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We are the local affiliate of America’s third largest political party, the Libertarian Party.


Gila County Libertarian Party Supports Two Candidates for Payson Town Council, Recommends “YES” Vote on All Three Referenda

The Libertarian Party is proud to endorse and support the candidacy of Libertarian Jeffrey Aal in his candidacy for Payson town council.  The Libertarian Party also favors the candidacy of Jim Ferris for town council. Read more.


Payson Residents: Are you ready for the August 28th elections?

The Gila County Libertarian Party urges Payson residents to become informed about the issues and candidates on the upcoming August 28th ballot. Up for vote are mayor, three town council seats, and three ballot initiatives/propositions.

Staring the last week of July, each household in Payson with one or more registered voters will receive by snail mail an official “Publicity Pamphlet.” This contains the full text of each Proposition and any arguments submitted for or against. We urge you to review this pamphlet prior to voting.

This is an all-mail election and deadline to register to vote is 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 30. Ballots will start arriving in your mailbox the first week in August. For more information on how to register to vote or to request an absentee ballot, contact the Gila County Recorder’s Office at 800-291-4452 or 928-474-7139.

We urge you to become informed about the two mayoral candidates and the seven town council candidates, and to cast your votes accordingly.  The Payson Roundup has prepared the following profiles for each of the candidates.

Mayor: Craig Swartwood and Tom Morrissey.

Town Council:

Jeffrey Aal Kim Chittick Shirley Dye Jim Ferris
Dave Golembewski Chris Higgins Hallie Overman-Jackman

Ballot Issues:

The Gila County Libertarian Party endorses a “YES” vote on all three initiatives:

  • Proposition 400 (Home Rule)
  • Proposition 401 (Voter approval of certain long-term leases)
  • Proposition 402 (Voter approval of certain bond issuances)

For more information on the ballot issues, please visit TransparentPayson.org.


Gila County AZ LP Outreach at Payson Rodeo

The Gila County (Arizona) Libertarian Party hosted a three-day voter outreach/registration booth at the Gary Hardt Memorial Spring Rodeo, held at the Payson Event Center from May 17 – 19. The rodeo featured over 200 professional rodeo contestants. This was a PRCA sanctioned rodeo with all events from bareback riding to bull riding.

This was the Gila AZ LP’s first try at an outreach event such as this and it was a great success!

Gilza AZ LP Outreach Booth

Read more.


What is a Libertarian?

Core principles generally held by Libertarians include:

  • Individual liberty
  • Personal responsibility
  • Free market economy
  • Peace and prosperity
  • Very limited government
  • The inalienable right to keep and bear arms

You can see the official Libertarian Party position on key issues here.


Am I a Libertarian?

Want to find out if maybe you are a libertarian? Take The World’s Smallest Political Quiz and find out!


Voter Registration Information

In Arizona, it’s quick and easy to register to vote or to re-register as a Libertarian voter. For more information, click here.


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Your Libertarian Party membership sends a clear signal to the Rs and Ds that you want better, and demand better, from our electoral system and that you support liberty-focused ideas and solutions. Your membership dues help fund our critical outreach and projects.

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Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at:

Tiny’s Restaurant
600 E. Highway 260
Payson AZ 85541

Come at 6:30 pm if you would like to order food or drink. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

For more information please email [email protected]