Libertarian National Committee

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Libertarian National Committee
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Founded1971; 51 years ago (1971)
Key people

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.[citation needed] The current chair is Whitney Bilyeu, elected on July 12, 2021.[1]

The LNC has lobbied or filed lawsuits against laws and regulations that restrict contributions to parties and candidates.[2][3][4][5]

Current members[6][edit]

LNC Chair Whitney Bilyeu (2021–present)


Chair Vice Chair Secretary Treasurer
Whitney Bilyeu Ken Moellman John Wilford Tim Hagan

At-large members[edit]

Laura Ebke
Richard Longstreth
Erik Raudsep
Valerie Sarwark
Joshua Smith

Regional representatives[edit]

Region Representative Alternate
1 Chris Luchini Alex Flores
2 Steven Nekhaila David Sexton
3 Dustin Nanna Jared Hall
4 Jeff Hewitt TJ Ferreira
5 Susan Hogarth Otto Dassing
6 John Phillips Matt Bughman
7 Erin Adams Beth Vest
8 Rich Bowen Pat Ford

List of LNC chairs[edit]

David Nolan standing next to his Nolan Chart
David Nolan, the 1st chair
Nicholas Sarwark speaking at a Gary Johnson rally
Nicholas Sarwark, the 19th and longest-serving chair
# 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 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 2014–2020
20 Joe Bishop-Henchman 2020–2021 District of Columbia
Ken Moellman (acting) 2021 Kentucky
21[1] Whitney Bilyeu 2021–present Texas


Judicial Committee[7]
Name Role
Mary Ruwart Chair
Tom Arnold Member
Alicia Mattson Member
Chuck Moulton Member
Frank Robinson Member
Vermin Supreme Member
Jim Turney Member

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Libertarian Party Announces New LNC Chair". Libertarian Party. 12 July 2021. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  2. ^ Campaign Law Case Brings Debate, Crowds; McCain-Feingold, Washington Post, December 5, 2002.
  3. ^ Campaign: Federal Court Strikes Cornerstones Of Soft-money, The Free Lance–Star, Free Lance-Star – May 3, 2003.
  4. ^ A Soft-Money Loophole?, CBS News, February 11, 2009.
  5. ^ Libertarian National Committee Clarifies Lawsuit Against Limits on Donations to Parties from Bequests, Ballot Access News, July 25th, 2011.
  6. ^ "Libertarian National Committee (LNC)". Libertarian Party. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  7. ^ "LP Committees". Libertarian Party. Retrieved 24 September 2021.

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