April Featured Speakers

Heather Lappin, Candidate for Pima County Sheriff
John Backer, Candidate for Pima County Board of Supervisors
And, a presentation on Ranked Choice Voting!

March Featured Speakers

Friday, March 15, 9AM (8:30 coffee)
Ocotillo/Mesquite rooms, Kino Conference Center

An exciting, rare opportunity to hear firsthand national and state news from our legislators – US Congressman Juan Ciscomani, AZ Congressional District 6, and District 19 State Representative Gail Griffin!  LIMITED SEATING!

Congressman Juan Ciscomani represents Arizona’s 6th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives and is running for reelection.Juan and his family immigrated to the United States when he was a young boy. They established roots in Tucson, Arizona, where his father worked as a bus driver to give his children a shot at the American Dream. Growing up in a working-class family taught Juan the value of hard work and the importance of a can-do attitude.  Juan attended public schools in Tucson, Pima Community College and the University of Arizona. He worked his way through school with maintenance and service jobs until becoming the first in his family to graduate from college. After college, Juan worked for the University of Arizona and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce before joining Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s administration as Senior Advisor and Vice-Chair of the Arizona-Mexico Commission Juan focused on the issues of international trade and diplomacy, border security, and economic development. In 2022, Juan was elected to represent Arizona’s new 6th congressional district, becoming the first naturalized American citizen from Mexico elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona history. Juan often shares a conversation with his dad where his dad asked him:

“Where else could we have our story? We come to the US, learn English, immerse in the culture, become US citizens, I drive a bus most of my life, and now my son is a United States Congressman. Where else in the world? Nowhere else, that’s the American Dream.” 
 Juan is determined to fight to keep that dream alive for others.  Juan resides in Tucson with his wife, Laura, and their 6 kids — Zoe, Juan David, Kenny, Lily, Lucas, and Gloria.  State Representative Gail Griffin represents Legislative District 19 in the Arizona House of Representatives. District 19 includes portions of 5 counties: Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, and Santa Cruz.Gail Griffin is currently serving as a member of the House of Representatives and serves as the Chairman of the Natural Resources, Energy, and Water Committee, and the Vice Chairman of the Rules Committee. She is also a member of the Land, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs Committee and the Governor’s Water Council.She serves as Co-Chairman on the Ad Hoc Study Committees on Water Security, and Air Quality and Energy. She has also served on the Water Banking Authority, the Water Protection Fund, and many other committees of interest.Gail Griffin served in the Arizona State Senate and has been involved in issues at the local, state, and federal level for many years. She believes in a smaller, smarter government, less taxes, personal responsibility, protection of property rights, and in the free enterprise system. Representative Griffin will continue to fight to get education dollars into the classroom for students and teachers, for Veteran’s issues, for transparency in government, and will continue to challenge federal overreach, and support States Rights and our Constitution.Gail has received many awards for her service which includes “Senator of the Year” from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), “Legislator of the Year” from Arizona Rural Health Association and from the Arizona Mining Association.Gail holds memberships in many state and local organizations.She is a Real Estate Broker at Sierra Vista Realty and lives in Cochise County. 

February Featured Speakers

Friday, February 16, 9AM (8:30 coffee)
Ocotillo/Mesquite rooms, Kino Conference Center

“Three Women in Politics!” – Learn about the latest from the Town of Sahuarita (Vulcan, Trader Joes?), the Arizona Corporation Commission, and all about elections (2020 election experience) at our February Meeting with:

l to r:  Diana Priolo, Lea Marquez Peterson, Kathy Bernier
Guest Speakers:

Diane Priolo, Town of Sahuarita Town Council Member  
Lea Marquez Peterson, Arizona Corporation Commissioner
Kathy Bernier, Wisconsin State Director of Keep Our Republic

Diane Priolo, Town of Sahuarita Town Council Member,  is seeking re-election to a four-year term.  Diane will be able to address questions concerning issues such as the Vulcan Asphalt Plant, the lights at Old Nogales Road and Quail Creek Boulevard and other inquiries such as will there be a Trader Joe’s in the area, Total Wine?

Diane was born in Brooklyn, New York and is the proud mother of accomplished twin daughters who are veterans of the Global War on Terror and reserve officers in the US Air Force.

Diane retired as a clinical social worker with legal and medical/surgical/burn experience including expert witness testimony in all forms of child abuse.  Her background includes being elected as a Precinct Committeeman and a GOP State Representative. 

She is currently serving a two-year term on the Sahuarita Town Council.

Lea Marquez Peterson is seeking re-election to the Arizona Corporation Commission.  She was appointed in May 2019 and elected statewide during the 2020 election cycle. She is the first Latina to serve in a statewide role in Arizona. She has spent her time on the Commission holding utilities accountable to Arizonans and fighting for affordable, reliable energy.
As the only Commissioner based outside of Maricopa County, Lea has worked diligently for the entire State to provide financial relief for customers and to ensure energy reliability. Her outreach to stakeholders across the state has been invaluable to ensuring that the voices of ratepayers are heard, and Arizona’s utilities are affordable, reliable and safe.
In addition, her decades of small business experience and service as the President of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber, one of the largest Chambers in the state, has been helpful in streamlining the business incorporation process and prioritizing the economic recovery of the state. 

