Craig Berland – Chair
|Craig grew up in a very small town in western Kansas and has been a conservative Christian Republican all his life. He attended Kansas State University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and subsequently went to work for General Motors Corporation. He resigned from a GM management position in 1987 and moved his wife and two very young sons to Gilbert Arizona and they have made Gilbert and Chandler their home for the last 35 years. Both sons, their wives and seven grandchildren all live in the Valley of the Sun. Craig founded Systems 3 Inc., an engineering consulting company in 1985. He grew Systems 3 from one to approximately 150 employees. As time passed and the company evolved, Systems 3 became a major supplier to many aerospace companies including Boeing and Lockheed for engineering services and machined parts. Craig was the President of Systems 3 until August of 2021 when the company was sold. |
Now, Craig spends a great deal of his time in support of America First and Election Integrity ideals. In 2022 Craig was elected as a MAL on the MCRC EGC. This year, he and his wife hosted 3 general Republican 2022 Primary meet and greets, a fund raiser for the Chandler City Council and a large fund raiser dinner for Mark Finchem. Craig also serves as the Sargent at Arms for LD12, supports the activities of Turning Point USA, the AZ Free Enterprise Club, and We the People efforts. Craig was a full-time poll worker during the 2022 Primary and General Election.
Craig is a pilot and owns and operates a light jet. Besides personal travel, he uses the aircraft to transport disabled military veterans to and from special events and provides Republican candidates air transportation to and from campaign events.
Please do not hesitate to contact Craig anytime at [email protected]
Shelby Busch 1st Vice-Chair
|Shelby is a native Arizonian, born in Winslow and currently residing in Phoenix, AZ. She is a mother of 5 and grandmother to 5. She has a degree in Respiratory Therapy and Medical Administration. She started her work in the community as an outreach and youth leader for the Nazarene Church. Shelby spent 8 years on her church board as Superintendent of Education and Outreach Director. During those 8 years she led several ministries, in homeless and drug rehabilitation, family outreach and youth missions across the country. She was awarded the Church of the Nazarene US Servant Leader of the Year Award.|
Shelby served as Secretary for Starlight Park Elementary PTA board for 4 years and helped spearhead a project to raise funds and build new shade covering and heat repellent playground equipment for a Title 1 school. Since 2015, she co-founded United Liberty Coalition and We the People AZ Alliance with her best friend and love, Steve Robinson and served as Deputy Senate Liaison during the 2020 Audit. She has been in the forefront of the election integrity fight since 2018.Currently, Shelby is the State Director of the America Project for Patrick Byrne and General Flynn, Co-Founder and Chairman of We the People AZ Alliance and Legislative District Chairman and State Committeeman for LD22.
Shelby has a proven track record of fighting for the people of Arizona and as MCRC Vice-Chairman will represent Constitutional principles and provide a strong voice for the Maricopa Republicans.
Please do not hesitate to contact Shelby anytime at [email protected]
Jeff Greenspan 2nd Vice-Chair
|Jeff Greenspan grew up in central Phoenix, attending Madison 1 and Brophy College Prep. Jeff graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics, joining a Big 4 consulting firm out of school. Jeff moved back to Phoenix in 2002 and has been working as a healthcare industry professional the past 15 years.|
Jeff was elected PC in 2002 and served as PC until 2011. He served as 2nd Vice Chairman of the MCRC from 2008-2011, having been endorsed by Joe Arpaio in 2008 as part of the Constitutional Conservative slate. In 2012, Jeff was blackballed by the McCain faction who spent Democrat donor money to do mailers and auto dialers into Jeff’s precinct to defeat him. Jeff was successfully reelected as a PC in 2022.
God works in mysterious ways. During the 10 years he was not a PC, while Jeff remained civilly active, helping in every election, Jeff got married and had the pleasure and privilege to raise 3 beautiful children. Politics is simple. Support your principles, show up, work hard with your fellow PCs, friends, and allies and win. That’s how it works when elections are fair. They have not been, beginning with the 2018 election when in Maricopa county votes were no longer reported by precinct workers with representatives from all parties in agreement. Since 2018, all ballots have been sent to be counted by the government behind barbed wire on un-auditable systems. This is unacceptable and must change. Together we will change it.
As a party we must message freedom and prosperity vs tyranny and government dependency which destroys prosperity, income and our currency. We must focus on self-governance and national self-reliance. Never give up. Never give in. Never compromise our Republican principles.
Please do not hesitate to contact Jeff anytime at [email protected]
Lawrence Hudson Treasurer
|Lawrence Hudson spent his career in Wall Street, living and working in New York, London, and Tokyo. (He has 3 children, one born in each of those cities.) He is married to Catherine Hayden, great-grand-daughter of Charles Trumbull Hayden, the founder of Tempe. Lawrence is CFO and cook for Catherine’s classical music concert series at the Tempe Center for the Arts, now in its 10th season.|
Lawrence’s job was picking stocks, both long and short. This required forensic accounting skills. Wall Street is a highly regulated environment. Lawrence got into trouble with both the Fed and the Bank of England. He has lived in Arizona since 2008. He became a PC in 2018. He is captain of Waggoner precinct, in Tempe, LD12. Since 2020 he has worked with Liz Harris, canvassing, and helping with data analysis. He worked in the audit in 2021 and was a member of the data team assisting Doug Logan.
Please do not hesitate to contact Lawrence anytime at [email protected]
Diana Jones Secretary
|Diana retired from 25 years civil service and 20 years in the Air Force Reserves in 1994 to be a stay-at-home mom. She was married 45 years and adopted two wonderful daughters before recently being widowed. Diana has resided in Arizona since 2013 and in LD 22 (old LD 19) since 2017. Diana’s Ham radio license became particularly valuable when she became a volunteer with the Vacaville CA police department as part of a special crime unit.|
Diana was a member of the PTA at her children’s schools. She also volunteered as a classroom parent and at the Millennium High School library. She was founding member of the TEA Party in Yucaipa CA 2009 – 2012. She has been a PC since 2016 and is currently Secretary/Treasurer for LD 22. She is also treasurer for LD Senate candidate for the 2022 election. Diana is also a Member of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She worked in the US Census in both 2010 and 2020.
She worked the 2016 primary and general elections at the precinct level. In 2018 she was hired as a temporary worker in the voter registration office. She also worked in the AZ 2020 election audit.
Please do not hesitate to contact Diana anytime at [email protected]