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John Wayne Smith Dies

John Wayne Smith

According to Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) Region 6 Representative Vicki Kirkland, former Florida gubernatorial candidate and LPF Vice-Chairman John Wayne Smith has died.  He was 69.

In an e-mail to the LNC, Kirkland reports:

John had been dealing with cancer for several years and went into the hospital in August for an operation.

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Alexander Snitker of Libertarian Party of Florida Responds to IPR’s Conversation of September 14

This was sent to me by Mr. Snitker for the purpose of posting here on IPR

Regarding the Conversation between myself, John Wayne Smith, Vicki Kirkland and David Hester on September 14th 2013.

My name is Alexander Snitker and I am the Vice Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida. This letter is being written to fully explain a conversation that took place on September 14th 2013.… Read more ...

John Wayne Smith says he will file criminal charges against several Libertarian Party of Florida members

From a September 15th, 2013 post on John Wayne Smith’s Facebook page. Smith is currently seeking the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF’s) nomination for governor.

Yesterday I went to Ormond Beach to an organizational meeting for LPF Region 7. It was a good day and at the end of the meeting I had a one on one meeting with Alex Snitker.

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More controversy swirls around Libertarian Party of Florida and its candidates

———- Forwarded message ———-
Date: Sep 10, 2013 2:26 AM
Subject: Florida candidate – governorwwww


Wes, Someone put a tub of horse manure outside your door and you had to step into it.
I told you before and I will tell you again. I am not a nice guy, nothing nice about me.
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Florida Governor Candidate John Wayne Smith Removed From List of Candidates on LP.org

John Wayne Smith

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Wes Benedict
Date: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: Florida candidate – governorwwww
To: LPF chair
Cc: Dana Moxley-Cummings <>, , Carla Howell <carla.howell@lp.org>, Bob Johnston , Alex , Treasurer , Lynn House

Dana Moxley Cummings,

A quick summary of our practice, which varies in some cases, is that we try to list and write news articles about whatever candidates we’re aware of for most states, and try to treat them evenly and positively, but often defer to state chair preferences when we’re aware of them.

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Libertarian Party of Florida Chair Says LP Regional Representative Vicki Kirkland May Be Removed

Vicki Kirkland

Submitted to IPR by a Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) member, September 2nd: 

A confidential informant on the EC (who’s identity I can reveal under the condition of keeping his name out of it) shared this post on the private FL EC Facebook, posted by Dana Moxley Cummings:

There is an issue that keeps rearing it’s head around every corner that needs to be addressed.… Read more ...

Florida LP Gubernatorial Candidate John Wayne Smith on Debate Between Fellow Contender Adrian Wyllie

John Wayne Smith is a contender for the Libertarian Party of Florida’s nomination for governor in 2014, running against former state party chairman Adrian Wyllie. The two recently sparred in a debate organized by a county affiliate. 

John Wayne Smith

2:43 PM June 20 2013

I just woke up (I slept for 14 hours) from a nightmare.… Read more ...

Interview: Libertarian John Wayne Smith and Running Mate Joseph Wendt Discuss Gubernatorial Campaign in Florida

John Wayne Smith is running for the Libertarian Party of Florida’s nomination for governor in 2014. Joseph Wendt is his running mate. The campaign website: http://www.johnwaynesmith.com/. Today, I conducted an interview with both candidates.

Krzysztof Lesiak

How long have you been involved in the LPF, and what where your prior political affiliations, if any, and activism?… Read more ...

Updates on Libertarian Party Nomination Race for Florida Governor

So far, two candidates have announced they are running for Governor of Florida in 2014 seeking the Libertarian Party’s nomination:


Adrian Wyllie, current Libertarian Party of Florida chairman

Website: http://wyllieforgovernor.com/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WyllieForGovernor?fref=ts

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Wyllie


John Wayne Smith, perennial candidate and Boston Tea Party 2008  vice-presidential nominee in Florida

Website: http://www.johnwaynesmith.com/Read more ...

LP: Libertarian John Wayne Smith aims to downsize government as Florida’s governor

Posted on lp.org on May 21, 2013. 
John Wayne Smith
John Wayne Smith,
LP Florida
2014 Candidate
for Governor

John Wayne Smith has ambitious plans for the office of governor of Florida: cutting taxes to the bone, eliminating dozens of agencies and offices, rescinding laws that allow the use of eminent domain to take property for private gain, and getting rid of occupational licensing schemes that prevent so many people from earning a living.

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2014 Florida LP Gubernatorial Candidate Adrian Wyllie Overwhelmingly Wins Libertarian Party of Hillsborough County Straw Poll

From Wyllie for Governor Facebook page: 

Libertarian Party of Hillsborough County Gubernatorial Straw Poll results (3/27/13):

Adrian Wyllie^ 87%

Roger Stone* 13%

John Wayne Smith^ 0%

Declared candidate^ Potential candidate*

Adrian Wyllie is the Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF). He announced his candidacy for governor on January 10, 2013.… Read more ...

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 ...