September Meeting  September 12, 2020

Meet Candidates and be an Informed Voter

President’s Message:

Welcome back! Our September 12th meeting will be held at “The McCormick” Millennium Hotel located at 7401 N. Scottsdale RD. The Covid-19 numbers have been steadily decreasing and as of August 16th the daily new cases have been under 1000 for over a week. The staff at the hotel are dedicated to making our meeting as safe as possible and we will be practicing social distancing.  I hope that you will be able to attend. This has been a time for us to be creative and I believe we have by holding virtual meetings in July and August. Now is the time for us to again meet in person.

We have a full program featuring Congressman David Schweikert, Lisa Borowsky Republican candidate for Scottsdale mayor, Jerry Sheridan, candidate for Maricopa County Sheriff and Pamela Carter, Deputy Strategic Initiatives Director for Trump Victory. We are planning to have Allister Adel candidate, Maricopa County Attorney, John Allen, candidate for Maricopa County Treasurer and the ballot initiatives at our October meeting. This is a super exciting time to find out about the candidates you will have the opportunity to vote for on the November ballot.

We are looking for some volunteers for next year’s committees. We need someone to be on our Constant Contact committee. There will be training provided by our current Constant Contact coordinator. The sooner we have volunteers, the more training they will receive. Social media is the lifeblood of our Club and Constant Contact is an important communication tool for our Club. This is something you can do from home on your computer. Please consider helping us out.

Barb McMullen, President PRWC


2020 Meeting Dates:
Saturday, September 12- Millennium Resort
Saturday, October 10 – Millennium Resort
Saturday, November 14 – Millennium Resort
Saturday, December 12 – Holiday Party, Millennium Resort

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Guest Speakers, September 12th:

Congressman David Schweikert will be our guest at our September 12th meeting. David, his wife Joyce and daughter Olivia live in Fountain Hills. David grew up in Scottsdale and started in politics as a TARS (Teenage Republican Student) at Saguaro High School. He represented Scottsdale and Fountain Hills in the Arizona Legislature in 1991. He was Maricopa County Treasurer in 2004. He then represented Congressional District 5, 2011-2012 and has served Congressional District 6 since 2013. David has always worked hard to represent his constituents and is always willing to help you. Come and meet David!

Lisa Borowsky is a Valley native and lifelong Scottsdale resident. Her family moved to North Scottsdale in the mid-70s to pursue their passion for horses and the “western” lifestyle. Lisa graduated from ASU and went on to earn her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University, School of Law in New York. She has been a licensed Arizona attorney since 1995, and has primarily focused in the areas of commercial litigation, homeowner association law, and general business.

Lisa is actively involved in her community and has served on numerous boards and committees including the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, the City of Scottsdale Audit Committee, the City of Scottsdale Water Subcommittee, and the City of Scottsdale Westworld Subcommittee. She served as a founding volunteer of the O’Connor House Avon Program, serving the needs of victims of domestic violence; and, as a member of the National Advisory Council of TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disease Research. Her favorite professional experiences have been serving on the Scottsdale City Council (2009-2013), and more recently, serving on the Board of the Scottsdale Charros. In her free time Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and riding her horses.

Jerry was born and raised in Queens, N.Y. with an older sister and a younger brother.  His mother Betty Ann was a stay home mom and his father was a New York City Police Officer. Jerry attended Catholic School through 12th grade which gave him a solid educational background and a grounding in faith. When his father retired as a lieutenant in 1976 the family moved to Fountain Hills, AZ. This is where Jerry pursued his life’s calling.

In January 1977, Jerry entered the Maricopa County Sheriff ‘s Office Reserve Deputy Academy. Upon graduation he worked out of District 1 in the southeastern part of the county. He worked construction during the day and rode at night with legendary deputies like John Schattenburg and Nate Jackson, who had a profound influence on the rest of his career.

In 1978 he was hired as a detention officer and then a deputy sheriff attending the Phoenix Police Academy. After five years as a patrol deputy Jerry was promoted to Corporal, was assigned a squad, and transferred to District 4, a newly created substation that served the northeastern portion of the county. A couple years later he was promoted to Sergeant staying in patrol. Two years later he found himself as a Lieutenant — still in patrol — except he was now completing the administrative duties of the District while still working the road.  When officers from other departments saw him working patrol in spite of his rank they laughed, but Jerry loved patrol because it was where he got to help the public the most.

