From the East Oregonian:
SALEM — A reconciliation is in the works between the long-splintered Libertarian Party of Oregon.
Since 2011, there have been two organizations calling themselves the Libertarian Party of Oregon. One is officially recognized by the Secretary of State’s Office. The other group is not.
Kyle Markley, the recognized party’s chairman, says that “tensions have eased considerably” since last summer and the leaders of both groups have met several times.… Read more ...
LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF OREGON TO HOLD 2017 CONVENTION Saturday, 17 June
The Libertarian Party of Oregon will hold its 2017 business convention, featuring Libertarian National Committee Chair Nick Sarwark and the founder and chair of the Libertarian Party Historical Preservation Committee, Caryn Ann Harlos as speakers.
The convention will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on 17 June 2017, starting at 9:15 in the morning. … Read more ...
This was sent to us anonymously. It spells out a long-awaited resolution to the dispute over who the rightful leaders of the Libertarian Party of Oregon are.
After six years of infighting over the Libertarian Party of Oregon, the feuding factions have declared a truce.
In 2011, there was a bylaws crisis that made it practically impossible to make quorum at convention.… Read more ...
Richard Burke has tried (and failed) yet again to get the state of Oregon’s Secretary of State to accept their PAC as the actual Libertarian Party of Oregon. In the following document sent last month, Burke sent a list of candidates he says should be listed on the November ballot, in lieu of those placed by the actual Libertarian Party of Oregon.… Read more ...
The following letters were written by Richard Burke, and the response was written by Kyle Markley. Richard Burke is the secretary of a PAC called Libertarian Party of Oregon, which is not the actual Libertarian Party of Oregon political party. Both the Libertarian National Committee and the Secretary of State of Oregon do not recognize Burke’s PAC as the actual political party called Libertarian Party of Oregon.… Read more ...
The mail-in primary for the Libertarian Party of Oregon concluded on May 27. Unlike the Libertarian primaries in California, Nebraska, North Carolina, Missouri, and Minnesota, the Oregon primary had general election ballot implications. Libertarians in Oregon voted to nominate their own ticket based on these primary results rather than follow what the national Libertarian Party decided at the Convention in Orlando. … Read more ...
This was originally posted by Caryn Ann Harlos.
This letter was provided to IPR editor Caryn Ann Harlos.
Dear Ms. Salvette,
I have received your email rejecting the Libertarian Party of Oregon’s list of delegates for the 2016 Libertarian National Convention in Orlando. In your reply of May 8, your reason for rejecting our delegates is:
“Since 2011 the national Libertarian Party and the State of Oregon have recognized the Wagner/Hedbor group as the official Libertarian Party in Oregon.”
Respectfully, this is demonstrably untrue.… Read more ...
This exchange has been seen on Libertarian Party email lists.
Dear Mr. Epstein:
The 2016 LP Credentials Committee has considered your April 16 submission of delegates from Oregon for the convention in Orlando. We regret that we cannot accept these delegates for Oregon.
Since 2011 the national Libertarian Party and the State of Oregon have recognized the Wagner/Hedbor group as the official Libertarian Party in Oregon.… Read more ...
The long history of this saga has been documented extensively on IPR. The reader looking for some history can start here and here.
As a state chair of an affiliated state party, I have a direct interest
in how affiliation issues are handled.
Years ago, the LNC Executive Decision came to conclusions about the
Oregon affiliate, based on the facts available to them at that time.… Read more ...
It appears that the PAC called the Libertarian Party of Oregon still wants to become the Libertarian Party of Oregon political party affiliate as opposed to being a PAC.
The following letter has been sent to M Carling:
JudComm Clarification Request (1)
Carling promises a response, and we will update the article when we receive that response.… Read more ...
This letter was copied to IPR by Richard P. Burke and directed to various parties within the dispute surrounding the Libertarian Party in Oregon with carbon copies sent to the LNC.
After reading the responses to Ian Epstein’s conciliatory letter of Oct. 8, 2015 some of us thought it might be best if I made a personal attempt at reaching out to you because of my long history with the party.
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This letter was sent to the members of the Libertarian National Committee today by M Carling, the current chairman of the Judicial Committee of the Libertarian Party.
Libertarian Party Judicial Committee
Oct 15, 2015
To whom it may concern:
The dispute between factions of the Libertarian Party of Oregon has never been a question of which organization is the affiliate of the Libertarian National Committee.… Read more ...