October 2019
Volume 48:10

In This Issue:

Thank you for all of the articles. Keep them coming with careful attention to our guidelines. We are now on a monthly publication schedule. Articles for the next issue of the Michigan Libertarian must be submitted to, and no later than the 20th of each month. This allows for publication on the first of each month.
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Resolution Condemns War On Flavor

By Scotty Boman, Editor

Cadillac, MI - The Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Michigan voted in support of the following resolution regarding Governor Whitmer's flavor ban at their meeting on Sunday September eighth: 

Whereas, The Libertarian Party of Michigan believes in the bodily autonomy of individuals, and therefore rejects the power of the state to interfere in the lives and activities of peaceful people,

Whereas, cars, sugar, alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, and non-flavored vaping products are still legal, we, The Libertarian Party of Michigan, contest the ban on flavored e-cigarette products.

We further assert, history has shown prohibition does not work, and the pretext of a public health emergency promotes ever increasing State power,

Additionally, legislating by executive order is a direct violation of the separation of powers, and a violation of the due process to which all are entitled.

Let It Be Resolved, That the ban on flavored e-cigarette products is not only a needless endeavor, but a clear violation of the individual rights of the people of Michigan, and should be overturned, posthaste.


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In 2020 Be a Libertarian Candidate

By Jamie Lewis, Political Director


The 2020 elections are quickly approaching! If you have not given thought to being a candidate as of yet, I hope you will consider it. There will literally be thousands of positions up for election and the more people we have on the ballot the more visible our party will be to voters.

What office should you run for in 2020?

The answer to that will depend on the amount of time, effort and money you want to put into a campaign as well as what your individual goals for running are.


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Officers & Staff

General Contact: Libertarian Party of Michigan: PO Box 27065, Lansing, MI 48909; Phone: 888.FREE.NOW. 

Chair: Greg Stempfle. 
First Vice Chair: Ben Boren. 
Second Vice Chair: Jamie Lewis 
Secretary: Wendi Parker. 
Treasurer: Norman Peterson. 
District 1 Rep: Dana Carver. 
District 2 Rep: Patty Malowney. 
District 3 Rep: Nathan Hewer. 
District 4 Rep: Vacant. Read about it 
District 5 Rep: Benjamin Dryke. 
District 6 Rep: Antonio Smith. 
District 7 Rep: Jason Rees. 
District 8 Rep: Jeff Wood. 
District 9 Rep: Mike Saliba. 
District 10 Rep: Catherine Filus. 
District 11 Rep: Jerry Bloom. 
District 12 Rep: Lawrence W. Johnson. 
District 13 Rep: Jeremy Morgan. 
District 14 Rep: Tim Yow. 


Judicial Committee Members

Kerry Morgan. 
Ken Proctor. 
Katie Nepton. 


Webmaster: In Transition. 
Newsletter Editor: Scotty Boman. 
Deputy Editors: Norman Peterson & Mary Buzuma. 
Ciculation Director: Catherine Filus.Catherine Filus 

Affiliate Contacts

Capital Area: Luke Sciberras, Chair. 248-302-1064, 
Genesee County: Chair Alex Cooper, 
Huron-Raisin: James Hudler, (734) 475-9792, 
Jackson-Hillsdale: Norman Peterson, (269) 330-2980 
Livingston County: James Weeks II, (810) 422-8769, 
Macomb County: Mike Saliba, 
Mid-Michigan: Tim Yow. 
Northeast-Lower: Zach Boyle, 989-255-4521, 
Northern Lower: Dana Carver, 
Northwest Michigan: Donna Gundle-Krieg. 
Oakland County: Connor Nepomuceno, or Vice Chair Ben Carr at 248-919-8152 
Southwest Michigan: Jason Brandenburg. 
Straits Area: Chair Andy Evans, (231) 625-8403, . 
Wayne County: Scotty Boman, (313) 247-2052, 
West Michigan: Jake Andrews. (269) 967-4071, Email Jamie Lewis at


Upcoming Events

October 2, 2019 - Huron-Raisin Social Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill; 2122 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
For more information, contact James Hudler at 734-475-9792 or email

