Libertarian Party of California
The Libertarian Party of California (LPC) is the California affiliate of the United States Libertarian Party. The party chairwoman is Mimi Robson, and is based in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County.
|Headquarters||770 L Street #950|
Sacramento, CA 95814
|National affiliation||Libertarian Party|
|Seats in the US Senate|
0 / 2
|Seats in the US House|
0 / 53
|Statewide Executive Offices1|
0 / 8
|Seats in the State Senate|
0 / 40
|Seats in the State Assembly|
0 / 80
|Elected officials||14 (2016 Est.)|
1California Department of Education is a nonpartisan state executive position.
The party's stated goals are to uphold, promote, and disseminate the philosophy and principles of libertarianism. As of 2016 Libertarians represent approximately 0.74% of the state's registered voters.
The following is a list of Libertarian statewide, federal, and legislative officeholders:
Members of CongressEdit
U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit
Board of Equalization, State Senate, & State AssemblyEdit
Board of EqualizationEdit
- Supervisor, Riverside County Board of supervisors: Jeff Hewitt.
- Del Mar Union School District Board: Scott Wooden
- Feather River Recreation and Park District Board: Kent Fowler
- Liberty School District Board: James Guadagni
- Lucia Mar Unified School District Board: Vern Dahl
- Palm Desert City Council: Susan Marie Weber
- Purisima Hills Water District Board: Brian Holtz
- Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Board: Kate O'Brien
- San Gabriel City Council: John Harrington
- Sequoia Hospital Healthcare Board: Jack Hickey
- Tehachapi Cummings Water District Board: Jonathan D. Hall
- Timber Cove Fire Protection District Board: Robert Dickson
- Van Nuys Neighborhood Council: John Camera
- Vista Fire Protection Board: Wallace Stewart
Election results in statewide and federal racesEdit
|Angela McArdle||US Congress (34th District) Primary||248||0.86%|
|Gary Johnson/Bill Weld||President/Vice President||478,500||3.4%|
|Gail Lightfoot||United States Senate Primary||99,761||1.3%|
|Mark Matthew Herd||United States Senate Primary||41,344||0.6%|
|Alex Appleby||US Congress (9th District) Primary||5,029||3.9%|
|Kennita Watson||US Congress (17th District) Primary||3,125||2.3%|
|Jonathan Jaech||Attorney General Primary||99,056||2.42%|
|Douglas Arthur Tuma||US Congress (7th District) Primary||5,029||1.5%|
|Gail Lightfoot (write-in)||US Congress (23rd District) Primary||31||0.1%|
|David Koster Bruce||US Congress (25th District) Primary||1,214||1.9%|
|Mark Matthew Herd||US Congress (33rd District) Primary||883||0.8%|
|Michael Benoit||US Congress (50th District) Primary||4,634||5.2%|
|Gary Johnson/Jim Gray||President/Vice President||143,221||1.10%|
|Gail Lightfoot||United States Senate Primary||95,247||2.1%|
|Douglas Arthur Tuma||US Congress (7th District) Primary||3,707||3.1%|
|Steve Collett||US Congress (33rd District) Primary||4,916||4.3%|
|Sean P. McGray (write-in)||US Congress (37th District) Primary||4||0%|
|Michael Benoit||US Congress (50th District) Primary||6,160||5.4%|
|Steve Collett||US Congress (36th District) Primary||896||1.41%|
|Gail Lightfoot||United States Senate||175,242||1.8%|
|Cassandra Lieurance (write-in)||Governor||285||0%|
|Pamela Brown||Lieutenant Governor||574,640||5.9%|
|Christina Tobin||Secretary of State||214,353||2.3%|
|Andrew "Andy" Favor||State Controller||292,440||3.1%|
|Edward M. Teyssier||State Treasurer||218,387||2.2%|
|Timothy Hannan||Attorney General||246,584||2.6%|
|Richard Bronstein||Insurance Commissioner||372,684||4%|
|Mike Rodrigues||US Congress (1st District)||5,996||2.5%|
|Douglas Arthur Tuma||US Congress (3rd District)||6,275||2.4%|
|Joel Smolen||US Congress (6th District)||5,660||2.1%|
|Philip Berg||US Congress (8th District)||4,843||2.3%|
|James Eyer||US Congress (9th District)||4,113||1.9%|
|Mark Paul Williams||US Congress (12th District)||4,611||2.2%|
|Paul Lazaga||US Congress (14th District)||6,735||3%|
|Edward M. Gonzalez||US Congress (16th District)||12,304||7.8%|
|Mary V. Larkin||US Congress (17th District)||2,742||1.5%|
|Darrell M. Stafford||US Congress (23rd District)||3,326||1.7%|
|Randall Weissbuch||US Congress (26th District)||6,696||3.2%|
|Carlos Rodriguez||US Congress (28th District)||10,229||8%|
|Bill Cushing||US Congress (29th District)||5,218||3.2%|
|Erich D. Miller||US Congress (30th District)||5,021||2.1%|
|Herb Peters||US Congress (36th District)||10,840||5.6%|
|Mark Lambert||US Congress (42nd District)||12,115||5.9%|
|Mike Binkley||US Congress (48th District)||8,773||3.6%|
|Mike Paster||US Congress (49th District)||4,290||2.2%|
|Lars Grossmith||US Congress (50th District)||5,546||2.2%|
|Michael Benoit||US Congress (52nd District)||10,732||4.8%|
|Paul Michael-Dekker||US Congress (53rd District)||6,298||3.7%|
|Christopher Agrella||US Congress (32nd District)||1,356||5.18%|
Libertarian voter registration in the state of California has experienced significant growth.
|Year||Registered voters||Voter gain or loss from previous year|
The Libertarian Party of California is a "political party that has detailed statutory provisions applicable to its operation", which are in division 7, part 3 of the California Elections Code. The Libertarian State Central Committee, the governing body of the Libertarian Party of California, functions pursuant to its standing rules and bylaws. The regular officers of the Central Committee are the chairman, two regional vice chairmen, secretary, and treasurer.
County central committeesEdit
There are semi-autonomous county central committees for many of California's 58 counties. The counties which currently have active affiliates are as follows:
- Rothbard, Murray Newton (1978). For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto. p. 153.
Even more remarkably, the Libertarian party achieved this growth while consistently adhering to a new ideological creed—"libertarianism"—thus bringing to the American political scene for the first time in a century a party interested in principle rather than in merely gaining jobs and money at the public trough.
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- Eu v. San Francisco County Democratic Central Committee (1989), 489 U.S. 214 Archived March 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. "The State of California heavily regulates its political parties. … The California Elections Code (Code) provides that the 'official governing bodies' for such a party are its 'state convention,' 'state central committee,' and 'county central committees,' …"
- California Elections Code § 7250
- "". Bylaws and Convention Rules of the Libertarian Party of California As Amended in Convention April 29, 2017.