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434 South Beeline Highway Suite B Payson AZ 85541

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Let’s finish strong! Join Senator Martha McSally, Senator Ted Cruz, State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, and AZGOP Chairman Kelli Ward for the #AZFighter GetOutTheVote Tour in Payson! Please make sure to RSVP!

Martha and the Arizona Republican Party will be traveling the state for the #AZFighter Tour, a state-wide swing for the final stretch of the campaign.

Over the course of her life and time serving the state, Senator McSally has proven time and again that she is Arizona’s Fighter and will continue fighting to protect our freedoms and future in the Senate.

Senator McSally, Chairwoman Kelli Ward, Treasurer Kimberly Yee, and special guest Senator Ted Cruz will rally voters and GOTV volunteers across the state.

November 1, 2020 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM  Add to Calendar 

Gila County GOP Office 434 S Beeline Highway, Payson, AZ

The Gila County Republican Party has new headquarters at 434 South Beeline Highway (behind ERA Realty). We’re open for voter registrations. We require appropriate COVID precautions. Our phone number: 928-276-1040. READ MORE…

Meet “Brandy”, a Trump supporting dog who spends her days at the Gila County Republican Committee Payson headquarters and Trump Depot store. Visitors to the store love her so much that they slip dollar bills into her donation vest. All the money donated goes directly to the Trump Victory Campaign. If you’re in the Payson neighborhood someday, drop into the headquarters at 434 South Beeline Highway and Brandy will gladly accept your donation!


The Trump campaign bus arrived at the Payson Republican headquarters on Thursday afternoon, August 20th READ MORE….


Walter Blackman for Re-election to House of Representatives

Representative Walt Blackman is a veteran of 21 years in the U.S. Army. He was a front-line tank commander in combat in Iraq and was awarded a Bronze Star for action in Iraq. He is the first African-American elected to the legislature. He was recognized as the “Legislator Rookie of the Year” for his rapid learning curve and his effective first year legislation. It should be noted that Walt’s competitors have never served at the legislature and will be limited in their effectiveness because of the heavy learning curve.

Brenda Barton for Election to House of Representatives

Brenda Barton is returning to the Arizona House of Representative where she was a highly effective legislator for 8 years until she reached her “term limit”. After a four-year break, she is seeking to return and represent rural Arizona. During her term at the legislature, she was Chairwoman of the particularly important “House Agriculture, Water, and Lands Committee”. Water issues are extremely important to Arizona and she has been deeply involved in water and state lands issues. Most of Arizona is rural, but the Phoenix metro urban legislators tend to overrun rural concerns with urban solutions that do not work in the rural environment or meet our needs. Brenda has proven to be a solid defender of the rural voter and a solid proponent for rural solutions. It should be noted that Brenda’s competitors also have never served at the legislature and will be limited in their effectiveness because of the heavy learning curve.


  (Arizona Legislative District 6 for 2018 Campaign for a House Seat)

     Summary of Platform

  • Ms. French wants expanded background checks for firearms purchases AND expand waiting periods AND required training before purchasing a firearm…AND more – she wants to require a mental health care professional to confirm the purchaser of a firearm is mentally fit to do so – but does not describe any adjudication process to appeal a unilateral refusal.
  • She wants to ban the sale of “assault weapons”.
  • She wants to require “de-escalation” training for all law enforcement officers (they already get that training).
  • She supported the “Invest in Ed” failed proposition that would have doubled the tax burden on small businesses. The Arizona Supreme Court threw out the proposition because petition language misled signers on the true impact of the proposed tax burden – the doubling of small business taxes. She supports Proposition 208 in 2020 which raises taxes for teacher salaries – after the legislature has already given teachers a 20 percent pay increase.
  • She wants more competitive teacher wages – despite of the fact that the Governor just gave teachers a huge 20% pay raise!
  • She wants to make college education more affordable (Bernie Sanders approach – free?).
  • She wants to keep the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care).
  • She wants to expand Arizona’s AHCCS health care program. It’s not necessary because more Arizonians are working because of the expanding Trump economy and coming off Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
  • She supports abortion.
  • Her big buzz word is “sustainability”. She is a strong, far left, AOC type, climate change believer and strongly advocates windmills, solar and electric cars, etc.
  • She supports the Proposition 127 “Renewable Energy Production” that would have required Arizona’s power companies to have 50% of generated electricity produced by “renewable” energy sources (windmills, solar) by 2030 (in 11 years). That’s an impossible task with today’s technology – But, had it been passed, electric companies would have been forced to spend BILLIONS of dollars attempting the impossible and homeowner utility bills would have skyrocketed!
  • She wants Arizona (Governor and legislature) to focus on “green energy” job production.
  • She wants the National Guard to be brought in to build more of Arizona’s infrastructure – Federal law won’t allow that.


