Following the removal by the Judicial Committee of the previously suspended secretary of the Libertarian National Committee, a proposal was made by LNC Vice-Chair Ken Molleman to leave the position vacant and to “let the delegates decide” at the next in-person convention in Reno.
Mr. Moellman posted the following yesterday (14 Nov 2021):
“I would like us to consider leaving the position of Secretary vacant through the end of the term.”
He also proposed that (apparently) the first act of the convention should be for the delegates to choose a secretary to run the convention:
“We can let the delegates elect a secretary for convention.”
Acting Secretary, and current Treasurer of the LNC, Tim Hagan, replied:
“… the (convention secretary) should be selected prior to the convention so they can prepare.”
LNC Chair Whitney Bilyeu, quoting relevant Bylaws sections, indicated a replacement Secretary must be elected by the LNC at its next in-person meeting:
“6.5 . . . The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the National Committee and all Party conventions and shall act as secretary thereof… 6.8 The National Committee shall appoint new officers if vacancies occur, such officers to complete the term of the office vacated…. I’d like to see nominations close on the 24th or 26th (of November 2021) . . . leaving the (Thanksgiving) holiday and/or week preceding the (in-person LNC meeting in Boston) for review of the candidates.”
Interested IPR readers are encouraged to apply.
Details on the Boston in-person meeting of the LNC can be found HERE.
(According to various reports received by IPR the recently removed, formerly suspended secretary, has posted on various social media accounts and YouTube channels an intent to attend the Boston LNC meeting in-person, is seeking funding for travel expenses for same, will continue to produce minutes and act as LNC secretary nonetheless, with an intent to seek election to (reinstatement to) the position of Secretary by the delegates in Reno, and eventually to the position of LNC Chair, at a subsequent convention.)
IPR readers with direct access to related social media posts are encouraged to share them in the comments below. It is currently unclear whether the removed former secretary intends to enter the candidate pool of those to be vetted prior to the Boston LNC meeting.
The discussion among members of the LNC about this issue is ongoing. The public portion of that discussion can be followed in (almost) real time at the Google Group, LNC Business.