July News Briefs & Announcements

July News Briefs & Announcements

Dana Carver Escorts Float (Cannabis Wagon) at Greatest Fourth in the North. Phto by Kristy

Dana Carver Escorts Float (Cannabis Wagon) at Greatest Fourth in the North. Photo by Kristy

By Scotty Boman, Editor

Link to the August Michigan Libertarian

Tim Yow Files As Write-In Candidate For Libertarian Primary

Editor’s note: This article concerns a candidate seeking the Libertarian Party nomination through the primary system. The Michigan Libertarian provides fair coverage of any Libertarian Party of Michigan member who is seeking the nomination through this process without endorsing one candidate over another, or the candidate’s views.

Vice Chair Tim Yow at the 2018 "I'm That Libertarian" Convention.

Vice Chair Tim Yow at the 2018 “I’m That Libertarian” Convention.

Detroit, MI – The Libertarian Party of Michigan’s First Vice Chair, Tim Yow, has filled a Declaration of Intent to run for United States Senator in the Libertarian Primary.  To win the primary, and be listed on the general election ballot, he must receive the greater of  0.15% of Michigan’s total population (9,883,640 based on the 2010 Census) , or 5% of the highest number of statewide votes for a listed candidate in the LPM primary.  This effectively means he will need at least 14,825 write-in votes.

According to Yow, “I’m expecting to get confirmation that it [Declaration of Intent] was received and accepted on Monday.  I filed as Tim Yow, but Timothy Yow will be accepted.”

Tim is an entrepreneur residing in Metro Detroit. He launched YowSeo Online Marketing in 2012. He is also the creator of LibertyBusinessDatabase.com, a nation-wide directory of libertarian-owned businesses. He is on the Board of Directors of the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as the Communications Director for the Libertarian Party of Oakland County. He became a Libertarian due to his desire to see an end to debilitating business regulations and laws that create criminals where there are no victims.


“Cannabis Wagon” Returns To “The Biggest Little 4th In The North”

Girls Ridding Cannabis Wagon

Girls Ridding Cannabis Wagon

Onaway, MI – Dana Carver and Walker once again took the “Cannabis Wagon” to the “Biggest Little 4th In The North” in Onaway. The event is the community’s Independence Day Parade.  Other members of the Straits Area Libertarian Party were also involved.

Carver thanked those who helped on Facebook:

“Thank you to all my helpers: Carrie Lane, Alina Bond, My ol’ man, and the kids….love you all. Thank you, Andy Evans, for getting that awesome party banner. Thank the gods

Driver's side of the "Cannabis Wagon" End Cannabis Prohibition

Driver’s side of the “Cannabis Wagon” End Cannabis Prohibition

we did not die of heat stroke.
I am not sure it has ever been this hot on the 4th EVER.
BTW….I got them to say ‘more freedom, less government’ and ‘taxation is theft’ at all three announcement points! Woot, woot!  Biggest 4th in the North, don’ cha know!”

Driver's side reads, "No Jail For A Plant"

Driver’s side reads, “No Jail For A Plant”


Macomb County Affiliate To Have County Convention On Different Date Then Regular Meeting

Sterling Heights, MI – The Macomb County Affiliate has changed the date of their meeting in the month of August in order to comply with new State and Party guidelines regarding county conventions. The Convention will be on August 16th. As with other county conventions, they will select delegates to the Libertarian Party of Michigan Fall Convention (To be held on August 25th in Romulus Michigan).

Their convention will be at Ike’s Restaurant, 38550 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights, MI.  Their meetings are usually on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM.


Greg Creswell Endorsed By CTV-PAC, Featured On “Detroit Is Different”

Gregory Creswell on "Detroit Is Different"

Gregory Creswell on “Detroit Is Different”

Detroit, MI – State Representative Candidate (Dist. 1), Greg Creswell, has been endorsed by the Citizens for Traditional Values Public Action Committee (CTV-PAC).  The endorsement is a “Primary Endorsement,” meaning it would not have been available prior to the Libertarian Party of Michigan achieving primary ballot status.  He was the only candidate for his district receiving their endorsement.

Creswell was featured on the “Detroit Is Different” online publication.

Editor’s note: This article concerns a candidate seeking the Libertarian Party nomination through the primary system. The Michigan Libertarian provides fair coverage of any Libertarian Party of Michigan member who is seeking the nomination through this process without endorsing one candidate over another, or the candidate’s views. Neither does the Michigan Libertarian necessarily endorse the views of the Citizens for Traditional Values PAC.


Wayne County Affiliate To Have County Convention In Addition To Regular Meeting

Detroit, MI – The Wayne County Affiliate has scheduled a second meeting in the month of August in order to comply with new State and Party guidelines regarding county conventions.   The Convention will be on August 17th As with other county conventions, they will select delegates to the Libertarian Party of Michigan Fall Convention (To be held on August 25th in Romulus Michigan).

Check-in will be at 6:30 PM followed by business from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. They will meet at Tijuana Mexican Kitchen (West of Southfield Rd.). 18950 Ford Rd. Detroit, MI 48228. Members wishing to participate electronically may contact Wayne County Chair, Scotty Boman, directly to arrange access.


Scotty Boman Leads Detroit Effort To Stop Charter Revision

Detroit, MI – Detroit activist Scotty Boman has been leading an effort to prevent revision of the city’s charter.  He has made multiple radio and TV appearances as the founder of Detroit Residents Advancing Civilian Oversight (D.R.AC.O). In the most recent appearances he has stated that civilian oversight of the Detroit Police Department would be in jeopardy if the charter revision passed.   Appearances include The Robert Ficano Show and the Bankole Thompson show on 910 AM Superstation, as well as a recent appearance on the WHPR show, Feedback.

After receiving over 39% of the vote in his run for Police Commissioner in 2017, Boman formed (D.R.AC.O.) .  On the group’s website he says, “While campaigning door to door, I found that Detroiters were terribly misinformed on the role of the Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC). I founded DRACO to fix that.”

Boman has said, “The most important ballot item has received the least attention,”  in reference to the charter revision which appears as “Proposal R” on the Detroit August 7th primary ballot.

Scotty Boman on the WHPR program "Feedback"

Scotty Boman on the WHPR program “Feedback”. From left to right: Commissioner William Davis, Host Theo Broughton, DRACO Founder Scotty Boman

Link to the August Michigan Libertarian

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