Voters should look at Art Babbott’s history of far-left voting…BEWARE!

Art Babbott is an `Independent Party’ candidate for a seat in the Arizona House of Representatives Legislative District 6. Yet, the picture shows him in a Bernie Sanders shirt assertively delivering a speech at a Bernie rally in support of Bernie’s far left socialist programs. He was a registered Democrat until a year ago; so, he’s a true far left Democrat masking as an Independent.

Babbott supports late-term abortion. He supports Socialism, Agenda 21 (now Agenda 2030) and environmental initiatives. He opposes the Free Market Economy.

Urging President Obama to take federal control over 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, Art Babbott said, “District 1 encompasses much of the southern portion of the proposed monument and I strongly support the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. This initiative was defeated.

He changed his Democrat registration to Independent for marketing purposes only. Being an Independent gives him a better chance at winning than being a Democrat in Gila County.

A real leader plants his flag on one of the two major political parties – there is no ‘Independent Party’ registered in Arizona. With his far-left background, he will side with the Democrats, so voters should recognize that they will be voting for a Democrat if they elect Mr. Babbott.

Nationally, voters need to understand that Democrats at any level are willing to kill the American economy to damage President Trump – AND YOU AS WELL!

Today’s Democratic Party positions are endorsed by all Democrat candidates even to the lowest level of offices. As such, voters should avoid voting for ANY Democrat.


The Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner featured Rep. Dr. Paul Gosar DDS and Sen. Col. Martha McSally along with local Legislative District 6 elected officials AZ Rep. Brenda Barton, AZ Rep. Walt Blackman and AZ Sen. Sylvia Allen.

Visit their campaign websites to contribute and support for Tuesday’s election.


The drawing was originally planned for the Lincoln Day Luncheon. With that event re-scheduled we next moved the drawing to our monthly Payson KMOG radio show. KMOG even advertised the planned drawing for the week leading up to the drawing. The winner is Les Floyd, of Mesa, Arizona. Chairman Morris delivered the rifle to a gun store of Mr. Floyd’s choice where the rifle legally transferred to him.


2019 Reagan Dinner was a Spectacular Success!

The Gila County Republican Committee heard from Art Del Cueto, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, who spoke about his firsthand experience with the border crisis. Watch Mr. Del Cueto’s Fox News interview HERE.

Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar, and newly elected Chairwoman for the Republican Party of Arizona Dr. Kelli Ward both delivered rousing speeches and updated us on their respective legislatures.


The Gila County Republican Committee had another successful Lincoln Day Dinner on March first with nearly 150 attendees at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson.

Speakers were Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar, and from the state capitol, Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Rusty Bowers. Also speaking was the newly appointed Executive Director for the  Arizona Republican Party, Leslie White, who spoke about new directions for the Party. 

Little ole’ Gila County is getting a reputation of attracting top Republican leadership in Congress, as well as Arizona, to speak at our fund raising dinners. These dinners are really a nice date night out for couples in the elegant ballroom at the Mazatzal Casino. In addition to our guest speakers, a large number of elected officials from both the state and county also attend, thus allowing opportunities for attendees to meet these officials and talk to them about issues of concern. Another plus to those attending our dinners is that there is a question and answer period following each speech. Where else can you have an opportunity to ask a U.S. Congressman or a Senator a question, face-to-face?

Gila County Republican Committee Opposes Four Proposed Citizen Initiatives on the November 2018 Ballot

The Gila County Republican Committee, at its August 18th Precinct Committeeman meeting, voted to oppose four of the state level propositions scheduled to be on the November ballot.

The approved motion stated;” The Gila County Republican Committee opposes the four state initiatives because passage would change the Arizona State Constitution and believes the four questions should first be addressed by the state legislature”. The Committee recommended all four propositions be submitted the Arizona legislature for proper debate. The four state initiatives are:

    • The “Invest in Ed Act”
    • The “Outlaw Dirty Money Act”
    • The “Clean Energy for Healthy Arizona Act”
    • The “Protect Arizona Taxpayer Act”

The primary concern was that passage of any of the propositions would become part of the Arizona Constitution, and therefore could not be adjusted, altered, or ceased in any way without a hugely expensive financial burden on taxpayers to return the question to a vote of the public.

The Committee was also concerned that the four initiatives are intentionally attempting to by-pass the legitimate legislative responsibility and the need for a thorough and open public debate on the initiatives pro’s and con’s. The Committee is further concerned that paid political ads in favor of passage will not constitute a fair and balanced “debate” and will be one sided with an agenda – particularly when the opposition cannot raise the funding necessary to counter the argument.

It should also be noted that the initiative process is also foreign to the United States Constitution. The initiative process cannot be found anywhere in the Constitution, and for good reason. The Founding Fathers placed a heavy burden of deliberation on government, and the legislative process, to ensure a thorough and deliberate public debate occurs on matters affecting the Constitution along with a high mark of two thirds vote before the Constitution can be amended.

