Convention 2014

2014 LPM Convention Report: Prospects of Flowering…

[Check out coverage in the Lansing State Journal.]

IMG_20140518_123758 (3)This year’s state convention saw the selection of the following major top of ticket candidates for the 2014 general election:

  • US Senate: Jim Fulner
  • Governor of Michigan: Mary Buzuma
  • Lieutenant Governor: Scotty Boman
  • Attorney General: Justin Altman
  • Secretary of State: Jamie Lewis
  • Supreme Court Justice: Kerry Morgan

With the following Congressional selections:

  • District 1: Loel Gnadt
  • District 2: Kipp Welch II
  • District 3: NOTA
  • District 4: Will Tyler White
  • District 5: Hal Jones
  • District 6: Erwin Haas
  • District 7: Ken Proctor
  • District 8: James Weeks II
  • District 9: Greg Creswell
  • District 11: John Tatar
  • District 12: Bob Dhsyhria
  • District 13: Chris Sharer
  • District 14: Leonard Schwartz

In state senate districts, the following were selected: Jeff Wood (22), Jim Young (11), Bill Wenzel (26), and notably—because the selectee is a former Republican state representative and successful national businessman—Lorence Wenke (20). A full list of candidates is on our elections page, and a list of Michigan LP delegates to the LP national convention in Columbus, Ohio, 26-29 June, 2014, is located here:

Delegates to the Libertarian National Convention

  • Scotty Boman
  • Mary Buzuma
  • Arnis Davidson
  • Bill Hall
  • Vicki Hall
  • Harold H. Jones
  • Mike Miller
  • Jim Fulner
  • Suzanne Fulner
  • James Hudler
  • John Jascob
  • Kim Moore
  • Gordon Rickett
  • Emily Salvette
  • Jim Schell
  • Leonard Schwartz
  • Chris Sharer
  • Ron Taylor
  • Kipp Welch II
  • Will White
  • Jeff Wood
  • Brian Wright
  • Jim Young


  • Bob Broda
  • Andrew Hall
  • Griffin Hall

LPM Officers for the 2014 Season


From left to right: Scotty Boman, Ron Taylor, Jim Fulner, James Weeks II, Jeff Wood, Kimberly Moore, Kipp Welch II, Mary Buzuma, Karl Jackson — Thanks to Ron Taylor for the photo and the awesome Astral Projection motif: Picard, DATA, and the LPM Enterprise crew StarDate 2014.05.17

The convention elected the following new slate of officers:

  • Chair: Mary Buzuma
  • Vice Chair: Scotty Boman
  • Secretary: Jim Fulner
  • Treasurer: Kimberly Moore

Libertarian Executive Committee Directors

  • Karl Jackson
  • Jeff Wood
  • Kipp Welch II
  • Ron Taylor
  • James Weeks II

Judicial Committee

  • Bill Hall
  • Larry Johnson
  • Rodger Young

Congratulations to all who valiantly won and to all who valiantly participated! Now let’s everyone get cracking: we have a lot of learning and acting and leading to do.

2014 Convention Bylaws, Platform, and Resolutions

No changes to bylaws or standing rules or platform. One resolution, proposed by Brian Wright passes without noted opposition:

The LPM supports the reinvigoration and reassertion of the people’s ultimate authority—at local, state, and federal levels—to investigate and bring indictments of government corruption and crimes through statutory empanelment of grand juries.


2014 Convention Preparation Materials…

From homepage, cut and pasted following convention (will fill in the convention report as more information becomes available):

This years state convention will include the nomination of 2014 Candidates for office, as well as delegates to the national convention in Columbus, Ohio. We also have an exciting banquet songstress in the person of Tatiana Moroz, who has performed in a large number of international libertarian event venues. Her music, a mix of acoustic & electric Pop infused with Blues, Country, Soul, and Rock is liberty and anti-war themed throughout. Pricing before May 7: Full Package: Convention, Lunch, and Banquet $75; Convention and Lunch $40; Convention Only: $30; Banquet Only: $55. Please go to this page for details.

