In April 2023, at the Libertarian Party of Florida Convention, we came together to pay tribute to the enduring legacy of four exceptional individuals who played a pivotal role in shaping the growth and progress of the Libertarian Party of Florida. These remarkable individuals dedicated their lives to advancing the cause of liberty, leaving an indelible mark on our movement. They embodied the very essence of the principles championed by the Libertarian Party.

As we forge ahead in our mission to build a more free and prosperous society, let us honor their memory by continuing to uphold the ideals they held dear. May Thomas B. Rhodes, James “JJ” Jensen, John Russell Wood, and Andrew Eugene Nappi rest in peace, and may their legacies thrive in our ongoing fight for liberty.

Thomas B. Rhodes – Advocating For Individual Rights

We remember with deep respect Thomas B. Rhodes of Citrus County, who passed away on August 28th, 2021. Thomas was a tireless advocate for individual rights and limited government. His infectious passion for freedom motivated many to join our cause. Thomas’ steadfast commitment to liberty continues to inspire us as we uphold his legacy.

James J. Jensen – A Defender Of Personal Responsibility

We honor the memory of James J. Jensen of Duval County, who left us on December 6th, 2022. JJ was a staunch defender of personal responsibility and self-governance. His innovative approaches to promoting the ideals of liberty and his unwavering efforts to advance our cause were truly commendable. We deeply miss his enthusiasm and dedication.

John Russell Wood – Fostering Individualism And Community Progress

We reflect on the life of John Russell Wood of Polk County, who passed away in March 2023. John held a strong belief in the power of individualism and the potential within each person to shape a better future. His unwavering faith in the intrinsic value of every individual and his dedication to advancing libertarian principles within his community will always be remembered.

Andrew Eugene Nappi – A Vocal Advocate For Limited Government

We pay tribute to Andrew Eugene Nappi of Pasco County, who departed on February 23rd, 2023. Andrew’s influential advocacy for limited government and free-market principles left an enduring impact. His tireless work to promote libertarian ideas and foster connections among like-minded individuals significantly strengthened the foundation of our party.

Lisa Gansky


Lisa Gansky, LPF Secretary, Columbia MBA. Author of "Amplify Your Impact: Generative AI for Volunteers & Activists."