Libertarian Party of Illinois
|Sep 23, 2022—|
McHenry County Libertarians
|Feb 8, 2021—|
Fox Valley Libertarian Party
|Dec 1, 2021—|
|Birth:||November 26, 1979 |
Woodstock, Illinois, USA
|Education:||2005 - A.S., Business, McHenry County College|
|Residence:||Algonquin IL, Hudson FL|
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Kenneth Martin Mattes (b. 26 Nov. 1979) is the Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Illinois and Chapter Secretary for the McHenry County Libertarians and the Fox Valley Libertarian Party. Ken is a transportation entrepreneur in the same-day delivery industry and an FAA licensed commercial drone pilot.
Ken was introduced to libertarianism by his late best friend Brian who had found the Neal Boortz show on the radio by accident. Boortz later described a call to the show from Ken as 'serendipitous' when Ken asked what Neal thought of Gary Johnson, whom Neal was about to mention he had booked as a guest. Ken was a renegade volunteer supporter of Johnson in 2016, placing yard signs and collecting ballot petition signatures without being asked to by anybody except for the state party website.
Ken officially joined the Libertarian party in 2017 and surreptitiously collected signatures again in 2018 and 2020. Ken supported the campaigns of Jo Jorgensen, Danny Malouf, and William Redpath. When McHenry County began to recognize LP as an established party in 2020, Ken stepped forward to become a precinct committeeman and quickly became the chapter secretary as well.
Ken was a campaign volunteer for Ashley Shade in 2021 as well as for Thomas Quiter and Feena Bonoan in 2022. He is also a frequent blood donor for The Red Cross and a volunteer member of the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency.
- McHenry County Board (2022)
- Illinois Platform Committee Delegate, National Convention 2022
- Delegate, National Convention 2022
- Secretary (2022-)
- Chapter Secretary (2021-)
- McHenry County Emergency Management Agency
- Search and Rescue Volunteer (2021-)
- Mentor (2022-)