Libertarian Party of Oregon
Libertarian Party of Oregon
|Successor:||Dr. Don Crawford|
Salem, Oregon, USA
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Timothy Perkins is the chair of the Libertarian Party of Oregon, having begun his second consecutive two-year term at the May 15th Libertarian Party of Oregon convention in Cascade Locks, Oregon.
Involvement with the Libertarian Party
Joining the LP
In 2016 Timothy switched his Oregon voter party registration from Unaffiliated to Libertarian, having never previously been registered as a member of a political party. Timothy attended the 2016 Libertarian Party Convention in Orlando, Florida (sitting with the Libertarian Party of California delegation, as the Libertarian Party of Oregon sent no delegation) and shortly thereafter began regularly attending Libertarian Party of Oregon state party board meetings.
In time Timothy volunteered and rebuilt the state party website and ran for the 2017-2019 LPO Board of Directors, to which he was elected and began serving at the 2017 Libertarian Party of Oregon convention in Portland, Oregon.
At the 2017 Libertarian Party of Oregon convention, Timothy was selected by his fellow board members to serve as Vice-Chair of the LPO Board of Directors. In the 2017-2019 term, he served as chair of several subcommittees of the state party board and was the lead writer/developer of the LPO's Policy on Affiliated Organizations, paving the way for county parties to be formed in Oregon.
In 2018, Timothy attended his second National Libertarian Party convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. This Oregon delegation was comprised of members from both sides in Oregon's ongoing factional dispute, which was referred to by Timothy on the convention stage as "the New Orleans Miracle." Timothy assisted the Secretary as a teller.
In 2019, Timothy ran for the LPO Board of Directors a second time, to which he was elected. At the 2019 Libertarian Party of Oregon convention, his fellow board members selected him to serve as Chair of the LPO Board of Directors.
In 2020, Timothy attended his third National Libertarian Party convention in Orlando, Florida. Timothy again assisted the Secretary as a teller.
In 2021, Timothy ran for the LPO Board of Directors a third time, to which he was elected. At the 2021 Libertarian Party of Oregon convention, his fellow board members selected him to serve a second term as Chair of the LPO Board of Directors.
Timothy grew up as the oldest of 7 siblings, all homeschooled "from birth through high school." His scholastic interests in high school leaned heavily political, though he did well in other subjects.
Timothy married his wife, Gillian, in 2012 without obtaining a state marriage license (they registered a common law marriage in Montana in 2018). They are homeschooling their four children.