New Chairman Elected For Libertarian National Committee

A new chairman has been elected to the Libertarian National Committee at the 2020 National Convention.

Joseph Bishop-Henchman, who served as an at-large member of the LNC from 2018-2020 was elected on the second ballot for the chairman election. Bishop-Henchman received 43.81% of the vote in the first round with Joshua Smith, also an at-large member from 2018-2020, coming in second with 33.71% of the vote. Tony D’Orazio, Chairman of the New York Libertarian Party came in a distant third with 8.87% of the vote.

After the first round of voting, Jacob Lamont, who came in 4th place with 6.19%, withdrew his name from consideration and Mike Shipley, who came in 5th place with 3.92% of the vote, was dropped as he was the lowest vote getter.

A motion was then put forth to drop all candidates except Joe Bishop-Henchman, Joshua Smith, and NOTA. The motion passed by 2/3rd vote. Therefore, Tony D’Orazio was dropped from the ballot as well.

On the second ballot, Joseph Bishop-Henchman won with 54.49% of the vote, while Joshua Smith obtained 39.11%.

Joseph Bishop-Henchman is an attorney who currently works as Vice President of Tax Policy & Litigation at the National Taxpayers Union. He is married to Ethan Bishop-Henchman and lives in Washington D.C., where he is the chairman of the Washington D.C. Libertarian Party. He received several notable endorsements, including from the Libertarian Pragmatist Caucus, Nicholas Sarwark, his predecessor as chairman, and Tim Hagan, the LNC Treasurer.

12 thoughts on “New Chairman Elected For Libertarian National Committee

  1. Krzysztof Lesiak

    Joshua Smith for LNC Chair 2020
    @JoshuaAtLarge
    ·
    Jul 1
    Thank you to
    @RonPaul
    for an awesome endorsement!
    https://twitter.com/JoshuaAtLarge/status/1278452032244940801

    I had no idea that Ron Paul endorsed Joshua Smith. One more reason why Smith should have been elected the chair of the LP. According to Wiki, Larry Sharpe endorsed Tony D’Orazio for chair while Justin Amash and Nicholas Sarwark endorsed Joseph Bishop-Henchman.

    After these disappointing results (from the perspective of a Ron Paul/Mises Caucaus paleolibertarian-oriented type person), it’s time to take a closer look at the L&L party:
    https://lifeandlibertyparty.com/

  2. paulie

    Yes, please encourage the RonPawPaw/Rockwell caucus/Paleoconservatives to go to them and leave the LP in peace so we can finally grow and be better. And in other good news at least you are not plugging AFP or something even more fash at the moment. The Ron Paul profit operation is known for selling its endorsements and Ron Paul does not personally know Josh Smith nor has had much of anything to do with the LP in 30+ years so draw your own conclusions.

  3. Krzysztof Lesiak

    ” And in other good news at least you are not plugging AFP or something even more fash at the moment. The Ron Paul profit operation is known for selling its endorsements and Ron Paul does not personally know Josh Smith nor has had much of anything to do with the LP in 30+ years so draw your own conclusions.”

    Thank you for the first sentence, I am trying to better myself and be more normal as opposed to a fringe weirdo. Also, since June 30th, I am taking three Big Pharma medications for bipolar disorder/ schizoaffective disorder, which should do the trick in keeping me stable as long as I don’t drink alcohol or smoke too much weed. And I have no doubt you are correct about the Ron Paul profit machine – the 2008 and 2012 campaigns were badly mismanaged from at least a financial perspective IMHO.

    Blankenship’s nomination has killed off what was left of the Constitution Party, so those that would normally gravitate there or more right-leaning libertarians should probably research the Life and LIberty Party. I like what I see so far from them. I interviewed J.R. Myers at the March 4th Free and Equal debate in Chicago and I’m impressed with him as a candidate as well.

  4. paulie

    Blankenship’s nomination has killed off what was left of the Constitution Party, so those that would normally gravitate there or more right-leaning libertarians should probably research the Life and LIberty Party.

    100% correct.

  5. paulie

    Atbaft 400s at peak in person, plus 500s at peak online. See the recent comments sidebar for the latest comments in the long convention live blog thread continued from the first sitting for all the details. Start at the bottom, scroll up as far as you want and please add or correct anything. Discussion of anything and everything related welcome on there as well.

  6. paulie

    Wolfefan you are correct, if the author does not get to it first I’ll fix it . Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  7. Reed S Ebarb

    Thanks for fixing that Paulie. Doesn’t matter how many times I proofread, I always miss something.

    Teamwork!

  8. paulie

    I miss stuff too. Thanks to Reed and everyone else posting articles, wolfefan and everyone else reading and commenting and bringing typos and any other mistakes to our attention. No one is being paid to post articles here any more than anyone is being paid to post comments, so I thank people for both. Not even the site owner is being paid anything, as he says he is spending slightly more in hosting fees than he is making in ad revenue.

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