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LIBERTARIAN PARTY

OF ILLINOIS
STATE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AGENDA
Call in telephone number: 630-868-9596(There is no code)
URL link: www.uberconference.com/chairlpil
July 17, 2018 - 7:30 pm
EXECUTIVE BOARD

State Chair: Bennet Morris Secretary: Jeni Floyd


Vice Chair: Ryan Mahoney Treasurer: Brian Dunn

COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION IT DIVISION

Director: Steve Suess Director: Lex Green


Deputy: Amanda Parsons Deputy: Eric Epps
Marketing: open Website: open
Public Relations: open Platform: Matt Brands
Social Media: Jenae Wise Operations: Kelly Liebmann
Newsletter: open Coding: open
Press Release: open

FIELD OPERATIONS DIVISION FINANCE DIVISION

Director: Aaron Wright Director: Lupe Diaz


Deputy: Mark Elmore Deputy: open
Activism: Matthew Lawler Fundraising: open
Campus Outreach: Steven Leezy Finance Outreach: open
Chapter Development: Dana Olsen Promotional: open
Membership: Kevin Mahoney Convention: Julie Fox/Lupe Diaz
Volunteer: Ian Peak

POLITICAL DIVISION

Director: Scott Schluter


Deputy: Kyle Symons
Legislative: open
Campaigns: Kevin Kauzlaric
Candidate Recruitment: Jasen Howard
Deputy Recruitment: Jake Leonard
Ballot Access: Krysta Walker
Precincts: Ryan Mahoney

Libertarian Party of Illinois ★ PO Box 5324 Bloomington, IL ★ www.LPIllinois.org


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SOC REPRESENTATIVES AND ALTERNATES

BOND-FAYETTE CENTRAL ILLINOIS


Primary: Open Primary: open
Alternate: Don Stover Alternate: David Reising

CHAMPAIGN CHICAGO
Primary: John Patrykus Primary: Adam Balling
Alternate: Sam Erickson Alternate: Justin Tucker

CLINTON DEKALB
Primary: Ron Arentsen Primary: Ciara Ihm
Alternate: Brent Rickhoff Alternate: John Mathey

DEWITT DUPAGE
Primary: Nathan Florey Primary: Steve Dutner
Alternate: Joshua Theilen Alternate: Jeni Floyd

FOX VALLEY ILLINOIS VALLEY


Primary: Walt Simons Primary: Jenae Wise
Alternate: Julie Fox Alternate: Dan O’Connell

KANKAKEE LAKE
Primary: Mike Leheney Primary: Sean Fairbrother
Alternate: Jim Byrne Alternate: Sam Velenti

MACON METRO-EAST
Primary: John Phillips Primary: Chris Delaney
Alternate: Dan White Alternate: Michael Burns

MCHENRY MCLEAN
Primary: Kelly Liebmann Primary: Bennett Morris
Alternate: Adam Liebmann Alternate: Chris Howick

NORTHWESTERN GREATER PEORIA


Primary: Kevin Matter, Jr. Primary: Donny Henry
Alternate: Christopher Eld Alternate: Eve Wasche

SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH COOK


Primary: Brandy Freed Primary: Charles Nadolski
Alternate: open Alternate: Kate Nadolski

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS STARK COUNTY


Primary: Jeremy Biggerstaff Primary: Gene Davis
Alternate: open Alternate: Andrew Jackson

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TRI-COUNTIES WARREN
Primary: Jake Leonard Primary: open
Alternate: John Broux Alternate: Aaron Kimzey

WESTERN ILLINOIS WHITESIDE


Primary: Roger Davis Primary: Eric Epps
Alternate: Brian Olson Alternate: Bill Gallentine

WILL
Primary: Jasen Howard
Alternate: open

AGENDA
MEETING CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
OFFICER REPORTS

Chair:
Vice Chair:
Secretary:
Treasurer: Report Submitted by Brian Dunn

June ‘18 Budget Difference YTD Budget Difference


Revenue $22,203 $26,200 -$3,998 $119,487 $92,000 $27,287
Expenses $36,213 $32,175 $4,038 $124,163 $101,333 $22,831
Net -$14,010 -$5,975 -$8,035 -$4,676 -$9,133 $4,457
Income

Cash $10,907 $7,968 $2,939

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Political Division: CANDIDATE RECRUITMENT REPORT – Submitted by Jake Leonard

While there is a lull in recruitment activity, Jasen and I are focusing our attention on the April 2019
consolidated elections as petitioning season is fast approaching in late September/early October with
filing deadlines in December.

