Tag Archives: Aaron Starr

John Wayne Smith: The LP is Dying

Found on Facebook, and posted here with permission from Mr. Smith

I guess that I should elaborate on some of my remarks made at the Tennessee LP state convention last weekend.

The Libertarian Party is dying and has less than 5 years to continue to exist as a national political party.… Read more ...

Oregon LP: Response to Lawsuit from Wagner Group to the Reeves Group

For those who have been following the drama of the Libertarian Party in Oregon, this article will present a response to an article from January 18th, 2012, called “LP Oregon: Reeves Group sues Wagner Group”.  There have been many articles posted here on IPR re: the events since March of 2011; my suggestion to anyone who wishes to learn the background is to put “Oregon Libertarian Party” in the search box, and read to your heart’s content (I counted nineteen articles, not including this one).… Read more ...

George Phillies Slams LNC for Giving Member and Donor Database to LNCC

George Phillies writes at GoldUSAGroup:

In 2010, Libertarians made decisions.

They decided that Wayne Root was totally unacceptable as National Chair, and “Anyone But Root” was better. They decided the Aaron Starr was totally and completely unacceptable as Treasurer, and voted him out to raucous cheering from the convention floor when the vote was announced.… Read more ...

Rachel Hawkridge Replaced on LP National Committee

Friday, Rachel Hawkridge announced her resignation from the Libertarian National Committee and the Libertarian Party. Ms. Hawkridge did not appear at the LNC’s April meeting in Washington, D.C. She last attended the organization’s November meeting in New Orleans.

Ms. Hawkridge had also been serving as Chair of the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance (LSLA).… Read more ...

Update on LNC At Large Vacancy-filling process

(Posted by Paulie)

In comments on my last update about the process to fill two At Large Rep vacancies on the Libertarian National Committee caused by the death of David Nolan (RIP) and the resignation of former Treasurer James Oaksun, whom former At Large Rep Bil Redpath was appointed to replace, LNC regional rep Daniel Wiener wrote:

There is no official list of applicants for the two LNC vacancies, nor is there any official procedure.

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Mary Ruwart: Open letter to the Florida and Idaho Libertarian Party State Executive Committees

By Mary Ruwart at Liberty for All. Republished with permission from Liberty for All publisher Lee Wrights.

by Mary J. Ruwart, LNC At-large

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to you in my capacity as an At-Large Representative of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC), which is in receipt of your resolutions concerning Mr.Read more ...

Tom Knapp: ‘Yes, this is a litmus test’

Posted by Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster. Knapp has held various internal offices in and sought public office under the banners of the Libertarian and Boston Tea Parties. :

People who refer to themselves as “libertarians” spend a lot of time arguing over exactly what they mean by “libertarian.”

Personally, I try to be fairly “big tent,” figuring that people who once self-identify as libertarian tend to get more consistently libertarian after doing so, if they’re a) accepted and b) encouraged to explore libertarian ideas, instead of just slapped around for whatever deviations they still cling to.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Secretary and Treasurer Election Results

The Secretary race at the Libertarian Party National Convention was between Rob Power of California and Alicia Mattson of Tennessee. Outgoing Secretary Bob Sullentrup endorsed Mattson. The final results were:

Rob Power: 194 (42.27%)
Alicia Mattson: 265 (57.73%)

The Treasurer’s election was conducted after the Secretary’s race, which pitted James Oaksun of Maine against Aaron Starr of California.… Read more ...

Various Events At Libertarian Party National Convention, Bylaws Voting By Mail

Thomas Knapp reports from the Radical Caucus Lunch, an informal meeting of that caucus, that there were over 50 delegates present.

He was also present at the founding of the Non-Intervention Caucus, which I am told was “well attended” by delegates, I’ll try to find numbers for attendance. It’s purpose is to oppose the platform committee recommendation on plank 3.3, concerning war, and to defend the existing language of that platform plank.… Read more ...

Ruwart Opposes Re-Election of Libertarian Party Treasurer Starr

An article today at LibertyForAll.net by Dr. Mary Ruwart, an at-large representative on the Libertarian National Committee:

This term, LNC Treasurer Aaron Starr instigated attacks on At-Large reps that consumed more LNC time than any other single activity.  I urge delegates to say “No!” to such divisive behavior by refusing to return him to the LNC in any capacity.… Read more ...

Libertarian National Committee races

National Chair: Bill Redpath, incumbent, not seeking reelection, although he may run for a different position on the LNC.

Known candidates: Wayne Root
Mark Hinkle (1, 2)

George Phillies (1, 2)
Ernest Hancock: I’ve not found an article, but I saw an email response from him on a yahoo group (can’t remember exactly where or when) that “of course” he would run for LNC chair in 2010.… Read more ...

Aaron Starr: Historical comparison of Libertarian Presidential candidates’ share of eligible vote

Posted in IPR comments by Aaron Starr, treasurer, Libertarian National Committee:

The Dems and Reps invested a lot of resources these past couple of election cycles in boosting turnout amongst eligible voters who rarely vote. So, if you are going to use percentages, it would be better to use percentage of eligible voting population, rather than percentage of turnout.… Read more ...