Alex Fitzsimmons joined the Objectivist Party on February 2, 2008 on which date he was elected to serve on the Governing Board. He was not a very active member of the Governing Board and took on no specific responsibilities.
On May 25, 2008, Alex Fitzsimmons attended the National Convention of the Objectivist Party held at The Buckhorn Exchange in Denver, Colorado. At that convention at which Mr. Fitzsimmons was a delegate, Thomas Robert Stevens (New York) was selected as the candidate of the Objectivist Party for President of the United States in 2008 and Alden Link (New Jersey) was selected as the candidate of the Objectivist Party for Vice-President of the United States in 2008.
On June 9, 2008, the New Jersey affiliate of the Boston Tea Party voted unanimously to disaffiliate from the Boston Tea Party and its members sought a charter to organize as a new affiliate of the Objectivist Party.
The Governing Board of the Objectivist Party unanimously passed the following motion:
MOTION: that the National Committee grant a charter to a New Jersey affiliate of the Objectivist Party, which shall be known as Objectivist Party of New Jersey and that said charter be deemed granted as of June 9, 2008 upon the application of Alex Fitzsimmons, who has been elected its first President.
Governing Board Members Jeff Grizlo, Dallwyn Merck, Dodge Landesman, Dr. Tom Stevens, Alex Fitzsimmons and Michael W. Reid, Jr. all voted in favor of the motion and the Objectivist Party of New Jersey (OPNJ) was formally chartered.
After the chartering, Alex Fitzsimmons failed to communicate with Objectivist Party members in his State, failed to send out any News Releases announcing the chartering of the affiliate, failed to schedule any activities and failed to exhibit the initiative necessary to perform his responsibilities as President of the Objectivist Party of New Jersey with a minimal degree of competency. During this time, he also continued to show of lack of desire to take on any duties in his capacity as a member of the Governing Board.
On July 21, 2008, Dr. Tom Stevens, Chair of the Objectivist Party, contacted Alex Fitzsimmons to ask whether he had any desire to rectify the situation. Mr. Fitzsimmons mentioned his active social life, his girlfriend's monopolization of his time and his plans to go to college out of state as reasons for his lack of effort. As a result, Mr. Fitzsimmons resigned as a member of the Governing Board and as President of the Objectivist Party of New Jersey, effective July 21, 2008. Scott Christopher Baier was appointed the new President of the Objectivist Party of New Jersey.
Mr. Fitzsimmons reaffirmed his philosophical commitment to Objectivism and asked to remain a member of the Objectivist Party. During December, 2008, multiple e-mails were sent to Alex Fitzsimmons informing him that his free membership in the party had been extended through December 31, 2009 and noting that if he wished to resign, he would need to inform us of that fact. It became clear over the next five weeks that Alex Fitzsimmons had cut off all communication with party members and was not responding to any e-mails sent to him by OPNJ President Scott Christopher Baier (who served from 7/21/08 to 12/29/08) or by his successor, Neil McGettigan. As a result, the Governing Board of the Objectivist Party terminated the membership of Alex Fitzsimmons in the Objectivist Party effective February 11, 2009.
Dr. Tom Stevens