LPM Online

August 8, 2000


  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Jon Coon Gun Debate
  3. You're Invited!
  4. Libertarian Party to Field 111 Candidates on November Ballot
  5. Candidate Surveys
  6. Stempfle for State Rep. Fundraiser

  1. Upcoming Events

    August 8, 2000
    The LPSC will host a booth in the Commercial Building at the Shiawassee County Fair August 8-13. We will be raffling off a $175 box of cigars and a three-wick candle (seperate drawings) at this booth. Tickets are only $1 each! Please come visit us!
    Location: Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 E. Hibbard Road. Call the Shiawassee County Agricultural Society for more info. about general fair events: 517-743-3611
    Contact: Ben Steele III Phone: (517) 288-5616 E-mail: bsteele1@tir.com

    August 8, 2000
    The Committee To Elect Derek E. Hollemans to Plainfield Township Trustee will have volunteers distributing literature at all 13 of the Township's voting precints, informing the voters of a Libertarian alternative in November. If anyone is interested in volunteering, please contact the Hollemans for Trustee campaign.
    Location: Precincts Throughout Plainfield Township
    Contact: Derek Hollemans Phone: (616) 262-1008 E-mail: derek@triton.net

    August 8, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    The South Central LP monthly meeting
    Location: Tom's Grill, 3705 Ann Arbor Road, Jackson (about 1/2 mile east from the Michigan Avenue exit from U.S. 127. There is a map on the web site.).
    Contact: Albert McCallum Phone: (517) 857-2531 E-mail: admccallum@columnist.com

    August 9, 2000 - 6:00 PM
    Libertarians of Macomb County monthly meeting. Drinks and dinner at 6:00 PM, business begins at 7:00 PM.
    Location: Miles World Resturant, 17689 Masonic, Fraser, MI 48026, 810-415-4500
    Contact: Diane Barnes Phone: (810) 774-1625 E-mail: DBarnes98@aol.com

    August 9, 2000 - 7:30 PM
    LP of Oakland County Executive Committee Meeting All dues paying members are welcome. Business begins at 7:30PM.
    Location: LPM HQ, 619 East Nine Mile in Hazel Park, one block east of I-75
    Contact: Greg Dirasian Phone: (248) 592-9731 E-mail: greg@newsnetpipeline.com

    August 10, 2000 - 8:00 AM
    Small Government Is Beautiful Golf Outing. Enjoy a morning of golf and help Mark Carney kick off his campaign for Oakland County Commissioner. Entry fee is $75 per golfer (includes 18 holes & cart, coffee & doughnuts, buffer lunch after golf, and unique prizes).
    Location: Heather Highlands Golf Course (248-634-6800), 11450 E. Holly Rd., Holly, Michigan 48442. Exit #98 off of I-75.
    Contact: Mark Carney Phone: (248) 789-6718 E-mail: cdcarney@tir.com

    August 10, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Ballot Access Retention Committee meeting.
    Location: LPM Headquaters, 619 East Nine Mile in Hazel Park, one block east of I-75.
    Contact: Barb Goushaw Phone: (248) 355-5058 E-mail: bgoush@aol.com

    August 10, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    The Libertarian Party of West Michigan hosts it's monthly meeting at Brann's. All members and interested individuals are encouraged to attend. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm.
    Location: Brann's on Leonard, Just off of US 131. Meeting takes place in the private meeting room.
    Contact: Derek Hollemans Phone: (616) 262-1008 E-mail: derek@triton.net

    August 13, 2000 - 1:00 PM
    LPM Executive Committee meeting
    Location: LPM Headquarters, 619 E. 9 Mile Rd., Hazel Park. Directions: Take I-75 to Nine Mile Road. Go east on Nine Mile for approximately five blocks. The HQ building will be on the left. See www.mi.lp.org/hq/ for a map.
    Contact: Stacy Van Oast Phone: (810) 784-8783 E-mail: stacyvo@eesc.com

    August 14, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Clare-Gladwin Libertarian Party meeting. Refreshments Provided. At this meeting we will finalize our plans for the "General Election Campaign Blitz", and to continue with fundraising plans.
    Location: Mid Michigan Community College, Room 167.
    Contact: Ghazey Aleck Phone: (517) 386-2699 E-mail: aleckfamily@voyager.net

    August 14, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    The LP of Livingston County invites you to attend our monthly meeting. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and the meeting starts at 8 p.m. Included in this month's agenda: LPLC activities at the 41st Annual Howell Melon Festival (Aug. 18-20). If you would like to man the booth or walk in the parade, please contact Matt Dickinson.
    Location: Mexican Jones Restaurante, 675 W. Grand River, Brighton, MI
    Contact: Matt Dickinson Phone: (810) 231-1254

