Wes Benedict named Executive Director

Wes Benedict, Libertarian Party of Texas Executive Director from 2004 to 2008 and former member of the Libertarian National Committee, was named Executive Director of the Libertarian National Committee today by Chairman William Redpath.

Benedict begins his service July 17 at the LNC's quarterly meeting in St. Louis, Missouri and will then move directly to the Party's Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Nick Coons

U.S. Representative, District 5,

Election Date: July 7, 2009



About the Candidate: 


Kim Ruff,
Campaign Manager
Nick Coons for Congress, 2010
(602) 510-7041 mbl#


Kenneth "Tim" Hampton

U.S. Representative, District 4,

Election Date: July 7, 2009



About the Candidate: 

The great state of Mississippi is proud to announce our candidate for the 2010 Congressional elections.  Kenneth "Tim" Hampton is going to run for the Congressional seat in District 4 of Mississippi.  The seat is currently held by four-time District 4 incumbent (and District 5 incumbent before that from 1989-2003) Gene Taylor (D).  District 4 is in South Mississippi and includes the large cities of Hattiesburg (The University of Southern Mississippi, and William Carey University), Laurel,  Biloxi, and Gulfport.

Tim is a lifelong resident of Hattiesburg and staunch supporter of libertarian principles.  Even though he's only been a formal member of the Libertarian Party for a few years, he's been a philosophical libertarian for most of his life.  He believes that the government has become broken and that the only reliable way to fix it is to elect brand-new people to Congress who aren't in the pockets of special interest groups and Washington lobbyists.  Tim supports a restoration of the Constitution's importance from the top-down in our government.  He also advocates government, education, and tax reform.

Tim is up against a difficult battle against the 20-year incumbent Congressman Taylor, but a battle that can be won.  He needs the help of the national, state, and local Libertarian parties and grassroots organizations.  For more information about how you can help, contact our campaign manager at:

Your Monday Message: What can you do to ensure "good men" triumph?

Dear friend,

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

It’s an old saying, often attributed to Edmund Burke even though it’s never been found in any of his writings.  But it’s not entirely accurate.

You see, “evil” just as easily triumphs when good men do things that are pointless or ineffective.

Barr: 'Cap and tax' a lot of hot air

Congressman Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee, takes a look at Barack Obama's proposed "cap and trade" $1.9 trillion National Energy Tax in his weekly column for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Click here to read Barr's column.  Barr writes, in part:

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Mike Ferguson to Host “Wake Up Columbia” on “The Eagle” 93.9 FM Next Week


Blunt, Calzone, Root among Scheduled Guests

(Columbia, MO) – “Missouri Viewpoints” Producer and Host Mike Ferguson will take to the radio airwaves next week.

Ferguson will fill in for Tom Bradley as host of “Wake Up Columbia”, KSSZ’s morning drive time program, Monday through Thursday (July 6th through the 9th). “Wake Up Columbia” airs from 6:00 to 9:00 am.

Among the guests already scheduled for the week are:

Washington Times: Despite Obama's wishes, "tea party" movement not going away

Friday's Washington Times editorializes on the July 4 "tea party" movement, many of which are being organized by Libertarian activists or Libertarian Party affiliates.

Click here to read the full editorial, or if you live in the metro D.C. area pick up a copy of The Washington Times (click here to subscribe).  The Times writes, in part:


Press Release

For Immediate Release

Libertarians remind Obama of his “firm pledge” not to tax health care benefits


President considering backing what he called the “biggest middle-class tax increase in history”

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday reminded President Barack Obama that supporting a proposed $246 billion tax on employer-provided health care benefits – a proposal he opposed as “the biggest middle-class tax increase in history” in campaign ads – would break his promise to oppose any form of tax increase on families making less than $250,000 a year.

Rampant overspending has some states teetering near shutdown

Click here for the full story.  The Los Angeles Times reports, in part:

Indiana is one of five states -- along with Arizona, California, Mississippi and Pennsylvania -- bracing for possible shutdowns this week as time runs out for lawmakers to close billion-dollar gaps in their fiscal 2010 budgets.

Norm Westwell

Huntington Beach City Council,

Election Date: June 30, 2009



About the Candidate: 
Priorities for Norm Westwell
  • Continue to be attentive and responsive to the needs of taxpayers
  • Protect taxpayers individual rights
  • Protect taxpayers property rights
  • Balance the budget by cutting spending, not raising taxes, fees and fines
  • Cost effectively maintain public safety
  • Encourage economic development
  • Protect our environment
  • Repair and maintain our infrustructure - fill the potholes, fix the sidewalks
  • Relax and reduce municipal restrictions and bureaucratic red tape
  • Reduce the size, costs and constant expansion of our government
  • Advocate for more open, transparent, and responsive government
Endorsements for Norm Westwell

Contact Norm Westwell

Links for Norm Westwell

        Norm Westwell
        17171 Englewood Cr.
        Huntington Beach, CA 92647


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