Raleigh, NC March 2, 2017—The Wake County Libertarian Party held their annual convention at the Oak & Dagger Public House last night and elected David Ulmer as chair for the 2017-19 term of office.
“If I get the chair position, we will be active. You will be led,” stated Ulmer in accepting his nomination. “I will do something. You will disagree with some of it, and you will not be happy with me sometimes, but it is because there is a lot of doing going on. I know I come at people like a sledgehammer sometimes, but again, I’m trying to get something done. I am excited about this; I want to achieve things; I want to set goals; I want to get out and reach people…. You know if you want something done, I will do it. So that’s my pitch, that is me.”Read more
The Wake County Libertarian Party announced today their decision to move the site of their weekly Wednesday meetups to the three-month-old Oak & Dagger Public House at Seaboard Station in Raleigh.
“We’ve been actively looking for a new ‘unofficial HQ’ for several months,” stated WakeLP Chair Brian Lewis. “We wanted a place flexible enough to host both our informal meetups and special events when we have a guest speaker, and we wanted to be closer to downtown, but also have convenient parking. And we needed a place that could accommodate our growth, as average attendance at our meetups was up 75% in 2016. Oak & Dagger checks all those boxes.”
The changes to the makeup of the state and county boards of elections proposed by the Republicans is just another attempt to consolidate their stranglehold on the electoral system, the state Libertarian Party chair said in a statement today.
“Don’t be fooled. Calling this a bipartisan board is a smokescreen to hide the fact that this proposal is designed to shut-out the fastest growing segment of registered voters – independents and alternative parties,” said Brian Irving.