2023 LEC Issues Call to Special Convention, Appoints Reps.

Link to the February 2023 Michigan Libertarian

Michigan – On January 25th 2023 the Libertarian Executive Committee (LEC) issued a Call to Special Convention. The Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM) will hold the convention on April 1st at 9:00 AM. The venue will be VFW Post 2269. 2652 Loon Lake Road. Wixom, MI 48393.

The LEC called the Special Convention in response to two petitions filed on January 3rd, and will include the agenda of a third petition.

Issues to be Addressed at the Special Convention

A group of Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM) members filed the first two on January 3rd.  The membership committee confirmed the signatures on those petitions, and the 2023 LEC acknowledged them at their first meeting held on January 6th.

One petition called for a special convention to fill vacancies. The petitioners enumerated vacancies in both Vice Chair positions and Treasurer. They also called for filling vacancies in the 2nd, 6th, 8th, 13th, and 14th District Representative positions. They also called for filling any other vacancies that may occur prior to or at the convention. The 2023 LEC filled four of those vacancies by appointment at the January 25th meeting, however delegates will be voting on those seats at the convention.

The other one, which they also filed on January 3rd, called for a vote of “no confidence.” Such a vote would serve to  remove Andrew Chadderdon from Chairmanship.

A Triune Call to Special Convention

On January 25th the LEC also moved to include a third petition in the Call to Special Convention. That petition calls for a special convention to address a “motion to appoint an investigatory committee to consider possible misconduct by Dave Canny, Greg Stempfle and Joe Brungardt in the creation of the petition which was ultimately submitted on January 3rd, 2023.”

According to Article VI Conventions Section 3:

The Party shall hold a special convention within 45 days upon the call of the Executive Committee or when petitions are submitted by 10% of the current membership, specifying the purpose for the special convention.

Section 4.2 of that article reads:

The Executive Committee shall issue a call to each state convention to all affiliates no later than 60 days prior to the scheduled date of the state convention, which call shall specify the date and location of the state convention and the number of delegates each affiliate is entitled to select and send to the state convention. Notwithstanding any provision of state law requiring the Executive Committee to set a single date for counties and districts to hold conventions for the selection of delegates, each affiliate may select the date for its respective convention(s), so long as that date is at least 7 days prior to the state convention.

LEC Fills Four District Representative Vacancies

After issuing the Call to Special Convention the LEC appointed four people to fill vacancies in the 6th, 8th, 13th and 14th District Representative positions.

The new officers are:

Each district representative voted immediately upon assuming office.

Link to the February 2023 Michigan Libertarian

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