Nov. 1, 2018

Contact: Marcos Miralles,
Chairman, Libertarian Party of Florida

MIAMI – When you vote this week, please support the Libertarian Party of Florida First Step Program. The program was created earlier this year to establish Libertarian leadership in communities throughout the state. The goals of the program are to spread the message of a responsible form of governance, to empower individuals, and to create an environment for all people to thrive.

Several First Steppers were already placed in office in the primaries. Those appearing on the General Election ballot next week are:

Alachua County: Chris Rose, II – Alachua County Soil and Water Conservation District
Duval County:  James Chipman – Bartram Springs Community Development District, Seat 2
Indian River: Shawn Elliott – Indian River County Soil and Water Conservation District, Seat 1
Madison County: Martha Carter – Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District, Seat 1
Pasco County: Phil Kimball – Oakstead Community Development District, Seat 1
Suwannee County: Jordan Blake Bosserman – Suwannee County Conservation District Group 4

“I will always be a voice for the free-market, private property rights, and the need for individuals to step up and do more to change the culture in society as a whole in how we address conservation,” said Rose.

This is Elliott’s first bid for public office. Elliott said Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors can play an important role in their community. “I hope to influence local agricultural people to make smarter watering and fertilizing choices,” he said. “To make sure they’re informed about the inevitable legalization of hemp and the benefits it can have in our fragile ecosystem.”

First Step team members are: Marc Golob, LPF’s Fundraising Chair; Angela Alexander Kunz, Solutions Consultant; Marialexandra Garcia, Candidates Committee Chair; Chaz Sanders, Communications Committee Chair; LPF Secretary Brandi Hicks and Alexandre Crevaux, program coordinator.

– By J. Mark Barfield, Staff Writer

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Aug. 13, 2018
Contact: Marcos Miralles,
Chairman, Libertarian Party of Florida

Contact: Larry Goolsby,
Supervisor, Wakulla Soil and Water Conservation District
Phone: 352-843-3501


Wakulla, Fla. – William L. “Larry” Goolsby joins the growing ranks of Libertarian Party of Florida members elected to local offices following his appointment to the Wakulla Soil and Water Conservation District at their last meeting.

“Soil and Water really has a lot they can do,” Goolsby says. “I plan to do what I can to help the people of Wakulla County.”

Goolsby’s appointment means there are now 27 Libertarian Party members in public office. The latest was Courtney Omega, Coconut Grove Village Councilwoman, following her party change to the LPF last week.

Goolsby says he was approached to run for Soil and Water Supervisor by the LPF “First Step” team. First Step was originally begun in the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade to place local LP members in public positions. The program was adopted by the LPF Executive Committee. There are now 42 candidates contending for offices ranging from local community councils to Florida Legislature.

Goolsby lives in Crawfordsville with his two children, Willow Nixon, 17, and Fallon Goolsby, 12. He is co-owner of Florida Legacy Advisors, an insurance agency that specializes in the retiree market.

– By J. Mark Barfield, Staff Writer

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