This was posted at Dr. Tom Stevens’s blog, Liberty Lion, today.
Stevens Resigns As LPPA State Chair; Fryman Elected
MOTION: to accept the resignation of Dr. Tom Stevens as State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania appointing Lawrence James Fryman as State Chair to serve for the remainder of his term in office. This vote will remain open for 15 days for Board Members to cast a vote of Yes, No or Abstain. However, the vote will be considered closed and a new State Chair elected upon 13 Yes Votes being cast, which constitutes a majority of the Board Members currently serving.
On Friday, April 5, 2013, Dr. Stevens wrote the following e-mail to LPPA Members:
Effective immediately, Jim Fryman has been elected State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania. I am now Immediate Past Chair. The motion to accept my resignation and appoint Jim Fryman State Chair has obtained fourteen (14) votes, which constitutes a majority of the Board Members currently serving. Quorum was achieved. Additional votes not yet cast may be posted for posterity. I wish Jim Fryman a most enjoyable term in office.
Dr. Stevens urged a YES vote on the motion to grant his request to be excused from his duty. The fourteen (14) Yes votes were cast by the following members of the Board of Directors of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania:
Betsy Summers (Eastern Vice-Chair)
Jim Fryman (Western Vice-Chair)
Patti Fryman (Treasurer)
Lou Jasikoff (Immediate Past Chair)
John Karr (Election Committee Chair)
Greg Teufel (Legal Action Committee Chair)
Jay Burkos (Legislative Action Committee Chair)
Roy Minet (Media Relations Committee Chair)
Matthew Kelly (Membership Committee Chair)
Tyler Kobel (Blair County LP Representative)
Nicholas Hillman (Bucks County LP Representative)
Alex Humanick (Lehigh Valley LP Representative)
Marc Connuck (Northampton County LP Representative)
Dr. Tom Stevens (Philadelphia County LP Representative)
When casting votes, the following comments were made:
I would like to say thank you to Tom for his hard work to grow the party and to defend our ballot presence last November. (Patti Fryman – Treasurer)
I thank Tom Stevens very much for the many hours of effort he expended recruiting new members and defending our nomination petition signatures. (Roy Minet – Media Relations & Marketing Committee Chair)
I thank Dr. Stevens for his leadership and guidance. I wish him the best in all his future endeavors.(Alex Humanick – Lehigh Valley LP State Representative)
A year ago, the LPPA reached a height never expected by the major parties nor by the LP national leadership. That was not by accident. It was the direct result of the hard work of a group of dedicated liberty minded people, and Tom’s strong leadership. (Jay Burkos – Legislative Action Committee Chair)
Roy Minet, a declared candidate for State Chair at the next Annual Convention wrote:
For those of you who don’t know him, I will point out that Jim Fryman is a solid libertarian who has worked hard for the LPPA for years. He drives many hours to attend board meetings that are way closer to Philadelphia than to his home. He helped validate signatures in Philadelphia. Anyone WHO HAS BEEN ACTIVE helping the LPPA has surely gotten to know and respect Jim. I hope everybody will cooperate and help Jim as he takes on a difficult job that is only made more difficult by…(I’ll stop right there because I have promised not to tear down any other libertarian). Good luck, Jim, and you can count on my help and support.