Precinct Meetings, Saturday, March 24, Anthem Center

The RCSCA will hold it’s first special event of the year on Saturday, March 24, in the Delaware Room, Anthem Center. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. Voting will start at 10:00 a.m. All voting will probably be completed by 11:00 a.m. Precinct meetings are brief, most last only a few minutes.

The purpose of the Precinct Meeting is to give all registered Republicans in Sun City Anthem an opportunity to meet as a group by precinct to select their precinct delegates to the Clark County Republican Party Convention on May 5. At the Convention, anyone can self-nominate to be a delegate to the State convention. Each precinct is allowed one representative for every 50 registered Republican voters. These representatives, or delegates, will then become a voting member of the Clark County Central Committee to vote for officers, rule changes, and help shape policy and platforms. They also elect reps to the Nevada state central committee and national delegates in presidential election years.

Delegates will all self nominate, fill out a form and will receive information about responsibilities. There is a fee of $40 due at the time of nomination to attend the County Convention (this fee increases to $45 and $50 later on). This event is only for those Republicans who reside in precincts in Sun City Anthem. Our precinct numbers are: 1518, 1520, 1521, 1525, 1715, 1717, 1718, 1719, 1720, 1721, and 1722. All precincts in Clark County will conduct Precinct Meetings on March 24. The RCSCA is sponsoring a meeting in SCA for the convenience of all residents who are registered Republicans.

We invite you to join us to experience the process and meet those interested in becoming delegates from your precinct!

The Republican Club Meeting On March 10

The Republican Club met on Saturday, March 10, 10:00 a.m., in the Morris Nelson Room, Independence Center. This month, the club focused on the CD 3 (Congressional District 3) race. Our guest speakers were the following candidates: Senator Scott Hammond, Dave McKeon, Michelle Mortensen and Victoria Seaman. They are pictured in the top photo left to right, Victoria Seaman, Senator Scott Hammond, Michelle Mortensen, and Dave McKeon. Daryll Ann Sulliman, club program director, is at the podium.

Since there are so many important issues, the RCSCA Board decided to change their format for this meeting. They planned a forum during which the candidates answered questions formulated by the Board in a round-robin format. Topics included DACA, education, the economy, healthcare, illegal/legal immigration, the second amendment, and Medicare/Medicaid. Members enjoyed the opportunity to meet candidates and ask them questions before and after the meeting.

The following is biographical information about each of our participants:

Senator Scott Hammond (pictured below left with members) is a former educator. Senator Scott Hammond served on the Judicial, Health and Human Services and Transportation committees. In 2012, Scott was elected to the Senate to represent District 18. Over time he has become known for his work on education, passing legislation to create the Opportunity Scholarship and Education Savings Accounts, as well as major charter school reforms. He believes that all Nevada students should have access to quality education. He has also been active in legislation regarding 2nd Amendment Rights, Veterans Care, and Transportation and Infrastructure reform.

Dave McKeon (pictured third from the left addressing members) has stated he believes our country is best when we honor our veterans and ensure they receive their earned benefits, enforce our laws, and wisely spend our hard-earned tax dollars within a balanced budget. He favors skill-based education for good paying jobs, healthy families and patient-centered healthcare. Dave served as the Clark County Republican Chairman in 2013 and worked to turn Nevada red; Republicans won historic victories in Nevada for Republicans in 2014. Dave has stated it takes a bold leader to go beyond words and take action.

Michelle Mortensen (pictured below with members second from the left ) has served the community as a consumer advocate and journalist on Channel 8 news. For years, Michelle solved problems every day that politicians wouldn’t or couldn’t. She believes we need a proven problem solver with real conservative values to represent us so she stepped up and got involved in the CD3 race. Michelle has stated we need a conservative in Washington who knows how to get things done. Michelle believes we are an amazing, resilient community of over comers and that together we can make a huge difference in our country.

Victoria Seaman (pictured with members below on the right), brings 25 years of business experience as a job creator, and state legislator into her campaign for Congress. In 2014, Victoria became the first Republican Latina elected to the Nevada Legislature in state history. She served as Assistant Majority Whip and was the Vice Chair of the Commerce and Labor Committee. Victoria primary sponsored and passed bills including one that protected homeowners against squatters and another that increased safeguards against guardianship abuse. In 2015, she was one of thirteen legislators to vote against the largest tax (commerce) increase in Nevada history.

Republican Club Meeting on February 10, 10:00 a.m.

The Republican Club met on Saturday, February 10, 10:00 a.m., in the Morris Nelson Room, Independence Center. This month, the club focused on the races for Governor and Attorney General. Our speakers were Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt, and Wes Duncan, candidate for Attorney General. Members had the opportunity to hear from both candidates as they addressed key challenges facing our state from each of their perspectives.

Adam Paul Laxalt was sworn into office on January 5, 2015, making him Nevada’s 33rd Attorney General and, at the time, the youngest in the country.

Laxalt is a father, husband, and fourth-generation native Nevadan. Pictured left with his family, he is a former Lieutenant in the United States Navy, where he was trained as a prosecutor and legal advisor. While in the Navy, Laxalt served as a Judge Advocate General and volunteered to serve in a combat zone in Iraq at Forward Operating Base Camp Victory. Laxalt’s team was in charge of more than 20,000 detainees during the Surge, keeping our troops and the world safer by assisting with the detention and prosecution of thousands of war criminals and terrorists. For his exemplary service, Laxalt was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal, and his Unit was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

Laxalt served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and as a Professor of Law in the Leadership, Ethics, and the Law Department at the U.S. Naval Academy. He also served as a Special Advisor to the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, John R. Bolton. Throughout his time in military and government service, he has worked to put Americans’ security first.

