Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Libertarian Party of Indiana Secretary of State Candidates Through the Years - Who Will It Be in 2022?

Libertarian Party of Indiana Secretary of State candidates through the years:


1982; Steve Dasbach
1986: Karen Benson
1990: None
1994: Steve Dillon
1998: Steve Dillon
2002: Rebecca Sink-Burris
2006: Mike Kole
2010: Mike Wherry
2014: Karl Tatgenhorst
2018: Mark Rutherford
2022: ?????????????  (Nominating convention is first weekend in March of 2022).

Vanderburgh County LP helps Evansville City Council to Remove Antiquated Ordinances

Bart Gadau, Chair of the Libertarian Party of Vanderburgh County, Indiana (Evansville) reports as follows on Monday evening November 22, 2021:

"Just got home from the Evansville city council meeting for November. The council unanimously voted in favor of removing several bicycle ordinances including purchasing a yearly license. These ordinances were removed because of a new committee that the Libertarian Party of Vanderburgh County started called the Committee to Reduce City/County Ordinances. We have been combing through ordinances, starting with old antiquated ones to present to the councils to have them removed. We are explaining to them that we have way too many laws, many of which they themselves as the law makers don’t know exist, and are not enforced, and requesting they be removed, or in some cases at least updated. This is our initial trial set of ordinances and we received a lot of praise from several members as well as one member asking us to bring more to his attention.

I would suggest that every county form a committee like this. It does not take a ton of time to look through and find some unimportant ordinances and builds a good relationship with the council as well as some positive attention from the community.

Thanks to all the local members that worked on this."

Monday, November 22, 2021

The Latest from Mark W. Rutherford

November 21, 2021 - An important role of a well-functioning political party is quality control. It must strive to identify and encourage good candidates.   Like-minded good candidates demonstrate temperamental steadiness, political skill, and broad support. Conversely, political parties need to screen out candidates lacking those qualities.

November 19, 2021 - A political party that essentially banishs those with expertise ends up as a purveyor of amateur hours. Thus, those with expertise usually decide they have no interest in even running a precinct for the political party. The political party fails at its mission, unless it is being fraudulent and is not truly a political party.

November 18, 2021 - A political party must have a sense of order and organizational structure. Otherwise it will fail despite the quality of its like-minded candidates.

November 12, 2021 - A political party is not a member services organization. Its purpose is to get like-minded people elected, appointed or hired to political office.

November 10, 2021 - The purpose of a political party is to get like-minded people elected, appointed or hired to political office.

Friday, October 15, 2021

The War on Small Business and the Lack of Libertarian Party Help

https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-war-on-small-business-carol-roth?variant=33063175847970 https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-war-on-small-business-carol-roth?variant=33063175847970


And the Libertarian Party was nowhere to be seen defending small businesses.  However it was good at screaming "Taxation is Theft".




Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Another Indiana Appointed Libertarian Identified - Ken Bisson

1. Rex Bell, Hagerstown Plan Commission.  2004-06, 2008.  Appointed by Hagerstown Town Board.

2. Rex Bell, Hagerstown Board of Zoning Appeals.  2004-06.  Appointed by Hagerstown Town Board.

3. Scott Baker, Elkhart County Innkeepers Tax Commission, 2006-?.  Appointed by Elkhart County, IN Executives.

4. Mark Rutherford, Indiana Public Defender Commission, first appointed 2007, first elected chairman 2007.  Appointed by the Governor of the State of Indiana.

5. Brad Klopfenstein, Indianapolis-Marion County Board of Zoning Appeals, 2008-09.  Appointed by Indianapolis City-County Council.  Served as vice president.

6. Timothy Maguire,  Indianapolis-Marion County Board of Zoning Appeals, 2008-09.  Appointed by Indianapolis City-County Council.  Served as vice president.

7. Al Cox, Brown County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals, 2008-13?.  Appointed by the Brown County Council.

8.  Rick Bowen, Elkhart Human Relations Commission, 2008-19, Served as chairman and as vice-chairman.  Appointed by the Mayor of Elkhart, Indiana. 

9.  Chris Spangle, Help America Vote Act - Vote Indiana Team, 2009.  Appointed by Indiana Secretary of State.

10.  Mark Smith, Centerville Plan Commission, 2011-12, served as Vice President.

11.  Ken Bisson, Steuben County Lakes Advisory Board, 2011-13, served as President.  Appointed by Steuben County Commissioners.

12. Kelley Curran, Jeffersonville Urban Enterprise Association Board,  2012-19.  Appointed by Mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana.

13. Mark Smith, Wayne Township Economic Development Commission, 2012-2013, served as Chairman. 

14.  Joyce Morrell, Rush County Fiber Optic Board, first appointed 2014.  Appointed by the Rush County Commissioners.

15.Michael Dowden,  Town of Brownsburg Redevelopment Authority,  2014-16.

16. Margarette Fette, Bloomington Urban Enterprise Area Board, 2015-2020, served as Secretary.

17. Thomas Monka, Rush County Area Plan Commission, first appointed 2016.  Appointed by the Rush County Commissioners.

18. Jeremiah Morrell, Henry County Memorial Park Board, 2016-17. Served as president 2017.  Appointed by the Henry County Commissioners.

