Title: May Monthly Meeting
Location: Quality Inn In LHC, Az – On Swanson & Lake Havasu Ave
Description: We are having a change of plans at our May meeting. We had planned to finish hearing from our candidates for governor by having Governor Brewer speak to us. Unfortunately she is not able to at-tend our meeting.
In the next two months we will be having the candidates who are running for Attorney General and Superintendent of Public Instruction speak to us. Andrew Thomas, who is running for Attorney General and John Huppenthal, who is running for Superintendent of Public Instruction will be speaking at our May meeting. In June we will be hearing from Tom Horne who is running for Attorney General and Margaret Dugan, who is running for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Please invite your friends and bring them with you to these informative meetings.
Andrew Thomas graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991 and moved that year to Phoenix. He has served as an assistant attorney general for Arizona, a prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, criminal-justice advisor to the governor of Arizona, and chief attorney at the Arizona Department of Corrections. He helped draft and campaigned for the Stop Juvenile Crime Initiative, which was approved by Arizona voters in 1996. In 2002, Andrew was the Republican nominee for attorney general of Arizona. In that year’s primary election, he won all 15 counties. In 2004, Andrew ran successfully for Maricopa County Attorney. He was re-elected in 2008. Andrew also has been a national leader in the fight against illegal immigration. Elected on a platform of stopping illegal immigration, Andrew helped draft new state laws combating human smuggling, identity theft and other criminal aspects of the state’s border crisis.
Andrew is married to Ann Estrada Thomas and they have four children.
Senator John Huppenthal has been a leader in expanding school choice in Arizona. In 1995, as Senate Education Committee Chairman, his legislation took the caps off charter school enrollment. This legislation moved Arizona to first in the nation in school choice (ALEC rankings).
Senator Huppenthal helped establish performance pay for teachers at Chandler, Kyrene and Tempe schools. Through the Career Ladder program and Proposition 301, each teacher in the Tempe Union and Kyrene districts receives as much as $8,000 additional pay tied by measured performance. Senator Huppenthal removed 47 unfunded mandates from state law, returning control of the schools to local school boards. He also changed state law to allow schools with money unspent at the end of the year to move that money to the next year’s budget. Under Senator Huppenthal’s leadership and legislation, Arizona became the first state in the nation to measure school district results, not just school by school results.
John is married to Jennifer Huppenthal and they have two daughters.
The menu for our May meeting is chicken teriyaki rice and veggies or choice of grilled chicken on salad. If you haven’t been contacted yet, please email Julie Panter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 208-2146.
Start Time: 11:00
End Time: 13:00