State Board

Chairman - Howard Blitz
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Howard Blitz is an adjunct faculty member with Arizona Western College teaching Arizona and U.S. Constitution. He is the Founder/Director of The Freedom Library that provides scholarships to those who participate in The Freedom Library Education and Scholarship Program by having the opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship by completing the 12 – week class offered by The Freedom Library in the U.S. Constitution and economics. Howard is a retired State Farm Insurance agent operating his agency from 1976 to 2014.

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 - Mike Shipley

Secretary - Jeff Daniels
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Born in Providence, RI, I grew up in Massachusetts, I have been an Arizona resident for 26 years and a Libertarian for 24 years. I became involved with the Maricopa LP and AZLP in 1994 as secretary of both. I have been happily married for 27 years with 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.
As I grew tired of City government control/overreach in Phoenix, I moved to an area outside of Payson, close to Christopher Creek. My wife and I then originally organized the Gila County LP in 2002.
I am presently the Financial Officer (Treasurer) of our local Fire District. I volunteer at our local Bible Fellowship as Audio/Video Technician/Ministry. I am also the Chair of the Gila County Libertarians and am now Secretary of the Arizona Libertarian Party.
As a business owner of 3 water utilities, We regularly deal with the AZCC, ADEQ, ADWR, Gila County, Etc…
If you take the time to research and Vote Libertarian, I personally thank you. I takes a lot to realize that what you have been accustomed to, might not be the best answer for all and simple non-aggression principles can work. We are all individuals and need to work with each other.

Assistant Secretary - Emily Goldberg


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.

Assistant Treasurer - Marge Tendler