July 2022

Volume 51:07

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2022 Nominating Convention July 9 & 10

By Scotty Boman and Connor Nepomuceno

2022 Nominating Convention to be in Holland Michigan.
2022 Nominating Convention to be in Holland Michigan.

Holland, MI- The Libertarian Party of Michigan will hold its 2022 Nominating Convention on Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th. The venue is the Haworth Hotel at 225 College Ave. in downtown Holland. This is an opportunity for Libertarians, from all over Michigan, to shape the course of their party. Delegates will nominate candidates. Also any qualified people can seek nomination. But remember, delegates must make their dues current before being credentialed.

2022 Nominating Convention Registration is open now!

Click this link to get to the information page and then click the yellow "Register" button to complete registration. Some packages are no longer available. Please note that if you are interested in a la carte items (printed packet and/or banquet) you will need to click "None" under the packages and the additional options will appear. As always, the business meeting is free but registration is required.

Special Guests at the 2022 Nominating Convention

The convention committee is pleased to have Mike Maharrey and Clint Russell as guest speakers. In addition, you won't want to miss our banquet!

Libby Fest!

The award Committee will host a 51st anniversary banquet and the Defender of Liberty Awards on Saturday, July 9th. Also, Justin Amash will be our keynote speaker.

The banquet will feature a buffet of braised beef short ribs, chicken Marsala, fresh veggies, salad, rolls, cheesecake, and a fun bar experience by Bar Pop (Drink tickets are included in meal price). Please register as soon as possible. All packages, including meals, are unavailable as of June 28th.

The deadline to nominate defenders of liberty has passed. For more information on the awards, please click here. For further information about the convention. please contact the convention committee chair, Jessica Fox, at jessicafox805@gmail.com.

Friday Events

  • Shooting Range Event 6:45 PM
  • New Holland Brewing around 9:00 PM

Saturday Schedule

  • Registration Opens 7:30 AM
  • Doors Open 8:15 AM
  • Call to Order 8:30 AM
  • Opening Remarks
  • Credentials Report
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Adoption of Convention Rules
  • Approval of Previous Convention Minutes
  • Officer Reports
  • Candidate Nomination for Statewide Office
  • Caucus by Congressional District
  • Caucus by State House District

Lunch Break 12:00 PM

  • Discussion Panel 12:45 PM
  • Convention Announcements 1:25 PM
  • Call to Order 1:30 PM
  • Complete Business from the Morning Session
  • Caucus by Affiliate
  • Endorsements for non-Partisan
  • Other Nominations
  • Resolutions
  • Open Floor
  • Convention Announcements 5 Minutes
  • Adjournment 4:00 PM
  • Guest Speaker: Mike Maharrey 4:15 PM
  • Guest Speaker: Clint Russell 5:15 PM
  • Banquet Doors Open 6:30 PM
  • Historical Presentation 6:45 PM
  • Defender of Liberty Awards 7:00 PM
  • Dinner Served 7:30 PM
  • Guest Speaker: Justin Amash 8:00 PM

Sunday Schedule


Learn about past conventions here.

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Gun Control as Evidence of Horseshoe Theory

By Ben Carr MA

Gun Control is an issue where Horseshoe Theory may apply.
Gun Control is an issue where Horseshoe Theory may apply.
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Abortion and Libertarianism: Why the Ambiguity?

By Scotty Boman, Editor

Abortion has long been a topic of debate among Libertarians.
Abortion has long been a topic of debate among Libertarians.

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Officers & Staff

General Contact: Libertarian Party of Michigan: PO Box 27065, Lansing, MI 48909; Phone: 888.FREE.NOW.

Chair: Andrew Chadderdon. chair@michiganlp.org
First Vice Chair: Vacant. vcaffiliates@michiganlp.org
Second Vice Chair: Vacant vcpoliticaldirector@michiganlp.org
Secretary: Daniel Ziemba. secretary@michiganlp.org
Treasurer: Norman Peterson. treasurer@michiganlp.org
District 1 Rep: Ryan Roberts. dist1rep@michiganlp.org
District 2 Rep: Steven Fox. dist2rep@michiganlp.org
District 3 Rep: Jordan Martin. dist3rep@michiganlp.org
District 4 Rep: Rich Theelon. dist4rep@michiganlp.org
District 5 Rep: Dave Canny dist5rep@michiganlp.org
District 6 Rep: Brandon Warzbyok. dist6rep@michiganlp.org
District 7 Rep: Brian Ellison. dist7rep@michiganlp.org
District 8 Rep: Joe Hartman. dist8rep@michiganlp.org
District 9 Rep: Mike Saliba. dist9rep@michiganlp.org
District 10 Rep: Joe. dist10rep@michiganlp.org
District 11 Rep: Bruce Jacquays. dist11rep@michiganlp.org
District 12 Rep: Daniel Muehl-Miller. dist12rep@michiganlp.org
District 13 Rep: Vacant. dist13rep@michiganlp.org
District 14 Rep: Vacant. dist14rep@michiganlp.org

Judicial Committee Members

Connor Nepomuceno. judicialcommittee@michiganlp.org
Robert Roddis. judicialcommittee@michiganlp.org
Joshua Smith. judicialcommittee@michiganlp.org


