National Leadership

I am Don Johnson

National Chair

Donald M. Johnson Born: 06/05/1945, Concord, MA I lived around New England and eventually graduated Concord Carlisle HS in 1964. I had joined the Naval Reserve in 1962. So attempted college after graduating. A most incredible failure. So I went on active duty. I was sent to Fleet Sonar School, Key West NS, FL. I progressed from A School to B School, finally graduating from C School in June of 1966. I re-enlisted into the regular Navy and was assigned to Sea Duty on the USS Ault, DD698 for the next 5 years. The ship served in the Tonkin Gulf providing escort and coastal gunfire support for the Southeast Asian US Naval Fleet. We served several coastal mission and took hostile fire at least 4 times. In 1971 my enlistment expired and I left the Navy as an E-5. I enlisted immediately in the US Air Force and completed 22yrs and 2 months service and retired in July of 1985. From there I performed System Engineering and Program Management for a Contract Support company for 5 yrs. In 1990, I graduated Franklin Pierce College with a Cum Laude Bachelors degree in Business Management. My company laid me off when the industry was reduced, so I did some Contractor Support freelance work writing proposals for bid. Engineering system support was for communications and security systems. Program support included managing 2 MilSpec technical manual programs. From 1991 to 2010 I drove commercial semis with a CDL-A license. I logged approximate 1.7 million miles, accident free 1 year nationwide then the rest all over New England and New York. I got married in 1968 after returning from Vietnam and we had 2 children. 1st - daughter, Aug. 29, 1971; 2nd - son Jan. 24, 1976. Now son is married and has a son and daughter. My first wife passed away from a stroke in Jun. of 2011. I have since remarried in 2013 to my dear Pat. We drive for Enterprise part time 3 days a week. My family goes back as all of our families do for centuries. My parent's family's have been researched and the result is a direct connection a number of significant contributors to our founders and the documents they gave us. All that precedes is to convey the depth of my commitment to this country. I have watched the decline of both parties and their lack of focus on what is best for the country to where we are today. Clinton's personal foibles drove me to run for the New Hampshire state Senate in the 1996. I lost, but during that time I wrote a multi media presentation titled "Citizenship For Better America". Now consider my surprise, and delight when in December of 2013 someone suggested a new party. I joined the fray with deep interest and delight and was privileged to provide some level of input. My reason was simple: I belive, as my family has for generations, in this country and what it stands for. Maybe we have strayed, or lost our collective sense of direction, but our cornerstone of founding documents are firmly grounded and well entrenched. The rapid growth of this party - faster than any previous party ever - indicates 2 things to me. 1. The tremendous dedication and effort of the founders and the party leaders at all levels. 2. The incredibly rapid growth due to the same love of country of our fellow countrymen. If I can, in some way, contribute further to the country by serving the party then I will gladly, humbly, and proudly give it my best shot.

