Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award

Awards 2016

2020 Award Winners: Ken Moellman and Emily Salvette

The Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award is for recognition of outstanding leadership, high character, and dedication to the principles and goals of the Party. The recipients of the 2020 Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award are Ken Moellman and Emily Salvette.

Ken Moellman

Ken Moellman helped coordinate multiple aspects of the 2018 national convention in New Orleans, served as a campaign manager in Ohio, and was a leader for multiple states' ballot access battles, all in addition to everything he does for his home state of Kentucky. At the 2020 Libertarian National Convention, he was elected Vice Chair. Mr. Moellman has served as a Regional Alternate on the Libertarian National Committee, Chair of the national IT Committee, and Chair of the Libertarian Party of Kentucky.

Emily Salvette

Emily Salvette has been active in the Libertarian party since 1980. She has served in many capacities at the local and state level including two terms as State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Michigan. She was the Region 3 Representative during the 2006-2008 Libertarian National Committee term, and she was the Regional Alternate during the 2004-2006 term. Ms. Salvette has been a member of the Credentials Committee on several occasions, and has chaired the committee multiple times. She has been a Libertarian candidate numerous times, most recently running for U.S. Congress from Michigan’s 1st district in 2012. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Advocates for Self-Government in 2013-2016.

Past Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award Winners

1996: David Nolan
1998: David Bergland
2000: Ed Clark
2002: John Perry
2004: Ron Crickenberger
2006: Harry Browne
2008: Ruth Bennett and Jim Lark
2010: Bill Redpath
2012: Sharon Harris
2014: Pat Dixon
2016: BetteRose Ryan
2018: Julie Fox