Thomas Paine Communication Award

Awards 2016

2020 Award Winner: Larry Sharpe

The Thomas Paine Communication Award is for recognition of outstanding communication of Libertarian ideas, principles, and values through written, published, or spoken communication. The recipient of the 2020 Thomas Paine Communication Award is Larry Sharpe.

Larry Sharpe

Larry Sharpe has traveled all over the central Northeastern corridor, giving rousing and exciting stump speeches and lectures that have captured the crowds’ attention and enthusiasm. Mr. Sharpe was the Libertarian nominee for Governor of New York in 2018, and by winning 90,000 votes achieved automatic ballot status for the Libertarian Party of New York. He furthers the libertarian cause with his weekly podcasts. Mr. Sharpe was a candidate for the Libertarian vice presidential nomination in 2016 and 2020. He has served as a Regional Alternate on the Libertarian National Committee from 2016-2018.

Past Thomas Paine Communication Award Winners

1996: Jacob Hornberger
1998: Harry Browne
2000: Michael Cloud
2002: Richard Pearl
2004: Mary Ruwart
2006: John Stossel
2008: Mike Fergusen and Eric Schansberg
2010: Rex Bell
2012: Jim Lark
2014: Sharon Harris
2016: Jason Scheurer
2018: Carla Howell