As Attorney General, Laxalt has taken a bold, results-driven approach to serving the people of Nevada and keeping our communities safe. He created the Office of Military Assistance, the nation’s first attorney general-led, public-private partnership offering our military communities access to pro bono civil legal services. He worked to eliminate Nevada’s backlog of more than 8,000 untested sexual assault evidence kits. He also created a financial fraud unit within his office to address issues including abuse of the elderly and guardianship exploitation.

Today Adam is running for Governor so that future generations of Nevadans can dream and thrive in the years to come. He will stand with Nevada’s veterans, and will ensure that Nevada's next chapter is one that is safe, prosperous, and filled with opportunity.

The Laxalt for Nevada Campaign Headquarters will open at 12:00 noon after our membership meeting on Saturday. If you would like to attend, you may sign up on this Eventbrite link:https// The address of the headquarters is 7395 S. Pecos Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120.

Wes Duncan (pictured right) is a determined leader whose desire to serve and keep his community safe has shaped his career in public service. Wes answered the call to serve his country as an active duty Air Force Judge Advocate at Nellis Air Force. Wes deployed to the Middle East and worked at the Central Criminal Court of Iraq assisting Iraqis with the prosecution of extremist groups and terror suspects in Baghdad.

Recently, Wes served the State as Nevada’s First Assistant Attorney General. As First Assistant Attorney General, Wes helped Attorney General Laxalt lead nearly 400 personnel in five different offices across the state. In September 2017, Wes resigned his position at the Attorney General’s office and joined the law firm of Hutchison and Steffen as a partner.

Wes has been endorsed by Attorney General Laxalt, thirteen former and current District Attorneys, and fifteen Sheriffs.

Wes lives in Las Vegas with his wife Jennifer and their two sons, ages four and three. Wes enjoys spending time with his family, reading and serving his local church.

Republican Club Meeting on January 13, 10:00 a.m.

The Republican Club’s first meeting of the new year was held on Saturday, January 13, 10:00 a.m., in the Morris Nelson Room, Independence Center. Our speaker was John Tsarpalas, President of the Nevada Policy Research Institute.

John (pictured left) provided members with an update of upcoming events in 2018 of importance for all Nevadans. Members were given two booklets, The 2017 Nevada Legislative Session Review and Report Card,and Solutions 2017: A Sourcebook for Nevada Policymakers. The first booklet contains an overview of the last legislative session and included individual legislative scores for all legislators. The author of this booklet, Daniel Honchariw (pictured right with members), was also present and shared some of his insights. The second booklet contained ideas and information on key areas of government for citizens and Nevada policymakers. Members also asked questions at the conclusion of John's remarks.

Members were afforded the opportunity to sign up for newsletters from the Nevada Policy Research Institute. If you would like to learn more about this organization, or receive their newsletter, please go to

Michelle Williams is our 2018 Scholarship Recipient

Michelle Williams is our $1000 UNLV scholarship recipient for 2018.

During the month of December, our Education Committee met with applicants and selected a recipient, Michelle Williams, to receive our scholarship in the amount of $1000.00. Applicants were asked to describe themselves and their goals in writing. The following is Michelle’s response:

“Growing up, I always told people that I would change the world someday. I believed that I could do something for the greater good of all people, and I still do. I didn't really know how I would accomplish my goal, until I got into high school and joined the debate team. I spent three years constantly researching and arguing different viewpoints related to domestic and international policies, which made me more aware of the politics of our country. From that point forward, I became interested in the world of politics and became determined to make an impact. My senior year of high school I began to associate myself with the UNLV College Republicans. I attended their meetings, RLI trainings, and a number of events. By the time I finally got into college, I became Secretary of the CR's, field director for Mack Miller for Assembly District 5, and one of the Young Leaders of Generation Opportunity. My goal is to make the connections I can so that in the near future I can run for office on the local level, then eventually the federal level.”

Michelle attended our January 13 meeting, so members had the opportunity to meet her. Michelle is pictured left with Suzanne Arnona, club President, and pictured right with Education Committee chair, D.C. Collins. We wish this exceptional young woman well on her future endeavors!

The money for the scholarship award came from the 50/50 ticket sales and the tip jar for refreshments. In addition, several winners of the 50/50 drawing donated the money back to the scholarship fund. We appreciate your generosity. The scholarships help students with their financial expenses and recognize their efforts to promote conservative ideals.

The money is disbursed in the form of a check made out to the university with the recipient’s student ID number written on the check. When the recipient registers for next round of classes, the money is applied to their balance due.

Many of you have expressed how much you enjoyed meeting our past recipients and hearing them speak at our meetings. Thank you for your continued support of our scholarship program.

Check out the document State of Nevada Popular Annual Financial Report in "Documents/Presentations" above

At the membership meeting on October 14, the State of Nevada Popular Annual Financial Report booklets were made available to members. This 24 page report contains detailed information on Nevada state spending, revenues, health and social services, education, public employee compensation and benefits, an economic outlook and policy prescriptions. The numbers, grafts and charts in the booklet contain information of interest to all Nevadans. While some of the content in the booklet may appear to support a stance on certain recommendations, we wish to remind our members that the club does not take a position on any issues. We are purveyors of information. We strive to provide our members with information on the current political scene so they may arrive at their own conclusions.