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At this time, Candidate Recruitment only knows of a mayoral candidate in the City of Peoria, in which
there has been zero return response by the candidate via email and phone and the lead was also passed
on to the Libertarian Party of Greater Peoria. No communication has been received from LPGP regarding
any communications with the candidate.

I’m not certain currently whether any of our elected Libertarians in nonpartisan positions are up for or
are seeking re-election bids, but if you are, please reach out to Jasen or myself as soon as possible.

Should the referendum to dissolve the Collinsville Area Recreation District fail this fall (which may be
highly unlikely), we need more Libertarians running for seats on the board to push an even more
convincing argument for dissolution of this governing body.

No matter whether it’s at the local, municipal or township levels…no matter whether it’s the library,
park, recreation or school board, let’s expand on our twelve currently-elected Libertarians, which
include five newly-elected officials in 2017, which includes Candidate Recruitment Director Jasen
Howard, who was elected village trustee of New Lenox.

Field Ops: Chapter Development Report – Submitted by Dana Olsen

Know someone interested in starting a chapter? Either send me a message with their contact info, OR
message them with my information included!

• Email: dana.olsenlp@gmail.com
• Facebook: Dana Elizabeth Olsen

So You Want to Start a Chapter: Step-By-Step Guide to Starting and Developing a Libertarian Chapter in
Illinois

• Attached to this email.


• Available in the Executive Board Briefcase: Field Ops: Chapter Development

• The purpose of this guide is to create a document that will help new affiliate chapters develop
and become established. It provides current best practices gained by the experience of many.
Each chapter has its own personality based on their location, leaders, and make up of their
members, so these practices will be adapted to fit each chapter's unique situation.
• This document will be reviewed annually by the Chapter Development Team (CDT) on its
approval date. Recommendations for changes should be submitted
to ChapterDev@lpillinois.org.

LP NATIONAL

CHAPTER REPORTS

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Fox Valley Libertarian Party SOC Report

By Julie Fox, Chair


July 17, 2018

Matt Burns and Russ Clark joined FVLP members Dave Kaufman, Don Henry, Chris Henry, and me for
petitioning on June 23rd and 24th at Swedish Days Festival and Parade in Geneva. Bill Redpath also
joined us on the 23rd. Bill Redpath’s 935 signatures brought FVLP into fifth place in the chapter petition
challenge. Without Bill’s signatures FVLP would have been in sixth place. Thank you to Bill Redpath,
Kevin Sweeney, Amanda Parsons, Don Henry, Chris Henry, and Dave Kaufman for contributing to FVLP’s
petitioning numbers.

FVLP held its regular monthly meeting on Wed., June 27th. Kate Nadolski was our guest speaker,
educating us on FOIAs and other document requests. 18 people attended.

FVLP participated in its 11th year in the July 4th Elgin Independence Day Parade. Kash Jackson, Steve
Dutner, and Claire Ball joined us. Thirteen members joined us as we supported our candidates this year.

Our monthly planning meeting was held on Wed., July 11th. The focus was on planning for our booth at
the McHenry County Fair, Wednesday, August 1st through Sunday, August 5th. Our theme will be “Don’t
change your zip code, change your vote!”. Visitors to our booth will have an option, once they play the
WSPQ, to enter our raffle, the winner of which receives a U-Haul toy truck complete with wings.

Our next regular meeting will be held on Wed., July 25th, speaker to be determined.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
- none

NEW BUSINESS

• Kelly Liebman – Operations Director, IT Division

Request for Discussion: “…regarding whether the LPI supports challenging petitions of
opponents.

Should the LPI form a position which duties include researching petitions of opponents in any
race against a Libertarian? If said person, upon a first look at an opponent’s petitions, assumes
the opposition has done due diligence to get on the ballot, the director can move on.”

Reason: “I bring this up because I am disappointed an ‘independent ‘candidate’ who collected


zero signatures for both the governor and comptroller races was thrown off the ballot for the
governor race. But because Republicans did not challenge the comptroller race, the woman is
still on the ballot, hindering the chance at 5% in the comptroller race.

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If we do not take the opportunity to challenge paperwork like the above example, it shows we
are not serious competition. We are still in little league, while our opponents are playing in the
majors.”

Point of Information: Upon checking with the State Board of Elections, the candidate in question
has, in fact, been removed from the ballot due to a lack of signatures.

NEXT MEETING

August 21, 2018 @ 7:30pm

ADJOURNMENT