Libertarians to elect new chairman at national convention

For Immediate Release Thursday, May 27, 2010

WASHINGTON – The Libertarian Party (LP) will elect a new chairman at the Libertarian National Convention in St. Louis this weekend, from Saturday, May 29, through Monday, May 31.

The convention will take place at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis. The press is welcome to attend.

Information about the convention, including the schedule, is available at the convention website .

There are currently five candidates in the race to replace outgoing chairman William Redpath.

Convention delegates will also amend the party’s platform and bylaws, and will elect other members to the Libertarian National Committee .

The convention has been titled “Gateway to Liberty.”

Currently, there are 716 Libertarian candidates around the country for the November 2 elections. A list of candidates may be viewed here.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, call LP Executive Director Wes Benedict at 202-333-0008 ext. 222.

The LP is America’s third-largest political party, founded in 1971. The Libertarian Party stands for free markets and civil liberties. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party at our website .