Our Next Meeting

JULY 20, 2022





Mark Finchem (Candidate - AZ Secretary of State)

Mark was born in Detroit, Michigan. He served 21 years with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, first as a firefighter/paramedic, then as a law enforcement officer. Living outside of Kalamazoo, Mark worked as a farmer and rancher in a small rural community. When he retired, he moved to Tucson, AZ where he worked in leadership roles in both small business and a multi-million-dollar software company. In the private sector, he earned a Six Sigma Certification in process excellence. He was first elected to serve in the 2015 Legislature, Mark is now in his 4th and final term. He looks forward to continuing to serve and fight for the people of Arizona.


Shawna Bolick (Candidate - AZ Secretary of State)

Shawna moved to Arizona in 2001 and has been involved in her community for a long time. She still serves on her children’s elementary charter school board. She also served as a high school parent in 2015 on the State Board of Education’s Academic Standards Development Committee. She was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2018 representing LD20. She currently serves as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. As a state representative, she has led on tax reform, consumer protection, school choice and election integrity. Representative Bolick has been an effective leader in her time at the Capitol. She is most proud of legislation signed into law defending victims’ rights and fighting human trafficking. She looks forward to continuing to serve the people of Arizona.


Michelle Ugenti-Rita (Candidate - AZ Secretary of State)

Michelle was first elected to the Arizona Legislature in 2010 and served four terms in the House of Representatives then was elected to the State Senate in 2018. Representative Ugenti-Rita has been recognized as a “Hero of the Taxpayer” by Americans for Prosperity, a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business and was awarded “Legislator of the Year” by the Arizona Humane Society. As a mother of three children, she has been a strong supporter of improving education to ensure every child in Arizona gets the best education possible. She puts her constituents first and is crusader for the advancement of liberty. Furthermore, she has been a leading proponent of policies that help Arizona remain a great place to live and raise a family.

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Get to know the candidates before you vote so you are informed and prepared. Get to know your elected officials personally so you are more likely to have an impact when you call them. Make new friends that want to make an impact too.


Before the program begins, enjoy a wonderful plated luncheon.  Make sure you come hungry! 


A brief business meeting covers legislative updates, officer reports, and any pressing items that need to be shared. 


We are well known for our speakers!  We recognize our new members, our monthly birthday honorees, sell beautiful patriotic jewelry and hold a 50/50 drawing.

Palo Verde Republican Women

PVRW provides the avenue for women to influence policy, develop candidates, and elect the leaders of Arizona. We are a multi-generational, multicultural organization that provides the structure and support for political activists to learn, engage, and flourish.

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