Friday, April 28, 2017

Running for Vice Chair, Secretary, Platform Committee, or Credentials Committee?

Running for Party Office?

We will be holding elections for Vice Chair, Secretary, Platform Committee Representative, and Credentials Committee Representative at our special state convention next Saturday, May 6th, from noon to 5pm at the Meadowdale Library in Chesterfield County.

If you are seeking election to one of those party offices and would like information about your candidacy sent to the membership in advance, please send an email to including your name, a ~200 word statement about your qualifications and goals, and how members can contact you for more information. 

Deadline is Sunday, April 30, to be included in the voters guide email to be sent Monday, May 1.

Job descriptions and requirements for each position are below.

Vice Chair

The Vice Chair shall chair meetings of the State Central Committee and all Party conventions in the absence of the Chair. Should the office of Chair become vacant for any reason, the Vice Chair shall assume the Chair.

The Vice Chair shall also carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the State Central Committee.


The Secretary shall take and distribute minutes of all State Central Committee meetings and of all Party conventions.

In addition, the Secretary shall be responsible for official Party correspondence as required and for insuring the accuracy and completeness of all Party membership and mailing lists.

The Secretary shall also carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the State Central Committee.

The Secretary's nonvoting responsibilities shall continue beyond the Convention at which their replacement is elected for such duration as determined by the SCC solely in order to complete and present the Minutes of the Convention, the revised Constitution and Bylaws, and the revised Platform of the Libertarian Party of Virginia.

See page 8 of the LPVA Governing Documents for a complete job description.

National Platform Committee Representative

The Platform Committee Representative will represent Virginia on the 20-member Platform Committee and help draft proposed changes to the Libertarian Party Platform

The Platform Committee typically has at least one in-person meeting several months in advance of the national convention and then a final meeting on the day before the national convention begins. The national convention will be July 1-3, 2018, in New Orleans.

Committee members are expected to invest an appreciable amount of their time into doing their jobs. 

Travel to the 2018 national convention and any pre-convention in-person meetings is a mandatory requirement for this position. Any travel costs incurred will be at personal expense.

National Credentials Committee Representative

Credentials Committee members gather and verify delegate data in the months leading up to the national convention, and then are expected to work onsite throughout the national convention, to be held July 1-3, 2018, in New Orleans. 

Travel to the 2018 national convention is a mandatory requirement for this position. Any travel costs incurred will be at personal expense.

See you next Saturday, May 6th!

Have you preregistered for the convention and (if necessary) renewed your membership so that you can vote on party business?

If not, please do so now: 2017 Convention Registration

See you there!

In Liberty,
Jackie Mason
Secretary, Libertarian Party of Virginia

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