Email from Mark Hinkle. Links added:
Thanks for continuing to mention my candidacy for LP Chair.
I’ve just added Jim Lark to my list of past LP Chairs who are endorsing me.
That makes 6 now.
I wonder if any LP Chair candidate has every had 6 past LP Chairs as endorsers?
Past LP Chairs who’ve endorsed Mark Hinkle:
Alicia Clark, LNC Chair
David Bergland, LNC Chair & former Presidential candidate
Steve Dasbach, LNC Chair and former LNC National Director
Jim Lark, LNC Chair and current LNC member
Geoff Neale, LNC Chair
Dave Walter, LNC Chair
“I have known Mark Hinkle for more than 30 years and have always admired his constant dedication to Libertarian activism. I served with Mark on the LNC and recall him as always looking to reconcile opposing views, seeking compromises that were in the best interest of advancing the Party’s goals, and behaving professionally towards those with whom he disagreed. Given the unprecedented opportunities presented the LP, the Party needs a uniter, and Mark fills the bill.”
Past and Present LNC members who’ve endorsed Mark Hinkle:
Julie Fox, current LNC member & former LPI Treasurer 2001-04
“Since working with Mark Hinkle on the LNC since 2008, I have developed a great deal of respect for him. He has always taken objective, reasonable stances on LNC issues that do not run along the lines of any faction within the party. He serves as an individual and treats others that way. Mark feels as strongly as I do about having a unified party membership in order to build the LP. He has 35 years of experience within the LP, serving, among other positions, as the past LP California state chair and and as an LNC representative for seven years.
Ed Clark, 1980 presidential candidate & LNC member, CA
Dan Karlan, LNC Regional Representative, 4 time NJLP Chair, Current LP Bylaws Chair, NJ
Chuck Moulton, LNC Vice Chair, VA
Sharon Ayres, LNC Vice Chair, WA
Vicki Kirkland, former LNC member, FL
“I am endorsing Mark Hinkle for National Chair. I have known Mark for over 20 years having served on the National Committee with him. Mark is knowledgeable and experienced at the State and County level in all aspects of Party organization and he has great people skills.
Dale Hemming, SD
Jack Dean, CA
Ted Brown, CA
Other LP Activists who’ve endorsed Mark Hinkle
Jo Jorgensen, former Vice Presidential candidate 1996, SC
“As California LP Chair in the late 1990’s, Mark Hinkle tripled the membership of his state party. He and his team brought in several thousand new members. We need that kind of experience, leadership, and growth for the national party. That’s why I’m endorsing Mark Hinkle for National Chair.” – Dr. Jo Jorgensen
Rodney Austin, CA
Elizabeth C. Brierly, CA Former Editor California Freedom, Past President, & Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association
“What impresses me about Mark Hinkle are his unflappability, vision, good humor, management savvy, authentic passion for our cause–and willingness to take on positions of leadership and accountability.
For my past 15 years in the LP, I’ve watched as government & politicians have trashed our economy–culminating in immense dissatisfaction for Americans and the ripest time for the libertarian movement and the LP.
Meanwhile, I’ve watched as Mark Hinkle has continued to develop his skills, and to accumulate the experiences and grow the relationships vital to leading the LP to capitalize on that very dissatisfaction. He is now uniquely positioned to guide the LP in embracing today’s hordes of disenchanted “small L” libertarians who are ready to come home.
It’s time for Mark Hinkle’s long and outstanding record of LP leadership to converge with the national scene.”
Cathi Brown, Past Publicity Chair, Santa Clara County LP, CA
Marla Kojima (Bottemiller), WA
Paulie Cannoli, LP Road Warrior at large
Mark Dierolf, former Hartnell College Board Chairman, CA
John Inks, Libertarian elected to the Mountain View City Council, CA
Steve Kubby, former LP candidate for Governor, CA
Bruce Lagasse, NV
Nancy Neale, national LP convention organizer, TX
Saul Rackauskas, Secretary, Pima County LP, AZ
Mike Renzulli, AZ
Juan Ros, former LPC Executive Director, CA
Al Segalla, President: Calaveras County Taxpayers Association & Gold County Libertarians, CA
Christopher Schmidt, CA
John Wayne Smith, LP candidate for Governor, FL
Richard Winger, Editor: Ballot Access News, CA
Less Antman, long time activist and winner of the Karl Bray award for Activism, CA.
“Today’s LP needs a chair with the temperament and proven ability to work with everyone on the LNC and in the party. During his 38 years in the LP, that has described Mark Hinkle to a T.”
Carla Howell, President Center for Small Government, MA
“I endorse Mark Hinkle for Chair of the National Libertarian Party. He approaches party business with professionalism and practicality while being committed to advancing a small government, libertarian agenda. His long tenure as an activist is indicative of his commitment to the party’s goals.”
Kate O’Brien, elected Libertarian, Simi Valley, CA
Pat Wright, former LPC Chair who doubled membership from 2,000 to 4,000 in just over a year, CA.
“I worked with Mark a lot while I was chairman of the Libertarian Party of California. The goal was simple, double the party’s paid membership in one year. Mark has the right combination of attributes to create a goal and achieve it; common sense, determination, risk taking, etc. If you want to see the Libertarian Party grow I sincerely endorse Mark Hinkle for national chair.”
According to wikipedia, James (Jim) W. Lark III, Ph. D. served as the United States Libertarian Party National Chairman from 2000 to 2002. Lark is a professor of systems engineering at the University of Virginia where he spends much of his time coordinating LP activity on college campuses. He is currently the Region 5-South representative to the LNC.
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