Sunday, February 1, 2015

Chairman Robert Graham Presents Awards to Outstanding Republicans

Annual Awards Dinner Brings Republicans Together
for Recognition and Honor of Grassroots Volunteers

Dan Grimm Receives Senator Barry Goldwater Award
Dan's hard work and dedication to all things Republican earned him the state party's top award this year. Dan's many years of volunteering for so many critical roles in the party (you can't get anywhere without credentials!) has earned him the well-deserved trust and respect of party members throughout Arizona. Congratulations!
Lolly Hathhorn Honored with Dodie Londen Award
Lolly has been headquartered in Payson but has been getting the job done throughout Gila County and the San Carlos Apache Reservation. Her enthusiasm and heritage as a half Cherokee helped her connect and have an immediate effect wherever she went. Whether it was managing the phone banks or recruiting volunteers, Lolly has been a pleasure to work with and is a great asset for us all going into the 2016 election cycle. Wonderful!
AZGOP Treasurer Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
Timothy has served eight years as AZGOP Treasurer and has done a highly professional job keeping the party's finances and campaign committee compliance on track. As a volunteer he's been a vital player in both the day-to-day and long-term needs of our state party, and everyone knows he's always willing and able to help. Marvelous!
Barry Wong Honored for Exceptional Dedication and Service
Barry's leadership of the party's Asian American Coalition brought together Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Taiwanese and Bangladeshi community leaders to help the party expand our reach, exposure and membership base. Barry's selflessness and skills are greatly appreciated and his experience as an elected Republican official has helped the party appeal to more and more voters. Excellent!
Politics on the Rocks Takes Home Cutting Edge Award
The Republican platform appeals to every generation, and the leaders at Politics on the Rocks are a big part of bringing young professionals into our party with well-attended events, prominent speakers, and lots of fun. Visit their website to find out about their latest events throughout Arizona. You guys are killing it!
Kathryn Hancock Awarded Outstanding County Party Worker
Kathryn worked at GOP voter registration booths at county fairs and other local events, always helping to get the Republican message out. She made phone calls and sent emails to update friends, family, neighbors and others about the importance of voting and getting involved in helping elect Republican candidates. Kathryn is a true patriot, and we are so happy to recognize her numerous contributions. Fantastic!

Pat O'Malley Lands Outstanding District Party Worker Award
Pat became treasurer of LD12 and has done a fabulous job keeping flawless records. He has not only made calls, walked his own precinct and collected petition signatures for our candidates, he walked in CD9 in both 2012 and 2014. He is well-known as a trusted mentor to new PC's in the district, and he's engaged, diligent, and respected. Outstanding!
Marcus Huey Secures Outstanding State Party Worker Award
This past year it seems Marcus was everywhere -- working day and night donating his time and money to help worthy candidates and causes, both state and local. Not only has Marcus been a leader, more importantly he is a doer! Marcus worked a gigantic numbers of hours, stuffing envelopes, delivering flyers, making phone calls, doing precinct walks, pounding signs and much more. Awesome!

Gila County GOP Garners Oustanding County Committee Award
Chairman Gary Morris accepted the award on behalf of the Gila County Republican Committee, which raised thousands of dollars to help to Republican candidates. GCRC implemented teleconferencing for volunteers, voter database training, door hangers, precinct walks and phone banks to prepare for the campaign season. GCRC also opened two headquarters in Globe and Payson, with the Globe office open year-round. Great job!
Legislative District 2 Bags Outstanding District Award
Democrats, and even some Republicans, were shocked to see a longstanding Democrat legislative seat get turned over to the GOP's Chris Ackerley despite significant voter registration disadvantage. Daniel Estrella came very close to winning, and that's why they are this year's best district. Special thanks to Chairman Sergio Arellano for his support, strategizing and delivering victory! Inspiring!

Katherine Bean Nabs Rookie of the Year Award
If there is a Republican activity, Katherine can be found in attendance supporting candidates, learning about issues, and often bringing others with her. She is an example of a new PC who dedicates time to learn her duties, asks good questions, and then puts into practice what she learns in order to be a more effective citizen and representative of her precinct and of LD26. Terrific!
Pebble Creek Republican Club Awarded State's Best Club
This is one amazing Republican club, with a 40 percent increase in membership over last year. Members enjoyed roundtables with candidates, a new website and updated social media communications, membership handbook, social and educational events with guest speakers, and club members even did charitable work to help 143 of Luke AFB's deployed troops. Magnificent!



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