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Arizona - Libertarian Party Candidates 2012

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Marc Victor

US Senate, Arizona

Election Date: August 2, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: (480) 304-1296
Web: http://www.victorforsenate.com/
Email: marc@attorneyforfreedom.com
About the Candidate: 

I support a free and voluntary society. Free people choose to define and pursue their happiness in different ways. Government has no role dictating to free people how they ought to run their lives. I believe that being an “American” is much more than simply a description about where a person lives. It is about a state of mind. Being an American is supposed to be about an attitude. It is an attitude which values freedom and individual responsibility. An American attitude involves self ownership; being in charge of your body, your money and your time. In short, an American attitude is about defining your own happiness and being free to pursue it wherever it leads so long as it intrudes on no other person. Americans ought to be free to engage in whatever voluntary transactions they seek to engage in with any other competent adults. There should be no legal restrictions on one’s right to voluntarily interact with another competent adult.

It is the legitimate role of government to protect the rights of competent adults to define and pursue their happiness in any non-coercive way they see fit. Government acts legitimately when it acts as the agent of a person to do what the person could themselves legally do. Americans are free to adopt, reject or create any moral code they see fit so long as it does not intrude on the rights of others. Government sets legal boundaries; not moral boundaries. It is the option of free people to determine their moral code for themselves. As such, government ought to be strictly limited to protecting the rights of people to live free from coercion.

We no longer have a government of limited powers. Rather, we have a government constrained only by the laws of physics. As we have seen with the United States Constitution, virtually anything can be justified as consistent with those words by those who interpret them. All governments seek to expand their power and jurisdiction. Indeed, the founding fathers were well aware of this problem. Despite their best efforts to create a government which was strictly limited in scope, over time our government has grown far more intrusive than the British government under King George III at the time of the American Revolution. We have lost our way as Americans.

I advocate for freedom in all circumstances, at all times, and for all people. It is impossible to know me at all without knowing of my deep and absolute commitment to advancing the case for human liberty. It could be said my mission in life is promoting individual rights and responsibilities, free markets, and the sovereignty of the individual. The absolute right to define and peacefully pursue one’s happiness is of utmost importance to me.
I believe it is the very nature of what it means to be an American. I will not be modifying or watering down any of my long held pro-freedom positions to make them more palatable to some voter who prefers coercion. I am focused solely on promoting freedom and wherever that road leads is where I will go.

Kim Allen

US House 1, Arizona

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: (520) 450-0385
Web: http://kimallen4azcd1.com/
Email: klaazcity@hotmail.com
About the Candidate: 

As a Libertarian, I support civil liberties including minority rights, gay rights and gay marriage, women’s rights, immigrant rights, prisoner rights, civil rights and the bill of rights. I oppose torture, oppose illegal imprisonment and oppose extraordinary renditions. I support separation of church and state. I oppose the erosion of rights against search and seizure and asset forfeitures that have accompanied the war on drugs. I support freedom of information and I oppose the deceptively titled Patriot Act.

America has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the world’s prisoners. Drug prohibition has created illicit markets, empowered gangs, terrorists and drug cartels, resulted in widespread violations of our rights against search and seizure, resulted in massive corruption, overburdened our criminal justice system and contributed to the highest incarceration rate on earth. Our drug war has cost an estimated $1 trillion dollars in the 40 years since it was declared in 1971. There is no policy in the United States that is more discriminatory against minorities or the less affluent. Our policy is the cause of widespread violence and death in Mexico and many other countries. Meanwhile, drug use has flourished. Law enforcement is faced with the impossible task of fighting against the law of supply and demand. They might as well be trying to defy the law of gravity. I support the position of the Global Commission on Drug Policy that we need to end the criminalization of drugs and focus on harm reduction.

