The mission for the Yuma County Republican Committee (GOP) is, first and foremost, to win the elections of conservative candidates at the local, state and national level through hard and organized work of our Precinct Committeemen. 


Our vision is to strengthen Yuma’s conservative values by keeping Yuma County red (Republican) through being a constant presence and support in our community and by bringing education on how the Republican values match with the conservative values that many espouse.


Our Yuma County GOP leadership is open and willing to meet with all groups and offer assistance in any capacity. This includes training, providing information and documentation, planning and carrying out events, emphasizing unity and making PCs successful in their goals.


Our Precinct Committeemen (PCs) are the heart and soul of our Republican conservative movement. We appreciate them for their hard work, their ingenuity and their passion. Our group is growing, but there is always room for more. Join us: YumaGOP.com/precinct-committeemen


We strengthen our conservative base through voter registration at many events, candidate and election education, and reaching out to many parts of our community via our committees that we have formed to be inclusive to minorities and other groups.


We foster an atmosphere of teamwork and unity where all conservative and independent groups can come together to assist in getting good people elected to offices at the Local, State, and Federal level to represent all individuals in our Country.


Following our Bylaws and keeping our monthly meetings concise and productive, we will work to expand our conservative American ideals through open, public, inclusive, and transparent education and debate.


We facilitate our goals through email, monthly meetings, events and dinners, debates, radio and TV, Facebook (Yuma County Republican Party), our website (Yumagop.com) and other social and media formats.

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Other Volunteers

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Our monthly meetings are mainly for our Precinct Committeemen, but are open to those that want to become a Republican and Republicans who wish to become more active in our party by becoming a Precinct Committeemen.


Examples of Committees we have formed include:

  • ­ Hispanic and Minority Outreach Committee
  • ­ Young Republican Committee
  • ­ Get Out The Vote Committee


We believe every eligible US citizen should vote and be afforded the opportunity to be informed through open public debates, other printed media, and online factual information that has not been censored.


We will organize debates in the Yuma community for local and state candidates before each General Election to ensure that the public and voters are informed.


The First and Second Amendments are vital to us being a free Country and we pledge to support those ideals that have been our bedrock for over a century.


A strong family is the cornerstone of making our country strong. Parental choice and advocacy in schools and education make our society better and help develop informed children for the future.


We believe in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.



Alvan E. Bovar
Horace Greeley
Abraham Lincoln
Henry J. Raymond
John C. Frémont
Francis P. Blair
Edward D. Morgan
Amos Tuck
Salmon P. Chase
Ronald Reagan
Donald Trump
This Democratic editorial cartoon links John C. Frémont to other radical movements including temperance, feminism, Fourierism, free love, Catholicism and abolition

On July 6, 1854, just after the anniversary of the nation, an anti-slavery state convention was held in Jackson, Michigan. The hot day forced the large crowd outside to a nearby oak grove. At this “Under the Oaks Convention” the first statewide candidates were selected for what would become the Republican Party.

United by desire to abolish slavery, it was in Jackson that the Platform of the Under the Oaks Convention read: “…we will cooperate and be known as REPUBLICANS…” Prior to July, smaller groups had gathered in intimate settings like the schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin. However, the meeting in Jackson would be the first ever mass gathering of the Republican Party.

The name “Republican” was chosen, alluding to Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican Party and conveying a commitment to the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The diversity of our party must be recognized as the party of the people. For nearly 200 years, the Republican Party has been the leader in movements endorsing free speech, abolishing slavery, supporting issues such as women’s rights, free enterprise, lowering taxes and creating sustainable energies and economies.


Though popularized in a Thomas Nast cartoon, the GOP’s elephant symbol originated during the 1860 campaign, as a symbol of Republican strength. Republicans envisioned “free soil, free speech, free labor.” Under the leadership of President Abraham Lincoln, the GOP became the Party of the Union as well.

President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, but it was the entire Republican Party who freed the slaves. The 1864 Republican National Convention called for the abolition of slavery, and Congressional Republicans passed the 13th Amendment unanimously, with only a few Democrat votes.

The early women’s rights movement was solidly Republican, as it was a continuation of abolitionism. They were careful not to be overly partisan, but as did Susan B. Anthony, most suffragists favored the GOP. The 19th Amendment was written by a Republican senator and garnered greater support from Republicans than from Democrats.


Low taxes, sound money, regulatory restraint: these were among the commonsense economic policies established by the GOP that brought about decades of prosperity after the Civil War. 

Republicans encouraged innovation and rule of law. Buttressed by Republican control in Congress, the McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and Taft administrations cleared away obstacles to economic growth. 

President Dwight Eisenhower and congressional Republicans appreciated the fact that the private sector, not government, is the engine of wealth creation. With his bold tax-cutting agenda, President Ronald Reagan revived the economy after years of Democrat malaise.


Theodore Roosevelt embodies our Party’s traditional concern for the environment, but the Republican commitment to the environment actually goes back much further than that. For example, the world’s first national park, Yellowstone, was established during the Ulysses Grant administration.

President Eisenhower advocated groundbreaking civil rights legislation and vigorously enforced the Brown v Board of Education decision, sending the 101st Airborne to Little Rock when chaos erupted following integration at Central High.

Ronald Reagan explained the difference between Democrats and Republicans in a way that cannot be improved upon: “Two visions of the future, two fundamentally different ways of governing – their government of pessimism, fear, and limits, or ours of hope, confidence, and growth. Their government sees people only as members of groups. Ours serves all the people of America as individuals.

President George H.W. Bush championed community and volunteer organizations and the tremendous power they have for doing good. He famously described them as “a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.”

In the first decade of the 21st century, President George W. Bush made an unprecedented commitment to helping those in need beyond our shores through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), an aid program for countries devastated by HIV/AIDS. Since its inception, PEPFAR has saved over a million lives and currently provides over 5 million people with life-saving treatments.


President Reagan and President George H.W. Bush led western democracies to victory over Soviet tyranny in the Cold War. The George W. Bush administration maintained the military second-to-none and projected that power in the fight against international terrorism.


Drawing inspiration from our Party’s history, today’s Republicans believe individuals, not government, make the best decisions; all people are entitled to equal rights; and decisions are best made close to home. At the state level, the nation’s thirty Republican governors are making government more effective and efficient, spurring economic growth and striving to put more power in the hands of the people.

Nationally, Republicans recognize that the slow, bloated, top-down Washington bureaucracy is out-of-date in the 21st century. Our Party works to give Americans more choices—in healthcare, in education, in energy, and in the economy—and to free individuals and families from the intrusive overreach of federal bureaucrats.

The Party’s core principles of freedom and equal opportunity are as relevant today as at our founding, and they are the roadmap for American renewal in a new and interconnected world.