About Us

USTPM Platform Preamble

A glimpse of who we are

The U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan (hereinafter referred to as USTPM), an Affiliate of the Constitution Party, gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States. We hereby appeal to Him for mercy, aid, comfort, guidance and the protection of His Providence as we work to restore and preserve these United States. 

Howard Phillips, founder of our national affiliate, the Constitution Party, said about the party, “our simple, straightforward intention is to cut the federal government down to constitutional size, and to restore the separation of powers, the checks and balances, and the systems of accountability postulated by the framers.”

This is our whole premise.

Meet Our State Leadership

There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution. - John Adams

Gerald Van Sickle

Gerald Van Sickle

State Committee Chairman

 

Christine Schwartz

Christine Schwartz

State Committee Vice-Chair
Treasurer

Christine Schwartz serves as SCC Vice Chair and its Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, serves on the membership and communications committees, Chair of the Ottawa County Constitution Party and a Constitution Party National Committee Member...

Marc Sosnowski

Marc Sosnowski

State Committee Second Vice-Chair
Campaign Committee Chair

Marc is a business man from the Motor City, licensed in life, accident, and health insurances.  He also has expertise in bio-ethics and in property management.  Marc has degrees in Environmental Studies from UM-Dearborn, and MBA with highest honors from Cornerstone...

William Mohr II

William Mohr II

State Committee Secretary
State Committee Member

William Mohr is a loving husband and father of 3. He is a small town man from Michigan’s west side. He is an entrepreneur...

Matthew Shepard

Matthew Shepard

State Committee Member

 

Peggy Shepard

Peggy Shepard

State Committee Member

Peggy joined the Taxpayer Party to make a difference in the world we live in.  Politics isn't just a R or a D on...

Tim Sears

State Committee Member
Mary Sears

Mary Sears

State Committee Member
County Development Committee Chair

Mary is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is a Registered Nurse by profession spending 25 years in Intensive Care Units in lower Michigan. She has a deep love of God, Country and Family...

DelRae Finnerty

State Committee Member
Joe Sanger

Joe Sanger

State Committee Member

Joe worked with Bob Tisch for many years on his Tisch Tax Cuts Campaigns.  His Tax Cut Campaigns began to lose support when the Political Establishment called for a news blackout....

Gloria Sanger

Gloria Sanger

State Committee Member

Gloria became active through working with Joe. She helped with volunteer accounting for the State Party (formerly "Tisch Independent Citizens Party" and now "US Taxpayers Party of Michigan" and for the national "US Taxpayers Party" - now named "Constitution Party" for 20 years...

Mark Petzold

Mark Petzold

State Committee Member

Mark Petzold draws from his life experience as a Tea Party leader when speaking about Liberty. While his professional career involves management, engineering, and business ownership, it is his years of grassroot experience...

Dennis Homant

Dennis Homant

State Committee Member
Membership Committee Chairman

Dennis E. Homant has been an ongoing member of the USTPM for at least 10 years. Most recently he increased his participation and commitment in the Party by assuming the role as Chairman of the Membership Committee and by serving as Chairman in his local County Committee of Oakland...

PLATFORM HIGHLIGHTS

Structural Integrity Relies On a Good Foundation

EDUCATION
EDUCATION
The USTPM, its national affiliate the Constitution Party, and our forefathers believe that all teaching is related to the basic assumptions about God and Man. Education as a whole therefore cannot be separated from religious faith and instruction in morality.
PART TIME LEGISLATURE IN MICHIGAN
PART TIME LEGISLATURE IN MICHIGAN
Our legislature is the second highest paid in the country, second only to California. The Michigan State Officers Compensation Commission should be abolished.
RESTITUTION NOT INCARCERATION
RESTITUTION NOT INCARCERATION
The Courts should be required to impose restitution where possible for crimes against property perpetrated by first-time offenders. There should be no incarceration except in cases of crimes committed against persons.
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SOCIAL SECURITY
SOCIAL SECURITY
USTPM supports a movement to eventually eliminate the current SS System. However, citizens currently dependent upon social security as a complete or partial source of income during their retirement will continue to receive benefits while citizens newly entering the workforce will be encouraged to provide for their own retirement and medical savings.
BALLOT ACCESS
BALLOT ACCESS
There should be a 5,000 signature maximum to gain ballot access for a minimum of four years. Also, all third parties who field candidates should be included in all publically funded debates.
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FARMING & FARM MARKETS
FARMING & FARM MARKETS
In order to promote such agriculture, we seek to lift the unfair regulations that prevent small farmers from being able to market their food, produce and livestock directly to the public if they so choose, instead of being forced to market their goods through the multi-national corporations.

About the USTPM

The USTPM would like to challenge voters to get informed and take a proactive role in ensuring a good future for our posterity. Their well being is solely dependent upon our current actions.

We are a ballot qualified party, which means we can slate candidates and get them on the ballot each general election. We present them to you, the voter, for consideration.

Please take the time, do the research and vote for the most qualified.

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