February 24, 2014 – The NH Liberty Party, formed in September 2012, held its second annual convention during the New Hampshire Liberty Forum in Nashua, NH. Party members voted to make 3 bylaws changes, which included allowing the State Committee to nominate candidates outside of the convention; extending the period of time in which party members can renew their membership; and reducing the percentage of members needed for a quorum during the annual convention. All bylaws changes were adopted unanimously.
Members also nominated two candidates for four positions. Ian Freeman was nominated for Keene School Board, the election for that race will be held March 11, Freeman was also nominated for State Senate (District 10) and Governor. He was nominated for both offices, since he has not yet decided which of the two races he will enter. The other candidate nominated at the convention was Darryl W. Perry, who will launch a bid for New Hampshire Secretary of State. That race is unique in that the New Hampshire Secretary of State is elected by the New Hampshire Legislature, not the voters. Perry will begin lobbying members of the legislature this Summer in the race that is decided during the House Organizational meeting. William Gardner was first elected in 1976, and has been reelected without opposition every two years since at least 1997, with the House Speaker instructing th Clerk to cast one ballot for William M. Gardner and declared him elected. Secretary of State Gardner is also opposed to any meaningful changes to the ballot access laws.
Finally, party members elected a new State Committee, with co-founders Ian Freeman and Darryl W. Perry being re-elected, and Jason Denonville being elected to replace co-founder Conan Salada. The new State Committee would like to thank Salada for his work in helping form the party, and his almost year and a half of service on the State Committee.
Ian, Darryl & Jason
NH Liberty Party Co-Chairs
The New Hampshire Liberty Party was formed to promote independence from the federal government and for the individual. NHLP candidates will promote the idea of NH seceding from the federal government and also support individual liberty.