Tom Morrissey for State Committee Chairman

Tomorrow, Saturday, 1/22/2011, Arizona State Committeemen will attend the Republican State Committee election to vote for the State Chairman. If you are not aware, Bruce Ash had to step down due to health issues.

Gilbert Watch joins many other conservatives in supporting Tom Morrissey.

In addition to many TEA Party groups across Arizona, I am also informed that the following endorse Tom’s candidacy:

Sen. Russell Pearce
Thayer Verschoor, Exec. Dir., Pachyderm Coalition
Don Goldwater, Chairman, Pachyderm Coalition
Diane Douglas, Secretary, Pachyderm Coalition, Peoria School Board
Sal DiCiccio, Phoenix City Councilman
Rob Haney, Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee
Marne Haney

Vision Statement – Tom Morrissey
As the conservative candidate for Arizona State Republican Chairman, I am firmly convinced that an abrupt change in course is required to take on the Democrat challenge in 2012. Therefore, I have stepped forward for the office of Chairman, bringing considerable skills, decades of contacts, and unbounded passion to this position. With my leadership, we will expand our 2010 legislative victories and assist conservative candidates for county, municipal and school board positions across our great state.

City elections are just a few months away, and we have already lost precious time in this effort. In 2010, the wind was at our backs and the Democrats did not see us coming. We can”t count on the general political atmosphere to be so favorable two years from now. We need a statewide effort to consolidate our gains and achieve even greater successes.

First and foremost, we will succeed only by blending the political savvy and institutional memory of our dedicated long-standing conservative Precinct Committeemen with the passion and vigor demonstrated by our newly elected members from the Tea Party movement. Secondly, we must raise the necessary financial resources to get our principled, positive message to the average voter being bombarded by our opponents in the main stream media. Your input of time and treasure are critical as we build on the successes of 2010 and create historic victories across our state in 2011 and 2012.

To that end, we must put in place a new and much more sophisticated communications strategy if we are to succeed in the next election. The old way of doing business — selling half-truths, calling in favors, and pulling out the same old last-minute tactics in a community that hardly knows us – will not cut it with today”s skeptical voters. We must rely on the advances of technology, heavier community involvement, social networking and the whole spectrum of fundraising methods to win this battle.

We are in the fight of our lives to protect our Constitution, our individual freedoms and restore a bright future for our children and grandchildren. We must win national, state and local leadership positions, or be doomed to the socialist state we see coming. Our very survival as the light on the hill is at stake and it is critical that we surprise the opposition with a much better process than we have utilized in the past. Good is no longer good enough. Best is what we must achieve.

Based on my experience, knowledge and vision, I am the right choice at the right time for the job. I will hit the ground running with a plan and the energy to carry it to a fruitful conclusion. We all want our country back and we want our liberty back. I promise to serve you, the backbone of this great Party, with the full measure of my time and energy, and I respectfully ask for your vote.

Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit. Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children”s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. Ronald Reagan

Bachelor of Arts Law Enforcement Administration (magna cum laude) Ottawa University Graduate Studies Master in Public Administration (Certified Public Manager) Arizona State University
1975 – 1995 United States Marshals Service, Retired as Chief Deputy US Marshal District of Arizona
1996- 2008 Chief of the Office of Special Investigations Arizona Department of Economic Security

Precinct Committeeman Various Districts1995 – present
First Vice Chair LD 6 1999 – 2001
District Chairman LD 20 2001- 2006

I have supported and provided fundraising events for several elected officials’ campaigns – most recently for J.D. Hayworth, David Schweikert and Bill Montgomery.

I currently serve as the Chairman of the Maricopa County Merit Commission

Instructor and practitioner of Chinese internal martial arts for 30 years.
Professional musician, songwriter, author and film producer.
Resident of Arizona since 1986, married to Kristine Morrissey. We have 5 children, 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild.