California Convention 2022
|2022 Libertarian Party of California Convention
|18-20 February 2022
|Long Beach, California
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.
The following reports were heard on Saturday morning:
- Budget Committee
- Financial Standards Committee
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.
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.
Northern Area Coordinator
|Adrian F Malagon
Central Area Coordinator
Executive Committee At-Large
Executive Committee At-Large Alternates
Judicial Committee Alternates
LNC Regional Representative
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.
The following speakers were featured during various events associated with this convention:
- Dave Smith - Friday evening reception
- Joel Salatin - Saturday breakfast
- Justin Amash - Saturday lunch
- Jo Jorgensen - Saturday keynote
- Cara Schulz - Sunday breakfast
- Hannah Cox - Sunday lunch
- Whitney Bilyeu - Sunday keynote
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.
A program of affiliate and candidate training was offered on Monday at the same location.