Platform Committee 2024

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This page is for the National Conventions 2024 Platform Committee.

Read-Only Discussion List

Public Read-Only Discussion List

Committee Members

Name Appointing Body First Alternate Second Alternate Third Alternate
Dave Benner Libertarian National Committee Albert Veldhuyzen Caryn Ann Harlos
Carrie Eiler Libertarian National Committee
Russell Brooksbank Libertarian National Committee
Mike Seebeck (Chair) Libertarian National Committee
Marc Montoni (Secretary) Libertarian National Committee
Joshua McHoes Alaska Libertarian Party Carolyn "Care" Clift
Gary Alvstad Libertarian Party of California Shawn Osborne
Rees LaBree Libertarian Party of Colorado Jordan Marinovich Matias Goodley Eliseo Gonzalez
John Thompson Libertarian Party of Florida
Jeffrey Shull Libertarian Party of Georgia Justin Edwards
Bill Bergman Libertarian Party of Illinois Ken Mattes
Scotty Boman Libertarian Party of Michigan Andrew Chadderdon
Charles Melchin Libertarian Party of Nevada
Ben Weir Libertarian Party of New Hampshire
Erinn Rose Leatherman Libertarian Party of New York Michael Rebmann
Jim Barbour Libertarian Party of Ohio
Luke Ensor Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania Nathan Romig
David Johnson Libertarian Party of Texas
Matt Cholko Libertarian Party of Virginia Albert Veldhuyzen[1] Dean Rodgers
None Wyoming Libertarian Party

Data used for determination of state affiliates entitled to Platform Committee seats

Bylaws Provisions

1. There shall be a Platform Committee, a Bylaws and Rules Committee, and a Credentials Committee for each regular convention. The National Committee shall appoint a temporary chair of each committee to serve until each committee selects its own chair.
3. The Platform Committee shall consist of 20 members selected as follows:
a. One member by each of the five affiliate parties having the greatest per capita sustaining membership as determined for convention delegate allocations at the most recent regular convention.
b. One member by each of the 10 affiliate parties having the largest sustaining memberships, excluding those affiliates from (a), as determined for convention delegate allocations at the most recent regular convention.
c. Five members selected by the National Committee.
d. These members shall be selected no later than the last day of the fifth month prior to the regular convention.
5. Ranked alternates may be named by the appointing bodies to fill any vacancies or absences in the convention committees.

Calculations Per Capita

State Number of National BSM Members Population Per Capita Percentage Per Capita Rank
Libertarian Party of New Hampshire 224 1,377,529 .016261 1
Wyoming Libertarian Party 65 576,851 .011268 2
Libertarian Party of Colorado 625 5,773,714 .0108429 3
Alaska Libertarian Party 72 733,391 .009817 4
Libertarian Party of Nevada 250 3,104,614 .008052 5

Calculations Per National Membership Rank

State Number of National BSM Members National Membership Rank Comments
Libertarian Party of California 1,810 1
Libertarian Party of Texas 1,310 2
Libertarian Party of Florida 940 3
Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania 860 4
Libertarian Party of New York 808 5
Libertarian Party of Virginia 690 6
Libertarian Party of Ohio 686 7
Libertarian Party of Colorado 625 8 Removed from this as also in the top 5 per capita.
Libertarian Party of Michigan 579 9
Libertarian Party of Georgia 565 10
Libertarian Party of Illinois 553 11

Interim Chair

On November 12, 2023, upon motion of LNC Secretary Caryn Ann Harlos, Mike Seebeck was appointed by the LNC as interim Chair.

Permanent Chair and Secretary

On January 23, 2024, Mike Seebeck was elected permanent Chair and Marc Montoni was elected Secretary.

On March 26, 2024, Marc Montoni resigned as Secretary and was succeeded by John Thompson.


2024 Platform Committee Report

Committee Meetings


Date Video Recording Minutes
1/23/24 Inaugural Meeting video
1/30/24 Second Meeting video
2/06/24 Third Meeting video
2/13/24 Fourth Meeting video
2/20/24 Fifth Meeting video
2/27/24 Sixth Meeting video
3/05/24 Seventh Meeting video
3/12/24 Eighth Meeting video
3/19/24 Ninth Meeting video
3/26/24 Tenth Meeting video
4/02/24 Eleventh Meeting video
4/09/24 Twelfth Meeting video
4/16/24 Thirteenth Meeting video
4/23/24 Fourteenth Meeting video
4/30/24 Fifteenth Meeting video
5/07/24 Sixteenth Meeting video
5/23/24 Convention Meeting video

2024 Platform Committee Proposals
Proposal Name Introduced By Introduction Date Committee Vote Date Committee Voting Result
Proposal A - 3.4 Free Trade and Migration Michael Seebeck 01/30/2024 02/6/2024 9-1-1 postponed indefinitely
Proposal B - 1.10 Space Exploration 2022 Platform Committee 01/30/2024 01/30/2024 10-5-1 Passes
Proposal C - 2.15 Agorism Michael Seebeck 01/30/2024 01/30/2024 11-5-0 Passes
Proposal D - 1.5 Parental Rights Michael Seebeck 02/13/2024 02/13/2024 7-5-4 Passes
Proposal E - 1.4 Personal Relationships 2022 Platform Committee 02/20/2024 02/20/2024 9-5-1 Passes
Proposal F - 1.4 Personal Relationships Michael Seebeck 02/20/2024 02/20/2024 6-7-2 Fails
Proposal G - 2.5 Government Debt Luke Ensor,Gary Alvstad 02/20/2024 02/20/2024 15-1-0 Passes
Proposal H - 2.10 Sex Work Gary Alvstad 02/27/2024 02/27/2024 9-6-0 Passes
Proposal I - 2.x Intellectual Property Dave Benner 02/27/2024 02/27/2024 12-3-0 Passes
Proposal J - 3.1 National Defense Luke Ensor 03/05/2024 03/05/2024 15-0-0 Passes
Proposal K - 3.1 Veterans Michael Seebeck 03/12/2024 03/12/2024 13-0-1 Passes
Proposal L - Preamble Michael Seebeck 3/12/2024 3/12/2024 12-1-1 Passes
Proposal M - 3.4 Free Trade and Migration Dave Benner, Albert Veldhuyzen 03/19/2024 03/19/2024 4-11-0 Fails
Proposal N - 2.1 Aggression, Property, and Contract Gary Alvstad 03/19/2024 03/19/2024 3-9-3 Fails
Proposal O - 3.3 International Affairs Michael Seebeck 03/19/2024 03/19/2024 15-0-0 Passes
Proposal P - 2.13 Health Care Michael Seebeck 03/26/2024 03/26/2024 13-3-0 Passes
Proposal Q - 3.X Separation of Federal State, and Local Governments Michael Seebeck 03/26/2024 04/02/2024 10-5-1 Passes
Proposal R - 2.4 Government Finance and Spending Michael Seebeck 04/09/2024 04/16/2024 w/o objection Passes
Proposal S - 1.9 Self-Defense Michael Seebeck 04/16/2024 04/16/2024 14-1-0 Passes
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