Local Conservatives to Host Secretary of State Candidate Sen Michelle Ugenti-Rita

The local chapter of Yavapai County’s Conservatives for a Constitutional Republic (ConCR)  has announced that candidate for Arizona Secretary of State,  Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita (R – LD23)  will speak at their upcoming meeting this Saturday, August 28, 2021, in Chino Valley. The meeting is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP. Doors open at 11:00 AM, with the meeting beginning promptly at 11:15 AM.

Arizona State Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita has represented the Scottsdale area of Maricopa County since 2013, first as a member of the House of Representatives, and since 2019, as a State Senator. She chairs the Senate Committee on elections.

In the wake of widespread concern with the 2020 election, Senator Ugenti-Rita has sponsored measures intended to improve the efficiency and integrity of Arizona voting. These include legislation to purge the early voting rolls of those who have not voted in the two prior elections. She has also championed legislation that would require early ballots to be mailed, as intended, and prevent voters who obtain an early ballot from casting it on election day. Those who vote by mail would be required to include a form of identification, such as a driver’s license number or voter ID number, with their ballot.

In addition to Senator Ugenti-Rita,  several other top level Republican officials have announced their candidacy for Secretary of State,  a position now held by Democrat Katie Hobbs, who is running for Governor. Allegations of voting irregularities and possible fraud in the 2020 presidential election have put the office of Secretary of State, which supervises elections, under the spotlight. Unlike many states, Arizona does not have a Lieutenant Governor.  Our state constitution provides that in the event of a vacancy in the governor’s office, the Secretary of State becomes governor by succession. Since Arizona’s  statehood in 1912,  five Secretaries of State have succeeded to the Governorship due to the resignation or impeachment of a sitting Governor.

The Yavapai County Chapter of Conservatives for a Constitutional Republic is a group of conservative activists dedicated to defending and promoting the values of representative government as set forth in the United States Constitution. The group is a private organization and is not directly affiliated with any political party. However, most members are registered Republicans or conservative leaning independents who are civically engaged or are current or former elected officials or candidates for office.  This month and in the months ahead,  we have scheduled conservative candidates for all top level state and national offices to address the group.

ConCR meets monthly at the Bible Baptist Church,  3490 N State Road 89,  in Chino Valley.  Recent speakers include Arizona GOP Chair Dr. Kelli Ward, Congressmen  Paul Gosar  and  Andy Biggs,  and former Major General and current US Senate Candidate Michael “Mitch”  McGuire,  among many other prominent conservative figures.  ConCR is a membership organization. However, in the interest of informing voters about important candidates and issues,  the appearances of guest speakers of high public interest are open to the public. All those interested in meeting Senator Ugenti-Rita and learning about her positions on election integrity and other issues of interest to conservatives are cordially invited to attend.  RSVP’s are requested and should be addressed to concr2018@gmail.com.


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