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The next DORR Breakfast will be on Thursday, February 15, at 8AM at the Olde Sedona Family Restaurant, 1405 W SR 89A, Sedona (across from Whole Foods). Featured speakers will be David Shapira and Curt Ireland. Admission is $12, including a lavish breakfast buffet.
David Schapira is running to be Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. He is a high-school administrator at the East Valley Institute for Technology in Maricopa County and serves on the Tempe City Council. He previously held office in both the Arizona House of Representatives and in the State Senate, where he served as the Minority Leader and as the ranking member on the Education Committee. He was also an elected member of the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board. Mr. Schapira earned his master's degree in Education Leadership from ASU after receiving a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University.
Mr. Schapira will be speaking about the role of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, which oversees the state’s public school system and directs the State Dept. of Education, and about the Save Our Schools movement to increase per-pupil funding in Arizona.
Also speaking will be Curt Ireland, a retired trial attorney, public defender, and teacher. Mr. Ireland will discuss the recently released “Nunes Memo” and the role of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA), which oversees requests for surveillance warrants against foreign agents inside the United States.
The next breakfast will be on March 15th, at which time Sandra Kennedy and Bill Mundell, who are running for Corporation Commission, will speak. Also speaking will be Mark Manoil, candidate for Arizona Treasurer.
If you haven't renewed your DORR dues for 2018, you only have until the end of the month to pay at the old rate, $20 for single and $30 for family. On March 1st new membership rates will go into affect, $25 for singles and $40 for family. You can pay in person at the breakfast, on line at our website, or by sending a check to DORR, P.O. Box 1165, Sedona, AZ 86339.