For immediate release
June 8, 2015
Pennsylvania Libertarians Elect New Leadership
New team will take the party into the 2016 presidential election cycle; calls for ballot access reform
Members of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPA) elected new leadership at their 2015 Annual Convention in Bridgeport, PA, on Saturday. The new team will continue to advance the LPPA’s mission of smaller government and lower taxes as the Commonwealth, and the nation, prepare for the 2016 election cycle.
Shawn Felty (Schuylkill County) will serve as Chair of the LPPA. Bill Sloane (Cumberland County) will serve as the Western Vice Chair. Ed Reagan (Northampton County) will serve as the Eastern Vice Chair. Karla Felty (Schuylkill County) will serve as Secretary. Richard Schwarz (Philadelphia County) will serve as Treasurer.
New LPPA Chair Shawn Felty issued the following statement:
“It’s a great time for liberty in the Commonwealth. We hear it every time we talk to our fellow citizens. Pennsylvanians are tired of a bloated state government that talks not about how to reduce its size and scope but, rather, how much to increase our taxes. Pennsylvanians are tired of bloated local governments that ignore the will of the voters and squander our resources.
All citizens of the Commonwealth deserve an efficient, effective, and streamlined government. Only Libertarian candidates will deliver on that promise. The old parties will deliver only a continuous increase in the size, scope, and cost of government.
We call upon the state legislature to immediately pass the Voters’ Choice Act, which will reduce the outrageous ballot access requirements that make it difficult for third party candidates to appear on the state-wide ballot each Election Day. Pennsylvanians deserve