National Convention 2004

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2004 Libertarian National Convention
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Convention
Dates: May 27—31, 2004
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Venue: Marriott Marquis Hotel
← 2002 2006 →

The 2004 Libertarian National Convention was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia Memorial Day weekend, May 27 to May 31. Michael Badnarik was chosen as the party's presidential candidate, beating out Gary Nolan and Aaron Russo on the third ballot; Richard Campagna was chosen as the party's vice-presidential candidate over Tamara Millay, and Michael Dixon was elected chair of the Libertarian National Committee. The convention was chaired by Geoffrey Neale.

Gary Nolan's campaign was managed by former LNC National Chair and LP Executive Director Steve Dasbach. Russo's campaign was managed by the LP's current Political Director, Stephen Gordon. Fred Collins, with the assistance of his wife Barbara Goushaw-Collins assumed the managerial responsibilities of the Badnarik campaign during the 2006 convention. Prior to the convention, Jon Airheart and Trevor Southerland had been Badnarik's key staffers.

The convention was organized by Nancy Neale. Audio, video and stage production was handled by Atlanta-based Van Gogh Productions.

The convention was broadcast on television nationally by C-Span, as well as other media outlets.

The theme of the convention was "LIBERTY Works!"

Speakers


Election of Presidential Nominee

Candidates

Results

1st Ballot

2004 Libertarian Party Nomination for President of the United States 1st Ballot (50% of Delegates needed to win)
Name Votes Percent
Aaron Russo 258 33.16%
Michael Badnarik 256 32.90%
Gary Nolan 246 31.62%
NOTA 10 1.29%
Jeffrey Diket 4 0.51%
Drew Carey 3 0.39%
Dave Hollist 1 0.13%

No candidate received enough votes to secure the nomination. After the first round, a motion was passed to suspend the rules and allow only the top three candidates from the first round to proceed to the second ballot.

2nd Ballot

2004 Libertarian Party Nomination for President of the United States 2nd Ballot (50% of Delegates needed to win)
Name Votes Percent
Aaron Russo 285 36.40%
Michael Badnarik 249 31.80%
Gary Nolan 244 31.16%
NOTA 5 0.64%

No candidate received enough votes to secure the nomination. Nolan was eliminated from the third ballot and endorsed Badnarik.

3rd Ballot

2004 Libertarian Party Nomination for President of the United States 2nd Ballot (50% of Delegates needed to win)
Name Votes Percent
Michael Badnarik 423 54.37%
Aaron Russo 344 44.22%
NOTA 11 1.41%

Election of Officers

Chair

Vice Chair

Secretary

Treasurer

Minutes


Preceded by:
Indianapolis 2002
Libertarian National Convention
2004
Succeeded by:
Portland 2006



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