Our economy is suffocating from decades of massive deficit spending on programs which do more harm than good. We need to stop wasting tax dollars on foreign military intervention, corporate bailouts and failed programs like the war on drugs. America has spent trillions of dollars on policies that make us less safe and on policies that compete with domestic businesses for capital necessary for job growth and prosperity. Deficit spending on these programs erodes the value of the dollar and reduces the standard of living for all Americans. I support policies that facilitate free enterprise with limited taxation and regulation. I oppose policies that waste tax dollars on the seemingly unlimited needs of the military industrial complex, prison industrial complex and Wall Street. We need to end government subsidies to businesses and end government selection of winners and losers in the economy.

Anthony Powell

US House 2, Arizona

Election Date: June 9, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: (520) 982-2409
Email: tonyp@susd12.org

Blanca Guerra

US House 3, Arizona

Election Date: June 9, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: (520) 551-7568
Web: http://www.guerraforcongress.com/
Email: blancaarsenia@yahoo.com
About the Candidate: 

My story is just one of the millions of immigrants’ stories America boasts of. I was born in Sonora, Mexico and my family immigrated to Tucson when I was 5. I became a naturalized citizen of the United States at the age of 9.

I attended school in Tucson, Arizona - from kindergarten to graduating from Sunnyside High School. After I graduated, I enlisted in the United States Air Force where I was privileged to work at Headquarters 1ST STRAD, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA., as part of America’s nuclear deterrence team.After leaving the military I became a paralegal and have spent decades focusing on helping those less fortunate who can’t afford legal counsel and as an advocate for children and seniors.

I have a small ranch out near Robles Junction, am a proud mother, and an even prouder grandmother. I am 52 years old.

Arizona needs a representative who will speak for its citizens. It needs one who will work to create jobs, reform government and help our country reach its highest potential.

That candidate is Blanca Guerra and I ask for your vote on August 28TH.(Proud member of the Arizona Latino Commission)

Joe Pamelia

US House 4, Arizona

Election Date: June 9, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: 858-201-9179
Web: http://www.weresavingamerica.org/
Email: weresavingamerica@gmail.com
About the Candidate: 

Joe Pamelia hails from Prescott, Arizona and is focused on bringing jobs not only back to his district, but also to the entire United States. He is also committed to reforming immigration and health care, reining in government spending, and making sure that a Balanced Budget is the order of the day. The Republican and Democrat Parties have turned our once powerful and productive country INTO A WELFARE DISASTER OF GIVEAWAYS. Candidate Pamelia will halt this culture of waste and fraud, while providing jobs and balancing the Budget. Candidate Pamelia has distinguished himself in Vietnam and also here at home, by working for the development of radar, thereby helping the Defense of the United States and its' inhabitants. A true Patriot, candidate Pamelia saw the need to help the disadvantaged, and has created, developed and published numerous mini-seminar training courses for the unemployed and underemployed, for students that are underprivileged and need training to enter the workforce and enhance their backgrounds, without requiring them to spend tens of thousands of dollars.”

Jack Anderson

US House 6, Arizona

Election Date: June 9, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: 623-419-4802
Email: jack4congress@hotmail.com

Joe Cobb

US House 7, Arizona

Election Date: June 9, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: 623-363-6369
Web: http://joecobb.com/
Email: Joe@JoeCobb.com
About the Candidate: 

Joe Cobb earned an A.B. degree from The University of Chicago in 1966, and an M.B.A from the Chicago Booth School of Business in 1977. In the 1980s he held various positions in the federal government including serving as Deputy Director of the White House Office of Policy Information responsible for preparation of briefing papers on immediate-news issues for senior White House staff; as an Economic Advisor with the U.S. Mission to the O.A.S., U.S. Department of State; as an Economist reporting to Congressman Ron Paul; as a Senior Economist for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee reporting to Senator James Abdnor; and as a Senior Economist for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee detailed to Senator Steve Symms. In the early 1990s he served as Staff Director for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, reporting to Senator William V. Roth, and as the Chief Economist, Republican Policy Committee, U.S. Senate reporting to Senator Don Nickles. From 1993-96 Joe was the John M. Olin Senior Fellow, at The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C. where he authored or co-authored 12 Heritage Foundation papers, contributed chapters to five books, and published more than 50 op-ed articles. He has testified before Congress on U.S. trade policy (5 times) and regulatory issues (3 times); provided policy advice upon request to many members of Congress and several hundred congressional staff members. Joe has also appeared on more than 100 radio and television programs as “expert guest” on the federal budget, taxes, government regulations, and the U.S. economy; continues to be interviewed by journalists regularly and has been cited or quoted in newspapers and magazines more than 400 times.”

