Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wasatch County Central Committee Meeting: June 4, 2015

May 19, 2015

Wasatch County Republican Leaders,

The school year is coming to a close, and summer activities and vacations are quickly approaching. We realize that this is a busy time for everyone, but we need to hold our quarterly Wasatch County Central Committee Meeting. We will meet on Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 PM at the Wasatch County Senior Center (465 E. 1200 S., Heber City). Each precinct chair and precinct vice-chair is expected to attend. We want to ensure that we will have a quorum so that we can conduct business. We ask that you please RSVP as soon as possible by emailing me at 

I am excited to work together with you to strengthen the Republican Party in Wasatch County. I look forward to meeting with you on June 4th.

Best Regards,

Morgan Murdock, County Party Chair

Wasatch County GOP Central Committee Agenda

DATE:  Thursday, June 4, 2015
PLACE: Wasatch County Senior Center, 465 E. 1200 S., Heber City, UT 84032
TIME:  7:00pm

1.      Welcome                                                              Chairman Morgan Murdock
2.      Prayer                                                                   TBD
3.      Pledge of Allegiance                                            TBD
4.      Adoption of Agenda                                            Chairman Morgan Murdock
5.      Approval of Minutes                                            Secretary Marge Carlile
6.      Officer Reports                                                    Chairman Morgan Murdock
                                                                               Vice Chair Jim Green
                                                                               Secretary Marge Carlile
                                                                               Treasurer Brent Titcomb
7.      Approve newly appointed precinct officers         Chairman Morgan Murdock
8.      Information about Wasatch County                     School Board President, Blaik Baird
School District bond proposal for new schools
Q & A      
9.      Update on Senate Bill 54                                      Chairman Morgan Murdock
10.  Attendance bylaw & procedures                          Secretary Marge Carlile
11.  Calendar Items                                                      Secretary Marge Carlile         
12.  Adjourn                                                    

Wasatch GOP Calendar - Updates available at
Wednesday, June 24th                  Utah Primary Election
Saturday, August 15                     Utah Republican State Organizing Convention (all state delegates)
Tuesday, September 22                County Central Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 12              County Central Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Message from New County GOP Chair, Morgan Murdock

Message from New County GOP Chair, Morgan Murdock

Dear Citizens of Wasatch County,

I am very excited about this new opportunity to serve as chair of the Wasatch County Republican Party. I appreciate having been able to serve as the vice-chair under the leadership of Aaron Gabrielson. As many of you know, Aaron is passionate about politics and is an energetic leader. He has done much for the Party (creating and maintaining this website, posting regular updates on social media, engaging in fundraising efforts, organizing precinct information, conducting many county meetings and conventions, and much more). We thank Aaron for his dedicated service!

I am grateful for the opportunity I have had to work with the other members of the Executive Committee: Kim Powell, Betty Smedley, and Brent Titcomb. I have learned much from each of them and thank them for their dedicated service to the Party. Betty was recognized at the Convention for 10+ years of service in the Party. What a great example she has been and continues to be to the citizens of our community. We extend a special thank you to Betty for her many years of service!

I want to thank all those who took time on the beautiful Saturday morning of March 28 to attend the County Party Organizing Convention. It was so encouraging to see over 100 in attendance. We appreciate Governor Herbert, Representative Chaffetz, and all other elected officials who attended the Convention to show their support of Wasatch County.

I applaud all those who had the willingness and courage to run for an office, and I congratulate those who won the elections. I look forward to working with the new members of the County Party Executive Committee: Jim Green (Vice-Chair), Marge Carlile (Secretary), Steve Capson (Representative to the State Central Committee), and Brent Titcomb (Treasurer). Brent has also served in this capacity for a number of years and willingly continues to serve. Each of these individuals brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. 

Kim Powell continues to serve diligently as the current Representative to the State Central Committee. She will serve in this position until after the Party State Convention on August 15, after which Steve will be seated. We thank Kim for her tireless efforts attending state and county meetings and assisting with the many details of Neighborhood Caucus Elections, Lincoln Day Breakfasts, Conventions, and other County Party events.

For those who do not know me, I am a sixth grade teacher in the Wasatch County School District. My wife, Heather, and I have seven children (McKaylah, Mosiah, Jefferson, Hunter, Elias, Jessie, and Asia). We love living in this valley and are so grateful for the friends we have made and for the many opportunities Wasatch County has provided for us to learn, grow, and serve. 

We have lived in Heber for eight years, and we have enjoyed learning more about our roots in this valley. My third great-grandfather, Joseph Stacy Murdock, was one of the early settlers, and he did what he could to help establish a peaceful community. During the ongoing Blackhawk War, Joseph found ways to serve the local Ute Indian Chief Tabby. Joseph and others provided a feast for the Chief and some of his people, and he was able to negotiate a peace treaty. This was one of the major turning points which helped bring an end to the conflict. From this historical experience I learn that as we show respect, serve, and engage in open dialogue with others, we can address any conflicts and challenges that arise.

For the past two years, I have enjoyed serving as the County Party Vice-Chair, and as a county and state delegate. I have also previously served as a precinct chair. Over the years, I have spent countless hours studying various county and state issues, speaking with candidates and elected officials, and attending county and state meetings and conventions. During this process, I have learned so much and have gained a greater appreciation for our freedoms, for Wasatch County, for the state of Utah, and for this country. I want to build upon the efforts and successes of previous Wasatch County Party officers and continue to expand and strengthen our County Party. I will continue to promote responsible government and the principles of the Party Platform.  

I am excited about all that the Party can accomplish in Wasatch County as we remain focused on the principles of the Party Platform, as we dialogue about important issues, and as we seek opportunities to serve in the community. Despite the various challenges in the county, state, and nation, I am optimistic. There is much work to be done as we prepare for the 2016 election cycle. We will rely on the knowledge, expertise, and service of the officers and delegates in each precinct. I encourage all citizens to register to vote, to become informed about the candidates and issues, and to get involved in the grassroots efforts. I look forward to meeting you and working with you.

I encourage you to sign up for email updates from this website. Please feel free to contact me via email or phone at any time with questions, concerns, or suggestions. 

Best Regards,

Morgan Murdock
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