Executive Committee

National Chairman

James N. Clymer

Jim was elected as National Chairman at the 2020 Constitution Party National Convention.   He served previously as National Chairman for three terms from 1999 to 2012. He is the senior partner in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania law firm of Clymer, Musser and Conrad. As the party’s nominee for Lt. Governor in both 1994 and 1998, his candidacy set Pennsylvania vote records for 3rd Party candidates. During his 2004 run for US Senate against Republican Arlen Specter, he received more than 200,000 votes. Jim Clymer was the vice-presidential running mate for 2012 Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode. Jim and his wife, Lois, have five adult children.

National Vice-Chairman

Doug Aden

Doug was born and raised in Colorado where he attended Colorado State University, earning a BS in Business Administration. He is the owner of BSI-Crowd Control, LLC, and raises livestock. He was on a national televised debate when he ran for Congress in 2010. He has served three terms as County Chairman and is currently the State Chairman of American Constitution Party. He has been married to Terri for 26 years and they are the parents and educators of six children.

National Secretary

Cindy Redburn

Cindy is a charter member of the Missouri Constitution Party and has served in various leadership positions in her home state. She has represented the Constitution Party in three campaigns: US Congress, State Representative, and St. Louis County Council.

A retired teacher, she is still active in teaching private classes to adults and teenagers on liberty and constitutional governing. A firm supporter of citizen activism, she attends county commission meetings regularly and is a member of a local activist group.

Married to Alan for 44 years, they have six children and fourteen grandchildren. When not busy with family and political ambitions, Cindy relaxes by spending time in nature and gardening.

National Treasurer

Gerald Kilpatrick

Gerald is a newer member of the Constitution Party. He and his wife became disenchanted with the two-party system and decided to join in February 2013. He and his wife have been actively involved with Colorado’s American Constitution Party ever since.

Gerald has spent his career as an accountant with Xcel Energy, the electric and gas utility serving eight mid-western and mountain states. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has a MBA from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. He also maintains a small private practice where he does accounting and tax services for small businesses, non-profits, and numerous churches.

He has been married to his wife Lynette for 20 years and they have three children. They live in rural Colorado where they maintain a hobby farm which is on the property where Lynette grew up.

Eastern States Regional Chairman

Dave Kopacz

David P. Kopacz Sr. is a life long resident of western Massachusetts where he currently lives with his wife Cynthia and further blessed with two sons and three step-children. Dave holds a degree in Environmental Science Technology with a specialty in wetland systems and bio-remediation. His professional training and acquired skills helped to maximize his effectiveness as he dedicated over two decades of Public Service to area municipalities.

However, Dave is best known for his activism, persistence, and longevity. He is a two time duly elected Delegate to the Nation Convention, popular public speaker, and hosts the Annual Flag Day Second Amendment Rally which has quickly become the largest 2A event in Massachusetts. He and Cynthia, also host of Red Pill Politics show, which started in 2009 on local FM radio and still broadcasts to this day on a variety of modern platforms. Dave was also featured in two recent documentaries called “Good Guys With Guns” and “Unsustainable” which chronicles the incremental institutionalizing of UN Agenda 21 (2030) into domestic policy.

As the Eastern Regional Chairman of the Constitution Party, Dave is a outstanding team-builder with a unwavering commitment to the principles of the Party and the Constitution. Dave’s track record for identifying and harnessing the specific skill-sets of activists and peers will surely fortify his efforts and focus on early organizing and youth outreach within the region. Additionally, his direct experience with local government makes him a primary resource for strengthening our local base and building from the ground up.

Southern States Regional Chairman

Thom Holmes

Thom Holmes has served on the National Executive Committee for a combined 19 years, plus has held state party leadership positions in Oklahoma and Texas for 24 years. He chaired the 1999 committee that resulted in changing the party name to the Constitution Party. After earning an engineering degree from University of Oklahoma, he began his 42 year oil industry career.

Susan, his high school sweetheart and wife of 40 years, was named the 1993 Oklahoma Full-Time Homemaker of the Year by Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum. Susan and Thom were recruited to the Constitution Party in 1996 by Tulsa Eagle Forum leader, Joann Johnson, the sister of United States Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK).

The Holmes couple, along with Daniel New, led the successful 1996 Texas ballot access petition drive of 72,000 signatures, which were collected in a 6-week effort.

Thom and Susan have 3 children, 2 grandchildren and have been a pioneering homeschool family since 1988. The Holmes family lives on his great-grandfather’s Centennial Family Farm in central Oklahoma.