    August 14, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    The South Central LP HILLSDALE-BRANCH monthly meeting.
    Location: Fillmore's Restaurant on US-12 on the west side of Jonesville (at the railroad crossing about 1/2 mile west of M-99).
    Contact: James Parker Phone: (517) 439-0643

    August 15, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Libertarians of Allegan County monthly meeting - - We will be discussing our plans for the huge Allegan County Fair Parade on Sept 9, - (All LP Candidates are invited to participate). 7:00pm - Business Meeting 7:30pm - Public Forum
    Location: The Blue Heron Coffeeshop ---- Directions: Downtown Allegan on the riverfront. - Driveway to riverfront is at corner of Hubbard & Chestnut
    Contact: Rick Dutkiewicz Phone: (616) 673-5503 E-mail: rdoogie@datawise.net

    August 16, 2000
    Monthly meeting of the St. Clair County affiliate.
    Location: Armbrusters Sports Bar and Grill located at 1211 Griswold, Port Huron, MI 48060. TX: (810) 982-2255. Join us for dinner at 6:00 PM. Business begins at 7:00 PM.
    Contact: Richard Friend Phone: (810) 982-7178 E-mail: rfriend2000@advnet.net

    August 17, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    Meeting of the Corliss for U.S. Senate Campaign Committee. All are welcome!
    Location: LPM Headquarters, 619 E. 9 Mile Rd., Hazel Park. Directions: Take I-75 to Nine Mile Road. Go east on Nine Mile for approximately five blocks. The HQ building will be on the left. See www.mi.lp.org/hq/ for a map.
    Contact: Michael Corliss Phone: (734) 326-5406 E-mail: MrCorliss@aol.com

    August 19, 2000 - 7:00 PM
    LPSC Monthly Meeting. We will be drawing the winners for the Cigar and Three-Wick Candle raffles at this meeting.
    Location: Brenda's Bistro, 230 W. Main Street, Durand
    Contact: Ben Steele III Phone: (517) 288-5616 E-mail: bsteele1@tir.com

    August 20, 2000 - 2:00 PM
    TCLP Second Amendment Pro-Gun Rally & Pig Roast
    With entertainment, trap shooting (nominal fee), and children's activities! Meal served from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. And at 6:00...
    THE GREAT DEBATE with Jon Coon, Senator Mike Goschka, and Jim Lewis!
    Adults $15.00 and Children $5.00
    Location: Bridgeport Gun Club, 3265 Roselle Road, Saginaw, Michigan
    Contact: Richard Jozwiak Phone: (517) 895-1146 E-mail: Jozie@mail.com

    August 21, 2000 - 6:30 PM
    Tri-City Libertarian Party monthly meeting - Join us at 6:30 p.m. for dinner or at 7:30 for the regular business meeting. No speaker is scheduled for this meeting due to election of affiliate officers.
    Location: Howard Johnson's Restaurant, M-84 at I-75 (Bay City)
    Contact: Richard Jozwiak Phone: (517) 895-1146 E-mail: Jozie@mail.com

    August 21, 2000 - 7:30 PM
    There is no Van Buren County LP meeting in August due to vacations, etc. The next regular meeting is September 21. We hope to see you then or feel free to call.
    Location: NA
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: (616) 637-1788 E-mail: bbradley@cybersol.com

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Jon Coon Gun Debate by Jim Fitzpatrick

    Fellow Libertarians,

    As some of you are already aware, Jon Coon has been denied ballot access for his unwillingness to abide by yet another set of bureaucratic regulations. But he is not sitting still! While fighting this in court, Jon will also be fighting for our gun rights at the podium in our Great Gun Debate!

    Jon will take the stage here in Saginaw as our Libertarian representative against Republican state senator Mike Goshka and Democratic US Congressman Jim Barcia's chief of staff, Jim Lewis.

    Folks, this is a GREAT opportunity to show our support for Jon, as well as a perfect chance to reach out to disgruntled voters from the other two major parties. Can you imagine the stress these two Republicrats will feel under Jon's tremendous debating skill AND a Libertarian crowd in the audience?!? Voters will be able to see we are the only party that supports them, and the republicrats will have to answer to them!

