Mike Fellows, the chair of the Montana Libertarian Party, candidate for the US House of Representatives, and long-time activist, died in a car accident on September 19.
Fellows was the longest-serving state chair still active in the Libertarian Party, having been a chair since the 1990’s. He had also run for office in every general election since 1996, and was on the ballot in 2016 for the US House seat. The filing fees for races in Montana are 1% of the office’s annual salary. Fellows spent many thousands of dollars to put himself and other Libertarians on the ballot.
“I have known Mike Fellows since my first Libertarian National Convention in Anaheim in 2000,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the LNC. “He was a valuable source of advice when I was a state Chair in Maryland and a state Vice Chair in Colorado. His dedication to the Libertarian Party served as a personal inspiration to me and so many other party members. My deepest condolences to his friends, family, and the other members of the Libertarian Party of Montana for their loss.”