The Party of Principle - Champions of Freedom
We hold events on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.
Join us each month at Crawford's Corner Pub
610 W Chestnut, Bloomington, IL
- Libertarians, as the name implies, value liberty.
- The core idea is that every person owns his or her life.
- Libertarians believe that you are free to do as you choose, as long as you don't harm others.
- Libertarians apply a common-sense approach to problem solving that respects and protects you and your family.
- Reducing Taxes dramatically would allow you to support the people and causes you value, rather than having politicians decide how to spend your money.
- Personalized solutions for education, healthcare and retirement planning can more efficiently replace one-size-doesn't-fit-all big government.
- Nurturing American innovation would grow prosperity and spark real breakthroughs in areas such as new energy sources and clean environment solutions. Government bureaucracy and political meddling have the opposite effect.
- Bringing our troops home to protect America would bring us more security than an endless cycle of war and occupation.
About the McLean County Libertarian Party:
The McLean County Libertarian Party is a chapter of the Libertarian Party of Illinois. We provide a local political home for those who value honesty and fairness, and respect for the Constitution of the United States and the principals of freedom.
Lupe Diaz, the founder of the McLean County Libertarian Party organized the first meeting on March 22, 2009. We elected our first officers, which served until January 2011. They were: Lupe Diaz: Chair; Stephen Moist: Vice Chair; Kyle Kidwell: Young Libertarian Chair; Jeff Ready: Treasurer; Lex Green: Secretary. We also appointed Karen Green as our Webmaster.
The current board was elected to serve until January 2020. We elected : Steve Suess: Chair; Richard Bennett: Vice Chair; Lex Green: Treasurer; Henry Wissmiller: Secretary.
Our former chair and chair emeritus, Lupe Diaz is also a former Chair of the state Libertarian Party of Illinois. Member Matt Ervin is also a former Chair of the LP Illinois. Lex Green ran for Governor of Illinois in 2010 and Mayor of Bloomington in 2013 and is also a former state chair. Former member Bennett Morris is now the current Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Illinois.
Our first elected Libertarian in McLean County Charles Silas, who served on the Normal Library Board of Trustees.
If you share in these values and want a voice in government, come and meet with us. Together we can instill those values into our political systems and establish a fairer government.
McLean County LP makes a home for the Politically Homeless. Please join us on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM. We are open to the public; welcome all political newcomers; Republicans, and Democrats in recovery are also welcome. Please feel free to email our Chair at [email protected] if you have any questions.
The members of McLean County Libertarian Party look forward to meeting you!