Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Libertarian National Committee Elected: New York Delegation Backs Most Winners

A new Libertarian National Committee was elected at the Libertarian Party's National Convention held from May 29-31, 2010 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. The New York Delegation ended up backing most of the candidates who won election to the LNC.

Three separate ballots were conducted for the election of a new Libertarian Party Chair. On the first ballot, Wayne Allyn Root obtained 200 votes, followed by Mark Hinkle with 114 votes, Ernest Hancock with 82 votes, John Jay Myers with 70 votes, George Phillies with 56 votes and N.O.T.A. with 10 votes. On that ballot, the New York Delegation voted 69% for Root, 19% for Hancock, and 12% for Hinkle. On the second ballot, Wayne Allyn Root obtained 223 votes, followed by Mark Hinkle with 210 votes, Ernest Hancock with 87 votes and N.O.T.A. with 9 votes. On that ballot, the New York Delegation voted 80% for Root, 13% for Hinkle, and 7% for Hancock. On the third and final ballot, Mark Hinkle obtained 281 votes and was elected LP National Chair. Wayne Allyn Root came in second place with 228 votes and N.O.T.A. got 19 votes. On that third ballot, the New York Delegation voted 81% for Root and 19% for Hinkle.

In the election for Libertarian Party Vice-Chair, Mark Rutherford was elected with 285 votes to Carolyn Marbry's 201 votes with N.O.T.A. getting 4 votes. The New York Delegation voted 71% for Rutherford and 29% for Marbry.

In the election for Libertarian Party Secretary, Alicia Matson was elected with 265 votes to Rob Power's 194 votes with N.O.T.A. getting 4 votes. The New York Delegation voted 86% for Matson and 14% for Power.

In the election for Libertarian Party Treasurer, James Oaksun was elected with 319 votes to Aaron Starr's 133 votes with N.O.T.A. getting 4 votes. The New York Delegation voted 86% for Oaksun and 14% for Starr.

In the election for Libertarian Party At-Large Representatives, Wayne Allyn Root was elected with 250 votes followed by Bill Redpath with 225 votes, Mary Ruwart with 202 votes, David Nolan with 183 votes and Kevin Knedler with 177 votes. If the New York Delegation had the exclusive power to elect the LP's At-Large Representatives, they would have elected the following individuals: Bill Redpath, Wayne Allyn Root, Kevin Knedler, Dr. Tom Stevens and Sam Sloan.

Dr. Tom Stevens and Sam Sloan, the only two New York Delegates running for At-Large Representative positions on the Libertarian National Committee, received votes from New York Delegates Alden Link, Carl Person, Kurt Ferber, Tom Stevens and Sam Sloan (Andrew Clunn and Dan Halloran were not present to participate in the voting). No other New York Delegates voted for these two New York At-Large Representative candidates as one of their five potential choices, which prompted Sam Sloan to say, "These back-stabbers demand loyalty but offer no loyalty in return. It is a disgrace that New York Delegates would not support the only two candidates running for At-Large Representative who are New Yorkers. Even I would have voted for Chris Edes had he been running for a seat on the LNC. At this point, these people deserve everything that may be coming their way."

3 comments:

  1. I hope Mark Hinkle influences the LP to leverage a little more common sense to gain a much greater success. By the way, have you seen the "Robin Hood Oath?"
    http://constitutionparti.blogspot.com/

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  2. Why should a Libertarian feel obligated to vote for somebody just because they're from the same state?

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  3. Amen, Brian, that's crap! Ballots were meant to be secret. I don't know Sloan (and I was at STL) but based on that comment alone, I would not vote for him.

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