October 3, 2019 - Livingston County Michigan Libertarians Business meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The meetings have two parts:

  1. Meet and greet: Catch up with each other at 7 while we order food and introduce any visitors.
  2. Guest Speaker / Miscellaneous: If we have something going on that requires discussion before the business meeting, we talk about it. Occasionally, we will have a guest speaker.
The other meeting we have every month is the business meeting. At this meeting, usually held at our Secretary's home in Howell, the officers and volunteers discuss affiliate business. The membership is welcome to attend these meetings, which are announced at the prior week's social meeting.
Cleary's Pub, 117 E Grand River Ave. Howell, MI 48843
For more information, contact James Weeks II at 810.422.8769 or email


October 8, 2019 - Libertarian Party of West Michigan (LPWM) Monthly Membership meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The LPWM will meet at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2720 44th Street S.W., Wyoming, MI 49519. 
More details are posted on the Libertarian Party of West Michigan Facebook Page, or link to the event page. For more information, please contact Jamie Lewis at

October 9, 2019 - Libertarians of Macomb County Monthly meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ike's Restaurant, 38550 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights
For more information, contact Mike Saliba at

October 9, 2019 - Libertarian Party of Wayne County business meeting, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The new venue and day for business meetings is on the second Wednesday of each month at Leon's Family Dining. 23830 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124. Phone: (313) 563-3713
For more information, contact Scotty Boman at (313) 247-2052 or email

October 13, 2019 - Straits Area Business Meeting, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Thirsty Sturgeon, 11900 Scott Rd, Wolverine, MI 49799
For more information, contact Chair Andy Evans, (231) 625-8403, .

October 16, 2019 - Northwest Michigan affiliate monthly business meeting, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The house of Phil Lindsay. 7905 Hilleys Rd SW. South Boardman, MI 49680.
Contact Donna, the affiliate chair, or Ben Boren, affiliate vice chair for details.
The officers will conduct a business meeting every 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please see the Events Page for more information.
Business meetings will focus on the group's goals of electing political candidates and conducting outreach and educational activities. Anyone is welcome!
The monthly meeting will be also be held electronically as well. For more information, please contact Donna Gundle-Krieg at

October 16, 2019 - Jackson-Hillsdale Libertarian Party monthly meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speaker - Mr. Jeromy Alexander, candidate for Mayor of the City of Jackson.
Steve's Ranch Restaurant, 311 W. Louis Glick Hwy. Jackson, MI 49201
We encourage Teachers, Politicians and Public Officials to attend this meeting. IT'S YOUR TAX MONEY! For more information contact Norman Peterson (269) 330-2980. JHLP Website:

October 16, 2019 - The Libertarian Party of Oakland County monthly meeting, Dinner at 6:30 PM, meeting at 7:30 PM.
Rusty Bucket. 30450 Telegraph Rd, Bingham Farms, MI 48025. For more information contact Connor Nepomuceno, or Vice Chair Ben Carr at 248-919-8152

October 20, 2019 - Capital Area monthly business meeting, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Harper's Restaurant and Brew Pub. 131 Albert Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823.
Contact Luke Sciberras at 248-302-1064 or email to confirm location.
Times and locations may very from month to month.

October 23, 2019 - Libertarian Party of Wayne County general meeting, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Regular business meetings have been moved to the second Wednesday of the month. However we will now have a general meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Livonia Elks at 31117 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI 48150. Directions: south side of Plymouth, just a short distance east of Merriman. Park in the back; enter through rear entrance. - Walk straight ahead through the vestibule, lobby area, and then turn down the hallway to the right. Walk down about 50' or so, and turn left into the short hallway; pass the couple of restrooms - and there we are!
There may be additional changes in the future, so please call ahead for future meetings.
For more information, contact Scotty Boman at (313) 247-2052 or email

October 23, 2019 - Libertarian Party of West Michigan (LPWM) Video Conference - Business Meeting, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Executive Committee holds a business meeting every month by video conference. If you would like to be a part of it, please contact Jamie Lewis at to get a log in.


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