Libertarian Party of Florida

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Libertarian Party of Florida
Chairperson Dana Moxley Cummings
Founded 1987
Headquarters Palm Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida
Ideology Libertarianism
National affiliation Libertarian Party (United States)
Colors a shade of Blue; Gold
Politics of the United States
Political parties

The Libertarian Party of Florida or LPF, is the Florida state affiliate of the Libertarian Party (United States). The organization was founded January 21, 1987 by Charles T. Manhart and Patricia Thorpe,[citation needed] and its Executive Committee was incorporated in 2012.


Registration in the state of Florida has experienced significant growth.[1]

Year Registered Members
1994 3,585
1996 5,509
1998 7,037
2000 9,462
2002 11,852
2004 13,806
2006 15,533
2007 14,860
2008 16,883
2010 17,888
2012 19,892
2014 23,665

2010 - 2012 races[edit]

In 2010, the LPF had a state-wide candidate on the ballot for the first time with Alexander Snitker for U.S. Senate.[2]

In the 2012 Election, Libertarian Party of Florida candidates included Calen Fretts[3] for Florida's 1st congressional district, Peter Richter,[4] Franklin Perez, and Jonathan Loesche[5] for Florida House of Representatives. The LPF also had several candidates for county and municipal races statewide.

In 2012 the Libertarian Party of Florida was sued by Franklin Perez, the 2012 Libertarian candidate for the Florida State House of Representatives (District 28), for not refunding a candidate filing fee that political parties receive after the LPF de-vetted him and removed him from the party's state website. The courts awarded Perez $620.[6][7]


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