Joe Bishop-Henchman: List of candidates running for LNC positions, 2020


2018-20 LNC

Via Joe Bishop-Henchman on facebook:

LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR LNC OFFICE 2020 (list will be updated as candidates declare, let me know if I’m missing anyone):

Chair:
Joe Bishop-Henchman
Jacob Lamont
Mike Shipley
Joshua Smith
Luke Wenke

Vice Chair:
Richard Longstreth
Ken Moellman
Stephen Quinn

Secretary:
Brian Ellison
Caryn Ann Harlos
Cecil Ince
Evan McMahon

Treasurer:
Tim Hagan

LNC At-Large (5 seats):
Henry Conoly
Sam Goldstein
Jared Hall
Kieran Ó Sé
Erik Raudsep
Bill Redpath
Valerie Sarwark
Paige Sexton
Boomer Shannon

REGION 1
Craig Bowden
Alex Flores

REGION 2
Stephen Nekhaila
Omar Recuero
Martin Cowen (running for alternate)
David Sexton (running for alternate)

REGION 3
Dustin Nanna
Elizabeth Van Horn
Tim Yow Jr. (running for alternate)

REGION 4
Jeff Hewitt (already elected representative)
Tim Ferreira (already elected alternate)

REGION 5
David Valente (running for alternate)

REGION 6
John Phillips Jr.
Jim Schultz (running for alternate)
Zachary Taylor (running for alternate)

REGION 7
Whitney Bilyeu
Erin Adams (running for alternate)

REGION 8
Rich Bowen
Tucker Coburn
Spencer Dias
Pat Ford
Ashley Shade (running for alternate)

This list omits non-human animal candidates such as Dulap Nelson for Chair and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Perry) for at large. Several of the candidates listed their contact information in the facebook thread linked at the top, and additional candidates will be added at the original link and may or may not be added here. They are welcome to comment here as well.

I’m interested in possibly publishing statements and/or Q&As with the candidates for the officer positions, if they would like to submit some. If anyone has questions you would like to send to specific officer position candidates please post them in the comment thread here. If we get enough I’ll attempt to contact them for a Q&A interview.

As far as the regions go (see map at https://www.lp.org/libertarian-national-committee/) , I’m not aware of which states are moving regions, other than Nevada is moving from Region 4 to Region 1 and two states are considering joining Region 7, but I have not learned which ones. According to what I saw posted on the LNC list the regions have to be finalized by May 23.

24 thoughts on “Joe Bishop-Henchman: List of candidates running for LNC positions, 2020

  1. Jared

    Whoops, never mind. Just checked his Twitter feed and saw that he dropped out of the race last month and endorsed Joshua Smith.

  2. paulie Post author

    After the last several weeks of LNC sniping, I expect that movement will be getting a lot more traction.

  3. paulie Post author

    ” Brian Ellison for LNC Secretary

    My name is Brian Ellison, and I’d love the opportunity to serve as your next secretary on the Libertarian National Committee.

    I’ve been leery about seeking a representative position, because fundamentally I’ve always questioned the motives of those who aggressively seek these positions. However, this year is different. I believe the LNC is in need of a massive overhaul. I know that my tenacity, temperament, intelligence, and sound commitment to principled and practical decision making will be a massive benefit to the LNC and the Libertarian Party as a whole.

    My professional career as a construction manager gives me all of the qualifications needed to serve as an effective and efficient secretary for the party. I’ve been doing secretarial tasks for my entire professional career. This type of work is not new to me.

    While I currently serve as the chair of the Libertarian Party of Michigan’s Legislative Committee, my tenure with the Libertarian Party has been primarily focused on campaigning and political activism. All of my campaigns have been for federal office, as I sought to represent pure libertarian values, on a platform that would elevate our message to the largest audience possible. As a candidate for US Senate and US House, I’ve fully embraced the concept of bold and audacious messaging, as I see that as the most effective way to campaign in races that are unwinnable. As a result, I’ve earned local, state, national, and international press coverage in my past races.

    However, the role of the LNC is much different than that of a federal candidate. The LNC is not a platform to be used to promote personal or factional agendas. Officers of this party must understand and adhere to libertarian principles, but have a commitment to represent the members in a professional and positive manner at all times. I have done this throughout my career and will do this as an officer of our party.

    Please support me in this endeavor, and together we can efficiently and practically manage the business of our party, as the dedicated members work tirelessly to achieve a world set free!”

  4. paulie Post author

    ” Victoria Paige Sexton, LNC Region 2 Alternate & At-Large Candidate
    2 hrs

    Who is Victoria Paige Sexton?

    Victoria Paige Sexton was born in Memphis, TN and has spent the majority of her life living in West Tennessee. She is married to David Sexton, Libertarian Party of Tennessee Vice Chairman, and has two children, Jonathan and Amelia.

    Paige is an alumni of Union University in Jackson, TN where in 2015 she received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She currently works as a trauma and emergency float pool registered nurse at Regional One Health and Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare in Memphis, TN.

    She is a member of the Tennessee Emergency Nurses Association, Tennessee Nurses Association, and the American Cannabis Nurses Association. Through these organizations she advocates for patient rights to cannabis treatment, the ending of violence towards healthcare workers, full practice authority for nurse practitioners, and safer nurse:patient ratios.

    In her free time Paige enjoys lounging at home with her dogs Bill Murray, Maddie, and Tessie. You will often times find her nose deep in a crime suspense novel with a steaming cup of tea in her hand. As a family the Sexton’s enjoy riding bikes, camping, kayaking, watching HGTV, and playing board games.”