I am Anthony R. Dutton

National Vice Chair

Message from Anthony Dutton:First, Welcome to the Party! Veterans Party exists to find, recruit, train if necessary (in campaign tactics) and support constitution-minded patriots, willing to support and defend the constitution of the United States. We invite you to review our platform, constitution, and by-laws to see if you “match” our thinking – but, regardless of your ideology, you are welcome here. Say what? How can I say that? Because “solutions” may come from ANY ideology; we are searching for the BEST solutions – those that benefit “we the people”. So, ask yourself “Is it constitutional?”; “Does it solve a problem?”; “Is it a problem 'Government' should be solving?” and finally, do the citizens, “we the people” support THIS option? I f the answers to those questions are all “yes”, then we want to hear from you! We are ALWAYS recruiting – all members and staff at Veterans Party of America, and our state affiliates, are volunteers. Most of our out-reach platforms are “free” - we are very thankful for those with the technical expertise to keep us on-line, and growing. Money and time are the life-blood of politics – if you can't give one, please consider helping with the other. As we “gear up” for the 2020 election cycle, it will be imperative that “all available hands” provide us with as much support as possible – the very future of our country is at stake. Finally, nothing happens without candidates. No experience? No worries... I can't, and won't, “promise” you that you can get elected – but I can tell you that if you don't try, you DEFINITELY won't get elected. I'm here to help – as is the entire Veterans Party of America. Join us!
Anthony Dutton is the only child of Ruel Lee Dutton and Shirley Faye Shelton, of Trinity, Alabama. Born in December, 1959 Anthony graduated from Lawrence County High School in 1978 – just in time to see Jimmy Carter elected President. Key memories include the US Moon-landing, 1969; US troops withdrawing, under fire, from Saigon, 1975; Iranian Hostage crisis, 1979 (and the images of US special forces equipment on fire in the Iranian desert); Ronald Reagan's election, and military buildup. In 1986, after working in manufacturing and as a band instrument repair technician, Anthony entered military service, where he spent the next 24 years in the Air Force. He perfected his skills as a radio maintenance technician, rising from apprentice to shop supervisor – with a few detours into the realms of technical instructor, training developer, deployment manager, computer acquisitions, and systems security. His favorite “time” in the Air Force was his final deployment to Afghanistan, where he served with Combined Security Transition Command, Afghanistan, as technical adviser to the Afghanistan Communications Directorate, and his staff. After his retirement in 2010, Anthony worked briefly with Vets4Vets, a veterans service group focused on using talk therapy to help with PTSD and military transitions. Returning to electronics in 2012, he was a “roving” equipment installer, working telephone equipment system upgrades. The erratic nature of that work caused him to “cross-train” into truck driving – meeting his future wife Sharon Miller on the second day of CDL class. They drove as a team for 15 months, delivering freight to all of the lower 48 states. When Anthony went in to renew his CDL physical, changes to the medical requirements caused him to be medically de-certified – this, for a condition that had been “under control” with medication for a good 10 years. Further deterioration in Anthony's health convinced the VA to up-grade his disability rating to 100% – at about the same time that he became actively involved with the Veterans Party of America. After providing online “assistance” in his home state of Alabama, later Florida, then the Southeast Region, Anthony was elected to serve as the Regional Director, Southern region. That became the catalyst for his election as National Vice Chair, Veterans Party of America in the Spring of 2019.

I am Dennis Huard

National Treasurer

I have been married for 33 years to the same loving man. I have 2 grown children and 3 beautiful Grandchildren. It is for my Grandchildren and their children that I devote the majority of my time to the Veterans Party of America. We must save our Great Country for future generations. I do not ever want my grandchildren to ask me: Grammy, what was it like to have Freedom? We must make the changes now before it is too late for our country to be saved. The two party system has become one party. They NO LONGER represent WE THE PEOPLE. It is time for a new party to be part of our Government to restore the true checks and balances. To make sure WE THE PEOPLE are the interests of our Government. Big businesses, lobbyist nor foreign government should be catered to before the AMERICAN PEOPLE. My parents raised me to love my country and respect my Government. But when my Government stops respecting me and stops representing me, it is time for a change. We elect THEM the REPRESENT US, NOT EVERYONE ELSE BUT US.

I am Beverly Baker

National Executive Admin

I have been married for 33 years to the same loving man. I have 2 grown children and 3 beautiful Grandchildren. It is for my Grandchildren and their children that I devote the majority of my time to the Veterans Party of America. We must save our Great Country for future generations. I do not ever want my grandchildren to ask me: Grammy, what was it like to have Freedom? We must make the changes now before it is too late for our country to be saved. The two party system has become one party. They NO LONGER represent WE THE PEOPLE. It is time for a new party to be part of our Government to restore the true checks and balances. To make sure WE THE PEOPLE are the interests of our Government. Big businesses, lobbyist nor foreign government should be catered to before the AMERICAN PEOPLE. My parents raised me to love my country and respect my Government. But when my Government stops respecting me and stops representing me, it is time for a change. We elect THEM the REPRESENT US, NOT EVERYONE ELSE BUT US.

Don Johnson

Don Johnson

National Chair

Don Johnson

National Chair

Anthony R. Dutton

Anthony R. Dutton

National Vice Chair

Anthony R. Dutton

National Vice Chair

Dennis Huard

Dennis Huard

National Treasurer

Dennis Huard

National Treasurer

Beverly Baker

Beverly Baker

National Executive Admin

Beverly Baker

National Executive Admin