The American Heritage Party
began as a state affiliate of the Constitution (then Taxpayers) Party. It disaffiliated from the national CP and reorganized as a national party and now is officially titled Christian Liberty Party.
The American Heritage Party originally began as a Washington
State affiliate of the U.S. Taxpayers Party
(USTP) in 1992, primarily as a campaign vehicle for William C. Goodloe
, a former Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court
, who ran for the United States Senate
After meeting Howard Phillips
in 1991, Goodloe agreed to form a state party affiliate in support of a new national party effort. Goodloe changed the name of his fledgling party from "The American Party" to "Washington Taxpayers Party" (WTP). Judge Goodloe helped Phillips gain ballot access for the U.S. Taxpayers Party in Washington, allowing Phillips to run as a WTP presidential candidate during the 1992 campaign
, while Goodloe also ran as a WTP candidate.
In 1993, Goodloe left the Taxpayers Party and the state party became defunct. He turned the records and checking account over to Todd Richert who was appointed State Coordinator by the national party.
For the 1996 election cycle
, Todd Richert recruited activists to assist with ballot access. Howard Phillips
flew out to attend the ballot access meetings, insisting that formal party organizing should be part of the agenda. Richert was elected State... Read More