Lea served as the Chairwoman of the Commission from 2020 to 2022 and is running to retain her seat to serve families in every County and to ensure Arizona families economic prosperity. Since her appointment, she has led initiatives to rebate $40 million dollars to customers of APS and TEP during the pandemic, and hosted meetings of the Commission to discuss the California rolling blackouts and its impact on Arizona’s energy and utility prices.  
Lea resides in Tucson with her husband and two children. Learn more about Lea and support her re-election campaign at www.VoteforLea.com

Kathy Bernier will be talking about her experience as a past election official and legislator in the 2020 election, investigations and some things that were asked of her.
She is a lifelong resident of Chippewa County Wisconsin.  The mother of 3 and grandmother of 6, she considers them her most valuable accomplishment.
Kathy is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.  She ran for County Clerk as a Republican in November of 1998 and took office in January 1999.  Among other accomplishments, she spent 12 years administering elections.  She ran for the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2010, then Senate in 2018 where she served for four years.  For all of the 12 years in office, she chaired the Elections Committees.
Kathy retired from the legislature in January 2023 and was offered a position for a non-profit called Keep Our Republic in April, 2023.  She is the Wisconsin State Director.  Her mission is to educate the public on election administration in conjunction with county and municipal clerks.  Her moto is, “Do the right thing, because it is the right thing to do.”

Juan Ciscomani Visits the Border

“With this crisis that Joe Biden and Alejandro Mayorkas have created, nobody wins. Nobody wins except the cartels. They’re the ones deciding who gets across and who doesn’t. They’re the ones trafficking people and drugs.” –

Please click on the link below and hear Congressman Ciscomani’s remarks:https://x.com/HouseGOP/status/1742662350124261722?s=20
QCRC Address/ Email/ Website/ Board Members
Quail Creek Republican Club, P.O. Box 151, Green Valley, Arizona 85622
                                         President:                     Patricia Colburn
                                        1st VP:                           Rich Ulery
                                        2nd VP:                          Bill Price 
                                        Secretary:                     Doug Shumway
                                        Treasurer:                     Steve Lewis
                                        Membership:                Lin Sanford
                                        Program:                      Deedee Stephens
                                        At-Large (2024-5):      Dana Alford
                                        At-Large (2024-6):      John Koster

January 2024 Featured Speakers

Guest Speakers:
Charlotte Perez, Chairwoman of the Arizona Young Republicans,
Arizona Young Republicans National Committeewoman, Katie Ward,
and Rene Lopez, Candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission

l to r:  Charlotte Perez, Katie Ward, Rene Lopez

Charlotte Perez began her journey in conservative activism at the beginning of Turning point Action in 2020.  She quickly became involved in their groundbreaking Students for Trump project and witnessed firsthand the potential for grassroots movements to effect change.  In 2022, she established the Mount Vernon Project, a strategic department aimed at advancing conservative ideals. 

Charlotte has been actively engaged with the Arizona Young Republicans since their recharting in 2021.  She served as 2nd Vice Chair in LD 5 for six months, lending her leadership and organizational skill to invigorate the GOP.  She is part of the communications committee for the Greater Phoenix Republican Women.  She believes in engaging at the grassroots level, recruiting Precinct Committeemen, and fighting for election integrity. 

Katie Ward currently serves the Executive Director of the Arizona Coalition of School Board Members advocating for putting students first, traditional education, parental rights, and transparency back in our schools.  She earned degrees in History and Political Science and a certificate in Political Thought and Leadership from ASU.  She has been involved in grassroots conservative politics for over a decade.  She is a Precinct Committeeman in Legislative District 14.

Rene Lopez is a former Chandler City Councilman and served as a cryptologic officer aboard U.S. Navy submarines.  He is a third-generation Arizonian and the first in his extended family to graduate college.  He graduated from Dobson High School, attended Maricopa Community College and went on to graduate with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Arizona.

In 2007, he got involved with the Republican Party, working his way up to Legislative District Chairman and Second Vice Chair of the Executive Guidance Committee. After serving on the Chandler Parks and Recreation committee, he was elected to the City Council in 2014. He was re-elected in 2018 and has served as Vice Mayor of Chandler.

In 2017, he co-founded Cece’s Hope Center. CeCe’s Hope Center is a non-profit based in the East Valley that helps young women at risk and rescued from sex-trafficking from all around the State of Arizona.

Special Event

Monday, November 27, 4 PM Doors Open
Madera Clubhouse Quail Creek
2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd, Green Valley, AZ
Join FBI Whistleblower Steve Friend, Fellow on Domestic Intelligence and Security Services at the Center for Renewing America, author of “True Blue,” and FBI Special Agent turned whistleblower, unveils the FBI’s questionable investigations of capitol protestors, how these tactics are not new and date back to the FBI’s origins, and what must be done to fix the FBI.
Steve Friend is an opinion writer, author, and former state and federal law enforcement officer with more than a decade of experience. He worked as a patrolman and narcotics agent in Savannah, Georgia before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2014.

