Teen Libertarian Starts County Party Organization in PA

Press release sent to IPR: Trent Somes, III, may not be old enough to vote but that didn’t stop him from creating a new political organization dedicated to ensuring that the residents of one western Pennsylvania county can enjoy all of their freedoms, all of the time. The 17-year-old junior at Penn-Trafford High School founded the Westmoreland County Libertarians (WCL) after learning about libertarian ideals and realizing that they represent the best hope for securing our country’s future.

The WCL held its inaugural meeting yesterday afternoon on the steps of the historic Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg, PA. Following opening remarks by Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPA) media relations chair Nick Frollini, the WCL adopted its organizational documents, elected its initial officers, and formally approved a petition to the LPPA for recognition as the official Westmoreland Country affiliate of the Pennsylvania branch of the third largest political party in the country.

In addition to Trent, who was named chair of the WCL, elected were: Nick Testa, vice chair; Alexander Davis, finance chair; Evan Buchanan, treasurer; and Thomas Strang, secretary. While the other members of the board are old enough to vote, the average age is just 20 – making them among the youngest group of Libertarian leaders in the country.

See the full press release in .pdf

2 thoughts on “Teen Libertarian Starts County Party Organization in PA

  1. paulie Post author

    Carla Howell told me it will be either a blog post or LP news article (why not both?)

    And, I submitted it to the facebook team. Hopefully it will get more attention.

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