    Please, if at all possible, come to this debate. It is being held at the Bridgeport Gun Club, 3265 Roselle Rd., in Saginaw on Sunday August 20th at 2pm. Its less than ten minutes off I-75. A full course meal, featuring a pig roast, is available for only $15 at 4pm, with the debate starting at 6pm. Ghazey Aleck, former Clare prosecutor and newest Libertarian star activist, will be moderating and asking some TOUGH questions. Games, music, and trap shooting will also be available. The hall is giagantic, so rain will not be a problem. Tickets are available through me at jfitzpatrick@webtv.net, or event organizer Rae Jozwiak at jozie@webinbox.com Rae's phone number is 517-895-1146. Please let us know as soon as possible if you can attend.

    My friends, you are without a doubt some of the finest people I have ever been associated with, and have supported our Libertarian events up here in the past, for which all of us are grateful. It is my most sincere hope you will come through once again, and make these politicans WISH it were them, instead of the pig, in that fire!

    Yours in Liberty,
    Jim Fitzpatrick
    Tri-City Libertarian Party

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  3. You're Invited! by Barb Goushaw

    If you are receiving this message you are invited to attend!

    The next meeting of the HB for President/Ballot Access Retention Committee (BARC) will be on Thursday August 10 at 7:00pm at the LP of Michigan Headquarters in Hazrl Park. Please note this is a new day, new location, and new time. The meeting will begine promptly at 7:00 and my goal is to end by 9:30

    We will discuss plans for Harry's upcoming visits to Michigan, campaign material distribution, standing committee reports, events, media, etc.

    Committee chairs: please have reports on your progress.

    Note: We now have a supply of auto stickers and lawn signs for distribution.

    Even if you do not wish to become a key player, or member of the committee, but want to know what's going on with this effort, you are welcome to come!

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  4. Libertarian Party to Field 111 Candidates on November Ballot by Press Release


    DEARBORN. "America's real 'third party' will be fielding a hundred and eleven candidates in Michigan alone," said LPM chair, Stacy Van Oast. "The Reformers and the Greenies may get all the attention because of Pat Buchanan and Ralph Nader," she added, "but ask them how many other candidates will appear on their tickets this November."

    The party decided to issue a special press release on the eve of the major party primary election with a complete list of the LP's nominees (attached) so that the news media will have the information for use in stories about the primary election, according to executive director, Tim O'Brien.

    "Past stories about primary results have often named only the major party candidates," O'Brien observed. "We assume that this is either because the idea that we have a 'two party system' is so wide spread that reporters and commentators forget that there are in fact other candidates," he said, "or they just don't have the information readily available when they do their stories. Whichever is the case," he concluded, "we're going to deal with it by providing a complete list of the Libertarian Party candidates even before the major parties have chosen theirs."

    The full list of 111 LP candidates who will appear on the fall ballot is attached.

    NOTE: 110 have been certified by the Bureau of Elections. One, State Board of Ed candidate, Jon Coon, refused to sign a new form (guaranteeing under penalty of perjury that elections officials will be fully satisfied with every form he or anyone connected with any of his campaigns has ever filed) and has been denied certification on that basis. However, Coon and the LPM say the new law is unconstitutional and have filed suit in Circuit Court seeking a Writ of Mandamus to order the inclusion of Coon. The case will be heard by Judge Michael Harrison on August 16.

    Candidates of the Libertarian Party on the November 7, 2000 General Election Ballot

    President Harry Browne
    Vice President Art Olivier
    US Senator Michael R Corliss

    Representatives in Congress
    1 John W Loosemore
    2 Bruce A Smith
    3 Erwin J Haas
    4 Richard L Whitelock
    5 Clint Foster
    6 William H Bradley
    7 Robert F Broda, Jr.
    8 James P Eyster
    9 Laurie Martin
    10 Richard T Friend
    11 Richard Gach
    12 Andrew LeCureaux
    13 Karin R Corliss
    14 Constance Catalfio
    15 Raymond H Warner
    16 Edward Hlavac

    Statewide Offices

    Supreme Court Justice
    Jerry J Kaufman
    David H Raaflaub
    Robert W Roddis

    State Board of Education
    Diane Barnes
    Jon E Coon

    Board of Governors, Wayne State University
    Thomas W Jones
    Scott A Boman

    Board of Trustees, Michigan State University
    Michael H Miller
    Violet M Steele

