List of Public Officials who Joined the Libertarian Party while in Office

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(This list is very incomplete, especially prior to January, 2000)

1986

Alex Joseph, of Utah, was the Mayor of Big Water when he joined the Libertarian Party in April, 1986. He had been a Republican.

  • All four members of the Big Water, Utah Town Council joined the Libertarian Party along with Joseph. (Need to find names)

1991

Finlay Rothhaus, of New Hampshire, was a State Representative for Hillsborough District 13 when he joined the Libertarian Party on December 12, 1991. He had been elected as a Republican. Calvin Warburton, of New Hampshire, was a State Representative for Rockingham District 6 when he joined the Libertarian Party on July 16, 1991. He had been elected as a Republican.

1999

Nick Hogan, of Ohio, was a Gahanna City Council member when he joined the Libertarian Party in August, 1999. The office is non-partisan, but he had been affiliated with the Republican Party.

2000

Woodie Howell, of Texas, was the Howard County Constable for Precinct 1 when he joined the Libertarian Party in December, 2000. The office is non-partisan.

2001

Robert Dempsey, of Colorado, was the San Miguel County Coroner when he joined the Libertarian Party in November, 2001. He had been elected as a Republican.

Dave Rigdon, of Nevada, was the Reno City Councilman for Ward 2 when he joined the Libertarian Party in October, 2001. The office is non-partisan.

2006

Paul Trujillo, of New Mexico, was Chairman of the Valencia County Board of Commissioners when he joined the Libertarian Party on February 24, 2006. He had been elected as a Democrat.

2009

Ed Coleman, of Indiana, was an Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council member when he joined the Libertarian Party on February 17, 2009. He had been elected as a Republican.

2010

Bob Isgrigg, of Indiana, was the Clark County Surveyor when he joined the Libertarian Party in October, 2010. He had been elected as a Democrat.

2011

Daniel Gordon, of Rhode Island, was the State Representative for District 71 when he joined the Libertarian Party in September, 2011. He had been elected as a Republican.

2016

Jim Byrne, of Illinois, was a Kankakee County Board member when he joined the Libertarian Party on December 7, 2016. He had been elected as a Republican.

Ed Zielinski, of Delaware, was an Elsmere Councilman when he joined the Libertarian Party in September, 2016. The office is non-partisan, but he had been affiliated with the Republican Party.

Geoffrey Lawrence, of Nevada, was the Assistant State Controller when he joined the Libertarian Party on August 5, 2016. This is not an elected position. He had been affiliated with the Republican Party.

Mark Madsen, of Utah, was the State Senator for District 13 when he joined the Libertarian Party on July 28, 2016. He had been elected as a Republican.

Scott Wooden, of California, was a Del Mar School Board member when he joined the Libertarian Party on June 8, 2016. The office is non-partisan, but he had been affiliated with the Republican Party.

Laura Ebke, of Nebraska, was the Senator for District 32 when she joined the Libertarian Party in May, 2016. The office is non-partisan, but she had been affiliated with the Republican Party.

Max Abramson, of New Hampshire, was a State Representative for Rockingham District 20 when he joined the Libertarian Party in May, 2016. He had been elected as a Republican.

John Moore, of Nevada, was a State Representative for District 8 when he joined the Libertarian Party on January 8, 2016. He had been elected as a Republican.

2017

Zakk Maher, of Maine, was an Androscoggin County Commissioner when he joined the Libertarian Party on September 7, 2017. He had been elected as a Republican.

Mike Becallo, of New York was a Cicero Town Councilor when he joined the Libertarian Party on June 28, 2017. He had been elected as a Republican.

Brandon Phinney, of New Hampshire, was a State Representative for Strafford District 24 when he joined the Libertarian Party on June 27, 2017. He had been elected as a Republican.

Jeremy Rodman, of Iowa, was a Glenwood City Councilman when he joined the Libertarian Party on June 12, 2017. He had been elected as a Republican.

Joseph Stallcop, of New Hampshire, was a State Representative for Cheshire District 4 when he joined the Libertarian Party on May 10, 2017. He had been elected as a Democrat.

Caleb Dyer, of New Hampshire, was a State Representative for Hillsborough District 37 when he joined the Libertarian Party on February 9, 2017. He had been elected as a Republican.

2018

Aubrey Dunn Jr, of New Mexico, was the State Commissioner of Public Lands when he joined the Libertarian Party on January 27, 2018. He had been elected as a Republican.

2019

Andrew Liuzzo, of New York, was the Jamestown City Councilman At Large when he announced that he had joined the Libertarian Party on September 22, 2019. He had been elected as a Republican.

Max Abramson, of New Hampshire, was a State Representative for Rockingham District 20 when he joined the Libertarian Party for the second time on June 28, 2019. As in 2016, he had been elected as a Republican.

Dani Cronce, of New York was the Binghamton City Council District 3 representative when she joined the Libertarian Party on June 12, 2019. She had been elected as a Democrat.