Get Your Tickets Now! 24th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner

Please Join Us on Saturday
May 4th, 2024 for our Annual Lincoln Day Fundraiser!

Your official Republican Party in Gila County is pleased to present the 24th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner Fundraiser!

Let’s come together and make a difference in our local community. Your generosity helps us make an impact on the upcoming election.  100% of all proceeds stay local and go towards supporting our main objective of getting Republicans elected. Come support the Freedom Caucus Congressmen who make a difference!

Great Speakers – Raffle Prizes – Great Cause

VIP starts at 4:30 pm
Doors open at 5:00 pm
Program starts at 6:00 pm

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*Note: The regular price is $75, save now by getting your ticket for $65 before March 27, when early bird pricing expires.

Coffee Cookies and Candidates


Join us to speak directly with candidates for office and enjoy Coffee and Cookies! On March 1 these candidates will be in the Headquarters:

Steve Otto, candidate for Payson Mayor
Guy Pfister, candidate for Payson Town Council
Charlie Bell, candidate for Payson Town Council
Craig Howard, candidate for Payson Town Council

Gila County Republican HQ
Friday, March 1, 2024
438 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ
3 to 5:30 PM

Disclaimer: The Gila County Republican Party Executive Committee DOES NOT endorse candidates running for any office until after the Primary Election on July 30, 2024! 

Rally for Life – Payson

Come and hear amazing pro-life advocates from here in Payson and from around the state.  Join us for a sign-waving rally on Hwy 87 in Payson. Bring your signs or pick up a sign at the rally (limited availability)

Gila County Republican Committee HQ
438 S Beeline Hwy, Payson
March 9, 2024
10 AM – 1 PM


Scott Presler Save AZ Tour

Please help the Gila County Republican Committee welcome Scott Presler (Please RSVP HERE or link below)
Doors open at 8:30 am
DATE: January 25th. 9 – 10 am
LOCATION: Gila County GOP, 438 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541
Every attendee receives a workbook!
This abbreviated grassroots training & rally will cover all the best practices to reach voters and successfully help them update their voter registration or register for the first time. We must mobilize now to help Independent voters update their party preferences so they can be eligible to vote in the Presidential Preference Election in March.

Letter to the Editor: The Chaotic & Collapsing Biden Administration

President Biden has been dangerously lacking in projecting strength and leadership to the world and has failed to respond to numerous crisis events quickly and with authority. And the bad guys around the globe are taking advantage of this weakness and threatening the world.

America now faces a two-front international conflict scenario that could have been prevented with good, strong, leadership; one in Europe with Ukraine/Russia and one in the Middle East with Israel/Hamas. Iran proxy governments in the Middle East are now firing missiles and drones at our troops and international shipping daily and the Biden Administration continues to send money to Iran. All caused by Biden’s lack of strength and international leadership. A China–Taiwan conflict will likely be a third front.

Under Biden and democratic leadership (or lack of), our critical Strategic Petroleum Reserve is approaching empty, our military has gone WOKE, is incompetent, and is the weakest since World War II. Our military cannot meet recruitment goals and Biden is reducing the special forces by 10%. Munitions supply for the two wars cannot be replenished fast enough and thanks to the Biden administration, America is at its weakest point in 70 years.

Overall inflation has been above 10 percent and today the average income earner has to spend $11,600 more to purchase the same items that were purchased before Biden became President. U.S. Household annual income for Arizona has nose-dived by $3,600. Housing costs are through the roof and families are forced to purchase smaller homes than just two years ago. With today’s 8 percent interest rate house buyers can’t afford a new home and those wanting to sell a home, and holding and holding an old 3 percent interest rate, do not want to jump to 8 percent.

There’s more to the Biden Administration collapse.

Three national banks have failed in 2023 and 200 are listed at risk, Bank of America reported losses of $131 BILLION for the 2023 year, our national debt under Biden has risen to $33 TRILLION and Biden wants $4.5 TRILLION in new taxes from you to spend more, the stock market is below that experienced under Trump, and the Gross Domestic Product is below what was experienced in the Trump Administration.

Biden wouldn’t shoot down a Chinese spy balloon, Putin and China are teaming up and planning behind our backs, India is joining the group, and the Saudis are being courted by Iran. China and Russia are both walking all over our State Department and Biden and embarrassing Americans, 11 million illegal aliens have entered our country, and nobody knows where they are, and those numbers are changing the demographics of the country forever. More than 100,000 Americans died last year of drug overdoses caused by fentanyl poisoning that came from China and smuggled across the unsecured southern border, and Biden doesn’t do anything before 9 AM and goes to bed at dinner time.

Wait, there are more failures.

Crime is rising faster than ever before and police are not allowed to do their jobs, murder rates are the highest in 25 years, and our justice system is two-tiered (an easy one for the elite and Democrats – and a tougher one for the plumber and conservatives) and President Trump is being persecuted under multiple false indictments.

