Saturday, 9 November 2013
Attendance: the Credentials Committee consisted of: Robert Glaser; Eric Blitz; and Tony Spezio. It validated that 18 Central Committee members were in attendance for the meeting. One proxy was represented. The Central Committee rolls consist of 33 members.
Minutes: The minutes of the 27 July 2013 Central Committee meeting were accepted as submitted.
Treasurer’s report: Michael Linder reported that there is little change in the treasury since the picnic meeting; we have about $600 in the federal and $3600 in the general accounts. The report was accepted.
Chair’s Report: Bob Johnston thanks the Simms for hosting the meeting; reports that we have 82 members to date and 12,836 registered voters – up 50% in three years. The LPVA gubernatorial candidate got 6.5% and lots of attention. Maryland candidates must file intent papers at the BoE by 2/25/2014 to run next year.
Scott Spencer/Arvin Vohra, LNC/alternate reps: no meeting since our picnic meeting, not a lot of action. Next meeting is first weekend in December in Dallas.
Nominations of Candidates for Statewide Office: Shawn Quinn was nominated for Governor and Lorenzo Gaztañaga was nominated for Lt. Governor. They both spoke. It was agreed to nominate the two offices as a slate. The ticket was approved unanimously by voice vote.
Scott Soffen for U.S. House 7: said this time he would be more than a paper candidate; goal is to promote the LP. Vote: 11 FOR, 6 NAY; nominated.
Arvin Vohra for U.S. House 4: The nomination was approved unanimously by voice vote.
Announcements: Eric Blitz noted that there is an open volunteer working group for campaigns; either the group will work together or send volunteers to the campaigns. He also anticipated a bigger Program Committee meeting next year, contact him to participate. Robert Glaser has forms with him for MdLP license plates, and MdLP caps for sale.
Adjournment: the meeting adjourned at 2:54 pm.
–Robert E. Glaser