Who is on the ballot?

Are you wondering "Who is on the ballot?" Check out the page on our website that lists the Republican candidates for voters in Gila County. This is for county offices and above.   Select the candidate's picture to visit their campaign website or Facebook page. 


Letters to the Editor: Trump Conviction a Double Standard

  • Payson Roundup Newspaper June 18, 2024
  • Gary P. Morris

The conviction of President Trump has once again proven there is a two-tiered justice system in America. A harsh one for Republicans and conservatives and a soft one for Democrats and the elite.

President Trump was “railroaded” with a weaponized justice system!

Here’s how:

Prosecutors took two accounting error misdemeanors – whose statute of limitations had expired, and inappropriately “created” felony election law counts. Such a “creation” has not been used in any past trials.

The prosecution was littered with Constitutional Rights violations, such as moving the so-called federal election law charges to a state court (in violation of the Supremacy Clause under Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution), followed by a First Amendment free speech (gag order) violation along with numerous due process violations described in both the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. A Sixth Amendment violation occurred when the prosecution failed to provide clear and concise charges brought before Trump.

Additionally, the judge has a history of muscling his way around the court’s established protocol of “case rotation” by grabbing those cases involving Republicans, or Trump associates, as he did to take on Trump.

He demonstrated severe bias when he denied nearly all the “objections” from the Trump attorneys but allowed nearly all the objections from the prosecution, damaging Trump.

He further demonstrated bias when he refused to allow the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission to testify that Trump did not violate election law.

The violations of trial protocol and President Trump’s civil rights are so obscene that legal professionals across the country are certain the conviction will be overturned. But those involved in persecuting Trump don’t care. They wanted Trump out of the Presidential race.

Remember Hillary Clinton’s deleted 30,000 emails and smashed phones scandal?

Stunningly, FBI Director Comey waived any prosecution.

President Trump’s prosecution is a clear illustration of the two-tiered justice system in the country and flagrant election interference.

President Trump has stated, “They’re not coming after me. They’re coming after you-I’m just in the way”.

And they are coming for us. Just weeks ago, the democrat Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes indicted 11 Arizonans and 7 others over the 2020 electoral college count dispute.

They’re getting closer to you and me.

The only means to stop this assault on our justice system is to elect Donald J. Trump as the next president.

Gary P. Morris
Gila County Republican Committee Chair

LD7 State House Speed Dating

Thank you to everyone that attended the LD7 State House Speed Dating event on Monday night!   It was a great opportunity to hear from and speak with the candidates who will represent you at the State Legislature.

Candidate Meet & Greet

Saturday, June 8, 10 am to 1 pm

Gila County Republican Headquarters 438 S Beeline Hwy, Payson

  • Sadie Jo Bingham, County Recorder
  • Woody Cline, County Supervisor District 3
  • Tim Humphrey, County Supervisor District 2
  • Tom Morrissey, Candidate for County Sheriff

Car Show, Vendors, Food Truck

Note: GCRC does not endorse contested candidates before the Primary Election.

LD7 House Speed Dating with the Candidates

There are SIX candidates for two State House seats. You can hear from them all in a speed dating format in one night. Don’t worry about questions, all attendees will be seated at 1 of 6 tables to listen and talk to the candidates as they move through the tables about every 15 minutes.

This is a great opportunity to meet and hear from all of the candidates in one night. If you are undecided on which candidate you will vote, please consider attending. Send us an email if you plan to attend

Monday, June 3, 6:30-8:30 pm
901 S Westerly Rd
Payson, AZ

Candidate Forum

JOIN US!! Hear from four candidates who will be on the July 30th primary ballot.

Not sure who to vote for in the primary? Make plans to attend our candidate forum, have some coffee & snacks and hear from these candidates:

  • Andrew Costanzo, Candidate for LD7 House
  • Kelly Parks, Candidate for Gila County Supervisor
  • Jack Duffy, Candidate for Gila County School Superintendent
  • Bonnie Wolff, Candidate for Gila County Recorder

It will be held at the Gila County Republican Committee HQ, 438 S Beeline Hwy in Payson, AZ at 10 am.

Pro-life Rally a Success!

The pro-life rally was a huge success! Thank you to everyone participating!

More than 100 people lined the Beeline Highway for the Rally for Life, waving signs to support the pro-life movement.

Several local churches and advocates gave testimonials and educated attendees. There were also pro-life candidates in attendance.