August 2019
Volume 48:08

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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Conventions 2020: LPM Seeks Volunteers to Plan Pair of State Conventions

By Greg Stempfle, Chair

Do you have experience planning public events? Are you interested in helping the Libertarian Party of Michigan (LPM) make a significant impact on the 2020 elections? If so, the LPM is looking volunteers to help plan our state conventions next year.

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NWMLP BBQ, Meet & Greet in Cadillac Sept. 8

By Donna Gundle-Krieg, NWMLP Chair


Cadillac, MI - Liberty lovers across Michigan: save the date for this family friendly event in beautiful Northwest Michigan!

All are welcome to join the Northwest Michigan Libertarians (NWMLP) for an end of summer barbecue and Meet and Greet.

Bring the kids to swim and play while you meet local, state, and national candidates hoping to run as Libertarians in 2020, including Presidential candidate Kim Ruff. You will also have the opportunity to meet local party leaders.

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Libertarian Schools Police Oversight Group on the Law


Detroit, MI - Scotty Boman and members of Detroit Residents Advancing Civilian Oversight (DRACO) have had a difficult time getting Detroit's Board of Police Commissioners to comply with the law.

On Thursday July 18th Boman was illegally denied admittance to the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners meeting; they insisted that he show a photo ID to enter. According to Boman, "The Detroit Board of Police Commissioners has been violating the open meetings act at every meeting it has held in the DPD Headquarters." According to the Michigan Open Meetings Act 267 of 1976. Section 15.263. Sec. 3. (4):

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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 
Secretary: Wendi Parker. 
Treasurer: Norman Peterson. 
District 1 Rep: Dana Carver. 
District 2 Rep: Patty Malowney. 
District 3 Rep: Nathan Hewer. 
District 4 Rep: Brian Ludwig. 
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



Webmaster: In Transition. 
Newsletter Editor: Scotty Boman. 
Deputy Editors: Norman Peterson & Mary Buzuma. 
Circulation 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: Greg Stempfle, (313) 929-1789, 
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.


Upcoming Events

Some events are also posted by their hosts at the site. It is recommended that you contact an officer for an affiliate or check the Website (or Facebook page) associated with the meeting host (if they have one) before arriving at a meeting. Some meetings can get canceled, or locations can change with short notice. Contact information connected to most events can be found by expanding the item on the "Agenda view" of the Events page of our website.

August 1, 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


August 4, 2019 - Straits Area Business Meeting, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Cabin Bar, 20648 State St, Onaway, MI, 49765
For more information, contact Chair Andy Evans, (231) 625-8403, .

August 6, 2019 - Southwest Michigan Libertarian Party (SWMLP) Monthly Membership meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The SWMLP will meet at The Crew Family Restaurant, 3810 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001.
For more information, contact Jason Brandenburg at

August 7, 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

August 8, 2019 - BBQ, Meet & Greet, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kenwood Heritage Park, 2506 North Blvd, Cadillac, MI 49601. We hope for the biggest pavilion which is across the street from the beach. It is near the restrooms, playground, and grills.
Contact Donna, the affiliate chair, or Ben Boren, affiliate vice chair for details.
Bring the kids to swim and play while you meet local, state, and national candidates hoping to run as Libertarians in 2020, including Presidential candidate Kim Ruff. You will also have the opportunity to meet local party leaders. 

August 13, 2019 - Northwest Michigan affiliate monthly business meeting, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The house off Outreach Director Ben Schulz, 120 E Wexford Avenue in Buckley, Michigan.
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

August 13, 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. Our guest speaker will speak on Cryptocurrency: What is it? How does it work?.
More details are posted on the Libertarian Party of West Michigan Facebook Pagehttps:/ For more information, please contact Jamie Lewis at

August 14, 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

August 14, 2019 - Libertarian Party of Wayne County business meeting, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The new venue and day for business meetings will be on the second Wednesday of each month at Leon's Family Dining. 23830 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124. Phone: (313) 563-3713
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

August 21, 2019 - Jackson-Hillsdale Libertarian Party monthly meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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:

August 21, 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 Greg Stempfle, (313) 929-1789,

August 18, 2019 - Capital Area monthly business meeting is cancelled for August. CALP members voted to skip their meeting in August, but will resume third Sunday at 6pm at Harper's in September. .

August 28, 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

September 8, 2019 - Straits AreaTentative They are starting to plan a Gas Tax Protest in Mackinaw City - during the Bridge Walk on September 2nd (Labor Day) The timeframe would be 6:00 am until Noon. Not confirmed. 

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