2016 LPKS Nominating Convention


The Libertarian Party of Kansas nominates our candidates for public office for the 2016 elections (as a minor party we still use the convention rather than the primary process) we will have some other party business as well, including electing some officers in the new rotation.  The 3 officer positions to be elected will be the State Chair, 1st District Coordinator & the 3rd District Coordinator.

The convention is open to all, however, only those registered to vote as a Libertarian in the state of Kansas may vote at the convention.



Featured Speaker will be Julie Borowski - Website: Julie Borowski
Julie Borowski is a Policy Analyst at FreedomWorks, an organization dedicated to lower taxes, less government, and more freedom. She also runs an independent YouTube channel where she gives her opinions on current events in an entertaining manner. Her writings have been published in numerous newspapers and online outlets, including Townhall, Daily Caller, Washington Examiner, and Red State. She has appeared on the Stossel show with John Stossel and the Independents on Fox Business News. She has spoken at conferences such as the Liberty Political Action Conference, International Students for Liberty Conference, LibertyForum, Smart Girl Politics Summit, and more. She won the CPAC’s Blogbash Video of the Year in 2014. Julie has volunteered for political candidates in Kentucky and in her home state of Maryland. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Frostburg State University in May 2010 where she studied political science, economics and international studies. She is now located in Washington, D.C.

Also speaking will be Mark Rutherford - facebook page: Mark Rutherford

  • Shareholder attorney, Thrasher Buschmann & Voelkel, P.C., Indianapolis, Indiana.  Practice business law including representation of entrepreneurs, litigation, general counsel needs and white collar defense.  
  • Preparatory education, Wabash College (B.A., 1982); legal education, Valparaiso University (J.D., 1986). 
  • Chairman, Libertarian National Campaign Committee, 2012-present; 
  • Vice Chairman, Libertarian National Committee (Libertarian Party), 2010-12; Chairman, 
  • Libertarian Party of Indiana, 2000-07; 
  • Member of the Libertarian National Committee, 2001-06, 2010-12;  
  • Board of Directors, Advocates for Self Government, Inc., 2009-present; 
  • Chairman, Indiana Public Defender Commission, 2007-present. 

Available Lodging

Country Inn & Suites, 2760 S 9th St, Salina KS 67401
Special rate for Friday & Saturday night - $89 King or Double Queen.
Call (785) 827-1271,
promo code LPKS2016.


Friday evening  7 PM to 9 PM

No-Host Evening Social

Heart of Dixie Restaurant,
109 N Santa Fe, Salina KS  

Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

LPKS Business Meeting

Kansas Wesleyan University
Hauptli Student Activity Center,
100 E Claflin, Salina KS 67401

Lunch - On-Site & provided by the Libertarian Party of Saline County

Saturday 7:00-9:00 PM

After Convention Dinner / Social

Martinelli’s Little Italy
158 S Santa Fe, Salina KS 67401

***  Dinner Optional and on each of us responsible for our own meal

Saturday 8:30-10:00 PM


Country Inn & Suites
2760 S 9th St, Salina KS 67401


Convention Schedule / Agenda     **  Subject to Change


8:30 am - Registration/ Check-in table opens

Morning Session

** Open to public, however, convention credentials required to participate or vote.

  • 9:00 am - Welcome and opening remarks **Rob Hodgkinson, KSLP Chair

  • 9:10 am – Revised constitution & Bylaws approved/recommended by the EXCOM vote (available for review here)

  • 9:30 am – Nomination of Kansas candidates

  • 10:25 am – Officer elections (three officers)  First District, Third District, Chair

  • 10:40 am – BREAK

  • 10:50 am - Guest speaker: Mark Rutherford – topic: How to Win Elections and Replace Officeholders with Poor or No Standards with Libertarians with High Standards of Liberty and Freedom

  • 11:45 am – LPKS Awards & Morning wrap  -  Rob Hodgkinson

  • 12:00 – 1:30 PM  LUNCH – provided/sponsored by the Libertarians of Saline County

Afternoon Session

** Open to Public

  • 1:30 pm - Welcome back and Announcements (Hodgkinson)

  • 1:35 pm – Video and live presentations from Libertarian Presidential candidates

  • 2:15 pm - Guest speaker: Mark Rutherford – topic: Organizational Governance – the Key to Building Effective Organizations to Meet the Mission

  • 3:15 pm - BREAK

  • 3:30 pm – Featured Guest Speaker   ***Julie Borowski

  • 4:50 pm – Closing remarks – Rob Hodgkinson

  • 5:00 pm  -  Adjournment


Sunday Morning Executive Committee meeting:
10 AM - Ad Astra Books & Coffee House
141 N Sante Fe Ave
Salina, KS

More details will be posted here in the coming weeks and if you RSVP for the convention (and have added your email address to your profile on the LPKS.org site) you will receive emails with those details.  


April 29, 2016 at 10am - May 01, 2016
KS Wesleyan University - Hauptli Student activty center
Salina, KS 67401
United States
Google map and directions
Rob Hodgkinson - State Chair · · 913-980-9269
Rhett Smith Danielle Frazier John Whitesel J. Houston Bales Laura Churchill Steven Rosile Mark Rutherford Shawna Sterling Kerry Burt Rhett Smith Jacob Allen Steve Hohe Stacie Swanson-Crass Kelly Patton Bruce Liddel Kathy Schmitz Shona Banda Darryl Klaassen Jonathan Bame Chris Clemmons Danielle Chinn Gardner Drew Findlay Trevor Geist Jeff Caldwell Norm Olsen Caleb Christopher David Graham Mike Trow Robert Garrard Jon Conard James Lowe Julie Eva Sara Joy Standridge Joshua Jones Kerry Scott Burt Garrett Mentzer Anthony Orwick Michelle Snyder Frank Saunders Cheryl Holt Kerr-Hodgkinson Margi Clark Sven Helgrim Laura Nicolae Joe Rieley Jason Rhone David M ElComandante Lowndes Matthew Standridge Halli Wigger

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