Helen GilsonDeputy Vice Chair
There are currently fout (4) operational divisions of the LPO Executive Committee, which has the power to add divisions where they make sense. The Directors and Deputy Directors coordinate the day to day operations of their respective divisions and work synergistically with other directors to advance common objectives. While often members of the Executive and Central Committee, Directors don’t have to and in fact, don’t even need to be recognized members of the party. One or more Deputy Directors are encouraged for all the divisions. Directors and Deputies are non-voting members of the Executive Committee. While they are expected to attend Executive Committee meetings, such attendance can be virtual.
Directors are tasked to delegate, to our committed volunteers, the tasks and roles of the division and Party based on a well communicated and understood appreciation for the amount of time and resources any volunteer has to offer the cause. The more resources we have at every level makes us a stronger organization.
The Political Division is focused on recruiting statewide candidates and acting as a legislative watchdog. Ultimately, the Political Division supports local candidates as best as they can where no county party or organization exists. They will also support the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominees. Lobbying, writing and reviewing legislation and issues. Fighting for fair elections and ballot access are a major focus and priority considering the current political corruption in Ohio.
Tricia SprankleDeputy Director, Legislative Affairs
VacantDeputy Director, Candidates and Campaigns
The Communications Division ties the organization together by coordinating all LPO communications including content management for the website, social media, press releases, promoting events, LPO statewide email announcements, routine inquiries and media contacts.
James MahaneySocial Media Administrator
The Finance Division is focused on generating the LPO’s financial resources through donations, gifts and monthly pledges from members and contributors. They are also responsible for fundraising events and promotions and available to advise LPO county affiliates and LPO candidates on finance issues.
Information Technology (IT) Division
The IT Division is focused on the LPO’s technological infrastructure, maintenance of the party’s website, security of its data, and support for all online communications functions.