Tag Archives: Barry Hess

Third Party Candidates Participate in Arizona Gubernatorial Forum

(The following was originally published in AZCentral.)

With less than two months until early voting begins for the Aug. 26 primary election, Arizona’s gubernatorial candidates are working to distinguish themselves.

Nine candidates participated Friday in a forum hosted by The Arizona We Want Institute. Each was given 15 minutes to answer questions related to education, job creation, environmental issues, infrastructure, healthcare and youth.… Read more ...

Some Arizona Republican Legislators Admit They Passed Election Restriction to Keep Libertarians Off Ballot

From Ballot Access News, June 19th:

The East Valley Tribune, which covers the eastern Phoenix suburbs, has this article about HB 2305, an election law bill sitting on the Governor’s desk which makes it very difficult for members of small qualified parties to get on their own party primary ballots.… Read more ...

David Nolan: Three-minute statement to Arizona voters

David Nolan at Libertarian Party blog:

FOX-11 in Tucson ran this three-minute statement on Sunday; they offered every candidate for a major office the opportunity to do this, but surprisingly few took advantage of it! The media in Arizona give Libertarians better coverage than in most states, partly because we’ve earned it!… Read more ...

Arizona Libertarian Barry Hess: Please Help Us Take The Freedom Option to the Air(Waves)

Email from Barry Hess:

Dear Friends, Family and Supporters;

A MAJOR shift has occurred in the thinking of Arizonans in the final weeks of the campaign. 35% of the voters remain undecided and their hesitation seems to stem from their obvious displeasure with BOTH the Republicans and the Democrats. I predict that it will only take 35% to WIN back Arizona and the interim Governor’s support is dropping like a rock as more and more people are seeing through the deceptions of SB1070–they’re realizing it doesn’t have anything to do with border security.… Read more ...

AZ: Libertarian Barry Hess calls for “paring down government” in gubernatorial debate


From AZ Central:

Hess, a currency trader from Glendale, has sought to win public office for years. Over the past decade, he has run for governor and senator, and even sought the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president in 2002.

On Wednesday, he clearly articulated the differences between himself and his opponents, occasionally providing some levity with well-crafted lines.

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Libertarian Barry Hess Secures Gubernatorial Nomination in AZ

Results are in from the 4-way race for the Libertarian Party gubernatorial nomination in Arizona. Barry Hess, who has run statewide as a Libertarian in the past, secured the nomination tonight. Results will continue to be updated here.

  • Barry Hess: 44.95% 828
  • Bruce Olson: 20.74% 382               


  •  Ron Cavanaugh: 16.12% 297
  • Alvin Ray Yount: 8.25%  




  • Write-in: 9.93%  


This race was unusual in the amount of attention it received.… Read more ...

Arizona: Gubernatorial Candidates Cry ‘Foul’ on Citizen’s Clean Elections Commission

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

For Immediate Release: Phoenix AZ, August 3, 2010: 3 candidates in the Arizona governor’s race charge that the CCEC does not adhere to its publically groomed image of “champion of the little guy” and “leveler of the playing field”.

In a joint complaint sent to the Citizen’s Clean Elections Committee today, Libertarian Gubernatorial candidates Barry Hess, Ron Cavanaugh and Bruce Olson leveled a number of questions at the CCEC regarding the apparent disparity between the CCEC sponsored Republican and Libertarian debates, citing a 50% difference in the length of time and a lack of pre-event promotion of the Libertarian debate by the CCEC even though both debates had the same number of candidates.… Read more ...

Boston Tea Party endorses Libertarian Barry Hess for Governor: “Restoring Freedom for Arizonans”

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Darryl Perry, Boston Tea Party National Committee Chair. Barry Hess is seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for Governor of Arizona and has run for office several times as a Libertarian.

By a vote of 5-1 (with 1 not voting) the Boston Tea Party National
Committee endorsed Libertarian Barry Hess for Governor of Arizona.… Read more ...

Arizona Republic: ‘Hess stands out as Libertarian governor hopeful’

The Arizona Republic:

Of all the offices for which Libertarian Barry Hess previously has campaigned, this race for governor, this year, would seem to be his time.

National sentiments seem to be blowing strongly in the direction of Libertarian ideals. Fast-growing national debt, the prospect of higher taxes, exponentially greater federal regulatory controls over private enterprises like health care and finance – voter concern about all these issues and others would seem to play to the hand of advocates of the free market.

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Nominations and Seconds for Chair Candidates

The nomination process for chair candidates is their last chance to speak to delegates and to have proxies speak about them to delegates. The speeches occurred in random order.

Wayne Root was nominated first, by Indianapolis City Councilman Ed Coleman of Indiana, the Libertarian Party’s highest elected official currently. He said that Root was “the spark” the Libertarian Party needed.… Read more ...

Arizona Libertarian Party platform on immigration

Posted at http://www.azlp.org/platform.php#border_issues. For background on why this is being posted, see the discussion here, here, and here. Also somewhat related, see this,
this, this, and this.

THE ISSUE: A badly flawed Federal immigration policy has led to the deaths of many would-be Americans in the Arizona deserts, trespass onto private property and state preserve lands, and forced Arizona citizens to shoulder both the humanitarian and financial cost of nominally “closed,” but actually open and unregulated borders.… Read more ...

Arizona Libertarian Barry Hess and others to appear on Liberty Cap Talk Live

According to wikipedia,

Barry J. Hess, II is an investor and United States Libertarian Party activist. He was the Libertarian Party of Arizona candidate for U.S. Senate from Arizona in 2000 finishing 4th of 4 with 70,724 votes (5.06%), and the Libertarian candidate for Governor of Arizona in 2002 (4th of 4 – 1.66%) and 2006 (3rd of 3 – 1.97%).… Read more ...