The following have been elected by either the LNC or the top 10 State Affiliates as members of the 2014 Libertarian Party Platform Committee (the LNC, or the relevant state chair, as well as each member has now confirmed their election to the committee):
01) Sarah Bales (CA)
02) Joe Buchman (Interim Chair)
03) Laura Delhomme (VA)
04) John Fockler (OH)
05) Sam Goldstein (At Large)
06) Mark Grannis (At Large)
07) Joe Hauptmann (At Large)
08) Brian Holtz (At Large)
09) Lynn House (At Large)
10) Nathan Kleffman (TX)
11) Andy Lecureaux (MI)
12) Chris Maden (IL)
13) Alicia Mattson (GA)
14) Roy Minet (PA)
15) Travis Nicks (At Large)
16) Christian Padgett (NY)
17) Tom Rhodes (FL)
18) Debbie Schum (At Large)
19) Rebecca Sink-Burris (At Large)
20) Dianna Visek (At Large)
Additionally the following alternates to the committee have been confirmed:
Henry Haller (Alternate, PA)
Ann Leech (Alternate, OH)
Ken Prazak (Alternate, IL)
John Wayne Smith (Alternate, At Large)
Starchild (Alternate, At Large)
Aaron Starr (Alternate, CA)
firstname.lastname@example.org has been created as an email address for public submission of ideas to the Platform Committee.
Direct contact information for some of the committee members (those who desire to share it publicly) may be found at:
(Note: Updated information was submitted for the LP.ORG page over a week ago; The site is expected to be updated soon.)
Identical information (as well as a transparent history of the verification of the various members and other comments) is also available on the 2014 Libertarian Party Platform Committee’s Facebook page at:
Interim chair Buchman has announced his intention to poll the committee within the next few weeks to “brainstorm” the best time/place for the committee’s first meeting.
The Convention Committee has confirmed that a room at the hotel in Columbus is available for platform discussion beginning two days prior to the start of the convention.
Interim Chair Buchman has also announced that he will not make any decision regarding the time/place of the first in-person meeting until after the LNC announces the time/place of its post-Dallas meeting, that he will give at least 6 weeks notice prior to the in-person meeting, and that he will make that decision before the end of January 2014. (Under Robert’s Rules of Order the interim chair has the authority/responsibility to determine the time/place for the first in-person meeting.)
In the past the committee has met as late as just prior to the Convention, as early as concurrent with the spring LNC meeting (the 2014 spring meeting date/place has not yet been announced by the LNC), or even earlier for a Platform-Committee only work session at a neutral site.
The permanent chair of the Platform Committee will be elected at the first in-person meeting of the committee (assuming a quorum is present).