The Arizona Libertarian Party Officers

Emily Goldberg joined the Arizona Libertarian Party 15 years ago.  In the years since, she has served as the party’s Secretary (2011-2017), Assistant Secretary (2009-2011, 2018-2021), Special Events Coordinator (2014-2021) and mentor of high school Libertarian clubs in Phoenix and Chandler (2007-2010).   She managed Joe Cobb’s campaigns for Congress in 2010 and 2014 and served as treasurer for Sarwark for Phoenix (2018).  She was recently reelected and concurrently serves as Secretary of Maricopa County’s Libertarian Party, a position she previously held from 2010 to 2016 and 2018-2020.  She represented Arizona as a delegate to five LP National Conventions in 2008, 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2020.

Emily has a life-long commitment to election integrity and transparency.  She worked as the Communications Director for the Better Ballot Glendale campaign in 2008, Secretary of Fair Vote Arizona from 2008 to 2014, and as participated in Maricopa County’s hand count audit in multiple election cycles.

Emily recognized the West was home when she came to Arizona to work on the Navajo side of the Navajo-Hopi land dispute in the 1980s with the Big Mountain Legal Defense/Offense Committee.   She holds degrees from Boston College and Northeastern University and works as a certified paralegal.

Previously registered Independent for more years than she likes to admit, Emily is deeply committed to welcoming fiscally conservative, socially cooperative Arizonans to the party.

Alex Flores is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, raised in Maryvale, where he attended Trevor Browne High School. He is a single father of two, an entrepreneur, and, since 2012, a Libertarian activist. In the last 9 years, he served as a County Coordinator for Johnson/Weld 2016, was a Field Coordinator for Elect Liberty PAC supporting Gary Johnson’s US Senate bid in 2018, and was the Arizona State Director for the Jorgensen/Cohen 2020 Campaign. He was an Arizona Delegate to the LP National Convention in 2018 and 2020. He has been serving the AZLP as the County Development Committee Chairman since 2019, where he’s helped charter 2 new county affiliates and appoint over 30 new Precinct Committeeman around the state. He is also currently the Chairman of the Navajo County Libertarian Party. Honoring his Apache heritage, he is committed to building relationships with the 22 Sovereign Nations within Arizona’s borders and forging new paths together to a world set free in our lifetime.

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.

My introduction to libertarian ideals started when Ronald Reagan said I was a libertarian.  I thought he was calling me names (*he never called anyone names).  He said it was because I wouldn’t back up on principle even one iota.  But his description burned in my mind.  He explained, “You hold government to the same standard of moral accountability, as you would an individual.”  And to this day, I’d say, “And the problem is what?”  It took me 6 years to break free and become a political libertarian, and my conscience is clean.  I first got involved in 1999.  Since that time, I run for Arizona Governor 5 times, and have been privileged to be a featured national convention speaker, along with many other engagements.  This is my 5th term as 1st vice-chair of the State party; I’ve served as precinct committeeman, State committeeman and spokesman for the party.  My experience tells me that there has never been a better time to be libertarian, and I’m proud to serve, and encourage our members to step up into the political fray.

Lauren Snyder is a former New York native and now resides in LD18.  A libertarian since 2008, Lauren became involved with the local LP by volunteering at events during the 2020 presidential campaign season.  Lauren was chosen as Arizona State’s Jorgensen/Cohen 2020 Phone banking & Outreach Coordinator.  Since then, she has become a Precinct Committeeman and is also the Chair of the Communications Committee for the Maricopa County Libertarian Party.  She is dedicated to upholding the party’s principles and achieving liberty through unity. 

Sheila 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, homeschool 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.

Sarah Riggle moved to Tempe, Arizona from Southwestern Pennsylvania in the summer of 2020. Graduating from Trinity High School in Washington, Pennsylvania in 2011 and has since spent ten years in restaurants and hospitality before becoming licensed in Real Estate in Arizona, where she now works full time as a Realtor. After moving to Tempe, she became actively involved in the Libertarian Party, organizing events such as a Let Her Speak convoy and Jorgensen/Cohen 2020 campaign events. She hopes to continue that work and become more involved with growing the Libertarian Party.

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