Wes Wagner has learned the sources of funding for the lawsuit against the Libertarian Party of Oregon’s leadership. Through a search for the Libertarian Party of Oregon on the Oregon Secretary of State’s site, it is revealed that Aaron Starr, who is not a resident of that state, has contributed almost $100,000 to the Libertarian Party of Oregon.
This writer asked why, as chairman of the Libertarian Party of Oregon, Mr. Wagner never had access to the funds. Apparently, Starr paid as an in-kind contribution directly to the Oregon Republican Party general counsel, Tyler Smith, who also served as counsel for their lawsuit. He paid allegedly on behalf of the LPO, which is now LPO v2, the miscellaneous committee run by Reeves and company.
The Reeves group has recently filed, as per instructions from the Secretary of State, as a Political Action Committee. They are using the name “Libertarian Party of Oregon” for their PAC.
Aaron Starr was formerly the chairman of the Libertarian Party of California, and also served as the Treasurer of the Libertarian National Committee. He is currently serving on the Audit Committee of the Libertarian National Committee. He also is a contributor to IPR.
Disclaimer: Mr. Starr and I have both been elected within the last month to serve on the Judicial Committee for the California Libertarian Party.