Colorado Convention 2018

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2018 Libertarian Party of Colorado Convention
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Dates: March 23-25, 2018
Location: Thornton
Venue: Doubletree By Hilton
Website: Website
Facebook: Facebook
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The 2018 Libertarian Party of Colorado Convention was the annual convention for the Libertarian Party of Colorado. It was held on March 23 through March 25 2018, at the Doubletree By Hilton in Thornton, Colorado.[1]


The convention consisted of amendment proposals to the bylaws and constitution of the Libertarian Party of Colorado. Delegates elected board officers for the positions of Vice Chair, Outreach Director, Records Director, Regions Director, Communications Director, Campaigns Director, Membership Director, Legislative Director, Treasurer, and Fundraising Director.[2]

Delegates also confirmed nominees to run as candidates of the Libertarian Party of Colorado in the 2018 US midterm elections.

The Libertarian Party of Colorado chose 34 convention delegates to represent the state of Colorado at the 2018 National Convention in New Orleans.[3]

Guest speakers at the convention included Larry Sharpe, LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark[4], and Senator Laura Ebke.[5]

Board Elections

10 out of 11 Libertarian Party of Colorado Board Officer positions were up for election. All candidates were selected by approval voting via standing vote. None of the Above was a nominee for all positions.[6]

Office Electee Other Candidates (if applicable)
Vice-Chair Marc Montoni
Treasurer John Hjersman
Regions Director Steve Gallant
Campaigns Director Bruce Griffith Bennett Rutledge
Outreach Director Kevin Gulbranson
Membership Director Matthew DiGiallonardo
Communications Director Lance Cayko
Records Director Mike Spalding
Legislative Director Michael Stapleton
Fundraising Director Roger Barris

Candidates for the 2018 US Elections

Main Article: 2018 Libertarian Party of Colorado Candidates

The following individuals have been nominated to run as the Libertarian Party of Colorado's nominees in the 2018 United States Mid Term elections. Some candidates were nominated to run for multiple offices.


2018 United States House of Representatives- Colorado
House District 1 Raymon Doane
House District 2 Roger Barris
House District 3 Gaylon Kent
House District 4 Bruce Griffith
House District 6 Kat Martin
2018 Colorado Executive Branch Candidates
Governor Scott Helker
Lieutenant Governor Michele Poague
Secretary of State Bennett Rutledge
Treasurer Raymon Doane
Attorney General Bill Robinson
2018 Colorado Senate Candidates
Colorado Senate District 2 Caleb Bollander
Colorado Senate District 3 John Pickerill
Colorado Senate District 15 John Keil
Colorado Senate District 16 James Edward Gilman
Colorado Senate District 20 Charles Messick
Colorado Senate District 24 Donald Osborn
2018 Colorado House of Representatives
Colorado House District 1 Darrell Dinges
Colorado House District 5 Phil Ord
Colorado House District 6 Kat Martin
Colorado House District 10 Alexander Lanzano
Colorado House District 12 Jason Van Sickle
Colorado House District 13 Richard Longstreth
Colorado House District 14 Mike McRedmond
Colorado House District 16 John Hjersman
Colorado House District 28 Ross Klopf
Colorado House District 29 Hans Romer
Colorado House District 30[7] Jeff Wilson
Colorado House District 31 Breanna Owens
Colorado House District 33[8] Kim Tavendale
Colorado House District 35 Ken Biles
Colorado House District 39 Louis Gross
Colorado House District 50[9] Tom Kelly
Colorado House District 56 Kevin Gulbranson
Colorado House District 60 Glenn Ingalls
Colorado House District 63 Joe Johnson
Other 2018 Colorado Elections Candidates
University of Colorado Regent, At-large[10] James Treibert
University of Colorado Regent, District 3 Michael Stapleton
Washington County Sheriff[11] Christopher Marston



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