The Biden Administration has weaponized government against conservatives and Christians. The FBI was caught with forming a 30-member team directing Twitter and Facebook to censure our speech, the FBI is creating a “police state” with SWAT tactics arresting Republicans but not Democrats and Democrats have defunded the police… but Biden is hiring…and arming… 87,000 new IRS agents.

Democrats are stealing our children, indoctrinating our children to oppose their parents and they are denying parents any parental Rights. The Biden Administration has declared parents of school children as “domestic terrorists “and has raided their homes, school boards are sexually grooming our children, democrats support the “trans” culture, and males are in girls’ sports.

Biden’s “Green New Deal” is killing our economy and Biden wants to regulate your gas stoves, air conditioning units, and washing machines. President Biden declares he wants to unify the country but holds a prime-time national television address with the background bathed in an intimidating red glow and calls Republicans “extremists” and “semi-fascists” and has repeatedly described conservative Republicans as “MAGA extremists”.

And then there is the Biden crime syndicate family of “pay to play” bribery operations– where Joe and Hunter Biden teamed up to shake down international leaders and officials for millions of dollars. Congressional investigation records indicate up to $50 billion have been paid to Hunter and Joe, which then have been passed down to other family members. The money came from China, Russia, Ukraine, and other countries. Biden family members have now been subpoenaed to testify and Republicans are calling for an impeachment of President Biden.

Is President Biden compromised and has he put America at risk?

Well, Biden delayed shooting down the Chinese balloon, he shut down the Department of Justice’s China-focused anti-espionage unit in February 2022, calling the unit “racist” and Biden lifted many sanctions that Trump placed on China. He’s done little to warn China not to invade Taiwan. Biden has not blocked China from buying up thousands of acres of U.S. farmland, most near military installations. Biden has refused to blame China for the COVID pandemic.

Countries that once trusted the United States now are concerned about their countries and future relationships with the U.S.

Is any of this helping any American? Do you feel safe?

WARNING. Voters going into the 2024 elections should understand that the Biden appeasement philosophy goes all the way down to local democratic candidates. NONE should be elected!

Do you remember the calm days of progress with the Trump Administration?

No new wars and the Afghan war was downsized to only 2,500 troops from 13,000 when Trump took office.

Peace was flourishing in the Middle East with the newly negotiated “Abraham Accords”.

America had the best economy since President Eisenhower.

Average gasoline was $2.11 a gallon when Trump left office.

We were energy independent which would keep gasoline and natural gas prices low.

Our gross domestic product in March of 2020 was 4.6 percent, a very “hot” growth. Under Biden, the second quarter of 2023 GDP was only 2.3 percent.

A home loan interest rate in 2020 (Trump) was 3.11 percent and under Biden, it is now 8.39 percent.

Under Trump, the Department of Justice was not “weaponizing” the FBI and law enforcement to knock down doors with SWAT tactics and long rifles to arrest political enemies at gunpoint.

Annual income levels were rising.

Gary P. Morris is chairman of the Gila County Republican Party.

Letters to Editor: Colorado Supreme Court ruling seriously flawed

For a judge to rise to the position of the state supreme court, one presumes that those judges are pretty bright on the law that affects appeals under their consideration. Bright judges also refer to existing case law and precedence established on similar cases in the past. Further, the oath of office requires them to uphold both the state and the United States constitutions. Judges are not allowed to insert personal or political views into their rulings. To do so is unethical and cause for removal.

Four Colorado Supreme Court judges failed in all the categories described above when they ruled that former president Trump was not eligible to be on Colorado’s ballot for president. The judges unilaterally ruled that Trump is an insurrectionist (without Trump ever being criminally charged with insurrection) and therefore, based on the 14th Amendment, Section 3, they opined Trump cannot hold any federal public office.

Section 3 states, “No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President … shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”

The “shall” language in legal terms generally is interpreted that the crime had been proven to have occurred. No defendant in the January 6th prosecutions has yet been charged with insurrection. No criminal insurrection charges have yet been brought against former president Trump. There is no language in the 14th Amendment suggesting state courts have the authority to act.

While these judges, and Democrats, are pushing hard to remove former president Trump from the ballot based on Section 3, they go to great lengths to avoid the more important Section 1 of the 14th Amendment, which states, ”Nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

Former president Trump has not been afforded any form of due process in this ruling.

Then there is history and related legal precedence to consider.

True, following the Civil War, the Republican majority in Congress did prevent Confederate veterans from serving in Congress. The 14th Amendment was ratified by the states on July 9, 1868, three years after the war, to justify previous removals.

But President Ulysses S. Grant was pushing reconciliation over retribution and Section 3 quietly became something of the past and has not been used since the post-war years.

The neutering of Section 3 is illustrated by the 1874 national elections. Democrats won the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives that year. Ninety-two democrats were elected to office; 51 were Confederate veterans.

Additionally, in the post-war years leading up to the turn of the century, 63 former Confederates became U.S. Senators.

