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RELEASE: Libertarians mourn passing of Vice-Chairman

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The Libertarian Party of Kentucky expressed grief at the loss of their Vice Chairman, Matthew Keefe, who passed away on October 8th.

“Matthew was a bright young man with an even brighter future. It is sad that Matthew had to leave us so soon. He was not only a loyal resource for the Libertarian Party, but he was a good friend as well,” said Fourth District Chairman Ken Moellman.

The Electoral College matters

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Lately, I've heard a lot of people talking about the upcoming presidential race. It seems that no one is actually happy with the presidential choices of the Old Parties. There's a lot of "hold your nose" talk, when it comes to voting this year.

Here's some good news: You don't have to hold your nose. The race is already over in Kentucky.

How I came to the LP

One of the most common questions I'm asked is some variation of, "How did you get involved in the Libertarian Party?"

It's a decent story, I guess. So I'll tell it to you here, so you can save yourself the trouble asking me about the story, if you haven't asked already.

I've always been pretty politically aware. One of my earliest memories is of Mondale being stomped by Reagan (in the Electoral College, anyway).

I was excited about the Republican Revolution in 1994. It was all about returning power back to the states. I liked it. No; I loved it. I was on-board.

Red Star: An open letter to the TEA Parties of Kentucky

From Ken Moellman, former candidate for State Treasurer:

To all those recently denied leadership roles in the Republican Party of Kentucky -

First, I want to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience I have caused you. Your help in 2011 meant a lot to me. I never intended to hurt your political aspirations, and I think that the RPK is foolish to turn away such dedicated and motivated people such as yourselves.

Reflections from the former chairman

We've made some very good progress in the past 4 years.

We put a structure behind the party. Every level of the party now has a defined core structure, which gives defined roles for volunteers who wish to take an official role with the party, at whatever level.

This will help us continue to grow. Rather than have a revolving door of people in a single Executive Committee at the state level, and everyone else in an unknown role, we now have the ability to have defined roles all the way down to the precinct level.

RELEASE: Libertarians elect new leadership at annual convention

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The Libertarian Party of Kentucky elected new leaders at their annual convention in Maysville, Kentucky on Saturday, March 5th.

Eric Cranley, a Boone County resident, is now serving at the party's State Executive Committee Chairman. Cranley had previously served as the Secretary and Treasurer on the State Executive Committee.

Cranley replaces former state chairman Ken Moellman, who did not seek reelection to a third term.

A Fond (Not) Farewell.

Dear Friends,

As my term as vice-chair winds down to a close, I would like to part with some words of reflection and thanks. I have served on the state executive committee for the better part of three years. I am announcing tonight that I will not be pursuing a statewide office at the upcoming convention.

Due to an unfortunate scheduling conflict, I have a prior military obligation that will prevent me from being at the convention. This is regrettable, as I will miss many of you, my friends, at our one annual gathering. If you are going, please visit LPKY.ORG to register.

Libertarianism in the Tea Party era

Some are tempted to abandon the Libertarian Party, and jump on the Republican bandwagon. They see the great hope for the future as the Republicans are influenced by the Tea Party. And I can say that I understand the urge to do so. But with a quick review of history, we can easily see why the Libertarian Party plays a vital role and why it must remain strong and vigilant.

Reponse to the H-L

The Lexington Herald-Leader decided it needed to weigh-in on the proposed smoking ban in Northern Kentucky. It was the pretty typical stuff. So, I punched out a response. (If you want more information, check out www.nkychoice.com) Here is the response.

Different flavors of Tea

My relationship with the various Tea parties in Kentucky has been interesting, to say the least.

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