We are the Common Sense Party.

We believe that the diverse people of the United States of America cannot be pigeonholed into either just a “D” or an “R”. The existing two major political parties are entrenched in their positions of power, and play at political theater while answering to moneyed interests. 

Meanwhile, 68% of Californians want a third party, and 49% of Americans (and growing) identify as independents.

We, the Common Sense Party, are stepping up to the plate to forge a genuine democracy, where multiple perspectives can come together to collaborate, govern, and thrive.

Our Values


No more back room deals, no more meddling from corporations or unions or other special interests in our politics. Of the people, by the people, for the people. All aspects of campaigns must be open to public scrutiny.


Governance is about service to the people - not conformity to establishment party doctrines. Our diversity is our strength. We must prioritize and encourage dialogue and collaboration to bring together the best ideas from our communities. Only then can we enact effective, lasting policies.



Responsible leadership inspires connection, respect for each other, and trust in the laws we create. All elected officials must be held accountable to collaboratively find new remedies to chronic social problems. Regardless of party affiliation, we are intricately connected, and one-party domination inhibits the exploration necessary for effective solutions.

Our Chairman - Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell served five terms in the US Congress and two years in the California State Senate. He was finance director of California and director of the bureau of competition of the Federal Trade Commission.

He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard. He was a White House Fellow and a US Supreme Court law clerk, a tenured law professor at Stanford, dean of the Haas School of Business at Berkeley, and dean of the Fowler School of Law at Chapman University.

Currently, he is professor of law and professor of economics at Chapman. He and his wife live in Temecula.

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