Libertarian activist Stephen P. Gordon died unexpectedly September 5, 2018 at the age of 56. An Alabama native, Gordon resided in New York since 2014, working for Project Veritas.
Gordon’s involvement in the Libertarian Party dates back to the 1990’s, when he co-founded two local chapters in Georgia. Upon returning to Alabama in 2002, Gordon’s national profile grew. He managed Aaron Russo‘s 2004 campaign for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, and after the convention, worked as communications director for Libertarian presidential nominee Michael Badnarik. After a stint on Congressman Ron Paul‘s 2008 presidential campaign, Gordon successfully drafted Congressman Bob Barr to seek and win the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nomination. Barr employed Gordon as e-campaign manager.
In addition, Gordon served as political director of the national Libertarian Party from 2006 to 2007 and chaired the Libertarian Party of Alabama, starting in 2007. Online, Gordon edited the Hammer of Truth political blog and owned the now-defunct Third Party Watch. Gordon was involved in a near-fatal traffic collision in 2011. In his first public appearance after the accident, Gordon spoke at the Prohibition Party National Convention in Cullman, Alabama.
A funeral service was held September 12 in Florence, Alabama.
- Wikipedia Page
- Wikinews article with snippet interview of Gordon
- Obituary on Spry-Williams Funeral Home Website
- Obituary Guestbook
- Stephen Gordon bans George Phillies from LSLA; Phillies responds with motion
- Libertarian Party of Alabama Chair Stephen Gordon speaks out about gas price gouging laws, gas shortages, and the Wall Street bailout proposal
- Libertarian Party of Alabama Chair Steve Gordon discusses Tea Parties on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow
- Former Libertarian Party of Alabama Chair Steve Gordon on Rachel Maddow again discussing Tea Parties
- Prohibition Party convention speakers: George Wallace Jr., Richard Winger, Steve Gordon, Eunie Smith, Joe Godfrey
- IPR articles about Stephen Gordon