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Possible Interesting Events at the LP NatCon

Readers interested in Libertarian politics may find of interest the forthcoming Libertarian National Convention. You may safely assume that there will be multiple credentials fights since for starters there are competing delegations from Massachusetts and from Delaware.

Early on there will be two breakfast speakers covered by the same breakfast ticket in two different rooms. The two speakers will be Tom Woods and — by remote link — Edward Snowden.

Several parliamentary oddities may appear. The convention can choose its own chair, and may choose to replace National Chair Whitney Bilyeu with someone else. Ditto, the convention can appoint its own parliamentarian to replace the one the National Committee retained. While party bylaws establish an order for doing things, delegates can table those items to reach a particular action that they want to consider. For example, after a series of tabling motions, they might reach and attempt to delete the abortion plank. Amending the Bylaws with immediate effect might also arise.

Eventually they will reach officer elections. According to my friends in the Mises Caucus, the Mises Caucus is endorsing a nearly full slate. (I have a graphic. Some items are hard to read.)

Chair – Angela McCardle
Secretary – Caryn Ann Harlos
Treasurer – Todd Hagopian
At-Large: Steven Nekhaila, Dustin Blankenship, Bryan Elliott, Rich Bowen, Mike Rufa

Regional Rep and Alternate (CA has already chosen)
1 – Michael Duque, Kathy Yeriscavitch(?, apologies but name hard to read on graphic)
2 – Dave Benner, Martin Cowen
3 – Dustin Nanna, Connor Nepo
5 – Andrew Watkins, Otto Dassing
6 – Joseph Ecklund, Tim Giblin
7 – Linnea Gabbard
8 – Pat Ford, Robley Hall

Judicial Committee: Mike Seebeck, Ken Krawchuk, Marc Montoni, Rob Stratton, and Blay Tarnoff. (Also Ken Moellman, who has expressed a lack of interest)

There is no candidate for Vice Chair (Josh Smith is believed to be a candidate) or for one of the Judicial Committee seats.


  1. Sammy H Sammy H May 22, 2022

    The hero vs the pedo. Who will draw a bigger crowd? more importantly will the LP survive the week end in one piece?

  2. dL dL May 22, 2022

    the pedo

    you should avail yourself of a dictionary

  3. Ron Paul Caesar Ron Paul Caesar May 22, 2022

    Who is Sammy calling a “pedo” and why?

  4. Reno Bound Reno Bound May 22, 2022

    Supposedly the press will be on hand for the Woods session, “to get photos of the creepy guys at the groomers breakfast”

  5. James O. Ogle James O. Ogle May 22, 2022

    Edward Snowden is ineligible to be a US Presidential Elector because he doesn’t reside in the US.

    California has two Libertarians vying in State at-large elections, one of whom is expected to be announced after being published by California Secretary of State on May 27th, same day that Snowden is speaking.

  6. Austin Cassidy Austin Cassidy May 22, 2022

    James — Why wait for May 27th to share the name?

  7. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes May 23, 2022

    If there is no talk of the LP helping the other three significant third parties getting full ballot access (Top Six), or a GP/LP fusion ticket in 2024, then I have little interest what the LP does.
    You know damn well the democrats and republicans will get their full ballot access.
    But then they are not losers, are they?

  8. Jimmy Jimmy May 23, 2022

    Dustin Nanna isn’t even Mises, but he’s fair and actually talks to his states unlike Luchini and Phillips.

    Ebke isn’t even a delegate so she’s done. Good riddance.

  9. Andy Andy May 25, 2022

    I am in Reno right now. I arrived yesterday evening.

  10. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes May 25, 2022

    please let me know if anyone mentions my name or Top Six/Level the Playing Field will you?

  11. Morey Morey May 25, 2022

    Bob, I just heard some exciting news! There is a PLAS ticket in the works! I can’t say the names, but I can tell you that both are Jewish. Congratulations on your vision coming to life!

  12. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes May 25, 2022

    What a wild and crazy sense of humor you have!
    Your last name wouldn’t be Amsterdam, would it?

  13. Not important Not important May 25, 2022

    Is Andy running for LNC?

  14. Daemon Sims Daemon Sims May 25, 2022

    Ewa Sonnet is the only PLAS ticket worth talking about, left and right. She’s Polish. I don’t know if she’s Jewish. Babepedia says something very disturbing about her that I think is made up. I’ll use the PLAS Open Thread to discuss further.

    As for Andy Gonzalez, I hope he runs. Hispanic representation on LNC would be great.

  15. George Phillies George Phillies May 27, 2022

    They have reached the credentials report. Feed has died.

  16. George Phillies George Phillies May 27, 2022

    Credentials approved. Agenda amended. Candidate debate underway.

  17. Hmmmm Hmmmm May 27, 2022

    Somehow the Mises endorsement sheet omitted Andy yet again.

  18. George Phillies George Phillies May 28, 2022

    The Mises caucus had enough votes that the Credentials report with their PA, DE, and MA delegations sailed through.

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