IC Arizona will be running a series of posts entitled "Consultant Chatter," bringing you the history of some of the most prominent political operatives in Arizona. This is the second installment.
Name: Ellis Baxter 
How many years involved in politics: 52
How many years involved in Arizona politics: 5
What Arizona projects have you been involved with?
Janet Contreras [U.S. House]
Dean Martin [Governor]
John Washington [Scottsdale Mayor]
Bill Crawford [Scottsdale City Council]
Short summary of how you got involved in politics:
In my family, politics was the sport de jour. My great uncle was a nine term congressman. My grandfather would have all the state politicos over to the house; I would sit in a small chair while they had some of my grandfather’s apple brandy that he made. My favorite was Big JIM Folsom, the former governor, who was running for office, so I went to his local office and volunteered. I would go to the major highway around the county and put bumper stickers on cars. They displayed, “Ya'll come" - no name just that. After Big Jim lost in the primary, there was a run-off election and it was between George Wallace and Ryan de Graffenreid. De Graffenreid’s people came by and wanted me to do the stuff for him that I did for Big Jim, but I did not know him. Then they offered me $50 a week to do it so I took it. I was 14 at the time, and from there it just went on...
What issue(s) got you involved in politics:
I believe in America, I believe in the Constitution, I understood how important it is to be free, to have the Bill of Rights. Almost every president in my lifetime takes the oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution and then they try like hell to go around it - and they hook up with the elites, and that is fascism which I fight.
Who was your political hero growing up:
Big Jim Folsom and Senator Lister Hill, and of course my great-uncle.
Has that hero changed since you were involved in politics:
Thank God no ... Hill in my mind has gotten bigger, he co-sponsored the Hill-Burton Act.
Why are you still involved in politics:
The country is going downhill fast. When I came out here to Arizona, I wanted out of the game, but Arizona has no conservatives in D.C. Scottsdale is a tax and spend city, and they are doing really wrong stuff. I have studied monetary policy for 20 years, and I have many solutions to these problems. I also ran some ground games in Georgia for some of the the most famous Senators in the country! We have lost the way. The Constitution is the vital link; we must fight to elect conservatives to office. Hillary or Trump are both horrible.
It comes down to choices. This is going to end bad. It is up to us to remove the false conservatives from office. I want to help with that. Arizona does not have a single conservative in D.C.; they are all just working for their careers - all of them.
Next we face the movement to a new social order; the signs are everywhere but so few can see the links. Neo-fascist ideology is rampant worldwide. They will not go away. It will get much worse before it gets better - and no one here sees this, they're too busy being angry and supporting Trump. Trump will be washed down the drain with all the dirt he has done, and I think he is broke. When this hits, what will all those poor people do?
What do you hope to accomplish in the next 5-10 years:
I hope to get my debt, banking, and monetary plan out to the public. And to use it to foster the banking plan that would save the country from its self. In addition, right now I am working on the next shoe; the grassroots is always caught flat footed. This "zero marginal cost society" has got to come to a close. They elected a mayor in London Metro, and almost in San Antonio! They are now working on some dozen major cities worldwide. This is the NWO. Just this past weekend, the Swiss had a national income scheme on the ballot. It got 23% support, but this is just round one. Everyone gets a check monthly. Everyone.
What do you hope your Arizona legacy is when all is said and done:
That I tried to help the underdog candidates, who are trying to do a job of work in lieu of building a career like the current lot do now. Perhaps get people to know what a republic is.
What episode in your political journey has taught you the most:
Watching it change from people who were born to do it into people who want to win at any cost, will do any thing to win.
Summarize your most memorable moment in Arizona politics:
The first meeting with the volunteers for Janet Contreras for Congress. it was a real grassroots effort. They knew the odds, but were ready to make the effort.
Who’s your favorite Arizona elected official:
I guess it would be Ben Quayle; he was a class act; he was not driven by money and had conservative ideas.
What was your favorite campaign and why:
Janet Contreras's campaign for Congress in Arizona. I was asked to try and do something with the mess that was there, they did not really have a structure, and there was eight weeks until the election so we had no ability to alter the mail-in ballots. But IF we could have a good showing on election day we might leave a path forward for Janet. Everyone involved knew it was a long shot, but they really worked to do the best they could. I loved those people; the grassroots is the real deal. The count of the total of the votes was never completed.
Favorite TV show:
John Keynes, Niall Ferguson, Corsi, and Levin, plus about 500 hundred more. I have read 12,501 books as of today 06-06-2016 Reading Blank Slate tonight.
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