The time has come for me to step down as County Chair. Family, work, and continued education concerns make it so.
I take stock in the gains that our organization has made in the past two years:
- Libertarian candidates for offices in our county were on the ballot again in 2010 for the first time since 2006.
- Our base more than doubled! I have previously crunched the numbers via this link.
- We have a full roster of officers in the organization.
- Our monthly Meet-Ups are well attended.
It is crucially important that somebody steps up to replace me as Chair. In the seven years I have been involved with the Libertarian Party here in Hamilton County, our organization has been characterized by members who will vote for our candidates, attend our events, financially support the organization, but shy away from being involved in leadership, and for the actions that are the reason for this organization to exist: running for office, and campaigning door-to-door.
We have very capable people in our membership. Libertarians are almost universally self-sufficient and achievers. Please consider bringing your talent to the Libertarian Party of Hamilton County, as a leader and/or as a candidate.
We have a clear momentum we can build upon! People are talking about libertarian policy and philosophy like never before. Hamilton County voters are at last beginning to shift from the old parties towards us. It would be a tremendous shame if the chapter were to fold for lack of participation at the leadership level.
At minimum, the Chair spends about 5 hours/week. This is what is needed to recruit candidates; answer questions from media and the public; watch issues affecting us here. Ambitious Chairs of course spend more time than that.
So, we will host a County Convention for the purpose of electing a new County Chair. Here are the details:
When: Thursday, January 27, 2011; 7-8pm
Where: Claude & Annie’s, 9251 E. 141st St, Fishers IN 46038Who Can Vote: Those with current membership in either the national or Indiana Libertarian Party. Membership can be made current at the meeting prior to votes taking place.
I'll look forward to seeing you at Claude & Annie's on Thursday!
Chair, Libertarian Party of Hamilton County