Libertarian National Committee

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Libertarian National Committee
Founded1971; 49 years ago (1971)
Key people
Nicholas Sarwark
Alex Merced
Tim Hagan – Treasurer
Caryn Ann Harlos – Secretary
Richard Fields

The Libertarian National Committee (LNC) controls and manages the affairs, properties, and funds of the United States Libertarian Party. It is composed of the party officers, five at-large representatives elected every two years at the national convention, and a theoretical maximum of 10 regional representatives. The current chair, first elected in June 2014, is Nicholas Sarwark.[1] The Executive Director is Dan Fishman.[2]

The LNC has lobbied or filed lawsuits against laws and regulations that restrict contributions to parties and candidates.[3][4][5][6]

The Libertarian National Committee is a separate entity from the "Libertarian National Congressional Committee", a Federal Elections Commission registered entity,[7] now doing business as the "Libertarian National Campaign Committee."[8]

Current LNC leadership[edit]


At-Large Members[edit]

  • Joe Bishop-Henchman, chairman of the Libertarian Party of D.C.
  • Sam Goldstein, former chairman of the Libertarian Party of Indiana
  • Alicia Mattson, former secretary of the Libertarian National Committee
  • Bill Redpath, former chairman of the Libertarian National Committee (2006–2010)
  • Joshua Smith, 2020 candidate for LNC chairman

Regional Representatives[edit]

List of LNC Chairs[edit]

# Chairperson Term State
1 David Nolan 1971–1972 Colorado
2 Susan Nolan 1972–1974 Colorado
3 Ed Crane 1974–1977 California
4 David Bergland 1977–1981 California
5 Alicia Clark 1981–1983 California
6 Paul K. Grant 1983–1985 Colorado
7 Randy VerHagen 1985 Wisconsin
8 Jim Turney 1985–1988 Virginia
9 Dave Walter 1988–1991 Pennsylvania
10 Mary Gingell 1991–1993 California
11 Steve Dasbach 1993–1998 Indiana
12 David Bergland 1998–2000 California
13 Jim Lark 2000–2002 Virginia
14 Geoff Neale 2002–2004 Texas
15 Michael Dixon 2004–2006 Illinois
16 Bill Redpath 2006–2010 Virginia
17 Mark Hinkle 2010–2012 California
18 Geoff Neale 2012–2014 Texas
19 Nicholas Sarwark 2014–present Arizona

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Harper, Jennifer (June 30, 2014). "Inside the Beltway: Libertarians shift into aggressive mode". The Washington Times. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Libertarian National Committee staff listing on national Libertarian Party website
  3. ^ Campaign Law Case Brings Debate, Crowds; McCain-Feingold, Washington Post, December 5, 2002.
  4. ^ Campaign: Federal Court Strikes Cornerstones Of Soft-money, The Free Lance–Star, Free Lance-Star - May 3, 2003.
  5. ^ A Soft-Money Loophole?, CBS News, February 11, 2009.
  6. ^ Libertarian National Committee Clarifies Lawsuit Against Limits on Donations to Parties from Bequests, Ballot Access News, July 25th, 2011.
  7. ^ Libertarian National Congressional Committee Archived 2015-12-23 at the Wayback Machine Federal Elections Commission filings page.
  8. ^ Libertarian National Congressional Committee website.

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