The Libertarian Party of Northampton County has voted unanimously to endorse Roy Minet of Lancaster County for State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania. The election of state officers will take place at the business meeting of the LPPA Annual Convention scheduled for the morning of Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Harrisburg Hilton.
Dr. Tom Stevens, County Chair of the Northampton County LP and Immediate Past Chair of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania, said the following in response to the endorsement:
I worked closely with Roy Minet in 2012 as we successfully defended our Libertarian Party petitions against an aggressive GOP challenge. As a result, Gary Johnson and our statewide candidates were on the ballot in Pennsylvania and because of the vote totals obtained by our statewide candidates, we regained Minor Party status. Roy scheduled and coordinated the 20+ volunteers we needed each day to defend our petitions and was named a Libertarian Ballot Access Hero by LP News. During this 9-week challenge and during my term in office, Roy also served as Media Relations and Marketing Committee Chair for the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania. He is a tireless, committed activist for liberty whose only goal is to build the LP.
The Northampton County LP had no problem deciding to endorse Roy Minet for State Chair. His announced opponent, Steve Scheetz of Montgomery County, refused to endorse Gary Johnson for President and his chapter was the epicenter of Jim Babb's.Vote for Nobody campaign, In addition, Mr. Scheetz did not obtain a single petition signature for Gary Johnson or the LPPA's statewide candidates and didn't commit a single hour to help defend our petitions against the GOP challenge. The endorsement of Roy Minet for State Chair was a no-brainer for our membership. Roy is clearly the more qualified candidate and would do a superb job if elected..
The Northampton County LP General Membership Meeting was held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 18, 2013.