On July 30, 2013, Christian Cameron Russell was appointed to serve as President of the Objectivist Party of California.
In accepting the appointment, Mr. Russell said:
I am looking forward to taking on the responsibilities of President of the Objectivist Party of California (OPCA). I am committed to promoting Objectivism and will do all I can to make the Objectivist Party a major player in promoting liberty and respect for individual rights in California.
I thank Dr. Tom Stevens, Founder & Chair of the Objectivist Party, and the Governing Board for having confidence in my ability to fulfill my duties as OPCA President. I consider myself a leader and have served in a number of leadership roles in various small groups and volunteer organizations.
I look forward to working with my fellow officers and all OPCA members to bring reason and logic to the political debates in California and to offer the citizens of this state real solutions to the problems we face.
The Objectivist Party of California was chartered on August 9, 2008. The following individuals have served as President:
Nicholas Huber - August 9, 2008 to August 12, 2010
Maxfield Bern - August 12, 2010 to May 14, 2013
Luis Rivas - May 14, 2013 to July 30, 2013
Christian Cameron Russell - July 30, 2013 to Present
The Objectivist Party was founded by Thomas Robert Stevens on February 2, 2008, Ayn Rand’s birthday. It seeks to promote Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism in the political realm.