California Convention 2022

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2022 Libertarian Party of California Convention
Convention
Dates: 18-20 February 2022
Venue: Long Beach, California
Media
Website: Website
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The 2022 Libertarian Party of California Convention was the 50th annual convention of the Libertarian Party of California, held 18-20 February in Long Beach.

This convention made a number of changes to the LPC Bylaws and Convention Rules, most notably the elimination of a separate state Platform. There were elections for members of the Executive Committee and the Judicial Committee, as well as for California's representative and alternate on the LNC, and California's delegates to the 2022 National Convention.

Reports

credentials desk
Saturday business session
Treasurer giving his report
Sunday business session
delegates lined up to vote
tellers counting ballots
Parliamentarian, Vice Chair, Secretary, Chair
national delegate election results
post-convention Executive Committee meeting

The following reports were heard on Saturday morning:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Budget Committee
  • Financial Standards Committee

Platform

The report of the Platform Committee recommended adoption of a change to the Bylaws to say that the national Platform serves as the LPC's platform, and to eliminate the Platform Committee. The report also contained approximately 100 proposals to amend the state platform by deleting each existing plank and adding new planks, most of which would be simply references to existing national planks, plus a few "California-specific" planks.

A minority of the members of the Platform Committee, disagreeing with this approach, made their own report of the traditional type, proposing modification of existing planks along with a few new ones.

The convention voted not to consider the minority report, voted that consideration of the bylaws amendment proposed by the Platform Committee was in order even though it was being presented during the time assigned for the Platform Report, and adopted that amendment, along with a second proposal to make related changes to the convention rules and one amendment from the floor to remove a reference to the Platform Committee from another section of the bylaws.

The result of these actions was to eliminate the existing Platform and Platform Committee, making the rest of the proposals relating to the Platform moot.

Bylaws

In addition to the amendments mentioned above relating to the Platform, the convention considered proposals contained in the report of the Bylaws Committee along with several others which had been presented with advance notice.

Elections

Secretary

Chris Edgar 98
Jillian Olsen 77

Northern Area Coordinator

Adrian F Malagon 31
Mark Hinkle 23

Central Area Coordinator

Matthew Butts 22
Brent Olsen 16

Executive Committee At-Large

Chris Minoletti 118
Michael Lema 108
Jia Christopher 101
Gary Alvstad 100
Jessica Tewksbury 96
Wendy Hewitt 61
Zach Foster 59
Rajani Maiatico 43
Dennis Belillo 29
Richard Fast 4 (write-in)
David Naranjo 2 (write-in)
Dave Schrader 1 (write-in)
Victoria Lapacek 1 (write-in)
Adrian Malagon 1 (write-in)

Executive Committee At-Large Alternates

Terry Miller 109
Victoria Lapacek 99
Richard Fast 23
NOTA 3
Zach Foster 1 (write-in)

Judicial Committee

Loren Dean 100
Susan Aquino 96
David Bowers 94
Elishiva Levin 84
Loren Springer 77
Avens O'Brien 45
Jon Prosser 45
Aaron Starr 42
David Naranjo 35
Kevin Shaw 31

Judicial Committee Alternates

Tom Nichols 83
Matt Hartley 80
Kurt Shultz 23
NOTA 2
Joshua Clark 1 (write-in)
Carrie Eiler 1 (write-in)

LNC Regional Representative

Carrie Eiler 69
Tim Ferreira 31
Richard Fast 7

LNC Regional Alternate

There being only one candidate, Joshua Clark was elected by voice vote.

National Convention Delegates

State convention delegates cast ballots to select the 103 California delegates to the national convention to be held Memorial Day Weekend. Results were tabulated after the close of convention, with 101 delegates being selected and eight candidates tied for the remaining two positions; two of those were later selected to be delegates by the state Executive Committee. The remaining candidates who received a net vote ('yes' votes minus 'no' votes) of at least three were listed as alternates.

Non-Business Events

affiliate support session
National Chair candidates debate

The following speakers were featured during various events associated with this convention:

Affiliate Support Session

A discussion for leaders of county organizations, moderated by Kevin Moore, was held after the end of the Saturday business session.

National Chair Candidate Debate

A debate among three candidates for National Chair -- Steve Dasbach, Tony D'Orazio, and Angela McArdle -- was held Saturday evening before the banquet.

Training Sessions

A program of affiliate and candidate training was offered on Monday at the same location.

Media


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