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Libertarian Party: Attorney Alicia I. Dearn Announces Run for Vice President

3571434_origAnnouncement from Alicia I. Dearn’s Campaign:

April 24, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO Attorney Alicia I. Dearn officially announces her run for Vice President on the
Libertarian ticket. Dearn is a tough executive and trial lawyer who has demonstrated throughout her career that she is dedicated to liberty and justice.

Dearn is the owner and CEO of Bellatrix PC, a business-facing law firm. Dearn also served as General Counsel to Governor Gary Johnson’s Libertarian campaigns for U.S. Presidency in 2012 and 2016. Notably, she successfully defended multiple legal challenges to Governor Johnson’s placement on ballots in 2012. Dearn has faced and defeated some of the nation’s top ranked election law attorneys in multiple eleventh hour state electoral proceedings simultaneously.

Alicia Dearn is exactly what is needed in Washington today. She has continued to challenge the status quo and has been an outspoken advocate for personal liberty and freedom. As an entrepreneur and employer, Ms. Dearn understands that government doesn’t create jobs, small businesses do. “Liberty is the best job creator. Liberty is better than Government. Liberty is better than politicians,” states Dearn. “Because liberty is opportunity. Liberty is possibility.”

About Alicia I. Dearn

Alicia I. Dearn, Esq. is the founder of Bellatrix PC, a woman-owned law firm with offices in Saint Louis, Missouri and San Diego, California. Bellatrix PC handles lawsuits and business transactions in the areas of business, employment, real estate, civil litigation and election law. With a lengthy resume in both federal and state courts, Ms. Dearn’s litigation practice includes trials, appeals, and class actions. Ms. Dearn has obtained both seven figure judgments and full defense verdicts for her clients. Ms. Dearn is recognized as a Most Admired CEO, Women Who Mean Business, SuperLawyer, and Best of the Bar. She regularly publishes and speaks on topics of law, politics and business. Ms. Dearn is currently serving a two-year term as President of the Saint Louis Chapter of the National Association of Professional Women. For more information on Alicia Dearn and her bid for Vice President, please visit http://dearn2016.com.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Gentner at (513) 202-3535 or Press@Dearn2016.com .

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The Dearn Campaign has released these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEFvuQ7GAEw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVHff54BHRY&feature=youtu.be

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Caryn Ann Harlos

Caryn Ann Harlos is a paralegal residing in Castle Rock, Colorado and presently serving as the Region 1 Representative on the Libertarian National Committee and is a candidate for LNC Secretary at the 2018 Libertarian Party Convention. Articles posted should NOT be considered the opinions of the LNC nor always those of Caryn Ann Harlos personally. Caryn Ann's goal is to provide information on items of interest and (sometimes) controversy about the Libertarian Party and minor parties in general not to necessarily endorse the contents.

13 Comments

  1. Joe Wendt Joe Wendt April 25, 2016

    I still prefer Coley for VP.

  2. Steven Wilson Steven Wilson April 25, 2016

    Having worked for Gary Johnson; it is safe to say, as goes Johnson so goes Dearn.

  3. Stewart Flood Stewart Flood April 25, 2016

    Interesting. This may be Johnson’s way of floating a potential running mate without doing it officially, or it is possible that several Johnson supporters will be running and it will be a real race — assuming he’s the nominee. My guess is that if he does not get it, she might drop out. But you never know…

  4. Andy Andy April 25, 2016

    I spoke to Alicia Dearn in 2012 after myself and some other petition circulators got harassed at some colleges and some other public venues in Alabama. Some of these venues would not let us collect signatures at all, and others severely handicapped our signature gathering efforts by limiting us to “free speech zones” that cut us off from talking to a lot of people. This almost caused the petition drive to place Gary Johnson on the ballot to fail in Alabama, and it caused the Libertarian Party to have to shell out several thousand dollars to bring more petition circulators to Alabama to save the petition drive, which would not have been necessary if we had not been illegally run out of and/or severely restricted at these public venues.

    Ms. Dearn acted like she was going to take legal action over these civil liberties violations, or at least write some letters or make some phone call about them, yet she never ended up doing anything.

    I am not saying this as an attack against Ms. Dearn, she could be a fine person, but I was disappointed that there was no follow through with doing anything about the government officials in Alabama who sabotaged our ballot access petition drive, and almost caused it to fail.

    We talked to one or two other Libertarian attorneys about what happened in Alabama and they also did nothing.

    The fact that nothing was done about any of these civil liberties abuses that happened during the 2012 LP petition drive in Alabama means that they will likely happen again.

    Don’t think that this type of stuff only happens in Alabama, as the same problem occurs in the rest of the nation to one degree or another. I’d say that it is the number one reason for petition drives failing or running over budget.

  5. DJH2036 DJH2036 April 25, 2016

    So how is the Libertarian VP selected? Do candidates just name them, and they’re voted on, are they voted on without the candidate’s preference stated, or what?

    Also- how are the delegates awarded? Do the states decide, or do the delegates just all go in 100% unbound?

  6. Richard Winger Richard Winger April 25, 2016

    Alicia Dearn had some serious health problems in the past which probably kept her from helping our Alabama petitioners.

    I have never met her, but she did a magnificent job with the amicus curiae brief to the US Supreme Court over Michigan’s sore loser law. It had some political science and history professors names on it, and also John B. Anderson, and it was really, really good. It’s true the US Supreme Court wouldn’t hear the case, but that isn’t much of a surprise, because that Court hasn’t accepted any election law cases filed by a minor party or an independent candidate since 1991 (unless one counts Chandler v Harris, which was filed by a Georgia Libertarian candidate against a Georgia law that said all candidates for state office had to be tested for illegal drugs in their blood). We won that one.

  7. Stewart Flood Stewart Flood April 25, 2016

    “Also- how are the delegates awarded? Do the states decide, or do the delegates just all go in 100% unbound?”

    I’ve seen dog collars and leashes on the convention floor, but no one actually bound.

    I do not believe any state binds their delegates, since we have no primaries — despite what you’ve read about some states. My understanding is that unless someone voluntarily agrees to abide by directions from their state party, the ByLaws don’t allow delegates to be bound to vote for anyone. Or at least they don’t define any process that would permit it.

  8. Steven Wilson Steven Wilson April 25, 2016

    Perhaps with her legal record she could run for the Presidential nomination. Her education and experience surpass the current role call of candidates.

  9. José C José C April 25, 2016

    I like these ads. They are better than the one made by another Vice-Presidential candidate (the one who is supporting McAfee). The issue with McAfee’s ad is that I do not see the message behind it. What is the message?

    José C.

  10. Andy Andy April 25, 2016

    Richard, I do not know the time frame of Ms. Dearn’s health problems, and I am sorry to hear about them. The time frame I am talking about from Alabama would have been August to early September of 2012. I spoke to Ms. Dearn on the phone during this time period and she gave no indication of having health problems, and she was in fact working for Gary Johnson 2012.

    I have been disappointed on multiple ocassions by the unwillingness of Libertarian attorneys to stand up for our rights. Thus problem is not just with the LP, as I have seen other organizations show the same timid behavior, or just not caring, or being “too busy”, but I would hope to have expected more out of self professed Libertarians.

  11. Freudian slip Freudian slip April 25, 2016

    Andy,

    Ever considered going to law school yourself?

  12. DJH2036 DJH2036 April 25, 2016

    Thanks for the explanation Stewart Flood.
    And considering Tara Indiana is running for the LP nomination, there may be some dog collars on the convention floor…

  13. George Whitfield George Whitfield April 25, 2016

    I was impressed by the extensive “Issues” part of her website with videos along with wording explaining her positions.

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