It was also one late night on patrol, while at a barricade subject situation, that his life changed forever. He met his wife Stacie.  She was the daughter of one of the other deputies and they have been inseparable best friends more than 30 years of marriage later. They have two daughters, two grandchildren and a great son-in-law.

Jerry was transferred from patrol to Security and Transport and played a key role in uniting deputies and detention officers whose main responsibility was to transport inmates to court appearances and other appointments. He had a short time as the Property Management Division Commander before being transferred back to patrol.

In 1993 Jerry was once again promoted, to the rank of Captain. He was assigned to Dist. 3 in the northwestern part of the county. This area included the communities of Sun City, Sun City West and Wickenburg. After one year he was moved back to lead Dist. 4.

A few years later Jerry received a call to come see Sheriff Arpaio right away. He had very little contact with the Sheriff so he spent a long hour’s drive wondering what the meeting was going to be about. It turns out Sheriff Arpaio wanted to promote him to Chief of Patrol, and he wanted Jerry to do two things: First, to make sure his deputies were out arresting all the bad guys they could while taking good care of all the citizens who needed ordinary help like changing someone’s tire or getting a cat out of a tree, and Second, making sure the deputies were having fun doing job number one.

Jerry asked the Chief Deputy Jadel Roe why Sheriff Arpaio picked him for the job. She told him it was because about a month before, Arpaio had asked him a question and Jerry had given him a straight answer, not backing down even after the Sheriff had argued with him. She told Jerry the Sheriff respected people like that.

A few years later Jerry was promoted to Chief of Custody. The MCSO jail system makes up 75% of the personnel and budget of the Office – a job made more challenging as the responsibility for the largest construction project ever undertaken by the county government was placed in his lap. Two mega jails, a food factory, laundry, distribution center, training center and thousands of officers had to be designed, planned, built and hired. These jails are now know as 4th Avenue Jail and the Lower Buckeye Jail.

Jerry was also able to finally settle the 30-plus year-long federal litigation involving inmate rights originally known as Hart v Hill. During the twelve years Jerry was the Chief of Custody he was appointed to the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board, first by Governor Hull, then by two subsequent governors, something he considers a highlight of his career. He also obtained his Masters in Organizational Management and graduated from the FBI National Academy.

In 2010 Sheriff Arpaio asked Jerry to become his Chief Deputy. This was a time of tremendous turmoil in the Sheriff’s office and Jerry was almost immediately inundated with federal litigation, audits, administrative issues and reorganization. The line of duty death of Deputy Coleman in January 2012 resulting from a violent gun battle was the most painful time for him. The Melendrez litigation which had been in progress many years prior to Jerry becoming Chief Deputy also came to a head. It was a punishing time for Jerry, but he feels those six years, as difficult as they were, prepared him to become Sheriff.

The decision to run for Sheriff of Maricopa County in 2020 was easy for him even knowing how difficult a task it will be. He wants to give back to the MCSO, its employees, and the citizens of Maricopa County, in return for what they have given to him those forty years.

Caring for America is based on the belief that problems can be solved more effectively through the generosity and combined energies of individuals than through dependency on government programs.  We support UMOM, a local organization that supports our homeless community.


If you have a backpack to donate, I will take them at the UMOM table.

At our September meeting we support UMOM’s annual fund raiser, Walk the Walk to end Homelessness, again!  This year it is a Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

Bring your check books (checks made out to UMOM) and/or Credit Cards to donate $25.00

I will coordinate our PRWC team donations!

Thank you for giving,

Linda Weinberger

Caring for America Committee



Saturday, September 12, 2020
We will be back at the Millenium Resort!

7401 N Scottsdale RD

PRWC Millenium Brunch Payment
Please use the secure Square payment link (Pay here button) to make your payment of $32.00 for the September brunch & meeting. All payments/RSVP’s need to be received by Wednesday, September 9 by 4pm. There will be a limit to our numbers, so we’d appreciate your RSVP as early as possible. Your online payment will be your RSVP. If you are paying for more than yourself, please email names of guests to Val Teich at

 8:00-9:00 Social and Meet the Candidates |

9:00 AM Business Meeting | 9:10AM Breakfast Served | 9:30AM Candidates Forum | 11:00AM Adjourn


$32 per Person

Pay Above

The Veggie Scrambler
Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs with
Asparagus, Tomatoes, Scallions, &
Vermont Cheddar Cheese
Hash-Browned Potatoes
Sliced Fresh Fruit
Assorted Breakfast Pastries with
Butter & Preserves



Val Teich, PRWC Treasurer




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