A few weeks ago, the US District Court for the District of Arizona issued it’s Order denying the request of the Arizona Libertarian Party (AZLP) for an injunction regarding legislation that tremendously increased the threshold burden for its write-in candidates in its closed primary.… Read more ...
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 ...
Elected in May 2013
to Page City Council
The city council of Page, Ariz., has a new member fighting to cut millions of dollars in spending and decrease taxes, thereby promoting new economic growth. Libertarian Levi Tappan, a lifelong resident of the city, received 816 votes (23.3 percent), the highest vote total among six candidates competing for three open seats.
for Page City Council
Levi Tappan spends most evenings going door to door, talking to people, shaking hands, and planting yard signs — all while spreading his Libertarian message of slashing millions in city spending and debt.
KTVK-3TV in Phoenix has scheduled a debate that will include all four of Arizona’s ballot-qualified U.S. Senate candidates: John McCain, Rodney Glassman, (Green -p) Jerry Joslyn and myself. It will run without commercial interruption from 6pm to 7pm on Sunday, Sept. 26. This is most likely the only debate that McCain will agree to participate in.… Read more ...
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.
Perhaps more than any other contest this year, the battle for the seat currently held by John McCain offers an opportunity to contrast the ideas of liberty with the big-government philosophy that now dominates the GOP.
Arizona held its primary election on August 24, and the results are interesting, to say the least.… Read more ...
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%
This race was unusual in the amount of attention it received.… Read more ...