Pinellas Libertarian Party of Florida Project Goals Completed in 2010


Since 2004 Pinellas Libertarian Voter Registration INCREASED by 400+

Dear Pinellas Libertarian,

We are now an archive site.

The LPPC project goals were completed in February, 2010 and a historical website archive was created.  With nearly 70% of the State Party public offices held by Libertarians in Florida, we had surpassed the initial goals.

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2010- Documentation Year: Pinellas Libertarian Party of Florida Most Active

  • DSC09491County Commission Youth Advisor Board Member Kira speaks on lowering park fees with Libertarian ideas. We can help you get in office…and make a difference! Check out activist photos.
  • How does the Libertarian Party of Florida and the LIO assess affiliate success? The Pinellas project has led the way using the LPF-LIO-USLP CAR standards. Continue reading

2009:Political Surge Year

(Left) Pinellas Libertarian meeting St. Petersburg FL Mayor, Bill Foster (right)
(originally published November 8, 2009) We started the year with 9 Libertarians in local appointive public office (UPDATE 11/2009: We have 12 in 22 offices), a high for a county affiliate of our size for the entire US LP, plus helped substantively in neighboring Pasco Continue reading

2008: Activism Year

cropped-dsc06271.jpg(Left: LPPC Chair, movement co-founder MG, left, and Pinellas delegates get full attention as they meet with Congressman Barr, Dr. Phillies, and other potential LP national candidates. Originally published December 27, 2008) This year our major focus: building through activism. We:
  • Now have 9 Libs in Public office, including assistance in helping neighboring Pasco get Florida’s first recent Libertarian mayor Continue reading

2007:Education and Outreach Year

Lib Bookshelf (originally published November 2, 2007) Member and Supporter Projects included:

2006: Legislative Year

VIA Tampa Bay(originally published Dec 2, 2006) This year we worked on successful legislative and community coalitions, helping bring better ballot fairness and transparency Continue reading

2005: Interpersonal year

ercp_at_bcc_14(LPPC Chair MG tells on TV about Ballot Fairness activities to County Board . Originally published Dec 23, 2005) Pinellas Libs started their program with a bang. This year supporters: Continue reading


dsc00398(originally published August 28, 2004) Led by movement co-founder Michael Gilson-De Lemos (”MG”), the LPPC is formed and adopted a strategic plan and goals as a test site for the new LIO process. These will be led by the LIO Libertarian Club which develops the Tampa Region: LPPC will handle governmental presence. Goals include over 15 years (based on a study of LP best practices): Continue reading


(originally published Aug 16, 2004, updated 1/2009) To get involved call 727-344-1038 today, or simply do the below and let us know about your success!–R. Swanson, co-founder of Pinellas movement.

The LPPC has adopted the same plan as the Libertarian Club of Tampa Bay for Pinellas to organize a Libertarian team in every precinct and get 30 people in public office as a first milestone; at present (2009) we have 11 in 19 positions and growing: Continue reading

RSVP for Pinellas Libertarian Meetings

DSC09313_cropped_liteLeft: Recent social with guest speaker from Election Reform Coalition followed our quarterly review…LPPC ANNUAL MEETING DECEMBER 21st…Speaker, annual review, elections, get involved! Pinellas Libertarian Meeting info is now at:  Continue reading


DSC09323Join the LPPC and Club push to increase outreach and volunteers!

We’re pushing to get you with a bumper sticker or free windshield card …get out literature in every precinct… and put the volunteers in local appointive and elective office, or activist groups. Come to Club meeting for free Cards (above) and Handout starter pack to give to friends (or LPPC Continue reading


Pinellas Libertarians  met with new St Pete mayor  Bill Foster,  as part of effort meeting with many officials, candidates, and staff to let them be aware of Lib sites such as CATO and RPPI and issues of interest to Pinellas Libertarians. Our agenda: tax review, community policing,  opportunities on advisory boards where Libs can help such as Sister City boards.

Advocates_QUIZ_1We also handed out quizzes, and will continue until we get one to every official. Besides the new Mayor of St Pete, we met with Quiz-Libertarian friendly Kathleen Ford who worked in past with Libertarians  on common issues. LPPC members and worked on campaigns of both those elected and not such as Lib-friendly St. Pete Council 8 hopeful  Len Schmiege  (about 30% of the vote) on his first try who has worked with Libs on voter integrity and petition issues.   Libertarians also met with  State Rep Kriseman and also continue to alert leaders on issues of e.g. protecting the homeless. This is part of our push with the Libertarian Club to help get public officials in all parties aware of Libertarian voluntary approaches and resource links such as RPPI, ISIL and Heartland; we invite them to take the QUIZ and discover our work locally, and learn from them what they believe upcoming problems and opportunities might be.


(Article Updated in November)

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Pinellas Libertarian Party of Florida Activism

Use our new links to jump-start your activism at right! Just work your way down. In Florida, Pinellas County Libertarian Party of Florida affiliate has the largest number Continue reading


How Libertarians Have Helped Pinellas and Florida…
Libertarians in Pinellas and Florida have played key roles in fighting restrictions on your individual rights… Continue reading

Hello world!

R. Swanson is in his 80's and working for rights. Are you?

R. Swanson is in his 80's and working for rights. Are you?

Our New Site up August 2009! Here’s an intro on what we do and Pinellas Libertarian history.

I’m Ralph Swanson. I co-founded the LPF and many LP state parties in 1970 with MG (Michael Gilson De Lemos, a movement co-founder and developer of many of our approaches) and also the Pinellas group, and for many years have also worked to co-ordinate international Libertarian activity via the LIO or Libertarian International Organization, and the ISIL.  I serve in local public office as a Libertarian, have handed out thousands of flyers, and am active in several coalitions. I’ve fought for racial justice, no income taxes, Sunshine Laws, De-regulation, and more. I invite you to do the same and build teams in your local precinct, which is what we need right now. Continue reading

Promote the Pinellas Libertarians Website!

(Archived in year 2003; originally published in 2009) One of the easiest ways to help your local Libertarians is to promote the Pinellas Libertarian’s website via free bumper stickers and/or signs. Continue reading

Praise for LPPC

Praise for LPPC and members…

“My friend MG and the LPPC are systematically doing what all Libertarians interested in realistic change can and should do…”–Milton Friedman, honorary member

“We’re pleased to work with the LPPC on common issues, and they’ve been courteous, informed and professional…we Democrats might learn a thing or two from their attention to getting people in public office and attention to issues.”–Ed Helm, former Chair, Pinellas Democrats

“Libertarians are here at work in disaster relief and it’s good to see them out in the community…”–Rick Baker, Mayor, St Petersburg

“We want them back on our board…they care…”–letter and comments from advisory board member

“While small, the LPPC is getting things done and making friends for Libertarianism…”–WTAN

“…leading the charge on state election reform…”–FOX NEWS

The Pinellas Libertarians are working to “make every vote count”–St. Petersburg Post

“Even one Libertarian makes a difference on” a board–St Pete Times

“The Libertarians are getting progress on several issues…”–WMNF


Published December 6, 2008, memo. We ‘ve placed it here to be in the background.

NOTE: We were distressed by many LPPC people leaving Pinellas, either for health or the economic reasons.  But we’re really  unhappy with infiltration of much of the LP by anti-Libertarian ‘reformers’ or ‘radicals’ or people from other parties or groups.  Continue reading