The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin will be holding its annual convention on Saturday March 21st beginning at 9 AM at the Doubletree by Hilton in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The convention will feature a presidential candidate forum which currently includes former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, former MI 8th District Congressional Candidate Brian Ellison, and party pariah Arvin Vorha. The convention attendees will also be selecting delegates to the national convention being held May 21-25 in Austin Texas.
“It’s another exciting election and opportunity for Libertarians to step forward and support a different direction,” says Libertarian State Party Chair Matt Bughman, a detective with the Milwaukee Police Department. “We are clearly drawing new names from inside and outside the party and that is always exciting.”
The morning session will feature the business meeting and elections of the state’s delegation to the national convention where the national party will nominate a candidate to represent the party in the 2020 presidential election. In 2016 the party narrowly nominated former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts Government Bill Weld. Currently there are 60 candidates registered with the Federal Elections Commission as Libertarian candidates seeking the nomination.
“We matter in the conversation and we make an impact on the nation in every election,” says Robert Burke, the 2014 Libertarian candidate for Governor in Wisconsin and the 2018 Delegate Chair.” We change conversations and say what the other candidates won’t: government is out of control and we offer the largest platform to express that in the world.”
The afternoon session will feature a variety of proposition and the evening dinner will feature a candidate Q&A session as well as awards to libertarian influencers and activists from the past year.
The link to tickets can be found on the state party website at LPWI.org or are available at the door.