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Why American Moderates is America's Party...

America has always had two principal parties. However, the philosophical differences between them, their internal fracturing, and their inability to work together have never been so far apart in modern history. Yes, in the past, they would hold heated arguments and support their beliefs—but in the end, the two sides would sit down together and work it out. That cooperation has almost completely disappeared and shows no signs of ever returning. 



Some have argued it began to break down after the Kennedy’s Vietnam. Some have argued it was Nixon's resignation or Clinton’s impeachment, the Bush’s war in Iraq, or Obama’s 'Individual Mandate' that put us where we are today. What or when it started is somewhat irrelevant.  What is relevant is we find ourselves with two parties that cannot work together—and that dysfunction has given us a President who has fomented (and exploited) a divide in our country unlike any have seen before. The GOP has fractured into the Tea Party and Far-Right Nationalists. The DNC has shattered into Socialists and Far-Left Progressives. Those representatives in the middle have disappeared: through retirement or election losses (mainly primary).



Sadly, the majority of America is not on those fringes. The majority of America consists of moderates to the left and right of center. Where is our representation? Have we, American’s in the middle, lost our voices to the fringes because we have lost faith that either party cares about what impacts our daily lives? Have we become a country that votes against candidates instead of for them? Have we become a country where money controls our political parties, and the views of the few are forced on the many? Yes. That is what has happened. And that is why American Moderates has been formed.



American Moderates are liberals and conservatives in the middle. We come from all walks of life, but hold one thing in common: we believe in our country.  We believe both parties have left us for the fringes of the American population and for special interests which only benefit a small fraction of the country.  We believe America is better than this.  We are the silent majority, and we will be represented. We will be a force to be reckoned with.

We are American Moderates, and we are America’s Party.

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Board of Directors - Officers

Chairman

As Chairman of American Moderates National Political Party, I am responsible for all functions related to the party, including: managing the Board of Directors, managing the Volunteer Advisory Group, leading public functions, overseeing Compliance Officer & Treasurer for all FEC, WA, and IRS compliance guidelines, leading campaign strategy & state requirements for party inclusion, working with outside Political Organizations (PO) for coordination of messaging, working with external PAC and donors for sponsorship. 

Brian Mistrot

Vice Chairman

Based in Washington State, I assist the Chairman in managing board functions, including BOD meetings,  managing the Volunteer Advisory Group, supporting campaign strategy & state requirements for party inclusion, working with outside Political Organizations (PO) for coordination of messaging, and working with external PAC and donors for sponsorship.  

Rodney A. Riley

Secretary

Based in Utah, I am responsible for managing the party's documentation, taking minutes during BOD meetings, participating in the Communications Committee for public disclosures & Public Relations, and Treasurer Oversight.

Dayna Linton

Board of Directors - Officers (continued)

Treasurer

Based in Washington State, I am responsible for all finance related functions and compliance. (Bio Coming Soon)

Christie Mistrot

Communications Officer

Based in North Carolina, I am responsible for all Communication and Public Relations, including leading the Communications Committee, drafting and releasing press releases and public statements.

Jennifer McLucas

Compliance Officer

Based in Washington State, I provide legal oversight for the party, am part of the Communications Committee, and oversee FEC, State and IRS compliance.

Christine Geary

Board of Directors

Director

Based in California, I am a voting member on the Board of Directors.  I will also be running for office in 2020 as an American Moderates candidate. (Bio Coming Soon)  

Chris Dawes

Director

Based in Georgia, I am a  voting member on the  Board of Directors.  I will also be running for office in 2020.   

Jack Pierce

Director

Based in Virginia, I am a voting member on the Board of Directors. (Bio Coming Soon)

Val Olbrick

Advisory Board

National Policy & Strategy Advisor (MW)

Based in South Dakota, I provide policy and strategy direction for American Moderates with a focus on the military and gun rights.

Larry Mayes, Colonel, USAF (Retired)

National Strategy & Policy Adviser (MA)

Based in Kentucky, I provide policy and strategy direction for the Mid-Atlantic region and Kentucky.  (Bio Coming Soon) 

Brett Tinch

National Policy & Communications Adviser (S)

Based in Texas, I provide Communication and Policy direction for American Moderates for the Midwest.  (Bio Coming Soon) 

Jennifer Rodriguez

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National Strategy & Communications Advisor

Based in Ohio, I manage the Newsletter and participate in the Communications Committee.   

Michele Zorb

National Policy & Strategy Adviser (SW)

Based in New Mexico, I provide local and national strategy direction for American Moderates with a focus on the military, gun rights, and the national debt.

Steve Kauffmann

National Policy & Strategy Advisor

Based in Florida, I provide local and National Strategy direction for American Moderates in the Southeast and parts of the East Coast. 

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National Policy & Strategy Adviser (SW)

Based in Florida, I provide policy and strategy direction for American Moderates with a focus on the SouthEast.    (Bio Coming Soon) 

Charlie Whitehead

National Policy & Strategy Adviser (PNW)

Based in Oregon, I provide policy and strategy direction for American Moderates with a focus on the Pacific Northwest.   

Audra Taber

National Policy & Strategy Adviser (PNW)

Based in Washington, I provide policy and strategy direction for American Moderates with a focus on the Pacific Northwest.    (Bio Coming Soon)   

Gabrielle Johnston