Government Politics

Six Arizona State Legislators Declare Support for Article V Convention of States

On April 18, 2022, on the Arizona State Capitol, state senators and representatives declared their continued support for a Convention of States to propose amendments to the US Constitution.

Many Americans are still unaware that the states can amend the US Constitution without the permission or approval of Congress, the Supreme Court, or the President. The particulars of Article V are well covered at web sites like and in Mark Levin’s best-seller The Liberty Amendments

In alphabetical order, here are the legislators’ brief remarks —

Nancy Barto

Walt Blackman

Shawnna Bolick

Mark Finchem

John Kavanagh

Kelly Townsend

By David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his (first) wife of 51 years. For 14 years he was a volunteer science teacher at and is now a volunteer reader for the visually impaired on a National Public Radio affiliate.

In David's fun-filled 40-year career, he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at AT&T Bell Labs, Bellcore, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 US patents in telecom technology and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

During his career, David wrote mainly for technical journals, including Scientific American. Since 2011, he has written over 1000 political commentaries, mostly for the former Western Free Press and now for his personal site

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