Disclaimer:  The Gila County Republican Party Executive Committee DOES NOT endorse candidates running for any office until after the Primary Election on August 2, 2022!

May 3 – Coffee Cookies and Candidates – Karrin Taylor Robson

Join us for Coffee Cookies and Candidates!! Karrin Taylor Robson, candidate for Arizona Governor will be at our headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, May 3rd from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 438 S Beeline Hwy in Payson. Drop by, we look forward to meeting you!

Spirit of America II

Come join Sherri and her fabulous team for a great time at Rim Country BBQ on Sunday, April 24th. The emcee of the evening is none other than Mike Broomhead of KTAR and dance or listen to the live music of Tino and Ashley. You don’t want to miss this, it will be fun for all. Meet the amazing line-up of candidates from governor to local. There are a limited amount of tickets and the first event sold out! This will benefit the Gila County Republican Party! 


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.


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.


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

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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….


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



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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Official portrait of President Donald J. Trump, Friday, October 6, 2017. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)