Thursday, January 10, 2008

LPAC Chair Resigns

Jennifer Jeffrey has resigned as the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Allen County.

Her letter to the party follows.

Dear Friends and Members:

Thomas Jefferson once said, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed
from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its
natural manure." I truly feel all leaders should evaluate their roles
from time to time and put party needs above personal goals.

Because of this belief, I find myself standing at such a crossroad
where I have decided the party is in need of leadership which will be
able to focus on the needs of the upcoming elections, growing the
party, and planning for the future.

I have found a greater need of my own which is to focus on my family
and issues which need greater attention than my role as Chair of the

It has been a tremendous and historic run for me and the people who
believed in the change the Libertarian Party of Allen County offered
this year. I am truly grateful for the support, respect and enthusiasm
for myself and the ideas we represented. The year and years to come
will, no doubt, be full of more historic moments and great leaders.
My resignation will take effect immediately and the current
Vice-Chair, Jonathan Bartels, will take over as the Chair until the
April 2008 convention.


The membership will vote to approve me as the Chair or to select another replacement at the next LPAC Meeting. That Meeting is on January 21st at 6:30 at the main branch of the Allen County Public Library in meeting room B. All LP Members are strongly encouraged to attend.

For further information please contact the Vice Chair, Jon Bartels at: or 513.304.0164


Phil Marx said...


I think it was your professional leadership of the party which helped to convince the editors of the Journal Gazette that they were wong to exclude ACLP from their election coverage. The modern ACLP may have been born in 2004, but it finally began to walk in 2007. Things can only get better from here.

Congatulations, you served your party and the citizens of Fort Wayne well. Good luck with your family and other endeavors.

Dan said...

Your departing Chair has done a fantastic job, and I echo Phil's remarks. Jennifer has done a great job in dealing with the media and getting the LPAC message in front of those that otherwise may not have been aware of who the LPAC is, or what they stand for.

I also think Jonathon Bartels would make a great chair,

Tim Zank said...

Good Luck Jennifer in your future endeavors.

Jonathan Bartels said...

Thanks for the support Dan, but I'd be a horrible Chair..... leg is longer than the other.

Anonymous said...

I think Jennifer did a great job with the local party.

Hopefully the person who takes over will do as good of a job.

Jennifer Jeffrey said...

Thank you everyone. The outpouring of support has been very very kind.

I'm not disappearing from the political scene, by the way..just switching gears.

Karen Goldner said...

More political involvement is always better than less, and the LPAC has shown itself to be a growing presence in Allen County under Jennifer's leadership. In the spirit of "loyal opposition," I hope that LPAC continues to provide a voice.

And Jonathan - I'm thinking you'd be a better chair than a comedian (ha ha).

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