Donavan James Pantke (December 16, 1979 – September 29, 2023) was a dedicated Libertarian activist renowned for his contributions to the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) and the Libertarian Party as a whole.
Pantke served as Chair of the Tarrant County Libertarian Party in Texas, championing libertarian principles at a grassroots level. He also served on the Bylaws Committee for the Libertarian Party of Texas from 2021-2022 and was elected to the committee as it's chair in 2023. Pantke was greatly valued on the committee for his ability to polish the language used so that it was both elegant and concise. In May 2022, Pantke was elected as the Region 7 Alternate Representative to the Libertarian National Committee. Following Linnea Gabbard's resignation in August 2023, Pantke stepped in as the Region 7 Representative, swiftly becoming a pivotal leader within the national libertarian organization. His dedication, intelligence, and unique perspective were highly valued by his peers.