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About Us

Overview

Welcome to the Republican Committee of Legislative District 15. We are organized under A.R.S. 16-823 and affiliated with the Arizona Republican Committee and the Maricopa County Committee. Our organization consists of duly elected and appointed Precinct Committeemen. An elected or appointed Precinct Committeemen must be a registered Republican voter living within the District. Precinct Committeemen are elected in accordance with A.R.S.16-821 at the party primary election held before each General Election. Additional Precinct Committeemen may be appointed to fill vacancies left following the election.

What is a Precinct?

Precincts are geographical areas established by state law for election purposes. Although voting precincts are the smallest political subdivision in Arizona, they are in many ways the most important. Each precinct in Arizona is entitled to one (1) Precinct Committeeman (PC) from each major political party. An additional committeeman is authorized for every 125.

What is a Precinct Committeeman?

Republican Precinct Committeemen represent the Republican Party to the people. They are the primary contacts between their neighbors, candidates, and elected officials. It is their job to make sure Republicans in their precincts are well informed and prepared to vote. A Precinct Committeemen is the only Republican Party official directly elected by the Republican voters. Precinct Committeemen are elected by voters in their voting precinct every two years during the Primary Election, but may also be appointed by the County Board of Supervisors upon the recommendation of the Chair of the County Republican Committee.

Why Become a Precinct Committeeman?

Being a Precinct Committeeman means being the most direct contact point for fellow Republicans in your immediate neighborhood. A PC is the key person for information accumulation and dissemination within the Precinct. PCs have a great deal of influence on the activities of our party. For example, only PCs are allowed to participate in the election of our county and state Republican party leaders. Precinct Committeemen are intimately involved in the operation of the party at the county and state level. Numerous opportunities exist to meet party leaders, elected officials, and candidates.

The purpose of LD15 is:

  • To elect Republican candidates at all levels.
  • To promote an informed electorate through political education.
  • To foster loyalty to the Republican Party and to promote its ideals.
  • To increase the effectiveness of Republican workers in the cause of good government through active political participation.
  • To encourage all qualified Republican candidates to run for elective office.

Meet Our Board

Joseph (Joe) Abrahamson
Chairman
joe@azld15gop.org
21-year LD15 resident – Constitutional Conservative – Army Veteran with Secret Security clearance – Life-long volunteer – Poll-worker – Privileged to be a pilot for both the US Army and US Air Force – Current Chief Pilot for one owner of the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks – My military career and now currently working with athletes has prepared me and instilled an unwavering determination to work collaboratively to take action towards success

Annabella F. Gomez
First-vice Chair
annabella@azld15gop.org
Christian – Conservative – Constitutionalist – Mom of Two Teens – Daughter of Deaf parents – Native Texan – Nationally Certified American Sign Language interpreter – CEO and Owner of AZ state-approved ALLY Interpreting (foreign and ASL interpreting) since 2009 – Official RNC ASL interpreter for 2020 election – Chairman for non-profit PivotUSA – Project Manager Expert – Natural-born Leader – Solutions-focused – Deaf ministry lead for 6 years at Dream City Church

Valerie Grosso
Second-vice Chair

valerie@azld15gop.org
Long history of service and leadership to community health and wellness – Founder of a grassroots constitutional conservative organization educating and empowering citizens to work together – Proven record of collaboration and leadership in professional and volunteer roles – Staunch supporter of law enforcement and wife of police officer

Monet Bacs
Secretary
monet@azld15gop.org
Christian – Conservative – Wife – Daughter of legal immigrant – Owner of Monet’s Social Media Marketing – Owner of Valley Forge Weaponry – Licensed Insurance Agent – Board Member of PivotUSA – Previously had a conservative radio talk show on 1100 KFNX – Extensive experience vetting candidates and campaigning – Specialized in team leadership and group effectiveness

Greg Westphal
Treasurer
greg@azld15gop.org
Born-again Christian – Married, 2 sons and 2 grandchildren – Proud Republican – Rejects Status Quo – Results-driven – Transparent Leader – Team-player – Retired Executive – Lead 5 R&D facilities in USA, France, Singapore and China – Honest – Passionately Proactive – Highly-motivated Professional with in depth experience in business management, R&D, customer service, sales & marketing, process and product engineering – Problem-solver