Libertarian Party of Nevada
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- 1 History
- 2 Party Platform
- 3 Party Bylaws
- 4 Current Libertarian Office-holders
- 5 Nevada Libertarian National Committee Members
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The Libertarian Party of Nevada is the third largest political party in the State of Nevada. It has existed since the founding of the Libertarian Party of the United States in 1971. It is considered a minor political party by the State of Nevada and has been since 1972. This status indicates that the LPN has ballot access, but no primary voting. Instead, it holds its own primary election during its State Conventions.
The Libertarian Party of Nevada has continued to grow in both influence and voter registration since its inception. This is largely due to the big-government ideologies of the Democratic and Republican parties; voters with libertarian ideologies began to look elsewhere.
Assemblyman John Moore of the 8th District switched party affiliation from the Republican Party to the Libertarian Party on January 8, 2016, giving the Libertarian Party their first Assembly seat in Nevada history.
The current platform for the party was ratified in May 2015 at Convention. The platform includes a variety of topics where civil liberties have been restricted or there has been an overreach by the government. These topics include: Ending the failed War on Drugs, Marriage equality, Reductions in Alcohol Regulation (including lowering the drinking age to 18), Increasing jobs through encouraging competition, Lowering taxes and fees on businesses, Abolishing the minimum wage, Increasing competition in education, Returning federal lands to the State of Nevada and the People, Ending eminent domain abuse, Adding Constitutional Carry to the Nevada Constitution, and promoting open-borders policies.
The current bylaws for the Libertarian Party of Nevada were accepted in Convention on November 2013. The following constitutes a summary of those bylaws, which are presented in full on the Libertarian Party of Nevada's website.
People should be allowed to live as they choose so long as they neither initiate violence, coercion, nor engage in theft or fraud. We adopt the Statement of Principles of the National Libertarian Party.
The name of this organization shall be The Libertarian Party of Nevada, hereinafter referred to as LPN.
The object of this organization shall be to elect Libertarians to public office within the state of Nevada.
Section 1 discusses the eligibility requirements for being a member of the LPN.
Section 1 establishes the frequency and purpose of even-year State Conventions, including the business that may be taken up by that body.
Section 2 establishes the frequency and purpose of odd-year State Conventions, including the business that may be taken up by that body.
Section 3 describes the mechanism for calling for a special State Convention.
Section 4 describes whom may serve as a delegate to State Conventions.
Section 5 creates minimum publishing guidelines for the Executive Committee of the Libertarian party of Nevada whenever announcing the details of a State Convention.
Section 6 describes NOTA (None of the above) and how it may be nominated.
Section 7 requires the business section of State Conventions to be video-recorded. This is to be used in disputes over the official minutes.
Section 8 describes the mechanism for nominating candidates for partisan public office.
V. Executive Committee
Section 1. The Executive Committee of the LPN is responsible for handling the affairs and business of the LPN.
Section 2. The Executive Committee shall consist of nine members: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Southern Regional Representative, Northern Regional Representative, and 3 At-Large Representatives.
Section 3 describes the mechanism for selecting Executive Committee members.
Section 4 describes eligibility for Executive Committee members.
Section 5 establishes that the Executive Committee must abide by the constraints of these bylaws.
Section 6 establishes the frequency and rules for conducting a meeting of the Executive Committee.
Section 7 creates minimum publishing guidelines whenever announcing an Executive Committee meeting.
This section describes the mechanism and requirements for establishing affiliates of the Libertarian Party of Nevada.
VII. Parliamentary Procedure
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the LPN in all cases to which they apply, and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws, any special rules of order the LPN may adopt, and any statutes applicable to the LPN.
This section describes the mechanism by which amendments to these Bylaws may be made.
Current Libertarian Office-holders
The Libertarian Party of Nevada holds none of the state's six statewide offices, no seats in the Nevada Senate, and one seat in the Nevada Assembly. Libertarians hold none of the state's U.S. Senate seats and none of the state's four U.S. House of Representatives seats.
Members of Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
- Chair: Brett H. Pojunis
- Vice-Chair: Jason G. Smith
- Treasurer: Timothy Hagan
- Secretary: Alexander DiBenedetto
- Northern Regional Representative: David Colborne
- Southern Regional Representative: Candy Nickens
- At-Large Representative: Jason Weinman
- At-Large Representative: Steve Brown
- At-Large Representative: Mike Astafan
Nevada Libertarian National Committee Members
- LPN Treasurer Timothy Hagan - LNC Treasurer
- Alicia Mattson - LNC Secretary
- "Executive Committee". Libertarian Party of Nevada. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
- "Nevada Assemblyman John Moore joins Libertarian Party". Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- "Bylaws of the Libertarian Party of Nevada". Libertarian Party of Nevada. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
- "Assemblyman John Moore". www.leg.state.nv.us. Retrieved 2016-03-22.