Tag Archives: Pat Dixon

Pat Dixon Responds to Richard Whittaker in Austin Chronicle: Libertarians Are Not ‘Far Right’

Following a 20 December 2013 article by Mr. Whittaker titled “Third-Party Candidates Lining Up Again: It’s still busy at the bottom of the ticket”

available HERE

Libertarian Party of Texas State Chair Pat Dixon responded with a letter titled “Libertarians Are Not ‘Far right’

Pat writes, in part:

“Anyone who labels the Libertarian Party as “far-right” hasn’t seen the Nolan Chart or our platform.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Texas Hires New Executive Director

Lone Star Liberty

Official Newsletter of the Libertarian Party of Texas
July 3, 2013


Last Saturday, the State Libertarian Executive Committee (SLEC) hired a new executive director, Lauren Daugherty.

Lauren has recently moved back to Texas after spending several years working with various non-profits and attending graduate school in the

Washington, DC area.

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Libertarian Party of Texas To Host Debate: Low Tax Versus No Tax

Big Decision, Big Debate on Saturday June 29


On Saturday, we have a very important decision to make.  We are about 83% towards our goal to make that decision.  I am asking you to join me.

I am making a $1,500 donation toward hiring an executive director for the Libertarian Party of


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Libertarian Party of Colorado Interviews Texas LP Chairman Patrick Dixon

The Libertarian Party of Colorado state convention was held on May 17-19th, 2013 in Aurora in conjunction with the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance (LSLA) annual conference. From the Libertarian Party of Colorado:

LNC Chairman Geoffrey Neale and LNC Executive Director Carla Howell both spoke, as well as former LPCO Chairman Penn Pfiffner, who gave the Keynote speech on Saturday.

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31 Libertarians on Travis County, Texas ballot in November 2012


September 7, 2012

31 Libertarians on Travis County ballot in November 2012

Arthur DiBianca

AUSTIN – Travis County voters will have 31 Libertarian candidates among their options on November 6, 2012.

Travis County Libertarian Party treasurer Arthur DiBianca commented, “As far as we know, there will be more Libertarians on the ballot in Travis County than any other county in America.”… Read more ...

Jeff Daiell: ‘Friends, Texans, Libertarians’

Message from Jeff Daiell circulated through various yahoo and facebook groups etc, concerning this upcoming weekend’s Texas Libertarian convention:

Friends, Texans, Libertarians,

Pat Dixon has been accomplishing a great deal on behalf of the Libertarian Party since successfully chairing the 2004 Ballot Access Committee . Tom Glass (who ran the failed 1984 ballot access effort) abandoned the Libertarian Party years ago, becoming a financial contributor to Establishment Republicans and the Texas GOP itself.… Read more ...

LP of TX Announces Opposition To State’s SB 9


Contact: Patrick Dixon

Libertarian Party of Texas Chair

Phone: 512.771.3936

Email: chair@lptexas.org

SB 9 would bring Texas into compliance with the unconstitutional federal REAL ID Act

AUSTIN – May 9, 2011 – Senate Bill 9 will be heard by the Texas House’s Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.… Read more ...

Rachel Hawkridge Replaced on LP National Committee

Friday, Rachel Hawkridge announced her resignation from the Libertarian National Committee and the Libertarian Party. Ms. Hawkridge did not appear at the LNC’s April meeting in Washington, D.C. She last attended the organization’s November meeting in New Orleans.

Ms. Hawkridge had also been serving as Chair of the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance (LSLA).… Read more ...

Texas Libertarians oppose HB 418 “poll tax” on candidates

Press release sent to IPR:


HB 418 imposes new fees on third parties and independents

Last Monday, the Libertarian Party of Texas testified before the Texas legislature’s elections committee against HB 418. This bill would impose prohibitive filing fees on competitors to the Republicans and Democrats (such as Libertarians, other third parties, and independents).… Read more ...

Update on LNC At Large Vacancy-filling process

(Posted by Paulie)

In comments on my last update about the process to fill two At Large Rep vacancies on the Libertarian National Committee caused by the death of David Nolan (RIP) and the resignation of former Treasurer James Oaksun, whom former At Large Rep Bil Redpath was appointed to replace, LNC regional rep Daniel Wiener wrote:

There is no official list of applicants for the two LNC vacancies, nor is there any official procedure.

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Update: LNC source says At Large vacancies will not be filled before next regular meeting

Following up on prior reports (see here and here):

I will not name my source unless he/she wants to step forward, but this is from a member of the LNC. -Paulie

1) Redpath’s motion did not have support. According to George Phillies, that motion was: “We move to appoint Rebecca Sink-Burris and John Jay Myers as At-Large Representatives to the Libertarian National Committee for the remainder of the 2010-2012 term.”… Read more ...

Pat Dixon via Libertarian Party blog: ‘The Gay Agenda’

Pat Dixon’s column introduced by Brad Ploeger at Libertarian Party blog:

The Libertarian Party of Texas’s Chairman, Pat Dixon, wrote an excellent piece and with his permission I am reposting it here on LP.org the original post may be found here.

"I don’t know why you feel compelled to support a queer lifestyle when there are so many more important items on our agenda.

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