Yavapai Republican Men’s Forum Luncheon – Meet Your 2022 Candidates on Monday, June 13th

The Yavapai Republican Men’s Forum continues their candidate series at their next monthly luncheon on Monday, June 13th, at the Prescott Vibes Event Center, 6200 Hwy 89 (see map at bottom).  The event starts promptly at 11:30am.  Parking is free.  An RSVP is required.

The candidates are running for the new Congressional District (CD2), Arizona Attorney General, Arizona Secretary of State. and the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Walt Blackman – Candidate US House CD2

Walt Blackman is a conservative, a proud father, a devoted husband, who served in the United States Army for nearly 22 years as a Front Line Tank Commander. He earned a Bronze Star for combat action in Iraq as well as a Meritorious Service Medal. He served seven tours of duty in some of the most dangerous battlefields on Earth, including Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he fought in the Second Battle of Fallujah, the bloodiest battle in the Iraq War. Upon completing active duty, Walt continued his service by running for and winning a seat in the Arizona State Legislature. As a state representative, Walt has been one of the most effective legislators at the Arizona Capitol. He has a proven ability to find solutions for the complex issues that Arizona currently faces. Walt understands the true price of freedom, and he knows what’s at stake if we lose it. Walt served his country faithfully for 22 years; he hopes to continue that service in Congress!

His website can be found HERE

Shawnna Bolick -Candidate AZ Secretary of State

The Honorable Shawnna LM Bolick has a strong background in public policy. Bolick moved to Arizona in 2001 and immersed herself in the community. Shawnna has been a leader in school choice for more than two decades. With her strong interest in our state’s academic standards, she served as a high school parent in 2015 on the State Board of Education’s Academic Standards Development Committee. To this day, she still serves on her children’s elementary charter school board. She was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2018 representing Legislative District 20. She currently serves as Chairman of Ways and Means. As a state representative, she has led on tax reform, criminal justice reform, consumer protection, and election integrity. Rep. Bolick has been an effective leader in her short tenure at the Capitol. She is most proud of legislation signed into law defending victims’ rights and fighting human trafficking. She was also appointed to the state’s Juvenile Justice Commission. Bolick is a Republican, a wife, and a mother of two. Shawnna and her family reside in Phoenix, AZ with their three greyhounds.

Her website is HERE

Dawn Grove – Candidate AZ Attorney General

Dawn Grove is a third-generation Arizonan, manufacturing executive, attorney, wife, and mother. She loves God, family, country, Arizona and helping people solve problems. Her grandfather began making PING golf clubs in his garage, and her family has been passionately making custom-engineered golf equipment in Phoenix since the early 1960s, now providing jobs to more than 800 Arizonans and making PING a top global brand. She is not a politician, does not receive a government paycheck, and has never before run for public office. Dawn is a dedicated conservative running for Attorney General of Arizona because she sees that our state and our country are at a perilous moment. We need leaders who will defend Arizona against the Biden-Harris administration’s overreach into our families, faith, freedom and free enterprise, stand for the rule of law, defend our border, and help grow Arizona’s economy through less government and more liberty for Arizonans.

Her website is HERE

Kim Owens – Candidate AZ Corporation Commission

Kim Owens has a lifetime of experience in public service. Her experience includes making decisions that are important to voters, and impact their daily lives. Currently serving her first term as a Commissioner on the Arizona Power Authority, Kim was also elected to three terms as a ratepayer advocate on the Salt River Project Council (SRP), re-elected twice by voters in her district, to represent the ratepayers. Kim’s public service includes serving twenty years on the Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board, elected five times by the voters. Kim has a record of not just earning the trust of the voters but keeping their trust. She believes it is imperative to ask tough questions and look at all sides of every issue to prevent unintended consequences and make the proper decisions, free of outside influence. As a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission, Kim will utilize her experience to ensure every utility company is appropriately regulated to provide what the Arizona Constitution requires, “convenience, comfort, and safety, and the preservation of the health of the employees and patrons of such corporations”. Every Arizona community should receive the same level of quality, affordable and reliable service, every decision should be fair and honest and in the best interests of the ratepayer, no matter how big or how small.

Her website can be found HERE


In order to keep costs as low as possible, payment for lunch is taken in cash or check at the door.  The cost for lunch is $25 per person.

Remember – a reservation made is a reservation paid.  If you do not attend after holding a reservation past the cancellation deadline, please submit your payment for the lunch as outlined in the emails you received after making your reservation.  The cutoff for accepting cancellations is before 10:00 PM Wednesday, June 8th.

Starting in 2022, YRMF Luncheons will be Members-Only events.  We are moving to a Members-Only organization in fairness to our members who pay yearly dues and support the cause and purpose of the Yavapai Republican Men’s Forum.  Also we are anticipating greater participation from membership and the ability to attract a wider range of guest speakers.   

Membership information can be found here.

For luncheon attendees doors open at 10:30. Buffet is served between 10:45 – 11:30.  Program begins at 11:30 sharp!

Click here to make a reservation,


Prescott Vibes Events Center
6200 Hwy 89, Prescott, AZ  86305

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