Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jacob E. Gold Appointed OPME President

On January 28, 2011, Jacob E. Gold was appointed President of the Objectivist Party of Maine by the Governing Board of the Objectivist Party.

The Objectivist Party of Maine was chartered on July 21, 2008.

It has had five Presidents, who have been:

Thadius Bruce Main Jr. - 7/21/08 through 7/2/09

Thayne Michael Ormsby - 7/2/09 through 1/7/10

Tyler James Washburn - 1/7/10 through 8/12/10

Seth Michael Adams II - 8/12/10 through 1/28/11

Jacob E. Gold - 1/28/11 to Present

Jacob E. Gold formally served as Vice-President of the Objectivist Party of Massachusetts from August 10, 2009 through January 28, 2011.

Objectivist Party Governing Board Terminates Membership Of Seth Michael Adams II

On January 28, 2011, the Governing Board of the Objectivist Party voted to remove Seth Michael Adams II from his position as President of the Objectivist Party of Maine and to terminate his membership in the party.

This action was taken only after many efforts were made to reach out to Mr. Adams to discover why he had abandoned his duties and responsibilities as President of the Objectivist Party of Maine. No response was received to e-mails and phone messages left for him and the final straw happened when he hung up after hearing that an officer of the Objectivist Party was calling him.

Before taking this extreme action, Mr. Adams was given an opportunity to resign, which he refused to do. He also failed to submit Status Reports for his affiliate and failed to communicate with his members. The Governing Board found him guilty of "malfeasance" before removing him from his position and terminating his membership.

Dr. Tom Stevens, Objectivist Party Chair, said:

It is regrettable that Seth Michael Adams II chose to abandon his duties in this manner. He was given more than a reasonable time period during which he could have chosen to resign but instead he clung onto his position and chose to cease communication with party officials and to abandon the responsibilities he freely accepted.

Seth Michael Adams II served as President of the Objectivist Party of Maine from August 12, 2010 until his removal by the Governing Board of the Objectivist Party on January 28, 2011.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dr. Tom Stevens Elected To Serve As LPQC State Representative To The New York Libertarian Party

At the Annual Convention of the Libertarian Party of Queens County held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Bohemian Hall in Astoria, New York, Dr. Tom Stevens was unanimously elected to serve as the LPQC State Representative to the New York Libertarian Party.

Dr. Stevens served as LPQC State Representative from April 24, 2004 to June 27, 2010, when he resigned his Life Membership in the New York Libertarian Party. John Clifton then served in that capacity from June 27, 2010 through November 13, 2010 when Carl E. Person was elected State Representative to serve until the next LPQC Annual Convention.

Because of ongoing political battles within the New York Libertarian Party, Dr. Stevens will not be able to vote on the State Committee. However, the Libertarian Party of Queens County continues to protest the lack of due process that led to the current impass and has formally taken the position that Dr. Stevens should be recognized as a voting member of the NYLP's State Committee.

This is the second time attacks on the Libertarian Party of Queens County have prevented its State Representative from voting on the NYLP State Committee. The first such instance occurred from December 3, 2006 when the State Committee de-chartered the LPQC to April 28, 2007 when the delegates in attendance at the 2007 NYLP Annual State Convention re-chartered it.