Letter from Gary Johnson (TX) to LNC below the divider. We’ve also received applications from Chuck Moulton and David Blau. Mr. Johnson previously sent an email with just his bulletin point LP titles resume, which we had also posted as his application for the At Large vacancy at the last meeting; since there was nothing new, I just linked that article from the other application articles. However, he has now sent us this additional statement about his application for Secretary specifically, so I am posting this as a separate article. These three applications are the only ones we actually have so far, although it is rumored that we will get one from Alicia Mattson. We could get more applications from now until January 24. I’ll be on the road and may not be able to help with posting them if we do, but I’ve sent emails to LNC and IPR writers asking them to work together so we give all applicants equal coverage. Here’s what we received from Gary Johnson (TX):
Gary for Secretary: Tanned, Rested, and Ready!
To the National Committee,
The upcoming vote for secretary may seem like deja vu. After running for an at large vacancy, I am running for secretary.
So, why am I running? And why should you vote for me now if you did not vote for me last time?
This election is not the same. This time is different.
This is about more than replacing Ruth Bennett’s vote on the National Committee. This is about more than which faction has more support. This is about a job. That job is the job of national secretary.
Yes, I know what the national secretary does. I did it.
I have been the recording officer of the Party. I performed the duties. During my term I attended all meetings of the National Committee and the national convention. I kept the minutes and records.
I know what reports are required by the Bylaws, the Convention Rules, and the Policy Manual. I prepared them. I conducted LNC roll call votes. I counted national convention ballots. I posted approved minutes and notices. I calculated the apportionment of delegates and alternates from each state and D.C. to the national convention. Been three, done that.
I know all about mail ballots. When I was national secretary, mail ballots were by mail. Not e-mail, mail.
My record speaks for itself.
And I am still doing it. I am the secretary of my state and county parties.
And, by the way: No, my activities at the state and local level will not prevent me from performing the duties of national secretary. When I served as national secretary, I was simultaneously the secretary of my state and county parties, then.
Before I was secretary, I served on the LNC for 4 terms as a regional representative and 2 terms at large. I had perfect attendance for those 15 years. I have more years of experience on the National Committee than all of my opponents, combined.
And I did not just show up at the meetings. I served, for example, on the Advertising and Publications Review Committee, the Ballot Access Committee, and the Mailing List Committee. For a couple of years, I wrote the press releases for the national party and spoke on behalf of the party to reporters and radio talk shows.
This election is not about “stopping” the “enemy” from having a seat at the table. This is not about filling an at-large vacancy. This time really is different. It is about electing the secretary.
Former National Secretary of the Libertarian Party
Gary E. Johnson
2001 Parker Lane, Apt. 134, Austin, Texas 78741
Member since 1981, Member M-000025186
Libertarian National Committee:
* Secretary, 1 term.
* At-Large Member, 2 terms.
* Regional Representative, 4 terms.
* Served on the Advertising and Publications Review Committee, the Ballot Access Committee, and the Mailing List Committee and as Public Relations Manager.
* Delegate, 14 conventions.
* Member, Credentials Committee, several conventions.
* Member, Platform Committee, 1 convention.
* Monthly Donor, Liberty Pledge.
* Life Member.
Libertarian Party of Texas:
* Member, State Executive Committee.
* Delegate, State Convention, 16 conventions.
* Member, State Convention Credentials Committee.
* Newsletter Editor.
* Libertarian of the Year, 1990.
* Candidate of the Year, 1992.
Libertarian Party of Travis County:
* Member, County Executive Committee.
* Newsletter Editor.
Libertarian Party Candidate:
* U.S. Senator.
* U.S. Representative.
* State Senator.
* State Representative.
* Presidential Elector.
* Non-partisan candidate for Mayor, City Council, School Board, and Community College Board.
No conflicts of interest.
I acknowledgment that my travel expenses are my responsibility.