Joined 8 years ago from Amado
Mark Phelps has been politically active since first turning 18. At that time he saw the Libertarian Party as the only political party that closely matched what he believed in. So, like so many others in college, he did a crazy thing and registered without caring what others thought, but what felt right. Since that time he has volunteered his time and life to the issues of freedom and personal liberty. Born in Auckland, New Zealand he was lucky enough to have citizenship in New Zealand through birthplace and US citizenship through his mother Christa Phelps. Brought up in a household that taught respect for others and that personal responsibility not only entailed taking care of yourself without burdening others, but also taking personal responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of your friends, family, and fellow citizens.
Born with a love of the written word Mark saw his dream of publication come true with the printing of his first Novel Wizard-Warrior in 2005. A Fantasy Novel about overcoming hardship and betrayal by having the guts too follow your own path in life and not letting others tell you what you can be or what you are capable of. How to gain greatness through serving others and doing what you know to be right. A story that showcases the great things an individual can accomplish when they have the strength to face a challenge no matter how impossible it might seem. His writing credentials also include 5 years as a Technical Writer for QuickBooks Online and has shared his learning with several young writers at several Writing conferences around the country. He currently does eBay item descriptions on a freelance basis to pay the bills,
Since joining the libertarian party he has worked in several political campaigns starting with the Ross Perot campaign in 1992 and several other since then; including his own personal campaign for Arizona State house district 27 in which he came in 4th in a 5 person race beating the Green candidate by a wide margin and coming within a few percentage points of beating the Republican candidate. Unlike most Libertarians he outdid the normal 1 - 2% amount of votes most Libertarian state or federal candidates get with a final count of 7% of the vote, all on a budget of less then $500.00 dollars. He was elected to the position of precinct committeeman for his voting district and went on to serve as vice-chairman for the Tucson Libertarian party in 2004 till 2006. In 2006 he became Chairman of the Tucson Libertarian party after the tragic passing of the previous Chairman and close friend David Nolan (seen by many as the Father of the Libertarian party and leading voice of Libertasim in American). Going through a divorce the next year he had to resign his position to focus on himself and his family. He currently lives in Amado Arizona helping his mother clean up and fix his grandmothers estate when she lost her life to a stroke after a long battle with diabetes and cancer. Her example of strength and courage when faced with adversity is still something that motivates him to this day. Her simple advice of standing up for what you believe in and the importance of family and loved ones are the foundation of his political ideals and the way he lives his life to this day.
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