State Board

Chairman - Howard Blitz
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
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

I have been an Arizona resident for 27 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 was the Financial Officer (Treasurer) of our local Fire District for 8 years. 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…

Assistant Secretary - Emily Goldberg
Emily Goldberg

Treasurer - Robert Allen Pepiton

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

LP Member since 1987.  Current Stardust Precinct Committee Person, past Treasurer AZLP, Past Chair Mono County LP (CA), Past Advertising Sales Rep for California Liberty Newspaper and Fourth American Revolution Radio Show, both California LP endeavors.  Delegate to National, CA and AZ LP Conventions.  Former member LI and FIJA. 

Previously held technical, recruiting, sales, management and consulting software development positions.  Consulting Assignments primarily in business planning and project management.  Co-director of Volunteers for Film Festival; former Specialty Concrete Contractor.

MBA University of Rochester Simon School of Business EDP, BA Mathematics New York University.