LPM Online

May 23, 2006

  1. Upcoming Events

    May 24, 2006 - 7:00 PM
    This week's LPWC meeting will be a social and informal work meeting. Topics will include election planning for 2006 and ideas for the newsletter. I invite everyone to attend and bring your friends!
    Location: Cottage Inn Restaurant 512 E. Williams St. Ann Arbor map
    Contact: Thomas A. Bagwell Phone: (734) 678-5040 Email: lpwcchair@yahoo.com

    May 24, 2006 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County monthly meeting. Optional dinner at 6:30. Meeting at 7:30.
    Location: Sila's Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile, 2 blocks east of Greenfield, in Berkley.
    Contact: Chris Watson Phone: 586-214-8405 Email: chair@lpocmi.org

    June 06, 2006 - 6:30 PM
    The Libertarian Party of West Michigan will be hosting a combined speaker event followed by a business meeting. Tim Doctor, a local radio personality on 1230 WTKG AM, will speak about Libertarianism and the lousy Michigan economy. The talk will be followed by a discussion/Q&A period. All members, their guests, and the public are welcome. We will also hold a special convention to nominate a secretary. Check the web site for details of who the speaker will be.
    Location: Knights of Saint Casimir on 6th Street in Grand Rapids.
    Contact: Eric Larson Phone: 616-949-2844 Email: chair@lpwm.org

    June 08, 2006 - 6:00 PM
    The Southwest Michigan Libertarian Party will be holding it's monthly meeting. Anyone who needs a ride, call Bill Bradley. Dinner is optional. Members & Guests are welcome!
    Location: IHOP, 1981 Pipestone Rd (just NW of the I-94 Interchange), Benton Harber, MI
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269 637-4525 Email: wbradley@i2k.com

    June 13, 2006 - 7:30 PM
    Capital Area LP monthly meeting Informal - dinner & drinks available. campaign planning, MCRI, and the usual politics will be discussed.
    Location: Barley's, 727 E Miller Rd., Lansing
    Contact: Will Tyler White Phone: 517 349-3806 Email: whitewi5@msu.edu

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    For more events, see the online calendar at:
    http://www.lpmich.org/lpmonline/events.php

  2. Full LEC Elected at Convention — by Scott'y Boman

    After struggling through a year with half an LEC, the Libertarian Party of Michigan now has a complete LEC. They are:
    CHAIR: Scott'y Boman
    VICE CHAIR: James Hudler
    SECRETARY: Chris Watson
    TREASURER: Will Tyler White
    MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR: Jim Allison
    DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: David Raaflaub
    NEWSLETTER DIRECTOR: Andrew Wrenbeck
    POLITICAL DIRECTOR: Leonard Schwartz
    COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Tom Bagwell
    Some people blamed last years officer shortage on the functional director amendment to the bylaws. For this reason a motion was made to return to at-large directors. The motion failed. This was just as well, since the motion was made on an even convention year, and we got a full LEC anyway.
    In sharp contrast to last year, there were more delegates willing to serve the LEC than there were offices to fill. Steve Samoranski ran for communications director.
    I have assured all interested activists that their assistance will be welcome anyway. One doesn’t need to be an officer in this organization to make a difference. In fact, many successful candidates have never even been on the LEC.
    I look forward to a year of membership growth, more strong affiliates, more efficiently working information technology, more timely news reports, more Libertarians in office, and a whole lot less invasive government.
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  3. Over 70 Libertarians to Run in 2006 Michigan Election — by Scott'y Boman

    Voters will be able to make the Libertarian choice for a large number of offices in the 2006 General Election. For the first time since Dick Jacobs ran in 1986, they will be able to choose a Libertarian (Gregory Creswell) for Governor.

    The candidates are:

    Governor: Gregory Creswell
    Lieutenant Governor: Scott'y Boman
    Attorney General: Bill Hall
    U S Senator: Leonard Schwartz

    State Board of Education Erwin J Haas
    State Board of Education Ernest A Whiteside
    University of Michigan Regent Eric L Larson
    University of Michigan Regent James Lewis Hudler
    Michigan State University Trustee David H Raaflaub
    Michigan State University Trustee JP Denoyer
    Wayne State University Governor Bob Schubring
    Wayne State University Governor Thomas W Jones
    Justice of the Supreme Court Kerry L Morgan

    U S Representative in Congress 1 Ken Proctor
    U S Representative in Congress 2 Steven VanTil
    U S Representative in Congress 3 Jeff A Steinport
    U S Representative in Congress 4 AIIitta Hren
    U S Representative in Congress 5 Steve Samoranski II
    U S Representative in Congress 6 Kenneth E Howe
    U S Representative in Congress 7 Robert L Hutchinson
    U S Representative in Congress 8 Dick Gach
    U S Representative in Congress 9 Adam Goodman
    U S Representative in Congress 10 Mark Byrne
    U S Representative in Congress 11 John J Tatar
    U S Representative in Congress 12 Andy LeCureaux
    U S Representative in Congress 13 no candidate
    U S Representative in Congress 14 no candidate
    U S Representative in Congress 15 Gregory Stempfle

    State Senator 8 Loel Gnadt
    State Senator 9 James Allison
    State Senator 10 John C Bonnell
    State Senator 11 Lauren Zemens
    State Senator 12 Brian Kelly
    State Senator 14 Christopher Watson
    State Senator 15 Nathan Allen
    State Senator 28 Jamie Lewis
    State Senator 29 Bill Gelineau
    State Senator 30 Marcia Ortquist
    State Senator 31 Reinhold Ploep
    State Senator 33 Devon K Smith
    State Senator 35 Thomas Hren

    State Representative 12 Raymond Warner
    State Representative 25 Michael Brylewski
    State Representative 26 James Young
    State Representative 31 James Miller
    State Representative 32 Joseph L Zemens
    State Representative 72 Bill Wenzel
    State Representative 73 Steve Nickelson
    State Representative 74 Tracey D McLaughlin
    State Representative 75 Lauren Hillmer
    State Representative 76 Matt Friar
    State Representative 77 John Stedman
    State Representative 86 Pat Steinport
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    Macomb County Commission 5 Nicole Michalak
    Macomb County Commission 19 Scott Allen
    Macomb County Commission 20 Keith Edwards

    Oakland County Commission 18 Jim Young

    Wayne County Commissioner 4 Ed Karpinski
    Wayne County Commissioner 14 Rick Secula


    I would like to thank all candidates for their courage and dedication. I encourage all libertarians to assist them to the best of their ability.
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  4. Campaign Finance Reminder — by Leonard Schwartz

    Attention All Candidates for State or Local Office



    Even if you don't plan to spend any money, you must create a candidate committee and file a "Statement of Organization Form for Candidate Committees." You can download this form from www.michigan.gov/sos. Even if you don't plan to open a checking account, you must list a bank or credit union on line 11 of the form.



    If you are a candidate for a county or township office, file two copies with the county clerk. If you are a candidate for a state office, file two copies with the Bureau of Elections.



    Attention candidates for the state legislature: You file this form with the Bureau even if your other candidate forms were filed with the county clerk.



    The deadline for filing this form is June 1. If you miss this deadline, your name will still appear on the ballot. But the government will impose a large daily late fee.



    If you are not sure whether you filed this form: Candidates for a county or township office should check with the county clerk. Candidates for a state office should check with the Bureau of Elections; if this form was filed with the Bureau, you can find it at www.michigan.gov/sos.



    Congressional candidates: Don't register with the Bureau of Elections. If you plan to spend more than $5000, register with the Federal Elections Commission.



    For more information, see my articles in the special candidates edition of the Michigan Libertarian.


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