The South Carolina Libertarian Executive Committee has endorsed Gary Johnson for the Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination in 2012.
The Resolution they passed was the following:
Whereas, the South Carolina Libertarian Party supports the libertarian principles demonstrated by Gary Johnson and appreciates the efforts the candidate has been making to bring the message of libertarian ideas of personal and financial freedom to the voting public.
Resolved, that the following South Carolina Libertarian Party Executive Committee members endorse Gary Johnson for his bid for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for the Office of President of the United States at the upcoming national convention in May of 2012 and we encourage our delegation to support him.
The Resolution was signed by:
SC National Delegate and Charleston County Committeeman, Stewart Flood
SC National Delegate and Anderson County Committeeman, Adrian Banks
SC National Delegate and State Chairman, Victor Kocher
SC National Delegate and State Vice-Chairman, Michael Carmany
SC National Delegate and Berkeley County Committeeman, Jeffrey Dimit
Richland County Committeewoman, Jennifer Schulz
Lexington County Committeeman, Dr. David Morris
York County Committeewoman, Marge Wakefield and her husband, Arch Wakefield
In commenting upon this action. South Carolina Libertarian Party State Chair Victor Kocher said:
The fact that Governor Johnson brings to the table his executive-level experience and a proven record of fiscal responsibility and that he left his term-limited post in New Mexico with a balanced budget and a $1 billion budget surplus, I believe that he would be the best candidate to represent the Libertarian Party on a national level.
The South Carolina Libertarian Executive Committee is the second Libertarian Party State Committee to endorse Gary Johnson for the Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination. The first was the Nebraska Libertarian Party's Central Committee. The first Libertarian Party organization to endorse Gary Johnson was the Libertarian Party of Northampton County, Pennsylvania.