19. Michael Dowden,  Town of Brownsburg Improvement Committee,  2017.

20.  Michael Dowden,  Brownsburg Economic Development Commission,  2017-21.  Appointed by the Town Council President.

21. Paul Morrell, Rush County Sheriff's Officer Merit Board, first appointed 2017, reappointed to an additional term in 2020, first elected chairman 2018.  Appointed by the Sheriff of Rush County, Indiana.

22. Jeffrey Maurer, Home Place Advisory Board, first appointed 2018.  Appointed by the Mayor of Carmel, Indiana.

23. Danny Lundy, Mooresville Board of Zoning Appeals, November 2018 to January 2019.  Appointed by Mooresville Town Council.

24. Danny Lundy, Mooresville Police Commission, January 2019 to December 2019.  Appointed by Mooresville Town Council.

25.  Anna Elliott, Martinsville Board of Zoning Appeals, first appointed 2019.  Elected Vice-Chair January 2021. Appointed by the Mayor of Martinsville.  

26.  Shane Lemler, Vincennes Urban Enterprise Association Board, first appointed 2020.  Appointed by Vincennes City Council.

27.  Jeffrey Maurer,  Carmel Economic Development Commission, first appointed 2020.  Appointed by the Carmel City Council.

28.  Joel Samuelson, Culver Planning Commission, first appointed 2020.  Appointed by (unknown).

29.  Jennifer Meador, Mooresville Board of Zoning Appeals, first appointed May 2021.  Appointed by Mooresville Town Council.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Jennifer Meador Appointed to the Mooresville Board of Zoning Appeals

 1. Rex Bell, Hagerstown Plan Commission.  2004-06, 2008.  Appointed by Hagerstown Town Board.

2. Rex Bell, Hagerstown Board of Zoning Appeals.  2004-06.  Appointed by Hagerstown Town Board.

3. Scott Baker, Elkhart County Innkeepers Tax Commission, 2006-?.  Appointed by Elkhart Couny, IN Executives.

4. Mark Rutherford, Indiana Public Defender Commission, first appointed 2007, first elected chairman 2007.  Appointed by the Governor of the State of Indiana.

5. Brad Klopfenstein, Indianapolis-Marion County Board of Zoning Appeals, 2008-09.  Appointed by Indianapolis City-County Council.  Served as vice president.

6. Timothy Maguire,  Indianapolis-Marion County Board of Zoning Appeals, 2008-09.  Appointed by Indianapolis City-County Council.  Served as vice president.

7. Al Cox, Brown County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals, 2008-13?.  Appointed by the Brown County Council.

8.  Rick Bowen, Elkhart Human Relations Commission, 2008-19, Served as chairman and as vice-chairman.  Appointed by the Mayor of Elkhart, Indiana. 

9.  Chris Spangle, Help America Vote Act - Vote Indiana Team, 2009.  Appointed by Indiana Secretary of State.

10.  Mark Smith, Centerville Plan Commission, 2011-12, served as Vice President.

11. Kelley Curran, Jeffersonville Urban Enterprise Association Board,  2012-19.  Appointed by Mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana.

12. Mark Smith, Wayne Township Economic Development Commission, 2012-2013, served as Chairman. 

13.  Joyce Morrell, Rush County Fiber Optic Board, first appointed 2014.  Appointed by the Rush County Commissioners.

14.Michael Dowden,  Town of Brownsburg Redevelopment Authority,  2014-16.

15. Margarette Fette, Bloomington Urban Enterprise Area Board, 2015-2020, served as Secretary.

16. Thomas Monka, Rush County Area Plan Commission, first appointed 2016.  Appointed by the Rush County Commissioners.

17. Jeremiah Morrell, Henry County Memorial Park Board, 2016-17. Served as president 2017.  Appointed by the Henry County Commissioners.

18. Michael Dowden,  Town of Brownsburg Improvement Committee,  2017.

19.  Michael Dowden,  Brownsburg Economic Development Commission,  2017-21.  Appointed by the Town Council President.

20. Paul Morrell, Rush County Sheriff's Officer Merit Board, first appointed 2017, reappointed to an additional term in 2020, first elected chairman 2018.  Appointed by the Sheriff of Rush County, Indiana.

21. Jeffrey Maurer, Home Place Advisory Board, first appointed 2018.  Appointed by the Mayor of Carmel, Indiana.

22. Danny Lundy, Mooresville Board of Zoning Appeals, November 2018 to January 2019.  Appointed by Mooresville Town Council.

23. Danny Lundy, Mooresville Police Commission, January 2019 to December 2019.  Appointed by Mooresville Town Council.

24.  Anna Elliott, Martinsville Board of Zoning Appeals, first appointed 2019.  Elected Vice-Chair January 2021. Appointed by the Mayor of Martinsville.  

25.  Shane Lemler, Vincennes Urban Enterprise Association Board, first appointed 2020.  Appointed by Vincennes City Council.

26.  Jeffrey Maurer,  Carmel Economic Development Commission, first appointed 2020.  Appointed by the Carmel City Council.

27.  Joel Samuelson, Culver Planning Commission, first appointed 2020.  Appointed by (unknown).

28.  Jennifer Meador, Mooresville Board of Zoning Appeals, first appointed May 2021.  Appointed by Mooresville Town Council.