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Ted Weill, Reform Party Presidential Nominee in 2008, Died on November 20, 2009

From Ballot Access News:

Ballot Access News has just learned that Ted Weill died on November 20, 2009, age 84. He was the 2008 presidential nominee of the Reform Party, although he only appeared on the ballot of his home state of Mississippi. He had been a leader of the Reform Party in Mississippi ever since the party had been formed in 1995. He was survived by six children, 14 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.


  1. Jake Jake January 12, 2010


    I’ve heard stories quite like yours about Mr. Weill.

    I still feel bad that the RPUSA and the SPOs were unable to give him at least 12-15 states and some respectable sort of presidential run…. in 2012 we must run local candidates and a presidential ticket in his honor.

    Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, CT, New Jersey, Louisiana, Mississippi(his home state), Nebraska, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and any other state that has been active in the Reform Party, or is beginning to build we must run candidates/endorse candidates in 2012 for Ted Weill… simple as that.

  2. Don Lake .......... More Don Lake .......... More January 10, 2010

    As I [vaguely] remember,

    Tom was an ‘out reach kinda guy

    and I remember him being friends

    with Phil Sawyer ………

    [if wrong, I apologize ……….]

  3. Don Lake .......... More Don Lake .......... More January 9, 2010

    Forwarded Message:
    remembrances of Ted Weill [Mississippi]
    remembrances of Ted Weill [Mississippi]
    Friday, January 8, 2010 5:04 PM
    “Donald Lake”

    As dysfunction as some of his personal life, political life, and married life were he was generous. to a fault.

    When I was in better health, I was promoting the idea of third party types abandoning the standard, over used Eagle and Eagle Head icon.

    In the official print organ, my unofficial news letter and other wise, I was plugging for Teddy Roosevelt, the Bull Moose and ‘Theodore’ Bear as non Dem and non GOP symbols. I got a bunch of thrift store stuffed teddy bears, and put REFORM baby sized tee shirts on them.

    I mailed these samples all over. Not one thank you telephone call, not one thank you card or letter, not one response.

    Except for Ted! His Mississippi group sent boxes and boxes of similar promotional items. Right now one of the REFORM shower gloves hangs in my shower.

    Ted Weill, a different breed of cat.

    Donald R. Lake, former ‘publisher’ [Communications Committee Chair] of Reform Party USA monthly print house organ, California

  4. Dennis Dennis January 9, 2010

    @ Jake,

    Aww thanks. I shall try. 🙂

  5. Jake Jake January 8, 2010

    Of course you can put it online. Also, your website is excellent.

    Dennis, I would try to get it put on the blog roll on the left hand side of IPR and also try to get on some other websites, because you’ve got some great interviews and articles up on there.

  6. Jake Jake January 8, 2010

    I had the oppurtunity to meet Mr. Weil during the 2008 Convention in Dallas. He actually bought me dinner and that Sunday a few of us had breakfast.

    He was a great guy who truly would do anything to have the Reform Party get back on its feet. This will sound corny, but everytime I work on RP things and rebuild NJ I remember some of the intelligent and inspirational things that he said while I was in Texas.

    Lastly, I would like to say that it seems like another Reformer died in CT. He was actually a candidate too.

  7. Dennis Dennis January 8, 2010

    I interviewed Mr. Weill a few weeks before his passing. He was an inspiration, and I hope his legacy will continue to inspire those in the RPUSA.

    RIP Brother.

  8. James W. Clifton James W. Clifton January 7, 2010

    I knew this last week. Is there a way to provide news to IPR?

    Mississippi is my home state and I was glad to see somewhat of a break from the two-party system with Mr. Weil’s formation of the Independent Party of Mississippi and then the Reform Party of Mississippi.

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