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History of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women was founded in 1924 under the guidance of Mrs. J.L.B. (Amanda) Alexander who resided in Downtown Phoenix. Mrs. Alexander was a voting delegate to the Republican National Convention held in Cleveland, Ohio, the first national political convention held in Ohio. Mrs. Alexander was one of the 118 women delegates in attendance, out of the total 1,109 delegates in attendance.​​​

​That same year, Mrs. Alexander called on Republican Women from across the state to a meeting in Phoenix to form a statewide organization. As a result, the Arizona Women’s Republican Club was formed with Mrs. Alexander serving as the first President.  ​

In 1940, AzFRW joined the National Federation of Republican, founded in 1938 as the National Federation of Republican Women's Clubs, and were presented with our National Charter in 1942. Our charter, pictured below, was signed by NFRW founder Marion Martin and the first NFRW President Joyce Arneill from Colorado.


In 1950, Arizona hosted the first National Federation of Republican Women Advisory Board Meeting. And in 1985 and 2015, the NFRW Biennial Convention was held in Phoenix and Scottsdale, respectively.

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women's Day at the Legislature 2021. 

When you join a local Federated Republican Women’s Club you automatically become a member of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) and the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW). Federation members receive a variety of services and access to political activities and information at all levels of government. 

Member benefits include access to digital communications, political briefings, and publications with ideas for club development and member recruitment. Exclusive programs for Federation members include workshops and seminars with local and national Republican leaders and professional development opportunities including campaign management training and Legislative Day at the Arizona and U.S. Capitols.​


AzFRW has over 3,000 active and involved Republican Women members! We look forward to welcoming you to our sea of RED! 

Find a Republican Women's club near you by visiting a Club page below or by emailing president@azfrw.com.

Arizona Federation of Republican Women

Founded in 1924, the Arizona Federation of Republican Women is a grassroots political organization with thousands of active members in local clubs across Arizona, making it one of the largest and most influential women's political organizations in the state. 

National Federation of Republican Women

Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women's organization in the country with tens of thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation. 

Building leaders, energizing communities, and keeping America strong, NFRW empowers women from all backgrounds in the political process and provides a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government and civic arenas.

Founded in 1924, the Arizona Federation of Republican Women is a grassroots political organization with thousands of active members in local clubs across Arizona, making it one of the largest and most influential women's political organizations in the state.

We work to promote an informed public through political education and activity; increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government; encourage and facilitate cooperation and communication among local clubs, their members and the AzFRW; foster loyalty to the Republican Party and promote its principles and candidates in all elections; and support objectives and policies of the Republican National Committee and work for the election of the national Republican Party nominee.

The AzFRW and our local clubs are proudly affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW). NFRW is the largest grassroots Republican women's organization in the country with tens of thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation.

​Together we empower women from all backgrounds in the political process and provide a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas.

About the Arizona Federation of Republican Women

​​​​Region III
Huachuca Area RW (Sierra Vista)
Thunder Mountain RW (Sierra Vista)


​​Region IV
Colorado River RW (Bullhead City)
Kingman RW
Lake Havasu RW
London Bridge RW
Rio Colorado RW (Yuma)
Yuma County RW


Region V
RW of Prescott