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

A lifelong libertarian, Scott and his wife Cathy returned to Arizona in 2018 after 21 years living in three different states and was an alternate state delegate to the 2020 LP national convention.  His professional career included appointed executive positions in local governments in Arizona, California, and Maryland.  Growing our county LP voter registration, filling scores of vacant PC slots, electing high quality candidates, increasing local party activism, and bringing together Libertarians of all stripes in common cause are all key to exerting influence on local governments, boards and districts.

Scott Ullery
1st Vice Chair

Charles’ first experience in politics was in his youth, campaigning with his father and the AZGOP. After discovering libertarianism in high school, Charles switched his party affiliation to Libertarian and now works with the local parties to educate others about libertarianism and increase party registration. Charles served as Deputy Social Media Director for the 2020 Jo Jorgensen campaign in Arizona. He also co-founded the Young Libertarians of Arizona, where he served as Chair. While serving as 2VC, Charles also works as a campaign consultant.

Charles Ross
2nd Vice Chair

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.

Robert Allen Pepiton
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

MCLP Bylaws

The MCLP 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

Chair indicated in BOLD.

Media/Communications Committee

Lauren Snyder

Brandon Slayton

Sheila Shaver

Byron Freeze

Nathan Madden

Fundraising Committee

TBD