Tag Archives: Carla Howell

Time Capsule: Governor Gary Johnson Leaves R Primary; (Re-) Registers As Libertarian; Seeks LP POTUS Nomination

photo credits, Joseph Buchman

Dateline: 28 December 2011, Santa Fe, NM, Capitol rotunda.

Former New Mexico Governor (1995 – 2003) Gary Johnson dropped out of the Republican Presidential Primary earlier today, (re-) registered as a member of the Libertarian Party, and announced his intention to seek the Libertarian Party’s Presidential nomination at the Party’s convention in Las Vegas in early May 2012.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Number of Debate Podiums Not Known


For Immediate Release
Monday, September 5, 2016

Number of Debate Podiums Not Known

Libertarian Party Demands Fox New Cease and Desist

Alexandria The Libertarian Party releases this statement from Libertarian National Committee Political Director, Carla Howell:

“It has come to our attention that Fox News is running misleading ads for the first presidential debate scheduled for September 26, which show just two participants: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.… Read more ...

Ted Brown: Two Libertarian Events Coming Up in California

So Cal Regional Conference Jan. 23; Activist Training Feb. 12-14

Dear Jill C. Pyeatt,

Two exciting (and reasonably priced) events are coming up soon, one in Southern California and one in Northern California.  I hope you will join us.

So Cal Libertarian Party Conference – Saturday, January 23 in Santa Fe Springs:

The 7th annual So Cal conference is coming up soon – on Saturday, January 23.  

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Libertarian Party Questionaire For Elected Libertarians

An April 18 email from Carla Howell, Political Director of the Libertarian National Committee:

Dear Elected Libertarians,

Thank you for running for and serving in office as a Libertarian. Your commitment to advancing liberty is greatly appreciated.

In an effort to understand more about what it’s like to be a Libertarian in office, I’d appreciate your sending me a quick reply summarizing the key issues you are dealing with, any successes you have had, the major obstacles you face, and how fellow Libertarians might be able to assist you in office.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party applauds Ron Paul suing IRS, calls for end of income tax

Posted on Apr 21, 2014


The Libertarian Party applauds Dr. Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty (CFL) for filing suit against the IRS. The counterattack comes after the agency fined CFL for its refusal to disclose its donors as a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization.

​Political Director Carla Howell said on RT TV, “It’s amazing after all the news that’s been out in the U.S.

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Aaron Starr: Recap of the LNC’s Decisions Regarding the Audit Committee Findings

Aaron Starr

The Libertarian National Committee met last weekend in Dallas for their quarterly meeting. They were in Executive Session on Saturday for 6 hours and five minutes (11:05AM to 6:10PM)*, apparently most or all of it having to do with the Audit Committee’s report from 2012. There were several findings regarding possible misuse of Libertarian Party funds that were raised in the report.Read more ...

George Phillies: Questions for the Libertarian Party National Party Members to Consider


There has been quite a bit of discussion here on IPR of the Libertarian Party’s Audit Committee Report from 2012. Resolution appears to have occurred last weekend at the quarterly meeting of the Libertarian National Committee . There were several issues, two of them involving then Executive Director Carla Howell. Discussions will continue, however, at least here on this forum.Read more ...

Libertarian Party: More Questions Surface About Michael Cloud’s Payment As Vendor


This was posted by Starchild as a comment to an IPR thread re: the Updates on Libertarian National Committee, Bylaws and Platform Committee, Budget and Audit

For background, please see here .

December 6, 2013 at 12:11 am

As I would expect is normal for an organization with a number of full time employees, a large portion of the matters we deal with on an ongoing basis in our operations concern staff in one manner or another.… Read more ...

Wes Benedict returns as executive director for national LP; Carla Howell becomes political director

From LP.org: 

posted by Staff on Aug 30, 2013

Wes Benedict - Executive Director, Libertarian National Committee
Wes Benedict,
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

Wes Benedict, formerly from Texas, has returned to the national LP headquarters to resume his previous position as executive director for the Libertarian National Committee. His focus is on fundraising, LNC project oversight, and general management.… Read more ...

LP.org: Libertarian Party Calls for Restoring the Fourth Amendment

From LP.org

For Immediate Release

Monday, August 19, 2013

Libertarian Party Calls for Restoring the Fourth Amendment

Democratic and Republican Votes Abuse Your Fourth Amendment Rights

Thanks to the brave and patriotic actions of whistleblower Edward Snowden, Americans now know that their Fourth Amendment rights have been blown out of the water; that the government has been routinely spying on millions of Americans.

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LP: Libertarian response to question about whether President Barack Obama’s vacation is overly extravagant

Posted on LP.org on August 15, 2013:

President Obama’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard,
which cost taxpayers an estimated $250,000–$500,000,
is chump change compared to what the federal government spends
every hour ($434,132,420.00) of every day ($10,419,178,082.00).

Libertarian Party Executive Director Carla Howell on PressTVFrom statement made by Carla Howell, Director, National Libertarian Party to PressTV:

“When President Obama is at work, he raises taxes, raises government spending to dangerous levels, and causes further unemployment in America.

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