Tag Archives: Libertarian Party of Arizona

Caryn Ann Harlos: Arizona Ballot Access and Denial of Preliminary Injunction

By Caryn Ann Harlos, originally published earlier today at American Third Party Report

UnknownA 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 ...

LP.org: Elected Libertarian Levi Tappan working to cut city spending and taxes

From LP.org:

Posted on Oct 23, 2013

Libertarian Levi Tappan, City Councilman, Page, AZSince winning his election for city council in Page, Ariz., on May 21, 2013, Libertarian Levi Tappan has been moving fast to promote economic growth by cutting government spending and taxes.

Tappan played a key role in eliminating the town’s water development fee, which all homeowners must pay when they sign up for new water service.… 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 ...

LP: Libertarian Levi Tappan wins city council election in Page, AZ

Posted on lp.org on May 22nd: 
Levi Tappan
Levi Tappan,
LP Arizona
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.

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LP: Libertarian Levi Tappan hopes to cut millions in Page, AZ, spending and debt

The following is a May 13th post from lp.org: 
posted by Staff on May 13, 2013
Levi Tappan
Levi Tappan,
LP Arizona
2013 Candidate
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.

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Arizona: 4-way U.S. Senate candidates’ debate set for Sept. 26

Posted at Libertarian Party blog by David Nolan:

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 ...

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 David Nolan: ‘Arizona’s U.S. Senate Race Offers a Unique Opportunity’

David Nolan at Libertarian Party blog:

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 ...

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 ...