    University of Michigan Board of Regents
    Marvin M Surowitz
    Tim A Maull

    State Representatives
    1 Craig Hodges
    3 Joann M Karpinski
    9 Kenneth E Vojtech
    12 Michael Donahue
    15 Greg Stempfle
    16 Christopher Gonzalez
    18 David Nagy
    19 John Tatar
    22 Ken Reyes
    23 Rick Secula
    24 Eric B Gordon
    25 John Morgan
    26 Keith Edwards
    27 David Wejrandt
    29 Dean Sahutske
    31 Jim Miller
    32 Bob Van Oast
    33 Joe Zemens
    35 Magalene C Boleyn
    38 Anne Bora
    39 Ray Kozora
    41 Jeffrey J Hampton
    47 Trish Marie
    50 James C Shollenberger
    61 Sean Nunnemaker
    63 Albert D McCallum
    67 Yepram Dervahanian
    74 Bill Gelineau
    76 Paul Mastin
    80 Timothy Miley
    85 Trafton Jean
    86 David A Brown
    88 Richard J Dutkiewicz
    90 Tim Campbell
    96 Scott D. Carter
    102 Gregory A Willis

    Allegan County
    Commissioner 4 Jan C Knibbe
    Sheriff Dennis Survilla

    Bay County County
    Trustee Richard Jozwiak

    Berrien County
    Drain Commissioner Tom Baker
    Sheriff Glenn Whitt
    Oronoko Charter Twp Clerk Jay Suave
    Trustee of Three Oaks Twp Ronald Freehling

    Clare County
    Treasurer Cassandra Meadowcroft

    Hillsdale County
    Allen Twp. Trustee Trena K Moss
    Cambria Twp. Trustee James B Parker

    Kalamazoo County
    County Commissioner 1 Carole Miley

    Kent County
    County Commissioner 4 William W Hall, Esq.
    County Clerk Jamie Lewis
    Plainfield Township Trustee Derek E Hollemans

    Lenawee County
    County Commissioner 8 Albert B Swindle

    Livingston County
    Commissioner 6 George Sise
    County Clerk Richard A Samul

    Macomb County
    Commissioner 7 Paul Soyk
    Commissioner 18 Mark Heil
    Commissioner 22 Rosemary Racchi
    Sheriff Al Titran
    Clinton Twp Trustee Scott W Allen

    Midland County
    County Commissioner 5 Stephen Townsend

    Oakland County
    Executive Paul W Champion
    Prosecuting Attorney Leonard C Schwartz
    Sheriff Michael A Carson
    Drain Commissioner Robert W Schubring
    Clerk Lisa L Kozora
    County Commissioner 1 Mark Carney
    County Commissioner 5 Fred Martin
    County Commissioner 22 Steve Afton
    County Commissioner 23 Steven G Schulte

    Ottawa County
    Chester Twp. Trustee Donald A McCallum

    Washtenaw County
    County Commissioner 12 James Montgomery
    County Treasurer Kimberly Cashman
    Superior Twp Parks Commission Brett Cashman
    Sylvan Twp. Trustee James L Hudler
    Ypsilanti Twp. Clerk Sherri Foster
    Ypsilanti Twp. Trustee Dan LaFavers
    Ypsilanti Twp. Trustee Geoffrey Foster
    Ypsilanti Twp. Trustee Lawrence W Johnson

    Wayne County
    County Commissioner 2 Gregory Creswell
    County Commissioner 4 Edward Karpinski
    County Commissioner 13 Loel R Gnadt
    County Clerk Nancy O’Brien

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  5. Candidate Surveys

    One of the groups sending out candidate surveys is Gongwer News Service. If you are an LP candidate who is getting bunches of surveys and aren't sure which ones are worth the time and effort, please note that this is one of the important ones (along with the one from the League of Women Voters and any Voter Guides from your local newspaper) and take the time to respond to it.

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  6. Stempfle for State Rep. Fundraiser by Greg Stempfle

    Libertarian Candidate for Dearborn State Representative, Greg Stempfle, already running one of the most active campaign of the year, will be having a Fundraiser/Garden Party on Sunday August 27. The event will be hosted by Ben and Anina Bachrach at thier home on 21835 Cherry Hill in Dearborn, between Brady and Military, from 3 until 8 pm. US Senate Candidate Michael Corliss will also be a guest speaker.

    Stempfle is targeting his campaign efforts on younger voters and other non-traditional voting blocks in hopes of triggering the largest voter turnout in the history of the city. Let's get behind our local candidates!

    Tickets to the fundraiser can be bought from Greg Stempfle, Ben Bachrach, or at the door for a libertarian-special price of $15. Food and drink provided and everybody purchasing a ticket will be entered into a raffle to win a copy of the new Harry Browne book "The Great Libertarian Offer"

    For more information contact Greg Stempfle at 313-565-4407 or stempfle@hotmail.com

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