Steve investigated violent crimes and major offenses occurring on Indian Reservations in northeast Nebraska for seven years and was also a member of the FBI Omaha SWAT team. He transferred to Daytona Beach, Florida to investigate child exploitation and human trafficking before being reassigned to investigate domestic terrorism.

Steve is the author of “True Blue: My Journey from Beat Cop to FBI Whistleblower.” He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a bachelor of science in accounting. Steve is a married father of two sons.
SPECIAL GUEST> Sheriff Mark Lamb is running for US Senate!
 Sheriff Mark Lamb is a husband, father, grandfather, and God-fearing patriot. From Hawaii to Manila to Arizona, Mark Lamb’s rich experiences inspired his life of service. As the 24th Sheriff of Pinal County, he drives a powerful agenda to ensure community safety and prosperit
On January 1st, 2017, Mark Lamb was elected as the 24th Sheriff of Pinal County. Sheriff Lamb oversees a county the size of Connecticut and manages more than 650 employees within the department. The Sheriff’s Office operates with a $55 million dollar budget which covers all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office to include the Detention Center. The Pinal County Sheriff’s office provides patrol support throughout the county. The Pinal County Detention Center houses on average 600 inmates a day. Sheriff Lamb always says that his primary responsibility as Sheriff is to protect the people of Pinal County. Protecting the people of Pinal County has been one of Sheriff Lamb’s greatest honors.

November Featured Speakers

Friday, November 17, 9 AM (8:30 Coffee)
Ocotillo/Mesquite Rooms, Kino Conference Center
Guest Speakers

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels

“The Truth About What’s Going on at the Border” 
In November 2012 and again in 2016, Mark J. Dannels was elected by the good citizens of Cochise County to serve as their 26th Cochise County Sheriff since 1881. “I continue to be Humbled, Honored and Dedicated to my oath of office for this incredible opportunity to serve you all with my personal commitment to sustain your Quality of Life as you would expect and your Freedoms and Liberties as scribed in the United States and Arizona Constitutions”.
 And Rachel Walden, Candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission 
Rachel is a Precinct Committeeman and State Committeeman in LD10. She is a member of the Governing Board for Mesa Public Schools, the largest district in the state. She has prioritized academic achievement, parental rights, fiscal responsibility, and transparency. 

September Featured Speaker

9AM (8:30 COFFEE)


September 15th Meeting – We welcome Tyler Bowyer, Chief Operating Officer of Turning Point Action, an organization founded in 2019 by Charlie Kirk. Turning Point Action has become a force for the conservative movement hosting rallies across the country on behalf of true pro-America candidates. In addition to his responsibilities at Turning Point, Tyler is also our Arizona Republican Party elected National Committeeman to the Republican National Committee (RNC).

Bus Tour – Tirrito Farms


Join the Republican Club for a day at a very special place – Tirrito Farms in Wilcox, AZ.  “Tirrito Farms offers an unforgettable visitor experience in agricultural ecotourism and serves as a laboratory for exploring sustainable farm practices. With an unparalleled lineup of craft brews, artisan cheeses, house-made culinary products and family friendly activities, Tirrito Farms promotes the enjoyment of nature and an appreciation for farming and conservation. This demonstration farmstead is in the heart of Arizona wine country. A family friendly place where visitors can enjoy themselves in a dynamic setting while stocking up on locally grown and handmade products. While we don’t make wine at Tirrito Farm, we proudly represent numerous local wineries and offer the full wine tasting in our Wine Room.”
 · Our day starts with a departure from the Madera Clubhouse at: 9:15AM
    with a return to QC at: 3:15
· Cost is $60 PP (includes the bus transportation, complete tour of the farm, and lunch in the farm to table restaurant)
· Additional charge to be paid separately at the Farm for wine and beer tasting – Wine – $15 and Beer – $18
· Click on the link to pay with a credit card http://www.quailcreekrepublicans.com/tirrito-farms-bus-tour/ or fill and mail in the coupon. 

August Featured Speaker

9AM (8:30 COFFEE)

“America’s Sheriff” guest speaker
Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb.Kino Conference Center, Ocotillo/Mesquite Rooms

Sheriff Mark Lamb is a husband, father, grandfather, and God-fearing patriot. Lamb has served as Sheriff of Pinal County since 2017. Lamb oversees a county the size of Connecticut, manages more than 650 employees within the department, and operates with a budget of $55 million. Lamb serves on the frontlines at the Southern Border, fighting the criminal cartels to prevent the flow of deadly fentanyl and human trafficking. In 2020, Sheriff Lamb took a courageous stand against COVID lockdowns, as well as mask and vaccine mandates, ensuring that his people lived free, businesses remained open, and children stayed in school. Through this steadfast dedication to liberty, Lamb earned the nickname “America’s Sheriff”.

Now, Lamb is determined to take his fight to the U.S. Senate. Our Constitutional rights are under attack, the timeless values of our Republic are eroding, and America’s standing on the world stage has been imperiled by the failed leadership of Joe Biden and the Democrats. Lamb will fight to secure the border, stand up for Law and Order, protect the Second Amendment, bring fiscal sanity to Washington, and restore American strength on the world stage.