Dear Libertarian Party of California Central Committee Members,
Thank you for the opportunity to be the Chair of the Libertarian Party of California this past year. It’s been an exciting year and we’ve accomplished so much but there’s much more that still needs to be done! Although I’ve been an active Libertarian and Activist for decades I am still fairly new to the state party and when I was elected Chair at the 2018 Convention I realized there was a lot that needed to be done that had been neglected for far too long so my first priority was to start putting processes in place as well as insuring that we develop a system for institutional memory so we don’t have to keep reinventing the wheel year after year. I also learned that I had a lot to learn in terms of being the Chair of a party of individuals!
The Truth about being Chair:
Over the past year I’ve learned that being Chair has less to do with what I WANT, but instead how to get others activated and involved. The most important thing I’ve learned is the meaning of what Nicholas Sarwark has said many times, the Chair is the least important person in the room. We are an all-volunteer organization so the Chair needs to be able to listen and see what the volunteers, members and activists are interested in and then give them the ability to be involved in the things that interest them most. The Chair needs to insure that during meetings all members have a voice no matter if I agree with them or not; the Chair’s opinion isn’t something that can be voiced. I can discuss the direction I think the organization should go, but not make demands that things go the way I feel is best.
I look forward to seeing you all next month at the convention and I hope that I’ve earned your vote for another term as Chair!