Trent Somes

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Trent Somes
Chair
Westmoreland County Libertarian Party
2015—2017
Predecessor: None
Successor: None
National Chair
Libertarian Youth Caucus
2016—2018
Predecessor: none
Successor: J.P. Wilson
Region 5 Alternate
Libertarian National Committee
2016—2018
Predecessor: Scott Spencer
Successor: Susan Hogarth
Personal Details
Birth: (1998-04-24) April 24, 1998 (age 21)
Montgomery, Alabama
Education: Washington and Jefferson College
Military: US Marine Corps Reserves (August 2017 - Present)
Occupation: Campaign Worker, College Student
Residence: Washington, Pennsylvania
Party: Libertarian Party (until 2018, but still maintains LP membership) Democratic Party (2018-Present)
Facebook: [fb.com/trentsomesiii Facebook]
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Trent Somes, III (Theodore Arthur Somes, III, born 24 April 1998) was one of the youngest Libertarian Party leaders in the US. Somes started Westmoreland County Libertarians in 2015 under the direction of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania at age 17, and the Libertarian Youth Caucus.

Somes garnered media attention when WCL was mentioned in a press release from the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania.[1][2][3]

Westmoreland County currently has over 1,300 registered Libertarian voters.[2]

At the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania convention in 2016, Somes, along with other youth, founded the Libertarian Youth Caucus, which quickly rose to be a well - known organization.

While on the LNC, Somes was influential with the creation of the #ReRegister national voting drive, the first of its kind for the Party. He was also the coordinator for the Gary Johnson for President campaign in Westmoreland County.

In 2018, Trent resigned his post on the LNC and after running the election of new officers to the Libertarian Youth Caucus, he resigned his Libertarian Party membership and joined the Democratic Party and has since become a committeeman on the Washington County Democratic Executive Committee.

Notes

  1. Frollini, Nick. "Teen Libertarian Starts New Political Organization". Libertarian Party. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8nndyXU3bMGQTB5TGVFM3ZvdUk/view. Retrieved 18 November 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Teen Libertarian Starts County Party Organization in PA" (in en-US). http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2015/11/teen-libertarian-starts-county-party-organization-in-pa/. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  3. "Headlines for Mon, Nov. 30, 2015". http://www.penn-franklin.com/index.php/news/headlines/1539-headlines-november30-2015. Retrieved 2015-11-30.