Libertarian Party of Arizona

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Libertarian Party of Arizona
Senate leader None
House leader None
Founded 1971
Headquarters 4635 S. Lakeshore Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282
Ideology Libertarianism
National affiliation Libertarian Party (United States)
Colors a shade of Blue; Yellow
Seats in the Upper House
0 / 30
Seats in the Lower House
0 / 60

The Libertarian Party of Arizona is the Arizona affiliate of the Libertarian Party. As of 2017, the state chairman is Michael Kielsky, with John Buttrick as the first vice chairman.[1] As of 2017, there were 32,191 registered libertarians in Arizona.[2]

Current Elected Officials[edit]

  • Levi Tappan, Page City Council (elected Nov 2013)[3]
  • Scott Stewart, Pima County Community College Board
  • Ruth E. Bennett, Continental Elementary School District Board

Election History[edit]

The party struggled to field candidates in 2016 due to a dramatic increase in signature requirements by state Republicans to limit Libertarians on the ballot.[4] However, Libertarian Justice of the Peace Candidate Gregory Kelly was able to overcome the new signature requirements to get on the ballot, and achieved 25,356 votes (31.56%) in the Highland District race.[5]

The Libertarian party's most successful candidate in 2014 by both percentage and votes was Maricopa County Assessor candidate Becca Kielsky with 208,394, or 29.26% of the votes. The most successful candidate in 2012 by both percentage and votes was Maricopa County Attorney candidate Michael Kielsky with 288,281, or 27.55% of the votes.

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