Baton Rouge, LA - The Conservative Party USA is pleased to announce that Steven Maness, Ph.D. has agreed to assume the role of Chairman of the Conservative Party (New Jersey).

“We’ve had our trying moments in New Jersey during the past year so we’re delighted that Steve is demonstrating the leadership needed to get our ship moving in the right direction.” said H. Michael Hervey, CP-USA’s Chairman.  “Steve’s extensive knowledge of New Jersey politics and dedication to the conservative movement will be invaluable.”

Steve Maness has been active in conservative politics in New Jersey for the past 15 years.  In addition to being a member of the New Jersey Conservative Party, Steve was the former Chairman of the New Jersey Christian Coalition.  He was also the Founder/Chairman of the Middlesex County Tea Party.  Steve has relinquished his Tea Party position in order to assume the leadership role with the Conservative Party (New Jersey).

“These are certainly interesting times for true conservatives in our state.  The Republicans are not living up to their promises to cut federal spending and New Jersey needs to identify and groom conservative candidates to help advance our cause.” explained Dr. Maness. “I’m excited to be able to use my experience and deep concern for the New Jersey citizenry to contribute to CP-USA’s growth and influence in our state.”  Steve may be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (908) 565 – 4062.

The Conservative Party ( will rectify the consistent failures of the current two-party system. CP-USA is America’s True “Second Party” and represents the next step in the evolution of the Tea Party.