Raleigh, 3 April 2018—The Wake County Libertarian Party will host their annual convention in Raleigh Wednesday night at which WakeLP chair David Ulmer and former US Senate candidate Sean Haugh will be the headline speakers with several 2018 Libertarian candidates also expected to appear.
- Where: Oak & Dagger, 1620 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
- When: Wednesday, April 4th…the party starts at 7pm with formal convention events scheduled to run for an hour starting at 7:30pm; candidates will be available for interviews anytime
- What: Cash bar (beer and wine); admission and (while supplies last) finger food are free
- Who: Candidates expected to be present
- Court of Appeals—Michael Monaco
- US House 2—Jeff Matemu
- US House 4—Barbara Howe
- NC Senate 14—Richard Haygood
- NC Senate 15—Brian Lewis
- NC Senate 16—Brian Irving
- NC Senate 17—Bruce Basson
- NC Senate 18—Brad Hessel
- NC House 11—Travis Groo
- NC House 34—Cap Hayes
- NC House 35—Michael Nelson
- NC House 36—Robyn Pegram
- NC House 38—Bobby Yates Emory
- NC House 40—David Ulmer
- NC House 41—Liam Leaver
- NC House 49—Jonathan Horst
Ulmer will speak to the state of the party and Haugh will deliver the keynote address during the course of the convention’s official business. Directly following adjournment, a 15-minute “Open Mic” event will be conducted, during which any party member is invited to speak on any topic for up to two minutes. Some candidates are likely to take advantage of that opportunity to briefly address the crowd.
“We have the most Libertarians on the ballot ever in Wake County in 2018,” stated Ulmer, “and they are focused on approaches to the economy, to education, and to health care that could significantly improve life in North Carolina. Plus we just closed our best fund-raising quarter in WakeLP history…and we’re using our money to ensure all our candidates are well-equipped with the tools they need to communicate their programs. Every voter in the county will have real choices in November.
“If things go the way we hope, we’ll have a lot to celebrate this Fall. So we figured we should practice partying now to be sure we’ll be adequately prepared,” he concluded.