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Say Hello To The Arizona Conservative Party

By Elisha Dorfsmith

Last September, Bruce Olsen (former Libertarian candidate for governor) came to Flagstaff to speak at an event at the Orpheum theater. Before he spoke, he gave me the inside scoop on his efforts to help start the Arizona Conservative Party. I made it clear that I was perfectly comfortable being a member of the Libertarian party but I strongly support more options on the ballot and would be happy to help spread the word about the Conservative Party when the time came. The time has come.

Today I received word that the Arizona Conservative Party adopted their Preamble and Platform and filed their documents with the Arizona Secretary Of State. The next hurdle is to collect 26,000 signatures from registered voters (Independents and members of any political party can sign). They are also looking to interview possible candidates for county, state and federal office.

Anything that helps break the two party monopoly has my approval. I think we disagree on some social issues but for the most part, the Conservative Party has more in common with Libertarians and the Tea Party than Republicans do. Republicans gave us Gosar and McCain and many other politicians who seem to spend all of their time trampling the Constitution and dismissing the concerns of their constituents.

I would love to see the Conservative Party eventually have more members than the Republican party in Arizona. Most conservatives that I talk to feel that Republicans no longer represent them. Having personally met and talked to three Conservative Party founders, (Bruce Olsen, Hugh Kealer, Steve Slaton) I know that while we do disagree on some things, they are sincere individuals who care deeply about the Constitution, states’ rights, and the people of Arizona. Unlike many Republicans, they actually believe in following our founding documents.

If you would like to help collect signatures, donate money or would like more information, you can email the Arizona Conservative Party at: AZConservParty@AOL.com


Speaking of politics and elections, I have learned that several potential Flagstaff candidates are already gearing up for what promises to be an interesting and exciting election cycle. We can expect quite a few openings and big changes at the county, city, and school board. If you ever considered running for office, now may be the time to take action. Let’s get some liberty candidates elected!


  1. March 31, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Good morning Elisha

    Thankyou for your words of support. We have a lot of work to do, but Im confident that if enough Arizonans are tired of the status quo we will be successful. This party was formed to give the true Conservative a base. Something to hang their hat on and be confident that we will weed out the CINO’s and stick to Constitutional Conservative Common Sense initiatives and policies.

    Thankyou again and look forward to seeing you and Cindy real soon.

    Bruce Olsen Founder and Member at Large The Arizona Conservative Party.

  2. March 31, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Sure thing Bruce. Let me know when you get the Conservative Party website up and we will add it to our list of links at http://www.flagstafflibertyalliance.com


  3. Cap Daschete
    March 31, 2011 at 9:55 am

    ….and Kirkpatrick wins again

  4. March 31, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Gosar had his chance and he failed. The Republicans should have elected a true Constitutionalist. If Gosar loses to Kirkpatrick it’s his own fault.

    • Cap Daschete
      April 1, 2011 at 9:59 am

      I’m shocked they jumped on the flouride pusher’s bandwagen in the first place. Makes me wonder who’s next.

  5. jim
    May 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    the only left wing third party cadidate was during vietnam?

    third party dissatisfation always leads to power shifting to opposite side?

  6. May 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Jim, I think you forgot Ralph Nader. The Republicans and Democrats are often two sides of the same coin. Time to shake things up rather than being a team player.

  1. March 31, 2011 at 8:41 am

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