May Featured Speakers

Guest Speakers
Heather Lappin, Candidate for Pima County Sheriff
John Backer, Candidate for Pima County Board of Supervisors
Joel Strabala, Legislative District 17 Precinct 77 will give a presentation on Rank Choice Voting


Heather Lappin boasts an impressive 19-year career with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department in Tucson, Arizona. Currently serving as the East Section Commander at the Pima County Adult Detention Center, she dedicates herself to improving morale and culture within the facility. 
Prior to her current position, she served as the Training Section Commander, overseeing training programs for commissioned and corrections personnel, including firearms, academy, and advanced officer training. Heather has held diverse assignments, including Advanced Training Specialist at AZPOST, District Commander, and work in Internal Affairs. Early in her career, she specialized in training, earning recognition as an AZPOST Subject Matter Expert in the Field Training Program and instructor-level certifications in defensive tactics, firearms, physical fitness, and high-risk stops.
Heather’s commitment to professional growth extends to her attendance at renowned leadership schools nationwide, including the Senior Management Institute for Police, Department of Homeland Security’s Leadership Academy, Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, and Transform Law Enforcement. Her formal education includes an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University. Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership at NAU, Heather also serves as an adjunct professor at Pima Community College.
Recognized for her community involvement, Heather was appointed to the Tucson Women’s Commission in 2021. Beyond her career, Heather treasures her 21-year marriage and three children. She has held leadership positions in various booster clubs, parent-teacher organizations, and youth sports. In her free time, she enjoys CrossFit and passionately supports her children’s competitive sports endeavors.

John Backer is a candidate for Pima County Board of Supervisors for District 2 and has lived in Madera Highlands since 2007. He has been married to Robin for 21 years and is the father to a blended family of 4 adult daughters and an adult son. John is also the grandfather to 6 grandkids ranging in age from 3 months to 13 years.
John is a proud veteran of the US Air Force where he worked as an electrician on the incredible A-10 aircraft. John has also spent over 30 years in the technology industry solving a variety of issues for his clients and customers. For the last 15 years, John’s customers have been law enforcement and intelligence analysts at all levels where John has been “helping good guys catch more bad guys”. 
John has been serving on the Town of Sahuarita Planning and Zoning Commision for 8 years and currently serves as the chairman. He has previously served on the Board of Adjustments Commission for Pima county district 4.
 Joel Strabala from Legislative District 17 will present “Rank Choice Voting” – a must hear presentation.
Petitions for the Rank Choice Voting / Jungle Primaries ballot initiative are being circulated for voter signatures to qualify for the November 2024 General Election Ballot.   To qualify, they will need 383,923 signatures by July 3, 2024.
LD17 Precinct Committeemen (PC) created a 15–20-minute power point presentation on Rank Choice Voting / Jungle Primaries in response to educate voters about the initiative so cleverly titled “Make Elections Fair Arizona”.  Our goal is to discourage voters from signing the petitions.

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:
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.

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 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.

“Kegger” Presidential Straw Poll Results


Here are the results of the Presidential Straw Poll that was taken Friday evening, July 28 at the Lee Cornelison Kegger.  A total of 89 ballots were received.  The results are shown in two ways: (1) Total # of points for each candidate based on the ranked choices, and (2) Ranking the candidates on each person’s #1 choice only:

Ranked Choice Points

Donald Trump                        270
Ron DeSantis                        252
Vivek Ramaswamy               185
Tim Scott                               177
Nikki Haley                            157
Mike Pence                             70
Chris Christie                          29
                      Tom Cotton                               8 (Undeclared)
Lee Elder                                  6
Asa Hutchinson                        5
Doug Burgum                           4
                      Mike Pompeo                           2 (Undeclared)
                             Bill Entwistle                             2 (QCRC Member)
Francis Suarez                           1
First Choice Only
Donald Trump                         37
Ron DeSantis                         27
Vivek Ramaswamy                  7
Nikki Haley                              6
Tim Scott                                 5
Mike Pence                             3
Chris Christie                          2
Lee Elder                                1
Asa Hutchinson                      1
Total                                      89