About Maricopa County Libertarian Party

Maricopa County Libertarian Party (MCLP) is an affiliate of the Arizona Libertarian Party and is the third largest political party in Maricopa County. We are the only political organization that respects you as a unique and responsible individual. Libertarians believe all Arizonans should be free to live their lives and pursue their interests as they wish as long as they do not harm others. While other parties use fear and emotion to gain support, Libertarians use reason and logic. We seek a world of liberty. Liberty is defined as the power to do as one pleases, the power of choice.

Maricopa County is Arizona’s most populous county, and the fourth-most populous in the United States. The majority of registered Libertarians in Arizona reside in Maricopa county.

Consider voting Libertarian or joining the Maricopa County Libertarian Party because…

• We seek to substantially reduce the size and intrusiveness of government and cut and eliminate taxes at every opportunity.
• We believe that peaceful, honest people should be able to offer their goods and services to willing consumers without inappropriate interference from government.
• We believe that peaceful, honest people should decide for themselves how to live their lives, without fear of criminal or civil penalties.
• We believe that government’s only responsibility should be protecting people from force and fraud.

To understand our underlying principals and stances, we recommend you check out our reading list.

MCLP Officers

The MCLP is ran by MCLP Officers who are elected by precinct committeemen at the biennial organizing meeting.

Meeting Minutes

Brandon Slayton Chairman MCLP

Brandon Slayton is a digital marketing professional who has lived in Maricopa County for the past 13 years. He previously served as 2nd Vice Chair of the Maricopa County Libertarian Party. As Chairman of the MCLP Brandon is committed to educating the electorate on the virtues of Libertarian principles and recruiting Libertarians to run for elective office.

Brandon Slayton
Chairman - chair@lpmaricopa.org
Eric Fowler
1st Vice Chair

Beginning his first full term as Treasurer valley native Ryan Simon is enthusiastic about building and maintaining an open and accountable infrastructure for the party’s finances that reflects the highest standards of personal responsibility and accountability that libertarians are called to embody. Though not from an accounting background Ryan’s career in real estate has impressed upon him the honor that it is to be trusted with the finances of others and he pledges to never betray that trust.

Ryan Simon
Treasurer - treasurer@lpmaricopa.org

Emily Goldberg is presently in her fifth term as Secretary of the Maricopa County Libertarian Party, a role she was originally elected to in 2010.  She has served in the intervening years as Secretary of Fair Vote Arizona (2009-2014), Communications Director of Better Ballot Glendale (2007-2008), Assistant Secretary (2009-2011, 2017-2021) of the Arizona Libertarian Party.  She was elected Chair of the Arizona Libertarian Party in 2021.  Her commitment to subsidiarity and belief that all politics is local make her county work more important than ever.  She works as a certified paralegal in private practice.

Emily Goldberg
Secretary - secretary@lpmaricopa.org

Justin has been a Libertarian since 2007, and has been involved in the Maricopa libertarian party since 2020. Having lived in multiple states throughout his life, he & his wife moved to Arizona from San Francisco in 2014. Justin is an IT contractor for the convention and trade-show industry. He has worked in the convention industry for 25 years. Within the current political climate, he has felt the importance of getting more involved with shaping local policy. Pleased to find a welcoming and like-minded community, he looks forward to the future of the libertarian movement.

Justin Baker
Assistant Treasurer

Sheila Reid-Shaver moved to Arizona over a decade ago after living in California and Nevada. She is a wife and mother of two, a professional educator, home-school mom, and Precinct Committeeman. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fullerton and a master’s degree in Education from University Nevada, Las Vegas.   Her professional career in the field of education has spanned three states and students of all ages from preschool to the university level in both public and private institutions.  She remains committed to promoting a peaceful and prosperous Arizona through libertarian philosophy.

Sheila Reid-Shaver
Assistant Secretary

MCLP Constitution & Bylaws

The MCLP Constitution and Bylaws are the organizing rules approved by elected precinct committeemen to guide the county committee and it’s elected officers how to operate.

MCLP Subcommittees

The Party Chair is a de facto member of all committees

Chair indicated in BOLD.

Media/Communications Committee

Lauren Snyder

Brandon Slayton

Sheila Reid-Shaver

Nathan Madden

Fundraising Committee

Brandon Slayton