None of the Senators or House members were charged with insurrection.

As for Colorado, they had their own Confederate Senator. Charles S. Thomas was born in Georgia, fought for the Confederacy, and took up residence in Colorado after the war. He served as a Colorado U.S. Senator for eight years.

All this history was readily available to the judges, as it was to this author. But hate alters reality and judgment, which is clearly demonstrated in this ruling.

In my view, Colorado’s Supreme Court ruling is breathtakingly foolish, seriously flawed, politically motivated and shows a willing participation in election interference by the judges. The U.S. Supreme Court must smack the ruling down quickly and unambiguously.

Gary P. Morris is chairman of the Gila County Republican Party.

GCRC on KMOG Radio

We are on the radio!! KMOG Country Radio Payson, AZ radio Monday, December 11, 2023. The show starts at 9 am on KMOG 1420 AM or 103.3 FM. #GCRC #gilagop #republican

Letters to the Editor: Keep Gila County Red Event a Success!

I want to say a big thank you to all of the community members, competitors, candidates, volunteers, vendors, DJ Dino and the Gila County Republican Committee leadership for making the First Annual Chili & Salsa Cook-Off a huge success! The event was held at the Gila County Republican Committee headquarters with about 250 people on hand. “Keep Gila County Red” was the theme and attendees had the opportunity to meet several candidates, register to vote and hear about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Anyone wanting more information about future events please stop by the office at 438 S. Beeline Highway in Payson, follow the Gila County Republican Committee on Facebook or go to

Lori Mills, Payson

Letters to the Editor: Biden’s Neglect of Israel Unforgivable

White Mountain Independent Newspaper  Oct 20, 2023

The Hamas invasion of Israel was not to overthrow a government but to kill every Jew they could find, all 9 million Israelis if they could! More than 1,000 innocents have been killed, including women and girls raped and then killed, and in the kibbutz of Kfar Aza, 40 babies were slaughtered, some beheaded.

Don’t believe it? All the evidence is on video broadcast by Hamas.

It was the largest mass killing of Jews since the Nazi Holocaust. And the dead included nearly three dozen Americans, with others kidnapped.

And we now know Iran supported and funded the ongoing massacre because Hamas leadership publicly thanked Iran for that assistance. Yet, President Biden, now more than a week into the war, has refused to publicly identify Iran as the chief supporter for the massacres. Nor did he publicly warn Iran that if any of the American hostages are killed, Iran will pay a severe price.


Further, Biden, with all the ongoing brutality and killing in Israel, continued to strongly defend his administration’s planned release of $6 billion to Iran. How stupid can one be?

The $6 billion should be commandeered and given to Israel.

And it has been revealed that the Biden administration has suspended many other sanctions that have allowed $70 billion to flow into Iran. Much goes to fund terrorism.

The Biden administration has already tried to interrupt Israel’s destruction of Hamas by approaching Turkey, which shelters Hamas members, just three days after the massacre and asked them to negotiate a cease-fire. That would be like asking a school shooter to stop killing until the police arrive.

By Day 6, Biden was next publicly pushing Israel to slow down the attacks on Hamas for humanitarian reasons.

Incomprehensible lack of leadership, and Biden’s failure continues.

More than a month ago, an Iranian spy ring was discovered in Washington with Iranian spies at the Pentagon and the State Department and included Biden’s own “special envoy” to Iran. The Biden administration tried to hush it up.

A true leader would already have an American naval fleet blockading all ship traffic coming out and going into Iran.

Biden’s delays in leadership continued. The president delayed his dispatch of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who finally arrived in Israel six days after the attacks started.

Other countries immediately sent military aircraft to Israel to evacuate their citizens. Not Biden. Private groups are now chartering planes to evacuate Americans.

Biden has been dangerously lacking in projecting strength and leadership to the world and has failed to respond to crisis events quickly and properly. And the bad guys around the globe are taking advantage of this weakness and threatening the world.

America now faces a two-front international conflict scenario, one in Europe with Ukraine/Russia and one in the Middle East with Israel/Hamas. All caused by Biden’s lack of international leadership. Will a China–Taiwan conflict be a third front? Probably.

Under the Biden and democratic leadership (or lack of), our military has gone woke and is the weakest since World War II. Our military cannot meet recruitment goals and Biden is reducing the special forces by 10%. Munitions supply for the two wars cannot be replenished fast enough, thanks to the Biden administration.

Take notice. Today, the United States is at an extremely dangerous and weak place.

The United States must fully support Israel and allow them to completely eradicate the entire Hamas organization in a manner similar to how Donald Trump destroyed ISIS. Biden cannot be allowed to interfere with Israel’s operational and strategic goals in this conflict.

The Biden administration is collapsing, and President Biden needs to be replaced.

Voters going into the 2024 elections should understand that the Biden appeasement philosophy goes all the way down to local democratic candidates. None should be elected.

Gary P. Morris is chairman of the Gila County Republican Party.