Last week, the Libertarian Party of Florida held its 2019 annual business meeting in Tampa. By far, it was the most successful and
professional business meeting I’ve attended traveling the country as the Region 2 Representative of the Libertarian National Committee since becoming an LPF member in 2014. My LNC colleagues agree. They told me it was the most professional and well-done convention they’ve ever attended. With big names like Tom Woods, Jeff Deist, and Walter Block, success was a sure-thing smash hit.
What really tied it all together was the attendance of our Florida Libertarian family. We had stellar attendance with many new faces showing up for their first convention. We’re now full of that energy and enthusiasm for the LPF future. As the old adage goes, our work has just begun!
I want to first express my gratitude to our volunteers who made that convention a success. Without the labors of many behind the scenes, our convention would not have flowed as smoothly as it did. Next, I want to congratulate our newly elected party Officials and Executive Committee members. These folks stepped up and are ready to bring liberty forward in Florida! It is an honor to be selected as the most accountable person in the Party. I am looking forward to serving and working with each of you.
We have a challenging and fulfilling road ahead of us as we progress in 2019. We will need to optimize the Party’s resources, including its people, planning, and infrastructure, to set the stage for both the 2020 elections and beyond. With the institutionalization of the Party’s knowledge, candidate support and recruitment, and affiliate support on the front burners, we enter the next Presidential year as a force to be reckoned with.
As the old two Party’s continue to decline, the Libertarian Party continues to be the ONLY growing political party. That’s right, the Republicans, Democrats, Greens, and Constitutionalists are all losing registered voters. We are the only one’s growing and the only ones standing up for liberty in the United States. The Libertarian Party is becoming the centrifugal force of liberty in Florida.
As the days move on, remember the passion in your belly that drove you at convention. Let’s spread that fire across the State and rage into 2020 victorious!
Chairman, Libertarian Party of Florida