Committees

LPF  Committees



   Affiliate Support Committee

Chair:

Lee Korotzer
affiliates@lpf.org

Committee Members:

    • Philippe Cadorette
    • Suzanne Gilmore
    • Tony Sellers
    • J Mark Barfield (Ex Officio)
    • Edward Appler (Ex Officio)

  Mission:

To advise, assist, and document county affiliates, streamline and clarify rules for county affiliates, and create policies to streamline re-affiliation.

  Committee Goal:

We are responsible for advising and assisting the Libertarian Party of Florida Secretary, Directors At-Large, and Region Representatives on all matters related to Libertarian Party county affiliates. We aim to develop consistent policies, procedures, and training manuals to recommend to active county affiliates and to Region Representatives for organizing new county affiliates, and to identify and document best practices to improve county affiliate operations.


   Audit Committee

Chair:

Omar Recuero
audit@lpf.org

Committee Members:

Davie Parish (Vice Chair)

    • J Mark Barfield (Ex-Officio)
    • Suzanne Gilmore (Ex-Officio)
  * This is a Constitutionally Required Committee

Per Bylaws Article III Sec 10

The committee shall be composed of the LPF Treasurer (ex officio), LPF Vice Chair (ex officio) and a minimum of three (3) other LPF members and no committee Vice Chair. The committee shall work to ensure the proper reporting of LPF contributions and expenditures, to provide oversight to the LPF Treasurer position, and to provide overall accounting and budgeting support to the LPF and LPF committees. Specific duties shall include, but are not limited to: (1) QuickBooks (and its successors) reconciliations, (2) quarterly profit and loss statements of LPF committees, (3) reviewing FEC reports, and (4) assisting the Treasurer with selection of yearly auditor, (5) creating and maintaining documentation on best practices.


   Candidate Committee

Chair:

Jim Turney
Candidates@LPF.org

Committee Members:

Davie Parrish (Vice Chair)

    • William Curran
    • Shaun Kunz
    • Chris Rose II
    • Jay Wood
    • J Mark Barfield (Ex-Officio)

 

  Mission:

To create a network across the state of Florida and every local affiliate party to communicate with candidates and prospective candidates.

  Committee Goal:

We are working to begin offering complete candidate training for campaigning, social media, fund raising, and public speaking. As well as, guidance on Florida Election and Campaign Laws and the Florida Constitution. We look to better prepare candidates for the work that lies ahead on the road to getting elected, by helping them gain the tools necessary to understand how to run an effective campaign.

  * This is a Constitutionally Required Committee

   Communication Committee

Chair:

 J. Mark Barfield
Communications@LPF.org

Committee Members:

Tony Sellers (Vice Chair)

    • Stephen Paul Dieter
    • Suzanne Gilmore
    • Macy John
    • Lucy Lietsch
    • Justin McCue
    • Paul Moscarelli
    • Cody Moser
    • Davie Parrish
    • Mark Rodriguez
    • Samantha Zukowski

  Mission:

We aim to promote the state party to grow membership, candidates, activism and promote Libertarian issues using our website, social media, email as well as traditional grass roots mediums.

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* This is a Constitutionally Required Committee
 

   Convention Committee

Chair:

Gabe Wozniak
convention@lpf.org

Committee Members:

Marc Tancer (Vice Chair)

    • Edward Appler
    • Sara Bartos
    • John Olivadoti
    • J Mark Barfield (Ex Officio)

 

Mission:

To plan and host a successful annual convention and business meeting for the Libertarian Party of Florida.

  Committee Goal:

For 2019, the Convention Committee looks to plan an event that will help mold the direction of the party as we head into the 2020 Presidential season. The goal is to provide members and attendees with information, training, and motivation to grow their affiliates and run campaigns; while creating a productive business meeting environment to help strengthen the party in it’s direction moving forward.

» 2019 LPF Annual Convention will be held on the weekend of May 3-5, 2019 in Tampa, FL.


   Fundraising Committee

Chair:

Davie Parrish
Fundraising@LPF.org

Committee Members:

Vacant (Vice Chair)

    • Donna Olivadoti
    • Marc Golob
    • J Mark Barfield (Ex Officio)

 

  Mission:

The Fundraising Committee is charged with planning and implementing creative, cost-effective fundraising methods, and informational materials and merchandise for the party. This committee works closely with both the Communications Committee and Convention Committee.

  * This is a Constitutionally Required Committee

   Legislative Action Committee

Chair:

Cody Moser

Committee Members:

  • Julia Hall
  • Colleen Heeney
  • Davie Parrish
  • J Mark Barfield (Ex-Officio)

  Mission:

The function of the committee is to review, summarize, and draft LPF policy on proposed legislation during session. Average member workload during session will be to review and report on one or two bills per week with the intention of bringing this information to the Florida electorate. The chair will distribute legislative “homework” to each member on a weekly basis.

  Committee Goal:

The committee singles out legislation that is damaging to the liberties and freedoms of Floridians as well as legislation that is favorable and moves us away from being repressed by the state.

Once these pieces of legislation are identified, they are tracked for progress and possible committee substitutes which may change the LPF’s opinion of the legislation. Our goal is to get this information out to the Florida electorate who are otherwise unaware of what is going on while the legislature is in session due to media bias.

We encourage contacting representative and senators to voice your opinions on the legislation. When the Legislative session is out, our goal is to cooperate to contribute in writing legislation, as well as identifying the representatives and senators who strongly opposed liberty legislation and those who heavily favored anti-liberty legislation so the LPF can begin to find suitable replacements.

  * This is a Constitutionally Required Committee

   Membership Committee

Chair:

Nivine Zakhari (Chair)
Membership@LPF.org

Committee Members:

Jonathan Loesche (Vice Chair)

    • Philippe Cadorette
    • Suzanne Gilmore
    • Joe Moraca
    • Tony Sellers
    • Wesley Wilson
    • J Mark Barfield (Ex Officio)
    • Edward Appler (Ex Officio)

  Mission:

The principal duties of the Membership Committee shall be responsible for increasing the membership in the LPF and for increasing the LP voter registration. The Membership Committee is also responsible for recruiting members both for the Affiliate and for the LPF. The Membership Secretary shall be responsible for maintaining party membership records.

  * This is a Constitutionally Required Committee

   Platform Committee

Chair:

John Thompson
Platform@LPF.org

Secretary:

TBA

Committee Members:

Ricardo Mejias (Vice Chair)

    • Cody Moser
    • Chris Rose II
    • J Mark Barfield (Ex Officio)

  Mission:

To clearly present the ideas of liberty to which we as a party ascribe and expect to be held accountable.

  Committee Goal:

Develop the declaration of the LPF’s principles and message consistent with libertarian ideas that help unify the party and clarify our direction. The committee is also tasked to present a combined document of proposed changes and additions to the Party Platform at the Annual Business Meeting.

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  * This is a Constitutionally Required Committee

   Rules Committee

Chair:

 Tony Sellers
Rules@LPF.org

Secretary:

Vacant

Committee Members:

Philippe Cadorette (Vice Chair)

    • Chris Rose II
    • Steven Nekhaila (Ex-Officio)
    • J Mark Barfield (Ex-Officio)
    • Ed Appler (Ex-Officio)

  Mission:

The Rules Committee is responsible for interpreting the Constitution and By-Laws based on current Florida Statutes. The committee prepares and submits our suggestions for amendments to the Constitution and By-laws to Executive Committee and upon passing the amendments are then put to a vote by the membership at the Annual Business Meeting.

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  * This is a Constitutionally Required Committee