Executive Committee

Chairman - John Buttrick
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Judge Buttrick was appointed to the Arizona bench in 2001 by a Republican Governor following stints on the Libertarian National Committee and as Chair of the National Platform Committee in the late 1990s. Buttrick also ran as a Libertarian for Governor of Arizona and for the Arizona House of Representatives in 1994 and 1998 respectively. Following his appointment to the bench, Judge Buttrick was twice retained by the voters in retention election in 2004 and 2008. In August 2012, Judge Buttrick resigned his position as an Arizona Superior Court Judge to accept a position as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Arizona.

Secretary - Mike Shipley
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I am currently the National Chair of Outright Libertarians, a national LGBT advocacy group within the Libertarian Party, I also serve as Secretary of the Maricopa County LIbertarian Party, and I was the founder of the Povertarian Caucus. My passion is to spread the message of Liberty to the LGBT community. Professionally, I have worked in aerospace manufacturing, lighting design, production management. I'm also an avid graphic designer.

Treasurer - Robert Allen Pepiton
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Robert Pepiton is a 15 year resident of LD27, graduating from Cesar Chavez High School in 2006, proceeding into Military service in the United States Army as a Military Police officer. He then attended Glendale Community College and Arizona State University becoming a Deans list student earning a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Criminology. He currently works at a small family owned dairy within LD27.

1st Vice Chair - Jonathan Winder
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Jonathan Winder is an adventure seeker and fiercely independent thinker. He has a passion for further development of county affiliates across the state of Arizona in supporting the Arizona Libertarian Party.


2nd Vice Chair - Kevin McCormick
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Kevin McCormick grew up in Ohio and moved to Arizona in 2002 after graduating from Ohio University.  Just like many other residents of Arizona he fell in love with the state and has made the state his home for the last 16 years. Kevin never felt comfortable with the policies and actions of the major political parties.  He believes in small government, lower taxes and the individual’s right to live their life free of government interference.  After watching the established parties raise taxes, grow the size of government every year and attack individual freedom he joined the Libertarian Party.  He was one of the candidates for President of the United States in 2016 before losing the nomination the Gary Johnson.