Jan 192015


Date:  Saturday,  February 21, 2015


11:30am   Registration

Noon        Lunch

1pm          Business Session and Program (including officer elections)

Welcome guests.

Officer elections

Endorsements:   Johnny Lee will be speaking

Exercise to determine priorities.  This will be a fun and interactive event where we say what our priorities are.

4pm          Meeting Adjourns


Location:  Fish Market

1007 Blossom Hill Road

San  Jose, CA


Thanks to Scott for arranging the following with restaurant:


  1. You can order anything on the menu


  1. We will all get separate checks


c.   There will be a suggested 18% service charge – please add that number to the amount on the check unless you were extremely dissatisfied with the service.


Sample menu:  http://www.thefishmarket.com/menus/downloadable menus/sj_lunch.pdf


As you can see, 95% of the menu is seafood.

However, if you are good at playing Where’s Waldo, you should be able to find the hamburger, chicken, and steak listings.


Although you can attend the meeting without buying lunch, please understand that

the Fish Market provides this room free of charge in return for us purchasing their food.


Please eat lunch with us, so that we leave a good impression with the restaurant.


I hope to see you at the Fish Market on February 21!


-          Ed Wimmers

Chair, Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County


Oct 232014

At the October 9, 2014 Business Meeting the Libertarian Party endorsed the following candidates:

Gary Kremen – Santa Clara Valley Water Board District

Mark Hinkle – Gavilan College Trustee

Michael Helms and Christine Koltermann – Santa Clara School Board

At the October 9, 2014 Business Meeting the Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County recommended the following candidates.  A recommendation is NOT as strong as endorsement.  A recommendation means that we prefer these candidates to their opponents.

Karen Hardy, Kevin Park – Santa Clara City Council (recommendation only)

Deborah Bress – Mayor of Santa Clara (recommendation only).



Sep 092014

The Quarterly Business Meeting of the Santa Clara Libertarian Party will be Thursday,  October 9, 2014 at 7:00pm.

Location: Round Table Pizza

4400 Stevens Creek Blvd

San Jose, CA  95129

This will be an important pre-election meeting.  We will be considering several candidates and measures to endorse.  You won’t want to miss this meeting!




Jun 232014

The Quarterly Business Meeting of the Santa Clara Libertarian Party will be Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7:00pm.

Location: Round Table Pizza

4400 Stevens Creek Blvd

San Jose, CA  95129


7:00pm – 7:30pm  Eat Pizza (Let them know you  are with the Libertarian Party when you buy your food).

7:30pm-9:00pm Business Portion

Old Business

Officer Reports

Candidate Recruitment

Festival Booths



May 272014


Dr Richard Fox (running for Congress in Anna Eshoo’s district) gave a brief statement about this candidacy.

You can visit his website at:   http://www.drfox4congress.com/


Elizabeth mentioned that Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility rated the candidates for Mayor of San Jose.

Here is a link to the questions they asked each candidate:


Here is a link to their ratings of the candidates:



Our next business meeting will be on Thursday, July 24, 2014.




Apr 082014

The Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County will hold a business meeting on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Round Table Pizza starting at 7pm:

Round Table Pizza

4400 Stevens Creek Blvd

San Jose, CA 95129.


7:00pm- Welcome and Eat Pizza

7:30pm – Business Meeting.  Topics likely include:

Officer reports

Candidate Endorsements

Missing Officer Elections

9:00pm – Adjourn.



Apr 082014

The Libertarian Party of San Francisco is hosting a Prop 13 Tax Symposium on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm in the Richmond Library.  Brian Holtz (of our own Santa Clara County Libertarian Party) will be one of the speakers.  Also, other parties (such as the Greens) have been invited to participate.

See the attached pdf for more details:     April 13, 2014 Tax  Symposium in SF

Apr 082014

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, local Santa Clara County members (Mark Hinkle, Al Newman, John Webster, and Ed Wimmers) staff a libertarian booth set up by Lawrence Samuels from Monterey.  There were also Libertarians from around the Bay Area (including some LP members from as far away as San Francisco).

It was fun to meet the JSA (Junior Statesmen of America) members.  We had the Nolan chart set up and many people stopped by to take the quiz.  Not surprisingly, the group fell mostly in the Liberal quadrant.

However, digging underneath these numbers, there is an opportunity for Libertarians longer term.  Several people put Maybe for most of the economic questions saying something like “I really don’t know much about these questions”.  Furthermore, I talked to several people who didn’t really think much about US political issues (they more more focused on JSA internal events) and they said they found that the Libertarian information made sense.  Also, I talked to one of the few people in the Authoritarian quadrant and she said her favorite issue was welfare – she said people stayed on it too long and would like to see a better system so that it was a short term program and the money saved could be better spent.

Thanks to all the Libertarians who participated and a special thanks to Lawrence Samuels for organizing the event.