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Libertarians on the Ballot
In partisan races, Libertarian candidates are represented by the acronym LPF (Libertarian Party of Florida).
 
President
Gary Johnson & Bill Weld
 
US Senate
Paul Stanton
 
State House District 90
Artie Lurie
 
US House of Representatives District 2
Rob Lapham
 
State House District 18
Ken Willey
 
Amendments
The Libertarian Party of Florida recommends a vote NO on Amendment One. Amendment One adds to the Florida state constitution the right to own or lease solar energy equipment for personal use. You already have this right; it does not need to be added to the constitution. The amendment also allows state or local governments from subsidizing its production by citizens who do not produce solar energy. The amendment would essentially allow the rejection of Net Metering, the process where homeowners are compensated for the excess solar they are forced to give to the public utility.
 
The Libertarian Party of Florida recommends a vote YES on Amendment Two. Amendment Two legalizes medical marijuana for individuals with specific debilitating diseases or conditions as determined by a licensed state physician.
 
The Libertarian Party of Florida takes no position on Amendment 3. Amendment Three provides property tax exemptions to first responders who have been permanently disabled in the line of duty.
 
The Libertarian Party of Florida takes no position on Amendment 5. Amendment Five supports property tax exemptions to eligible senior citizens. The amendment would allow home values to remain fixed after application for the exemption, even if the value later exceeds the designated threshold.

A special Thank You to the members and affiliates of the Libertarian Party of Florida

By Vice Chair Omar Recuero

 

On Wednesday, August 17th, Libertarian Presidential nominee, Gov Gary Johnson held a campaign rally/forum in Miami at Florida International University. This event went off perfectly and even 3 days later proves to be a tremendous success. I was not only in attendance for this historic event, I was a part of an amazing team of people who made this event possible.

 

I writing this to recognize that this event would not have taken place without the help of these individuals. Alot went on behind the scenes to make the event possible. A big part of it included generous donations and securing FIU, however we needed volunteers. Some of the things needed including coordination(VIP, general public, security), clean up, take donations, signing people up for the campaign and various other duties. So  because of how much we love and cherish individual liberty and freedom. And because of how much we support Gary Johnson and all of the great things that has accomplished and will accomplish. We were called upon and without hesitation came together to help put this event together in a short amount of time. Not to mention the various distances that people had to travel from around the state to volunteer.

The volunteer staff:

Region 8 Representative Stacey Selleck

Region 10 Representative Darlene Underwood

Region 13 Representative Karl Dickey

Region 14 Representative Steven Nekhaila

The Chairman – Char Lez Braden

The LPF Secretary – Suzanne Gilmore

At Large Director 1 – Alison Foxall

At Large Director 2 – Russ Wood

Rules Committee Chair – Tony Sellers

LP Palm Beach – Shane and Susan George

LP Broward – Mike Higgs

LP Miami Dade – Shoutout to Marialexandra (Communications), Marcos(Vice Chair), Josh Curtis(Secretary), Keon Grayson and Pierre(Executive Director)

LP Lee – JoAnn and Co.

LP Pinellas – Jess Mears

LP Hillsborough – Susan Stanley

Various LPF members and supporters including but not limited to Philippe Neptune, Robert Fernandez, Macy John, LuisaMercedes Garcia and Heather Preysz and her daughters.

 

Overall 11 members of the LPF Executive Committee were also present. The highlight of the night being region 9 Representative George Lebovitz giving two cigars to the Governors to smoke when we get into the debates and smoke both of the other “candidates”.

 

What an event! What a night! What team of people we have in the LPF! Thank You all so much to everyone and anyone I forgot to mention. Thank You to the state campaign team for letting me help out. If you are reading this and you were not able to come, but you shared, tweeted, instagram, etc the event, Thank You too. I am so glad to be a part of this family and I believe we can accomplish anything when we work together.

#TeamLPF

#JohnsonWeld16

#YouIn

Nominations are being accepted for LPF Vice Chair and Director-at-Large 3 to complete vacated terms ending at the conclusion of the 2017 LPF Annual Business Meeting.  If you are interested in filling the position, or know someone who would be a good choice for the position, please fill out this online form here: https://docs.lpf.org/office-vacancies/

Nominations will close Tuesday, July 5 at 7:30 pm edt to allow time to validate all nominated people as eligible to hold the office.  Any nominations received after that time will not be considered.  Only nominations emailed to chair@lpf.org using the online form will be considered.  Please make certain that your nominee is willing to take the position before you submit a nomination.  In order to qualify, nominees shall be current LPF members and currently registered LPF voters.

Nominees who are determined to be qualified for the stated position, and who email completed nominations timely to the chair, may address the LPF Executive Committee for up to 2 minutes during a conference call on July 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm edt. The conference call may be accessed at  641-715-3580, access code 624-387#.  

Duties of the Vice-Chair: Shall serve as presiding officer in the absence of the Chair; shall be responsible for the committee work of the LPF; shall represent the committees at executive sessions; and shall serve as ex officio member of all committees. There is no language in the by-laws describing the duties of the At-Large Directors.

We’re excited to announce that the 2016 LPF State Convention planning is well underway! See date and location details below:

Date: April 8th-10th
Location: Holiday Inn Palm Beach – Airport Conference Center
Address: 1301 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 (map this)

Delegate registration and meal packages/tickets will be available before the end of the month. We will send an email to membership as soon as this is ready and post the convention website URL as well.

Sponsorships and booths/tables are available now! Please email info@lpf.org for details.