from extinction’. Together we can fight to keep that freedom. – CONTACT JOANIE
Jeff Greenspan grew up in central Phoenix, attending Madison 1 and Brophy College Prep. Jeff graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics, joining a Big 4 consulting firm out of school. Jeff moved back to Phoenix in 2002 and has been working as a healthcare industry professional the past 15 years.
Jeff was elected PC in 2002 and served as PC until 2011. He served as 2nd Vice Chairman of the MCRC from 2008-2011, having been endorsed by Joe Arpaio in 2008 as part of the Constitutional Conservative slate. In 2012, Jeff was blackballed by the McCain faction who spent Democrat donor money to do mailers and auto dialers into Jeff’s precinct to defeat him. Jeff was successfully reelected as a PC in 2022.
God works in mysterious ways. During the 10 years he was not a PC, while Jeff remained civilly active, helping in every election, Jeff got married and had the pleasure and privilege to raise 3 beautiful children. Politics is simple. Support your principles, show up, work hard with your fellow PCs, friends, and allies and win. That’s how it works when elections are fair. They have not been, beginning with the 2018 election when in Maricopa County votes were no longer reported by precinct workers with representatives from all parties in agreement. Since 2018, all ballots have been sent to be counted by the government behind barbed wire on unauditable systems. This is unacceptable and must change. Together we will change it.
As a party we must message freedom and prosperity vs tyranny and government dependency which destroys prosperity, income and our currency. We must focus on self-governance and national self-reliance. Never give up. Never give in. Never compromise our Republican principles. Please do not hesitate to contact Jeff anytime at email@example.com
Chris Hamlet is a God-fearing America first grassroots conservative, native Arizonan, originally from Globe. Loves this Constitutional Republic that God has so graciously blessed us with. Served as an Airborne Medic in the United States Army. Single father of 2, an ambassador for truth serving God and fighting for this country and our children.
Managed #1-ranked crews in size from 5 to 35 in the telecommunications industry for 13+ years. BS in Technical Management and currently serving on 2 different parent’s groups within the Mesa school district, lifetime DAV member, serves as a head usher at his church, Precinct and State Committeeman, and elected Southeast Zone Chairman for LD9. A tireless and staunch activist, he shows up to every battlefield possible to speak out against evil, corruption, injustice, and tyranny. Chris recently garnered national attention by exposing a teacher in Mesa Public Schools who was consecrating our children to the Devil by holding a pitchfork over their heads while he chanted “Hail Satan.” As a result, this teacher was forced to resign once his evil act was made public. Chris also recently organized a protest at Mesa High School that contributed to defeating the unnecessary and frivolous $500M bond for Mesa Public Schools.
Chris ran for school board for Mesa Public Schools in 2022. During that 14-month campaign, Chris saw 1st hand how broken and corrupt this system is and what it takes to win this war between good and the evil that is currently running rampant in Arizona. It takes servant-minded leaders; a team of America 1st patriots, soldiers in God’s Army who put God, Country, and family above all else. Chris believes that this MAL election is critical in order to continue to hold the line at the MCRC and never again let the establishment have the majority.
Diana retired from 25 years civil service and 20 years in the AF Reserves in 1994 to be a stay-at-home mom. She was married 45 years and adopted two wonderful daughters before recently being widowed. Diana has resided in Arizona since 2013 and in LD 22 (old LD 19) since 2017.
Diana’s Ham radio license became particularly valuable when she became a volunteer with the Vacaville CA police dept as part of a special crime unit.
Diana was a member of the PTA at her children’s schools. She also volunteered as a classroom parent and at the Millennium High School library.
She was founding member of the TEA Party in Yucaipa CA 2009–2012. She has been a PC since 2016 and is currently Secretary/treasurer for LD 22. She is also treasurer for LD Senate candidate for the 2024 election.
Diana is also a Member of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She worked the US Census in both 2010 and 2020.
She worked the 2016 primary and general elections at the precinct level. In 2018 she was hired as a temporary worker in the voter registration office. She also worked the AZ 2020 election audit.
Patty Castillo Porter is a Christian Constitutional conservative who became active in politics during the Trump 2020 campaign. After the 2020 General election, Patty became an ULTRA activist; canvassing voter rolls for election integrity, working as a volunteer at the Maricopa County audit of the Nov 3, 2020, election, organizing demonstrations against illegal immigration, medical tyranny, school board overreach/indoctrination, and actively participating in local and federal legislation.
Patty received her bachelor’s degree in accountancy from ASU. She has lived in the Ahwatukee Foothills area for over 25 years with her husband and 2 daughters. She’s been active in the community with church, school, sports, and Girl Scouts but never politics until 2020.
As 1st Vice Chair of Legislative District 12, Patty has been heavily engaged with PC recruitment and training. One of the endeavors she believes God inspired is the idea known as Passion Projects. For example, Save The Children is one of the passion projects focusing on eradicating sex trafficking. The team holds monthly events designed to educate the public about the horrors of this evil and is working with legislators, law enforcement and survivors to change the laws on the books and assign harsher penalties for the buyers and pimps.
Patty is looking forward to bringing her experience working boots on the ground with PCs and the community to the Executive Board of MCRC employing many strategies to GOTV and win back the White House in 2024! It’s no longer R vs D but about preserving our inalienable rights endowed to us by God, and it starts at the local level and that’s just one of the messaging strategies that we will be taking to the streets.