RCGVS Board Members
Republican Club Green Valley/Sahuarita
P.O. Box 831
Green Valley, AZ 85622
My name is Kay Kohler, President of
the RCGVS Board. I have lived in
Green Valley almost seven years, moving
here right after I retired after 25 years
as an OB/GYN in Wyoming. I have been
a Republican almost all of my life, and
admire the principles of Conservatism
that the Republican Party espouses. Until
moving here I was never politically active,
except to vote in every election, but
the current situation in our country has
inspired me to do all I can to return our
country to its previous prestige and glory.
I am involved in the Tea Party and want to
restore our USA to the hands of the
1st Vice President of the Green Valley Chapter of MOAA (Military
Officers Association of America)
Republican Precinct Committeeman Precinct #205
Director - Green Valley Water District for the last 8 years and
up for re-election to another 4 year term.
Other relevant experience:
Technical Advisor to the Citizen's Commission on Budgets -
Kansas City, MO. 2 years Consultant to U.S. Army Aviation
Systems Command - St Louis, MO. 6 years
brought up in the Chicago area. College took me to Wisconsin and
then Colorado. For the majority of my career, I owned a
manufacturer' rep agency specializing in industrial safety. During
this period of time, I lived in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico.
I sold my business and my wife and I moved to Green Valley. I am
again active in the safety industry and my wife works for a local
property management company.
credit President Reagan with sharpening my interest in politics.
During the Bush Cheney years, I was very active in politics at the
national level. I was a marshal for their campaign. The National
Republican Congressional Committee presented me with multiple
"Businessman of the Year" awards. In 2004, The Republican National
Committee named me a life member.
It has been very enjoyable
working with the members of RCGVS. We certainly have important work
to do in the future and I look forward to it.
I voted Republican when I was 18 years old during the
Carter years and have remained a conservative since then. . My
immediate family was Republican, but my grandparents were Democrats.
The arguments about politics were as expected. As a registered
nurse, I have had many opportunities to display my leadership
ability. I will be the Treasurer for RCGVS for 2011-2014.
I am a
graduated from Tucson High
School in 1961,
but have lived in Colorado, the Philippines and
I attended Tucson Beauty College and have worked as a Hairstylist
most of my life. My parents were “old style Democrats”, but my
friends’ points of view always made more sense to me.
After 9-11, I realized I needed to know more about
what’s happening in the world.
My strong feelings of
conservatism make me want to keep America free. I want to do
whatever I can to keep good conservatives in office.
I am active in RCGVS, having been the
Membership Chairperson. I also served two years as Vice-president of
the women’s club SPARCL in Green Valley.
When I was
8 years old, my family immi--
grated to the U.S. from Italy. We settled in
Chicago, where my father worked two jobs
and my Mom also worked in order to buy a
home. We lived 5 people in a 3 room base-
ment apartment. My parents were Republi-
cans so I’ve been a Republican all my life.
My husband and I moved to GV in 2000, our
son was offered and accepted a scholarship to UofA . I have been
associated with the
Tea Party movement and RCGVS in GV for
many years. I believe in the Constitution and what it stands for. We
need to change this country around. I am a very proud American.
I moved from Virginia and
became an empty nester leaving my three grown children behind. I
decided to get involved in my community. A friend acquainted
me with several Republican clubs in the area. I have been active for
eight years. A Precinct Committeeman for six years. My husband
retired from Raytheon, he had been a Precinct Committeeman for
a couple of years. Last year he was elected as 2nd Vice Chair of the
Pima GOP. He was in charge of fundraising for
Pima GOP. So that meant I was helping him with fundraising. Previously I had been active with the AZ Federation
of Republican Women for seven years, two of those years was as their webmaster. I
am starting my fourth year as RCGVS webmaster, starting my third year as your
newsletter editor. I have also been a photographer for your
club for the ribbon cutting ceremony when the Republican office was
established in Green Valley. I have a small business that also keeps me busy. I feel like we all
need to be involved with politics, what is happening with our
community, state and government. Each one of us make a
difference, so make a commitment and get involved!
He is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the
University of Arizona Medical Center and Gyn consultant for the
United Community Health Centers of southern Arizona. He is a
past-president of the American College of Obstetricians and
He is currently President of The Friends of Madera Canyon and is a
board member of Save the Scenic Santa Ritas. He was the Health and
Public Safety sub-committee facilitator for the coalition task force
that analyzed, addressed, and filed comments to the US Forest
Service for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed
Rosemont Mine project.
He is president of his HOA, Madera Foothills Estates, and sits on
the Green Valley Council as a representative. Currently he is the
sub-committee chair for Air on the GVC Environmental Committee.
He is an active member of Valley Presbyterian Church and currently
is on the Finance Committee, and is President of their Foundation.
He is Co-Chair of their Medical Team.
Other community activities include being on the Advisory Committee
for Casa at La Posada, formerly known as Casa De Esperanza. Prior to
the merge with La Posada, he was on the Board of Directors of Casa.
Tom and his wife Kathryn have live in Arizona for 25 years and Green
Valley for the past 11 years. He is a proud ‘conservative
Thomas E. Ward
Tom Ward moved to Green
Valley from Illinois in 2003, where he has continued his
interest in community affairs. Mr. Ward is a former First Vice
President of the Green Valley Community Coordinating Council (GVCCC).
He is a past chairman of the GVCCC Planning and Zoning
Commission. A current member of the Green Valley Community Plan
Implementation Steering Committee.
In 2010, he was elected a
director of the RVGVS and became president of the Pima County
Public Libary Advisory Board.
Mr. Ward is Special
Assistant to Supervisor Carroll serving 4th District
constituents in the Green Valley area.
I was born and raised a Democrat, but have never
voted for one. I became active before the 1972 elections and became
hyperactive during the Reagan Revolution.
When I came to Washington in 1965, it was a heavily Republican
state. By 1986, a vicious feud between the liberal and con-servative
wings turned the state into what we now know as "The Peoples
Republic of Washington". My job is to help elect Republicans,
not to fight intra-party wars. I think it is mainly true that a
liberal Republican elected official is better than any Democrat. If
we're going to fight political wars, let it be with Democrats.
I have been a Republican all my adult life, but it
was not until Obama was elected to the presidency, that I became an
“active” Republican. It was then at Pris Junggren’s invitation, that
I started attending meetings of the Tea Party and RCGVS. I and many
others in the U.S. need to wake up and realize in which direction
this country is headed. These two clubs have made me a better
informed voter, as well as being more able to inform others.
Carr's family owned/operated a trading post in Bitter
Weed, AZ. As an 18 year old, he took over management of the family
trading post. Carr has lived in Farmington, NM and Flagstaff where
he operated "The Gap" Trading Post. Carr considers his most stellar
accomplishment as being the father of seven Republican and the
Grandfather of Twenty-seven future Republicans!!
Emeritus Board Member
I was first elected a precinct committeewoman in 1946
in Wheaton, IL. I served as V-President and Chairwoman and Vice
Chairman of clubs I have been affiliated with. I ran for State
Committeewomen in the 80’s, won and served three terms.
My husband and I moved to Green
Valley in the 80’s,and were active in the Republican Party. I served
as a Precinct committee women until four years ago.
Indeed, it has been a privilege
to serve through the years. If it weren’t for my age (96), I would
continue to serve as a precinct committee person. My position on the RCGVS board meets my political needs.
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