Tag Archives: Bill Redpath

Bill Redpath: My Last Column as Chairman of the Libertarian Party

by William Redpath

Reprinted from the May 2010 issue of LP News at LP.org

I don’t know how he did it. Mickey Spillane supposedly squirreled himself away for a short period of time, and BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM—he would write a book. He wrote “I, the Jury” in only nineteen days, according to his Wikipedia page.… Read more ...

Bill Redpath Lobbies for Ballot Access Reform in Oklahoma

The Libertarian Party National Chairman, Bill Redpath, has been lobbying legislators in Oklahoma to lower the ballot access requirements for third parties and independent candidates in the state. NewsOk’s political blog reports that Oklahomans for Ballot Access Reform is pushing a bill, sponsored by Rep. Charles Key (R-Oklahoma City), which will lower signature requirements from around 73,000 signatures (5% of the votes cast in the last election) to 5,000.… Read more ...

Bill Redpath to be on Comedy Central

The National Chair of the Libertarian Party of the United States is set to appear on John Stewart’s Daily Show on Comedy Central. Thursday, at 11pm Eastern, Bill Redpath will be interviewed on the popular comedic news show. Redpath will have an opportunity to explain the Libertarian Party position on the census.… 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 ...

Bill Redpath: ‘Don’t Waste Your Vote: Vote Democratic!’

LP blog:

by William Redpath

(originally published in the December 2009 issue of LP News)

I can’t know what each of you thought when you read the headline above, but probably the most charitable thought was “Poor Bill Redpath. He almost made it to the end of his second term as Chair before he cracked up.”… Read more ...

LPHQ: Help us celebrate the 38th birthday of the Libertarian Party!

via email and LP blog:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The Libertarian Party was founded 38 years ago on December 11, 1971. One of the founders, David Nolan, remains active within the party and is slated to speak at our 2010 National Convention in St. Louis over Memorial Day weekend. (Details for the convention, including prices and registration options, will be released in January.)… Read more ...

Bill Redpath will not seek another term as Libertarian National Committee Chair

Posted by Jake Porter in Libertarian Strategy Monthly:

Libertarian National Committee Chair, Bill Redpath, announced on Sunday at the Libertarian National Committee meeting in Nashville, Tennessee that he would not seek a third term as Chair of the Libertarian National Committee. Redpath did appear to be open to the possibility of running for another position on the LNC.… Read more ...

LP Monday Message: Reagan Not Serious About Cutting Government, Says Redpath

September 28, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty,

During the 2008 primary, many Republican presidential candidates claimed to be like former President Ronald Reagan. This was apparently intended to mean that they supported small government. I recently listened again to this speech promoting free enterprise, which Ronald Reagan gave in 1977 (before he was elected president).… Read more ...

Libertarian and Green Party Leaders Will Testify in D.C. Omnibus Election Bill Hearing

The D.C. city council Committee on Government Operations will be holding a hearing on Monday, on the “Omnibus Election Reform Act of 2009,” which strengthens ballot access laws. Libertarian Party national chair Bill Redpath and Green Party Political Director Brent McMillan expect to testify.

The District of Columbia requires more signatures, as a percentage of the number of voters, for minor party and independent presidential candidates, than any other jurisdiction in the U.S.,

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West Virginia State Senate passes bill cutting signature requirement in half

HB 2981 , which earlier passed the WV House, cuts the number of signatures from to 2% to 1% of the number of voters who voted for a given office in the previous election to get someone on the ballot for that office in an upcoming election.

The State Senate passed an equivalent bill today, and the legislative director of the Governor’s office assured Libertarian Party of West Virginia chair Matt Harris that the Governor will sign it into law.… Read more ...

Libertarian National Committee Chair statement on FY10 budget passage

Press release posted at LP.org. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

WASHINGTON – Libertarian National Committee (LNC) Chair William Redpath released the following statement Friday concerning the passage of a $3.5 trillion budget by Congress last night:

“Yesterday’s passage of a $3.5 trillion budget, stuffed full of wasteful and unconstitutional spending and funded by prosperity-killing tax hikes and deficits, will drive up inflation and is a defeat for families, taxpayers and employers.”

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