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New (R) Oregon SOS Reaffirms Current Libertarian Party of Oregon Leadership

Dennis Michael Richardson, Oregon Secretary of State

DATELINE: SALEM OREGON – In a Press Release distributed earlier today, headlined “Oregon Secretary of State reaffirms existing Libertarian Party of Oregon leadership,” newly elected Oregon Secretary of State, Dennis Michael Richardson, announced he had “reaffirmed that control of the Libertarian Party of Oregon (LPO) is to remain in the hands of its current leadership.”  His full statement can be found HERE.… Read more ...

Warring Factions of the Libertarian Party of Oregon Finally Reach Resolution Regarding Party Leadership

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 ...

Burke Writes to the Oregon Secretary of State, Tries to Replace the Libertarian Party of Oregon’s Candidates

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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 ...

Heroic OAI State Director Burke Acts To Save Libertarian Party Candidates From Imminent Disaster!

Hero  In an email received by IPR earlier tonight, Richard Burke, Our America Initiative Oregon State Director (2011 to present) Congratulates, Thanks and then Admonishes Libertarian Party of Oregon Libertarian Candidates About the Clear and Present Danger of Being Eliminated as Candidates in Oregon by an Exploding Meteor or Equivalent and Heroically Acts to Avert Disaster.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Oregon: Richard Burke is at it again

Beating dead horse

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 ...

Ian Epstein of Libertarian Party of Oregon PAC Asks for Clarification of August’s Judicial Committee Ruling

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:

memorandumJudComm Clarification Request (1)

Carling promises a response, and we will update the article when we receive that response.… Read more ...

Kyle Markley Responds to Richard Burke’s Letter

Mr. Markley will be sending his own letter to the members of his district in response to Richard Burke’s letter:

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Libertarian Candidate in Oregon Receives Letter From Richard Burke Recommending He Vote for Republican Competitor

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Imagine the surprise Kyle Markley Libertarian candidate for Oregon House of Representives, felt when he opened a letter from Richard Burke. In it, Mr. Burke recommends he vote for his Republican competitor, Dan Mason.

Richard Burke, as many of our IPR readers know, has been involved in a dispute with the Libertarian Party of Oregon since spring 2011, saying that a different set of officers is the rightful leadership of the Libertarian Party of Oregon.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Oregon Disputes Claim They Have Endorsed Republican Candidate Jason Yates

Jason Yates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Libertarian Party of Oregon Admonishes Jason Yates; Accuses Him of Fraud for Claiming False and Misleading Endorsement

Wilsonville, Ore – September 25th, 2014 — The Libertarian Party of Oregon (LPO) State Committee voted yesterday to admonish Jason Yates, Republican Candidate for US Congressional District 1, and accuse him of fraud for making false and misleading claims that he is endorsed by the Libertarian Party of Oregon.

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Oregon’s Burke: “Helping Other 3rd Parties Benefits LP,” Preps for Wagner Candidate “Disqualifications”

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Split Rock Oregon Trail landmark near Muddy Gap.

Wednesday morning, 11 June 2014, several IPR contributors received a copy of an email from a third party with the allegation (and appearance) that it had been authored by Richard Burke.

The email indicated that Mr. Burke was offering his services to non-Libertarian third party candidates, claimed pro-bono robocall work had already been done for the Pacific-Green Party, related personal attendance at the Pacific-Green Party Convention, and revealed plans “to work with the Progressive Party, Constitution Party, and Working Families Party as well” noting “how dysfunctional the Libertarian Party of Oregon is right now.”

The complete text of the email is reproduced at the conclusion of this article.… Read more ...

Oregon’s Richard Burke Questioned About Flier Put Out By PAC

Richard Burke

From Politifact/Oregon
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Could Clackamas County residents have received nearly $48 million for police, fire and schools?

Local governments have long relied on urban renewal districts to redevelop blighted areas.

The districts temporarily freeze the amount of property taxes collected for public services such as police, fire protection and schools, then redirect the money to improvement projects inside the district.

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Legal Brief Filed by LNC Member for the Judicial Committee regarding the Oregon Ex Com Power Struggle

Independent Political Report has been sent a copy of a brief filed by an LNC member with the Judicial Committee regarding the power struggle in Oregon. Brad Ploeger, who is an alternate regional representative for Region 1, has filed a long brief with the Judicial Committee.

The past few months have seen the Ex Com from Oregon replaced by a new Ex Com by some members of the National Executive Committee.… Read more ...