  5. paulie Post author

    ” Joe Bishop-Henchman shared a post.
    Admin · 7 hrs

    My husband is right.

    I’ve spent the days since Saturday’s LNC meeting trying to help make what we decided succeed. I’ve been on the test calls and passed along brutally frank bullet points of things that need to be fixed. I’ve been counseling patience to people who want to go all online, reminding people it needs 2/3 of all delegates and that a lot in the party are in less-hard-hit areas and still aren’t convinced in-person is not happening. I’ve been sanguine about the Chair election being pushed from May to July, telling people we will carry on and win it whenever they finally let the delegates vote.

    I can’t speak to motive but it sure seems like a handful of my colleagues are hoping and working for the party’s failure. Perhaps they think conducting online business is so impossible that it shouldn’t happen; to that my response is that every other business and organization on the planet is figuring out now how to make it work. Perhaps they think going online is against the Bylaws; to that my response is I put forward three options to do it legally (pro forma convention, amend Articles of Incorporation, later ratification). Perhaps they think that they have a better way to do it; to that my response is put it on the table for consideration instead of just blocking everyone else’s way forward.

    I have donors asking why they should keep investing in us if we behave like this. I have candidates – including winnable candidates in the mountain West and candidates associated with the Mises Caucus – telling me the parliamentary games from this group are destructive.

    I know this is frustrating. I’ve wondered about the value of the time and effort I’m spending on it. But I’m going to stick it out. We are so close to an amazing year if we can just figure out a way to get our elections done. We’ve never had all the amazing candidates that we have now, the energized base of activists, and the opportunity served to us on a platter by the two other parties.

    If elected Chair – whenever the LNC lets delegates vote on that one – I will work hard to fix these problems. I will create a true working cabinet of LNC officers. I will work with the LNC to set strategic metrics and get us focused on providing meaningful oversight of our progress on those goals. I will invite our state chairs and other party leaders to be in a diverse advisory group to ensure constant communication between LPHQ and our people on the ground. I will completely overhaul our convention planning process, so that we are nimble and prepared rather than obstinate and flat-footed. I will do more to highlight the best of what we do so people can emulate it, and personally try to set a good example for a culture of teamwork and building and growth.

    Help me. Don’t threaten to leave, threaten to stay.”

  6. William Saturn

    “In her free time Paige enjoys lounging at home with her dogs Bill Murray, Maddie, and Tessie. You will often times find her nose deep in a crime suspense novel with a steaming cup of tea in her hand. As a family the Sexton’s enjoy riding bikes, camping, kayaking, watching HGTV, and playing board games.”

    Is Bill Murray seeking a position?

  7. paulie Post author

    Not to my knowledge, but that would be a good question for her. She is one of the people who commented on the original thread.

  8. ATBAFT

    Jim Lark is retiring? Wow, how many years has he been on LNC? A lot of knowledge will depart with Jim.
    He seems to have earned the respect of almost everyone. I hope he receives some honor and recognition at the Convention. I suppose that leaves Bill Redpath as senior LNC member (if he wasn’t already).
    I know the graveyards are filled with indispensable men and women, but every deliberative body needs a few “old heads” if just for nostalgia’s sake. Best wishes, Jim.

  9. paulie Post author

    Did you hear that he is retiring, or just based on this? It may just be that he has not said anything so that may be why he is not listed.

  10. ATBAFT

    Paulie: I didn’t see Jim Lark’s name so just assumed at this point he would have declared or not. Maybe Jim or someone close to him can respond.

  11. paulie Post author

    According to an email from Susan Hogarth, Jim Lark is in fact not seeking another term as region rep, and she is switching from running for another term as alt to running for full rep. She has also resigned as LPNC chair and handed over that position to Brent DeRidder.

  12. paulie Post author

    Updated list via JBH:

    LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR LNC OFFICE 2020 (list will be updated as candidates declare, let me know if I’m missing anyone):

    Chair:
    Joe Bishop-Henchman
    Jacob Lamont
    Mike Shipley
    Joshua Smith
    Luke Wenke

    Vice Chair:
    Richard Longstreth
    Ken Moellman
    Stephen Quinn

    Secretary:
    Brian Ellison
    Caryn Ann Harlos
    Cecil Ince
    Evan McMahon

    Treasurer:
    Tim Hagan

    LNC At-Large (5 seats):
    Henry Conoly
    Sam Goldstein
    Jared Hall
    Kieran Ó Sé
    Erik Raudsep
    Bill Redpath
    Valerie Sarwark
    Paige Sexton
    Boomer Shannon

    REGION 1
    Craig Bowden
    Alex Flores

    REGION 2
    Stephen Nekhaila
    Omar Recuero
    Martin Cowen (running for alternate)
    David Sexton (running for alternate)

    REGION 3
    Dustin Nanna
    Elizabeth Van Horn
    Tim Yow Jr. (running for alternate)

    REGION 4
    Jeff Hewitt (already elected representative)
    Tim Ferreira (already elected alternate)

    REGION 5
    Susan Hogarth
    David Valente (running for alternate)

    REGION 6
    John Phillips Jr.
    Jim Schultz (running for alternate)
    Zachary Taylor (running for alternate)

    REGION 7
    Whitney Bilyeu
    Erin Adams (running for alternate)

    REGION 8
    Rich Bowen
    Tucker Coburn
    Spencer Dias
    Pat Ford
    Ashley Shade (running for alternate)

  13. paulie Post author

    I believe they would bring a more calm and mature attitude to the LNC than what we have seen exhibitted in the last few weeks by some hard working, passionate, well meaning people who can’t manage to disagree agreeably.

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