Southern States Regional Co-Chairman

Kevin Hayes

Vice Chairman Constitution Party of North Carolina 2017- Present
Candidate for US Senate in 2020
Candidate for Faison, NC Town Council 2021
Candidate for NC House District 4 2012,2018

Kevin was Born and Raised in Eastern, NC and runs his own information technology business, Tar Heel Computer, LLC

Mid-Western States Regional Chairman

Paul Venable

Paul Venable grew up in Columbus, Ohio as the eldest of five children, and learned early from his parents, that nothing works like work and has since made his living and retired in the field of Information Technology.  He also learned from them an abiding faith in our Creator and love for our nation, the United States of America.  They also taught him these timeless and priceless truths – that people are more important than things and what someone is on the inside is far more relevant than how one looks on the outside.

Paul served as chairman of The Constitution Party of Idaho for seven years and is currently chairman of the Constitution Party of Missouri and has been a candidate for office, most recently, for the Missouri race for United States Senate.

As a personal outreach, he and his wife, Susan have held and organized public and private forums to teach the principles of liberty and of the proper role of government through the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. He has also actively lobbied local and legislative bodies in a private capacity on issues of tax relief, limited government, empowering the people and strengthening the family.

Paul Venable was appointed and approved as Midwestern States Chairman at the Spring 2023 National Committee Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.

Western States Regional Chairman

Janine Hansen

Janine Hansen

186 Ryndon Unit 12, Elko, Nevada 89801

775-397-6859, Janine [at] janinehansen [dot] com


Janine Hansen Biographical and Professional Information


  • Married, mother of four children, two of whom were homeschooled. Grandmother of sixteen.
  • Native Nevadan born and raised in Sparks. Moved to Elko in 2005.
  • Graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Relations from Brigham Young University in 1976.
  • Raises heritage turkeys, chickens and gardens.
  • Named “Conservative of the Year for 2010 in Nevada” by Citizen Outreach.
  • Citizen advocate at the Nevada Legislature 1971-2021 and since 1991 a full-time volunteer citizen lobbyist for Nevada Families/Eagle Forum and the Independent American Party.
  • State President of Nevada Families for Freedom the State Affiliate of Eagle Forum. Editor Nevada Families/Eagle Forum monthly newsletter since 1974.
  • State Chairman Independent American Party of Nevada, formerly Executive Director and National Committeeman.
  • Founder, Publisher and Editor of the Nevada Families Voter Guide published every general election between 1988 and 2014.
  • Constitutional Issues Chairman for national Eagle Forum.
  • Instrumental in defeating the state applications for a New Constitutional Convention under Article V and the defeat of the related Conference of the States, currently coordinating Eagle Forum’s national efforts to defeat an Article V Constitutional Convention including the Convention of the States and National Popular Vote.
  • Northern Nevada Director Nevadans for Sound Government (Axe the Tax) sponsoring referendum to repeal the $836 million tax increase and an initiative to prohibit government employees from serving in elected office 2004.
  • Organizational member of the Nevada Campaign to Defeat the USA PATRIOT ACT.
  • Executive Director of the Nevada Committee for Full Statehood which is working to restore jurisdiction over Nevada’s lands to Nevada and implementing the principles of the Tenth Amendment since 2000.
  • Initiative Petition Chairman for 16 of Nevada’s 17 Counties for the successful Coalition for the Protection of Marriage to keep marriage between and man and a woman, 2000.
  • 1996, 2004, 2008 National Ballot Access Coordinator of the Constitution Party. Served as National Treasurer and currently serves as Western States Co-Chairman.
  • State Chairman of the Choose Life Campaign 1990 to stop a ballot question, which locked abortion into the Nevada Constitution. First testified opposing abortion in the Nevada Legislature in 1971.
  • Co-Chairman of the Choose Life Coalition, which has sponsored a full-page pro-life ad with 400 sponsors in the Nevada Gazette Journal, Reno News & Review, Elko Daily Free Press for 32 years and previously organizer of the annual Choose Life Rally & Life Chain in Reno for 20 years.
  • Host of the radio talk show the Constitution and you during the 1987 Constitution Bicentennial.
  • Pro-family elected delegate and Pro-family Caucus Chairman to the National Conference on Families in 1980 in Los Angeles.
  • Chairman Pro-Family Coalition, which achieved a 68% victory, defeating the ERA on the Nevada statewide ballot in 1978.
  • Nevada Chairman STOP E.R.A. 1974-1978.
  • Member of ABATE of Northern Nevada (A Brotherhood Aimed at Education) motor cycle organization working to protect liberty.

Western States Regional Co-Chairman

Kirk Pearson

Kirk was born and raised in the Salt Lake City valley of Utah. Married Jill 33 years ago and we have three children and 3 grandchildren. I have run my own construction business since 1985,building custom homes and small commercial projects. After seeing the amount of taxes I had to pay for all my employees I became frustrated and was taught by my CPA about the Constitution. I got involved in the Republican party in hopes to help get us back on track. After 16 years as a Republican delegate, I left and joined the Constitution Party in 2002. I have run for US Congress, Utah State Governor, State House, and State Senate several times. I have served as County Chairman, State Chairman, Vice Chairman, and now as Western States Co-Chairman.

