FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
(Columbus, Ohio) The Libertarian Party held their biennial National Convention June 26th-29th in Columbus, Ohio. Once again, the strength of the Libertarian Party of Indiana and the Libertarian Party of Marion County were apparent. Perhaps the most notable display of strength was the election of three Marion County residents to various positions on the Libertarian National Committee (LNC).
Sam Goldstein and Evan McMahon were both elected to serve two-year terms as at-large members of the LNC. Brett Bittner was elected to be an Alternate Regional Representative for LNC Region 3, which covers the states of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan. Goldstein was also tapped to chair the LNC’s IT Committee.
The Libertarian National Committee is the governing body of the Libertarian Party. The body consists of four officers and five at-large members. There are also eight regional representatives which participate in the LNC.
McMahon, who also serves as the Executive Director of the Libertarian National Campaign Committee, is joining the LNC for the first time. “My goal is to be a strong and experienced voice as I advocate for candidates,” he stated. “I will work tirelessly to get Libertarian candidates and elected officials the support and resources they need to be successful.”
Goldstein is changing roles within the LNC. Most recently he served as the Region 3 Representative to the organization, but is now taking on the at-large role. The biggest change for Goldstein, though, is his new role as Chair of the IT Committee, where he has already set lofty goals. “As the Chair of the IT Committee I plan to proceed with a total update of the LP’s IT platform over the next 2 years so that it is useful and user friendly for both LNC Staff and our state affiliates.”
Brett Bittner, who is a newer resident to the Hoosier State after serving the Georgia LP as their Executive Director and as an elected office holder, says he is, “honored to serve the Libertarians of my new home state , as well as our fellow Region 3 states of Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky.” He went on to say, “I look forward to the term and what we can accomplish these next two years.”
The Libertarian Party of Marion County is very pleased to be so well represented in the leadership of our national party.