Angela McArdle

Angela Elise McArdle is an American politician from California who was elected on May 28, 2022 as the 22nd and current chair of the Libertarian National Committee. She was also the Secretary of the Libertarian Party of California from April 2018 to April 2019,[5][6] and was a board member of the Mises Caucus.[3]

Angela McArdle
Angela McArdle in May 2022.png
McArdle in 2022
22nd Chair of the Libertarian National Committee
Assumed office
May 28, 2022
Preceded byWhitney Bilyeu
Secretary of the Libertarian Party of California
In office
April 29, 2018 – April 6, 2019
Preceded byHonor Robson[1]
Succeeded byPaul Vallandigham[2]
Personal details
Political partyLibertarian
Other political
affiliations
Mises Caucus[3][4]
ResidenceLos Angeles County, California


Early life and educationEdit

Angela has worked as a paralegal and legal aid for over eleven years. Angela currently works in litigation and also has a private practice where she provides self help legal services to low income clients. The bulk of Angela’s practices focuses on real estate and constitutional law.[7]

Angela received her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Biola University in 2009 and a Paralegal Certificate from UCLA Extension in 2013. Angela is also trained as a craniosacral therapist through the Upledger Institute. [8]

CareerEdit

McArdle was the Libertarian nominee in the 2017 California's 34th congressional district special election.[9] She finished the primary in 17th place out of a field of 22 candiates with 0.8%.[10] McArdle ran again for the seat in 2018, and finished in 3rd place in a field of 3 candidates with 8.4%.[11]

In 2021 and 2022, McArdle was a candidate for Chair of the Libertarian National Committee.[12] She was endorsed by the Mises Caucus, of which she was also a board member.[13][3] She was elected to the position at the 2022 Libertarian National Convention on May 28.[14][15]

Electoral historyEdit

California's 34th congressional district special primary, 2017 [10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez 10,728 25.5
Democratic Robert Lee Ahn 9,415 22.2
Democratic Maria Cabildo 4,259 10.1
Democratic Sara Hernandez 2,358 5.6
Democratic Arturo Carmona 2,205 5.2
Democratic Wendy Carrillo 2,195 5.2
Green Kenneth Mejia 1,964 4.6
Democratic Yolie Flores 1,368 3.2
Republican William Morrison 1,360 3.2
Democratic Tracy Van Houten 1,042 2.5
Democratic Alejandra Campoverdi 1,001 2.4
Democratic Vanessa Aramayo 853 2.0
Democratic Sandra Mendoza 674 1.6
Democratic Steven Mac 663 1.6
Democratic Raymond Meza 509 1.2
No party preference Mark Edward Padilla 427 1.0
Democratic Ricardo De La Fuente 331 0.8
Libertarian Angela McArdle 319 0.7
Democratic Adrienne Nicole Edwards 182 0.4
Democratic Richard Joseph Sullivan 155 0.4
Democratic Armando Sotomayor 118 0.3
Democratic Tenaya Wallace 103 0.2
Democratic Melissa "Sharkie" Garza 79 0.2
Democratic Michelle Walker (write-in) 0 0.0
Total votes 42,308 100.0
California's 34th congressional district election, 2018 [11]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez (incumbent) 54,661 78.7
Green Kenneth Mejia 8,987 12.9
Libertarian Angela Elise McArdle 5,804 8.4
2022 Libertarian National Committee chair election[14]
Candidate First Ballot Percentage
Angela McArdle 692 69.55%
Steve Dasbach 151 15.18%
Tony D’Orazio 103 10.35%
NOTA 47 4.72%
Adam Kokesh (write-in) 1 0.1%
Tiffany Deleon (write-in) 1 0.1%
Totals 995 100%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Libertarian Party of California 2018 Convention Minutes" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Libertarian Party of California 2019 Convention Minutes" (PDF).
  3. ^ a b c "Meet The Team – Libertarian Party Mises Caucus". 2022-04-25. Archived from the original on 25 April 2022. Retrieved 2022-06-10.
  4. ^ What's Next for the Libertarian Party After Jo Jorgensen Got 1%?, retrieved 2022-05-23
  5. ^ "Libertarian Party of California 2018 Convention Minutes" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Libertarian Party of California 2019 Convention Minutes" (PDF).
  7. ^ "About". 17 May 2016.
  8. ^ "About". 17 May 2016.
  9. ^ Pyeatt, Jill (2017-02-02). "California Libertarian Angela McArdle Files To Run For Congress In Special Election". Independent Political Report. Retrieved 2022-05-28.
  10. ^ a b "Final Official Election Results - Congressional District 34 :: California Secretary of State". www.sos.ca.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-28.
  11. ^ a b "2018 California primary election results" (PDF). Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  12. ^ Buchman, Joseph (2021-11-17). "Angela McArdle, AMA (tonight or tomorrow?), Campaign for LNC Chair Update". Independent Political Report. Retrieved 2022-05-28.
  13. ^ Twitter https://twitter.com/lpmisescaucus/status/1516209298539520002. Retrieved 2022-05-28. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ a b 2022 Libertarian National Convention 5.28.2022, retrieved 2022-05-28
  15. ^ "Mises Caucus Takes Control of Libertarian Party". Reason.com. 2022-05-29. Retrieved 2022-05-29.