Member At Large

Justin Magill

Mr. Magill was born and raised in Northwest Pennsylvania. He spent three years in the U.S. Army before returning to Pennsylvania to attend Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He served two years in the Army Reserves during his time at Edinboro University. After graduating with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, with minors in Political Science and Psychology, he went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Rodger Williams School of Law and a Masters in Criminal Justice: Public Administration from Liberty University.

Justin and his wife Shari have been members of the Constitution Party for several years, having found the party to be one committed to the Constitution and the Principles of Liberty. Mr. Magill is now the Vice-Chairman and the NW Regional Chairman for the Constitution Party of Pennsylvania.

Member At Large

Glen Miller

Glen Miller is the sixth in a family of ten children. Being in a large family he learned at an early age the value of hard work. He worked in the family business of selling greeting cards and helping with paper routes. Glen also learned from his parents to have faith in our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

He attended college at Brigham Young University and earned a three-year ROTC scholarship. After graduating with a degree in Business Management, he served on active duty as an Officer for eight years and then an additional three years in the reserves where he developed an abiding love for our country and the freedom we have.

Glen was introduced to the Constitution Party by his older brother and joined in 2008. Glen has served at the County and State level and has been on the National Executive Committee since 2019. In 2022, Glen became the author and editor of the Victory Report, the Party’s Howard Phillips Legacy Society’s monthly newsletter.

Glen has been married to Lori for 47 years. They have six wonderful children and 26 amazing grandchildren.


Wayne Zimmerschied

Wayne is the father of two grown children residing in a small rural community beyond the western fringe of the Twin Cities.  A native Minnesotan and graduate of the University of Minnesota – Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Computer Science, he is retired from programming business computer systems.  His primary recreational activity is square dancing, which he has done for over 50 years.

Wayne became active in politics in 1998 through home school contacts, helping with a failed primary run for Governor (the year Minnesota elected Jessie Ventura).  He learned of the U.S. Taxpayers party during the 2000 election cycle while helping to unseat an incumbent Democrat from Congress.  When the Republican proved to not be conservative, he became active with the renamed Constitution Party in 2002.  Having served terms as the state Vice Chairman, state Secretary and Midwestern States Region Co-Chair, he now serves as Vice Chairman and a District representative on the Constitution Party of Minnesota Executive Board and as Parliamentarian for the National Executive Committee.

Frank Fluckiger, National Chairman

Past Chairman

Frank Fluckiger

Frank was born and raised in Wyoming where he attended the University of Wyoming, earning BS and an MBA in Business Administration. He spent his entire career in corporate finance and accounting. He served as Chairman of the Constitution Party of Utah from its inception until 2012. He also served as Constitution Party Western Area Chairman from 2004 to 2012. In 1971, Frank was one of two youths chosen to represent both the state of Wyoming and the U.S. as International Farm Youth Exchange Students to Indonesia. This experience had a profound effect on his life. He has been married to Sheryl for 37 years and they are the parents of seven children and 18 grandchildren.

2016 Presidential Candidate

Darrell Castle

Darrell is an attorney and founder of Darrell Castle and Associates law firm of Memphis, TN.  He has held many leadership positions in the Constitution Party since attending the party’s founding national convention in 1992.  While earning his JD at University of Memphis in the 70’s, Darrell met and married his wife Joan.  The Castle’s daughter Joanna is married to Michael.

Darrell served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and trained under then 1st Lieutenant, Oliver North.  He was stationed in the Far East for 13 months and his service in Viet Nam followed a family military tradition, with his oldest brother serving in World War II, another brother having served in the Korean War.  Darrell’s experiences during those years contributed to his strong belief that war should not be entered into capriciously and, that the decision to go to war must be made according to the U.S. Constitution which makes it clear that only Congress can declare war.

Darrell has served as a deacon and deacon chairman in his local church.  In 1998, Darrell and Joan founded Mia’s Children Foundation, a Christian mission in Bucharest, Romania which ministers to homeless gypsy children.  www.miaschildren.org

Darrell’s political activism includes:

  • Author of the Castle Report on national and international affairs  www.castlereport.us
  • 2016 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate
  • 2008 Constitution Party Vice-Presidential Candidate, running mate of Chuck Baldwin.
  • Board member since 2005 of the Conservative Caucus, founded by Howard Phillips
  • Three terms as the Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Constitution Party
  • Two terms as the Platform Chairman of the National Convention of the Constitution Party
  • Two terms as the Constitution Party of Tennessee State Chairman