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Libertarian Party of Washington Replaces Entire Executive Committee at Convention


The Libertarian Party of Washington State replaced their entire executive committee at their annual convention on May 31, 2014. The new officers are:

C. Michael Pickens, Chairman

Chris Strong, Vice-Chairman

Sean Treasure, Treasurer

Steven Nielson, Secretary


Michael Pickens wrote the following about the changes to his state:

Dramatic improvements based in organizational structure and leadership recently took place in the Libertarian Party of Washington.

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C Michael Pickens: $15 Minimum Wage Coming to Washington!

C Michael Pickens

Originally published on the Libertarian Party of Washington website on August 8, 2013: 

C Michael Pickens, Executive Director for the Libertarian Party of Washington State

There was an initiative just placed on the November ballot in Seatac,a Washington city of 29,000 residents. The residents turned in 2,506 signed petitions to allow the “ORDINANCE SETTING MINIMUM EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS FOR HOSPITALITY AND TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY EMPLOYERS” initiative to be voted on by Seatac residents.… Read more ...

Major Donation Received by Libertarian Party of Sacramento

Change ahead

Written by Janine Kloss, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Sacramento County

For Immediate release

Sacramento, CA, July 2, 2013 — Much excitement has been brewing within the Libertarian Party of Sacramento County (LPS). Since taking office on April 19, 2013, the new officers have hosted three business meetings and two mixers with excellent attendance.… Read more ...

Update from the Libertarian Party of Washington Convention

We had our LPWA Convention on Saturday April 20th in Bellingham near the Canadian border.
We had 118 attendees sign in and of those 12 new members join the party that day. This is almost 3 times the attendance as last year. As the newly appointed Executive Director (Feb 1st) our focus has been outreach.
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Executive Director of LPWA Quoted in US News Re: Lawsuit Against Florist Refusing to Decorate Gay Wedding

Posted April 10, 2013 in US News

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Tuesday a lawsuit against an eastern Washington florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex marriage ceremony. Some conservative and libertarian supporters of same-sex marriage say it’s a bad move.

According to a press release from Ferguson’s office, Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers, violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act in March when she informed a longtime client she would not provide flowers for his ceremony.… Read more ...

LPWA Plans Its Convention: Cascade Liberty Summit

Sent to me from C. Michael Pickens-Executive Director, LPWA

Our Libertarian Party of Washington executive committee is determined to grow the largest and most effective state Libertarian Party in the entire country. A Libertarian Party that not only competes with the D’s and R’s, but are winning elections and advancing liberty by passing libertarian legislation on all levels of government.… Read more ...

C Michael Pickens: What Happened to American Freedom?

Published in the Nor-Cal Paper April 17, 2012
You can find the article here

The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis,shrink from the service of their country.” –Thomas Paine

During the beginning of the Revolutionary War, Thomas Paine wrote about the “summer soldier” and the “sunshine patriot.”… Read more ...

C. Michael Pickens: California Assembly Looking to Keep Medical Marijuana Patients Off of the Roads

This article was posted today in The Nor-Cal Paper

In the State of California, using marijuana for medical purposes is perfectly legal. For anyone who runs a dispensary (and is legal to do so), it is important to follow the rules and regulations, which are entirely outlined in the emergency regulations.… Read more ...