Libertarian Party of California

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Libertarian Party of California
Chairperson Ted Brown
Founded 1971; 46 years ago (1971)
Headquarters 825 S Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
Ideology Libertarianism[1]
Non-interventionism[2]
Fiscal conservatism[3]
Economic liberalism[3]
Cultural liberalism[3]
Laissez-faire[3]
Political position predominately Right-wing
National affiliation Libertarian Party
Seats in the US Senate
0 / 2
Seats in the US House
0 / 53
Statewide Executive Offices1
0 / 8
Seats in the State Senate
0 / 40
Seats in the State Assembly
0 / 80
Elected officials 14 (2016 Est.)[4]
Website
ca.lp.org

1California Department of Education is a nonpartisan state executive position.

The Libertarian Party of California (LPC) is the California affiliate of the United States Libertarian Party. The party chairman is Ted Brown, and is based in Monrovia, California, in Los Angeles County.[5]

The party's stated goals are to uphold, promote, and disseminate the philosophy and principles of libertarianism.[6] As of 2016 Libertarians represent approximately 0.72% of the state's registered voters, about 0.12 points more than in 2012.[7]

Elected officials[edit]

The following is a list of Libertarian statewide, federal, and legislative officeholders:

Members of Congress[edit]

U.S. Senate[edit]

  • None

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

  • None

Statewide offices[edit]

  • None

Board of Equalization, State Senate, & State Assembly[edit]

Board of Equalization[edit]

  • None

State Senate[edit]

  • None

State Assembly[edit]

  • None

Mayoral offices[edit]

Other[edit]

Election results in statewide/federal races[edit]

2017[edit]

Candidate(s) Office(s) Votes  %
Angela McArdle US Congress (34th District) Primary 248 0.86%

2016[edit]

Candidate(s) Office(s) Votes  %
Gary Johnson/Bill Weld President/Vice President 478,500 3.4%
Gail Lightfoot United States Senate Primary 99,761 1.3%
Mark Matthew Herd United States Senate Primary 41,344 0.6%
Alex Appleby US Congress (9th District) Primary 5,029 3.9%
Kennita Watson US Congress (17th District) Primary 3,125 2.3%

2014[edit]

Candidate(s) Office(s) Votes  %
Jonathan Jaech Attorney General Primary 99,056 2.42%
Douglas Arthur Tuma US Congress (7th District) Primary 5,029 1.5%
Gail Lightfoot (write-in) US Congress (23rd District) Primary 31 0.1%
David Koster Bruce US Congress (25th District) Primary 1,214 1.9%
Mark Matthew Herd US Congress (33rd District) Primary 883 0.8%
Michael Benoit US Congress (50th District) Primary 4,634 5.2%

2012[edit]

Candidate(s) Office(s) Votes  %
Gary Johnson/Jim Gray President/Vice President 143,221 1.10%
Gail Lightfoot United States Senate Primary 95,247 2.1%
Douglas Arthur Tuma US Congress (7th District) Primary 3,707 3.1%
Steve Collett US Congress (33rd District) Primary 4,916 4.3%
Sean P. McGray (write-in) US Congress (37th District) Primary 4 0%
Michael Benoit US Congress (50th District) Primary 6,160 5.4%

2011[edit]

Candidate(s) Office(s) Votes  %
Steve Collett US Congress (36th District) Primary 896 1.41%

2010[edit]

Candidate(s) Office(s) Votes  %
Gail Lightfoot United States Senate 175,242 1.8%
Dale Ogden Governor 150,547 1.5%
Cassandra Lieurance (write-in) Governor 285 0%
Pamela Brown Lieutenant Governor 574,640 5.9%
Christina Tobin Secretary of State 214,353 2.3%
Andrew "Andy" Favor State Controller 292,440 3.1%
Edward M. Teyssier State Treasurer 218,387 2.2%
Timothy Hannan Attorney General 246,584 2.6%
Richard Bronstein Insurance Commissioner 372,684 4%
Mike Rodrigues US Congress (1st District) 5,996 2.5%
Douglas Arthur Tuma US Congress (3rd District) 6,275 2.4%
Joel Smolen US Congress (6th District) 5,660 2.1%
Philip Berg US Congress (8th District) 4,843 2.3%
James Eyer US Congress (9th District) 4,113 1.9%
Mark Paul Williams US Congress (12th District) 4,611 2.2%
Paul Lazaga US Congress (14th District) 6,735 3%
Edward M. Gonzalez US Congress (16th District) 12,304 7.8%
Mary V. Larkin US Congress (17th District) 2,742 1.5%
Darrell M. Stafford US Congress (23rd District) 3,326 1.7%
Randall Weissbuch US Congress (26th District) 6,696 3.2%
Carlos Rodriguez US Congress (28th District) 10,229 8%
Bill Cushing US Congress (29th District) 5,218 3.2%
Erich D. Miller US Congress (30th District) 5,021 2.1%
Herb Peters US Congress (36th District) 10,840 5.6%
Mark Lambert US Congress (42nd District) 12,115 5.9%
Mike Binkley US Congress (48th District) 8,773 3.6%
Mike Paster US Congress (49th District) 4,290 2.2%
Lars Grossmith US Congress (50th District) 5,546 2.2%
Michael Benoit US Congress (52nd District) 10,732 4.8%
Paul Michael-Dekker US Congress (53rd District) 6,298 3.7%

2009[edit]

Candidate(s) Office(s) Votes  %
Christopher Agrella US Congress (32nd District) 1,356 5.18%

2008[edit]

