About

The Santa Clara County Libertarian Party is is the County Affiliate of Libertarian Party of California, which is itself an affiliate of the National Libertarian Party.

The Libertarian Party (LP) was founded in 1971, and is the third largest political party in the United States. The LP seeks to expand personal freedoms, dramatically reduce taxes and government interference in the economy, and avoid meddling in overseas conflicts.

The County Party structure is organized by four elected officers and six elected executive committee chairs.  The terms for elected members run from the end of the Annual Convention meeting and expire at the end of the next Annual Convention meeting.  The main body of voting body consists of our Executive Committee and our Central Committee Members.

Terminology

Central Committee

Following the terminology of election law in California, the main body of voting members of the Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County is called the Central Committee.  Committee membership is defined as meeting all of the following criteria:

  • Is a current dues paying member of the Libertarian Party of California
  • Has designated Santa Clara County Libertarian Party as their County Affiliate
  • Has signed the Non-Aggression Pledge
  • Voter Status is -
    • Not Registered to Vote;
    • Registered to vote as Libertarian; or
    • Registered to vote as “No Party Preference”

Executive Committee

The Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County is managed on an ongoing basis by its Executive Committee, consisting of officers elected annually by the Central Committee.

This includes our four officers: the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer,  and six committee chairs: Activities Chair, Campaigns Chair, Fundraising Chair, Membership Chair, Newsletter Chair, and Publicity Chair.

Judicial Committee

The three-member Judicial Committee hears and rules on appeals of actions of the Executive Committee.

Governing Documents

The Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County is governed by a Constitution, Bylaws, and Meeting Rules.