The 2020 LPM Nominating Convention will be in Gaylord.

2020 Libertarian Party of Michigan Summer Call to Convention

By Greg Stempfle, Chair

Link to the July 2020 Michigan Libertarian

Libertarians from across Michigan will assemble for their 2020 Candidate Nominating Convention on Saturday, July 18 starting at 9:00 A.M. We will be gathering at the Treetops Resort, 3962 Wilkinson Rd, Gaylord, Michigan 49735. Everyone is welcome to attend! You may register for it here.

Convention Business Session – Free to LPM Members

The main purpose of this convention will be the nomination of Libertarian candidates for the 2020 general election ballot. Offices on the ballot include; US Senate, Congress, State House, Justice of the Supreme Court, State Board of Education, Michigan State University Board of Trustees, University of Michigan Board of Regents, Wayne State University Board of Governors, and delegates to the Electoral College. County, township, and village candidates may also be nominated. Candidate paperwork and a public notary will be available there.

Delegates will also get the opportunity to make changes to the LPM platform, hear reports from current state party officers, and hold caucuses to select Congressional district representatives to fill any vacancies on the state executive committee.

How to Become a Voting Delegate or Alternate to this 2020 Convention

You must be selected as a state convention delegate or alternate by a local affiliate or unaffiliated regional caucus and be a Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM) member in order to vote at the convention. Note that if you have never been a member of the LPM, you must join at least 30 days prior to the convention (by June 18) to serve as a state convention delegate or alternate. Past LPM members whose memberships have lapsed or current national members, may pay $25 to renew their LPM membership as late as the same day.  You may join or renew membership at

Affiliates set their own caucus dates, which must take place before July 11, so check with your local affiliate for date, time and place of the caucus. Members living in counties without an affiliate may take part in regional video-conference caucuses which will be June 25. Here is a current list of LPM affiliate caucus dates and locations.

Delegates must also register for the 2020 convention, in addition to being selected by an affiliate, even if only attending the free business session.

LibertyFest Luncheon

The LPM’s annual LibertyFest Awards, which were originally scheduled to be given at the postponed March 14 state convention, will instead be given during the luncheon at this state convention. We will present Defender of Liberty awards to our 2019 Spokesperson for Liberty, Promoter of Liberty and Producer of Liberty.

Southwest Buffet $35


  • Santa Fe Chicken Tortilla Soup with Tri-color tortilla strips
  • Mexican Taco Salad with your choice of toppings including ground beef, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, shredded lettuce and tortilla chips
  • Marinated Jicama and Orange salad with a paprika lime oil


  • Grilled Achiote Marinated Chicken breast with Ancho Chile glaze
  • Crisp Walleye fillet with Red Pepper remoulade
  • Beef medallions with Red Pepper remoulade
  • Corn and Black Bean Quesadillas


  • Cumin Roasted Vegetables
  • Refried Beans
  • Seasoned Potato Wedges
  • Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Flour and Corn Tortillas


  • Cinnamon Sugar Sopapillas with Honey Exotic Fruit Salad

Evening Convention Banquet

Following the end of convention business, the the LPM will be holding an evening banquet with a DJ and karaoke open mic.

Little Italy Buffet $45


  • Hearty Minestrone Soup
  • Mediterranean Chicken Salad
  • Caesar Salad with Parmesan cheese and garlic croutons Spinach Pancetta Salad


  • Oak grilled medallions of beef with shiitake mushrooms, glazed shallots & red wine sauce
  • Grilled salmon with sun-dried tomato cream sauce
  • Wild mushroom ravioli with a lemon thyme sauce


  • Roasted garlic Potatoes
  • Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
  • Assorted Rolls with whipped butter


  • Tiramisu and Fresh Cannoli’s

Note: These events may need to be held outside in a tent due to social distancing requirements. This is only a precaution in case restrictions are in place. Indoor rooms are large enough for attendees to maintain six feet distance between one another.

Convention Reservations

To register for the convention, visit the convention registration page. Pricing is as follows:

  • Convention Package (includes lunch, banquet, hard copy of convention packet) $80.00
  • Banquet only $45.00
  • Lunch only: $35.00
  • Hard copy of convention packet $10.00
  • Vendor table $20.00
  • Registration for business session: FREE

Even if you are attending only the free business sessions, please sign up so we can have your credentials printed and ready.
Also, PLEASE make sure your membership is up to date before arriving at the convention! You may experience delays if you register at the convention. You can renew you membership at

Our deadline for meal reservations is 7/11/20, so click here to sign up online today, or mail your registration check to Libertarian Party of Michigan, PO Box 27065, Lansing, MI 48909.


A block of hotel rooms at Treetops has been reserved for those attending the state convention. The cost per night will be $119 plus tax. To get rooms at this reduced rate you must call them and mention the “Libertarian Party.” You may reserve your room here:


Contact 2020 LPM Convention Chair Dana Carver at
Link to the July 2020 Michigan Libertarian

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