Monday, November 14, 2005

Libertarian National Committee Meeting Last Weekend in Baltimore

This last weekend I was attending the Libertarian National Committee meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Friday night, former Libertarian Party of Indiana state chairman Rob Shuford flew in from Norfolk, Virginia and we got together. Rob was either Vice Chair or Chair of the LPIN from approximately 1994 to 1998. In my opinion, he played a major role, along with a hand full of other Libertarians, in securing ballot access for Indiana with Steve Dillon's 1994 and 1998 runs for Secretary of State. He also helped secure ballot access for the long term in Indiana with his emphasis on taking advantage of the ballot access and running many candidates.

It was great talking with Rob about old times. Rob also enjoyed seeing LP activists from Ohio and Michigan which he worked with when he was in Indiana, but had not seen much since he left and moved to Virginia.

Later in the evening, several of my fellow Libertarian National Committee members joined Rob and me for dinner at Morton's, The Steakhouse in downtown Baltimore. Despite being very, very busy, Morton's managed to accommodate a crowd of nine and do it well. (And as usual at most Morton's, they had in stock Lagavulin, my favorite single malt scotch).

Rob is currently Executive Vice President of a bank in Virginia.

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