Thursday, March 28, 2013

Nicholas C. Hillman Resigns As Bucks County, PA Libertarian Party Chair; Brad Cooper Takes The Helm

On March 27, 2013, Nicholas C. Hillman posted the following note to the Libertarian Party of Bucks County Facebook Group:

Due to personal issues, I, Nicholas C. Hillman, LPBC Chair, will be resigning my position, effective 3/28/2013. I will still be active in the LPBC and LPPA. I am sorry for the short notice especially after having a very effective voter registration drive.

Article 3, Section 6 of the Bylaws of the Libertarian Party of Bucks County sets forth the procedure for filling the vacancy created by Nick Hillman's resignation. That provision states:

If a vacancy in an officership occurs between annual meetings of the membership, the remaining members of the Executive Committee shall, by majority vote, fill that vacancy with an LPBC member who shall serve until the election of a new officer takes place at the Annual Meeting.

The remaining members of the Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Bucks County were Brad Cooper, First Vice-Chair; Marc Connuck, Second Vice-Chair; and Josh Roth, Secretary. The Executive Committee reluctantly accepted Nicholas C. Hillman's resignation and selected Brad Cooper to serve as County Chair until the next Annual Meeting of the Membership, which will be held sometime during the first quarter of 2014.

Nicholas C. Hillman was elected County Chair of the Libertarian Party of Bucks County at its Organizational Meeting held on December 6, 2012. During his brief term in office, he held a number of successful meetings and voter registration drives, obtained a significant amount of press regarding the activities of the Bucks County Libertarian Party, made plans for the Bucks County LP to host a debate involving candidates seeking party office this year, attended LPPA Board of Directors meetings as the Bucks County LP State Representative, and led a delegation of Bucks County LP members to the LPPA Holiday Party held on December 15, 2012 at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord in East Earl, Pennsylvania.

Brad Cooper, the newly elected County Chair of the Libertarian Party of Bucks County, said:

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Chair of the Bucks County Libertarian Party. Nicholas Hillman was extremely active in promoting the organization and getting it recognized as a viable political force for liberty. I will do my best to follow in his footsteps. I look forward to working with the other officers and all LPBC members to support the candidacies of those running for elective office this year and to help Dr. Tom Stevens, our dedicated and hardworking LPPA State Chair, continue his efforts to get new County and Regional Committees organized and to increase membership in the state party. Dr. Stevens has been a good friend to the Libertarian Party of Bucks County and we appreciate his advice and support.

Brad Cooper currently attends Middle Bucks Institute of Technology and lives in Newtown Grant, Pennsylvania.

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