Mr. Jeff Hewitt was elected as the new Regional Representative for Region 4, which includes California, New Mexico and Nevada, to the Libertarian National Committee. Mr. Hewitt now serves as mayor of Calimesa, CA, and is running for the State Assembly. He has also recently regrouped the Libertarian Party of Riverside.
Jeff Hewitt’s wife, Wendy, will serve as an Alternate At-Large Representative for the Libertarian Party of California.
Mr. Hewitt will be replacing Daniel Wiener, Longtime Representative
Here is the email Mr. Dan Wiener sent to the Libertarian National Committee Discuss List, announcing his departure and replacement:
Hello everyone and goodbye,
Like Scott Lieberman, I chose not to run for re-election to the LNC at this weekend’s California LP convention. Jeff Hewitt has been elected as the new Region 4 LNC representative, and no one was elected as the new Region 4 LNC alternate (i.e., no candidate for alternate received a majority of the votes as required by the LPC Bylaws). The LPC Executive Committee will be filling the vacant alternate position, probably at its meeting immediately following the close of the LPC convention, later this afternoon. These changes will take effective in a few minutes, as soon as the LNC convention officially adjourns. I’ll see you all in Orlando.
Thanks to Mr. Wiener for his six years of service in this capacity!
From Scott Lieberman, Region 4’s Alternate Regional Representative, sent a little earlier in the day:
I am writing this from the LP of California Annual Meeting.
I am not running for re-election to the LNC. Since the Libertarian Party of California elects its LNC Regional Representative and Regional Alternate at our annual meeting, this means we will possibly have a new LNC Regional Representative, and definitely have a new Regional Alternate, starting immediately after our elections. That will be sometime this afternoon.
Robert and Wes – as of right now, I am still the Regional Alternate for California, so please do not remove me from this list until you receive official word from an officer of the LP of California that we have elected a new Regional Alternate.
It has been a great pleasure working with all of you and your predecessors over the past 20 years. Yes – I have been on the LNC continuously for the past 20 years. That is a new record, which will probably stand for at least a couple of years.
Although I will not be attending LNC Sessions any more, I will still be active in my county and state Libertarian Parties. And of course, I will be attending the National Convention in Orlando.
I hope all of you enjoy the last few months of this LNC term.
Scott Lieberman Region 4 Alternate, Libertarian National Committee/
But, then, this was sent:
It looks like the e-mail I sent below was a little premature.
I don’t have all the details, because I had to leave early to catch my plane home.
The information that I have says that none of the candidates who were running for my Alternate position got the required majority of votes necessary to elect a replacement.
In that situation, my understanding is that our State Executive Committee, which meets right after our Annual Meeting adjourns, did not choose a new LNC Regional Alternate.
So – I am pretty sure that I am still the LNC Alternate from Region 4 until my successor is chosen.
If my assumptions above are correct, I will be happy to serve as the Lame Duck Alternate from California for the time being. (yes, I know I am asking for it with that comment).
I will update this article when the new alternate is chosen, although it may not be until the next Executive Committee Meeting for the LP CA.
Thanks also to Dr. Lieberman! Twenty years plus of service is definitely appreciated!