Candidate(s) Office(s) Votes  %
Bob Barr/Wayne Allyn Root President/Vice President 67,582 0.5%
Kevin Peterson (write-in) US Congress (12th District) 2 0%
Douglas Tuma US Congress (3rd District) 7,273 2.32%
Joel Smolen US Congress (6th District) 13,617 4.25%
Camden McConnell US Congress (7th District) 5,950 2.53%
Philip Berg US Congress (8th District) 6,504 2.28%
James Eyer US Congress (9th District) 11,704 4.22%
Kevin Peterson US Congress (12th District) 5,584 2.09%
Brian Holtz US Congress (14th District) 11,929 4.37%
Steven Wells US Congress (16th District) 9,447 4.6%
Ted Brown US Congress (26th District) 18,476 6.92%
Tim Denton US Congress (27 District) 14,171 6.66%
Alan Pyeatt US Congress (29th District) 9,219 4.35%
Herb Peters US Congress (35th District) 7,632 4.18%
Christopher Agrella US Congress (38th District) 29,113 18.27%
Ernst Gasteiger US Congress (46th District) 4,311 1.51%
Don Patterson US Congress (48th District) 11,507 3.73%
Lars Grossmith US Congress (49th District) 10,232 4.25%
Wayne Dunlap US Congress (50th District) 14,365 4.58%
Dan Litwin US Congress (51st District) 6,199 3.04%
Michael Benoit US Congress (52nd District) 13,316 4.67%
Edward Teyssier US Congress (53rd District) 9,569 4.06%

Voter Registration[edit]

Libertarian voter registration in the state of California has experienced significant growth.[22]

Year Registered Voters Voter gain/loss from previous year
2017 141,461 Increase 1,656
2016 139,805 Increase 17,929
2015 121,876 Increase 1,072
2014 120,804 Increase 11,168
2013 109,636 Increase 900
2012 108,736 Increase 16,490
2011 92,246 Increase 1,135
2010 91,111 Increase 7,748
2009 83,363 Decrease 211
2008 83,574 Increase 154
2007 83,420 Decrease 45
2006 83,465 Decrease 503
2005 83,968 Decrease 5,649
2004 89,617 Increase 77
2003 89,540 Decrease 955
2002 90,495 Decrease 2,865
2001 93,360 Decrease 1,540
2000 94,900 Increase 12,561
1999 82,339

Governance[edit]

The Libertarian Party of California is a "political party that has detailed statutory provisions applicable to its operation", which are in division 7, part 3 of the California Elections Code.[23][24] The Libertarian State Central Committee, the governing body of the Libertarian Party of California, functions pursuant to its standing rules and bylaws.[25] The regular officers of the Central Committee are the chairman, two regional vice chairmen, secretary, and treasurer.

County central committees[edit]

There are semi-autonomous county central committees for many of California's 58 counties. The counties which currently have active affiliates are as follows:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rothbard, Murray Newton (1978). For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto. p. 153. Even more remarkably, the Libertarian party achieved this growth while consistently adhering to a new ideological creed—”libertarianism”—thus bringing to the American political scene for the first time in a century a party interested in principle rather than in merely gaining jobs and money at the public trough. 
  2. ^ "Libertarian Party opposes further intervention in Iraq". 
  3. ^ a b c d "Ideological Third Parties and Splinter Parties". 
  4. ^ "[1]". Libertarian Party of California. Retrieved on July 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "[2]". Libertarian Party of California. Retrieved on July 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "[3]". Bylaws and Convention Rules of the Libertarian Party of California As Amended in Convention April 29, 2017.
  7. ^ [4] Voter registration statistics on California Secretary of State's website. Retrieved on July 11, 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.newsmirror.net/news/hewitt-voted-in-as-calimesa-s-new-mayor/article_efe8a2b2-9f73-11e5-827e-c71a30e5b349.html
  9. ^ http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/
  10. ^ http://www.chicoer.com/article/ZZ/20141105/NEWS/141104813
  11. ^ http://www.tcoe.org/Districts/Liberty.shtm
  12. ^ http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/politics-government/election/article39136665.html
  13. ^ https://patch.com/california/palmdesert/councilwoman-elect-susan-marie-weber-fourth-time-s-the-charm
  14. ^ https://patch.com/california/losaltos/brian-holtz-candidate-for-purissima-hills-water-district
  15. ^ http://www.simivalleyacorn.com/news/2012-10-26/Neighbors/PARK_DISTRICT_CANDIDATE_PROFILES.html
  16. ^ http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/government-and-politics/20150303/election-2015-voters-return-harrington-to-san-gabriel-city-council
  17. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/2012/08/22/jack-hickey-seeks-a-different-seat-on-the-sequoia-healthcare-district-board-than-the-one-he-already-has/
  18. ^ http://tccwd.com/board/
  19. ^ http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/ACTTC/Administration/Special-District-Information/#TimberCoveFireProtectionDistrict
  20. ^ http://old.lp.org/candidates/elected-official/john-camera
  21. ^ https://ca.lp.org/california-libertarian-activist-vol-iii-issue-1-04-29-2017/
  22. ^ http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/voter-registration-statistics/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ Eu v. San Francisco County Democratic Central Committee (1989), 489 U.S. 214. "The State of California heavily regulates its political parties. … The California Elections Code (Code) provides that the 'official governing bodies' for such a party are its 'state convention,' 'state central committee,' and 'county central committees,' …"
  24. ^ California Elections Code § 7250
  25. ^ "[5]". Bylaws and Convention Rules of the Libertarian Party of California As Amended in Convention April 29, 2017.

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