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Voters Welcome at Williamson County Libertarian Conventions on March 8 & 12

Vote Here SignWilliamson County Libertarians will be holding their precinct and county conventions on March 8th and 12th respectively to nominate candidates for the November general election. All voters who reside in Williamson County are eligible to vote in the conventions. “Over 18,000 Williamson County residents voted for at least one Libertarian candidate in 2010, but most voters still don’t realize that they can cast a ballot in the Libertarian conventions.  We welcome all Williamson County voters to participate and learn more about the Libertarian Party,” said Libertarian County Vice Chair Bo Zimmerman.  “We nominate our candidates by convention.  We find this process much more cost-effective and efficient compared to the taxpayer-funded Republican and Democratic primaries.  Libertarians qualify to use the primary system, but we prefer to take responsibility for own conventions.” On Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00PM, the Libertarian Party will hold its precinct conventions at Logan’s Roadhouse, 2702 Parker Road in Round Rock. During precinct conventions, precinct chairs and delegates to the county convention are elected. On Saturday, March 12 at 5:00PM, the Williamson County Libertarian Party will hold its county convention at the Round Rock Public Library, Room B. During the county convention, nominees will be chosen for partisan elected offices within Williamson County. Delegates will also be selected to represent Williamson County at the state convention. Williamson County Libertarians meet on the second Monday of every month at Logan’s Roadhouse, 2702 Parker Road in Round Rock at 7PM.

To RSVP and find more information about the March 8th Precinct Conventions, go here:  meetup.com precinct convention event

To RSVP and find more information about the March 12th County Convention, go here: meetup.com county convention event

 

2014 Williamson County Convention a Big Success

Williamson County Libertarians continued to see growth in 2014, with a tripling of participation in our March 11th Precinct Convention, and a doubling of delegate participation at our County Convention on March 15th. This years County Convention, held at the Round Rock Public Library, nominated the following candidates:

  • Justin Billiot for Texas House of Representatives, District 136
  • Meta Lyons-Bates for County Commissioner, Precinct 2
  • Robert Frische for County Commissioner, Precinct 4
  • Erwin “Danny” Michael for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2
  • Irene Johnson for Texas House of Representatives, District 52

County Officers for the upcoming two-year term were also unanimously elected, including our new Chairman, Robert Butler.  Joining him are Bo Zimmerman as Vice-Chair, Irene Johnson as Secretary, and Matt Whittington as Treasurer.  The Williamson County LP Executive Committee is made up of up to two representatives from each of the county’s four JP precincts. The executive committee for 2014-2016 includes Erik Ellison from Precinct 1, Matt Whittington and Daniel Michael from Precinct 2, James Andrews and Jason Kute from Precinct 3, and Mark Aspenweiter from Precinct 4.

Delegates to District and State Conventions were also selected.  To the April 2014 Libertarian Party of Texas State Convention go: Matt Whittington, Mark Aspenweiter, Bo Zimmerman, Robert Butler, Jaclyn Finkel, Daniel Michael, and Heather Fazio.    A motion was also approved to allow all remaining delegates who expressed interest to be considered alternate delegates, should the state party alter its rules to accommodate them.

Lastly, in addition to voicing it’s approval for our 3 District Convention Candidates, the convention delegates unanimously approved two resolutions for the State Convention.