Document:Article 21 September 2010 Libertarian Party Boss McCurry Steps Down, Vicki Kirkland Steps Up

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Libertarian Party Boss McCurry Steps Down, Vicki Kirkland Steps Up Submitted by Kenric Ward on September 21, 2010 - 12:08pm Florida Libertarian Party Chairman J.J. McCurry has stepped down for personal reasons and Vice-Chairman Vicki Kirkland has taken the helm of the state's fifth largest political party.*

Though McCurry has taken heat from various factions of the highly fractious party this campaign season, U.S. Senate candidate Alex Snitker said there was no coup d'etat at Libertarian headquarters.

Kirkland confirmed that account and said she expects to hold the chairmanship until May, when the party's annual convention elects new officers.

McCurry, an Orlando area bread delivery man, was selected by the party's gubernatorial nominee, John Wayne Smith, to be the Libertarians' lieutenant governor candidate. But a paperwork snafu with the state Division of Elections bounced their names off the ballot.

McCurry was not immediately available for comment.

  • In case you were wondering, Florida's third and fourth largest parties are the generically named Independent Party (259,193) and Independence Party (57,130). The Libertarians claim 17,522 registered voters.

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Source: Sunshine State News [1]