Therefore, the Founding Fathers established Article 5 of the Constitution which states; “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution.”

The Gila County Republican Committee is further concerned about whether there is a real pubic need for the initiatives and worries about their consequences…READ MORE:

Download the entire document: GCRC 2018 Opposes Initiatives

The Reagan Day Dinner on Thursday, August 23, 2018 was another BIG SUCCESS!

Special Guest Speakers: Governor Doug Ducey & Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar

Gov. Doug Ducey

With a mission to make Arizona the best state in the country to live, work, do business and get an education, Governor Ducey and state leaders got to work. Today, Arizona’s budget is balanced. Business is thriving. And public schools continue to improve.The governor remains committed to what he has identified as his top priorities: growing the economy, creating and supporting 21st-century jobs, promoting educational excellence, protecting our communities and restoring fiscal responsibility – all without raising taxes on hardworking Arizonans. A strong Arizona is an Arizona that ensures “Opportunity For All.” Governor Ducey has pledged to work every day to make that vision a reality.

Cong. Dr. Paul Gosar

Congressman Dr. Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S., is serving his fourth term in Congress as the Representative from Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District. First elected in 2010, he came to Congress with no prior political experience. Paul believes that the Constitution is the cornerstone of our Republic, and always pursues policies that allow for more individual liberty and less government involvement. Dr. Gosar is focused on bringing jobs back to the district, fighting illegal immigration and securing the border, challenging the status quo and holding Washington bureaucrats accountable, cutting wasteful government spending, and ensuring that he is representing the interests of his constituents.

The delicious buffet dinner was catered by the casino. Prime rib was the chef’s special recipe entree with sauces and desserts to die for. Tickets

Donations are always accepted contact

Gila County Republican Committee.


Giovanna Morfín Vázquez to #WalkAway CampaignHi everyone and happy 4th of July ! My name is Giovanna and I’m the daughter of two Mexican immigrants. My mother came here legally, but my father did not. However, he did not lallygag around and waste time. I remember when he was telling me that there would be a possibility of him being deported when Obama was president, but fortunately, he became a US citizen this year! 

But why did I #walkaway ?

Read more….

Gila County Republicans to Have a Grand Opening of Payson Headquarters

Effective June 4, 2018, the Gila County Republican Committee has opened its Payson headquarters located at 307 South Beeline Highway. The facility will be staffed by volunteers on weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM. The public is welcomed to drop in for a visit anytime.

The Committee has scheduled a public Grand Opening for the facility for Saturday, June 16th from 9 AM to 11 AM.  Republican candidates for local, county, state and federal elected offices have been invited. Refreshments will be provided. This offers the public an opportunity to meet and talk to candidates about a variety of issues.

The Grand Opening also offers an opportunity for any resident of Gila County can register to vote, or, the change a voter registration to the Republican party.

Also attending will be officers of the Rim Country Republican Club (Payson), the Cobre Valley Republican Club (Globe), and the Payson Tea Party which also offers the public to visit with this Republican leadership.

President Trump’s Inaugural Address January 2017


President Trump’s Inauguration Speech (PDF Document)

~ North Korean Defectors thank President Trump and his supporters! ~

President Trump’s State of the Union Address January 2018


Gila County Elected Officials* Term of Office 2017 – 2020 ** Term of Office 2015 – 2018


Please look at the upcoming calendar events for GilaGOP. There are a lot of good events to attend in the upcoming months. You can click on the calendar at the bottom of this page. Just scroll down and click on it to view the events. We are always updating it with exciting events.

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Payson Tea Party Meets Tuesdays

The Payson Tea Party meets the every Tuesday night, from 6:00-7:45 pm, at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy 260 in Payson. (That is about 1/4 mile east of the SR 87/Hwy 260 intersection on the north side of the street) We have a short business meeting before our speaker begins the program about 6:30pm.

Rim Country Republican Club

The Rim Country Republican Club meets at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy 260 in Payson. (That is about 1/4 mile east of the SR 87/Hwy 260 intersection on the north side of the street) the last Monday of the month.  Members and guests may gather at 11:00 AM to order lunch and to socialize.  Beginning at 11:30 AM   Everyone is welcome to attend.  Call Cliff Potts at (928) 978-2960 for more information.

Cobre Valley Republican Club

The Cobre Valley Republican Club meets at Bernard’s Coffee Station (or as advertised) on the 4rd Saturday of every month, 725 West Ash Street, Globe, AZ 85501 at 9:30am. Contact Judy Alexander, President (928) 701-2195 or email.

Learn more about what is happening with the Gila County Republicans on the Monthly Meetings page or contact Shirley Dye at 928-951-6774.



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