The Independent American Party of Nevada
is the Nevada
affiliate of the Constitution Party
of the United States. It is not to be confused with the national party of the same name
. It was founded in 1967. As the Nevada party's name predates the national Constitution Party by decades, and also for personal reasons, the Nevada membership does not desire to change the name.
In addition to the party's successes in the 2006 and the 2010 elections, the Nevada IAP sends five unpaid lobbyists to every Nevada state legislative session, which convenes every two years in February.
Past electoral successes and voter registration
The Nevada IAP finally achieved electoral success in the 1990s with the election of a County Commissioner in Nye County
, and the election of Chuck Horne as the Mayor of Mesquite
. However the Party elected several candidates to office in 2006 with the elections
Jackie Berg as Eureka County
Clerk, and Cel Ocha as Constable of Searchlight
. Another Party member, Bruce Wilkerson, was elected to the Elko
School Board in 2004.
2010 election victories
In the 2010 elections
, three Independent American Party candidates were elected local offices and one was re-elected. Several IAP candidates also performed well in various state... Read More