Lorence Wenke to Seek LP Nod for State Senate

Lorence WenkeGongwers. Republican former state Rep. Lorence Wenke is leaving the Republican Party and dropping his bid for the 20th Senate District in Kalamazoo County as a Republican because he says the party is opposed to gay rights and has been undisciplined in spending taxpayer money. Wenke says he will instead run for the seat as a Libertarian. Lorence and his wife Nancy will attend the convention in Howell on the 17th of May. He will seek the nomination for Senate District 20 which is all of Kalamazoo County. “I have met with Mary Buzuma and Jason Brandenberg and Mary said she would nominate me at the convention.” Full story posted here.

Original Convention ‘Flier’ for 2014

by Rodger Young
Convention Chair

The LPM 2014 Convention in Howell, Michigan, State Convention includes the nomination of 2014 Candidates for office, as well as delegates to the National Convention in Columbus, Ohio, June 26-29.

cleary_universitySaturday May 17, 2014 Howell, Michigan.
Convention Location:
Johnson Center at Cleary University (map)
3750 Cleary Dr.
Howell, MI 48843
517.548.3670 (Cleary U)



Before or on May 10

May 10

Full Convention (includes lunch, banquet, concert)



Convention + lunch



Convention only



Banquet and concert



Go to this page to register and pay:

Main Business of Convention: We will be nominating the Libertarian Party of Michigan slate of candidates for the 2014 general election in Michigan. Be sure to inform the LPM Political Director Leonard Schwartz of your intentions to run for office in this important year.

Program Saturday, May 17

  • Registration: 8:30 a.m.
  • Opening and Keynote: 9:00 a.m.
  • Business Session 1: 9:00 – 12 Noon
  • Lunch: 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Business Session 2: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Cocktail Reception: ~ 5:00, preceding banquet (bar open thru banquet)
  • Banquet with Tatiana Moroz: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Banquet Entertainment – Liberty Singer Songwriter Tatiana Moroz. Tatiana Moroz is a young sultry-voiced songstress who fights for liberty, love, freedom, and peace. Her music, a mix of acoustic & electric Pop infused with Blues, Country, Soul, and Rock is liberty and anti-war themed throughout. One of her most well known songs is her version of “Masters of War” by Bob Dylan. Tatiana is active in the Liberty movement and has performed at numerous liberty oriented events around the world. Based in New Jersey, some of Tatiana’s recent gigs include:

  • Galt’s Gulch Spring Celebration in Curacaví,­ Chile
  • Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, New Hampshire
  • The Inside Bitcoin Conference in Berlin, Germany
  • RT America Television Network
  • Latin American Bitcoin Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ron Paul Festival in Tampa, Florida

Tatiana has successfully written, produced and self-released 2 full length LPs, “Tatiana” and “Love and Liberty,” 2 EPs, “Fall In August Live” and “For the New Year,” as well as several singles. Her company, Same Side Entertainment, an activist/talent booking and event marketing company books several prominent keynote speakers to liberty events worldwide.


Directions to Convention: Howell is 47 miles Northwest of Detroit. Interstate 96 to Howell’s Latson Rd. Exit #140. Turn left at the light at Latson Road onto Grand River, then through the next light at the Meijer entrance. Turn left onto Cleary Drive (immediately past the Meijer entrance) and follow the drive to Johnson Center. The water tower at Cleary University is your

Hotel Location: Holiday Inn Express Howell (map)
1397 North Burkhart Rd.
Howell, MI 48855
517.548.0100 (

Group room rates: Standard King Non Smoking $99.99 +tax
Quantity 7 Standard 2 Queens Non Smoking $109.99 +tax
Quantity 8 Free wired and wireless internet
Free Express Start Breakfast Bar
Free shuttle van to Johnson Center @ Cleary University

*Group cut-off date April 25, 2014*

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