I will not name my source unless he/she wants to step forward, but this is from a member of the LNC. -Paulie
1) Redpath’s motion did not have support. According to George Phillies, that motion was: “We move to appoint Rebecca Sink-Burris and John Jay Myers as At-Large Representatives to the Libertarian National Committee for the remainder of the 2010-2012 term.” This does not mean that they won’t necessarily be the people chosen, just that the committee is not ready to decide now without considering other people first.
2) The At Large vacancies will NOT be filled by mail ballot, they will be filled at the next regular meeting.
3) It will probably be a secret ballot with 8-10 or possibly more names (each LNC member will vote for two names, as I understand it) and the top two most frequently chosen will win.
4) My prior info on this was outdated. Pat Dixon does NOT want to be on the LNC, his state committee wants him to focus on Texas, not on National. This would still be the case even if the LNC was willing to approve both himself and John Jay Myers.
5) Judge Gray is probably interested, but my source was not 100% sure. The information I got was that the Judge will stand a better chance if he goes to the next LNC meeting in person (same for others applying).
6) Myers has some support but no one is guaranteed to win as it stands.
7) There is no official list of candidates, nor any official application process, at this point it is informal and may well stay that way.
8 ) Given the names we have actually heard so far, and presuming the info about Dixon is correct, the person I was talking to and myself provisionally agreed that Myers and Gray sound like the best choices at this time. This is not an official IPR stance; IPR takes no position in the matter.
That is all I can remember from the conversation at this time.
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