Powell Gammill

US House 9, Arizona

Election Date: July 6, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: (602) 400-6463
Web: http://gammillforcongress.com/
Email: powell@gammillforcongress.com
About the Candidate: 

I give you a solemn oath:
To obey and defend the explicit word of the United States Constitution until its repeal.
To adhere to Libertarian principles, without compromise.
To work tirelessly to undo the damage done by other politicians.
To work tirelessly to prevent more damage by other politicians.
To always vote against socialism.

If elected, I will:
Vote against all spending increases.
Vote against all taxes.
Vote against all bills that violate the Constitution.
Vote against all bills that increase the size or influence of government.
Vote against all bills that weaken the sovereignty of the United States.
Vote against all bills that would require any compromise.
Vote for all bills that protect the rights of individuals.
Work for the impeachment and removal of all officials, whether elected, appointed or hired, who have violated their oaths to you (their masters) and the Constitution.
In short, expect me to vote "No" on damned near everything!

Dean Dill

State Senate, 8th District, Arizona

Election Date: August 3, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: (480) 648-8457
Email: dean@deandill.co

Dennis Grenier

State Senate, 15th District, Arizona

Election Date: June 9, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: (480) 488-3450
Web: http://www.dennisgrenierforstatesenate.com/
About the Candidate: 

If you are looking for an alternative to the ever expanding nature of the tax and spend policies of our present legislators you have arrived at the right place! More and more people identify themselves as independent, which is the premise of individual sovereignty, and are looking for a candidate that represents their belief in more freedom and less government. As a Libertarian I believe in our freedom to enjoy the fruits of our labor and to live our lives with minimal intrusion from government. As your representative my priority is addressing the issues affecting our daily lives and future growth that will reduce taxes, increase job opportunities and improve our educational system.

Damian Trabel

State Senate, 25th District, Arizona

Election Date: June 9, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: (260) 249-3866

Chris Will

State Representative, 26th District, Arizona

Election Date: June 9, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: (480) 461-1299
Web: http://voteforchriswill.wordpress.com/
Email: brielle58@yahoo.com
About the Candidate: 

The economy, health care, insurance, jobs, crime, education, drugs, … no politician can solve all of our problems any more than the government has, although most promise to. All government can do, really, is mediate disputes (civil, criminal or business), manage and provide for public goods and services (such as schools, infrastructure, disaster relief, parks) and manage diplomatic relations between governmental entities. If they’re not doing that they generally just get in the way. OK, sometimes they get in the way even when they’re just doing their job! The point is, left to our own devices most people find solutions to our own problems just fine, thank you, as long as government regulation stays out of our way.

James Iannuzo

State Representative, 28th District, Arizona

Election Date: June 9, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: (623) 239-2039
Email: jim.iannuzo@lpmaricopa.org

Bill Barker

State Representative, 29th District, Arizona

Election Date: June 9, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: 623-915-1692
Web: http://www.billbarkerphxaz.com/
Email: billbariz@msn.com

Michael Kielsky

Maricopa County Attorney, Arizona

Election Date: May 10, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: 619-251-6875
Web: http://kielsky.com
Email: michael@kielsky.xom

Christopher Campbell

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors 4, Arizona

Election Date: June 9, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: 623-698-3827

Nanette Gordon

Constable, Arcadia Biltmore, Arizona

Election Date: August 3, 2012

Location

AZ

Email: schattenbout@aol.com

Thane Eichenauer

Justice of the Peace, Phoenix, Arizona

Election Date: August 3, 2012

Location

AZ

Phone: 602-684-0295
Email: thane.eichenauer@gmail.com

Chris Gohl

Corporate Commission, Arizona

Election Date: August 3, 2012

Location

AZ

Email: christophermgohl@yahoo.com