Webmaster: Vacant. Webmaster@MichiganLP.org
Communications Director: Connor Nepomuceno cjnepo1@gmail.com
Newsletter Editor: Scotty Boman. newsletter@michiganlp.org
Social Media Director: Connor Nepomuceno cjnepo1@gmail.com
Historical Committee Chair: Emily Salvette esalvette@gmail.com

Affiliate Contacts

Capital Area: Luke Sciberras, Chair. 248-302-1064, capitalarealp@gmail.com
Genesee County: Chair David Canny, cannyds@gmail.com.
Huron-Raisin: Larry Johnson, 734-320-7237, MichLibertarian@gmail.com
Jackson-Hillsdale: Norman Peterson, (269) 330-2980 norman.peterson@comcast.net
Livingston County: James Weeks II, (810) 422-8769, j.weeks@riseup.net
Macomb County: Mike Saliba, chair@macomblp.org
Northern Michigan: Philip Lindsay. philiplindsay25@gmail.com
Oakland County: Connor Nepomuceno, cjnepo1@gmail.com at (508) 579-7878
Southwest Michigan: Jason Brandenburg. swmi4liberty@be-innovative.net
Straits Area: Chair Andy Evans, (231) 625-8403, . amevans_1968@yahoo.com
straitslp.com or facebook.com/StraitsAreaLP
Upper Peninsula Libertarian Party: Chair Ryan Roberts, (906) 420-2995, UPLP.org. ryan_r03@hotmail.com
Wayne County: Andrew Chadderdon, andrew.chadderdon@gmail.com
West Michigan: Steve Fox . (616) 406-7784, Email Steve Fox at sfoxphoto@gmail.com or call (616) 633-8390.

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Upcoming Events

Please contact local affiliate officers (see above listing) to learn how to get involved in their meetings.

The Michigan Libertarian recommends contacting an affiliate officer or check the Website (or Facebook page) associated with the meeting host (if they have one) before arriving at a meeting. Some meetings can get canceled, or locations can change with short notice.

July 5, 2022 - Southwest Michigan Libertarian Party Affiliate Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Traveler's Cafe and Pub. 5225 Portage Rd. Portage, MI 49002
For more information, contact Jason Brandenburg email at swmi4liberty@be-innovative.net

July 7, 2022 - Livingston County Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brewery Becker. 500 W Main St, Brighton, MI, 48116.
For more information, contact James Weeks II at 810.422.8769 or email jamestweeks@outlook.com.

July 9, 2022 - LPM Candidate Nominating Convention & Libbies.
Haworth Hotel at 225 College Ave. in downtown Holland.

July 13, 2022 - Libertarians of Macomb County Affiliate Meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
BD's Mongolian Grill. 13150 Hall Road, Sterling Heights, MI, 48313.
For more information, contact Mike Saliba at macomblp@gmail.com

July 13, 2022 - Libertarian Party of Wayne County Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Habib's Cuisine, 14316 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126, USA.
Call to convention. Elect affiliate officers and delegates to LPM Summer Convention happening July 8-10 in Holland.
Please visit the Libertarian Party of Wayne County's new Website for updates.
For more information, contact Andrew Chadderdon, andrew.chadderdon@gmail.com

July 14, 2022 - Huron-Raisin Affiliate Meeting, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Aubree's Pizzeria and Grill 2122 Whittaker Rd.
For more information, contact Larry Johnson at 734-475-9792 or email michlibertarian@gmail.com or call (734) 320-7237

July 20, 2022 - Jackson-Hillsdale Affiliate Meeting 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Steve's Ranch Restaurant. 311 W Louis Glick Hwy, Jackson, MI
Contact Norman Peterson, (269) 330-2980 norman.peterson@comcast.net

July 20, 2022 - Libertarian Party of Oakland County Affiliate Meeting, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM.
Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern. 30450 Telegraph Road, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.
Business starts at 7:00 PM. To confirm the meeting email Connor Nepomuceno at: cjnepo1@gmail.com or call at (508) 579-7878

July 17, 2022 - Capital Area Affiliate Meeting 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Reno's North (16460 Old U.S. 27) Lansing, MI
Contact Luke Sciberras at 248-302-1064 or email capitalarealp@gmail.com for event details and instructions to join.

July 19, 2022 - Upper Peninsula Libertarian Party Affiliate Meeting, 8:00 PM.
The UPLP will be holding this meeting by Zoom Teleconference. Please link to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89324982981
The Meeting ID is 893 2498 2981 and one can call (312) 626-6799, and enter the Meeting ID, to join.
Everyone interested in learning about the UPLP and the Libertarian Party is welcome to join.
If you would like to get involved please contact Ryan Roberts [ryan_r03@hotmail.com, (906) 420-2995] or Joshua Jongema.cannyds@gmail.com.

July 24, 2022 - Libertarian Party of Genesee County Affiliate Meeting, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.
White Horse Tavern. 621 W Court St, Flint, MI, 48503.
Business is from Noon to 2:00 PM. To confirm the meeting email Chair David Canny, cannyds@gmail.com.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LPGCMI

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