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Arizona Libertarian Party

AZLP

Chairperson Michael Severin
Vice-Chair Warren Kielsky (1st Vice-Chair)
Eavid Euchner (2nd Vice-Chair)
Treasurer Joe Cobb
Warren Severin (Asst. Treas.)
Secretary David B. Schlosser
Ed Vallejo (Asst. Scty.)

LNC Region 1

Founded NA
Address 4802 E. Ray Rd., #23-255
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(602) 248-8425

Website http://www.azlp.org/
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The Libertarian Party of Arizona is the Arizona affiliate of the Libertarian Party. As of 2012, the state chair is Warren Severin, while former state chair Michael Kielsky is the First Vice Chair.

HistoryEdit

The Arizona Libertarian Party has had a contentious, controversial history. For a time in the 1990s, there were two organizations claiming to be the official state party, one basing its claim on recognition by the national LP and the other on state laws governing the organization of recognized political parties given that the state LP had recently qualified for recognition. In the 2000 election, Arizona declined to endorse the party's presidential nominee, Harry Browne, instead putting L. Neil Smith on the ballot as its nominee.

Between the November election in 2008 and April 1, 2009 the number of voters registered as Libertarians in Arizona, rose 11.6%, for a total of 20,256 voters [1]. Currently the party needs to have 20,587 (331 more) registrations by November 2009 in order to have automatic ballot access in 2010. The number needed equals two-thirds of 1% of total voter registrations, so the necessary requirement fluctuates [2].

As of June 1, 2010 the number of registered Libertarians in the state of Arizona was 24,328 - well over the minimum - 20,624 - required to remain a recognized party. http://www.azsos.gov/election/voterreg/2010-06-01.pdf Five of the state's 15 counties also have county ballot access. Of the others Santa Cruz County is closest to gaining county ballot access needing only a handful more registered Libertarians. A by-mail effort is underway to register the needed number - 145.

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