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State Convention Notes

I'm pleased to report that Hamilton County sent a full delegation to Clarksville, Indiana for this past weekend's annual convention of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. The strength of our county affiliate was evident to the state organization and its leadership.

The top convention news is that Sam Goldstein was elected to a 2-year term as State Chair. Sam is an Indianapolis resident and long-time Libertarian activist, having run for several offices and having previously been the Party's Vice Chair to Mark Rutherford. I have worked together with Sam, when he was Marion County's Chair, and I was the Vice Chair, in 2003-04. I can tell you this: Sam is tenacious and driven. When he gets behind an initiative, it gets done. I'm very excited for some of the fundraising plans he has, and can't wait to see them implemented.

Todd Singer is the outgoing Chair, having served a full 2-year term. Todd's wife is pregnant with their second child, and family concerns obviously come first.

I appreciate the heavy lifting Todd has done behind the scenes to build a very sound foundation to the organization in the very unsexy, and therefore sometimes not emphasized, areas of business organization, database management, and membership retention. These are not the sort of things that make news, or sometimes are even apparent, but will be showing up in useful ways like the number of candidates we run, and the financial support Sam is going to be able to generate because of the groundwork laid by Todd.

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