DATELINE: SALEM OREGON – In a Press Release distributed earlier today, headlined “Oregon Secretary of State reaffirms existing Libertarian Party of Oregon leadership,” newly elected Oregon Secretary of State, Dennis Michael Richardson, announced he had “reaffirmed that control of the Libertarian Party of Oregon (LPO) is to remain in the hands of its current leadership.” His full statement can be found HERE.… Read more ... “New (R) Oregon SOS Reaffirms Current Libertarian Party of Oregon Leadership”
In an email received by IPR earlier tonight, Richard Burke, Our America Initiative Oregon State Director (2011 to present) Congratulates, Thanks and then Admonishes Libertarian Party of Oregon Libertarian Candidates About the Clear and Present Danger of Being Eliminated as Candidates in Oregon by an Exploding Meteor or Equivalent and Heroically Acts to Avert Disaster.… Read more ... “Heroic OAI State Director Burke Acts To Save Libertarian Party Candidates From Imminent Disaster!”
The recently formed Statements for Liberty PAC will be helping Oregon’s Libertarian candidates get their message in the 2016 General Election Voters’ Pamphlet.
Oregon’s elections are conducted by mail, and the state mails the Voters’ Pamphlet to all registered voters in advance of their ballots. To qualify to place a 325-word candidate statement in the pamphlet, candidates can either pay a fee, or collect a specified number of signatures.… Read more ... “Oregon Libertarians establish PAC to spread their message”
Richard P. Burke is a well-known figure to those interested in the dispute over the recognized Libertarian Party affiliate in Oregon which is presently The Libertarian Party of Oregon, chaired by Lars Hebdor. As of a few days ago, Mr. Burke, who retains his seat as Secretary of the PAC written about on IPR here earlier today, has publicly given support for the campaign of Republican Donald Trump.… Read more ... “Richard P. Burke (“Libertarian Party of Oregon” PAC Secretary) Endorsing Trump for Primary”
The PAC in Oregon identified as the Libertarian Party of Oregon published a recent notice concerning nominating conventions for the general election in November. A copy of this correspondence will be placed at the end of this article.
In response, the Chair of the official LP affiliate in Oregon, The Libertarian Party of Oregon, Lars Hedbor, provided this statement to IPR:
Once again, the GOP-affiliated “Libertarian” PAC of Oregon is purporting to hold nominating conventions for candidates they claim will be placed on the ballot for the general election in November.… Read more ... “The Libertarian Party of Oregon (LP Affiliate) Responds to “Libertarian Party of Oregon” (PAC) on Nominating Conventions”
Edit to add 3/21/16: Since the publication of this article, the Oregon PAC and the campaign of Austin Petersen are advertising that it is still going forward. A written confirmation one way or another was requested from the Johnson campaign without response. The prior source was consulted and confirmed but nothing in writing officially from the campaign has been published.… Read more ... “Oregon: Gary Johnson Will Not be Appearing at Oregon PAC Convention (UNCONFIRMED/CONTRADICTED-SEE COMMENTS)”
All six of the questions asked in Libertarian Party of Oregon’s Request for Clarification of our 2015 ruling turn on two more fundamental questions: a) Did Wes Wagner have the power to cancel the May 21, 2011 meeting of the LPO convention, which had been called by the convention itself?… Read more ... “Libertarian Party: Judicial Committee of the Libertarian Party Clarification of our September 2015 Ruling February 20, 2016”
Jordan Page is a singer-songwriter active in libertarian and liberty-oriented circles. He’s known for political songs, especially of an antiwar nature. He sang at the Libertarian Party of Southern California’s Conference in 2013, among many other events across the country.
… Read more ... “Libertarian Judicial Committee and Libertarian Party of Oregon: M. Carling States that Interested Parties Have Seven Days to Respond to Recent Request for Clarification”
The Judicial Committee of the Libertarian Party has received the request for clarification attached below. In 2011, the Judicial Committee granted all interested parties the opportunity to submit comments regarding a similar request for clarification and we will do the same this time. So far this term, the Judicial Committee has decided to meet by teleconference rather than in person and to accept submissions in writing rather than orally.
Location and hotel details: http://www.lp.org/lnc-budget-meeting-1115
Preliminary schedule (subject to change):
Saturday, November 14, 2015: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Sunday, November 15, 2015: 9:00 a.m. till finished.
Agendas are usually modified after the start of the meeting.… Read more ... “Libertarian National Committee Meeting November 14-15, 2015 Agenda, Oregon May Be Discussed”
￼￼￼Yesterday, we posted draft opinions obtained regarding the opinions issued by the Libertarian Party Judicial Committee on its Reconsideration of its ruling in the matter of Wes Wagner vs. the Libertarian National Committee. Links to the pdfs of those draft opinions are preserved at the end of this article. The final documents (including Minutes) were issued today and are reproduced here.… Read more ... “UPDATED: Libertarian Party Judicial Committee Issues Majority, Minority, and Concurring Opinions on Libertarian Party of Oregon Dispute”
The IPR writers haven’t been able to keep up with all the news in the third-party/Independent world over the past month or so. In an effort to catch up on some of the activity and news of Libertarian candidates, this article will list many of the pieces I have found on Facebook and other sources.… Read more ... “News From Libertarian Candidates Across the Country”