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Coconino County Republican Party Illegally Appoints New Treasurer

By Elisha Dorfsmith

UPDATE: Due to a cease and desist letter from the lawyer of Joy Staveley, I have posted updates, clarifications and retractions as requested. Those are in bold.

After receiving a tip from a reader this evening, I discovered that on March 6, 2013 the Arizona Secretary of State website was amended to remove CCRC Treasurer Ray Jordan and replace him with a PC named Daniel Edel. As I posted in previous blogs, removing Ray Jordan without the consent of the majority of elected Precinct Committeemen is illegal. Appointing Daniel Edel as the new treasurer is just as illegal. CCRC bylaws clearly say:

“Section 6: In the case of any vacancy in any elective office of the County Committee, other than that of County Chair, such vacancy shall be filled by a majority vote of the members present or proxies at a regularly scheduled meeting at which a quorum is present.”

It’s also worth pointing out that in a letter dated March 4, 2013 the CCRC gave Mr. Jordan until March 11th to resign or be removed from office. Daniel Edel was added to the Secretary of State website as the new treasurer on March 6th, a full 5 days before the deadline the CCRC officers gave Ray Jordan to resign.

*CCRC Chair Joy Staveley has hired an attorney to defend the CCRC in case Ray Jordan decides to pursue legal action. *Staveley says she has evidence that Mr. Jordan took trips using CCRC funds and that’s why she and the other board members were forced to remove him. So far she has not provided this “evidence” to the body of the CCRC.

*Correction: CCRC Chair Joy Staveley did NOT hire an attorney to defend the CCRC. The attorney was hired by the CCRC executive committee.

*I was told by Ray Jordan that Joy Staveley accused him of using CCRC funds for trips. Since I have no material proof, I retract that statement.

The drama continues…


Letter to Mr. Jordan saying he had until March 11th to resign (click to enlarge).

3-28-2013 UPDATE The Arizona Daily Sun has now picked up this story:



  1. annette
    March 23, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    this woman is “off the reservation” entirely. I would think the PC’s would remove her immediately for fraud and misconduct.

  2. Slim
    March 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    It is NOT only the club bylaws. It is State Law.
    Your county party is a sham, a discredit to all of its members, and an embarrassment to all registered Republicans in the county.
    –State Laws exist which ban the use of party funds for personal legal defense. Ray would not be suing the body of CCRC.
    –The body MUST prohibit legal expenditures to defend this. This calls for an emergency meeting to prevent her from draining the funds, for despite the law, once the money is spent on her attorney, it will be gone.
    –One might also locate her attorney and inform them of the statutes regarding party funds as legal expenditures. (Yes, I will try to find them and post them.)
    —-creative curses

    • March 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Wow, thanks Slim. I was not aware of those statutes. Let me know what you find out. This could be big.

  3. March 25, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Well, it seems the CCRC board is now passing resolutions without PC input and telling the media. Even if these resolutions are good resolutions it still tramples our rights as elected Precinct Committeemen. All the Precinct Committeemen must be involved in a vote to pass a resolution. This is against bylaws, illegal and wrong!

    From the article linked below:

    “In addition, Coconino County went two steps further and voted to kill amnesty and the really dreadful Agenda 21 program, Common Core Curriculum. We don’t discuss the Democrats here because they want everything that uses taxpayer money and deprives people the right to live free and unencumbered by government!”


    CCRC bylaws:

    Section 3:Proposing Resolutions: Subsection a. All resolutions to be considered by the Resolution Committee must be submitted by a member of the CCRC 15 days in advance of the scheduled Statutory or Mandatory meeting.

    Subsection b. The Resolution Committee must send all submitted resolutions with its recommendation to duly elected PCs within 5 days prior to the scheduled meeting.

    Subsection c. Proposed resolutions shall be no more than 250 words long.

    Just another example of the abuse of power.

  4. AZ GOP PC
    March 27, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Joy Staveley is a colossal embarrassment to the Arizona Republican party and she is making a mockery of the Coconino County Republican Committee. She should resign or be forcibly removed by the PC’s.

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